Exhibitor Expo

Time: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Our Exhibitor Expo will introduce you to organizations dedicated to community and the environment. Some of your favourite mascots will also be on the boardwalk, waiting to be a part of your next profile picture! Click here to see which exhibitors will be attending at this years RiverFest.

New West Craft Artisan Market

Time: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
We have partnered up with New West Craft for this years RiverFest Artisan Market, with a special emphasis on the River, its communities and its peoples. Click here to see which artisans will be attending.

Family Fun Zone

Time: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Inside the FRDC
The Fraser River Discovery Centre has lots of fun and exciting activities, shows, and experiments for this year’s RiverFest also including a toddler corner and a photobooth. This year, we are also launching the latest addition to our Journey Through the Working River exhibit – Within the Hidden River.

We would like to thank the following businesses for donating to our Family Fun Zone and Volunteer Lounge this year: Angelina's, Boston Pizza - New Westminster, Music Box, Pandora's Locks, Pottery Works, River Market, Safeway, Save-on-Foods and Vancouver Circus School.

Samson V Maritime Museum

Time: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Tour the last steam-powered sternwheeler in B.C., then try some knot-tying, learn about the parts of the ship through a scavenger hunt, make an origami boat, try traditional caulking, and learn about maritime symbols in heraldic crests from the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada.


Time: 12:15 pm & 3:15 pm
Where: Riverside Stage
Children’s entertainer Ginalina is a Western Canadian Music Awards Winner and Juno-nominee known for her fast, fun, interactive, and joyful songs. She will play two sets at 12:15 pm and 3:15 pm.

Lucille Johnstone Work Boat Parade by Ledcor

Time: 1:00 pm
Where: On the Mighty Fraser
Join us at 1 p.m. for the Lucille Johnstone Workboat Parade presented by Ledcor -- it is one of RiverFest’s most famous attractions! Named after the River Queen herself, watch the “tuggies” zip across the water in style with tricks and turns you won’t believe are possible!

Here are some of the organizations that will be represented this year:

  • Canadian Lifeboat Institution
  • Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue - Station 10
  • SAAM SMIT New Westminster Inc
  • Seaspan Ferries Corporation
  • Bobs & LoLo

    Time: 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm
    Where: Riverside Stage
    Join four-time Juno nominated musical duo Bobs and LoLo for two concerts at 2:00pm and 4:00pm! Combining their love for nature, passion for education and various performing arts talents, Bobs and LoLo are sure to get you smiling, dancing and singing all afternoon.