Wind Festival blows into Squamish

Last year, Squamish's Wind Festival for the Arts drew a record 4,000 people downtown for music, workshops and even a little shopping at the artisan market.

This year, the free event is back and bigger than ever, running from July 18 to 20 in Junction Park.

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On Thursday, July 18, there will be a "special edition" of the weekly Amped in the Park performance for emerging musicians and performers from 7 to 9 p.m.

Then on Friday, July 19, check out Movie Under the Stars from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. for a free outdoor screening. Finally, come back on Saturday, July 20, for a jam-packed schedule that includes musical acts Jon and Roy, Old Soul Rebel, John Welsh & Los Valientes, Norman Foote and Ira Pettle.

There will also be face painting, a kid's zone, food trucks, balloons and live painting on site.

Put on by the Squamish Arts Council, you can also check out a live carving demonstration, make a eucalyptus wreath and screen print a t-shirt (BYO-t-shirt).

The Locals Corner will also feature Squamish musicians Matt Blackman, Will Ross, and Cat Madden.

For more visit squamishwindfestival.com.

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