Harmony Arts Festival website photo

Photo: www.harmonyarts.ca

As the BC Day Long weekend approaches, we thought we’d share some fun activites…in your neighbourhood.  Every city in the Lower Mainland has exciting events planned – check your local city website for programming in your ‘neck of the woods.’  We’ll start with Vancouver…

Honda Celebration of Light – the longest running offshore fireworks competition in the world – www.hondacelebrationoflight.com


bc dAY - JAPANESE FESTIVAL - POWELL ST Powell Street Festival – Celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese performances: taiko drumming, sumo wrestling, martial arts, bonsai and ikebana, dance – www.powellstreetfestival.com

Vancouver Pride Parade & Sunset Beach Festival – The 2015 Pride Parade: Celebrating diversity with colourful floats and music at the biggest one day event in Vancouver – www.vancouverpride.ca

WEST VANCOUVER –  “The Harmony Arts Festival draws crowds from all over the Lower Mainland to celebrate a harmonious balance of visual, culinary and performing arts on the spectacular West Vancouver waterfront. Whether it’s world-class musical performances, inspiring visual art, mouth-watering gastronomic events or simply the natural beauty of the setting that gets your heart beating a little faster, there is something for everyone at the Harmony Arts Festival.” Source: www.harmonyarts.ca.

BC Day - Harmony tentsNORTH VANCOUVER – Summerfest
Enjoy live music, dancing, dance lessons, yoga and other community events at Lonsdale Quay Public Market.  Highlights include Feel Good Fridays, Dance Saturdays and Concert Series Sundays & Piano on the Streets.” Source: www.lonsdalequay.com/events

ABBOTSFORD – Abbotsford Agrifair & Mighty Fraser Rodeo – ‘There’s something for everyone from the ever popular Mighty Fraser Professional Rodeo, Demolition Derby, Go Carts, Midway, Main Stage, and demonstrations of antique farm machinery and the West Coast Lumberjacks.’ Souce: www.agrifair.ca

bc daY - Abbotsford Rodeo

BURNABY – Burnaby Hertitage Museum & Carosel – Summer of 2015: Homegrown Harvest – “This summer see what’s growing in the heritage-style exhibit gardens. From backyard gardens to commercial farms, Burnaby has a long history of agriculture. Visitors can learn about a variety of heirloom plants, and find out what kinds of food grows in Burnaby – past and present.”  Source:  www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca

PORT COQUITLAM – Music in the Park – “features the finest professional musicians from across Metro Vancouver playing a variety of genres including jazz, pop, rock, blues, folk, world fusion, and contemporary.” Source: www.portcoquitlam.ca

bc DAY - POCO MUSIC FESTWHITE ROCK – Spirit of the Sea Festival
Enjoy 3 days of fun in the sun by the sea! All day live entertainment, kids activities, food vendors, marketplace fireworks, torchlight parade, and more!. Source: whiterockseafestival.ca

TSAWWASSEN – Tsawwassen Sun Festival – “The largest community festival in South Delta. There’s fun for the whole family including a parade, music, children’s midway, antique fair, marketplace, slow-pitch tournament, BMX air show, bingo, main stage entertainment, fireworks, food vendors, and much more.. Source: www.sunfestival.ca

RICHMOND & COQUITLAM – see local city websites for more information.

FORT LANGLEY – Brigade Days – “Join HBC workers, Aboriginal traders, and trappers as they swap stories, play music, and show off traditional skills. The weekend features a large period encampment, and the “Arrival of the Fur Brigades” canoe re-enactment.” Source: Hello BC

Wherever your BC Day Long weekend celebrations may take you –  enjoy!

Cheers – Elle & Leslie