What to do on the weekend?

It’s Friday so… cheers to the weekend! I don’t know about your Friday night plans, but mine are pretty cool if I may say so myself. What I’m doing? Well, I’m going to the Rogers Arena to see Harry Styles Live on Tour. I bought my tickets about a year ago, so it is safe to say I am very excited about it. (There are still a few tickets left, in case you’re interested). But before my excitement takes over, let me tell you about the events happening in Vancouver this weekend.

According to the weather forecast, it will be rainy this Saturday. However, the temperature will be around 21 degrees, so as long as you have an umbrella, you should be good to go. Now the weather issue is solved, we are left with just one more: what to do? But don’t you worry, I got you!

Carnaval del Sol, the largest Latin American festival in the Pacific Northwest, is taking place in Vancouver this weekend. On Saturday as well as Sunday, visitors can enjoy live music, Native Canadian and Latin American art, traditional folk dances, cooking lessons and a fashion show. All with the purpose of celebrating Latin America! If you enjoy learning more about other cultures and partying, this is THE event for you. Entrance is only $2 by donation for adults. Tip: Buy a Super Pass for $10 so you can receive gifts, skip the line at e.g. the beer garden and… wait for it: you can win a trip for two to Latin America! The festival opens at 11am, closes at 10pm and it is located at Concord Pacific Place.

20872046193_b77294e20c_n.jpgIs the World Cup all you have been talking about the past couple of weeks? Well, then you might be interested in the next event I am about to mention. On Saturday evening, the Vancouver Whitecaps will play against Chicago Fire at BC Place. It starts at 7:30pm and lucky for you, there are still some tickets left! You can buy them here.

It’s the weekend of festivals! Besides the one I mentioned earlier, there is another one on Commercial Broadway. The Commercial Drive Car-Free Festival, to be exact. This festival commenced in 2005 and has taken place on a yearly basis ever since. 9317994916_5cd2675451_n It covers 15 blocks in the area and includes live music, community activities, local artisans and a wide variety of great food to choose from. Moreover, the message behind the festival will be discussed. It is opened from 12pm until 7pm and there is no entrance fee. FYI: TransLink will re-route the Commercial Drive bus this Sunday, in order for the festival area to be as accessible and car-free as possible.

I hope all of you will have a great weekend and I will see you next Wednesday at Malone’s for PuB NiGHT!

– Angy

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What to do on the weekend?

The weekend is here, finally! Time to relax again and join gone of the many activities/events in and around Vancouver.

Midnight Mass Bike ride
Riding bikes with a massive group of people at midnight on Friday, sound fun eh! Also a good way to discover Vancouver by night, meet them at Cenotaph in Grandview Park at 11.30pm. And other fun fact, it is for free! For more information click here.

Revenge of the Art Show
If you like the combination of movies, Footloose, Start Trek III, footloose and many 1984 movies and art, wyou will love this event. The Revenge of the Art Show is an an art show 30 shows in the making inspired by 1984 movies. The show will go on until the June 28th, it is located on 2206 Main and opens every Wednesday till Sunday from 12 – 5pm. More information can be found here.

Vancouver Full Moon Beach Party
On Friday the 13th the full moon will be out again and a perfect time to party on the beaches of Vancouver. However it is not yet clear where and when this party will start. For more information about this event join the Facebook event.

Spartan Sprint Race
For those whole love to get dirty while working out the Spartan Race is made for you. You can choose between a 5km, 13km or 2okm race with different obstacles blocking your way. The tickets start at $85 and already 60% is sold out, so make sure you buy them on time. The race will start on Saturday at Mount Seymour. To book your ticket click here.

World Naked Bike Ride
You like cycling, but are bored by it, then try the naked bike ride on Saturday. This is not only for fun, but also to protest against the pollution of the cars. If you want you join, make sure you are there (naked) at sunset beach near the corner of Beach Avenue and Bute Street at noon for body painting and performances, the ride will start at 2pm. More information can be found here.

Saturday Markets
And of course we have some markets on Saturday, the International Summer Night Market at Vulcan Way, behind the Home Depot, the entry is $2. Or the Richmond night Market at 8351 River Road also an admission for $2.

Seek the Peak Relay
For the extreme runners underneath us the Seek the Peak relay is coming up on Sunday at Grouse Mountain.  The course is 16km long and the price for this fun activity is $63. You can register online till the 12 of june or just before the race in person til 7.30am. For more information click here.

Car Free Day in Vancouver
10 Years ago Car free day began on Commercial Drive as a protest to the Gateway Program. In Kits there will be  individual block parties hosted, on Main several mini-festivals will be held, on Commercial rollers discos will organized and many more activities can be found here.

Enjoy your weekend and hopefully see you on Saturday for our bike ride!