East Van Event: Union Street Block Party!

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Strathcona Street Party

This Saturday July 13, head down one of the most neighbourly streets in East Van to the Union Street Block Party. The residents of Strathcona are a tight knit group – really educated and interested in their neighbourhood. That’s the benefit of living in Strathcona, it’s a small community (with tons of history!) so people really bond together to do some cool things, like hosting an Annual Block Party!

Happening from 11am to 7pm, there will be fun for everyone. Offering live music, tons of neighbourly goodwill, flowing drinks and fun stories from people living in a great community. The Union Street Block Party starts around Princess and heads south, but you’ll know you’re there when you see all of the people. Given it’s community vibe, bring a dish of food to share. Offer to help volunteer to ensure the event runs smoothly. Spend some time outside meeting your Strathcona neighbours.

Some of the events scheduled include:

  • Noon – 12:30: Los Vagabundos
  • 12:45 – 1:30: Ellie and the Jeff’s
  • 1:40 – 2:15: One Sound drum circle
  • 2:15 – 3:15: Kids’ talent show
  • 3:30 – 4:15: Dance demo/lessons with Tony
  • 4:30 – 5:15: Brother Rye
  • 5:30 – 6:15: Oak Street Ramblers

While you’re in the area, head closer to Vancouver’s Chinatown and have a drink at the Union, a fantastic modern pub serving delicious Asian inspired cuisine and drinks, or dive into the Chinatown Night Market to play some ping pong and have a bite from one of the many food trucks.