A Free Maritime Fest Is Taking Over Steveston With Tall Ships and Food Trucks

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Attend a fun nautical experience this summer and see the Steveston waterfront turn into a massive shipyard.

The Richmond Maritime Festival Re-Imagined is coming back to the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site this month. It will be a 2-day event which brings back to life the rich and nautical history of the shipyards.

There will be live music, boat builders, wood carvers and so much more. Best part yet, the 190m dock will be full of wooden boats and ships for visitors to see up close and personal.

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What To Expect

The 18th annual Richmond Maritime Festival will take place on Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. However, there is also an interactive map for those who prefer to participate virtually.

The entire site will be 8 acres of pure entertainment. In addition to the boats there will be food trucks and artists to really add to the festivities.


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Entertainment / Performers Include:

  • The Cannery Mermaids
  • Cartoon Katie
  • Glen Anderson
  • Imagniac
  • Ming Yeung
  • The Seabillys
  • The Wild Moccasin Dancers
  • and many more.

Food Vendors Include:

  • Salty’s Lobster Shack
  • Aloha Poke
  • Fusion Icy
  • Mama’s Fish & Chips
  • Tokyo Katsu-Sand
  • Shameless Buns (Saturday only).

Map To The Event

Richmond Maritime Festival map

Photo: Richmond Maritime Festival

Throughout the festival hours, the entire Historic Site will be open to the public and visitors will be able to discover surprises around every corner.

For those that wish to visit the Seine Net Loft, the boat docks and the Britannia Shipyard building it is encouraged to book time slots.


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Richmond Maritime Festival Re-Imagined

Location: Britannia Shipyards - 5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond

Admission: FREE

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Date: Saturday August 21st, 2021 - Sunday August 22nd, 2021

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