EPIC Sustainable Living Festival

Comments 68 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The EPIC Sustainable Living Festival is changing things up this summer, taking a slight departure from the EPIC Expo format and moving things outdoors for a festival of music, entertainment, food, and marketplace goodies at the beautiful VanDusen Botanical Gardens.

When: Saturday, July 6th & Sunday, July 7th 2013 from 10:00am to 9:00pm
Where: VanDusen Botanical Gardens (5251 Oak St, Vancouver)
Tickets: Admission includes entrance to the VanDusen Botanical Gardens. Tickets are currently available online and will be available at the door.

EPIC will showcase some of BC’s best sustainable food, beverages, local live entertainment, products and services. Now in its 7th year as Western Canada’s largest sustainable lifestyle showcase, EPIC is combining environmentally friendly living with outdoor festivities from sunrise to sunset at this all-new venue.

Look up every once in a while
The beautifully designed roof at VanDusen’s pavillion. Photo credit: kennymatic on Flickr

Also new this year is the Outdoor Concert Stage and live entertainment line-up with performances from Kuba Oms and the Paperboys, last year’s Peak Performance finalists Jordan Klassen, Dominique Fricot, Steph MacPherson and many more. The stage will host rhythmic dance, bohemian rock, jazz funk and relaxing melodies as well.

Another new addition is Food Truck Alley which will compliment the restaurants and caterers serving up tasting plates and sustainable beverages on site at the Sip & Savour Garden. Exhibitors will offer craft beer, BC wines, and locally-distilled spirits.

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VanDusen. Photo credit: Clayton Perry Photoworks on Flickr

In the centre of all the entertainment and food excitement will be the Sustainable Living Marketplace, the heart of the event. “Highlighting the link between the economy, the environment and the community, hundreds of savvy businesses will offer high-quality products and services that are better for your health and friendlier to the earth.” Over 200 companies will showcase their latest sustainable products like clothing, cosmetics, energy-efficient home technologies, jewelry, and more.

If you would like to attend EPIC Sustainable Living Festival, I have a 4-pack of tickets to give away. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 12:00pm. Follow EPIC on Twitter and Facebook for more festival information. The winner’s tickets are valid for one day of the festival.

Update The winner is @Chloe_lala!

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  1. AlbertWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 10:33am PDT

    Good luck to everyone!

  2. JeffWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 10:37am PDT

    Sounds cool, would love to go.

  3. WinnieWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 10:46am PDT

    Love the venue!!

  4. jeannaWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 10:47am PDT

    Hi! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. janWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 10:48am PDT

    Haven’t been to VanDusen Botanical Gardens, but this sounds like the time to go.

  6. JohnWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 10:51am PDT

    I’ll give it a try.

  7. LindaWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 10:54am PDT

    I’m happy that this year’s event is at VanDusen

  8. staceyWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 10:55am PDT

    sounds great! yes please!

  9. SitaWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 10:59am PDT

    this sounds like fun!

  10. Haley jonesWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 11:01am PDT

    Oh how wonderful it would be to win these! It’s going to be a great event. Outside and the sun will be shining and the company will be super. Miss604 rocks! I have friends from out of town so it would be a wonderful fun thing to do this weekend. Show em what we are all about down here! Thank you!

  11. CarleyWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 11:09am PDT

    Perfect weather for an outside event! Can’t wait!

  12. Mary AnneWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 11:21am PDT

    I have friends here from England! This would be a perfect weekend outing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. KarenWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 11:21am PDT

    Sounds great!

  14. tracyWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 11:22am PDT

    perfect for the sunny weekend up ahead!

  15. Sonja SWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 11:29am PDT

    I sure would love to attend EPIC!

  16. Jeff MacLeodWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 11:39am PDT

    I am largely into an environmental way of living. I have been studying sustainability for quite awhile now. would love to win.

  17. CareWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 11:51am PDT

    I love the EPIC festival! Good luck!

  18. Lori-Vancouver AirbnbWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 12:19pm PDT

    This event sounds Epic! What an amazing setting too!

  19. DarcyWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 12:21pm PDT

    I really want to take my wife to this = brownie points!

  20. Anna FokWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 12:32pm PDT

    Love to hear free ticket to EPIC festival!!

    Hope to be the lucky one!!

  21. ClaireWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 12:35pm PDT

    I wanna go!

  22. rjWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 12:38pm PDT

    sounds like a good time!

  23. gordWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 12:53pm PDT

    I’d like to go ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. BrendaWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 1:01pm PDT

    Sounds like a great festival!

