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Vancouver is getting a 'SummerCamp' for adults with food trucks, music and adult-sized kids games

It's a music and meat festival with bbqs, food trucks, and adult inflatables in Mount Pleasant
Vancouver is getting a new rib and music festival as SummerCamp comes to downtown Vancouver in June 2024. Brendan Kergin/V.I.A.

 SummerCamp is coming to the city.

The new event is being launched this year at Jonathan Rogers Park in Mount Pleasant (West 7th Avenue and Manitoba Street) with adult-sized kids' games (including water guns, tug-of-war, and inflatables).

The SummerCamp Rib and Music Fest is meant to create a camp day for adults, say organizers, and will also feature live music, food trucks, ribs, and local vendors.

“SummerCamp Festival grew out of our goal of creating an event which would let grown-ups be free, fun, and creative like kids, even with their kids!" says the Festival Company's Billie Jo Aasen in a press release.

"We’ve brought all the best things about summer days — music, games, food — made them adult-sized and dropped into one place.”

It's co-organized with the Narrow Group, which has been a part of other events nearby like the Mount Pleasant Street Party. 

The event will help launch summer in the city, taking place the weekend of June 21 to 23 (the astronomical start to summer). It'll run from noon to 10 p.m. on the Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the Sunday.

While it's free to attend, tickets are required.

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