Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
How many events and festivals can you fit in this Friday through Sunday? Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Free Outdoor Street Parties in Vancouver this July

Photo credit: majomo-photography | Flickr

Photo credit: majomo-photography | Flickr

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.

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Free Outdoor Street Parties in Vancouver this July

You shoot, the food bank scores: Five Hole for Food hits Granville St. July 9

Richard Loat brings Five Hole for Food to Vancouver tomorrow night (Photo: Victor Lo)

Richard Loat brings Five Hole for Food to Vancouver tomorrow night (Photo: Victor Lo)

And you thought it was too hot for hockey.

Tomorrow night at 5:30 pm, the puck–er, ball–will drop in the 800 block of Granville Street for the final game of the Five Hole for Food cross-Canada road hockey tour, a food-raiser for the nation’s food banks.

(And now that Granville Street is officially closed to traffic, there won’t be any cries of “Caaaaaaaaar!” to interrupt the excitement.)

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You shoot, the food bank scores: Five Hole for Food hits Granville St. July 9