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2019 Shipyards Festival in North Vancouver

Shipyards Festival in North Vancouver

The Shipyards Festival features live music and family-friendly activities at the Shipyards in North Vancouver’s Lower Lonsdale District on September 28th.

The one-day event includes free admission, multiple stages, beer gardens and all kinds of fun things to see and do.

Bands at the 2019 event include Adam Woodall, Sister Says, MNGWA and The Boom Booms. There is also the North Shore Celtic Ensemble, Kutapira, John Welsh & Los Valientes, The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer and others. It’s a fabulous lineup!

Kid-friendly entertainers at the Shipyards Festival in 2019 include Mike Battie, Rockin’ Robin and Ginalina.

2019 Shipyards Festival


Click Shipyards Festival for the event’s official website.


Shipyards Festival in Lower Lonsdale

Last year the Shipped Waterfront Festival took place in August and it was a terrific event. Renamed the Shipyards Festival, it happens again on September 28th in 2019 and promises to be just as much fun or even better!

If you like live music, family-friendly activities, beer gardens, stunning views, free entertainment and spending time with friends then you’ll definitely want to check out the Shipyards Festival. It’s a great event and suitable for all ages.

Food Trucks at the Shipyards

Where and When

The Shipyards Festival takes place in North Vancouver by the waterfront in Lower Lonsdale on Saturday, September 28th, 2019. The live entertainment and activities run from noon until 10:00 pm.

The Lower Lonsdale District of North Vancouver is one of the region’s most popular and interesting places. It’s home to Lonsdale Quay, the Polygon Gallery, SeaBus terminal, Shipyards and numerous great bars and restaurants.

Located just a 15-minute SeaBus ride from downtown Vancouver, the Shipyards are where you’ll also find the Pipe Shop, Tap & Barrel Restaurant, Shipbuilders’ Pier, the Shipyards Summer Night Market and the Lower Mainland’s newest and largest outdoor yet covered public plaza.

North Vancouver's Lower Lonsdale
Lower Lonsdale and the Shipyards

What to Expect

At the Shipyards Festival you can expect to see lots of people having fun. The event attracts young families, young adults, seniors with their grandchildren, tourists visiting from abroad and locals from across the Lower Mainland.

At the event you’ll see child-friendly entertainment, folk age 19+ enjoying drinks in the beer gardens and bands performing on the various stages. There are food trucks, market vendors, kids’ play areas and adventure activities like axe throwing.

If you visit Lonsdale Quay and the Shipyards on a weekend in the summer, depending on when go, you might see a farmers market, artisan vendors, food trucks or people doing yoga in the plaza by the SeaBus terminal or out on the pier. You might also see a band playing in Shipbuilders’ Square, art on display and people just wandering around and enjoying the place.

At the Shipyards Festival on Saturday, September 28th, in 2019, you can expect to see most if not all of the above, plus a whole lot more, and much of it happening all at the same time!

Expect to have a blast! And apart from the food, market items for sale and occasional activity (like maybe the axe throwing), most of what you’ll get to do and see is free! It’s such a great event!

Axe Throwing Games
Axe Throwing in Lower Lonsdale

2019 Festival Entertainment

Live entertainment happens pretty much all day at the Shipyards Festival, from noon right up until 10:00 pm.

Bands play on both the Shipbuilders’ Stage and the Shipyards Common Stage. Kid-friendly entertainers also perform at set times in the afternoon on the Family Stage.

Below is the entertainment schedule for 2019 on the various stages. (Note: times, performers and other details are subject to change.)

Shipbuilders’ Stage

Bands performing on the Shipbuilders’ Stage in 2019 include the following:

The Boom Booms Band
The Boom Booms

Shipyard Commons Stage

Groups performing on the Shipyard Commons Stage in 2019 include the following:

Family Stage

Entertainers performing on the Family Stage in 2019 include the following:

Street Performer at the Shipyards
Mike Battie at the Shipyards

What’s In the Area?

There is a lot to see and do in the Lower Lonsdale area even when there isn’t a major festival going on. There is the world-famous public market at Lonsdale Quay, the Polygon Gallery and Shipbuilders’ Pier. All are free to explore (or by donation in the case of the gallery).

Also in Lower Lonsdale are dozens of great restaurants and interesting shops. It’s a beautiful place to walk around, enjoy a coffee, have a meal, treat yourself to an ice cream and simply hang out.

Lonsdale Quay is also connected to downtown Vancouver and Waterfront Station via the SeaBus which makes it a fabulously convenient location.

Lonsdale Quay and Polygon Gallery
Lonsdale Quay and the Polygon Gallery

Other Information

For more information about the event see the Shipyards Festival‘s official website.

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