Shipyards Festival

Are you ready for a day filled with music, entertainment, and family fun? North Vancouver’s Shipyards Festival is back, and it’s promising an unforgettable experience for everyone in the family! Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 23, 2023, because this is an event you won’t want to miss.

Music Galore

The Shipyards Festival boasts an impressive lineup of musical acts, ensuring that the beats will keep you moving from noon until 10 pm. With two unique stages, there’s something for every musical taste.

At the Shipbuilders Square Stage, presented by WAVE 98.3, get ready to groove to the sounds of Miina, Run Garner, Michaela Slinger, Norine Braun, Ayla Tesler-Mabé, DM Elektrik Co., Ruthie Ha, and Clara Sanchez. This stage promises to be a hub of energy and talent.

Over at the Commons Stage, presented by Lonsdale Quay Market, you’ll find headlining acts like SonReal, known for his dynamic stage presence, and the fresh project Miina (formerly Carmanah). Tourist Company, North Vancouver’s beloved artist, will also be making a triumphant return to the stage after an extended hiatus. And that’s just the beginning – more fantastic acts like Sol, Garret T. Willie, and many others will grace the stage throughout the day.

Community Spirit

The Shipyards Festival isn’t just about music; it’s a celebration of community. Car Free Day North Vancouver, presented by TransLink, is an integral part of the festival, held at Carrie Cates Court. Here, you can enjoy additional music, explore sustainable transportation options, and browse local vendors. The Car Free Stage at the bottom of Lonsdale will feature acts from artists like Devours, Project Vancity, Adam Mah, Dani Camacho, Glisha, and more.

Shipyards Festival

Family Zone Fun

Families are in for a treat at the Seaspan Family Zone, located in the Pipe Shop. This family-friendly zone is brimming with activities that kids (and kids at heart) will adore. From bounce houses and face painting to glitter tattoos and arts and crafts, there’s no shortage of entertainment. Plus, don’t miss the captivating performances by Katie Brock and juggler extraordinaire Mike Battie.

Musical Magic Everywhere

The festival isn’t confined to just two stages; there’s musical magic happening all around. Head down to the Burrard Dry Dock to enjoy acoustic performances on Cates Deck by talented artists like Francis Baptiste, Joe Abbott, Silent St J, and more – all thanks to the support of Vancouver’s North Shore Tourism Association.

Sip and Savor

As you immerse yourself in the festival and explore the various family zones, take advantage of the sitewide license. It allows attendees to sip on beverages from household brands such as North Point Brewing, Streetcar Brewing, Swandive, Strongbow, and Olé – ensuring you stay refreshed throughout the festivities.

Event Details

  • What: North Vancouver’s Shipyards Festival
  • Where: Lower Lonsdale, The Shipyards, and Carrie Cates in North Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 12 PM – 10 PM

Who to Watch

  • The Commons Stage presented by Lonsdale Quay Market: SonReal, Sol, Garret T. Willie, Noxious Obs Society, Lady Sinncere, Eagle Ex Machina, Raw Honey, Emilyn, and Cate Bateman.
  • Shipbuilders Square Stage presented by WAVE 98.3: Miina, Run Garner, Michaela Slinger, Norine Braun, Ayla Tesler-Mabé, DM Elektrik Co., Ruthie Ha, and Clara Sanchez.
  • Car Free Day Stage presented by TransLink: Tourist Company, Devours, Project Vancity, Adam Mah, Dani Camacho, Glisha, Logan & Nathan, and more surprises to be announced.
  • Seaspan Family Stage: Katie Brock and Mike Battie.
  • Burrard Dry Dock: Kiérah and Sweetpan.
  • Cates Deck presented by Vancouver’s North Shore: Etienne Siew, Jessica Benini, Silent St. J, Joe Abbott, and Francis Baptiste.

Get ready for a day of music, community, and family fun at the Shipyards Festival 2023. Whether you’re grooving to the beats, exploring sustainable options, or enjoying family-friendly activities, this festival has it all. Make it a date with your loved ones and let the good times roll!

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