Winterruption Festival to Take Over Granville Island with Art, Music, and Donuts!

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While Vancouver hasn’t really been having much of a “winter” per say, the Granville Island Winterruption Festival is a great excuse to party in the middle of February. Plus, with the forecast looking sunny and cold for the next few days, it’s the perfect weekend for an outdoor festival full of colourful art, music and dance!

For a decade now, Vancouver has been celebrating Winterruption on Granville Island. This truly unique Vancouver winter festival allows Vancouverites and visitors alike to take a break from the gold, grey winter for a burst of fun! From February 19th until the 22nd, the Winterruption festival will be taking over Granville Island food, music, film, arts & poetry, kids stuff, and lots of music.

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Winterruption Festival to Take Over Granville Island with Art, Music, and Donuts!

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Spend this weekend with all the loves in your life with comedy, food events, performing arts, and more Olympic related activities!  Read on for our top picks for events happening around Metro Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Winterruption Festival Arrives at Granville Island This Weekend

Granville Island. Photo credit: Jason Pier | Flickr

Granville Island presents the 9th annual Winterruption, a unique Vancouver winter festival. From February 14th to 16th, head on down to Granville Island to celebrate the West Coast through music, food, art, theatre, dance and film. With beer tastings, capoeira performances, French films, pop up dances, and performances by We are the City and Wake Owl, Winterruption promises to entertain and delight the masses.

Vancouver’s Coastal Jazz and Blues Society presents the Performance Works Music Series, with Vancouver-based indie band We are the City and indie-folk group Wake Owl. Both headliners are $15+ for tickets, but there are also a number of free performances. Quebecois singer Saint-Pierre, Thelonious Monk tribute Monk’s Music, jazz pianist and singer Jillian Lebeck Trio, and Arabic and Persian music group Qalandar will all perform two free shows each.

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Top 6 Free Events at Winterruption Fest 2013 in Vancouver, Feb 22-24

Photo credit: Mazacote

Photo credit: Mazacote

February doldrums got you down?  Take a break from the blahs this weekend at Winterruption, the annual music, food and cultural festival on Granville Island, Feb. 22-Feb. 24

This is the eighth instalment of Winterruption, which draws thousands of people and this year includes a special celebration of Francophone culture, an outdoor street food festival with beer, a full weekend of live music at Performance Works, a Kids Zone and more.

Here’s a list of 6 can’t-miss free happenings at this year’s Winterruption:

Free French Wine TastingAny event combining “free” and “French wine” has to be a winner.  This tasting, part of the Francophone Festival, offers tipplers a sipping tour of France’s best, from rich Bordeaux to rustic Cotes-de-Rhones.  Feb. 22, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.; Liberty Wine Merchants; free.  

[ART]ifacts: The Granville Island StoryGranville Island is Vancouver’s center of artisan culture, with dozens of galleries and workshops turning out everything from fine jewelry to handmade brooms.  Join this guided, walking tour for a look at some of the island’s most enduring and innovative artistic landmarks and stories about the artists behind them.  Feb. 22-Feb. 24, 1 p.m. (tour is 45 minutes); starts at Kids Zone info booth; free.  Continue reading:
Top 6 Free Events at Winterruption Fest 2013 in Vancouver, Feb 22-24

Late-Night Street Food Festival (with beer) coming to Vancouver, Feb 22-23

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Photo credit: RickChung.com | Flickr

It’s the event street food junkies (and craft beer lovers) have been waiting for.

From Feb. 22-Feb. 23, Granville Island will turn into an after-hours party zone for the first Street Eats and Beats Festival.  The beer-garden-style outdoor event, held from 6 p.m. to midnight directly under the Granville Street Bridge, features six of Vancouver’s best food trucks, B.C. wine and beer from Granville Island Brewery and top DJs and performers.

Ticketholders will have the chance to sip, savour and get down at one of Vancouver’s hottest outdoor parties since the 2010 Olympic Games.  Here’s how it works.   Continue reading:
Late-Night Street Food Festival (with beer) coming to Vancouver, Feb 22-23