What’s On East Van: June 21st Edition

21 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.

Indigenous Day – Trout Lake/John Hendry Park – June 21st

Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day at Trout Lake.  There will be an all day celebration Friday, June 21st that kicks off with a pancake celebration and a friendship walk between 9:00 and 11:00 am.  From Noon to 5:00 pm you can find cultural performances, live music, dancing, canoe tours and activities for the kids.

TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival – The Imperial – June 21st Onward

The Vancouver Jazz Festival starts this Friday and The Imperial, 319 Main Street, has host to an amazing line of talent until July 1st. If you wish to see the full list of performances during the festival including free ones, visit TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival.

Parallel 49 Brewing Co. 7th Anniversary Party – June 21st 

This Friday, local craft brewer, Parallel 49 Brewing celebrates 7 years and they are having a party.  Beer garden to be exact with food trucks and a variety of $5 beers all the while spinning some tunes.  Fun happens at 1950 Triumph Street from 5:00 – 10:00 pm. No tickets required, just show up with 2 pieces of ID please, no minors at this event.

Corgi Races – Hastings Racecourse – June 22nd & 23rd 

Vancouver’s Hastings Racecourse plays host once again to a corgi dog race this Saturday and Sunday.   To view the races is free of charge. The winning pooch gets $500 in prize money and a Bosley’s prize pack.  The event kicks off at 1:15 pm Saturday and Sunday. There will also be food trucks, live music and food trucks on hand.

East Side Pride – Grandview Park – June 22nd

East Side Pride is a family oriented pride event happening in Grandview Park this Saturday from Noon to 6:00 pm.  You can expect to find local artists businesses alongside burlesque and drag performances. If you get hungry, there will be food trucks on hand. This is a free event. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The Vancouver Market – Wise Hall – June 22nd

The Vancouver Market returns to the Wise Hall this Saturday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. If you are looking for vintage, eclectic, or a new up and coming local maker, this is the place to be. Admission is $2.00.

Grease Sing-A-Long – June 22nd – Rio Theatre

The Rio Theatre is hosting a Grease Sing-A-Long this Saturday night. Lyrics will be on screen so you can follow along and there will be prizes for costumes. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the fun kicks off at 7:00 pm. For advance tickets, visit the Rio Theatre.

Strathcona Street Party – Strathcona – June 22nd

The Strathcona Street Party happens this Saturday, June 22nd from Noon to 9:00 pm at Campbell Avenue and East Hastings Street.  Check out the new mural that’s up, plus food trucks, live music, beer garden and more.

Summer Solstice Coffee House – Britannia Community Centre – June 23rd

Britannia Community Centre plays host to the Summer Solstice Coffee House this Sunday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The event features live music, storytelling and, of course, coffee. This is a free event and everyone is welcome to attend.

Railtown Tailgate BBQ – Railtown Café – June 23rd

Once a month this summer, Railtown Café, 397 Railway Street, a Tailgate BBQ from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.  If you love BBQ, this is a definite spot to check out.  They will be BBQ’ing a variety of meats and offering corn on the cob, corn bread and a few different salads. Refreshments will be available. Cost is $27 per person or $17 for the vegetarian option).  Advance tickets purchased online at a complimentary $6 drink voucher. To get your tickets, visit Eventbrite.


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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