Celebrate! Stanley Park: 125th Anniversary Festival Event Guide

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Vancouver’s crown jewel Stanley Park is hosting Celebrate! Stanley Park – a massive 125th birthday party bash on August 24 and 25. Everyone is welcome to attend the FREE festival held across five zones in Stanley Park.

Celebrate! Stanley Park will take place at outdoor locations and venues throughout the park. Stanley Park is not only the crown jewel of urban parks in Vancouver and Canada, but it is also renowned as one of the world’s largest urban parks.

It was also most recently named by Travel+Leisure as the second most beautiful city park in the world. With all that considered, it should take little to explain why it is the most photographed place in Canada.

The 125th anniversary bash is spearheaded by the Vancouver Park Board, sponsored by Stanley Park Brewery and is produced by brand.LIVE – the organizers of Squamish Festival and the Celebration of Light.

There will be much to see and do: tens of thousands are expected to be in the Park for the festival’s art, exhibits, interactive activities and showcases, performances, and even major concerts.

For a mobile website of the event schedule and map, visit sp125.ca

Celebrate! Stanley Park: Event Map

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Celebrate! Stanley Park: Event Schedule

LIVE AT SECOND BEACH CONCERT

Time Saturday,
August 24
Time Sunday,
August 25
10:00am-11:00am & 9:00pm-10:30pm SPES Nature Walks  12:00pm-12:15pm Coast Salish Welcome
at Main Stage
12:00pm-12:15pm Coast Salish Welcome
at Main Stage
12:00pm-8:00pm Stanley Park Brewery Premium Licensed Area (Proceeds to SPES) 12:00pm-8:00pm Stanley Park Brewery Premium Licensed Area  (Proceeds to SPES)
12:00pm-8:00pm 2 for 1 Pitch & Putt Admission 12:00pm-8:00pm 2 for 1 Pitch & Putt Admission
12:30pm-1:15pm Mob Bounce
at Main Stage
12:30pm-1:15pm Hilary Grist
at Main Stage
1:00pm-5:00pm Stanley Park Lawn Bowling Club – Games & Demos 1:00pm-5:00pm Stanley Park Lawn Bowling Club – Games & Demos
1:35pm-2:20pm Ali Milner
at Main Stage
1:35pm-2:20pm Del Barber
at Main Stage
2:20pm-2:40pm & 3:25pm-3:45pm Alexandria Maillot
at Acoustic Stage
2:20pm-2:40pm & 3:25pm-3:45pm Connor Roff
at Acoustic Stage
2:40pm-3:25pm Watasun
at Main Stage
2:40pm-3:25pm Kuba Oms & The Velvet Revolution
at Main Stage
3:25pm-3:45pm & 5:35pm-5:55pm LIO & Guests
at Acoustic Stage
3:45pm-4:30pm The Belle Game
at Main Stage
3:45pm-4:30pm Washboard Union
at Main Stage
4:30pm-4:50pm & 5:35pm-5:55pm Terence Jack
at Acoustic Stage
4:50pm-5:35pm We are the City
at Main Stage
4:50pm-5:35pm The Matinee
at Main Stage
5:55pm-6:40pm You Say Party
at Main Stage
6:00pm-7:00pm Arkells
at Main Stage
7:00pm-8:00pm Born Ruffians
at Main Stage
6:40pm-7:00pm The Matinee – Unplugged
at Acoustic Stage

FAMILY FUN AT THE ARCH

Time Saturday,
August 24
Time Sunday,
August 25
10:00am-8:00pm SPES BioBlitz 10:00am-8:00pm SPES BioBlitz
12:00pm-12:15pm Coast Salish Welcome 12:00pm-12:15pm Coast Salish Welcome
12:00pm-8:00pm Coast Salish Cultural & Artisan Tents 12:00pm-8:00pm Coast Salish Cultural & Artisan Tents
12:00pm-8:00pm Face Painting, Interactive Booths, Crafts and more! 12:00pm-8:00pm Face Painting, Interactive Booths, Crafts and more!
12:30pm-1:00pm Purple Pirate 12:30pm-1:15pm Shan E Punjab Arts Club Dance Performance
1:00pm-1:45pm Vancouver Pars National Ballet 1:45pm-2:35pm The Music with Marnie Band
2:00pm-2:30pm The Ta Daa Lady Show 1:00pm-1:30pm, 2:30pm-3:00pm, 4:00pm-4:30pm & 5:30pm-6:00pm Nylon Zoo
2:45pm-3:35pm Coast Salish Dance Performances
4:30pm-5:20pm Bobs & Lolo 2:50pm-3:40pm Coast Salish Dance Performances
5:40pm-6:20pm Vancouver Korean Dance Society 4:15pm-5:00pm Will Stroet & his Backyard Band
6:40pm-7:30pm Legion of the Flying Monkeys Horn Orchestra 5:30pm-5:50pm Katari Taiko

