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Labour Day Music in the Park in 2017

Music in the Park

Music in the Park is a free event by the Cleveland Dam in North Vancouver‘s Capilano River Regional Park on the Labour Day Monday in September.

NO EVENT IN 2018 or 2019

Music in the Park did NOT take place in 2018, which was too bad as it was such a great event! It also looks like it won’t be taking place in 2019 either.

For a list of events that are still taking place on the September Long Weekend in 2019, click Labour Day in Vancouver.

Music in the Park

In past years Music in the Park has been a family-friendly event featuring an afternoon of mini-concerts by area musicians at one of the Lower Mainland’s most picturesque outdoor venues.

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Times and Location

In 2017 Music in the Park was on Monday, September 4th, from noon until 5 pm. The event did not place in 2018. The previous year was its final year.

When it did take place, the event happened each year at Cleveland Park which is located at 5077 Capilano Road within Capilano River Regional Park not far from the base of Grouse Mountain.

Hummingbird Trio at Music in the Park
The Hummingbird Trio at Music in the Park

About Music in the Park

Music in the Park was more than just an afternoon of free musical performances. At the event there were also artist demonstrations, children’s activities and food vendors.

Folk from all over the North Shore went to the park by the Cleveland Dam on the Labour Day Monday with their friends, families, picnics, walking shoes, cameras, lawn chairs and blankets to sit on.

Music in the Park Band
The stage at Music in the Park

2017 Performers

Below is a list of musicians performing at Music at the Park in 2017.

  • 12:00 pmThe Hummingbird Trio
  • 12:45 pm – Rebecca Campbell: Official welcome on behalf of the Squamish Nation
  • 1:15 pmSoulfood
  • 2:15 pmPavetta
  • 3:15 pmFrancis Henson
  • 4:15 pmSister Says
Art in the Park by Elizabeth J Austin
Landscape paintings by Elizabeth J Austin

2017 Artists

In 2017 the following local artists were at the event with products for sale and demonstrations about their work:

  • Alice Guss – Cedar weaving
  • Allison Burns – Wool weaving
  • Christine Hood – Reclaimed material sculpture
  • Cydney Eva (PatternNation) – Jewellery/design
  • Elizabeth Austin – Woodwork and acrylic landscape paintings
  • Joan Birchall – Crochet
  • Jocelyne Dodier – Soapstone carving
  • John Winkler – Pottery
  • Maria Josenhans – Plein air painting
  • Nazil Kara – Henna
  • Tetiana Zoruba – Beadwork
  • Veronica Roth – Watercolour painting
Pottery at Music in the Park
A pottery demonstration by artist John Winkler

Advice and Things to Know

Below is a list of tips, suggestions and information to help you make the most of your experience at Music in the Park and Capilano River Regional Park.

  • The event takes place rain or shine.
  • Dogs are not permitted on the lawns (where the main Music in the Park event takes place) and some other areas at Cleveland Park. There are other areas at Capilano River Regional Park though, including the hiking trails, where dogs are welcome.
  • Parking will be a challenge! The parking lot at Cleveland Park is a fair size but a lot of people show up for the event. Go early or consider carpooling or taking public transit. Otherwise, be prepared to park on a side street and then have to walk a fair ways back.
Beadwork at the Cleveland Dam
Beadwork by Tetiana Zoruba

Tips and Advice

Below are some tips and suggestions to help you make the most out of your Labour Day experience at Music in the Park.

TIP #1: Take cash or other forms of payment in case you find art that you fall in love with!

TIP #2: There is parking right at the Cleveland Dam, but also further down by the Capilano River Hatchery at 4500 Capilano Road. It’s about a 20-minute walk back up from there, and it’s steep in parts, but you can do a loop and walk on one side of the river one way, and on the other on the way back. There is also parking closer by on side streets and in a small parking lot just a block away along Prospect Avenue.

TIP #3: If wanting to park at or drive to the hatchery, it’s important to know that even though the address is 4500 Capilano Road, the hatchery and its parking lot are actually quite a ways into the park and off the main road. When driving up the hill along Capilano Road, the turnoff to the hatchery is on the left and only a couple of blocks after the Capilano Suspension Bridge. If heading down the hill, however, you can’t make a right turn so need to go past the turnoff, turn around and then head back up.

TIP #4: While at Music in the Park, explore the area. Go for a hike through the trails in Capilano River Regional Park or visit the salmon hatchery. Also, tourist attractions right close by include the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain.

Cleveland Dam Falls
The Cleveland Dam

Other Information

For further details about the Labour Day event at Cleveland park, click Music in the Park.

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