Richmond sends off summer with waterfront celebration

Celebrate the end of summer at Richmond’s outdoor movie and concert bash this Sunday, August 31 at the Richmond Olympic Oval waterfront plaza. Come enjoy free live musical performances from up-and-coming Vancouver artists Jordan Klassen and Kytami before kicking back with the whole family for a free outdoor screening of the newest Disney animated classic, Frozen.

The celebration begins at 4 p.m. with lots of free family fun activities as the finale for Richmond’s Summer PlayDays program.

Fast rising Western Canadian singer-songwriter Jordan Klassen heads the entertainment line-up with a performance at 7 p.m. Following the release of his nationally-acclaimed full-length debut Repentance, Jordan’s catchy folk-pop ballads are gaining critical and popular acclaim. “Violinistextremist” Kytami also hits the stage at 5:45 p.m. With her fusion of classical violin and fiddle mixed with modern hip-hop, Kytami’s award-winning musical style will quickly get you on your feet dancing.

The evening wraps up with the screening of Frozen on a 40-foot screen at 8:15 p.m., proceeded by a Let It Go singalong with The Frozen Queen.

Throughout the evening, other performers include jugglers Mike Battie and Yuki Ueda, the Phase 3 Steel Drummers and plenty of fun for the kids including bouncy castles, the Richmond Art Gallery Truck, Tumble Bus, Cartwheels Inc. gymnastics zone, ping pong and more.

Delicious food will be available including BBQ hamburgers and hotdogs, Asian cuisine from All About the Grill, Cravings Kettle Corn, Tin Lizzy Donuts and Rocky Point Ice Cream.

The Richmond Food Bank Society will be on site and the first 200 people to visit their booth will receive a coupon for a free bag of popcorn. Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item or make a cash donation.

Attendees are also encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the shows. Space is limited so get there early. Ample free parking will be available at the City of Richmond’s Works Yard (5599 Lynas Lane). Bus shuttles will be running from 3:30 – 10:30 p.m. between the Works Yard and the Richmond Olympic Oval. Additional parking can be found at the WorkSafe BC parking lot.

For more details, visit or go to OvalSummerPlayDays on Facebook and @FunRichmond on Instagram and Twitter (#SummerPlayDays).

Summer PlayDays is presented by the City of Richmond and the Richmond Olympic Oval. Media partners are 102.7 The Peak and Miss 604. Summer PlayDays is part of Richmond Days of Summer, which is presented by Vancouver International Airport.

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