It is almost weekend and you might already have asked yourself this question a few times; “what to do on the weekend”?
In case you still do not know then we have gathered a few cool events/happenings that are worth checking out!
First op is Canada’s favorite day off and celebration; “Canada Day”. This is the national day of Canada, a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, where three British colonies were united into a single country, called Canada, within the British Empire.
The original name of the day was actually “Dominion Day”, but was changed in 1982, the year that Canada gained full independence from the United Kingdom.
The celebration does not only take place around Canada, but also International.
In Vancouver there are lots of offers, especially by the beaches where people also enjoy the fireworks late in the evening.
Vancouver International Jazz Festival
“Vancouver’s signature festival and British Columbia’s biggest music showcase will animate the city for ten days June 24 – July 3. From noon to the wee small hours, a rich tapestry of jazz, blues, funk, Latin, fusion, electronica and world music will fill the air at venues big and small, indoor and outdoor across the city.
By taking the music to concert halls, parks, community spaces, clubs, public plazas and neighbourhood streets, the Jazz Festival will electrify Vancouver with over 400 concerts and stirs the souls of more that 500,000 people each year.
The festival will feature over 1800 musicians from Canada and around the world performing at over 40 venues citywide. There will be approximately 150 free concerts including Gastown Jazz on opening weekend (June 25-26), Canada Day on Granville Island, and the Jazz at the Roundhouse & David Lam Park free concert extravaganza on closing weekend (July 2-3).
For more information, check out the website.
Bard on the Beach – Shakespeare festival
Every June through September, Bard on the Beach professional Shakespeare Festival brings to life the magic of Shakespeare’s great plays. The Festival site is located on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, adjacent to the downtown core. Staged in two open-ended performance tents, the productions are set against a spectacular natural backdrop of mountains, sea and city skyline.
We hope everybody will enjoy their extended weekend!
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