June 18 - The Steveston Salmon Festival is proud to announce that we have re-named the parade "Grand Award for Best Community Group" to "Ted Lorenz Award - Best Community Group" in honour of our late friend, mentor, and for over 60 years a dedicated festival volunteer. Watch for his banner in the parade this year!
NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSURES
2014 FESTIVAL PROGRAM
2014 FESTIVAL GROUNDS MAP
2014 PARADE ROUTE MAP
The parade starts at Garry Point Park, 7th Avenue and Chatham Street, turns south on Third Avenue, then east on Moncton Street and ends at Railway Avenue.
2014 PARKING GUIDE AND SHUTTLE SERVICE
Parking in Steveston is limited and some road closures will be in place on Canada Day morning due to the Steveston Salmon Festival parade. Festival goers are encouraged to take transit, cycle or walk to avoid traffic and parking congestion. A special free shuttle service will be available on Canada Day from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The shuttle will leave from the City Operations Yard at 5599 Lynas Lane and drop off and pick up passengers at Railway and Moncton and at Britannia Shipyards. Parking is free at the Operations Yard. Visit the Ships to Shore website for the schedule.
Pay Parking will be available on the north field of Steveston park beginning at 7:00am, $5, all proceeds in support of the Steveston Judo Club. Access off Garry Street and Fentiman Place. There is also street parking available on many surrounding streets.
After the parade ends at noon, all the public parking lots on Chatham Street, Gulf of Georgia Cannery, and Garry Point Park will become available.
A limited number of handicap parking spaces will be available on the festival grounds, access by driving south on No. 1 Road, turn left on Chatham, parking attendants will assist with where to park. Government issued handicap parking pass required.
The people of Steveston have come together every year since 1945 to celebrate Canada’s birthday and the rich heritage of our community. Thanks to the tireless efforts of hundreds of volunteers and the generous support of our sponsors, the Steveston Community Society organizes one of the largest non-profit Canada Day celebrations across the country! On average, over 70,000 people from across Richmond, Metro Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest spend Canada Day with us!
The day begins at 10am with a parade through historic Steveston village, which features over 100 entries including floats, marching bands, celebrities, politicians, community groups, vintage vehicles & much more. Then, the Festival is officially kicked off at our Opening Ceremonies on the Main Stage at noon with dignitaries, speeches, & the singing of O Canada. After the official opening, the stage bursts with great entertainment all afternoon. Festival highlights include attractions such as the Japanese Cultural Show, Craft Fair, Trade Show, an awesome Children’s Festival, Martial Arts Demonstrations, Youth Rock Fest, Food Fair plus an Art Show & Exhibit.
The main attraction is our famous salmon barbecue where over 1200 pounds of wild salmon filets are grilled over open fire pits. This popular treat sells out every year! $15 per plate, cash only.
Whatever your age… Whatever your interests… There is something for everyone at the Steveston Salmon Festival!
Proud partner with the City of Richmond - Ships to Shore
2014 Steveston Salmon Festival Schedule of Events.
Main Events (subject to change)
6:30am - 11:30am - Pancake Breakfast (hosted by 12th Richmond Scouts, located in the "Food Fair" in the parking lot at the Steveston Community Centre $8 per plate cash only)
8:30am - Citizenship Ceremony - Main Stage
9:30am - Kid's Bicycle Parade
10:00am - noon - Canada Day Parade
Noon - Opening Ceremony
10:00am - 5:00pm - various locations - Japanese Cultural Displays, Martial Arts Demos, Art Show, Children's Festival, Craft Fair, Trade Show, Food Fair, Community Information Tables, NASCAR Showcar Tour, Salmon Festival Car Show
11:00am until sold out - Salmon Barbecue $15 per plate cash only
12:00pm - 5:00pm - Horticulture Show, Youth Rock Fest
Main Stage Events
8:30am - Citizenship Ceremony
Noon - Salmon Festival Opening Ceremony and O CANADA!
1:00pm - The Arrogant Worms
2:25pm - Maria Encarnacion - RichCity Idol 2014 Winner!
2:50pm - Elsa Wu Dance Group
3:00pm - Steveston Seniors Drum Group
3:35pm - Richmond Youth Honour Choir
4:05pm - Sunberry Fitness
4:20pm - La Riva Dance Studio