Shipyards Live festival to bring music, food, and culture to North Vancouver’s waterfront

Shipyards Live festival to bring music, food, and culture to North Vancouver’s waterfront
Festival will celebrate the return of summer fun with 16 days of excitement over 8 weekends

North Vancouver’s iconic waterfront will be the home for Shipyards Live, an 8-week summer series featuring live music, culture, food, and activities for the whole family. Fully compliant with all health and safety guidance contained in Stage 3 of British Columbia’s Restart plan, Shipyards Live will bring celebration and joy back to the Lower Mainland’s most spectacular public event space.

Beginning Friday, July 30th, Shipyards Live will host daylong festivals every Friday and Saturday until the final event finale on Saturday, September 18th. These events will be free for the public and will include a splash park, giant licenced patio, artisan vendors, food trucks, and live music programming until 10pm daily.

Each day of Shipyards Live, Shipbuilders Square will buzz with live music from the best local talent across a wide range of styles and genres including R&B, Soul, Funk, Country, Pop, Jazz, and Brazilian Samba. Over the course of the 10 events, everyone is guaranteed to hear sounds to please their ears and get their feet moving.

Along with the music, a vibrant collection of artisans and artists will display their wares along the walk from the Seabus. The entire waterfront from Lonsdale Quay Market, Shipyard Commons, and Shipbuilders Square will be abuzz with festival colour and excitement. Shipyards Live will launch with opening weekend celebrations which include a Pride Variety Show presented by the North Shore Pride Alliance, and performances by the Shenanigans and Sambacouver.

“The Shipyards is an incredible destination for public events,” said Christian Aldred of Shipyards Live. “We have been working at full speed alongside Vancouver Coastal Health and the City of North Vancouver to make Shipyards Live happen this year.”

​​“It is more important than ever before to find new ways to connect with the community,” said City of North Vancouver Mayor Linda Buchanan. “I think at some point over the past year and a half we’ve all longed for the large social gatherings we couldn’t hold safely during the pandemic. That is why I am so pleased that Shipyards Live is able to launch safely. The City has long been committed to making our waterfront a vibrant and fun space for all people. This festival is one more way that we are making the City the place to be.”

Shipyards Live will be operated under current local, provincial, and federal health and safety guidance, and guests are encouraged to comply with all relevant regulations. For full festival information, including performance schedules, food trucks, and special events, visit and follow along on Instagram at @shipyardslive.

Media release, video and image provided by Paul Done, epic media.

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