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North Vancouver Youth CityFest

CityFest North Vancouver

Billed as “the largest Youth Week event in the Lower Mainland, North Vancouver’s CityFest features live music, a BBQ, skateboarding, prizes and games.

CityFest takes place on May 2nd in 2020.

Youth CityFest in North Van

CityFest is a one-day festival that’s popular with families, older kids and youth. In past years it has been held in the parking lot of Centennial Theatre by the skateboard park at 2300 Lonsdale Avenue. In 2020, however, it takes place at the Shipyards by the waterfront not far from Lonsdale Quay.

North Van Crowds at CityFest

CityFest is a free festival held annually on the first Saturday in May. It usually runs from around 11:00 to 4:00 pm.

The event includes performing arts, visual arts, food and the Lower Mainland’s largest skateboard competition. Close to 4000 youth attend each year and most of the entertainment features local youth.

Live Music at CityFest

In addition to its skateboarding competition, CityFest features live music on a couple of different stages. Performers are local youth bands, singers, dancers and other entertainers who sign up for between around 10 minutes and an hour each to be on stage.

The quality of the performances varies, but it is generally fairly good. What makes the event special is the fact that so many youth get the opportunity to perform.

CityFest Music Stage
Stage One at CityFest

Entertainment Schedule

To give you an idea of what to expect, the live entertainment schedule for 2019 was the following:

On Stage One

  • 10:00 am – Sabrina Simmons
  • 10:15 am – Yeti Boys
  • 10:30 am – Ava Maria Safai
  • 10:50 am – Felisha Rollin
  • 11:10 am – Rogue Circus Co.
  • 11:25 am – Champions Karate
  • 11:50 am – From Ash to Dust
  • 12:10 pm – Molly Annelle
  • 12:30 pm – N S A D
  • 1:00 pm – Ashley Pater
  • 1:30 pm – Liam Sturgess
  • 2:00 pm – Jade Mooking
  • 2:20 pm – RNB Dance
  • 2:50 pm – Mackenzie Vunak
  • 3:10 pm – Pat Charlson
  • 3:30 pm – Ashley Pater

On Stage Two

  • 10:45 am – Bodwell All-Star Rock Band
  • 11:15 am – mid * air
  • 11:50 am – ED
  • 12:25 pm – Power Outage
  • 1:00 pm – Black Pontiac
  • 2:00 pm – Quinn Pickering
  • 2:50 pm – Hatchback
  • 3:30 pm – Emma Jeffrey

CityFest Video

For a video from CityFest 2014, see below.

Other Information

For more on the CityFest event, see the City of North Vancouver‘s website.

For information on other Lower Mainland events, check out the May Calendar or Festivals and Events Calendar.

For more information on other things to see in the area, check out the North Shore.

And for other best places in the Lower Mainland for children and youth, see Vancouver for Kids.

CityFest Skateboarder




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