SQUAMISH SUMMER EVENTS 2022
by Kristy Aleksich
Do you know what’s great about Fridays? The anticipation. You’ve gotten through your week, there is an end in sight, you have something to look forward to, and you are excited about the fun plans you’ve made. So what does this summer feel like? Friday on steroids. Events are back. Plans are being made – big plans. The anticipation and hype are electric. Hello, Summer 2022, we’ve been waiting for you.
Here's everything you need to know about Squamish events that are returning this summer. Get your calendar out and start planning!
Fridays are to kick back, take in the view and soak up the sounds at the Sea to Sky Gondola.
Starting June 17th and running through to the beginning of September, hop onto the Sea to Sky Gondola each Friday to head up to the Summit where you can enjoy wonderful live music with a side of spectacular views. Each week brings talented artists, and you’ll be able to enjoy everything from Celtic to Latin Music, cover bands, folk and blues, rock n’ roll and so much more. Local legends The Hairfarmers have locked in three dates, and you’ll also find award-nominated and award-winning artists representing.
The Squamish Farmers Market is located at Cleveland Avenue and Victoria Street by the Copper Coil in downtown Squamish.
Everyone loves a good farmers’ market and it’s great to see this Squamish staple back in fine form. Every Saturday from April 23rd through to December 11th, enjoy a selection of farm-fresh produce, fruit, seafood and meats, house-made goodies, art and more. The Squamish Farmers’ Market also welcomes back live music, community tables, chef demonstrations, and food trucks too!
Park the car and take walk to enjoy the new murals in downtown Squamish
Get excited for an immersive weekend of art, culture, community, and entertainment at the Squamish Mural Walk Festival. As part of the Squamish Mural Walk (a free, year-round self-guided tour of the 29 murals in Downtown Squamish), the festival is planning to add another eleven murals to be painted live during the festival. Feel free to explore the murals in Downtown Squamish on their self-guided walking tour anytime, the murals make for great photo ops and selfies. Tag #SquamishMuralWalk with your favourite artists.
Celebrating Beer at the Squamish Beer Festival all day long
With more than 55 craft vendors and a scenic backdrop to rival any event, the Squamish Beer Festival is kicking off summer with the revelry we’ve all been missing. Gather in Junction Park with 2000 of your newest friends as you wander and sip a discerning array of craft brews and ciders. There will be food trucks, games, live music and all the fun that comes with a festival that’s all about enjoying a tipple or two, or ten, of beer.
Shine under the stars as the Constellation Festival returns with a bang for 2022. Headliners and award-winning artists Sarah McLachlan, July Talk and Black Pumas will be lighting up the main stage along with an impressive line-up of artists on two non-competing, multi-genre stages. This 2nd installation of Squamish’s newest music festival is going to be a banger. Whether you’re in party mode or just want to take in the vibe with roving entertainers, art installations, BC’s first weed garden, and a diverse array of food vendors, there will be something for everyone.
The Friday Night Squamish Days Bed Races are back. Sign up a team!
It’s good to see Squamish’s longest-running and much-loved ‘Loggers Fest’ back with everyone’s favourite events-within-the-event.
Kick things off street-side as you take in the parade, tuck into their famed pancake breakfast, throw some axes or watch the pros do it in the world-class loggers’ sports show. There will be bed races, beef buns, beers and (probably) lots of beards. Celebrating 65 years, Squamish Days showcases our community spirit as well as our rich logging heritage.
Bring the whole family downtown for a day of shopping and entertainment.
There’s something about this special one-day event in Downtown Squamish that just feels so… Squamish. Which is awesome. Ask anyone! This free event showcases the best of Squamish including vendors, food trucks, live music, a beer garden, a car show, live art, and prizes. Kalkalath (Deanna Lewis) of the Squamish Nation will kick things off with a blessing, drumming and songs followed by dance, music and… more music! It’s going to rattle the windows of all those new condos downtown and echo across Howe Sound to Vancouver.
New name to celebrate the Squamish Arts Scene
Formerly known as the Squamish Wind Festival for the Arts, the Squamish Arts Festival is an annual fusion of art, community, and music. Back for its 9th year with a new name, the Squamish Arts Festival will be a local celebration of Squamish spirit, creativity, and accessibility, featuring plenty of fun and crafty workshops and live performances.
We don’t know about you but this line-up of Squamish’s best events and festivals returning makes our hearts sing. Hold onto your hats, folks, it’s going to be EPIC.