The PNE, Vancouver’s 100-year-old version of a traditional country fair, takes place through Sept. 1. Crowds turn out for the rides, exhibits and the over-the-top, disgustingly-decadent eats including deep-frin\ed macaroni balls, deep-fried oreos, deep-fried mars bars, funnel cake, ostrich sliders, and two-foot hot dogs.
If you haven’t made it out yet, do not miss the last day of Vancouver’s original food cart festival with over 20 talented Vancouver street food vendors, a flea market, DJs and much more. Food Cart Fest takes place Sunday, August 31, from noon to 5pm at 215 West 1st Avenue between the Cambie Bridge and Olympic Village.
On August 29, from 5pm until sundown, Sunset Beach will be transformed into Venice Beach, California. You can find food carts, roller disco, a craft market, music and more at the new Sunset Beach Socials this summer.
Vancouver’s one and only BBQ & Chili festival is back Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31. Twelve Gastown restaurants will compete in a grilling showdown. Hungry attendees can sink their teeth into bbq ribs, chicken wings, brisket and more. Find it at the 200 Block of Carrall Street, Vancouver
This free community concert/end of summer party returns Sunday, August 31 at Victory Square, at the edge of Gastown. This is where the low-key Vancouverites congregate to hear 9 local bands, two DJs and take advantage of Community Pizzeria food truck. The entertainment runs 2pm-9pm.
Find vintage nursery decor ideas at Stepback on West Broadway
In September, more babies are born than in any other month of the year. Must have something to do with that wintery, romantic December month… Whether you are expecting next month or next year, or have a friend of family member who is, Kitsilano is the perfect place to shop for all that mom and baby require. Here’s our round up:
Prepare to essen well and raise your beer stein with a rousing prost. Vancouver has a new way to celebrate Oktoberfest at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza, which hosts annual the German-style Christmas Market. Harvest Haus Oktoberfest takes place there October 2-5, 2014.
Harvest Haus, presented by The Social Concierge and Wet Ape Productions, intends to bring the feeling of an old world European harvest festivals to Vancouver, making our West Coast city into a “mini Münich.”
It’s the first time this event has taken place, and we’re all interested in exactly what kind of harvest bounty is on offer. Here’s what we know. There will be German-themed noshes including pretzels, spätzle, brezen, bratwürst, schnitzel and sauerkraut prepared with locally harvested ingredients. There will also be a traditional Swiss-style chocolatier tempting the crowds with his delights.
When it comes to suds, here’s the pour list: Read more…
We harp on about the zombie apocalypse fairly often on Kitsilano.ca, but this time, it’s for real. Vancouver Zombie Walk 2014 takes place September 6 this year from 4 to 6pm. Thousands of Vancouverites in gory zombie garb infest the streets, creeping their way from Vancouver Art Gallery up Robson towards Denman Street. At Denman the horde will make a left and continue to English Bay. The infestation ends at the laughing men statues.
If you plan on participating, here are the guidelines. Read more…
Movement Global, an eco-friendly women’s clothing store, has just opened in a cute little spot nestled into West 4th at Arbutus. Originally from Bowen Island, the brand has expanded now to include this city location.
The shop itself is all white walls and distressed wood, with shelves overflowing with tops, and accessories hanging from twigs and branches. The design reflects the philosophy of the brand: simplicity and sustainability.
All clothes are made from sustainable fibers, predominantly bamboo (or “vegetable cashmere” as it is commonly referred to). The designs are simple but cutting edge, with reversible pieces, modern shapes, and flattering cuts. Chiefly active wear, the line is filled with basic T-shirts, hooded jackets, and fitted leggings in dark neutrals and rich plums, teals, and corals. Jewelry also makes an appearance; chunky earrings and necklaces made of reclaimed wood (courtesy of Billy Would designs) pop up around the shop. Read more…
Summer isn’t over yet and there’s still time to squeeze in a few more outings before back-to-school. We’ve been checking out things to do all summer and can assure you kids and adults will have a blast at these attractions:
Four Outings That Will Have Your Kids Raving about Their Summer!
A neatly wrapped flour tortilla stuffed with rice, beans, lettuce, salsa, guacamole, cheese, sour cream, and a favourite meat or vegetable mix – that’s what we call a “burrito” (actually meaning “little donkey” in Spanish). Originating from Northern Mexico or possibly California, the burrito makes for an easy meal anytime of day.
While we don’t exactly have great burritos in Kitsilano (you’ll probably need to venture outside of our neighbourhood boundaries for that, as in, head down to California or Mexico yourself), we do have a choice of some pretty good ones.
It seems like only yesterday that we were anticipating the warm weather and long lazy evenings of summer, and now we are already being bombarded with back to school deals and rainy afternoons. But instead of looking too far ahead and dreading the gray skies looming around the corner, let’s revel in the moment and create a last minute Summer Bucket List. Here are our five Kits summer must-dos that you absolutely have to make time for in the next couple weeks: