Meet Porteau, Vancouver’s quirky little indie band that’ll set some sweet chill summer vibes when they play live at Car Free Day on Commercial Drive this weekend!
Staying true to their grassroots beginnings, Car Free Day Commercial Drive is kicking off their their annual festival on the Drive once again! 15 blocks of delicious food, with dozens of amazing local artisans and musicians, community activities and tons of entertainment for all ages!
But Car Free Day is just one of the 10 best things to do & see in Vancouver this weekend, as picked by our city’s #knowfun Selectors at Do604.
1) Indian Summer Festival
at various locations, July 6 – 15
10 days of multi-arts events with some of the finest artists and visionaries from Canada, South Asia and beyond.
2) Dancing On The Edge Festival
at Firehall Arts Centre, July 6 – 15
Support local dance communities and embrace dance in all shapes and forms.
3) Say Hello 2 Heaven: A Charity Concert for Suicide Prevention
at The Rickshaw on Friday July 7
After the world tragically lost Chris Cornell to suicide, the right thing is being done beyond just tribute – raising money for suicide awareness and prevention.
4) FVDED in the Park
at Holland Park, Friday July 7 – Saturday July 8
Get FVDED as F in Holland Park with Chainsmokers and Wiz Khalifa! 2 days of poppin’ music that’ll bring all the good summer vibes!
5) Taco Fest 2017
at Swangard Stadium on Saturday July 8
Let’s taco ’bout your love for tacos. Taco Fest will be the answer to your dreams. So fill your belly with all that good stuff and let loose!
6) Khatsahlano Street Party
on West 4th from Burrard to MacDonald St on Saturday July 8
Summers are meant for street parties and you can bet this party will be bumpin’ with over 50 local Vancouverites rocking the stages, tons of food options, bustling patios, and special activities!
7) Eastside Culture Crawl Brewery Tour & Fundraiser
on 1000 Parker St on Saturday July 8
Cycle or walk, rain or shine it’s happening. Crawl through East Vancouver and discover some rad local craft breweries while supporting one of our favourite artist organizations – the Eastside Culture Crawl!
8) L. Subramaniam & Ernie Watts: Here Is Where We Meet
at The Orpheum on Saturday July 8
Bringing together the best of classical Indian music and jazz to The Orpheum. L Subramaniam’s genre-straddling work combined with Ernie Watts’ versatile and prolific sax tunes will leave your head spinning!
9) Carnaval del Sol
at Concord Pacific on Saturday July 8 – Sunday July 9
All day, all weekend, all ages, all free fun!
10) Car Free Day Commercial Drive
on The Drive on Sunday July 9
All ages and all free, there’s an incredible selection of musicians and artists you should see. Our friends at Do604 have made it easy to find them here!