This week is just about to come to an end. A few more hours, then it’s finally time to put all your work aside. And this means that for the upcoming 2 days, you can do whatever you want. But what? Here are some suggestions from my side that cover the area of music, food and sports.
Here’s what’s going on in the music world in Vancouver: the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival is taking place for the 32nd time this weekend! It’s kicking off today – June 22 – and lasts until July 1. There are over 150 free concerts that you can visit. In downtown, there will be 3 outdoor stages this Saturday and Sunday. There’s the Georgia stage, the Robson stage and the Sound of Youth stage. Music is being played from 12pm – 9pm. There are also food trucks around the locations. Sounds like some good times are ahead.
If your absolute favourite fruit is strawberry, better listen up! This Saturday, the Strawberry Festival is taking place! And this in the heart of downtown Vancouver. To be exact, at the Barclay Heritage Square. There will be musical performances, a bouncy castle, horse drawn carriage rides and of course, strawberry shortcakes. Admission is free and the fun is for young and old from 1pm – 4pm.
Ever heard of the sport Dragon Boat? No? It’s a sport where 20 people are paddling in one boat in a competitive race against others. Sounds interesting? Then you should check out the Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival. It is one of the largest community festivals in Vancouver. So, for 3 days, there are races (more than 200 teams are participating), food, music and other activities that can be discovered by you. The free event is located at the Concord Pacific Place, Creekside Park and the waters of False Creek.
And if we’re already talking about sports… Don’t miss out on the following FIFA World Cup games:
Belgium – Tunisia 5am
Korea Republic – Mexico 8am
Germany – Sweden 11am
England – Panama 5am
Japan – Senegal 8am
Poland – Colombia 11am
Have a great weekend and I hope to see many of you at our Swedish Midsommar event!