One of Metro Vancouver’s biggest summer festivals will make its second annual run this Saturday, September 3 at Minoru Park in Richmond.
The Richmond World Festival, a day-long free event, intends to stay true to its theme and celebrate its very namesake theme by celebrating Richmond’s multicultural diversity through music, food, art, and sport. Over 25,000 people are estimated to attend the event from 11 am to 10 pm.
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There will be 10 stages, including the Global Village and Bamboo Theatre stages featuring multicultural performances such as Cantonese opera, culinary and sports demonstration stages, a kids stage, and a main stage featuring musical acts with headliners Delhi 2 Dublin at 7:30 pm and Walk Off The Earth at 8:45 pm. Altogether, there will be more than 60 dance and music performances throughout the entire day of programming.
An artisan market featuring nearly two dozen local vendors will showcase diverse handmade goods, and a food festival with over 40 food trucks promises to be one of the region’s largest convocations of food trucks. Attendees at the festival will be able to taste tacos, dumplings, curries, BBQ meat, perogies, noodles, fish and chips, and poutine at one location.
There will also be indoor activities at the library and cultural centre buildings on the site.
Last year’s inaugural event tied with New Year’s Eve Vancouver to win the “Most Outstanding Event Over $200,000” award at the Canadian Special Events Awards Gala held in Toronto.
Minoru Park is located about a 10 minute walk from the Canada Line’s Richmond-Brighouse Station.
When: 11 am to 10 pm on Saturday, September 3
Where: Minoru Park (7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond)
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