Canada Day is coming up in just a few weeks and for many, it’s the official start of summer (since the May long weekend was rained-out around here). I’ll be profiling about half a dozen community events and festivals over the next few days using the tag: Canada Day so that when the series is complete you will be able to find all listings in one location. First up, Canada Day on Granville Island.
Granville Island, Vancouver [Google Map]
July 1, 2010 10:00am – 7:00pm
Free tours of Malaspina Studio
The International Pavilion will host MELA! to celebrate cultures from around the world through music, dance, crafts and more.
The Kids Market will be providing blank postcards, stamps, and ink allowing patrons to ‘make ‘n take’ postcards.
Free street performances throughout the Island
Truly Canadian Pancake Breakfast at the Dockside Restaurant in the Granville Island Hotel (7:30am – 11:00am) $1 from each meal benefits Canuck Place.
Bring your bike and decorate it to be a part of the parade (10:00am – 1:00pm)
The 11th annual Canada Day parade will start at 1:30pm
Free bike valet service will then be offered at Ocean Construction and the False Creek Community Centre
Starting at 12:00pm visit Performance Works, Railspur Alley, Ron Basford Park, Market Stage or the Taproom at Granville Island Brewing for a selection of jazz concerts from the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival.
You can find out more on the Granville Island website or by following them on Twitter @Granville_Isle.
Related posts for Canada Day 2010: Granville Island, Richmond/Steveston, North Vancouver, Canada Place, Whistler, and Surrey. The series will continue this week with more listings.