On Vancouver's North Shore we love to celebrate! Summer is full of free, family friendly festival fun. In the fall we also have the new Artists for Conservation Festival, as well as the Lower Lonsdale Fall and Christmas Festivals.
These are a few of the annual festivals that are hosted on the North Shore each year.
caribbean Days Festival - July 27 & 28, 2013
Each July the Caribbean Days Festival is takes place at Waterfront Park, in North Vancouver. This festival is one of the largest cultural events in British Columbia. The weekend festival is full of tropical rhythm, cuisine, carnival and culture. The weekend kicks off with a colourful parade, followed by dining, dancing and entertainment. This event is put on by the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC.
party at the pier - July 14, 2013
The Party at the Pier festival offers free family-friendly entertainment and activities all weekend. The annual festival hosts many marine themed activities and displays, along with entertainment. The entertainment lineup offers something for all musical tastes and ages. This is a must on your summer calendar.
harmony arts Festival - August 2-11, 2013
The North Shore’s premiere summer event – visit the various seaside venues and experience the sights, sounds and sensations of this award-winning 10-day festival.
The ten-day Harmony Arts Festival is a held along West Vancouver’s stunning waterfront with creative visual and performing arts talent. Celebrating its 23rd season, the Harmony Arts Festival continues to bring a variety of outdoor concerts, a unique Art Market, a Wine Garden, ArtSpeaks and more.
coho festival - September 8, 2013
The Coho Festival takes place at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver. The festival honours Coho Salmon returning to the rivers and streams of the North Shore. You can participate in the 14-kilometre Coho run, and enjoy live music, lots of kids' activities and the famous salmon BBQ. Coho Walk in the Capilano River Regional Park, 10-2pm.
Artists for Conservation Festival - September 27 to October 6, 2013
The Artists for Conservation Festival (AFC) is held on the top of Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver. Enjoy a conservation-themed exhibit of art, art workshops for adults and children, live artist demonstrations, First Nations performances and more. The festival is complimentary with your to Grouse Mountain admission.