Discover the Thrills of July in Gastown.
If you thought June was busy, you haven’t even seen July yet.
July in Gastown is bursting with excitement and unforgettable experiences. Immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of our historic neighborhood as it comes alive with captivating events and hidden gems.
With Gastown Thursday Nights still on (every single Thursday, don’t forget that), and the Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix coming up on July 12th, this is just a taste of what July in Gastown has to offer.
Turn on your air conditioners, here are the happenings for this hot, sizzling month of July.
VFS Indigenous Peoples Scholarship
In support of the continued growth of Indigenous artists, Vancouver Film School (VFS) is pleased to once again offer the Indigenous Peoples Scholarships for the Creative Industry Art.
With full and partial-tuition scholarships available, the fund is valued at up to $162,000 for Indigenous students to enrol in any VFS full-time program of their choice.
Congratulations Jennifer & Gino
Shout out to Jennifer Rossi from Kitchen Table Group (Pourhouse & Di Beppe) under the category Women in Hospitality, and Gino Di Domenico from Tacofino under the category Local Champion, for their amazing achievement of being inducted in the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame.
This year’s inductees will join the almost 100 individuals whose contributions have been forever commemorated in the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame to date, and will be honoured in the 19th Annual BC Restaurant Hall of Fame’s induction ceremony this October 23rd.
“The art and writing of Charles van Sandwyk inhabit a magical space filled with fairies and goblins, insects and birds. In his newly opened store in Gastown, that fantastical world is brought to life.”
Congratulations to Charles van Sandwyk for the feature in the Montecristo Magazine, Summer 2023 edition.
By The Globe and Mail
By City of Vancouver
By The Georgia Straight
Gastown is getting it’s name out there – from being the coolest neighbourhood in town to having the coolest events this hot summer, take a look at the articles that have featured the heart and soul of Vancouver.
L’Abattoir Private Dining Room, 217 Carrall St | July 19th | –
Join L’Abattoir in celebrating their community and their 13th year anniversary on July 19th, 2023, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. This will be a reception-style event on National Daiquiri Day in Gaoler’s Mews, located in historic Gastown directly behind L’Abattoir.
From June 21st to July 31st
The Vancouver Summer Sips Festival and The Vancouver Ice Cream Festival invite you to embark on a self-guided tour of the city’s most delectable and refreshing ways to escape this year’s summer heat. From June 21st to July 31st, satisfy your cravings and indulge in an array of frozen beverages and desserts.
From July 3rd to September 21st
Returning for its second year, experience la dolce vita in your backyard with Summer Like An Italian as it spotlights ten of Kitchen Table Restaurants elite restaurants and cafès, including our very own Di Beppe. Visit Di Beppe to collect your passport, gain stamps, and be entered to win fabulous prizes, including a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Italy.
STARTING NOW UNTIL THE END OF AUGUST
Gastown is sizzling with excitement as we unveil not one, not two, not even three, but FOUR exclusive temporary pop-up stores this summer.
Cappelleria Bertacchi, 151 Cambie St | July 12 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Cappelleria Bertacchi welcomes two fancy events this July: On July 12th, they present the Fancy Hat Workshop where you can design your own stunning fascinator or add personal flair to a fancy hat. You’ll receive expert guidance, all materials provided, and walk away with your very own finished creation.
Then, on July 22nd, it’s time to bring your outfit and match a headpiece at the Cup Event. Fashion enthusiasts unite style and individuality is celebrated. Create a headpiece masterpiece that perfectly complements your ensemble and showcases your personal flair.
Start/Finish: Cambie St & Water St | July 12th
The Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix returns this year just in time to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Join the celebration as cyclists take a journey down a redesigned racecourse that embraces the rich history of our Gastown.
The Gastown Grand Prix (GGP) is a prestigious Canadian Pro 1/2 criterium race with a long and rich history. Many great names in North American cycling have raced in this important event over the years, spurring the Gastown Grand Prix on to becoming one of the most popular one-day bike races in North America.
Studio XYZ, 329 Carrall St | June 22nd to July 23rd | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The six artists chosen for this exhibition present their individual understanding of new patterns of abstraction, challenging and evolving what has been considered “traditions”, and some even endeavor to break the long-existing estrangement between fine art and industrial design.
CICA Vancouver, 228 Abbott St | July 20th to September 16th
CICA Vancouver is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated solo exhibition of renowned Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama, taking place at CICA Vancouver from July 21st to September 16th, 2023. This exhibition will showcase Sorayama’s captivating and thought-provoking artworks, exploring the intricate relationship between artificial intelligence (AI) and humanity.
Sorayama’s iconic superrealistic cyborg imageries have sparked discussions worldwide and have inspired fellow artists and filmmakers, including Alex Garland on “Ex Machina”, and Paul Verhoeven on the 1987 “Robocop”.