Happy Friday! Yes it doesn’t get better than this! Get your day ready with our rundown of seven events to check out around Vancouver, incuding Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival, Pink Floyd the Sea Wall, and more.
Dragon boat racers sprinting down False Creek for the Dragon Boat Festival (Dragon Boat Festival)
What: The popular festival is set to include ‘The World Beat Stage’, featuring top Canadian musical talent over three days. Street performers and circus acrobats will also roam throughout the festival’s site at Concord Pacific Place and Creekside Park along False Creek near Science World. All while the dragon boat races are in action.
When: June 23 to 25, 2017
Time: Friday from 5 to 9 pm, Saturday from 8 am to 7 pm, Sunday from 8 am to 6 pm.
Where: Concord Pacific Place, Creekside Park, and the waters of False Creek
What: The Strathcona BIA wants to see East Hastings make a comeback as a vibrant pedestrian destination. As part of their Most Walkable Street 2021 initiative, they’re popping off with a Walk Strathcona Summer Series featuring exclusive pop-up shops and a sweet treasure map of the area.
What: On November 30 1979 Pink Floyd released an album called The Wall. 37 years later on June 23rd, 2017 a group of elevated individuals will ride the Sea Wall during the entirety of the album which is 1 hour and 21 minutes.
When: June 23
Time: 8:30 pm
Where: Meet at Creekside Park – 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
What: Part of the new underground rap of the late 90s, this legendary American alternative hip-hop group had a huge hit with Concrete Schoolyard and released four albums before splitting in 2007. Now they’re back to bring on the beats once more.
When: June 23 and 24
Time: 9 pm
Where: The Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
What: The first ever Vancouver International Guitar Festival is an international conference and exhibition celebrating the art and craft of contemporary guitar making, both acoustic and electric. Take part in the Luthier Conference, then enjoy the VIGF Exhibition, Master Classes and concerts.
What: Conceived in Mexico City and born in a Brooklyn warehouse in 1997, Antibalas is rooted in Afrobeat. Their live shows are the stuff of legend—hot, sweaty, dance marathons set to a tight, infectious groove.
When: June 23
Time: 8 pm
Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver