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

Spend the Day at These Spring Family Events

Photo: Tilly Nelson/VICF

Prepare to spend some quality time at one of Vancouver’s many upcoming big family events this spring. As the school year gets closer to the end, with summer break on the horizon, there are a handful of stimulating activities, festivals, and exhibitions aimed at entertaining both kids and adults coming soon for families to gather for a whole day of fun together.

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Spend the Day at These Spring Family Events

Cherry Blossom Cycling Routes in Vancouver

A woman walks her bike underneath cherry blossoms.

Photo: Destination Vancouver/Jason Lee Wang

With over 40,000 cherry trees blooming in Vancouver, each year, it’s impossible to see them all. But one of the best ways to see a ton of them is on a cherry blossom bike ride.

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Cherry Blossom Cycling Routes in Vancouver

One Amazing Spring Day in Vancouver

Cherry blossoms in front of the Vancouver skyline
Enjoy cherry blossoms and views of the Vancouver skyline from Queen Elizabeth Park. Photo: Destination Vancouver / Vision Photography

Spend an amazing spring day in Vancouver immersing yourself in this floral season with visits to gardens, shopping, and incredible food.

 

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One Amazing Spring Day in Vancouver

One Amazing Winter Day in Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver with snow on the North Shore Mountains.

Downtown Vancouver with snow on North Shore mountains. Photo: Destination Vancouver/Clayton Perry

From beach walks to ski slopes with breaks for incredible food, sightseeing, and art, you can experience Vancouver’s nature, adventure, and culture all in one amazing winter day.

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One Amazing Winter Day in Vancouver

Get Literary at the Vancouver Writers Fest on Granville Island

Ashley Spires, Photo: Roaming the Planet/VWF

The annual week-long Vancouver Writers Fest (VWF) welcomes over 125 esteemed authors and acclaimed writers from around the world across 85+ events to Granville Island and schools around the Lower Mainland from October 16 to 22. Spanning bestselling fiction and award-winning non-fiction, the festival celebrates the finest in Canadian and international literature.

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Get Literary at the Vancouver Writers Fest on Granville Island

Half Theatre, Half Party: The Vancouver Fringe Festival is Here

Photo: Vancouver Fringe

The internationally-renowned Vancouver Fringe Festival returns for its thirty-ninth edition to push the limits of live performing arts in true Fringe fashion. Over eighty-five blistering new acts take the stage at various Granville Island venues and beyond from September 7-17 for eleven days of boundary-pushing theatre.

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Half Theatre, Half Party: The Vancouver Fringe Festival is Here