Calling all art, food and music lovers. Brace for a fun-filled weekend this July 9th with a kaleidoscope of cultures, colours, sounds and flavours.
Summer is upon us. It means outdoor festival season: colours, music, crowds, heat, rain, but hey, that’s part of the fun. This July 9th weekend, Vancouver organisers are pulling all the stops to ensure art, food and music lovers and families have an amazing time filled with lots of fun and laughter.
On Saturday at the Vancouver Art Gallery – North Plaza, the 2-day Thai Festival will open with a series of colourful dances presented by performers from Thailand, and fashion show showcasing Thai silk and traditional attires.
No Thai festival is complete without lip-smacking food. Bangkok-based Thai chefs will demonstrate how to make quick and tasty authentic Thai food at the cooking tent.
Savour bite-size offerings by local “Thai Select Cuisine” restaurants in the food vendor area. Planning a trip to Thailand? Stop by at the Thai Tourism and travel vendor’s tents.
For craft lovers, this is a must attend event. Artisans specially brought in from Thailand will give free lessons on making traditional Thai handicraft. Bring your kids along for a fun and educational session. Try your luck spinning for tasty goodies at the Thai Trade tent.
Carnaval Del Sol
Down at Concord Pacific Place, the 2-day Latin American fiesta promises plenty of fun and entertainment with the introduction of new features including culinary demonstrations by local and Latin American chefs, colours collection by Vancouver Community designers, a Latin American and Native Canadian exhibition.
Cuban sensation Wil Campa will be performing on the main stage, followed by a line-up of bands and dance performers. There also raffle prizes including free trips on AeroMexico and $1,000 cash to be won.
Khatsahlano Street Party
On July 9th, Vancouver’s largest one day free music and arts festival will take place on West 4th from Burrard to MacDonald St. The name, Khatsahlano was chosen in honor of the First Nations who lived in this neighbourhood for over three thousand years. The festival goal is to promote and maintain the true spirit of West 4th.
Children musicians, Will Stroet, Rockin’ Robin and Canned Hamm will keep your kids entertained with their renditions and laughter at the Kitsilano Community Centre.