The 17th Annual Richmond Maritime Festival (Reimagined!)

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The 17th Annual Richmond Maritime Festival (Reimagined!)

August 28, 2020 - September 7, 2020

August 28 – September 7
The 17th Annual Richmond Maritime Festival (Reimagined!)
The City’s annual celebration of all things nautical is embracing the change in the wind for 2020! The Richmond Maritime Festival will bring performances, hands-on fun, storytelling and much more to online platforms. For the first time in its 17 years, the Richmond Maritime Festival will take place entirely online. This decision follows many similar ones, all addressing COVID-19 safety measures.

The kick-off celebration on Friday, August 28 will feature a welcome from Mayor Malcolm Brodie and performances by a capella trio Cannery Mermaids, Mad Jazz and The Seabillys. Peppered in among the music will be stories by Kevin Lee and the Britannia Shipyards Heritage Society, dances performed by Coastal Wolf Pack and a hands-on activity by Richmond Maritime Festival artistic visionary Marina Szijarto. There will also be appearances by festival favourites Rikki the Rat and Lulu the Mermaid. Following the kick-off event, viewers can tune in daily to the @FunRichmond Facebook page or visit for a compilation of music, hands-on activities, story-telling and history from great artists and performers.

The Richmond Maritime Festival is brought to you by the Richmond Arts Coalition, the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site Society and the City of Richmond, with funding support from of the Department of Canadian Heritage.
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