Summer at the Shipyards Kicks Off

May 5, 2022

A summer of fun kicks off at The Shipyards this month with a variety of family friendly events and the opening of the Splash Park for the May long weekend.

A popular year-round destination in Lower Lonsdale, The Shipyards offers opportunities for the community to gather, play and socialize alongside the beautiful waterfront views. Amid shops, restaurants and recreational activities, The Shipyards also offers seasonal programming and entertainment for residents and visitors to enjoy.

“We all love The Shipyards because there is something for everyone,” said Mayor Linda Buchanan. “The past two years has highlighted the importance of vibrant and animated outdoor public spaces for people. That’s why the City is gearing up for a busy summer season on our waterfront. Concerts, markets, food trucks, art installations, and more, will make The Shipyards and surrounding community the place to be this summer. We look forward to welcoming you!”


The Shipyards Splash Park Opening

The popular Splash Park will open on May 27th (changed from the May long weekend due to cool temperatures) from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily until September 5 at The Shipyard Commons. The Splash Park is a great destination for kids and families to cool off during the summer months. Visitors are welcome to pack a lunch and enjoy the water views from one of the picnic tables, or purchase food at any of the restaurants or shops located in The Shipyards. For more information, visit cnv.org/SplashPark.


Events and Programs All Summer Long

Celebrate the season all summer with events such as The Shipyards Live, Fall for Local, The Garden Beer Market, noon hour music, outdoor movie nights, an artisan market and more.  With sizzling performances, farm fresh food and ways to connect with neighbours, there's something for everyone to enjoy from July to September. Visit cnv.org/TheShipyards for the events calendar.

Shipyards Live - Featuring entertainment, a beer garden and food truck starting May 13 to September 2 (Fridays 3 pm-10 pm). Please note Fall for Local Market has been cancelled.

The Garden Beer Market - Enjoy a beverage in the Shipbuilders' Square, live entertainment and food trucks starting May 14 to September 3 (Saturdays 2 pm-10 pm).

Nooner Music - Enjoy musical performances in the Shipbuilders' Square starting June 15 to August 31 (Wednesdays 12 pm-2 pm).

Deckchair Cinema - Outdoor movie night on Cates Deck, presented by The Polygon Gallery starting June 23 to August11 (Thursdays at sunset).

Polygon Outside: Kids First - A day of artmaking and fun for families of all kinds on Cates Deck, presented by The Polygon Gallery starting June 26 to August 14 (Sundays 11am-3pm).

Shipyards Artisan Market - Featuring the handmade ware of local artisans starting July 7 to August 25 (Thursdays 5-9 pm).

The excitement continues with various festivals and activations planned throughout the summer. Watch the City’s social media and website for more details.


Getting to The Shipyards

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 access is easy by transit, with the SeaBus arriving right at The Shipyards and bus connections nearby. There are also pay parking lots within a few blocks.

Updates about current activities and events throughout the season are available at cnv.org/TheShipyards for the events calendar.

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