August 20–21, 2022
Saturday & Sunday: 11am-6pm

The city’s biggest nautical celebration returns this summer! The Richmond Maritime Festival opens at Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site on August 20–21, 2022, from 11am–6pm. The 19th annual festival will be in-person, free and open to the public with no advance bookings required.

The two-day event will unfold across the eight-acre site, showcasing a vibrant program of live music, historical characters and storytellers, heritage vessels, and displays by community groups.

New this year will be a series of themed areas, ranging from the family-friendly Octopus Garden — where kids can interact with festival favourites Rikki the Rat and Lulu the Mermaid — to the Captain’s Quarters, where visitors can experience hands-on workshops.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada.

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