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.

Craft Beer Festival HB

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.

Lynn Valley Day Parade

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.

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02nov(nov 2)10:00 am13jan(jan 13)5:00 pmLooking at Persepolis: The Camera in Iran, 1850 – 1930 Exhibition

11novAll Day01janHoliday Events at Park Royal

13novAll Day23decWinter Gift Gallery

16novAll Day16decGreat Gifts - Handmade Gifts and Art

17nov(nov 17)10:00 am10mar(mar 10)5:00 pmKevin Schmidt: Reckless

22nov(nov 22)4:00 pm27jan(jan 27)9:00 pmCanyon Lights

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30nov(nov 30)5:00 pm31dec(dec 31)9:00 pmHi-Light Festival

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15decAll DayDundarave Festival of Lights

15decAll Day16Christmas in Lower Lonsdale

15decAll Day28Breakfast with Santa - Grouse Mountain

15dec(dec 15)10:00 am16(dec 16)5:00 pmShipyards Christmas Market

15dec1:00 pm2:30 pmHoliday Wreath Making Workshop

15dec3:30 pm4:30 pmHoliday Food and Wine Pairing Seminar

15dec5:00 pm15jan9:00 pmHi-Light Festival

15dec7:30 pm9:00 pmCarol Ships Shoreside Celebration

16decAll Day17Christmas in Lower Lonsdale

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16dec(dec 16)10:00 am17(dec 17)5:00 pmShipyards Christmas Market

16dec11:00 am1:00 pmKids Hot Chocolate & Fun Bun Decorating Workshop

16dec5:00 pm16jan9:00 pmHi-Light Festival

17decAll Day23Holiday Music at the Market

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17dec(dec 17)10:00 am18(dec 18)5:00 pmShipyards Christmas Market

17dec5:00 pm17jan9:00 pmHi-Light Festival

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18dec(dec 18)10:00 am19(dec 19)5:00 pmShipyards Christmas Market

18dec5:00 pm18jan9:00 pmHi-Light Festival

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19dec(dec 19)10:00 am20(dec 20)5:00 pmShipyards Christmas Market

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20dec(dec 20)10:00 am21(dec 21)5:00 pmShipyards Christmas Market

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21dec(dec 21)10:00 am22(dec 22)5:00 pmShipyards Christmas Market

21dec5:00 pm21jan9:00 pmHi-Light Festival

22decAll DayDundarave Festival of Lights

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22decAll Day23Christmas in Lower Lonsdale

22dec(dec 22)10:00 am23(dec 23)2:00 pmSpot Santa

22dec(dec 22)10:00 am23(dec 23)5:00 pmShipyards Christmas Market

22dec5:00 pm22jan9:00 pmHi-Light Festival

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23dec(dec 23)10:00 am24(dec 24)5:00 pmShipyards Christmas Market

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24dec(dec 24)10:00 am25(dec 25)5:00 pmShipyards Christmas Market

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