Free Canada Day Events at Granville Island

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There’s an all-ages Canada Day party happening next door to Kits on Granville Island this July 1. If you’re hunting for an easy win, look no further. The hodgepodge of fun has something for everyone.

Canada Day on Granville Island includes a parade, live jazz, roving performers, making your own flag at Arts Umbrella, Canada Day donuts at Lee’s, a parade, face painting, patriotic tattoos, a lobster cookout, a canine obstacle course and more.

Details below. Browse the rest of our Vancouver Canada Day events here. Read more…

Greek Day on Broadway is Sunday, June 28

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Image: Greek Day

We look forward to Greek Day on Broadway every summer. It’s free. It’s fun. You learn stuff about Vancouver urban culture and Greek culture. There’s lots of tasty food. People actually dance in the streets. It’s especially meaningfult o get out ad support Greek culture this year, as Greece’s financial future hangs precariously in the balance.

The big day is tomorrow: Sunday, June 28. Here’s what you need to know about the event schedule. Read more…

5 Ways to Stay Cool this Weekend in Kitsilano

Rain or Shine's Strawberry Mint Sorbet. Image credit:

Rain or Shine’s Strawberry Mint Sorbet. Image credit:

Another heatwave is coming for us here on the West Coast this weekend. Thankfully there are plenty of ways to stay cool in the Kitsilano neighbourhood. From outdoor pools to icy treats and breezy patios, here is our list of 5 ways to stay cool this weekend.

5 Ways to Stay Cool this Weekend in Kitsilano

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Countdown to #Khats Festival: Saturday, July 11

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The countdown to Khatsahlano is on! There are just two more weekends before the big day on Saturday, July 11, so we met with West 4th BIA Director Jane McFadden to get the inside scoop on plans for our neighbourhood’s anticipated arts and music festival. Read more…

Fab is Back on West 4th

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Image: Fab

After losing it to Kerrisdale for the past six years, Fab Clothing is finally back where it belongs in Kitsilano at 2151 West 4th Avenue, and it’s with a whole new look.

Fab, Premium Denim was the spot known around the city for carrying the widest selection of brand name jeans from 2000-2007. After an overhaul while living in Kerrisdale, the current shop, which opened just two months ago on West 4th, now carries one brand of jeans – Flying Monkey, priced at $129 – amidst a vast array of beautiful, affordable clothing. Read more…

Free Outdoor Movies Vancouver 2015 at Stanley Park

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Image: Outdoor Movies BC

The most popular Vancouver summer event is soon here. Free outdoor movies begin in Stanley Park July 7 and continue every Tuesday through August 25. The movies show in Ceperley Meadow on a four-storey inflatable movie screen. About 5,000 Vancouverites attend every screening.

Details below on the film schedule and attendee protocol. Find more summer community events hereRead more…

Vancouver Celebration of Light Fireworks Expands to 25 Nights of Free Fireworks Starting July 1

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UPDATE – Change of plans due to dry weather:

Every year for the past 24 years Metro Vancouverites come into Vancouver to see the Celebration of Light Fireworks. This year, in honour of their 25th anniversary, Celebration of Light is setting off free Vancouver fireworks shows throughout Metro Vancouver every night from July 1-25.

The shows will be brief and are intended to build momentum for the Celebration of Light showdown which takes place July 25, July 29 and August 1. Read more…