It’s already time for the weekend and there are many things to do in Vancouver. This weekend there are some really nice festivals. So, what does Vancouver offer this weekend?
Dragon Boat Festival
This weekend it is time for Vancouver’s Dragon Boat Festival around Falls Creek on Friday and Saturday. Beginning on Friday afternoon with the blessing ceremony at 5 pm, the start of the first race is on Saturday morning at 8 am. Besides the races you can also enjoy entertainment on the World Beat Stage, fabulous food, art installations, the Urban Tea Lounge and shopping. And the best – it’s for free! (More infos)
Vancouver International Jazz Festival
The Vancouver International Jazz Festival is one of the largest festivals in British Columbia. It’s starts on Friday night at 12 pm on Granville Island and will be until July 1. If you like jazz music, you really should not miss that festival! Various concerts and jam sessions will be held across Downtown and a lot of them are for free! (More infos)
Scandinavian Midsummer Festival
This year it is the 19th Scandinavian Midsummer Festival in Vancouver. Thousands of people celebrate the traditions and festivities of Scandinavian Midsummer at the Scandinavian Community Centre in Burnaby. One of the highlights is definitely the Viking Village, where most of the activities will be. Another highlight of the festival will be the Midsummer Festival Lottery with amazing prizes, the Paavo Nurmi Run and the Midsummer Night Bash with electronic dance music. The daily pass fee is $10. (More infos)
Soccer World Cup 2014
Of course there are still soccer world cup matches on this weekend. In most of the pubs you can see the matches on big screens. So there are many places in Vancouver where you can cheer for your team or just see some exciting matches with friends. Please note, that you have to pay an entrance fee while the world cup matches at some pubs.
Don’t forget! We will meet us on Saturday at 11 am at The Pint to watch the soccer match Ghana against Germany. We will also have some brunch and drinks. We hope to see you there!
We wish you all a nice and enjoyable weekend and and hope to see you on Saturday at The Pint!
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