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EPIC Sustainable Living Festival

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — 9:44am PDT
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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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RT to enter to win tickets to @EPIC_fest from @Miss604

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!


  1. Albert says:

    Good luck to everyone!

  2. Jeff says:

    Sounds cool, would love to go.

  3. Winnie says:

    Love the venue!!

  4. jeanna says:

    Hi! πŸ™‚

  5. jan says:

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

  6. John says:

    I’ll give it a try.

  7. Linda says:

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

  8. stacey says:

    sounds great! yes please!

  9. Sita says:

    this sounds like fun!

  10. Haley jones says:

    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. Carley says:

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

  12. Mary Anne says:

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

  13. Karen says:

    Sounds great!

  14. tracy says:

    perfect for the sunny weekend up ahead!

  15. Sonja S says:

    I sure would love to attend EPIC!

  16. Jeff MacLeod says:

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

  17. Care says:

    I love the EPIC festival! Good luck!

  18. This event sounds Epic! What an amazing setting too!

  19. Darcy says:

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

  20. Anna Fok says:

    Love to hear free ticket to EPIC festival!!

    Hope to be the lucky one!!

  21. Claire says:

    I wanna go!

  22. rj says:

    sounds like a good time!

  23. gord says:

    I’d like to go πŸ™‚

  24. Brenda says:

    Sounds like a great festival!

  25. Michelle W. says:

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

  26. Hannah says:

    Would love to go!

  27. tim says:

    i love van dusen gardens!

  28. claire says:

    i wanna be there!!

  29. Shirley says:

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

  30. Jane says:

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

  31. A.J. says:

    That Van Dusen gardens venue is so beautiful!

  32. Ren says:

    Sounds like an awesome event!

  33. Caitlin says:

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

  34. John D says:

    Looks really cool. I’m in.

  35. diana r says:

    sounds like fun!

  36. Amrit B says:

    This looks amazing!

  37. kaykay says:

    great event

  38. luc says:

    I’d be happy to visit the renovated gardens.

  39. Sharylin says:

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

  40. Jeff says:

    Food truck alley!

  41. Dayna Wilson says:

    The festival sounds great.

  42. Maureen says:

    A showcase of BCs best sustainable products-sounds interesting!

  43. Julie says:

    Would be a ton of fun to attend.

  44. Varley says:

    Would love to go.

  45. Daphne says:

    Sounds like a lot of fun.

  46. Kevin says:

    Looks like a blast.

  47. John says:

    Love that this event is at Van Dusen

  48. Ray says:

    Would really like to attend this event! Looks brilliant.

  49. Vicky says:

    Beautiful setting for such an awesome event!

  50. Deb says:

    Fantastic event. Hope I’m able to win.

  51. Brenda A says:

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

  52. Kim says:

    Really want to check out the new venue this year!

  53. David Matheson says:

    Looks awesome

  54. kathryn says:

    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. Swapnil says:

    This is an EPIC opportunity!

  56. Sharelle Dayco says:

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

  57. wendy says:

    i loved to go!

  58. S Skerl says:

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

  59. Chloe says:

    Great way to spend a sunny day!

  60. rino says:

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

  61. Breeze says:

    A perfect way to spend an afternoon.

  62. haley Jones says:

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

  63. shelly says:

    exciting new venue!

  64. Cindy Smith says:

    Sounds like a great day out!

  65. liang says:

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

  66. jason says:

    good luck everybuddy

  67. Wally says:

    That would be so fun in the garden.

  68. Monique says:

    would love to go!

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