Riverside Stage & Market StageA variety of musicians will perform live on both the Market and Riverside Stage, providing a cheerful and lively atmosphere throughout the RiverFest weekend. On Saturday be sure to stop by the Pulse 107.7FM, RiverFest's exclusive radio partner, booth located next to the Riverside Stage for special promotional giveaways. Click on the Live Entertainment button in the left sidebar for a list of this year’s performances.
Along the BoardwalkThroughout the day there will be plenty of age-appropriate activities, games and craft stations to provide entertaining, interactive fun for the whole family. You never know what colourful characters you will meet along the way. Be sure to check out:
Art to Go, by Arts Council of New WestminsterFind your way home with the Arts Council of New Westminster's ArtsToGo Paper Cup Lighthouse workshop! It may be foggy out there but this lighthouse will guide you! Join local artist Clarissa Argueta for a hands on arts workshop with a project you can take home with you!
Artist and Artisan MarketInspired by the Fraser, this Market supports local artists and artisans and provides a unique opportunity to showcase their original work to visitors through demonstration, exhibition and engagement. Over 30 artists and artisans will display and sell their work along the boardwalk throughout the day. Check out which vendors will be here by clicking on the Exhibitor and Artisan button, and get ready to shop!
Exhibitor ExpoTo encourage an understanding of the value of a healthy and productive river, conservation, environment and river related organizations will be providing engaging interactive displays and activities throughout the day. For a complete list of exhibitors, click on the Exhibitor and Artisan button.
Build a Boat, presented by Vancouver Maritime MuseumBack by popular demand! Learn about the important roles tugboats play on the Fraser River while building your own model wooden tugboat to take home.
Bosa Family Fun ZoneLots of smiles, laughter and fun will be found inside the Fraser River Discovery Centre’s big blue and white building! Dig in the sands at the archaeology table, learn about every day, but harmful pollutants at the Pollution Model, get your face painted, pan for gold, paint a dream fish, participate in a cajon drumming session or make some fun crafts to take home. All in the day of being a kid!
Paint a Dream Fish with Stream of Dreams, sponsored by Bosa DevelopmentShow us your creative and artist side….paint a dream fish! This year's masterpieces will be installed on the Canyon Walls inside the Fraser River Discovery Centre!
Gold Panning with Yukon Dan, sponsored by Bosa DevelopmentYukon Dan will be joining us at RiverFest 2016!! Bringing his panning knowledge and skills, Yukon Dan's workshop will allow festival goers to pan for gold and experience the gold rush thrill!
Cajon Drumming, sponsored by Bosa DevelopmentCome drum up a storm with Rhythm Resource at one of 7 hand-drumming sessions being held during RiverFest.
11:00 am - Demonstration and Drop-In in the roundabout (just follow the beat of the drums)
30 minute sessions will be held in the Canyon Theatre located on the lower floor of the Discovery Centre. Sessions will begin at: 12:15, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, and 3:30
To avoid disappointment, pre-registration is encouraged for the 30 minutes workshops. Drop-ins are welcome, if space allows. Click here to pre-register.
Vancouver Circus Aerial DemonstrationSaturday, September 24 – 11:30am to 2:30pm
The Circus is coming to town! Be sure to check out the students and performers from the Vancouver Circus School as they showcase their amazing talents on the Aerial Silks. Join in the fun and test your talents and learn to juggle, plate spin or master the flower sticks.
Famous Lucille Johnstone Workboat Parade, presented by LedcorSaturday, September 24 - 1:00pm
Everyone loves a parade - but this isn't your ordinary parade! The Annual Lucille Johnstone Work Boat Parade is a huge crowd pleaser and the highlight of RiverFest. Vessels that work the Fraser will provide visitors a "window" into the meaning of a "living, working river" with demonstrations of their amazing agility and strength as they dance across the waters of the Fraser.
Roving Entertainment, sponsored by Bosa Development
Magic with the Great Marrdini11:00am to 1:00pm
The Great Marrdini has been entertaining Vancouver with a unique blend of magic and comedy that has captivated audiences, young and old, for over 20 years
Kelly Haines Ventriloquist12:30pm to 2:30pm
Ventriloquist Kellie Haines is multi-talented entertainer with a background in theatre, clowning, singing and dance, Kellie and her puppet pals will leave you amazed and delighted
Woops-A-Daisy the Forest Fairy2:00pm to 4:00pm
Woops-a-Daisy the Forest Fairy is always delighted to entertain a crowd of little ones with magical fun. Fancy a puppet, some string and silver rings. A joke, a song, bring everyone along--to enjoy "Woops" at RiverFest