10 free things happening at the Khatsahlano Street Party tomorrow

Jul 7 2017, 9:17 pm

Vancouver’s biggest free music and arts festival is almost here – the Khatsahlano Street Party.

The highly-anticipated event kicks off at 11 am on Saturday July 8, and it’s slated to transform Kitsilano’s West 4th Avenue into a hub of entertainment. You’re invited to enjoy the summer celebration where more than 150,000 people are set to attend and more than 40 local Vancouver artists will be performing.

But it doesn’t stop there. You’ll be able to enjoy a wide range of free activities like yoga, outdoor obstacle courses, and much more.

To help you make the most of the event, we’ve compiled a list of 10 free things that you can enjoy at the Khatsahlano Street Party tomorrow.

Live music

This street party is Vancouver’s biggest music festival so naturally some of the biggest names in local music are scheduled to perform. You’ll get to see bands like The Zolas, The Courtneys, D.O.A, Louise Burns, War Baby, Roots Roundup, Mobility, Only Wolf, V.Vecker, Johnny Payne, The Judys, Daniel Terrence Robertson, Prado, Zaac Pick, Did You Die, and tons of other artists.

Mural painting

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You’ll be able to check out a brand new mural at the Khatsahlano Street Party tomorrow. Yes, we’re serious. All you have to do is go along to Burrard Street and West 4th and check out the creation by renowned muralist Sandy Pell called #kitswings. Make sure to take a snap while you’re there and share your photo using the hashtag #kitswings.

Obstacle course

Test your adventurer skills at RYU’s urban obstacle course from 11:30 am to 7 pm. If you arrive at West 4th early, you can check out Elite Racers showing off their skills from 11 to 11:30 am.

The first-ever 50/50

Yep, it’s similar to what happens at a hockey game except this time it’s throughout the entire day at the Khatsahlano Street Party. Simply buy some tickets and you’ll be entered into a draw to win a big cash prize. But to make it even better, you’ll be supporting Canuck Place at the same time.

“We are so grateful for partners like West 4th and Khatsahlano. The funds raised from the 50/50 draw will  help ensure we can continue to provide complex clinical care to children and families when they need us the most here in the Lower Mainland and all across BC,” said Canuck Place CEO, Margaret McNeil.

You’ll be able to buy tickets for the draw throughout the day at any of the information booths onsite or by sellers in bright yellow T-shirts. Tickets cost $3 for one, $10 for 10 tickets, and $20 for a bundle of 60 tickets.


Make sure you take time to enter contests onsite during the epic street party. It will be worthwhile as you could win incredible prizes like the following:

  • A trip for two to Costa Rica by G Adventures.
  • $4,000 worth of baby essentials from Crocodile Baby.

Yoga and barre

Visit the West 4th living stage at Yew Street and start the day off with a Semperviva yoga class or some barre at the Pure Barre Pop Up. You’ll feel relaxed and ready to get your (street) party on in the sunshine.

Cooking demos

If you want to know the secrets behind amazing avocado toast then you need to visit the living stage where Chef Daniel Marcenko will take you through the key steps. Chef Curtis Luck and Marc Smolinkski from Mission will be wooing the crowds with cooking and also bartending demonstrations so you might discover a trick or two. Lucia Orser at Silk Road Tea will also be showing you how to make a bespoke vodka-infused tea cocktail that you’ll want to know how to make.

Khats Kids entertainment

Bring the kids to the Khats Kids area at Trafalgar Street where they’ll get to enjoy performances from Canada’s top children’s entertainers. This includes Bobs & Lolo at 3:40 pm,  along with Drama Bugs, Rockin’ Robin at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm. There will also be carnival games from Kits House and Tom Lee Ukulele will be onstage and in the crowds. Oh, and make sure you head to the Khats Kids main stage at 3:15 pm to see local celebrity mascot Fin from the Vancouver Canucks.

Food trucks

Yes. There will be food trucks – more than 50 of them. So you’ll be spoiled for choice.

Other fun things

To add to an action-packed lineup, you can also experience these cool extras.

  • car2go Member Lounge at MacDonald Stage
  • Aussie Boot Company’s Boot Toss
  • Trattoria’s Meatball Eating Contest
  • Yogibo World Record Bean Bag
  • Patagonia Climbing Wall at Maple at 4th

Khatsahlano Street Party 2017

When: Saturday July 8, 11 am to 9 pm
Along 4th Avenue between Burrard Street and MacDonald Street
Price: Free

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