Steveston Salmon Festival 2019 will be “bigger and better”

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      The 74th Steveston Salmon Festival aims to expand this year, beyond its long-time home in Steveston Park to Britannia Shipyards and the Gulf of Georgia Cannery.  

      Presented by YVR, the festival has an eclectic music lineup to commemorate Canada’s birthday. Performances include Canadian rock mainstays 54-40, Bend Sinister, Urban Myth, and Line 49. 

      The event is also expanding its programming, with Steveston Village hosting nine stages with more than 50 performances.

      “The Steveston Salmon Festival is a beloved Richmond tradition and a great way to celebrate Canada Day,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie in the press announcement today. “This year it will be bigger and better than ever as we fully integrate our other July 1 celebrations, including the popular evening fireworks over the Fraser River, under the festival’s banner.”

      Launched in 1946, the festival pays homage to Steveston’s fishing community and Canadian pride.

      Attendees have a chance to participate in the region’s largest Canada Day parade, preceded by a children’s bicycle parade and carnival activities to look forward to. There are multiple dining options encompassing the famous salmon barbecue, the chow mein feast, and 30 food trucks.

      The crowd can visit the Japanese Cultural Show, Trade Show, and Horticultural Show. For vehicle enthusiasts, there is a car show displaying some of the Lower Mainland’s premium vintage rides.

      It all ends with a celebratory fireworks finale show, presented by Dueck GM, to end the night.

      Steveston Salmon Festival happens July 1 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Steveston Community Centre, Steveston Village, and the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. The admission is free. Get more information here