The 10-day West Vancouver event features free concerts, fun children’s activities, daily markets and Indigenous artists. Movie nights have been cancelled
If you love summer, West Vancouver invites you to celebrate it at this year’s Harmony Arts Festival.
the 31stSt The annual roll of the event kicks off next Friday 29th July with 10 days of events showcasing arts and culture.
A range of programs includes more than 50 free live music performances, art markets, al fresco dining experiences, art performances and exhibitions, and movie nights in the park. There are also fun activities and interactive art experiences for kids.
Free live concerts every day and night of the festival. The PARC Retirement Living West Stage and the RE/MAX Garden Stage in Millennium Park host daily concerts, including dinner concerts at 5:30 p.m. and evening headlining concerts at 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m
Among the long list of artists, look out for highlights Eagles Eyes: Tribute to The Eagles on Wednesday, August 3 at 8:30 p.m. and local legends Chilliwack on Friday, August 5 in the same evening time slot.
Unfortunately, the outdoor cinema series Cinema in the Park was canceled because the district was unable to find a sponsor.
This year, too, the art market returns to the festival in the middle of the week. The Bespoke Night Market takes place from Tuesday, August 2nd to Thursday, August 4th from 4pm to 10pm. The festival’s signature craft market, the Fresh St. Market Art Market, will be held over both weekends (29 1st and 5th-7th August) with artists selling products such as ceramics, glass, jewellery, leather, painting, photography, textiles and Sell woodwork.
New to the festival this year is a visual arts center that will fill John Lawson Park with daily events, screenings and hands-on activities each day of the festival.
There will be a range of workshops, demonstrations and artist talks in the ArtSpeaks presentation tent. Tent workshop facilitators will also show their work in a showcase exhibition. There’s also the Harmony Group Show Exhibition, a juried gallery featuring work by 80 local artists in a variety of mediums.
For the Love of Art presents artworks by young people in an outdoor show. Artsy Kids is a program for children to get creative with a variety of media presented in fun drop-in workshops.
Each night of the Harmony Arts Festival offers many opportunities to indulge in refreshing beverages and delicious dining options, from charming parkland pop-up restaurants at Millennium Park’s Royal Beachside Patio to food trucks serving flavors from around the world .
For a more upscale experience, there’s Best of the West. The “sell-out fast” food and wine event will take place on Wednesday, August 3 at a new location, the Grosvenor Ambleside Galleria Plaza, a glass-roofed galleria with direct walking distance from Marine Drive to Bellevue Avenue, with uninterrupted views of the water .
The most popular culinary event of the festival features the most delicious dishes and sip pairings from local restaurants and wineries. Tickets for the Best of the West are $109 ($105 + fee) and are available online now at the Harmony Arts Festival website.
This article has been updated with new information from the District of West Vancouver that the outdoor film series has been cancelled.