The Vancouver Mural Festival’s Mount Pleasant Street Party returns August 10 to 13, 2023 after the street party’s three-year hiatus. Free and all-ages, this local favourite offers guests five exciting zones to enjoy at the City Centre Artist Lodge and surrounding streets. Daily programming features DJs, live music, food trucks, a beer garden, including the City Centre Open Studios, an artisan market, and more.
Vancouver Mural Festival Mount Pleasant Street Party 2023
- When: August 10 – 13, 2023
- Where: City Centre Artist Lodge 2111 Main St + 5th Ave & 6th Ave, Vancouver
Come for the art, stay for the rotating vendor markets, family friendly pop-up bars, and all of the Party Zones in between. The festivities have been extended to four days, which is the longest Vancouver Mural Festival street party to date. The street party’s return marks the festival’s rebuilding efforts and exciting regrowth.
Main Stage at City Centre Artist Lodge
The epicentre of the festival featuring a main stage and lineup of exciting performances. From DJs to Drag, live music to chill zones, this party zone is a great spot to listen to music and hangout. Additionally, during festival hours, many artists at City Centre Artist Lodge open their studios to visitors.
The Promenade presented by Yellow Trail
The street party promenade is lined with vendors, mouthwatering food trucks and the Yellow Tail Bar & Lounge.
Oasis Beer Garden presented by Granville Island Brewing
Relax and unwind in the festival beer garden, a laid-back lounge offering hangout spots, games, live entertainment, and interactive activities for all ages.
Main Alley Connector
Connecting the Promenade, Oasis Beer Garden and Market Zone.
The street party’s vendor village with daily rotating markets showcasing a variety of local handmade, vintage and artisan goods, plus the site of the two-day Holden Courage Graffiti Jam.
More Vancouver Mural Festival Events
This year, the Vancouver Mural Festival has events lined up over the course of 10 days:
- August 4: Public Disco Pride Special (19+, ticketed)
- August 5-6: Make Good Party (All-ages, free)
- August 5-7: Astro Alley (All-ages, free)
- August 10: Curator Talk (All-ages, reserve)
- August 11: VMF After Dark: Last Night a DJ Saved My Life (All-ages, free)
- August 12: VMF After Dark: Public Disco (19+, ticketed)
- August 13: Bastid’s BBQ (19+, ticketed)
Official VMF Mural Tours, sponsored by Herschel Supply Co. are provided by Vancouver DeTours and Curated Tastes in Mount Pleasant, Strathcona, River District, Downtown, and the West End. Mural tours for the blind and partially sighted will be provided by Vocal Eye.
Offered daily and by-donation, the mural tours are in high demand so attendees should reserve spots in advance. Take a tour to several neighbourhood murals, highlighting the meaning of each artwork and behind-the-scenes stories of how they were made.
Visit the Vancouver Mural Festival website for more details.
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