What’s On East Van: June 14th Edition

14 Jun


Our weekly feature What’s On East Van sets out some cool events for the upcoming weekend.  Beyond the weekend, we invite you to check out our Event Listing which is updated daily and features events for the month and beyond.

St. Patrick’s Spring Fair/Night Market-2881 Main Street – June 14th

St. Patrick’s Elementary School is hosting a big fundraiser and by the looks of things a whole lot of fun. They’ve got a bouncy castle, face painters, balloon artists, air brush tattoos and along with activities for the kids, they have a night market for the adults. Event happens 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. You can find them on Instagram @st.patricks_fundraiser for more details.

Italian Market–Italian Cultural Centre – June 14th

The Italian Cultural Centre hosts their outdoor summer market this Friday from 4:30 – 9:30 pm.  You will find a distinct Italian flavor of food at this market and then add in local artisans with handmade items, live music and this year, the opportunity to learn about bees and beehives.  The market is free to attend, the bee hive tours are $15 and require registration.

Eastside Flea–550 Malkin Avenue  – June 14th – June 16th

The Eastside Flea kicks off Friday night at 5:00 pm and continues Saturday and Sunday at 550 Malkin Avenue from 11 am to 5 pm. Lots of great vintage finds along side local makers, food trucks and cocktails will be available for purchase. Admission is $2.00.

The Great Grandview Garage Sale – Grandview Woodlands-  June 15th

The Great Grandview Garage Sale is back this Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This  is a multi-family garage that takes place all over the Grandview Woodlands area of East Van. To sign up or see a map of the current locations, visit Great Grandview Garage Sale. Remember, the old adage “One person’s junk is another person’s treasure”.  

Family Yoga–Trout Lake Community Centre – June 15th

Trout Lake Community Centre is again hosting Family Yoga this Saturday with live music from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Cost is $1.

Special Edition Garden Nights -The Garden – June 15th

The Garden in Strathcona, 868 East Hastings Street, is hosting a an evening of live music and an art show featuring work by Dan Hawkins.

Early Summer Gardening–Trout Lake Community Centre – June 15th

Rhiannon Johnson of Village Vancouver leads a workshop this Saturday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on how to grow veggies, greens and herbs.  The growing space can be your balcony, outdoor garden or our community garden.  Seeds will also be available. To register, visit Vancouver.ca.

East Van Garden Tour – Figaro’s Garden Centre-June 16th

The East Van Garden Tour happens this Sunday between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. This self-guided tour is a great way to see what creative things people do with their garden spaces. You can purchase tickets through Eventbrite or call Figaro’s Garden Centre, 1896 Victoria Drive (at 3rd Avenue). 

Main Street Car Free Day–Main Street – June 16th

Main Street Car Free Day happens this Sunday, June 16th from Noon to 7:00 pm.  Main Street will be blocked to car traffic from Broadway to 30th Avenue. A street party happens along the stretch with performers, artisans, non-profits, arts, music, activities and more.  This is a free family friendly event.


Looking for more live music, did you know The Heatley in Strathcona regularly features live music?  Every Sunday they offer bluegrass music with brunch 11 am – 3 pm.

Also 7 days a week, you will find live music at the Libra Room on The Drive. Tangent Café hosts live jazz Sunday nights  from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Saturday, Pat’s Pub has live jazz Saturday afternoons from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, no cover.

Looking to shop local? Be sure to check out one of the farmer markets happening this weekend. Saturday is Riley Park Farmers Market at 30th & Ontario from 10 am – 2 pm and Trout Lake Farmers Market from 9 am – 2 pm at John Hendry Park. Sunday, Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is back in Dude Chilling Park from 10:00 am – 2 pm. To see more of What’s On in East Vancouver,  check our Event Listing.  We also have a separate listing of Free Events for those on a budget and in Vancouver, who isn’t.

Image Credit: June Hunter

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