Winterruption Festival Ready to Cure Your Winter Blahs

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Image courtesy of Winterruption Festival / Granville Island

“Uh, excuse me? Winter? Can you please, just… uh… stop for a second!?” If you’ve found yourself thinking that very sentence in the past few weeks (although it’s more for the rain than for the cold temperatures!) you’re in luck… The 11th annual Winterruption Festival is coming back to Vancouver this weekend (February 19-21) for some fun and festive music, dance, theatre, art, food, craft, and so many activities!

The event is an exciting and eclectic break from the doldrums of Winter, taking place on Granville Island with an incredible range of events and performances all across the island. Winterruption promises something surprising around every corner, so you’ll never know what to expect!

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Winterruption Festival Ready to Cure Your Winter Blahs

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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Winterruption Festival Arrives at Granville Island This Weekend

Just Announced: Winterruption Festival Limited Edition Doughnut Flavours Will Be Salted Caramel and Lemon Cake – Feb. 22-24

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Zesty Lemon Cake Winterruption Doughnut. Photo credit: Scott Fraser

Oh sweet fried dough. How I love you. Lee’s Donuts – located in Granville Island Public Market – is offering two limited edition doughnut flavours for Granville Island’s Winterruption Festival taking place this weekend, February 22-24.

The Winterruption doughnut flavours have just been announced. Drum roll please. They are Salted Caramel (featuring owner Betty-Ann Lee’s home-made caramel) and Zesty Lemon Cake (a lemon cake base topped with goopy lemon frosting and fresh lemon zest).

Vancouver has experienced a mini wave of avante garde doughnut shop openings in the last year (Lucky’s x 2, Cartems, etc.). The newcomers have upped the doughnut flavour ante. Glazed is great and all, but what about honey pistachio, earl grey or square (!) PB&J doughnuts?

Meanwhile old fashioned doughnut shops, such as Lee’s Donuts, continue to step up their game. Lee’s is known for their honey dip, which converts even the staunchest doughnut hater to lover. But the well-loved shop also updates their doughnut flavours seasonally with limited edition options including Winterruption doughnuts, pumpkin spice in fall, Canada Day flavour and more. Continue reading:
Just Announced: Winterruption Festival Limited Edition Doughnut Flavours Will Be Salted Caramel and Lemon Cake – Feb. 22-24

5 Free Things to Do This February

Winterruption Festival. Photo credit: Granville Island

Winterruption Festival. Photo credit: Granville Island

Wrangle family and friends and take advantage of all the budget-friendly fun in February.

Vancouverites will turn out en force to celebrate the Year of the Snake at LunarFest, a free Lunar New Year festival with live performances and great eats taking place at Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza all weekend, February 15-17.

Rain or shine, get out and witness the 40th annual Vancouver Chinese New Year Parade, Sunday, February 17  – the city’s biggest free Chinese Lunar New Year bash. Right now, they’re predicting sun.

Winterruption brings free entertainment for kiddos and grown-ups to Granville Island, February 22-24.

Winter won’t last forever; we recommend taking a spin around the free Robson Square ice rink while you can. And don’t forget to discover Vancouver’s free snowshoeing trails, while they’re still fluffy white.

Find the full list of free Vancouver events and activities after the jump.

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5 Free Things to Do This February