Granville Street Block Party in Vancouver
There’s a new street festival in downtown Vancouver on the weekend of August 26th and 27th, 2023. The Granville Block Party turns two blocks of Granville Street into a pedestrian-only zone.
The event is entirely free and includes market vendors, workshops and live entertainment. There is also food and drinks on hand as the event is sponsored by the Red Truck Beer Company.
2023 is the first year of this event although there have been similar ones in the past. In 2022 there was the Granville Promenade which was a series of events in August that shut down traffic on a nearby two-block stretch of Granville Street. Like the promenade, the 2023 block party is organized by the Downtown Vancouver BIA.
Where and When
The block party takes place on the 700 and 800 blocks of Granville Street (on either side of Robson Street). The event runs from 1:00 to 7:00 pm on both days. It’s a family-friendly event open to everyone and free to attend.
No cars are allowed on those blocks during the run of the festival. Attendees can roam the streets and take in the entertainment as they please.
What to Expect
There is going to be a lot to take in at the Granville Block Party. On top of the businesses that are already there, plenty of additional vendors are set up along the street. There are interactive activities to enjoy like arts and crafts workshops and painting displays.
While the block party is meant for those of all ages it’s also a licensed event which means that alcohol can be consumed throughout. Expect there to be various food and drink options to choose from.
There are well over a dozen artists set to perform at the event. However, there is not an exact schedule of when each artist will perform. Below is the list of who is ready to take the stage at the Granville Block Party.
- The Boom Booms
- Tonye Aganaba
- Van Vogue Jam
- Missy D
- Public Disco
- Ian Cromwell
- The Roxy House Band
- Now or Never Crew
- Mexican Dance Ensemble
- Balkan Shmalkan
- Royal Academy of Punjab
- Cookin’ with Brass
- Leon V
- Vancouver Okinawa Taiko
- Ele Oz
For more information about the event, visit the Granville Block Party website.
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Vancouver’s August Calendar of Events
- Vancouver on the Labour Day Weekend
- Lower Mainland Festivals & Events
- Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festivals
- Granville Street
- Robson Street