Free Weekend Events (July 20 - 22)


Looks like a lot of things happening on Saturday! I haven't come across anything on Friday or Sunday but I'm sure there are some somewhere. Now if only the weather will cooperate. Have a good weekend everyone!

Friday, July 20, 2012


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Vancouver Farmers Market - Trout Lake
9:00am - 2:00pm each week from May 12 - October 20
North Parking Lot of John Hendry Park at Trout Lake, Vancouver
The second installment of Farmers Market Kitchen starts today at 11am! Join Chef Ned Bell from Yew Restaurant as he demonstrates a seasonal recipe featuring delicious local ingredients sourced right from the market. North Parking Lot of John Hendry Park at Trout Lake Between Templeton and Lakewood south of the 13th Avenue Alley Please note: There is no parking in the North Lot and no parking on 13th Avenue. Please park away from the area & walk in. Or better yet: walk, cycle or take transit if you can!

9:00am - 2:00pm each week from May 12 - October 20
1100 Block of Comox Street across from Nelson Park at Mole Hill
Buy fresh produce from local farmers!

Mount Pleasant Park Reopening Celebration
11:00am - 1:00pm
Mount Pleasant Park, 3161 Ontario Street  (@ W 16th Avenue), Vancouver
Celebrate the reopening of Mount Pleasant Park! Remarks, ribbon cutting, live music, kids' activities, cake, community garden tours, skateboard spot and more.

Khatsahlano! Music and Art Festival
West 4th Avenue between Burrard and MacDonald
Join us for the biggest outdoor street party in Vancouver on July 21st! EIGHT stages located across 10 blocks of West 4th, showcasing 40 of Vancouver's finest independent bands and solo musicians as well as many other artists and performers for FREE!

The Summer Festival
1:00pm - late
SFU Burnaby, Convocation Mall
The Summer Festival is an annual event hosted by the Altered Reality Club, SFU’s club for anime, cosplay, and gaming. Modelled after matsuri festivals in Japan, we’ll be delivering a day filled with carnival-style games, entertainment, artist and vendor booths, and food stalls. Participate in these fun activities for raffle tickets which can win you either one of several door prizes, or the exciting chance to smash a watermelon on-stage! Attendance is absolutely FREE. If you have cosplays or yukata, we highly encourage you to wear them!

BLIM Market & Fashion Show
5:00pm - 10:00pm
Main and Broadway, Vancouver
Livable Laneways is back this summer hosting another series of Night Markets at Main and Broadway. There will be 3 themed markets on consecutive Saturdays – July 21st, 28th and August 4th. Each night market will also be hosting an urban farmers market.

Public Dreams’ Illuminares Lantern Festival ($5 donation cash only)
6:00pm - 10:30pm
Trout Lake/John Hendry Park, Victoria Drive at East 15th Avenue
This year, Illuminares is a celebration of the light within us – of togetherness and creativity, sustainability and artistic expression, of rebirth and new beginnings. Illuminares is about you and your community. As participants, you are integral in making this beloved community event happen and our hope is that Public Dreams inspires you to create, to imagine and to participate. For 24 years, you’ve been the true architects and creators of Illuminares, and we’re once again creating a platform for you to showcase your creativity and Let Your Bright Light Shine!

Sunday, July 22, 2012


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