Happenings

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Happenings is a year-long program that offers opportunities to celebrate Maple Ridge through community-oriented activities and programs in public spaces that encourage an engaged, safe and vibrant community especially in the Town Centre. This summer, join us for awesome entertainment at Happenings for a Small Stage (which includes virtual performances in addition to in-person) and the Happenings Drive-in Movies! These programs are presented by Maple Ridge Parks, Recreation & Culture with community collaboration.
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In-Person Performances

Maple Ridge presents in-person performances and fun for all ages including live music, comedy, magic and dance by amateur and professional artists on Friday nights in Memorial Peace Park from July 9 through September 3! Each evening will feature two artists/acts per and run from 6:00 PM-7:45 PM. 

These in-person concerts are FREE for you to drop-in!

Registration is no longer required to attend each performance. Space will be limited in prime locations, so please arrive early to select your spot. If you have questions, please contact 604-467-7459 or email culture@mapleridge.ca

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Make Your Night Special

  1. Bring a blanket and/or chair 
  2. Stop in at a local restaurant and pick up some food and drink
  3. Performances run rain or shine, be prepared for the weather
  4. Bring family and friends

Attended a Performance? Take Our Survey!

We would like to hear about your experience attending the Happenings for a Small Stage. Your responses will help with future program planning to increase participation and community spirit in Maple Ridge.

In-Person Performance Schedule

Date First Artist/Act Second Artist/Act
Jul 9 Niki Kennedy (Pop Music) esc. (Pop Music)
Jul 16 Cliff Prang (Comedy) Trevor and Lorena (Magic)
Jul 30 Serengeti (African Soul) Gentil Mis
Aug 6 Cambree Lovesy (Country) Still Creek Crows (Country)
Aug 13 Graham Strang (Modern Folk) Stone Poets (Modern Folk)
Aug 20 Paul Tavai-Latta Polynesian Dancers & Co Ashley Pater (R&B)
Aug 27 Mike Bertini (Rock) Raincity (Funk)
Sep 3 The Great Gordini (Family Entertainment) The Blues Berries (Family Entertainment)
  1. Jul 9 - Pop Music
  2. Jul 16 - Comedy & Magic
  3. Jul 30 - African Soul
  4. Aug 6 - Country
  5. Aug 13 - Modern Folk
  6. Aug 20 - Polynesian Dance
  7. Aug 27 - Rock & Funk
  8. Sept 3 - Family Night

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Niki Kennedy

Niki Kennedy is a New Zealand-born, Vancouver-based singer, songwriter, and graduate of the Randolph College for the Performing Arts. As a recording artist, she has been featured in international publications, on national television, alongside online and community radio in Canada, the US, UK, AU, and on commercial radio in Australia. She has had the privilege of performing on stages large and small including World Pride, Canada's Largest Ribfest, Chinatown Festival, and in venues such as Cadillac Lounge and the Rivoli in Toronto. In 2020, she pivoted to adapt to the changing industry and has since performed over 200 virtual concerts. Her new music can be found everywhere you stream music. 

Learn more about Niki on her official website.

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esc. (The Escapes) have a jazz-pop sound that is fresh yet nostalgic at the same time, influenced by artists like Prince, Hiatus Kaiyote, Ariana Grande and Charlie Puth.

The Quintet consists of Isobel Ralph, Max and Rhett Cunningham, Keely Rammage-Scott and Jack Wells.  While all members are from South Surrey, they have been steadily taking the Vancouver music scene by storm with their colourful appearance and incredibly hook-filled songs.  

esc.’s uncanny ability to mix genre and feel has led to acclaimed reviews from some of Vancouver’s favourite music media channels.  Pacific Sound Radio said that esc. Is “leading a funk  pop jailbreak” and it has to be the grooviest jailbreak of the century.

esc. Is currently working with Canadian record label 604 Records for their upcoming release(s).

Learn more about esc. on their official website.



Virtual Performances

In Partnership with the Fraser River Indigenous Society

We are proud to present a series of virtual performances in partnership with the Fraser River Indigenous Society (FRIS). For the first three Fridays in June 2021, performances featured local Indigenous performers in celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21). Performers include Janed Wylie, Coleen Pierre, Nicolas Bruce and Dennis Leon.

In Partnership with Ridge Meadows Multicultural Society

Please enjoy the virtual performance featuring Happy Hour and Asi Somos in partnership with Ridge Meadows Multicultural Society that was filmed in celebration of Canadian Multiculturalism Day (June 27).

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The Drive In Movies are now complete for the 2021 season - thank you for another successful year!  

Drive In Movies are part of our Happenings program, which offers community-oriented activities and programs throughout the year in Maple Ridge.  Over the past two years, 4000+ people have attended our Saturday Night Drive In Movies at the Golden Ears Winter Club.  All programs were offered in full compliance with recommendations from public health.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact us by email