1. Shipyards Night Market

An outdoor farmers’ market at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue every Friday night from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. You’ll find Vancouver’s best food trucks, artisans, and local bands here each week. The Shipyards Night Market kicks-off May 1st and runs until September 25th.

2. CityFest

An event for youth by youth. There’ll be street and longboard skate competitions, an art show, dance, music, DJ’ing, and a youth film festival. CityFest is Saturday, May 2nd from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Centennial Theatre and the Lonsdale Skate Park.

3. Jazz in the Plaza

Two afternoons of free live music brought to you by the North Shore Jazz Festival Concert Series. Jazz in the Plaza is at Civic Plaza (West 14th St. & Lonsdale Ave.) on June 20th and June 27th at 1 p.m. See the full lineup at http://www.cnv.org/JazzInThePlaza

4. Summer Sessions

A free summer concert series at Shipbuilders’ Square at The Shipyards. The series runs Saturdays July 4th to August 29th from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. See the full lineup at www.cnv.org/SummerSessionsLineup

5. Family Movie Night in the Plaza

Watch movies under the stars this summer at Civic Plaza (West 14th St. & Lonsdale Ave.). Family Movie Night in the Plaza is free and runs every other Friday from July 10th to August 21st. See the full schedule at http://www.cnv.org/MovieNightInThePlaza

6. Car Free Day & Slide the City

3rd Street to Esplanade will be open to pedestrian traffic only for Car Free Day on August 22nd. There’ll be outdoor dining patios, merchants and food vendors, kids’ games and activities, performance art, and more. In addition, a 1000 foot-long Slip & Slide will be set-up from Victoria Park (Keith Road) to 3rd Street for Slide the City!

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