The 68th annual Steveston Salmon Festival – “Canada’s biggest little birthday party” – is looking forward to celebrating the country’s 146th birthday with a great community get together from sunrise to sunset!
This festival is organized by volunteers from the Steveston Community Society and is part of the City of Richmond‘s annual Canada Day party. This year will include all your favourite attractions including the pancake breakfast, Canada Day parade and famous salmon bake, which last year served over 2,300 plates of fresh wild sockeye salmon expertly cooked over open alder wood fire pits. It is a fun filled day of live entertainment, complete with dance and musical acts, trade and craft shows, and many activities for children.
Other features include the Japanese cultural show, food fair, children’s festival, youth rock fest featuring local bands, and an inflatable carnival suitable for all ages.
On July 1st, the celebrations begin at 6:30 am with a pancake breakfast. The Children’s Bike Parade takes off at 9:30 am, followed at 10:00 am by the big Canada Day Parade which includes marching bands, colourful community floats, decorated vehicles and plenty of pirates!
Immediately after the parade ends, the festival is officially opened with the singing of O Canada followed by a hearty declaration by Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie. For more information and a complete list of events, visit www.stevestonsalmonfest.ca