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Vancouver’s Khatsahlano Street Party

Khatsahlano Street Party

The Khatsahlano Street Party is a giant music and arts festival that takes place on West 4th Avenue in Vancouver’s Kitsilano district in July.

In 2023 the events happens on July 8th.


The Khatsahlano Street Party in Kitsilano

In 2020 this free event was scheduled to take place on July 11th and once again it was billed to be the year’s biggest arts and music festival within the City of Vancouver. However, the event was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. It didn’t happen in 2021 either.

The 2022 Khatsahlano Street Party did take place. It happened on Saturday, July 9th, from 11:00 am until 9:00 pm. The festival returns in 2023. This year it’s on Saturday, July 8th.

The Khatsahlano Street Party was supposed to celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2021. Instead, the festival celebrated that impressive milestone in 2022.

The street party features free concerts with BC-based bands, artisan products for sale and gazillions of people. There are market stalls, food vendors, family-friendly activities and even a beer garden.


Khatsahlano Crowds on West Broadway
Khatsahlano Street Party on West Broadway


Where and When

In 2022 the street party happened on Saturday, July 9th. It started at 11:00 am and the fun, entertainment and partying continued until around 9:00 pm. In 2023 the event happens on Saturday, July 8th, and its hours will likely be the same as last year.

The entertainment lineup for 2023’s event is to be confirmed.

TIP #1: With tens of thousands of people likely attending, parking in the area can be a serious challenge. Take public transit if you can and avoid the immediate vicinity with your car.

TIP #2: There is usually a bicycle valet service on site and, being just a few blocks from the water and the Burrard Street Bridge, walking and cycling access via the False Creek Seawall is fairly convenient. You can access the free bike valet on Cypress Street (between West 5th and West 6th) and on Stephens Street (between West 5th and West 6th).


Khatsahlano Street Party


What to Expect at Khatsahlano

The Khatsahlano Street Party usually features multiple stages with over 50 local performing artists as well as market vendors, street performers, food trucks and an artisan market. Essentially it’s a massive street party, much like Car Free Day events or Greek Day on Broadway, which are at other times in the summer. Khatsahlano though has more and larger concerts.

At the daylong Khatsahlano event there are also yoga sessions, an urban obstacle course, a tea garden, arts and crafts stations, selfie booths, beer gardens, pie eating contests and more.


Khatsahlano Street Party Crowds


Concert Schedule

Live music takes place on a number of stages over the course of the day. In 2022, the lineup was curated by Grant McDonagh who currently owns Zulu Records. Headliners for the 2022 event included Haley Blais, Actors, The Pack ad, Ashleigh Ball, Pointed Sticks, Teon Gibbs, JNGL and Kim Churchill.

There were seven stages at the 2022 Khatsahlano Street Party. The schedule of performances is below. 2023 will likely be similar.

Note: Concert times and performance details were subject to change.


On the TD Burrard Stage (in 2022)

  • 12:45 pmJillian Lake
  • 1:30 pm – Dan Moxon
  • 2:30 pm – Empanadas Ilegales
  • 3:30 pm – Pointed Sticks
  • 4:30 pm Teon Gibbs
  • 5:30 pm – Ashleigh Ball
  • 6:30 pm – The Pack ad
  • 8:00 pm – Haley Blais


Khatsahlano Burrard Stage
The Burrard Stage


CiTR FM Maple Stage (in 2022)

  • 12:00 pm Girly
  • 1:00 pmStephen Hamm
  • 2:00 pmKylie V
  • 3:00 pm Kamikaze Nurse
  • 4:00 pm – Bookclub
  • 5:00 pmJasper Sloan Yip
  • 6:00 pm – Frankiie
  • 7:00 pm – Jordan Klassen


West 4th Yew Stage (in 2022)

  • 12:30 pmTalel McBriar
  • 1:30 pmThe Rubes
  • 2:30 pmMohamed Assani
  • 3:30 pmOra Cogan
  • 4:30 pmFrancis Baptiste
  • 5:30 pmTaletta
  • 6:30 pmZach Gray
  • 7:30 pmJNGL


Vancouver Is Awesome Vine Stage (in 2022)

  • 11:00 amNorine Braun
  • 12:00 pmdwi
  • 1:00 pmNoca Project
  • 2:00 pmMaya & Ben
  • 3:00 pmDoohickey Cubicle
  • 4:00 pm – Bitterly Divine
  • 5:00 pmEagle Ex Machina
  • 6:00 pm – Mother Sun
  • 7:00 pm – Vox Rea


Khatsahlano Street Party Stage


Music BC Balsam Stage (in 2022)

  • 12:30 pmBad Money
  • 1:30 pmSerena Sun
  • 2:30 pmDavid Beckingham
  • 3:30 pmHyaenas
  • 4:30 pmJJ Adrian
  • 5:30 pmCaitlin Goulet
  • 6:30 pm – Earth Tones
  • 7:30 pm – Meltt


JR Country Trafalgar Stage (in 2022)

  • 11:00 am – Buttons Yoga
  • 11:45 am – Music With Marnie
  • 12:20 pm – Matt Henry
  • 1:15 pmMusic With Marnie
  • 2:00 pmMuévete
  • 2:45 pm – Mom Bop
  • 4:00 pmSomba
  • 4:00 pm – Pie Eating Contest
  • 5:00 pmSavannah Reed
  • 6:00 pm – Zoey Leven
  • 7:00 pm – Michaela Slinger


Third Space Macdonald Stage (in 2022)

  • 12:00 pmJody Glenham
  • 1:00 pmBrandon Wolfe Scott
  • 2:00 pm – Adewolf
  • 3:00 pm – Ludic
  • 4:00 pm – daysormay
  • 5:00 pmDACEY
  • 6:00 pm – Kim Churchill
  • 7:00 pm ACTORS


Khatsahlano Street Party


Other Information

For more information see the Khatsahlano Street Party website.

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