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Steveston Salmon Festival
July 1, 2014
This Richmond festival features much more than a Salmon Barbecue and Chowder Contest.
There is a Children's Festival, Craft Fair, Flower & Garden Show, Japanese Cultural Show,
Trade Show, Martial Arts Demonstrations, Youth Festival, Midway and Rides, and a Garden Show.
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July 1, 2014
Canada's birthday will be marked by song, dance and fireworks. Celebrations will be held at
several locations in the Lower Mainland, including Granville Island and Canada Place.
Call 604-666-7200 for more information.
Festival of Contemporary Dance
July 3 - 12 2014
Come and watch some of Vancouver's
finest contemporary dancers. the 23rd annual Dancing on the Edge festival (Click here for more info)
Vancouver Folk Festival
July 18-20, 2014
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The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is a
world-renowned event in a spectacular venue, Jericho Beach Park,
on English Bay with mountains and the sea as backdrop. Our Family
Area provides activities for children and their adult companions.
Food vendors and artists and artisans sell their wares. Over
1,200 volunteers join with an expert production and artistic
staff to present over 100 performances during the Festival
weekend. Associated events take place in the days before and
after the Festival weekend. Make sure you book your
Below - a fans story
Come to think of it, I've measured out my life in folk
festivals, and while I've got more folk festival memories than I
can recall, there's one that sticks, that keeps returning to my
mind's eye. Most of it, anyway. Details, I can't be sure. Was it
1993, when Shari Ulrich shared emcee duties with Bill Richardson?
I don't know. You tell me. I like to think it occurred exactly at
sunset, of course, but I may be embellishing. I do know it's been
another blessed day at the folk festival, and here we are
comfortably, shoulder to shoulder again, ensconced on our
blankets, drifting along with the evening concert. We're between
performers. We're yacking it up, chowing down, settling in. The
murmur of our conversation merges with the hum of a big crowd of
There's a cool clear breeze moving onshore. I may have just
this second swallowed the last of the annual cinnamon series of
festival whales' tales.
Then, Shari Ulrich's up there. She's wearing something
flowing, something that ripples in the light wind. I wish I could
remember who backed her up. Was Joe Mock there? A surprise Pied
Pumpkin reprise? Shari launches into Joe's song, "Fear of
Flying." As she enters the first chorus, "Take me out
of this space.." all eyes are drawn suddenly skywards -
Shari looks up, too - there, just clearing the peak of the main
stage, breast stroking in unison low across the blue-dark sky
towards the setting sun, a perfect wedge of Canada geese. Wow.
For a moment everything means a little more than it ever did
before, and the whole thing comes "very close," as the
poet says, "very close to the music of what happens."
Caribbean Days Festival
July 26-27, 2014
The Caribbean Days Festival is the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC's annual feature event at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver,
British Columbia , Canada. It is the largest annual cultural
festival of its kind in the province of BC. Click here for Trinidad and Tobago society events)
The festival starts off with a parade at 10 A.M. on Saturday
morning in North Vancouver
and continues for two days with live
music and food. There is no charge to attend. The event is
open to the public and draws in the tens of thousands of people
each year. This festival has an amazing track record of great
weather and good times, reflective of its status as BC's premiere
summer Caribbean gala. Alternative transportation is a
good idea when attending this event, as parking is limited and
fills fast. A good place for cruise ship
passengers to stop for the day before the trek back to Seattle.
July 26, 30 & August 02, 2014
With great weather, great music, and great fireworks, this is Vancouver's largest festival.
Held in English Bay, this international fireworks display attracts literally millions of onlookers
annually. Click here for more information on the Celebration of Light Festival (Click here for more info)
Vancouver Lantern Festival
July 21, 2014
This festival is held by the scenic Trout Lake Park.
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