Ahoy there: Free maritime festival sails back into Richmond this month

Daily Hive

Grab your sailor cap and strap on your floaties because one of Metro Vancouver’s largest nautical celebrations is returning this month.

The City of Richmond announced today that the popular Richmond Maritime Festival will take place on Saturday, August 20, and Sunday, August 21 at the Britannia Shipyards

The National Historic Site in Steveston will host plenty of free activities for guests of all ages, including live entertainment, heritage boats, artisan and good vendors, and more.

According to Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie, the maritime festival is a highlight on the city’s cultural calendar.

“We are thrilled to share this year’s festivities in person once more, providing new and returning visitors with a chance to learn about this region’s maritime history,” said Brodie in a release.

The 19th annual festival is open from 11 am to 6 pm each day on the eight-acre Brittania Shipyards, with no advance booking needed. …

Read Full Story