This weekend’s locked and loaded with reasons to get out and explore the cityscape. Check out our latest round-up and start planning…
Food Cart Fest
The Food Cart Fest is a must-do for any discerning foodie. Same as last summer, you’ll find it located at Olympic Village at False Creek, an easy cruise along the seawall. Score some majorly good food courtesy about 30 or so different vendors, enjoy live music, DJs, and check out local craft and artisan booths, too. On every Sunday this summer starting this weekend (12pm to 5pm).
If you haven’t already ventured up the coastal highway to check out the Sea-to-Sky Gondola in Squamish, perhaps this is the weekend to do it – before hordes of tourists add hours to the line-up. This weekend, they’re hosting a special Summer Solstice Celebration you don’t want to miss (June 21st) featuring an early morning Skyline Ridge Run, Nature School, sunset yoga (pre-register), and late night beats with local DJs.
Annual National Aboriginal Day
Don’t miss Saturday’s Annual National Aboriginal Day. This free event takes place at Trout Lake and celebrates the diversity of Aboriginal people from across Canada. First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples gather to share their experiences, stories, songs, traditional games, dances and spirit with each other and the general community. Enjoy a pancake breakfast, powwow dancing, canoe tours, and more as you show your support for our aboriginal community and historic roots.
Farmers Market on Trout Lake
Given that you’re already out at Trout Lake, stick around and check out the Farmers Market (on all day). Peruse the latest offerings courtesy hundreds of local vendors and walk away with enough fresh produce, baked goods, savoury and sweet treats to last you for the week ahead.
Bard on the Beach
A great option for any of you with a hankering for a little poetic justice. Catch an outdoor performance at this open-air, oceanside setting and fall back in time. Choose from The Tempest, Gymbeline, A Midsummer Night’s Dream or Equivocation (by Bill Cain).
Food For Thought
Grab a bite at Burata in Kerrisdale – it’s the newest pizza spot (well, one of a few) to open its doors in town and is situated just a tiny drive away from the downtown core. Located in the heart of one of our city’s toniest neighborhoods, you’ll find it at 5395 West Blvd at West 38th. Pie-seekers wanting to stay closer to town can rest easy by heading over to the West End’s newest addition that serves up just that: Pizza Fabrika popped up over the past week at 1680 Robson Street and is a perfect alternative when the craving hits. Dine in or grab your fix to go and head to nearby Stanley Park or English Bay beach.
Carnival Candy Ride & Picnic Friday
June 20th, 6:45pm; Ride starts at 7:45pm
Electro-Swing, Circus themed ride! Crawl through downtown to English Bay for a potluck style picnic and groovy dance party on the grass above the beach. All wheels welcome. Meet at Crab Park.
VANHATTAN – Summer Day Club
Also taking place this weekend (Saturday starting at 2pm) is VANHATTAN – Summer Day Club Series. This is a high-end NYC-style day club, targeted towards the sophisticated drinker and socialite and will feature live activations, cleverly orchestrated pop-up fashion shows by local swimwear designer Smooch Swimwear and Brazilian line Verde Limã, and plenty of eye-candy. Vancouver’s top DJs, AAVRAM and SKLA, will literally be on-deck to provide tantalizing beats from day-to-dusk, and for those wishing to carry-on the festivities into the evening Killjoy will host the official after-party.
What events will you be hitting in YVR this weekend? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @ViewtheVibe.