Another big block party is popping up in Vancouver this summer.
In addition to a massive 10-block festival and a huge Italian celebration, the Strathcona Blocks Party will also return for the warmer months.
The event will celebrate one of Vancouver's oldest residential neighbourhoods on June 17 from noon to 5 p.m. with scores of fun activities.
Spanning from the 600 to 900 blocks of East Hastings Street, this street party will feature giant Jenga and tic-tac-toe, free tote bag pressing, food trucks, a vibrant pop-up market, and a roving musical performance by the local East Van Horns band.
Attendees can also enjoy a boozy sip at an outdoor beer garden at Strathcona Beer Company and explore tours, activities, and open studios at MakerLabs.
The street festival will also have a buzzy soundtrack to keep the fun vibes going via a series of musical performances, including a show by Vancouver's firefighters. Check out the full schedule below:
Strathcona Blocks Party performance schedule
- noon-1 p.m. - Marlin Ramazzini Band
- 1:30-2 p.m. - Scarlet Fever Band
- 2:30-3:15 p.m. - Francis Henson Performance
- 4:30-5 p.m. - Vancouver Fire Rescue Services Band