On Vancouver’s North Shore we love to celebrate! Summer is full of free, family friendly festival fun with new, exciting events being added every year!
Each July the Caribbean Days Festival is takes place at Waterfront Park, in North Vancouver. This weekend festival is full of tropical rhythm, cuisine, carnival and culture. The festival kicks off with a colourful parade, followed by dining, dancing and entertainment.
The 10-day Harmony Arts Festival is a held along West Vancouver’s stunning waterfront with creative visual and performing arts talent. This festival features free outdoor concerts, outdoor movies, Art Market, ArtSpeaks, Creative Kids Day & more.
The Coho Festival takes place at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver on the second Sunday of September. This festival honours Coho Salmon returning to the rivers and streams of the North Shore. Enjoy live music, kids’ activities and the famous salmon BBQ.
The annual Polish Cultural Festival at the Shipbuilders’ Square and the Pipe Shop features Polish music, singing and folk dancing and a special program for children and youth with puppet theatre show, arts and games activities, sing along, balloon lady, face-painting and more.
Vendors sell Polish T-shirts and accessories, jewelry, arts and crafts, as well as plenty of delicious traditional Polish food such as sausages, perogis and pastries.
There’s a new FREE festival coming to Lower Lonsdale this summer. The Shipped Waterfront Festival takes place August 11 from 12-10pm at the Shipyards. Come down and experience live music featuring Humans, food trucks, zip line, adventure avenue, family zone, beverage gardens + local artisans!
Fun City Festival is back for a whole weekend of non-stop fun! The City of North Vancouver is hosting a two day community celebration on Saturday, July 21 & Sunday, July 22, 2018 from 10am to 6pm.
Slide the City and its popular 1,000 foot long water slide return as the main attraction. This year, all activities will take place around Victoria Park, including food trucks and music. North Shore Neighbourhood House will offer a bag check as well, along with change rooms and a free shuttle to and from the slide. Parking for the event is limited and biking, walking or transit is encouraged.
Check out some of these popular free and low cost attractions.
Maplewood Farm in North Vancouver is a must-see attraction for kids of all ages. Maplewood is the last remaining farm on the North Shore, with over 200 animals and birds.
The Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge offers a rustic and jiggling adventure. This community treasure is a public park, open year-round.