All hands are on deck organizing an upcoming festival in Steveston that celebrates waterfront culture.
Sailors and land-lovers alike will be coming together this August, as the Richmond Maritime Festival returns to the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site.
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Music, games, exhibits, and performers will be out in abundance, and attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the local lore, history, and culture of the ocean-side area.
More than 10 wooden vessels are available to board during the festival, and would-be sailors will get to walk the decks on some of Canada’s oldest ships.
There’s also a large lineup of performers set to take the stage over the two days, including Good for Grapes, Tiller’s Folly, Halifax Wharf Rats, Eagle Song Dancers, and more.
Where: Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site–5180 Westwater Dr, Richmond
When: Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13
Time: 11 am to 7 pm on Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday