Welcome to the Steveston Salmon Festival

“Canada’s Biggest Little Birthday Party Since 1945”
July 1st

2017 Salmon Festival Poster

2017 Salmon Festival Site Map

2017 Parade Award Winners

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 80,000 people from across Richmond, Metro Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest spend Canada Day in Steveston!

The day begins at 6:30am with a pancake breakfast, followed by the kids bike parade at 9:30 then the big Canada Day Parade at 10:00am. The parade winds through historic Steveston village, and includes floats, marching bands, celebrities, politicians, community groups, vintage vehicles, mascots 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, extending into the early evening hours. Festival highlights include the Japanese Cultural Show, Trade Show, Horticultural Show, an awesome Children’s Festival, Youth Festival, Martial Arts Demonstrations, Food Fair, and an Artisan Gallery, plus an inflatable carnival and midway, and a local favourite pie and ice cream parlour. A new addition in 2017 is a food truck festival.

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! $16 per plate. (Price subject to change.)

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

2017 Steveston Salmon Festival Schedule of Events.

Main Events (subject to change)
6:30am – 11:30am – Pancake Breakfast – parking lot
9:30am – Kid’s Bicycle Parade
10:00am – noon – Canada Day Parade
Noon – Opening Ceremony – Main Stage – Easthope Parking Lot
10:00am – 5:00pm – Various Locations: Artisan Gallery, Food Fair, Japanese Cultural Show, Martial Arts Demonstrations, Pie & Ice Cream Parlour, Trade Show and Community Groups, Youth Festival
10:00am until sold out – Salmon Barbecue 
11:00am – 5:00pm – Children’s Festival – West Park
11:00am-6:00pm – Inflatable Carnival and Midway – East park baseball diamond
12:00pm – 5:00pm – Horticulture Show – Net Shed
11:00am – 10:00pm – Food Truck Festival – Easthope Parking Lot (also July 2 11am to 5pm)

Main Stage – Line-up (schedule subject to change)
2017 Performer Bios are here 
Noon – Salmon Festival Opening Ceremony and O CANADA!
12:25pm – Steveston Senior Drumming Circle
1:00pm – Urban Myth
2:30pm – Line 49
4:00pm – Thor
5:30pm – Tom Lavin and the Legendary Powder Blues

Emcee Doktor Strange
Evening DJ by Hot Wax Mobile Music

Children’s Festival Stage – Line-up  (schedule subject to change)
2017 Performer Bios are here 

12:00pm Angela Brown’s The Ta Daa Lady
1:00pm Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra
2:00pm Richmond Martial Arts
2:30pm Angela Brown’s The Ta Daa Lady
3:30pm TBA
4:15pm Matt Henry Trained Human 

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

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


Proud partner with the City of Richmond Canada 150 celebration!