Richmond, BC –The Steveston Salmon Festival, at 74 years strong, is better than ever, with activities extending from Britannia Shipyards to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, and encompassing its traditional home in Steveston Park, for a truly epic Canada Day celebration. The Steveston Salmon Festival is presented by YVR.
“The Steveston Salmon Festival is a beloved Richmond tradition and a great way to celebrate Canada Day,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “This year it will be bigger and better than ever as we fully integrate our other July1 celebrations, including the popular evening fireworks over the Fraser River, under the festival’s banner.”
Headlining the Main Stage, presented by TD Bank, will be Canadian rock radio mainstays, 54-40. Vancouver’s own Bend Sinister and Steveston staples Urban Myth and Line 49 will also hit the stage to help celebrate Canada’s birthday.
The music won’t stop there, Steveston Village will host nine stages with over 50 performances, highlighting some of the best local talent Richmond and the Lower Mainland has to offer.
Returning will be the crowd favourites; the region’s largest Canada Day parade, preceded by a children’s bicycle parade, the longstanding and mouth-watering traditions of the salmon barbecue and chow mein feast, plus the Japanese Cultural Show, Trade Show, Horticultural Show and much more.
Festival goers will have a chance to check out Sammy’s Fun Zone, featuring carnival fun for the whole family and a stage with kid-friendly performances all day. Stop over at the car show for a peek at some of the Lower Mainland’s finest vintage rides, and enjoy a performance by Elvis!
To cap off a day of celebration the Steveston Village, proud Canadians can line the waterfront to enjoy a fantastic fireworks show, presented by Dueck GM.
For the most up to date information visit www.stevestonsalmonfest.ca.
The Steveston Salmon Festival is a produced by the Richmond Agricultural and Industrial Society and the City of Richmond and presented by YVR. Main Stage sponsor is TD Bank, Riverside Stage sponsor is Vanprop Investments, Celebration Stage sponsor is Cowell Auto Group, fireworks sponsor is Dueck GM, Car Show and Sockeye Stage sponsor is Richmond Auto Mall and Spirit of Steveston sponsor is SaveOnFoods. Community sponsors are ONNI, Coast Capital Savings, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Fortic BC and Alpin Martin. Media Partners are CTV, Richmond News, 103.5 QM-FM, 94.5 Virgin Radio, News1130, Kiss Radio, Vancouver Television and 102.7 The Peak.