Get ready to party at the Shipyards one last time before summer’s over, because the largest free event of the year is back next month, and you won’t want to miss it! Though it’s technically happening on the first official day of fall this year – we say that the annual Shipyards Festival is the ideal summer sendoff, complete with live music, local eats and drinks, and a full day of family fun.

Whether you want to check out the multi-stage performances, chill at the site-wide beer garden, or venture to Carrie Cates for the newly added Car Free Day North Vancouver – you’ll have plenty of options here (and even more food trucks to choose from).

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Below are the live performances visitors can expect to see across the festival’s many stages:

  • Sonreal
  • Miina
  • Sol
  • Tourist Company
  • Garret T Willie
  • Devours
  • Joe Abbot
  • Sweetpan
  • Mike Battie
  • Eagle Ex Machina
  • Silent St. J
  • Katie Brock
  • Raw Honey
  • Kiéra
  • Jessica Benini
  • Mikey Jose
  • Ayla Tesler-Mabé
  • Lady Sincere
  • Francis Baptise
  • Michaela Slinger
  • Norine Braun
  • Noxious Obs Society
  • Garret T. Willie

As well, the Seaspan Family Zone is back at the Pipe Shop this year with face painting, crafts, and balloon art – as well as family-friendly performances by Katie Brock and Mike Battie.

This year’s Shipyards Festival will take place from noon until 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 23rd.

So mark your calendars and get excited, Vancouver! This summer cap-off is one you won’t want to miss out on.

Shipyards Festival 2023 

When: Saturday, September 23rd
Where: Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver
Cost: Free admission