MEMORY LANE AT THE GARDENS

Time Saturday,
August 24 
Time Sunday,
August 25 
11:00am-12:00pm & 12:30pm-1:30pm VPD Mounted Unit Guided Stable Tours 9:00am-6:00pm SPES Hummingbird Banding
12:00pm-12:30pm “Stanley Park from our perspective” – Film presentation
in the Rose Cottage Screening Room
10:00am-12:00pm A Historical Bike Tour of Stanley Park with Maurice Guibord
starts at Devonian Harbour Park
11:00am-12:00pm & 12:30pm-1:30pm VPD Mounted Unit Guided Stable Tours
12:00pm-6:00pm SPES Hummingbird Banding 12:30pm-2:30pm SS Beaver Slideshow
in Stanley Park Pavilion
1:00pm-2:00pm & 3:00pm-4:00pm Zoo Stories Film Presenation & Tour
in the Rose Cottage Screening Room
1:00pm-1:30pm, 2:00pm-2:30pm, 3:00pm-3:30pm & 4:00pm-4:30pm Young Shakespeareans
at the lower Rose Garden
1:00pm-1:30pm, 2:00pm-2:30pm, 3:00pm-3:30pm & 4:00pm-4:30pm Young Shakespeareans
at the lower Rose Garden
1:30pm-2:30pm  & 3:30pm-4:30pm A Walk in the Park Historical Tour with John Atkin
at the Rose Cottage
1:00pm-2:30pm Freedom of Mobility Tour: Women, Sports & Recreation in Stanley Park, 1888-1920’s
at the Stanley Park Pavilion
2:00pm-3:00pm & 3:00pm-4:00pm Rose Garden Tours 1:00pm-2:30pm Traditional Foods and Medicines of Stanley Park
in front of the Rose Cottage
3:00pm-4:45pm Remembering the Human Be-In
in the Rose Cottage Screening Room
1:00pm-3:00pm “Perhaps the Tallest Trees in the World” Walking Tour
at the Arbor in the lower Rose Garden
1:30pm-2:15pm Remembering the Human Be-In
in the Rose Cottage Screening Room
4:00pm-4:45pm & 5:00pm-5:45pm TUTS Museum and Malkin Bowl Tour 1:30pm-2:30pm  & 3:30pm-4:30pm A Walk in the Park Historical Tour with John Atkin
at the Stanley Park Pavilion
4:00pm-5:00pm Stanley Park Four Seasons – Film presentation
in the Rose Cottage Screening Room
2:00pm-3:00pm & 3:00pm-4:00pm Rose Garden Tours
3:00pm-4:00pm The Forgotten Families of Stanley Park, Historical Talk with Jean Barman
at the Totem Area
5:30pm-8:00pm Grease Vintage Car Club Display
outside TUTS
3:00pm-4:30pm Inventing Stanley Park: History, Memory & Nature- Sean Kheraj lecture
inside the Stanley Park Pavilion
8:00pm-9:30pm Boca del Lupo: Fall Away Home (Free tickets with advance reservations) 4:00pm-5:00pm Stanley Park Four Seasons
in the Rose Cottage Screening Room
8:00pm-9:30pm TUTS Sing-a-long Under the Stars: Grease! (Ticketed) 8:00pm-9:30pm Boca del Lupo: Fall Away Home

BROCKTON SPORTSAPALOOZA

Time Saturday,
August 24
Time Sunday,
August 25
12:00pm-2:30pm Irish Sporting & Social Club 12:00pm-7:00pm BC Mainland Cricket -Game
12:00pm-7:00pm BC Mainland Cricket -Game 12:00pm-7:00pm HMCS Discovery Guided Tours
at Deadman’s Island
12:00pm-7:00pm Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club 12:00pm-7:00pm Power to Be – Demos
12:00pm-7:00pm Power to Be – Demos 12:00pm-7:00pm Sportball – Games
12:00pm-7:00pm Sportball – Games 12:00pm-8:00pm Brockton Pavilion Licensed Area
(Proceeds to SPES)
12:00pm-8:00pm Brockton Pavilion Licensed Area
(Proceeds to SPES)
12:00pm-8:00pm Speedminton – Demos
12:00pm-8:00pm Speedminton – Demos 1:00pm-4:00pm Evergreens Rugby – Over 40’s Rugby Games & Demos
1:00pm-5:00pm League Project – Games 1:00pm-5:00pm Coast Salish Canoe Races Launching from Deadman’s Island
1:00pm-6:00pm BC Mainland Cricket – Batting Cage 1:00pm-6:00pm BC Mainland Cricket – Batting Cage
2:00pm-2:45pm, 4:00pm-4:45pm & 6:00pm-6:45pm Pedalheads – Workshops 2:00pm-2:45pm Pedalheads – Workshops
3:00pm-7:00pm Vancouver Rowers Showcase – Rugby
4:30pm-7:00pm Coast Salish Slahal Games

LOST LAGOON’S ECOHARMONY

Time Saturday,
August 24
Time Sunday,
August 25
10:00am-5:00pm SPES Nature House and Art Workshop 9:00am-5:00pm SPES Nature House and Art Workshop
12:00pm-5:00pm Vintage Car Club Display at Devonian Harbour Park 12:00pm-5:00pm Vintage Car Club Display at Devonian Harbour Park
12:30pm-1:00pm Glittering Kingdom 12:30pm-1:00pm Glittering Kingdom
1:15pm-2:00pm City Opera
includes Introduction from Janet Rogers
1:15pm-2:00pm City Opera
includes Introduction from Janet Rogers
2:30pm-3:00pm Late Thaw 2:30pm-3:00pm Late Thaw
3:30pm-4:00pm Glittering Kingdom 3:30pm-4:00pm Glittering Kingdom
4:15pm-5:00pm City Opera
includes Introduction from Janet Rogers
4:15pm-5:00pm City Opera
includes Introduction from Janet Rogers
5:30pm-6:00pm Late Thaw 5:30pm-6:00pm Late Thaw

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