Light Up Chinatown! Announces Free Entertainment Line-Up for the Weekend, September 11 & 12

The Vancouver Chinatown Foundation and the Vancouver Chinatown Business Improvement Area Society (VCBIA) are gearing up to launch the inaugural Light Up Chinatown! celebration this weekend. The two-day event runs September 11 and 12, 2021 with a full slate of live performances, family-fun activities, exclusive food collaborations, and beautiful displays of lanterns and lights.

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Light Up Chinatown! Announces Free Entertainment Line-Up for the Weekend, September 11 & 12

The Fire Dragon Tradition Descends on Vancouver’s Chinatown

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From September 24 to 26, 2021, an ancient Chinese legend, the Fire Dragon, is paying Vancouver’s Chinatown a visit in conjunction with Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations. Presented by the City of Vancouver’s Chinatown Legacy Stewardship Group’s Culture and Heritage working group, in collaboration with the Vancouver Chinatown BIA Society (VCBIA), Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, the Chinese Cultural Centre and Chinatown Society Heritage Building Association (CSHBA), the inaugural Fire Dragon Festival and Noodlecious Festival welcome the entire community to join in on family fun activities, live performances, good eats, and of course to meet the Fire Dragon.

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The Fire Dragon Tradition Descends on Vancouver’s Chinatown

Chinatown retail therapy: New boutiques and classic favourites

The buzzy retail scene in Vancouver’s Chinatown embodies perpetual change of the I Ching. A handful of creative, stylish boutiques recently opened doors alongside the rich array of traditional shops. When you head out to the Chinese New Year festivities this weekend, make sure and check out the evolving shopping experience in one of North America’s largest Chinatowns. With options ranging from recycled leather handbags to artfully curated, minimalist menswear, you won’t want to miss out on the fresh talent.

I’ve listed five Chinatown boutiques for the modern style-seeker below. I’ve also recapped Chinatown’s already established retail faves. Continue reading:
Chinatown retail therapy: New boutiques and classic favourites