SPECIAL EVENTS


NORTH SHORE GREEN SHIPYARDS MARKET ~ North Vancouver- May 1st - End of Sept 30th | Every Friday 5 pm to 10 pm

Featured in WestJet magazine, this popular market boasts 100+ artisans, food trucks, live bands and a beer garden! Join the fun and take in a free concert, enjoy the local craft beer and wine garden and take in the breathtaking city lights. Come visit us just outside the "Tap & Barrel" Restaurant patio.

 

CAR FREE DAY ~ Main Street from Broadway to 30th | Sunday, June 18. 10am- 9pm

Car Free Day celebrates the vibrancy of Vancouver’s diverse neighbourhoods by organizing a multi-site annual arts and culture festival that reclaims traffic thoroughfares as community focused public spaces. This allows artists, local residents, performers, artisans, non-profits, and businesses to interact, engage, and re-imagine spaces normally reserved for vehicle traffic.

 

KHATSAHLANO STREET PARTY - Saturday, July 8 - 11:00 am to 9:00 pm on West 4th Avenue, between Burrard and MacDonald.

The West 4th Avenue Khatsahlano Street Party is Vancouver’s largest free Music + Arts Festival! This 10-block street fair, spanning from Burrard to MacDonald Street also features a wide variety of food options, bustling patios, giveaways, special activities, and licensed beer gardens! Come and celebrate with us on Saturday, July 8, 2017, from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm on West 4th Avenue, between Burrard and MacDonald. 

 

VANCOUVER FOLK FEST ~ Jericho Beach park - July 14-16 – Friday 1-11pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-11pm.

The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is a Canadian cultural institution – a unique community-based celebration with an internationally-renowned reputation for presenting the finest traditional and contemporary folk and roots music artists from around the world.

 

GREEK DAY ON BROADWAY- Sunday, June 25 – 11am- 9pm MacDonald to Blenheim Street

Greek Day on Broadway is the largest one day Greek festival in Vancouver and the grand finale event in a month long Greek Heritage Festival. Presented by the Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC, the festival aims to share the rich Greek culture which spans 2500 years of history, including over 100 years of social and cultural contributions to the City of Vancouver. Greek day on Broadway takes place on Sunday, June 25th, 2017.

 

VANCOUVER JAZZ FEST Vancouver Art Gallery - June 25 & 26 | David lam park - July 1 & 2

The TD Victoria International JazzFest is a ten-day music festival featuring the jazz, blues and world music of local, Canadian, and internationally acclaimed musicians. The “grandfather” of music festivals serving audiences in Vancouver and Gulf Islands region, TD JazzFest offers its devoted audience a wide scope of programming comparable to much larger festivals in significantly larger urban areas. Since its inception, the festival has been presented and produced by the Victoria Jazz Society.

 

CITY OF BHANGRA FESTIVAL - Saturday, June 17 12-8pm

VIBC produces a wide-range of events with the objective of increasing community engagement, artistic innovation and education. Through the joy of bhangra, we help build bridges and find inroads to establish new relationships across genres of performance and ethnocultural boundaries. VIBC accomplishes this by producing the 10-day City of Bhangra Festival in unique venues across Vancouver and Surrey, and by producing meaningful events throughout the year. We engage with communities, organizations, and artists year-round to help spread the art of bhangra. 

 

LADNER MAY DAYS  - May 26-28 8am – 6pm - Ladner Village

Held in Memorial Park just steps from historic Ladner Village, the Ladner Pioneer May Days Fair (est. 1896) is one of British Columbia's largest free family fairs. Featuring live bands, free entertainment, carnival rides and a beer garden for the adults, the Ladner May Days Fair offers a wide variety of entertainment and activities.

 

LONSDALE QUAY- Various times throughout the summer TBA

Today, Lonsdale Quay Market boasts 80 fresh food vendors, unique retail shops, artisans, restaurants, and a boutique hotel. Festivals and community events throughout the year ensure that no two visits are the same. Whether it’s taking in a local band during an afternoon concert on the waterfront plaza, or braving the 77 steps to the top of the iconic Q Tower for the best view in the city, lasting memories are created daily at Lonsdale Quay Market.

 

STEVESTON DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL  - August 26 8am – 5pm Steveston Village, Richmond BC.

The Steveston Dragon Boat Festival is one of the fastest growing Dragon Boat festivals in Canada and North America. Every year we welcome near to 100 teams from western Canada and the United States, during one day of live entertainment on the World Beat Stage, kid’s arts and crafts, great vendors, mouth-watering food, and of course, exciting dragon boat races.

 

More to come as they are confirmed!