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Vancouver Mural Festival and Mount Pleasant Street Party

Vancouver Mural Festival

The Vancouver Mural Festival features the painting of murals in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. One of its events most years is a giant street party.

In 2023 the festival returns with a variety of events between August 4th and 13th, including the popular street party. Other unrelated events happening in the first half of the month include the African Descent Festival in Vancouver and various BC Day Long Weekend events all around the Lower Mainland. Happening at the same time as the last weekend of the Vancouver Mural Festival, in the Fraser Valley there is the Chilliwack Mural Festival, but also the Chilliwack Fair & Rodeo, Abbotsford Summer Flower Festival and National Timbersports Championships.

To learn more about the above events, and others happening in the first half of August, see Vancouver’s August Calendar of Events. To learn about the Vancouver Mural Festival, see below.


African Descent Festival



If you like outdoor art, another event you’ll want to check out is Chilliwack Mural Festival. It takes place on August 10th to 12th in 2023 (which includes a couple of the same days as the Chilliwack Fair & Rodeo). Also happening on the same weekend in the Fraser Valley are the Chilliwack Corn Maze and Timbersports National Championships.


Chilliwack Mural Festival


2023 Mural Festival in Vancouver

In 2023 the Vancouver Mural Festival runs from August 4th to the 13th. This year’s festival features murals, several pop-up events and the Mount Pleasant Street Party. There’s also a new one-day Ricecake Summer Market on August 10th.

Last year’s Vancouver Mural Festival featured over 30 new murals to check out in 8 different neighbourhoods, all painted by about 50 artists. There were murals all the way from the North Shore to downtown and the West End, as well as in Marpole and the River District further south. This year will likely be similar.


Mural Festival Pop-Up Event
2021 Pop-Up Event


Vancouver Mural Festival Street Party

The Vancouver Mural Festival Street Party is a massive event that involves public murals, art, live music and street festival activities.

In 2023 the Street Party takes place on August 10th to 13th. Hours on the Thursday and Friday are from 5:00 to 10:00 pm, whereas hours on the weekend are from 2:00 to 10:00 pm.


Street Party Location

The street party portion of the festival in 2023 takes place in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood of Vancouver along Main Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue. Activities take place in the surrounding areas as well.


Main Street During Vancouver Mural Festival
Main Street during the Vancouver Mural Festival


What to Expect

Folk attending the street party can expect to see thousands of people, artistic murals on buildings, dozens of market vendors, art in the street and live entertainment on a couple of stages.

In 2023 the live entertainment takes place on a stage during the Vancouver Mural Festival Street Party. There are DJs, musicians, singers, dancers and more. Continue reading to see this year’s performance schedule.


Main Street Crowds at Mural Festival


2023 Street Party Performance Schedule

Below is the Main Stage schedule for each day of this year’s event. Exact details are subject to change.


Thursday, August 10th, 2023

  • 5:00 pm – Ricecake Asian Night Market Takeover (with DJ Kay Ho Ling, Sweet Neens Karaoke, DJ Bella Sie, and more)
  • 6:00 pm – Opening Ceremony with Jonas Jones


Friday, August 11th, 2023

  • 5:00 pm – Hyaenas
  • 6:00 pm – Laterdays
  • 7:00 pm – Michaela Slinger
  • 8:00 pm – Mikey Jose
  • 9:00 pm – DJ Niña Mendoza


Saturday, August 12th, 2023

  • 2:30 pm – Magic Variety Show
  • 3:00 pm – Kids Dance Party with Rock’n’Beau
  • 4:00 pm – DJ Solreia, Kiki & Jared Roller Dancers
  • 5:30 pm – DJ ZDBT
  • 7:00 pm – DJ Kevin Shiu
  • 8:30 pm – DJ Dane


Sunday, August 13th, 2023

  • 2:00 pm – DJ La PosmoBaby
  • 3:00 pm – All Ages Drag Show with ENBY 6
  • 5:00 pm – DJ Del Mar
  • 6:00 pm – Kutapira
  • 7:00 pm – TROPA Takeover with Brazilian DJs and Dancers


Painting Project on Main Street


Other Information

For more information about the event, see the Vancouver Mural Festival website.

For a list of other events taking place on the same weekend as well as on different days of the year, check out our August Calendar or click Festivals & Events.

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