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Summer isn’t over until the whole world comes to party

By City of Richmond

Published 3:39 PDT, Fri August 30, 2019

It’s been a busy summer; family vacations, daytrips, camps and then all of a sudden back to school. No need to say farewell to the final days of summer just yet. There’s one last party before the sun sets on summer. Join a few thousand of your friends and neighbours at the Richmond World Festival, presented by Coast Capital Savings.

It’s been a busy summer; family vacations, daytrips, camps and then all of a sudden back to school. No need to say farewell to the final days of summer just yet. There’s one last party before the sun sets on summer. Join a few thousand of your friends and neighbours at the Richmond World Festival, presented by Coast Capital Savings.

• The location, Minoru Park in Richmond

• The dates, Friday and Saturday, August 30 and 31

• The menu, food from around the globe. Your favourites, your new favourites, take your pick from over fifty food trucks. 

• The entertainment, one hundred performances across eight different stages. 

• Getting there, is easy. It’s located a couple of blocks from the Brighouse Canada Line Station

• Best of all, admission is free.  

Celebrating its fifth year of music, food and culture, the festival offers a bit of everything for everyone. 

With one hundred performances on eight stages over the two days, no matter when you arrive, you will hear and feel the festive vibes. Every vantage point of the Mosaic Main Stage is great, where popular radio favourites The Strumbellas, Bedouin Soundclash, Neon Dreams and Jocelyn Alice will be performing. 

Throughout the days, the other festival stages will bring you incredible local acts and international imports, keeping your playlists busy for months to come. Arriving from far away are the talented Veronica Fusaro from Switzerland and Quinta Kalavera, a 7-musician band from Mexico. 

Don’t miss the Kid’s World and Imagination Stage. Artists include dance performances by Karen Flamenco or the Eire Born Irish Dance Company. The cultural pavilions will entertain with special showcase performances from China, Russia, Taiwan and Africa. The Bamboo Theatre is home to the Vancouver Cantonese Opera, complete with costume and dramatic make-up. 

The Culinary Stage will expand your kitchen know-how with tips and tricks to prepare dishes from around the world.  

In between snacks and shows, explore the wide world of sports or take a personal journey inspired by local art. Minoru Arenas will be home to the Antarctica Zone where skating, broomball and rentals will be free. After you’ve cooled off, stop by the Cinevolution Digital Carnival outside the Richmond Cultural Centre to take a look at this outdoor art exhibit FIRE. 

The Richmond World Festival will take place from 4 to 10 p.m. on Friday, August 30 and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, August 31.

Richmond World Festival brings out the world explorer in everyone.

richmondworldfestival.com

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