Once upon a time, Vancouver was known as a “no fun” city. This summer, Viva Vancouver is doing its best to put that reputation to rest.
Now in its second year, the city-sponsored program transforms streets into lively outdoor parties, with music, art, dancing and food. Every weekend through Labour Day, a different free festival will liven up Vancouver, while events throughout the week ensure there’s rarely a dull moment.
Programming this year includes a series of big celebrations along Granville Street, including Latincouver, a Bike Rodeo, Axe Capoeira, TaiwanFest and more. There will be a brand new farmers market in Yaletown on Thursdays, starting in mid-August. City beautification programs will see permanent “rainbow crosswalks” installed along Davie Street. And the unique Pilot Parklet Program will transform random parking lots across Vancouver into outdoor party zones.
Here’s a more detailed look into where to celebrate with Viva Vancouver this July: Continue reading:
Free Outdoor Street Parties in Vancouver this July