The Lions Club of North Delta hosts a Family Day festival and parade at North Delta Community Park on a Sunday in June.
Until it got cancelled due to concerns about the coronavirus, the festival was going to celebrate its 53rd year in 2020. It doesn’t look like the event took place in 2021 either, at least not in its regular format. Hopefully it is able to return in 2022.
North Delta Family Day
Not to be confused with BC Family Day, which is a province-wide holiday in February, the North Delta Family Day event is an annual festival that takes place on a Sunday in the second half of June. The event is put on by the Lions Club of North Delta and it attracts lots of people.
In years when it doesn’t get cancelled, at North Delta Family Day there is a large parade full of community organization cars and floats, bands and people in costume. After the parade, at North Delta Community Park, the festivities continue for the rest of the afternoon.
Family Day Event Location
North Delta Family Day takes place in northeast Delta a short distance southeast of Annacis Island and close to the Surrey border.
The parade runs along 112th Street and then 84th Avenue. The festival takes place at North Delta Community Park which is located at 11311 84th Avenue near the George Mackie Library.
North Delta Family Day Parade
Running for almost 2 hours from start to finish, the North Delta Family Day parade is a fairly large parade. It begins at 11 am and finishes at around 1 o’clock most years.
Parade entries assemble early in the morning along 112th Street at Burnsview Secondary School which is located at 7658 112th Street. Parade entry judging happens at 10 o’clock.
At 11:00 the parade officially begins and proceeds north along 112th Street to 84th Avenue and then east towards North Delta Community Park before finishing at the corner of 84th Avenue and 114th Street. Crowds line the sidewalks all along the parade route.
Parade participants include local clubs, businesses and various youth and community organizations. There are also marching bands, troupes of cadets, vintage vehicles, clowns and people handing out candy. Unlike many parades, there is no fee for participating organizations.
The Family Day Festival
The North Delta Family Day festival usually takes place from 1 until 4 pm at North Delta Community Park, so right after the parade. At the festival there are hamburgers and hot dogs for sale, a face painting station for kids, live entertainment and a small selection of amusement rides. The event’s BBQ is famous for its salmon and chicken dinners.
About the Lions Club
Lions Clubs are non-religious, non-political service organizations that do great work in their communities and around the world. The Lions Club of North Delta is one of hundreds if not thousands of affiliated Lions Club organizations in Canada, and one of over 45,000 around the world.
The Lions Club of North Delta has meetings on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 7 pm at the Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre at 11760 88th Avenue in Delta. The club is involved in many different projects in Delta including Easter egg hunts, Canada Day celebrations and of course the North Delta Family Day festival and parade.
For more information about Family Day and the annual parade check out the North Delta Lions Club website.