Your Summer 2023 Event Guide
Posted on: June 20, 2023
Welcome to Squamish summer vibes! Dive headfirst into this list of sizzling adventures as we uncover all the biggest and hottest events of the season.
On your mark... calendars at the ready...here’s a list of all the upcoming Squamish events to help you map out your summer.
Squamish Farmers’ Market Every Saturday
Who doesn’t love a farmer’s market? We’re stoked to see the Squamish Farmers’ Market back in action, including all the bells and whistles like live music, chef demonstrations, kid’s creation stations and so much more (plus plenty of fruit, veg, meats and seafood, beverages, and artisan creations). Find them at the corner of Cleveland & Victoria Ave every Saturday through December 9th.
Image: Sea to Sky Gondola / Tara O'Grady / Hailey Lorraine
Sea to Sky Gondola Mountain Music Every Friday
Each Friday starting on June 9th you’ll be able to glide up the Sea to Sky Gondola and catch amazing live music from a variety of artists. Enjoy everything from cover bands to soulful originals, blues, folk, rock, Celtic and Latin music. On through September, you'll have to check out at least one (or more!).
Image: Dave Thomson
Day Out With Thomas May 27th-28th & June 3rd-4th
Kids rejoice! Thomas the Tank Engine is coming back to Squamish and can be found at the Railway Museum of BC for two weekends coming soon. This is a don’t miss event for any family that has a trail/machine enthusiast in it. A weekend packed with super fun activities including a ride with Thomas, storytelling and a meet-up with Sir Topham Hatt, the Controller of the Railway. Choo-choo!
Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh Squamish Together July 1st
Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh Squamish Together is a day that celebrates the diversely rich community of Squamish amongst live music, art, food and beverage, and craft from many community groups and cultures. Everyone has something to contribute and diversity is our greatest strength as a community.
To celebrate Canada Day 2023 and their summer exhibit, "Celebrating 100 Years of Mill No. 3", the Britannia Mine Museum invites you to enjoy live music, fun, and games at the museum. Music by local folk/rock duo Coldwater Road, with other performances, games, and access to the ""Celebrating 100 Years of Mill No. 3" feature exhibit.
Squamish Mural Walk Festival July 28th-30th
Part of the Squamish Mural Walk, a free, year-round self-guided tour, the Squamish Mural Festival is a weekend of art, culture, community, and entertainment. The plan is to add even more murals to the existing bunch, which will be painted live. Explore the murals in Downtown Squamish on their self-guided walking tour anytime or attend the festival this summer to see the murals come alive first-hand.
Image: Squamish Beer Festival
Squamish Beer Festival June 24th
Always a day filled with merriment, the Squamish Beer Festival back and bigger than ever! The festival is held at the Loggers' Sports Ground this year and will feature more than 60 vendors of craft brews and ciders, food trucks, games, live music and all the fun you can handle. Let the beer and laughter flow!
Open Street Day July 29th
With a focus on 'Active Transportation', walk, bike, skateboard, or scooter yourself downtown for this fun sidewalk shopping and community event. The 2nd annual Open Street day will see Cleveland Avenue closed off to allow for sidewalk shopping and mingling, and will also celebrate the vibrancy of downtown Squamish by reclaiming the street as a community-focused public space.
Squamish ArtWalk July 1st-28th
Get your art on for almost the whole month of July as you head out to explore over forty local artists’ work displayed throughout Squamish at local businesses. This year you can also hop on weekly bike tours and they are offering in-person studio tours as well. Just look for the ArtWalk banners on the windows that identify official ArtWalk venues.
Amped in the Park Every Thursday, June 29th-August 3rd
This yearly summer event develops and promotes fantastic emerging artists within the Squamish community. Catch the performers from 7-9pm each Thursday from June 30th to August 11th, 2022 at Junction Park in Downtown Squamish. Food trucks will be on site so you can grab some grub while you enjoy the music!
Image: Buzz Henczel, Squamish Days Loggers Sports Show
Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival August 3rd - 6th
Squamish’s longest-running and much-loved festival, Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival has been showcasing Squamish’s community spirit as well as its rich logging heritage for 66 years.
Everyone has their favourite spectacle at the event, so you’ll be pleased to see all of them returning, including the parade, pancake breakfast, all the sports shows featuring logger athletes from around the globe, beef buns, axe throwing, and the bed races.
BC Day at the Britannia Mine Museum August 7th, 2023
To celebrate BC Day, head down to the Britannia Mine Museum to enjoy live music, fun, and games. Local performer Jocelyn Pettit will be performing and there will plenty going on as well as access to the exhibits including the "Celebrating 100 Years of Mill No. 3" exhibit - all included in your museum admission
Squamish Arts Festival August 7th-19th
The Squamish Arts Festival returns for a wonderful event celebrating local arts and music. Be sure to check out all the workshops, performances, live art, and more! This will surely be a wonderful event that showcases the best of Squamish spirit and creativity, featuring fun and crafty workshops as well as plenty of live performances.