A North Shore Festival by Youth for Youth

May 2, 2020

To promote physical distancing and limit the spread of COVID-19, we've cancelled the outdoor CityFest 2020 event. 

CityFest at Home

The youth of the North Shore now presenting, CityFest at Home, a brand new concept for 2020. This online youth celebration will feature awesome prizes, including Apple AirPods, longboards, skate merchandise, Disney+ and Skip the Dishes gift cards -- for the best youth-submitted content (ages 13 to 24). Share your content on the CityFest Instagram with #CityFestAtHome.

Longboard & Skate

On MAY 2ND please submit ANY skate and longboard posts such as: flatground tricks or ripping down a hill (with a helmet on of course!) etc. GET SKATIN and use the tag #cityfestathom‬e

Here are some of the categories that will be awarded on MAY 2ND:
House of skatin-skate through your house but try not to scuff up the floor! 
Do a kick flip 
DIY obstacle challenge - build/make an obstacle and skate it 

Visual Arts

Visual art posts such as: photography, stop motion, sketches, paintings, etc. GET CREATIVE and use the tag #cityfestathome on Instagram.

Here are some of the categories that will be awarded on MAY 2ND:
Outstanding painting
Outstanding drawing
Outstanding short video/film
Outstanding digital art piece
Outstanding photo
Outstanding animation

Performing Arts

ANY performing arts posts such as: violin playing, singing, dancing, piano playing, circus skills etc. GET INSPIRED and use the tag #cityfestathome

Here are some of the categories that will be awarded on MAY 2ND:
Outstanding song cover 
Outstanding instrumentalist 
Outstanding original song 
Outstanding dance number
Outstanding circus act 
Outstanding spoken word performance


On MAY 2ND please submit ANY foods posts such as: baked cookies, cakes, muffins, smoothies, etc. GET CREATIVE and use the tag #cityfestathome

Here are some of the categories that will be awarded on MAY 2ND:
Fantastic cake design
Amazing dinner dish
Scrumptious smoothie recipe
Awesome snack creation
Gorgeous dessert
Outstanding cooking show host (5-10 min how to video)

How to Participate 

MORE prizes will be given out beyond these categories! UNLIMITED entries + make sure your post is PUBLIC so that we can view it.

Must be ages 10-24 to participate, if you are under 13 please enter the contest via your parent or guardians Instagram account.


April Physical Distancing Contest 

Throughout April, there’s a #CityFestPhysicalDistancing contest to highlight and award youth who are making creative use of their time at home. WIth great prizes every Friday. To win, show how you are making creative use of your at-home time, for the betterment of our community.  Check out CityFest on Instagram.

We'll see you in person at The Shipyards in 2021!


CityFest Background

CityFest started in 2002 when the City threw a party with some youth serving agencies to celebrate the opening of the Centennial Skate Park. That party included a BBQ and a small skate competition. Since that time, CityFest has grown to include performing artists, visual arts displays, interactive projects, food and the largest skate competition in Metro Vancouver. The festival, which is held annually during Youth Week, is run by youth, for youth - volunteers meet throughout the year to plan, coordinate and execute the event. 

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