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Get ready for a weekend packed full of free activities that your whole family will love at the annual Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival.
Taking place from Friday, June 23 to Sunday, June 25, the highly-anticipated festival has more on offer than just racing.
The festival is centred around action-packed races that you don’t want to miss from Friday to Sunday. But there are also a number of other things happening that you’ll get to enjoy on the shore – for free.
This includes circus and street performers, a family fun zone for kids, plus much more. Local chocolatiers will be setting up stalls at this year’s European-style Portobello West Market so you’ll be able to enjoy a sweet treat or two throughout the day. Oh, and maybe a glass of BC wine.
To make it even better, all of your favourite Vancouver food vendors will be at the festival too. So when you’re taking a break from watching the race action, you can grab a quick bite and then explore other areas of the festival.
Head over to the Main stage to see a diverse lineup of musicians performing and transcending genres throughout each day. From funk to soul, folk, electro-acoustic beats, 60s sounds, and even reggae, you’re sure to find something that you like.
And don’t forget about the wonderful C15 canoe display. Locals have been working hard to build three race canoes to mark the special occasion that is Canada’s 150th birthday.
You can check out the finished hand-crafted canoes at this year’s festival and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take some Instagram-worthy snaps too.
No matter what you choose to do, you definitely won’t be bored at this year’s Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival – whether you’re interested in the races or not.
For full event listings, visit the Dragon Boat Festival online.
When: June 23 to 25
Where: Concord Pacific Place, Creekside Park, and the waters of False Creek
Tickets: Not required – free event
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