Vancouver’s Garlic Festival Celebrates the “Stinking Rose”

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Pack a few extra breath mints in your bag because this weekend, a celebration of the “stinking rose” will occur in Richmond for the 8th Annual Vancouver Garlic Festival this Sunday, August 21.

This year, the festival will take place on the Sharing Farm at the Terra Nova Rural Park in Richmond, BC. Highlights include family friendly fare, a garlic market, live music, cooking demonstrations, and a kid’s zone.

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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This Saturday night it’ll be difficult to be at a bar, restaurant, or living room without seeing a live stream of The Tragically Hip’s final show – so go ahead, rock out with the Hip and an entire country! There are a lot of other things you can do before and after as well – a mural festival along south Main Street, the first day of The Fair at the PNE, North America’s biggest food truck fest, a super-rad flea market, and a manga & Haida doodle-fusion workshop.

 

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Documentary about historic Vancouver park to screen at Vancity

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Juan Manuel Sepúlveda spent two years hanging out in Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park in the Downtown Eastside. The director got to know its regulars while letting his camera roll. The result is The Ballad of Oppenheimer Park, a documentary about the park and the daily lives of some of the people who spend time there.

On Sept. 1, Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St.) will screen the documentary that the Hollywood Reporter calls “an intimate group portrait that can be both heartbreaking and hilarious, focusing on a few lost souls banding together against the raw deal handed to their tribes.’’

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Documentary about historic Vancouver park to screen at Vancity

A Summer’s Eve at Vancouver Aquarium’s After Hours, Aug 18 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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There’s no better place to be in the summer than the B.C. coast. Celebrate some of the amazing aquatic creatures we have at the next After Hours at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre on August 18. Grab a drink and get to know some of our local coastal critters through special programs and talks, while discovering the enchantment of the Vancouver Aquarium after dark.

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A Summer’s Eve at Vancouver Aquarium’s After Hours, Aug 18 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

2016 Dîner en Blanc is this summer’s biggest party

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The party of the summer is coming back this week on Thursday, August 18 at 6pm when 6,000 people dressed all in white will converge at a secret public space to celebrate the fifth anniversary of this spectacular event.

Diner en Blanc Vancouver has become a much-buzzed about event that treats attendees with an evening that they’ll never forget. (Good luck getting on the invite list!) It’s inspired a lot of love, some criticism, an anti-event (Ce Soir Noir) and a few weddings… So it comes as no surprise that Dîner en Blanc is one of Vancouver’s most anticipated summer events.

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2016 Dîner en Blanc is this summer’s biggest party

Free music festival in Downtown Eastside celebrates 12th year!

Jody Glenham performing at the Khatsahlano Street Party this summer.

Jody Glenham performing at the Khatsahlano Street Party this summer.

The Victory Square Block Party is a free music festival that traditionally marks the end of summer, at least for some Vancouverites. The Labour Day event features local indie acts, vendors and more, all in the Downtown Eastside’s Victory Square (316 W. Hastings St.) on Sept. 4.

Let’s look at the lineup for the 2016 edition.

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Free music festival in Downtown Eastside celebrates 12th year!

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Watch the skies this weekend – the Perseids meteor shower is at it’s peak this Thursday and Friday! Aside from the natural show there is much to do, such as movie marathoning at the Queer Film Festival, getting your run and your dance on at SeaWheeze, taking in some outdoor theatre,  and speeding down a giant slip-n-slide. This weekend is supposed to be much more summery weather-wise than this week, so get out there and soak it up.

 

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