RiverFest: Inspired by the Fraser in celebration of BC and World Rivers Day
RiverFest 2019 – Music, Art and More!
RiverFest 2019 returns for its 17th year! Presented by the Port of Vancouver, RiverFest is a FREE family-friendly festival, and a great way to enjoy a beautiful fall day along the mighty Fraser River. The main festival day will take place on on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 11 am – 5 pm.
RiverFest 2019 will build on past festivals to ensure informative and enjoyable family entertainment, including vendors whose products embody the Fraser, a diverse assortment of exhibitors, children’s activities, and live music.
The week-long event will include a special RiverFest edition of FRDC’s curriculum-based RiverSchool for three lucky elementary schools , *click* photos of the fraser exhibit unveiling, New Westminster Arts Council's Pop-up Art exhibition and finally with the main festival on Saturday, which will include the Bosa's Family Fun Zone (inside the FRDC), Artisans on the River (with New West Craft), the Samson V Maritime Museum, the Lucille Johnstone Workboat Parade.
Established in 1980, BC Rivers Day is a province-wide event that attracts hundreds of thousands of people to more than 100 local events each year. The success of this event in British Columbia led to the establishment of World Rivers Day in 2005, and on the last weekend of September, countries worldwide will come together to celebrate the many values of our waterways.
In 2003, the Fraser River Discovery Centre hosted its first festival on the New Westminster riverfront in honour of the Fraser River. Since its inception, the festival has continued to grow steadily with new and exciting components that highlight and celebrate the environmental, economic, and socio-cultural importance of the Fraser River. RiverFest 2018 will build on past festivals to ensure informative and enjoyable family entertainment, including: vendors whose products embody the Fraser, a diverse assortment of exhibitors, children’s activities, and live music.