About the festival

The Steveston Salmon Festival is organized by the Steveston Community Society and the City of Richmond. The 2022 edition returns to the in-person format, in time to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the festival.

Programming will take place between June 25–July 1, 2022, with the majority of festivities taking place on July 1 from 10am to 4pm. The traditional parade will be replaced with a number of festival zones spread across the village of Steveston. Visitors will be encouraged to explore the re-imagined, accessible festival format on foot, bicycle, scooter, or wheelchair! Live music, performances, demonstrations, exhibitions, and more will stretch from Garry Point Park to Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site.

This year’s event will focus on family, fitness, and fun. Programming will also reflect on the history of the festival and its impact over the past 75 years. The Steveston Salmon Festival began with the goal of raising funds for the community centre to build a new playground. Since these humble beginnings, it has become an annual celebration that brings together the diverse individuals that make this place home. The festival showcases the spirit of Steveston.