Car Free Day is upon us again, and Main Street is gearing up for a good time! The Car Free activities span from Broadway all the way to 33rd Avenue, and the street will be packed with tons of activities for everyone.
With no fewer than ten music stages, Main Street’s got more live music than any other Car Free Day activity in town! Make sure you leave time to catch a few sets at the Neptoon Records Stage (Factories & Alleyways, Allen Forrester, Little Wild, The Flintettes, Percheron, Terminal Station, Ben Rogers, The WILD NORTH) and the Red Cat Records Stage (Invisible Ray, Blind Horses, The Great Outdoors, Lesser Negatives, Skunt, Cloudsplitter, Flying Heads).
Take part in some great activities and demonstrations hosted by Main Street shops! The Soap Dispensary will be outside with bubble solution and wands on hand for some GIANT bubble making, The Granville Island Toy Company is hosting an awesome Kids’ Zone, and the Main Street Honey Shoppe is hosting honey extraction demonstrations and a live bee beard demonstration. RollerGirl.ca is home to a Roller Derby Zone, Organic Acres is holding some demonstrations by Nectar Juicery and Rooted Nutrition, and 4Cats is…. well, 4Cats is keeping their activity secret for now – but they say “it will be worth the stop and there will most likely be glitter and pixie dust involved!”, so we’re pretty sure that it’s going to be stellar, whatever it is!
No street festival is complete without great food! In addition to all the fabulous Vancouver food trucks and carts that come out for the event, Car Free Day gives our own restauranteurs the opportunity to get out of their kitchens and onto the sidewalks. We know that lots of neighbourhood regulars are looking forward to The French Table‘s pulled-pork sandwiches, and The Reef‘s extended patio is a great place to rest your feet and enjoy some great Caribbean food, and maybe a glass or two of their (in)famous Reef Rum Punch.
And let’s not forget one of the other reasons to come out for Car Free Day – sales, sales, sales!!! On The Fringe is offering quick braiding and up-dos and mini manis/pedis by donation; Devil May Wear will have bins full of $5 and $10 items; Hazel & Jools is holding a 20% off storewide sale; Y’s Books is having a sidewalk sale with some great deals on hardcovers and paperbacks; Giving Gifts & Co. is offering 15% off everything in the store; Kali is holding a “buy one, get one 50% 0ff” sale, and Adhesif Clothing will be blowing out specially made upcycled summer designs with nothing exceeding $50 dollars as part of the Canvas Handmade Group between 22nd and 23rd.
Come celebrate with us! The festivities start at noon and run until 7:00 PM, rain or shine!