If you haven’t already got your weekend plans sorted out, we’re hoping our top picks can help you swiftly solve that dilemma. Read on to see where you need to be in YVR this weekend…
The 6th Annual Deighton Cup is back this weekend and kicks off with one big bash at the Hastings Racecourse. Be sure to grab the last remaining tickets to their signature event on Saturday afternoon where you’ll want to dress to the nines for this equestrian-themed event. It’s the perfect excuse to dig out that Derby-inspired attire and pin on a fascinator for a day of stylishly-good fun bathed in sun. Tickets include a complimentary welcome cocktail, light lunch, access to an interactive lounge, DJ entertainment, and more.
This is definitely a good weekend to head out to one of Vancouver’s numerous farmers markets that are in full seasonal swing. Venture out to Trout Lake, over to Kitsilano, check out the West End, or meander over to Steveston and Kerrisdale to score your fresh pickings. New on the market scene: Be sure to pop out to the White Rock Farmers Market to discover a totally different beach-side ambiance (live music included).
Caribbean Days Festival
Spice things up and head over to the North Shore for the annual Caribbean Days Festival (taking place all weekend long in Waterfront Park). It’s easy to make your way across to North Van via the Seabus (and it saves you battling for a parking spot). This festival attracted over 70,000 last year and features live music, entertainment, an array of tantalizing cuisine, and cultural activities to take in. Don’t miss it!
Also taking place this weekend, VIVA Vancouver welcomes Portobello West Market to the heart of downtown for a day of pop-up shopping. On Sunday, July 27th, Portobello West vendors will take over a section of this closed off multi-block portion of Granville Street to create the perfect outdoors marketplace you will definitely want to check out. For a complete list of the 30+ vendors participating in this weekend’s Portobello West event, visit their website.
Afternoon Salsa Sessions at Robson Square
As if shopping outdoors wasn’t enough of a reason to head downtown on Sunday, grab your dancing shoes and be sure to check out the Sunday Afternoon Salsa sessions at Robson Square. It’s a free outdoor salsa class running every Sunday at 3pm (with special live performances at 5pm).
What will you be getting up to this weekend in YVR? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe.