Our festival is now over. Check back often for next years plans which are already underway.

With over 200 visual and performing artists, this "must attend festival" has become a signature event in the lower mainland. This free, family event features live musical performances, artists and artisans show casing a myriad of mediums, live demonstrations, a children's venue and special performance surprises all day long! Register today to avoid disappointment.

LOCATION: McBurney Plaza, Fraser Highway, between 204 and 206 Street

Saturday, August 17, 11am-5pm

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Celebrating 26 Years of free non-stop family fun!
Saturday, August 17, 2019

10 am to 5 pm, Fraser Highway
Between 204 & 206 Street

Visual Artists & Artisans

Beautiful new work from the finest painters, potters, sculptors and jewellery designers.

Arts Alive Showcase Stage

All-day musical performances in McBurney Plaza from BC's most talented musicians.

Salt Lane Activities

Live music, fun activities & vendors.

Children’s Fun Zone

Free activities for children. 

Amazing Food

Enjoy local restaurants and food trucks.

 

FREE ALL DAY FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!


Entertainment Schedule

McBurney Plaza Main Stage

Salt Lane - Busking Style

11am - 4pm Andrew Christopher/Parliament of Owls


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Children's Venue - Busking Style

11am - 1pm Ari Neufeld

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Performers

Sydney Beau

Singer-Songwriter Sydney Beau grew up in the city of Abbotsford, BC. Her songs carry the excitement and intensity of the city while still containing that small town, heart filled emotion. Following graduation, she moved to Australia and had the opportunity to tour in Australia, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines as a singer and dancer. Following her return to Canada in 2018, Sydney completed the Singer Songwriter course at Langara College in Vancouver. Later that year she was chosen to perform at the Winnipeg Folk Festival. In August, she released her first EP, "The Hummingbird EP" which incorporates various styles from pop, to folk, and even includes orchestral influenced songs. At the 2018 FVMAs (Fraser Valley Music Awards) Sydney won in the Female Artist category and was nominated in the Pop Artist category.

Dear One

Dear One is an Americana Folk-Pop five-piece band based out of the Fraser Valley in beautiful British Columbia. Together, they perform soulful melodies that soothe the heart and lively tunes that stir up a country vibe. Their passion is to bring a warm, quality feel to the Canadian music scene that will help people feel welcomed, inspired, and entertained.

Cross Parallel

Danielle Marie, 2015 CCMA Spotlight artist and Ray McAuley Horizon Award winner, and Jordan Aaron, lead guitarist of Juno nominated band, Faber Drive, met in 2015 to write a song and have been inseparable ever since. For the past few years, they have been supporting each other as individual acts on stage, fighting the inevitable. They have finally given in and merged together to create music's hot new duo, Cross Parallel.

Pat Chessell Band

Pat Chessell has become known as one of the most exciting Celtic acts in Western Canada, playing the region’s top festivals, nightclubs, theatres, and special events. The singer and guitar player performs more than 200 shows a year, either solo or with The Pat Chessell Band. Chessell’s latest release – I Confess – was recorded in January 2018 at the Warehouse Studio, the legendary recording venue owned by Canadian rocker Bryan Adams. He has played all across Canada, throughout Upstate New York, and in his ancestral homeland of Ireland. He was a feature act in the Irish Pavilion at the 2010 Winter Olympics and has opened for such acts as Jim Byrnes, Delhi 2 Dublin, Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones, The Town Pants, and more.

Andrew Christopher/Parliament of Owls

Andrew's repertoire has been described as a "truly eclectic mix of contemporary songs" ranging from Tim McGraw to Eminem. His original songs have heavy emphasis on lyrics and the guitar accompaniment is perfectly married with the tranquillity of his voice. His energetic and often humorous live shows, along with a Rock 'n' Roll attitude, intrigues fans to stick around after just one listen. Andrew’s charm and sincerity as a person has kept them coming back for more.

Ari Neufeld

Ari Neufeld performs from his center. It’s a flourish of young and old songs, familiar and brand new, fleshed out in alternating rhythms and melodies, performed on a wooden amplified stage, with added percussion, and elements of electric and acoustic guitar, piano, banjo, ukulele and harmonica. Neufeld has lived, worked and performed internationally and shared the stage with musical giants. Neufeld is recently transplanted to Vancouver, actively touring his one-man band show around Western Canada, after three years of working with a musical development project in Austin Texas.