It’s almost time for one of Vancouver’s favourite summer events to return for a stellar sun-soaked day of fun.
The Khatsahlano Street Party, a free annual celebration, will take over 10 blocks along Kitsilano’s 4th Avenue between Burrard Street and Macdonald Street.
We’ve already filled you in on the music lineup for 2018, but it’s time to let you know about all of the other new and exciting things coming to the festival this year.
This year’s art feature is the unveiling of The Gift of The Giving mural by visionary artists Tiko Kerr and Jay Senetchko.
Canada’s first-ever augmented reality mural is a bold and intricate survey of Canadian art history woven together with Kitsilano history. The beautiful new addition at 1873 West 4th Avenue will be the centrepiece of the new West 4th Wine Garden presented by XOXO Wine. Guests will be able to enjoy a beverage and experience the mural.
Khats Kids at Trafalgar & West 4th will be expanding this year with extra games, bouncy houses and activities for the whole family. Kicking off at 11 am, the Khats Kids Stage presented by Toys ‘R’ Us will feature family friendly children’s entertainers like Rockin’ Robin and Drama Bugs and world music from Los Tamores and Toque Flamenco, sure to inspire some miniature dance parties.
See Khatsahlano from a new perspective and try out the Arc’teryx Climbing Wall located at Maple and West 4th. Festival attendees will be able to enjoy the view from the top of the free climbing wall.
The Khatsahlano Street Party looks to grow every year, but there are definite classic stops to make while visiting West 4th Avenue. As always, there will be 10 full blocks of great deals to be had. The merchants of West 4th, together with over 200 vendors and food trucks, are out in full force with a selection of goods, delicious bites, pop-up patios, and tons of fun activities.
The festival will also feature several Mill Street Beer Gardens located at Cyress, Yew, Vine, Balsam, and Stephens Street.
When: Saturday, July 7, 2018
Time: 11 am to 9 pm
Where: Along 4th Avenue between Burrard Street and MacDonald Street, Vancouver
Daily Hive is a proud media sponsor of the Khatsahlano Street Festival