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Kitsilano’s Khatsahlano Street Party

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

 

Khatsahlano Street Party

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 doesn’t look like the event happened in 2021 either.

The 2022 Khatsahlano Street Party is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 9th, from 11 am until 9 pm.

The Khatsahlano Street Party was supposed to celebrate its tenth anniversary in 2021. Instead, they will be celebrating the impressive milestone in 2022!

The event 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.

 


OTHER EVENTS IN JULY

Just a few of the other great events that take place in the Lower Mainland in July include the Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Festival (July 1-3), On Your Block Festival (July 9), Carnaval del Sol (July 8-10), Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival (July 9), Uptown Live (July 16), and Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival (July 21-24). These are all amazing events, and most of them are either free or include at least a few free activities.


 

Carnaval del Sol

 

Where and When

In 2022 the street party is scheduled to happen on Saturday, July 9th. It starts at 11 am and the fun, entertainment and partying continues until around 9 pm.

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 Crowds on West Broadway
Khatsahlano Street Party Crowds on West Broadway

 

What to Expect at Khatsahlano

The Khatsahlano Street Party usually features multiple stages with over fifty 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 is curated by Grant McDonagh who currently owns Zulu Records. Headliners for this year’s event include Haley Blais, Actors, The Pack ad, Ashleigh Ball, Pointed Sticks, Teon Gibbs, JNGL and Kim Churchill.

There are seven stages at the 2022 Khatsahlano Street Party. The schedule of performances is below.

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

 

Vancouver Craft Beer Festival

 

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

 

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

 

Uptown Live in 2022

 


UPTOWN LIVE IS ON JULY 16TH IN 2022!

Another great event happening on the weekend of July 15th to 17th is Uptown Live. It takes place in downtown New Westminster on Saturday, July 16th, from 12:00 until 9:00 pm. Uptown Live is a music festival and street party, and it’s free to attend!


 

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

 

Free Vancouver Summer Concerts

 

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 pm Caitlin 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

 

On Your Block Festival

 


NEW FESTIVAL IN NEW WEST

A new festival taking place on the same day as the Khatsahlano Street Party in 2022 is the On Your Block Multicultural Festival at Tipperary Park in New Westminster. It runs on Saturday, July 9th, between 1:00 and 9:00 pm. Admission is free and the event features live music, food trucks, artisan vendors and family-friendly activities.


 

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

 

Other Information

For more information see the Khatsahlano Street Party website.

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