Bard on the Beach Celebrates Its 35th Season

Bard on the Beach Village Tents

Photo: Bard on the Beach

Running every summer since 1990, Bard on the Beach is one of Vancouver’s oldest theatre festivals. Head to the tents in Vanier Park to take in four different Shakespeare plays between June 11 and September 21.

Bard on the Beach began 35 years ago with a modest production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in an event tent at Vanier Park. Over the years the not-for-profit theatre company has grown, staging multiple plays each season, employing thirty actors, and expanding to two large purpose-built tents. While attendance in the first year was just 8,000, these days average attendance is about 100,000 over the course of each summer and most shows sell out.

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Bard on the Beach Celebrates Its 35th Season

Enjoy Bustling Night Markets and Farmers Markets in Vancouver

Shipyards Night Market; Destination Vancouver/Vision Event Photography Inc.

Night Market season has launched in Vancouver, running now until the beginning of the fall. Farmer’s markets have also ramped up, as a wider array of seasonal local produce starts to become available. You can expect a lively atmosphere, great food, and lots of artisan goods to browse and purchase.

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Enjoy Bustling Night Markets and Farmers Markets in Vancouver

Conscious and Delicious Eating at Vancouver’s Planted Expo and Plant-Based Establishments

Surrounded by natural beauty, Vancouver lends itself to a lifestyle that focuses on health and sustainability. People’s commitment to wellness means there are many ways to eat plant-based in the city, ranging from attending the upcoming Planted Expo to visiting diverse vegetarian and vegan restaurants and food trucks.

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Conscious and Delicious Eating at Vancouver’s Planted Expo and Plant-Based Establishments

Celebrate African and Caribbean Culture and Products at Vancouver’s Afro World Expo

Western Canada’s largest showcasing of African and Caribbean goods, culture, and entertainment is coming to Vancouver next month. Home to a multitude of diverse communities, Vancouver is the ideal place for learning more about the rich talent of African and Caribbean artists, artisans, and entrepreneurs.

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Celebrate African and Caribbean Culture and Products at Vancouver’s Afro World Expo

Tasting Events in Vancouver You Won’t Want to Miss

Meat cooking at Brewery and the Beast

Photo: Brewery and the Beast

Vancouver has a diverse food scene with world-class chefs making food from around the globe. If you’re up for a culinary adventure, you won’t want to miss these upcoming tasting events.

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Tasting Events in Vancouver You Won’t Want to Miss

Early Summer Community Events to Enjoy

Italian Day on the Drive, Photo: Italian Day Festival Society

Summer is so close that you can feel it. To celebrate the warmer season coming up, there are some fabulous upcoming community events and lively street festivals on the horizon. Vancouver is known for its diverse communities, and every spring and summer, people get together for vibrant weekend public gatherings, perfect for the whole family or a day out with friends to show your collective community spirit and celebrate different traditions and cultural heritages.

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Early Summer Community Events to Enjoy