Listen up Vancouver, there’s still some fun to be had before summer ends. ‘Cause the 2022 Shipyards Festival, the free street fest hosted by North Vancouver Shipyards District, is back on.

From experience, we know that when it comes to hosting an entertaining, high-on-energy event, there’s no beating Shipyards District. And from the looks of it, this year will be no different. With food trucks, a beer garden, shopping, music and kids’ activities, the festival is going to be fun.

There will be multiple performance areas, each with its own lineup of music and entertainment.. The Commons’ Stage will be set ablaze by Said the Whale, Bratpack, Teon Gibbs, Babe Corner, Uncle Strut, Girly, Ahsia, KeAloha and Holy Felix. The Shipbuilders Square Stage will see firey performances by Yukon Blonde, RainCity, Adewolf, Les Leosis, Ellevator, Bad Magic, Off Topic, Nikkaela and Noodle Boys. And the Burrard Dry Dock will feature acoustic performances.

They haven’t forgotten little Vancouverites. The Seaspan Family Zone is back in the Pipe Shop this year with bouncy castles, face painting, crafts and balloon art. And also fun performances by Robin Reddy, Mom Bop and juggler extraordinaire Mike Battie.

But there’s more! This year, the festival has in store an extra dose of all things fun as the district welcomes the city’s hottest summer trend. Enter: Car Free Day.

The Shipyards District BIA partnered with Translink to debut Car Free Day on Carrie Cates Court alongside the festival. From noon to 10 PM on Saturday, September 17th, the street will transform into a pedestrian-only zone with music, vendors, exhibitors and tons of activities for all.

Expect killer performances by musicians Blonde Diamond, Vox Rea,, Redwoods, Kylie V, Anton Seth, Sarah Osborne, Tobacco Brown and Moving City.

So, head over to the Shipyards District on September 17th for great music, delicious food & drinks and a  good times. Check out the Shipyards Festival website below for more deets.


When: Saturday, September 17th from 12pm – 10pm
Where: Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver
Cost: FREE