Ribfest flag-raising tradition continues

September 10, 2021
Esquimalt News

Esquimalt, BC—Mayor Barbara Desjardins and Esquimalt Ribfest Chair Tom Woods are pleased to welcome another Ribfest celebration by raising the Port Angeles municipal flag. Traditionally, the flag-raising is part of a festival twinning agreement with the Olympic Peninsula community. The gesture signals that Esquimalt’s weekend festival of ribs is upon us. 

Esquimalt and Port Angeles came to a twinning agreement in 2014 to support each other’s festivals: Ribfest in Esquimalt and the Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival in Port Angeles. 

Due to current COVID-19 conditions, Port Angeles mayor Kate Dexter will not be joining Mayor Desjardins as is tradition, however the mayors wish each other well in their respective events.  

The Esquimalt Ribfest is a three-day festival of food, music and fun for the whole family that supports charities in the community. For full details of the Esquimalt Ribfest, including music schedule and vendors, visit www.esquimaltribfest.com.