Welcome to the Steveston Salmon Festival
Canada’s Biggest Little Birthday Party Since 1945
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 Steveston Community 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 10am with a parade through historic Steveston village, which features over 100 entries including floats, marching bands, celebrities, politicians, community groups, vintage vehicles & much more. Then, the Festival is officially kicked off at our Opening Ceremonies on the Main Stage at noon with dignitaries, speeches, & 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 Fair, Trade Show, an awesome Children’s Festival, Martial Arts Demonstrations, Food Fair plus an Art Show & Exhibit.
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, cash only.
To celebrate our 70th year, the Steveston Salmon Festival invites you to visit the Net Shed building for a trip down memory lane as we feature photos, films and artefacts of Salmon Festivals over the decades, since 1945! Kids can create their own unique fishy art and add it to the art-net!
Whatever your age… Whatever your interests… There is something for everyone at the Steveston Salmon Festival!
2015 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
12:00pm – 5:00pm – Horticulture Show
Main Stage Events (schedule subject to change)
Noon – Salmon Festival Opening Ceremony and O CANADA!
1:00pm – Odds
2:00pm – Jodo Shin Taiko
2:30pm – Stone Poets
3:20pm – Rich City Idol 2015 Hannah Goertz
3:40pm – Steveston Drumming Circle
4:05pm – Sunberry Fitness
4:30pm: Urban Myth