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Tsawwassen Sun Festival

Tsawwassen Sun Festival

The Tsawwassen Sun Festival is a 3-day community event in early August that includes a softball tournament, pancake breakfast, parade and vintage car show.

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

Tsawwassen Sun Festival

In 2018 the Tsawwassen Sun Festival takes place on August 4th to 6th, which is the BC Day Long Weekend. It’s a popular event for locals especially, as well as for folk participating in its various sporting competitions. The Antique Fair has an early bird opening on August 3 at the South Delta Rec Centre to start off the festival (4:00 – 8:00 pm).

Of the four days of the event, the one with the most activities is definitely the last, so August 6th, the BC Day holiday Monday.

BC Day Long Weekend

Festival Location & Venues

The festival 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.

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, food trucks, main festival grounds, main stage and softball, volleyball and lawn bowling tournaments.
  • South Delta Recreation Centre – at 1720 56th Street, it’s where the antique fair and skateboard competitions take place.
  • Beach Grove Elementary School – Sunday night’s Star Wars Drive-in Movie takes place here at 5955 17a Avenue.
  • Kin Village – at 5410 10th Avenue, it’s the seniors’ housing complex where the festival’s bingo happens on the Saturday.
  • 56th Street – where the Monday morning parade runs from 11 am until noon between 16th Avenue and 9th.
Tsawwassen Parade Bath Tub Entry
A Bath Tub Float in the Rotary Parade

Sun Festival Activities in 2018

Activities and scheduled times for the Tsawwassen Sun Festival in 2018 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. That’s when there’s the pancake breakfast, parade, car show, Kids’ Funzone and marketplace.

Note: event times and details are subject to change.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

  • Antique Fair – from 9 am to 4 pm at the South Delta Recreation Centre. Admission is $5. The Antique Fair is also open on Friday from 4 – 8 pm.  Friday’s admission is $20 (but you can get an online coupon for $10 off here.)
  • Softball Tournament – from 10 am to 5:30 pm.
  • Skateboard Competition – from 11 am to 5 pm at the South Delta Recreation Centre.
  • Bingo – from 2 until to 4 pm at Kin Village.
  • Beer Garden & Music – from 12 to 6 pm at Winskill Park.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

  • Softball Tournament – from 10 am to 5:30 pm.
  • Beer Garden & Music – from 12 to 6 pm at Winskill Park.
  • Drive-in Movie – gates open for the musical Grease starting at 6:30 pm at Beach Grove Elementary.
Car Show at Tsawwassen Sun Festival
Car Show at Winskill Park

Monday, August 6, 2018

  • Pancake Breakfast – from 8 to 11 am and served by the local Lions Club. The meal includes sausages, syrup, fruit topping and whipped cream. Cost is $7 for most folk but $4 for children under 13 years of age.
  • Car Show – from 9 am to 5 pm at Winskill Park.
  • Antique Fair – from 9 am to 4 pm at the South Delta Recreation Centre.
  • Food & Market Vendors – from 10 am to 5 pm at Winskill Park.
  • Softball Tournament – from 10 am to 5:30 pm.
  • Rotary Parade – a nice and fairly typical small-town community parade starting at 11 am and going along the west side of 56th Street from 16th Avenue to 9th Avenue.
  • Kids Funzone – from 11 am to 4 pm. The event includes a wide variety of activities including bouncy castles and other fun things for kids to play on (and for which tickets in some cases are required).
  • Main Stage Performances – with local community performers starting at 12:30 and finishing with the Delta’s Got Talent event beginning at 3 pm.

For a look at the official 2018 event schedule, click Tsawwassen Sun Festival.

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 softball 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.

 

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