The 11th annual Vancouver Chinatown Festival is this coming weekend with cultural dance, music, food, and activities all day Saturday and Sunday.
This event will also celebrate the 125th anniversary of Vancouver’s Chinatown, and will be a historic photograph exhibition in honor of this milestone.
Special event: StreetFest
August 14, 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Dancing, music, games, and entertainment in the streets of Chinatown
Special event: Youth Talent Showdown
August 15, 3:30pm to 6:00pm
Dance competition for youth with big prizes up for grabs
Both days will also feature folk art demonstrations, the Multicultural Stage with martial arts demos, hip hop, singing, and anything from Irish dancing to samba. There will also be a special activity zone for kids and Chinatown Heritage and Food Tasting Tours between 1:00pm and 4:00pm. You can register at one of the walking tour booths on-site.
The festival is free to the public who can also vote on a name for the new Chinatown Mascot, “Muse”. Head down to Chinatown from 12:00pm Saturday to check out all of the activities and events.