“Canada’s biggest little birthday party” – is looking forward to celebrating our country’s 146th birthday with a great community get together from sunrise to sunset!
The Steveston Salmon Festival is organized by volunteers to honour Canada Day, and the diverse culture of our community. This year the Festival will include all your favourite attractions including the pancake breakfast, Canada Day parade and our famous salmon bake, which last year served over 2,300 plates of fresh wild sockeye salmon expertly cooked over open alder wood fire pits. It is a fun filled day of live entertainment, complete with dance and musical acts, trade and craft shows, and many activities for children.
Other features include the Japanese cultural show, food fair, children’s festival, youth rock fest featuring local bands, and an inflatable carnival suitable for all ages.
The day begins at 6:30 a.m. with a pancake breakfast. The Children’s Bike Parade takes off at 9:30 a.m., followed at 10:00am by the big Canada Day Parade which includes marching bands, colourful community floats, decorated vehicles and plenty of pirates!
Immediately after the parade ends, the festival is officially opened with the singing of O Canada followed by a hearty declaration by Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie.
The Salmon Festival is very excited to welcome to the Main Stage award-winning Canadian singer/songwriter Andrew Allen. Also featured is Richmond-based Georgia Rain, Urban Dance and ViVaZ.
Parking in Steveston is limited and some road closures will be in place on July 1st morning due to the Salmon Festival parade. Festival goers are encouraged to take transit, cycle or walk to avoid traffic and parking congestion. Shuttle service will be available from the City of Richmond Works Yard, 5599 Lynas Lane, and the old Steveston High School site on No. 2 Road just north of Steveston Highway.
For complete details including a schedule of events, parade map, road closure notice and parking information, please visit the Steveston Salmon Festival website at www.stevestonsalmonfest.ca.