Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Is this year’s festival in-person or online?

The 75th anniversary Steveston Salmon Festival will be returning to an in-person format this year! There will be a video pop-up booth at the Pacific Rim Kite Festival on June 25–26, and the main festivities will take place across Steveston Village on July 1 from 10am–4pm.

Additionally, the opening ceremony for the July 1 festival will be livestreamed right here on the website.

Do I need to pre-register to attend?

Nope! The festival is entirely free and open to the public — no pre-registrations or reservations are required.

Why is there no parade this year?

The Steveston Salmon Festival Committee wanted to provide an expanded festival format with more space, so that all visitors will be able to explore comfortably and safely. The festival grounds will stretch from Garry Point Park in the west to Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site in the east.

This year’s event will also be as accessible and inclusive as possible. Moving away from the parade means that this year’s program will include more community groups and engage festivalgoers of all ages and abilities.

Will there be a salmon bake and chow mein?

There will not be a salmon bake or chow mein this year. However, festival visitors will be treated to lots of delicious options from food trucks and local restaurants. The full list of vendors will be updated here.

Can I get salmon barbecue anywhere?

Yes! By popular demand, Salmon BBQ at Home is back this year. Pre-order your ready-to-grill meal kit for four by June 21. The meal kits include a fillet of wild sockeye salmon, sides, and beverages for the whole family.

Pre-order your Salmon BBQ at Home kit here.

If you prefer someone else to prepare your salmon for you, check out the list of food vendors here. We’ll be updating the food page with Steveston Village restaurants who will be open on July 1 or offering special menu items in honour of the 75th anniversary.

Can I still apply to be a vendor, exhibitor or performer at this year's festival?

Unfortunately, all available slots have been filled for this year. We hope you’ll consider joining us for future editions of the Steveston Salmon Festival. All prospective vendors, exhibitors and performers are encouraged to follow @FunRichmond on social media to stay up-to-date on opportunities for events hosted and supported by the City of Richmond.