Khatsahlano festival brings the street party to West Fourth Avenue

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West Fourth Khatsahlano Street Party

Khatsahlano is Kitsilano’s summer street festival that features multiple stages showcasing more than 50 of Vancouver’s top musical performers as well as the eclectic work of local artisans and street performers. This 10-block street fair, spanning from Burrard to Macdonald Street, also features a wide variety of food options, bustling patios, giveaways, special activities, and licensed beer gardens. It’s a great way to get to know Kits and enjoy some summertime fun.

When: July 6, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Where: West Fourth from Burrard to Macdonald

Greek Summerfest on Boundary

Enjoy authentic Greek food and live a day the Greek way. Greek Summerfest on Boundary showcases local music and dance groups on their outdoor stage while attendees enjoy the beautiful Vancouver summer season with Greek food and Greek hospitality. Live bands will play nightly, and there will be tons to eat.

When: July 4-14

Where:4641 Boundary Rd.

Carnaval del Sol

Photo @erikandersen/Instagram
Photo @erikandersen/Instagram

This vibrant weekend celebration of Latin culture in Vancouver will not only be a feast for the eyes, but a feast for the tastebuds. Enjoy a variety of Latin eats and treats while enjoying this colourful summertime fest. The festival grounds are divided into thematic plazas, so you can navigate the event to focus on what you want to enjoy most, from art and experience to food and drink.

When: July 6-7

Where: Concord Pacific Place, 88 Pacific Blvd.

Symphony at Sunset

Photo courtesy of Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Photo courtesy of Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Your chance to enjoy our city’s acclaimed and long-standing Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for free under the stars returns to Sunset Beach Park for their Symphony at Sunset performance. Grab your spot and enjoy the open-air concert. A prelude performance from students of the VSO School of Music will get the evening underway. Music director Otto Tausk will lead the VSO performing Mussorgsky's “A Night on Bald Mountain” from Disney's Fantasia, “The Love Theme” from Tchaikovsky's Romeo & Juliet, selections from Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story, "Adventures on Earth" from John Williams’ score from E.T. and more.

When: July 7, 7 p.m.

Where: Sunset Beach Park

Car Free Day: Commercial Drive

Ditch the four wheels and grab your transit pass, walking shoes, or bicycle and head to Vancouver’s historic Little Italy for Car Free Day on Commercial Drive. This is where Car Free Day began and continues in vibrant tradition, with merchants, restaurants and locals galore create an exciting street party for all ages.

When: July 7, noon to 7 p.m.

Where: Venables to North Grandview on Commercial Drive

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