The 14th annual Richmond Maritime Festival returns to beautiful Steveston on Saturday, August 12th and Sunday, August 13th, 2017.
The festival is free to the public and runs from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on the Saturday and 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on the Sunday.
This year’s festival is shaping up to be the biggest with it being Canada’s 150th birthday.
Rikki the Rat, Lulu the Mermaid, the Shady Isle Pirates and numerous other salty dogs, scallywags and creatures of the deep will be on the loose.
It will also feature a wooden boat festival within the site, visual artists, puppets, storytellers, and more.
An assortment of food trucks will also be on site to go alongside the daily performances.
This year’s music lineup includes:
- Good For Grapes
- Tiller’s Folly
- Halifax Wharf Rats
- Lonesome Town Painters
- Daphne Roubini
- Black Gardenia
Furthermore, the festival will feature First Nations dancers, Chinese choral music and Bhangra.
“The Richmond Maritime Festival has become one of the highlights of the summer in our community,” said Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie.
The Mayor also touched on the family aspect of the festival.
“It’s full of fun for the whole family with surprises around every corner. It is also an engaging celebration of the fishing and other maritime industries that helped build Richmond and BC”.
Not to mention, this year there will be an added focus on the wooden boats and how it has impacted BC’s history.
Matthew McNair high school student Atheana Picha is behind this year’s festival poster. This local talent is a welcome addition to the team say festival organizers.
Festivalgoers of all ages will get to go back and time and explore our province’s rich history.
Richmond Maritime Festival 2017
Location: Britannia Shipyards - 5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Saturday); 5:00 p.m. (Sunday)
Date: Saturday August 12th, 2017 - Sunday August 13th, 2017