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Tsawwassen Sun Festival

Tsawwassen Sun Festival

The Tsawwassen Sun Festival is a community event in early August. It normally includes a softball tournament, pancake breakfast, parade and vintage car show.

At the festival there is also usually a beer garden, lawn bowling tournament, skateboard competition, volleyball tournament, antique fair, bingo, live music, talent show and outdoor drive-in movie.

In 2021 the event ran on the August Long Weekend, as per usual, but in a smaller-than-normal, scaled back format. The 2022 event is more of a return to what the festival was like pre-pandemic.

 

Tsawwassen Sun Festival

In 2020 the Tsawwassen Sun Festival was going to take place from July 31st to August 3rd, which was the BC Day Long Weekend. It’s a popular event for locals especially, as well as for folk participating in its various sporting competitions.

Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the event was cancelled that year and forced into a smaller, modified format in 2021. In 2022 the festival runs from July 29th to August 1st, and has many more events than last year.

 

BC Day Long Weekend

 

2022 Event Schedule

Activities and scheduled times for the Tsawwassen Sun Festival in 2022 are listed below.

As you will see, the main day of the festival, and the one of most importance and interest to children and young families, is the holiday Monday.

As of early July, the following two events are also running in 2022 but with exact dates and details to be confirmed.

  • Volleyball Tournament – a tournament over the weekend at Winskill Park.
  • Movie Night – Diefenbaker Park hosts a free outdoor movie screening.

Note: Event times and details in the following schedule are subject to change.

 

Saturday, July 30, 2022

  • Slo-Pitch Tournament – the 20-team tournament begins today from 10:00 am until 5:30 pm at Winskill Park.

 

Sunday, July 31, 2022

  • Slo-Pitch Tournament – the 20-team tournament continues with Round Robin games from 10:00 am until 5:30 pm at Winskill Park.
  • Bingo – bingo tournaments at the South Delta Recreation Centre.

 

Car Show at Tsawwassen Sun Festival
Car Show at Winskill Park

 

Monday, August 1, 2022

  • Pancake Breakfast – the Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club hosts a pancake and sausage breakfast at 8:00 am.
  • Rotary Parade – the parade runs down 56th Street to Winskill Park on August 1st, beginning at 11:00 am. You can expect small cars, floats, music and more.
  • Sun Festival Classic Car Show – the car show takes place at Winskill Park during and after the parade. There are vehicles from all different eras to check out between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm.
  • Slo-Pitch Tournament – the 20-team tournament concludes with games from 9:00 am until 5:30 pm at Winskill Park.
  • Pie Eating – an open-invitation pie eating contest at Winskill Park.
  • Bingo – bingo tournaments at the South Delta Recreation Centre.
  • Beer Garden – for those who are 19+ there is a beer garden open at Winskill Park.

 

Tsawwassen Parade Bath Tub Entry
A Bath Tub Float in the Rotary Parade

 

Festival Location & Venues

The festival usually takes place in the community of Tsawwassen which is in the municipality of Delta and located about half an hour south of downtown Vancouver (in good traffic). It’s also just a short drive away from one of the Lower Mainland’s two main BC Ferries terminals connecting the region to Vancouver Island.

In 2022, venues for the festival include the following:

  • Winskill Park – at 5585 9th Avenue, it’s the location for most of the events including the car show, beer garden, slo-pitch tournament, and more.
  • South Delta Recreation Centre – at 1720 56th Street, it’s where the bingo tournaments take place.
  • Diefenbaker Park – the movie night takes place here at 5579 1st Avenue.
  • 56th Street – where the Monday morning parade runs from 11:00 am between 16th Avenue and 9th.

 

Tsawwassen Sun Festival Parade
The Tsawwassen Sun Festival Parade

 

Other Information

While you’re in the area, consider checking out Boundary Bay Regional Park. It’s just a short drive away and has a large sandy beach as well as hiking, cycling and horseback riding trails.

For more information about the slo-pitch tournament and community event, click Tsawwassen Sun Festival.

For a list of other festivals this month check out Vancouver’s August Calendar or Festivals & Events Calendar.