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.

october, 2019

18sepAll Day02decNatasha Van Netten: Superpod

20sepAll Day03novExhibition: without a word

11octAll Day31Haunt of Edgemont

11octAll Day16novPushing Boundaries 2019

17oct7:00 pm9:00 pmBoldly Went: Live Adventure Storytelling Show and Podcast Recording

18octAll Day12janExhibition: Wael Shawky: Al Araba Al Madfuna

19oct10:00 am3:00 pmLonsdale Quay Farmers Market

19oct1:30 pm4:00 pmTaste Vancouver North Van Shipyards Tour

20oct10:00 am3:00 pmAmbleside Farmers Market

20oct3:00 pmWest Coast Symphony: Wizards & Apes, Demons & Aliens

26oct(oct 26)8:00 am27(oct 27)8:00 pmRISE Women's Conference

26oct10:00 am3:00 pmLonsdale Quay Farmers Market

26oct10:00 am2:00 pm22nd Annual Fall Fair

26oct11:00 am2:00 pmCoho Commotion

26oct1:00 pm2:30 pmExperiences at Jungle School - Great Ape Ecology

26oct1:30 pm4:00 pmTaste Vancouver North Van Shipyards Tour

26oct7:30 pm

27oct10:00 am3:00 pmAmbleside Farmers Market

27oct12:00 pm4:00 pmHalloween Hiss-travaganza

30oct8:00 pmNorth Shore Classics - VSO - One Night in Vienna

31octAll Day02novPresentation HAUNTED House

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