Top 5 Summer Events You Don’t Want to Miss!

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2013 Festivals and Events in Vancouver

As a born and bred Vancouverite I am well versed in Vancouver’s festival season. So along with providing great hotel deals in Vancouver I can offer you my Top 5 Can’t Miss Festivals and Events!

1) Make Music Vancouver!

June 21, 2013 – 5pm – 10pm  at Water St. in Gastown. Vancouver’s entirely free music event that brings together over 20,000 people to celebrate music and local artists! This event was inspired by La Fête de la Musique which started in France in 1982 and is now globally celebrated in over 450 citiTes.

2) Honda Celebration of Light 2013

July 27, 2013 – August 03, 2013 (Every Wednesday, Saturday) at English Bay. These fireworks are the highlight of the summer and the largest offshore fireworks competition in the world! This year three countries will be competing: the United Kingdom, Thailand, and of course, Canada.

3) Powell Street Festival

August 3 & 4, 2013 at Oppenheimer Park and surrounding streets. This festival showcases Japanese culture in Vancouver and features a variety of free daytime event including: taiko drumming, martial arts, Japanese crafts, and live music! There are also paid night events including musical performances, an opera, and more!

4) The Fair at the PNE!

Aug. 17 – Sept. 2 – Open 11am till late at the PNE. This year is packed with awesome concerts and is sure to please both younger and older audiences. Highlights include: The Beach Boys, The Jacksons, Sam Roberts Band, and LIGHTS! Concerts are included with admission to the Fair but reserve seating is available for as low as $15.

5) Stanley Park’s 125th Birthday Bash!

Aug. 24 & 25, 2013 – All day at Stanley Park. This party will be one of the summer’s biggest and will be fun for the entire family! From live music/concerts, food trucks, and children entertainers to Shakespeare sonnets and rugby matches there’s tons to do! More information to come on the activity line up so keep checking back!

Book your stay with us and enjoy these great events this summer!

That’s the end of our list for now but we’ll be sure to keep you updated on any other great events we find!

~Jennifer, Social Media and Marketing Intern

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