Bring on the Summer.
Make room for summer 2023. It’s going to be a good one.
If one thing is for certain it’s that Vancouver (or more specifically Gastown) summer is back on. Note the smell of the fresh flowers hanging from the lamp posts, or the sound of live music from every street corner, or the arrival of summer’s finest styles (and a whole lot of photographers documenting them). The cobblestone streets are buzzing and it is time for you to come pay your fav. little ‘hood a visit.
If we didn’t have you convinced at flowers, fiddles, and fashion, here are some of the other fierce happenings taking place throughout this month (and beyond).
Gastown Thursday Nights are back and ready to rock your world. Enjoy the sweet, sweet sounds of live music from every cobblestoned block. Every Thursday night until mid September.
Right where it’s meant to be. Vancouver International Jazz Festival is returning home for one night only to take over Maple Tree Square Plaza on Thursday, June 15th. Ft. a special evening with Kevin Romain’s Salience Network, along with the unveiling of the 2023 festival emcee competition winners.
In celebration of National Indigenous History Month, the Talking Stick Festival is taking place all month long throughout the city.
This includes the Talking Stick Festival Summer Reverb Gala, a co-presentation with Woodward’s Cultural Programs on June 9 starting at 7:30 pm at SFU Woodward’s’ Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre (a Gastown neighbour). Expect soulful jazz on a grand piano followed by multiple performances, including one by Melawmen Collective, which blends Indigenous music with hip-hop, rock, folk, and more.
Father’s Day in Gastown, June 18
Because dads are more than ties or tools. But you can also get those in Gastown if that’s what they’re into. Introducing the full Father’s Day Gift Guide with a little bit of something for every dad. Like say the “cool” dad. Or the “dog” dad. Or even the “sweet-toothed” dad. We’ll stop now. But you should really check out the guide.
With over 30 patios in 8 blocks, Gastown is Patiotown, Gastown is Patiotown. From curbside patios to courtyard hideaways, Patiotown is an urban oasis for those looking for a unique patio experience. Escape life’s problems here.
Join your friends at the Lamplighter for a good ol’ fashioned cookout every Sunday from 12pm-4pm. Ft. grilled classics and sessionable drink pairings and a whole lotta fun.
Ft. an unforgettable series of nine events and programs to celebrate L’Abattoir’s 13th anniversary!
Dust off your cowboy boots because the Cambie is throwing an unforgettable night of country music, dancing, and good ol’ fashioned fun on June 16th. Plus you can win an exclusive Calgary Stampede experience that will have you hootin’ and hollerin’.
From collector sneakers to cannabis, coffee, cocktails and clothing, check out the growing list of new (or newly revamped) businesses available Only in Gastown.
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