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Amazing line up of talent set to entertain crowds at Celebrate! Stanley Park

July 24 2013

Celebrate! Stanley Park 125 logo

The City of Vancouver and Vancouver Park Board’s summer festival celebrating Stanley Park’s 125th anniversary has a bit of everything:

  • Juno Award-winning band Arkells
  • Children’s entertainers
    Bobs & LoLo
  • A Boca del Lupo outdoor spectacular
  • A Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) sing-a-long

Feature performances at unique festival zones

"Celebrate! Stanley Park", presented by Stanley Park Brewery, takes place August 24 and 25 at five festival zones throughout the park. Daytime performances and activities are free.

Live music at Second Beach

The "Live at Second Beach" festival zone features a line up of amazing, all-Canadian musical performances, outdoor sports, food concessions, and a premium licensed area.

Headliners include Arkells and indie rock band Born Ruffians.

Children's entertainers at Lumberman's Arch

The "Family Fun at the Arch" festival zone features children’s entertainers Bobs & LoLo, Will Stroet & the Backyard Band, and Music with Marnie.

The zone also features Coast Salish artisans, nature walks, stilt walkers, and the Aquarium's Aqua Van.

Interactive theatre at the Rose Gardens

Boca del Lupo's production "Fall Away Home"

Boca del Lupo returns to Stanley Park after a seven-year absence with a free outdoor all-ages show in the "Memory Lane at the Gardens" festival zone.

"Fall Away Home" is a modern fairytale about a young girl who falls down a hole and then embarks on journey to find her way home. A mash-up of live action, animation and audience participation, this unique production is as much an experience as it is a performance.

The show begins at 8pm on August 24, 25, 29, 31 and September 1 (previews on August 21, 22 and 23). "Fall Away Home" is located in the parking lot of the Stanley Park Service Yard, west of Pipeline Road near the Rose Garden. While free, ticket reservations are required.

Theatre Under the Stars presents musical sing-along "Grease"

An iconic summer tradition for the past 67 years, TUTS presents the first annual Sing-Along Under the Stars with the hit movie musical "Grease"! The entertaining and interactive experience takes place at 8pm on August 24, at Malkin Bowl, part of the "Memory Lane at the Gardens" festival zone.

"Grease" features a costume parade, show and shine car display, hand-jive training, and more.

Tickets start at $20 and include a goodie bag.

Full festival program unveiled August 1

The detailed program schedule for "Celebrate! Stanley Park" will be available by August 1.

Recognizing our sponsors and history

"Celebrate! Stanley Park" is supported by funding from the Government of Canada, local government, and local businesses. Stanley Park Brewery is the presenting sponsor.

Since its official opening on September 27, 1888, Stanley Park has established itself as an attraction of international status and a National Historic Site of Canada. The park is on the traditional Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.