Long Summer Nights


We bring the entertainment, you bring the energy!

Get ready for Long Summer Nights at The Shipyards! Every Saturday from July 22 to August 26, immerse yourself in a diverse and themed experience at North Vancouver’s iconic waterfront destination. 

Free and Fun Entertainment

Sponsored by Vancouver’s North Shore Tourism Association, listen, watch and groove to vibrant performances at Shipbuilders’ Square, and check out pop-up culinary experiences for unforgettable summer nights. With a unique theme each Saturday, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this season at The Shipyards.

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Detailed Programing

In addition to fun, themed entertainment each week, we're excited to welcome the Vancouver Circus School to Long Summer Nights for weekly free circus workshops. Learn the art of circus while enjoying our stunning waterfront view.

July 22, 6 - 9pm | Viva North Vancouver

This Latin inspired theme will encourage you to Cha-Cha the night away! Get ready to dance to the rhythmic beats.

Time VIVA NORTH VANCOUVER with MC Sarah Shandl
6:00pm - 7:00pm                      Rumba Calzada
7:15pm - 7:30pm Abalaê Capoeira
7:30pm - 7:45pm  High-Energy Zumba Workshop with Roslyn Bauyon  
8:00pm - 9:00pm Sambacouver

July 29, 6 - 9pm | Jazz & Cheers

Get your groove on to the classic and smooth sounds of jazz! Sit back with your favourite drink and soak in the incredible jazz performances.

Time JAZZ & CHEERS with MC Tim Reinert
6:00pm - 6:45pm                  Scott Verbeek Trio
7:00pm - 7:45pm Teresa Marie Quartet
8:00pm - 9:00pm Colin Sankey Quartet  

August 5, 11am - 5pm | Young at Heart

To a young heart, everything is fun! We’ll bring you performances by Ginalina, Kel the Magician, and more local favourites. You won't want to miss the princess dance party, the Vancouver Circus School workshops and the local dance schools performing on our outdoor stage.

Time YOUNG AT HEART with MC Ava Safai
11:00am - 11:30am Ginalina Music
11:45am - 12:45pm Magical Melodies with Ava Music: A Royal Disney Extravaganza
1:00pm - 1:15pm Method of Modern Movement Dance Showcase
1:15pm - 1:30pm Perform Art Studios Dance Showcase
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Karima Essa Bollywood Dance Class
2:15pm - 2:45pm
Kel Modern Magic
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Parkgate Youth DJ Em Reese Music & DJ Sage

August 12, 6 - 9pm | Country Thunder

Dust off your cowboy hat and boots because you’ll be stomping to the sounds of Country Thunder! Learn how to line-dance while rocking out to the live country music.


Time COUNTRY THUNDER with MC Natasha Gorrie
6:00pm  - 6:30pm Danielle Ryan 
6:30pm - 6:40pm Silver Diamond Country Dancers
7:00pm - 7:40pm West Coast Slackers
7:40pm - 7:55pm
Line Dancing with the Silver Diamond Country Dancers
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Dave Hartney Band

August 19, 6 - 9pm | '90s Nostalgia

Need a good throwback? Join us for the ultimate 90’s dance party! We’ll have DJ A spinning your favourite records, along with tribute bands, hip-hop performances and dance workshops.


Time '90s NOSTALGIA with MC Natasha Gorrie
6:00pm - 6:30pm Diamonds in the Rough Dance Crew (performance + workshop)
6:30pm - 6:40pm Community hip hop performance
7:00pm - 7:40pm Side One - all 90's set 
8:00pm - 9:00pm
DJ A-SLAM - 90's set

August 26, 5 - 9pm | Global Emersions

Travel the world and end your summer on a high note with this eclectic mix of global sounds.


Time GLOBAL EMERSIONS with MC Britt Ayton
5:00pm - 5:30pm DJ A-SLAM - Global set 
5:30pm – 6:00pm Karima Essa Bollywood Workshop
6:00pm - 6:10pm Shao Lin Hung Gar Lion Dance Team
6:15pm - 6:45pm Brazilian Swag
6:45pm - 6:55pm Celtic Violin by Gabriel Dubreuil
7:15pm - 8:00pm Bitterly Divine
8:15pm - 9:00pm Ache Brasil

How to Get There

Visitors are encouraged to walk, take transit and bike to The Shipyards. The area is pedestrian-friendly with connecting trails and safe spaces to walk with friends and family. Bike parking is located throughout the area and a complimentary bike valet will be available on-site for Long Summer Nights. Access is easy by transit, with the SeaBus arriving right at The Shipyards and bus connections nearby. Street parking will be limited in the area. There are also pay parking lots within a few blocks, view our map of parkades or check out alternative travel options.


Long Summer Nights

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