Vancouver Food Truck Festival on a roll

And four other reasons Vancouver is awesome this week

Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival

Following a June visit to Vancouver, the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival returns as promised this month for one more day of food, family and fun. Get ready to get your fill of fab food served up from kitchens on four wheels. This free fest brings together two dozen food trucks from all over the Metro region, along with plenty more fun things for the whole fam to do.

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When: Sept. 16, noon to 6 p.m.

Where: Concord Pacific, 88 Pacific Boulevard


Market Mexico

Experience Mexican culture through food, drinks, music, arts, crafts and shopping at a one-day free pop-up event. Experience market staples including tacos, tortas and elotes (Mexican corn). Try horchata, pastries and churros; and sip on aguas frescas, agave spirits and micheladas.

When: Sept. 15, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St.


Accordion Noir Festival

Tickle your musical fancy with the Accordion Noir Festival. Vancouver's annual celebration of the world's most misunderstood instrument is in its 11th year. Check out an array of jubilant programming starring the humble squeezebox, including performances by Jason Webley, Vancouver trio Basilissa and many more local and visiting artists.

When: Sept.14 to 16

Where: Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac St.


Culinary Garage Sale

les dames

The annual Culinary Garage Sale is one of the city’s most unique foodie fundraisers, and it’s a one-of-a-kind chance to get your hands on some pretty special kitchen gear, dishware and cookbooks. Held in support of Les Dames d’Escoffier’s B.C. Chapter, the Culinary Garage Sale is a wildly popular draw, thanks to its eclectic array of used, new and donated kitchen tools, baking gear, signed cookbooks, magazines and collectible dishware.

When: Sept. 16. Gates open at 11 a.m.

Where: Parking lot of The Lazy Gourmet, 1605 West Fifth Ave.


Interior Design Show


IDS is the Pacific platform for all things design. Each year the multi-day event brings together designers, artists, brands, and makers to showcase and discuss their work, concepts and products. From industry insiders to anyone just looking for inspiration for a home design refresh, there’s plenty to see and learn with IDS’ speakers, exhibitors and gatherings.

When:  Sept. 18 to 23

Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West


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