Vancouver Chinatown Festival

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The 22nd annual Vancouver Chinatown Festival, organized by the Vancouver Chinatown BIA Society, is a free 2-day community family event happening this July.

Vancouver Chinatown Festival Stage
Photo courtesy of the Vancouver Chinatown BIA Society

Vancouver Chinatown Festival

  • Dates: Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14, 2024 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Location: Keefer and Columbia Street
  • Tickets: Admission is free!

Enjoy live performances, cultural dances, orchestras, tap dancing, taiko drumming, and more on several stages.

Join A Wok Around Chinatown with Bob Sung, play mahjong, take part in lantern-making and Chinese fan-making workshops. The newly created Children’s Theatre at the Kids Zone has confirmed acts that include: Fluffy & Friends, a group dedicated to breaking down barriers while spreading lion joy through dance, storytelling, and interactive performances; sing-alongs with fairytale characters; superhero training sessions; Magic by Blake Aleong; and meet-and-greets with Vancouver Chinatown Festival mascot, VanVan the panda. Other children activities include face painting, balloon twisting, t-shirt painting, MiniMakers, and various outdoor games.

The artisans market will be highlighted along Keefer Street, featuring a variety of over twenty talented local makers and food vendors. Confirmed businesses so far include West Coast Bannock, Japanese donuts by Mochido, artist DOODLESBYNAOMI, Mosaic Motif Handmade Jewelry, candles by Ollie & Co., healthy food snacks company OATME Superfood, Ember Hong Kong Barbeque, dumplings by Jingle Bao, and Steve’s Smoked Meats.

Come hungry to enjoy cuisine from around the world at local eateries and several food trucks will be stationed by the main stage at Keefer Street and Columbia, including It’s All About Grill, Juicy Green Express Inc., Kona Ice of Chilliwack, MJ’s Caribbean Cuisine, Munchu Picchu, Roasted Revolution, Slothfuls, Taco Tigre, Taco Nori, Takenaka, and The Great Canadian Cotton Candy Company.

Spend the weekend in Chinatown and savour this historic neighbourhood and all of its unique shops, restaurants, and offerings.

Share their experiences at Vancouver Chinatown Festival with the popular “Where’s Van Van the panda” contest. Participants can download the Vancouver Chinatown Festival app or follow the Vancouver Chinatown BIA on Instagram. Prizes include tickets to the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Chinese Canadian Museum, and Chinatown Storytelling Centre.

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