KitsFest 2013 – Vancouver’s Hottest Sports & Healthy Living Festival Goes Down at Kits Beach Aug. 9-11

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KitsFest, Kitsilano’s annual sports tournament and healthy living festival, returns to Kitsilano Beach August 9-12. Kitsilano Beach has been ranked among the world’s sexiest beaches by Forbes. The slew of athletes who turn out to compete in volleyball, basketball, and tennis at the fifth annual KitsFest are sure to make things even hotter.

KitsFest is aims to promote an active lifestyle for all walks of life. So you’ll see a wide variety of age groups and skill sets competing. KitsFest also features as an onsite interactive kids’ zone with face-painting, obstacle courses, timed fitness activities and other programs for kids and families. Add a free pop-up evening yoga class, an onsite bistro with food by Kits restaurants, and event DJs, and Kits Beach is the place to be this weekend.

KitsFest 2013 Schedule

Check out the full schedule of events on Kitsfest.com. Generally, games start at 9am and run to through 7pm Friday and Saturday, ending around 4pm Sunday. Find $5 all day parking at the H.R. MacMillan Planetarium, which is a 5 minute walk from Kits Beach. Proceeds from KitsFest go to upgrade Kits community sports areas. KitsFest is responsible for resurfacing the Kits Beach tennis and bball courts, adding palm trees to Kits Beach and more.

How to Get Involved in Community Sports

If the good old fashioned KitsFest fun reminds you of your intention to join a Vancouver community sports team, you’ll find teams looking for team members for the upcoming fall season in local classifieds. Urban Rec is another great way to meet people and play sports ranging from indoor soccer to beach volleyball. And even though swimsuit season is soon behind us for another year, we all still want to keep our backsides trim… I mean stay in shape. A one-on-one session with a Vancouver personal trainer can help you stay motivated when the weather starts to change.

Last modified: September 5, 2013

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