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Harmony Arts Festival is being modified for 2021

We are excited to share the news that this summer—modified for 2021—the Harmony Arts Festival, presented by Odlum Brown Limited, will return to the West Vancouver waterfront from July 30 to August 8. The District of West Vancouver is following COVID-19 protocols as set by the Provincial Health Officer.
 
Although Harmony will look different this year, the spirit, lifestyle, and natural beauty that makes West Vancouver so special will shine through. This uniquely West Vancouver festival has grown over the past 30 years to include visual, culinary, and performing arts.

COVID-19 safe practices

Our layers of protection look a bit different now, but the basics remain the same to keep each other safe and support each other.

  • Get vaccinated
  • Respect personal space
  • Follow guidelines
  • It’s always safer outdoors
  • Stay home if sick
  • Consider other people’s situation
  • Check before you travel
  • Clean your hands

Masks are available at the information booth for those who choose to wear one.

COVID-19 safe practices FAQ

History

We acknowledge that the Harmony Arts Festival is on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, and Musqueam Nation. We recognize and respect them as nations in this territory, as well as their historic connection to the lands and waters around us since time immemorial.

Harmony Arts Festival, presented by Odlum Brown Limited, began 30 years ago with a simple dream: to give the North Shore a festival worthy of its unparalleled setting. Read more.

Location

The festival takes place in West Vancouver along the waterfront on Argyle Avenue, from 14th to 16th Street. For 2021, the festival activities will center around Millennium Park at the foot of 15th Street. All new for this year, the Cypress Pop-up Village, located at 3757 Cypress Bowl Road, will be the venue to stage four dinner and comedy improv nights.

Getting to the festival

Information about these arts facilities

Zero Waste

The festival is proud to be a Zero Waste Festival. In 2019, the festival further improved by diverting 87.5 per cent of its waste from landfills with the support of Green Chair Recycling.

  • 723 bags of garbage saved
  • 5,550 kg of items recycled
  • 15.9 tonnes of CO2 saved (the equivalent of driving 260 round trips from Vancouver to Whistler)

FAQ

Can I bring my own alcohol?

Millennium Park is part of a District of West Vancouver pilot project, in place until October 31, 2021, allowing public alcohol consumption from noon until dusk. Due to provincial liquor licensing restrictions during Harmony Arts Festival, festival-goers will not be permitted to bring their own alcohol into the fenced dining area. Park visitors are still permitted to bring their own alcohol to the parts of Millennium Park that are outside the fenced area.

Can I bring my water bottle?

Yes, we encourage you to bring a reusable water bottle and refill it at our water station in John Lawson Park.

Can I bring my dog?

We love your furry friends but dogs are only permitted along Argyle Avenue at the Art Market.

Will there be a bike valet?

We’ve heard from the cycling community and have made bike racks available throughout the festival site.

Will all of the regular Harmony Arts events and programs be on for 2021?

The Harmony Arts Festival has been modified for 2021 in order to meet the current Provincial Health Order guidelines. We will be limiting the number of activities to a few signature events, such the Millennium Park main stage for live music, the art market, and dining options, all of which take place in an outdoor setting.

We hope to return to full programming for 2022.

Culinary Arts

  • seated outdoor dining
  • licensed beachside lounge
  • food trucks

Performing Arts

  • 32 beachside concerts
  • Indigenous carvers
  • outdoor author reading
  • ticketed dinner & comedy improv. event

Visual Arts

  • 46 art market vendors
  • waterfront art exhibitions