Soak it up.
Not sure if you’ve heard or not, but Gastown was recently named one of the coolest neighbourhoods in this lovely country of ours (thanks to our friends at the Globe and Mail). So allow us to show you why we have earned (and will continue to earn) our place on the “it” list.
If you thought last month was jammed-packed, then brace yourselves for July. Turn on your air conditioners ‘cuz it’s about to get even hotter up in this ‘hood.
Save the Date:
50th Anniversary, Wednesday, July 12th
The moment we’ve all been waiting for – The Gastown Grand Prix is finally making it’s comeback. The Grand Prix is a prestigious Canadian Pro 1/2 criterium race with a long and rich history (50 years to be exact), and one of the most popular one-day bike races in North America.
Where: Start/finish line next to Gastown’s steam clock. Spectators can line the route along Water, Cordova, and Columbia streets.
When: Wednesday, July 12
Time: Youth race at 5:30 pm, opening ceremonies at 5:55 pm, women’s race at 6:15 pm, men’s race at 7:30 pm.
A 50th Anniversay documentary from Global Relay.
Applications Now Open
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.
You may recognize the name from his collab’s with The Weekend… A solo exhibit exploring the relationship between artificial intelligence (AI) and humanity.
When: July 20th to September 16th
Where: Studio XYZ, 329 Carrall St
When: June 22nd to July 23rd
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-ups for the summer.
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.
When: July 12, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Save the Date:
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. Satisfy your cravings and indulge in an array of frozen beverages and desserts from more four Gastown locations.
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.
When: July 19th | –
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.
Gastown in the News:
KT Table Group + Tacofino
Shout out to Jennifer Rossi from Kitchen Table Group (Pourhouse & Di Beppe) for being inducted in the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame under the category Women in Hospitality, and Gino Di Domenico from Tacofino under the category Local Champion.
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.”
Charles van Sandwyk featured in the Montecristo Magazine, Summer 2023 edition.