  25. Michelle W.Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 1:01pm PDT

    I love summer in Vancouver! So many places to go and great events to participate in!

  26. HannahWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 1:39pm PDT

    Would love to go!

  27. timWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 1:44pm PDT

    i love van dusen gardens!

  28. claireWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 1:55pm PDT

    i wanna be there!!

  29. ShirleyWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 2:14pm PDT

    I have always attended the Epic Expo. I’m excited for this year’s new format!

  30. JaneWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 2:52pm PDT

    I love this event. This year’s at vandusen must be super nice

  31. A.J.Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 3:30pm PDT

    That Van Dusen gardens venue is so beautiful!

  32. RenWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 3:36pm PDT

    Sounds like an awesome event!

  33. CaitlinWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 4:48pm PDT

    I love this event! Can’t wait to check it out!

  34. John DWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 5:45pm PDT

    Looks really cool. I’m in.

  35. diana rWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 6:59pm PDT

    sounds like fun!

  36. Amrit BWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 7:57pm PDT

    This looks amazing!

  37. kaykayWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 8:32pm PDT

    great event

  38. lucWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 8:42pm PDT

    I’d be happy to visit the renovated gardens.

  39. SharylinWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 8:51pm PDT

    two firsts visiting the beautiful VanDusen Botanical Gardens and the EPIC Sustainable Living Festival

  40. JeffWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 8:57pm PDT

    Food truck alley!

  41. Dayna WilsonWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 9:33pm PDT

    The festival sounds great.

  42. MaureenWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 9:54pm PDT

    A showcase of BCs best sustainable products-sounds interesting!

  43. JulieWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 10:08pm PDT

    Would be a ton of fun to attend.

  44. VarleyWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 10:08pm PDT

    Would love to go.

  45. DaphneWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 10:11pm PDT

    Sounds like a lot of fun.

  46. KevinWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 10:12pm PDT

    Looks like a blast.

  47. JohnWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 10:13pm PDT

    Love that this event is at Van Dusen

  48. RayWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 10:15pm PDT

    Would really like to attend this event! Looks brilliant.

  49. VickyWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 10:15pm PDT

    Beautiful setting for such an awesome event!

  50. DebWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 10:16pm PDT

    Fantastic event. Hope I’m able to win.

  51. Brenda AWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 10:19pm PDT

    Looks like fun and what a beautiful location to have it!

  52. KimWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 10:46pm PDT

    Really want to check out the new venue this year!

  53. David MathesonWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 10:50pm PDT

    Looks awesome

  54. kathrynWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 11:01pm PDT

    thank you for the opportunity to win! my 9yo son and i would love to attend this year’s epic festival at such an awesome venue. layering on the sustainability inspiration will create a generation who get how to tread softly!

  55. SwapnilWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 11:15pm PDT

    This is an EPIC opportunity!

  56. Sharelle DaycoWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 11:16pm PDT

    Food trucks, music (Jordan klassen and dominique fricot!) and exhibits. Sounds like perfect day.

  57. wendyThursday, July 4th, 2013 — 12:04am PDT

    i loved to go!

  58. S SkerlThursday, July 4th, 2013 — 12:04am PDT

    What a brilliant idea for a venue.
    Looking forward to checking it out!

  59. ChloeThursday, July 4th, 2013 — 9:28am PDT

    Great way to spend a sunny day!

  60. rinoThursday, July 4th, 2013 — 9:28am PDT

    Havenโ€™t been to VanDusen Botanical Gardens, but this sounds like the time to go!

  61. BreezeThursday, July 4th, 2013 — 9:32am PDT

    A perfect way to spend an afternoon.

  62. haley JonesThursday, July 4th, 2013 — 12:09pm PDT

    EEEEEK! it’s 12:09pm Who’s the winner!!!!???? whoever wins is very luck! Good luck all!
    Thanks Miss604

  63. shellyThursday, July 4th, 2013 — 2:31pm PDT

    exciting new venue!

  64. Cindy SmithThursday, July 4th, 2013 — 6:09pm PDT

    Sounds like a great day out!

  65. liangThursday, July 4th, 2013 — 11:36pm PDT

    Can’t wait to attend this! I’m going with a group of friends this weekend anyways!

  66. jasonThursday, July 4th, 2013 — 11:40pm PDT

    good luck everybuddy

  67. WallyFriday, July 5th, 2013 — 8:50am PDT

    That would be so fun in the garden.

  68. MoniqueWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 11:28am PDT

    would love to go!

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