The event takes place in an outdoor setting in the grounds near Howe Sound, the world’s best wind and water sports playground. Some of the highlights of this festival include sailboat races and traditional dance ceremonies by Squamish locals.
This year, the festival will again feature free music by many different performers in an incredible outdoor environment. There will also be a high calibre outdoor beer garden and a wide selection of food vendors. As it gets dark there will be a movie under the stars.
Other features in the festival will include kids’ crafts, musical theatre, sports demos, kite flying, roaming buskers and even a farmers market. Regardless of your age, there will always be something for you to do at the Squamish Wind Festival. The Squamish Wind Festival offers fun for the whole family. Why not make it a family tradition and give everyone something to look forward to each summer.
The organizers of this year’s event are the Squamish Arts Council and the Squamish Yacht Club. The yacht club will be racing sailboats in their annual regatta dubbed SOAR. SOAR is a must see event many are beginning to refer to as the West Coast’s best kept secret. It features a spectacular venue with very consistent winds that make it ideal for sailboats. It even won the award of the best party in the Pacific Northwest in the Vancouver Area Racing Council awards.
The event will start on Thursday July, 21 and will run until Sunday July 24. It will kick off on Thursday at 6.00pm and the evening will culminate with the Movie Under the Stars, presented by Squamish Savings. Attendees will have access to art exhibits, food and fun throughout the entire feature.
On Friday, you will be treated to a wide range of events for people of all ages. The day will start with the Squamish Yacht Club’s Inflow Regatta, filling most of the daytime hours. After the regatta, there will be the Making Waves Summer Art Gallery at the Squamish Arts Council Building which will start at 5.00pm. At the Junction Park, the Ta’kaiya Blaney, Bluesberry Jam, Squamptones and House Arrest are the entertainment events that will be taking place between 5.15pm and 9.00pm. Dj Praiz & EmotionZ will be in charge of entertainment in the evening at Junction Park.
On Saturday, the festival will kick off with the Squamish Yacht Club Howe Sound Loop at the Squamish Yacht Club before proceeding to the Squamish Arts Council Building for the Making Waves Summer Art Gallery. Other daytime events at the Junction Park include Broadway or Bust Production by SAM, Overcomers, Emma Wong & Friends, TANGA, The Burn Ins, Magik Spells, Disco Funeral and Flowshine.
Sunday will start with the outflow regatta by the Squamish Yacht Club followed by a kiteboarding contest and dragon boat demos. The food truck, beer garden and kids zone will be available during all these events.