Summer Live, a free, three-day multidisciplinary and intercultural celebration for citizens and visitors will be held July 8-10, 2011 in Stanley Park.

FREE Outdoor Festival to Celebrate Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary!

Dates: July 8, 9, 10, 2011 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) with activities running daily from 12 noon through 11pm.

Location: Brockton Point in Stanley Park (see map below)

Summer Live is a free, three-day festival in Stanley Park hosted by the City of Vancouver on July 8, 9 and 10, 2011 to celebrate Vancouver’s 125th anniversary.

Download the Summer Live Schedule

View Summer Live Artists, Performances & Activities

Festival Highlights:

  • Free performances by top Vancouver and international artists including The New Pornographers, Neko Case, Mother Mother, Daniel Wesley, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra conducted by Bramwell Tovey, Dan Mangan, Spirit of the West, Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts, The Zolas, Celso Machado, Said the Whale, Hey Ocean!, En Karma, Fond of Tigers, and renowned Indian violinist Dr. L. Subramaniam.
  • Coast Salish canoe races in Coal Harbour, Slahal games, storytelling and drum songs with members of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
  • A diverse showcase of arts and culture including the joyful wonder of Public Dreams, the contemporary butoh of Kokoro Dance, performances and workshops by the Taiyuan Puppet Theatre Company of Taiwan, a special Bollywood Birthday Party by South Asian Arts dance and theatre company, a survey of Vancouver video art, and sensational projections by Urban Visuals.
  • Family entertainment and  sports activities including a youth volleyball tournament, mini-soccer and a sports day with fun activities like the classic three-legged race.
  • A free shuttle bus from Waterfront Station (downtown) to the festival will run daily from 11am to 11pm; and a free, secure bicycle compound at Brockton Point will provide an easy way to safely park bikes at Stanley Park during the Summer Live festival.

More Information

Download the Summer Live Event Schedule and Map

Plan your trip with our Transportation Guide

Download the Summer Live News Release

View the full list of artists performing at Summer Live

View family sports activities at Summer Live

Volunteer for Summer Live

View a map of Stanley Park

Browse images of Vancouver’s Stanley Park

Provide your feedback on the event in the Summer Live Survey


Click on the image below for a map of the Brockton Point location in Stanley Park:



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There are 26 comments on “Summer Live – July 8, 9, 10 2011”

  1. [...] you missed being at Birthday Live, an even larger event is planned for July 8, 9, and 10. Summer Live will take place at Brockton Point in Stanley Park to help keep the birthday momentum going [...]

  2. dan says:

    can bend sinister play again? we had a great time! cheers

  3. Rachel says:

    Is there a schedule of times and artists somewhere? When exactly is it on Friday?

  4. [...] is throwing a free Summer Live festival at Stanley Park on July 8, 9, and 10 to celebrate its 125th birthday. The city has invited the [...]

  5. [...] Wednesday, the city unveiled a full schedule of events held July 8 to 10 at Brockton Point in Stanley [...]

  6. [...] out the New Pornographers on July 9th at VancouverLive, the free outdoor festival celebrating Vancouver’s 125th [...]

  7. Kaylee says:

    Awe man! Such a great line up can’t wait to hear it all!!! Hey Ocean, Said the WHale, THIS IS AMAZING!!! <3

  8. [...] This year marks Vancouver’s 125th birthday. To mark that, there have been many free concerts and events throughout the city, and this is a part of that celebration. Summer Live has great stuff to offer for everyone, from concerts to children’s booths. Most notably, some pretty amazing Vancouver-based bands are coming to play. They have recently showed the schedule for the event and it can be found on here: http://www.celebratevancouver125.ca/2011/01/summer-live-july-8-9-10-2011/ [...]

  9. Kathleen Delorme says:

    Re: Schedule of Live Acts: See under MORE INFORMATION. The first listing is: Download the SUMMER LIVE EVENT SCHEDULE AND MAP. Click your mouse on the blue words and you will see the Schedule come up on your screen.

    Looking forward to this Exciting Birthday Party! Yay to Vancouver’s 125th Birthday!

  10. Delaney says:

    Is Mother Mother playing at 9:30pm or 12pm?

  11. Vancouver125 says:

    Mother Mother is playing at 9:45pm on Friday July 8th. Full schedule can be found here: http://www.celebratevancouver125.ca/2011/06/summer-live-in-stanley-park-event-schedule/

  12. Vancouver125 says:

    There’s no seating in front of the Coast Capital Savings Main Stage but feel free to bring down your beach chairs and blankets.

  13. Vancouver125 says:

    We have two bistros set up with food and drinks. There will be beer, wine and coolers available.

  14. Aaron says:

    lost my phone July 9th between 11:05pm and 12:01am after Said the Whale concert. Galaxy S android phone. Aaron Rosenberg, 604 224 4447 $reward, worth more to me than phone (contacts, data). please call me! :(

  15. Minna says:

    Great job! It was fantastic today and loved all the variety of bands. They were great! Also loved the activities and shows for kids. Salteens were Fantastic

  16. Leandro says:

    I thank the City of Vancouver for this wonderful and enjoyable experience. As a musician myself, I enjoyed the gigs on the 9th and especially the Vancouver Symphonic Orchestra on Sunday 10th.

    Thanks everyone involved, from sponsors to volunteers.

  17. Leanne says:

    Seeing everyone happy, despite the wearing myself out from volunteering! =)

  18. [...] was a concert series in the park for Vancouver’s 125th birthday this weekend, so for parts of our walk we got to experience a swing band, and at one point, a ten minute [...]

  19. [...] The morning began with a trip out to Surrey to catch the Team Canada take on Team Japan in the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Tournament (aka the Canada Cup). The sun was shining and given my naturally, shall we say, extremely fair complexion, I took the standard precautions and applied liberal amounts of the old Coppertone before heading out to the park. After the game I spent a few hours walking along the ocean in White Rock (after a second healthy application of the ol’ sunscreen, of course), and then headed back home. The day ended at Stanley Park, a picnic in the park with friends as we caught a few local acts on stage celebrating as part of Vancouver’s 125th birthday celebrations. [...]

  20. [...] events. Part of it is Vancouver’s 125th Birthday, with events like this past weekend’s Summer Live. Another part of it is that there’s been a groundswell of community creativity around public [...]

  21. [...] went with my family to see the symphony at Vancouver’s free Summer Live Festival, which celebrates the city’s 125th birthday! Yay, Vancouver’s a supercentenarian! I [...]

  22. [...] 6. On a final note: Be sure to take advantage of any free music and or arts festivals happening in the city while your parents are here.  It’s a great way to see a concert and introduce your mother to Mini Donuts… yummm. As far as I know this is a Canadian thing. While my parents were here I took them to see Canadian music legends Spirit of the West at Vancouver Summer Live 125 in Stanley Park.  [...]

  23. [...] music in the city: This year Vancouver put on a 3 day festival to celebrate it’s 125th birthday. It featured local musicians and had great food! I went one [...]

  24. [...] I stumbled across this beauty of a band on a sunny Sunday afternoon in Stanley Park at Vancouver’s Summer Live festival. [...]

  25. [...] Summer Live, which was an outdoor show in Stanley Park for Vancouver’s birthday. The entire day was [...]

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