This weekend in YVR is filled with a ton of cool events sure to satisfy all tastes. So go on, get up, and enjoy the weekend at these neat parties and events…
Sunset Beach Social
Kick things off by heading down to English Bay on Friday night and be sure to pop by the second edition of the Sunset Beach Social that kicks off at 5pm. Bring your beach blanket, appetite, and get ready for some socializing at this laidback, fun event featuring food trucks, an eclectic art market, drag queen performances, a sandcastle building competition, roller disco, and more.
Also taking place on Friday at the Vancouver Art Gallery is their signature adults-only FUSE. This latest edition showcases the spectacular exhibitions on display for summer. Dubbed Fake Plastic, this edition of FUSE promises a playful serving of pop culture where everything can be anything (featuring the works of Douglas Coupland). Tickets are $20 and will land you exclusive access to the gallery at night, bar service, private tours, DJ performances, and an outdoor lounge for some serious chill time.
Don’t miss SUNWAVE over at Wreck Beach (Vancouver’s clothing-optional gathering place). This musical showcase features a packed lineup of international and Canadian artists and DJs ready to entertain. Bring your appetite because they’ll have the grill fired up and BBQ goods ready to go, bar service, organic treats, and so much more to satisfy any craving.
Khatsahlano Street Party
Definitely plan on popping by the West 4th Avenue Khatsahlano Street Party this Saturday. It’s Vancouver’s biggest free Music and Arts Festival (they saw about 118,000 people last year alone!). This year’s festival will feature eight different stages showcasing more than 50 of Vancouver’s top musical performers as well as the eclectic work of local artisans and street performers throughout a span of 10 blocks. New this year, the festival also features three different beer gardens courtesy of Mill Street Brewery and music by Zulu Records. Get ready to pack on sunscreen and load up on water – it’ll be a long (and super fun) day.
Food Cart Fest
Grab your bike and get ready to cruise over to the Food Cart Fest (located at 215 W. 1st Ave at Olympic Village). This food-fueled festival packs serious eats courtesy of 20 of Vancouver’s top Food Carts. Take in live entertainment at the sprawling outdoor venue located in False Creek, check out local craft vendors, and eat to your heart’s content! The festival runs every Sunday throughout the summer from noon until 5pm.
If you’re going to any cool events this weekend in Vancouver, let us know in the comments below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe.