The days are starting to get longer and we’ve pulled out the sunscreen and the flip-flops. We’re picnicking in the park, paddling on the waterways and you can hear the happy sounds of children exploring. Not only does June bring the official start of summer it is also the start of festival season!
Horseshoe Bay Craft Beer Festival
On June 11 head out to Horseshoe Bay for the 3rd annual Horseshoe Bay Craft Beer Festival. The popularity of craft beer around the province in undeniable and this year’s festival will be serving up tastes from 15 of BC’s best craft breweries. Enjoy live music from the Adam Woodall Band on the main stage while ‘Sippin’ on the Dock of the Bay’ with spectacular Howe Sound and the Coastal Mountains as your backdrop.
Beer by the Pier
What could be better than a beer festival? How about a beer festival with classic barbecue set in a unique, historic warehouse on North Vancouver’s Waterfront? Enter the 2nd annual Beer by the Pier on June 18. Enjoy an evening of local beer tasting, live music from the Adam Woodall Band (just in case you missed them at the Horseshoe Bay Craft Beer Festival) and mouth-watering BBQ dinner from Smoke & Bones.
Philippine Day Festival
Share fun, food and fellowship the Filipino way at the Philippine Day Festival, June 11 & 12, at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver. Celebrate the 118th anniversary of Philippine Independence with a weekend of tasty food, live music, cultural and modern dances and fun for the whole family.
Lynn Valley Days
A North Vancouver family favourite, Lynn Valley Days has a rich history that dates back to 1912 when it coincided with the opening of the Lynn Canyon Park and Suspension Bridge. Stake out your spot along the parade route and then head to Lynn Valley Park for a day of games, inflatables, food booths, live entertainment and the Maypole dance. Originally a one-day affair, the festivities (and the carnival rides) have been extended to Sunday morning with a Father’s Day Breakfast. Lynn Valley Days is June 18 and 19.
North Shore Folkfest
On June 18 and 19, celebrate multiculturalism through the power of song, dance and performance at the 42nd Annual North Shore Folkfest. Over 2 nights this inspiring festival showcases performances that reflect the diversity of culture found on the North Shore. Come early to visit the exhibits to learn about the many fascinating cultures being celebrated and get a taste of cuisines from around the world. The doors, for this free event, open at 6pm for exhibit viewing and food tasting and the show starts at 7pm.
Shipyards Night Market
Although not technically a festival, the atmosphere at the Shipyards Night Market definitely feels like a festival … just one that happens every Friday night during the summer. Shipbuilders Square comes to life at 5pm every Friday with great food, shopping, live music and entertainment. Dance the night away to performers from across the province and quench your thirst at the Beer Garden where you can enjoy a glass of local craft beer, cider or Betty’s Vodka Iced Tea. The main attraction though is the food trucks! At least 35 foods trucks pull in each night to tempt your taste buds with unique and delicious locally made food.
For a complete this of events check out our events calendar.