Festivals & Events

The best of the Summer festivals

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Festivals & Events

Summer is when most of the festivals happen, the city coming alive with fireworks, music, arts and ethnic celebrations. You can check out what’s up during the dates of your visit on the following websites:

Vancouver’s Best Places
https://vancouversbestplaces.com/events-calendar/festivals-and-events/

Tourism Vancouver
https://www.tourismvancouver.com/events/calendar-of-events/

Here’s a list of a few of our favorites:

Vancouver Folk Festival
July
Every year, two and even three generations of families join friends and fellow community members to share in the music, dance, food, children’s activities – and the magical ambiance of the festival.
https://thefestival.bc.ca

Vancouver Jazz Festival
Summer
The annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival is held in the beautiful city of Vancouver. Framed by mountains and the ocean, this idyllic location is the perfect place to get your fix of music, art, culture, culinary delights, and great outdoor adventures and sports.
https://coastaljazz.ca

Celebration of Light
July/August
Vancouver’s summer signature event – the city’s annual free fireworks tradition held over four evenings at English Bay. The largest international fireworks competition in the world, the 2017 Honda Celebration of Light competition will begin over English Bay at 10:00pm each night, rain or shine.
http://hondacelebrationoflight.com

Italian Days in Little Italy (Commercial Drive – Our Neighborhood)
June 19, 2019
If you’re lucky enough to be in Vancouver for this event, don’t miss taking an hour or two to get into the local Italian scene.  Get swept along with locals that pack Commercial Drive for the day – sampling from the huge selection of Italian food, dancing, listening to music, and experiencing the wonderful flavour of the neighborhood!  Exact date for 2019 tba.
http://italianday.ca

Eastside Culture Crawl
November 14 – 17, 2019
Another great event in our neighborhood!  The Eastside Culture Crawl is an annual 4-day visual arts festival during which more than 500 artists on Vancouver’s Eastside open their studios to the public.
http://culturecrawl.ca/eccs

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