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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 2018 this free event is on July 7th and once again it’ll be the year’s biggest arts and music festival within the City of Vancouver. Festivities will run on the Saturday from 11 am until 9 pm.

Khatsahlano 2018

In 2018 the Khatsahlano Street Party celebrates its seventh anniversary. The same as in past years, the event features free concerts with BC-based bands, street performances, artisan products for sale and gazillions of people. There are market stalls, food vendors, family-friendly activities and even a beer garden.

Where and When

The Khatsahlano Street Party takes place on a Saturday in early July each year along West 4th Avenue for the ten blocks between Burrard Street and MacDonald.

In 2018 the street party happens on Saturday, July 7th. It starts at 11 am and the fun, entertainment and partying continue until around 9 pm.

TIP # 1: With tens of thousands of people 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.

Khatsahlano Crowds on West Broadway
Khatsahlano Street Party Crowds on West Broadway

What to Expect at Khatsahlano

The Khatsahlano Street Party 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 are at other times in the summer, although with more and larger concerts.

At the daylong event there are usually yoga sessions, cooking demonstrations, an urban obstacle course, drums, arts and crafts stations, a climbing wall, photo booth, lots of dancing and more.

2018 Bands

Headliner bands at the Khatsahlano Street Party in 2018 are the following:

Some of the other bigger name bands scheduled to perform at the festival in 2018 are the following:

Other slightly lesser-known bands and musicians performing in 2018 include Circus in Flames, Club Sofa, Tim the Mute, Booty Ep, Kirsten Ludwig, Ponytails, Loig Morin, Alex Maher, Gentle Mind, Sleepy Gonzales, Apāto Rekōdo, Kitty & the Rooster, Aaron Trory, Bre McDaniel and Toque Flamenco.

Khatsahlano Street Party Crowds

2018 Concert Schedule

Live music takes place on a number of stages over the course of the day. Below is the schedule lineup for 2018.

The TD Music Stage is at Burrard Street, the Hyundai Stage is at Maple, the Coast Capital Stage is at Vine Street, the Music BC Stage is at Balsam and the Buddha Barn Stage is at MacDonald.

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

On the TD Music Burrard Stage

  • 12:30 pmStaggers & Jaggs
  • 1:30 pmChersea
  • 2:30 pmLeisure Club
  • 3:30 pmHarlequin Gold
  • 4:30 pmMalcolm Jack
  • 5:30 pmKimmortal
  • 6:30 pmSlow
  • 8:00 pmBif Naked

On the Hyundai Maple Stage

  • 12:30 pmFuture Star
  • 1:30 pmBlue Strange
  • 2:30 pmGraham Brown Band
  • 3:30 pmKellarissa
  • 4:30 pmSorry Edith
  • 5:30 pmBlue J
  • 6:30 pmHaley Blais
  • 7:30 pmSam Tudor

On the Coast Capital Vine Stage

  • 12:00 pmParlour Panther
  • 1:00 pmTim the Mute
  • 2:00 pmClub Soda
  • 3:00 pmGentle Mind
  • 4:00 pmColin Cowan & the Elastic Stars
  • 5:00 pmJohnny Payne with the Margarita Machine
  • 6:00 pmNecking
  • 7:00 pmActors

On the Music BC Balsam Stage

  • 12:00 pmLoig Morin
  • 1:00 pmAaron Trory
  • 2:00 pmSleepy Gonzales
  • 3:00 pmBooty Ep
  • 4:00 pmWallgrin
  • 5:00 pmLayten Kramer
  • 6:00 pmPeach Pyramid
  • 7:00 pmCarmanah

On the Buddha Barn MacDonald Stage

  • 12:00 pmCircus in Flames
  • 1:00 pmBig Top
  • 2:00 pmPonytails
  • 3:00 pmJenny Banai
  • 4:00 pmSchwey
  • 5:00 pmJasper Sloan Yip
  • 6:00 pmLeeroy Stagger
  • 7:00 pmFrazey Ford

Other Information

For more information see the Khatsahlano Street Party website.

Another fabulous event around the same time is Carnaval del Sol, which is also free and features lot of great music. For information on Carnaval del Sol and other festivals at other times of the year, check out Vancouver’s Festivals & Events Calendar.