Strathcona Street Party gets colourful

And four other reasons Vancouver is awesome this week

Strathcona Street Party

Hot time, summer in the city, and there are a few different ways to get out and enjoy the city’s colourful communities, including the Strathcona Street Party. Find live painting stations, new murals, dance battles, DJs and Hoops by DSU Hoop & Flow Club, food trucks and even an all-ages, licensed craft beer garden (thanks VCBW!).

When: June 22, noon to 8 p.m.

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Where: 877 East Cordova and Campbell Street

Greek Day on Broadway

Photo Rebecca Blissett
Photo Rebecca Blissett

This Sunday, head to West Broadway to take part in the largest one-day Greek festival in the city, which will span an impressive five blocks, all packed with vendors, food and entertainment, perfect for the whole family. This car-free street party celebrates all things Greek, and the event “aims to share the rich Greek culture which spans 2500 years of history, including over 100 years of social and cultural contributions to the City of Vancouver.”

When: June 23, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: West Broadway between Macdonald and Blenheim

Sixth Annual Vintage Motorcycle Show & Shine

Photo Rebecca Blissett
Photo Rebecca Blissett

Calling all vintage motorcycle owners and admirers! Check out all the select rare motorcycles on display, browse the wares of several vendors and mingle with your fellow vintage bike fans. A $10 bike registration gets you a free lunch as well as entry in a draw to win one of three prizes.

When: June 23, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition, 1875 Boundary Rd.

Corgi Races at Hastings Racecourse

Photo @socalcorgibeachday/Instagram
Photo @socalcorgibeachday/Instagram

And they’re off... the corgis, that is. Watch these adorable pups race the track at Hastings Racecourse. The event will also offer food trucks, craft beer and live music trackside all afternoon long. Cheer on the pooches who are vying for prizes, and the glory on these “dog days of summer.”

When: June 22-23

Where: Hastings Racecourse, 188 North Renfrew St.

TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Wu-Tang Clan
Wu-Tang Clan

From crooners to hip hop stars, jazz legends to industry innovators, hundreds of wildly talented global performers converge in Vancouver each year for the annual jazz festival. The calendar is packed with talent and a number of genres for music fans of all generations, ranging from Wu-Tang Clan to Herbie Hancock.

When: June 21 to July 1

Where: Various venues


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