Welcome to the Steveston Salmon Festival

Canada’s Biggest Little Birthday Party Since 1945
 2016 Festival Grounds Map
71st Annual Steveston Salmon Festival Poster

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 Richmond Agricultural and Industrial Society organizes one of the largest 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 6:30am with a pancake breakfast, followed by a Citizenship Ceremony at 8:30am. At 10am, the Canada Day Parade winds through historic Steveston village, which features over 100 entries including floats, marching bands, celebrities, politicians, community groups, vintage vehicles and much more. Then, the Festival is officially kicked off at our Opening Ceremonies on the Main Stage at noon with dignitaries, speeches, and 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, Car Show, Craft FairTrade Show, Horticultural Show, an awesome Children’s Festival, Youth Festival, Martial Arts DemonstrationsFood Fair plus an Art Show.

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. (Price subject to change.)

Whatever your age… Whatever your interests… There is something for everyone at the Steveston Salmon Festival!

2016 Steveston Salmon Festival Schedule of Events.

Main Events (subject to change)
6:30am – 11:30am – Pancake Breakfast – parking lot $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 – Main Stage
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, Car Show
11:00am until sold out – Salmon Barbecue $15 per plate CASH ONLY
10:00am – 4:00pm – Youth Festival
12:00pm – 5:00pm – Horticulture Show

Main Stage (schedule subject to change)
Performer Bios are here
Noon – Salmon Festival Opening Ceremony and O CANADA!
1:00pm Shari Ulrich
2:15pm Ajaye Jardine
3:05pm RichCity Idol
3:30pm CLF Kung Fu Club
4:00pm Fiddlin’ Frenzy
4:30pm Urban Dance Academy

Children’s Festival Stage (schedule subject to change)

12:00pm – Ta Daa Lady
1:00pm – Charlotte Diamond
2:15pm – Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra
3:00pm – Ta Daa Lady
3:45pm – Matt Henry, Trained Human

Whatever your age… Whatever your interests… There is something for everyone at the Steveston Salmon Festival!

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Proud Partner of the Richmond Ships to Shore Festival
June 30-July 2, 2016

Our event is committed to fostering positive environmental, social, and economic impacts for
current and future generations within the local community