Love taking advantage of every summer street festival you can? Vancouver is about to get three more exciting block parties, courtesy of Mount Pleasant Business BIA’s Just Off Main block party series. Best of all? Each event is completely free to attend!

Each block party will take place at a different location, with its own exciting live performances, groovy tunes, and local brews and eats.

The series kicks off on Sunday, July 23rd from 11 am to 5 pm at the 100 block of East 11th Avenue (164 East 11th Avenue), featuring two-piece bands and solo performers, local artisan vendors, and more.

From a live radio show vibe to catchy indie-folk music, here are all the performances you can catch on July 23rd:

  • CRASH WORLD – 11 am to 12:30 pm
  • Django’s Jewels – 1 pm to 2 pm
  • Likewise – 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
  • Jeff Bryant – 4 pm to 5 pm

As for vendors, visitors can peruse a mix of floral arrangements to dog treats from Dog Meister, to cold beverages from their 19+ beer garden.

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The next block party will be more DJ-focused, taking place on Saturday, August 12th at the same time, on 7th avenue outside of Main Street Brewing. Visitors can enjoy an afternoon of groovy dance music, cold beers, delicious food, and the following live performances:

  • Stormecloudz – 11 am to 12:30 pm
  • RH – 12:30 pm to 2 pm
  • DJ Beer – 2 pm to 3:30 pm
  • Keylow – 3:30 pm to 5 pm

Finally, we come to the third instalment of the block party series on Saturday, September 9th, which will be an all-aged, kid-focused event, taking place on Main and East 17th (197 East 17th Avenue). Families can expect live music and performers geared toward children, as well as cotton candy giveaways, storytelling, and yoga.

Below are the live performances set for September 9th:

  • Stories on Wheels – 12 pm to 1 pm
  • Shay the Funny Clown – 1 pm to 1:45 pm
  • Uphoria Kids Yoga – 2 to 2:40 pm
  • Katie Brock – 3 pm to 3:45 pm
  • Clementine  – 4 pm to 4:45 pm

So there you have it, Vancouver! Take your pick and enjoy whichever block party you end up at – if not all three!

Just Off Main Block Party series

When: July 23rd, August 12th, and September 9th
Where: Locations off of Main Street
Cost: Free