Vancouver Chinatown Festival 2023

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The Vancouver Chinatown Business Improvement Area Society (VCBIA) presents the 21st Vancouver Chinatown Festival. This free two-day family-friendly community celebration will feature live entertainment, giant mahjong, kids corner with a display by Vancouver Aquarium, artisans’ market, food trucks, and an opportunity to experience a special Historical Chinatown Heritage Walking Tour.

Vancouver Chinatown Festival 2023

Vancouver Chinatown Festival 2023

  • When: Saturday, July 15 & Sunday, July 16, 2023 11:00am to 6:00pm
  • Where: Keefer and Columbia Street
  • Admission: Free!

The festival‘s new artisans’ market gives space to local arts and crafts makers and food vendors space to showcase their wares. Shop Bon Mano BonDoodles by Naomi Studios Inc.Ember Hong Kong BarbequeHoly Duck ChiliHumblebee MeaderyMinimakers, Inc.Ollie & Co.Sweet U Bakery, and Wisconsin Ginseng Co.

Confirmed live entertainment acts include an eye dotting and lion dance by the Mah Society, with more to be announced. Festival-goers who want to learn even more about Vancouver Chinatown can join its Historical Chinatown Heritage Walking Tour, hosted by Bob Sung from A Wok Around, which will be conducted four times per day on the Saturday and Sunday. First come, first serve.

While guests are encouraged to support the surrounding Vancouver Chinatown restaurants and cafes, for those looking to enjoy something quick and fresh, eight food trucks will be stationed by the main stage at Keefer Street and Columbia. The food trucks this year include Chickpea Food Truck, Hugs Mini DonutsIndish Foods Inc., Juicy Green Express Inc.Say Hello Sweets, and Tokyo Katsu-sand.

The VCBIA is also bringing back their popular “Where’s Van Van the panda” contest on Instagram, where participants can share photos of where Van Van has been to win prizes. Visit the Vancouver Chinatown BIA Society on Facebook for more community updates.

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