Listen up, people! One of summer’s most happening and electric days is here. We are talking about the Khatsahlano Street Party, of course. After being cancelled for two straight years, the massive music and arts fest is back on for its 10th anniversary at West 4th Ave on July 9th.
Sure, the musical line-up and food trucks are the main events, but there’s tons more to enjoy. From winning prices to enjoying the best summer brews to witnessing pop-up weddings (yes, you read that right!), here are 10 things you absolutely need to check out this year.
Boot Toss to win Blundstones at Australian Boot Company
Starting at 11 am and running all day, Australian Boot Company is hosting a fun game of tossing boots into a faraway bin. If you succeed you are entered into a draw. The more boots you get into the bin, the more entries you get into the draw. And if you win, you can snag a cool new pair of Blundstones.
Prize wheel at Clearly
Clearly sure has got into the party spirit. There’s going to be a spin wheel full of prizes and anyone can give it a try. There will also be an airbrush tattoo artist at the store in case you were hoping to add some spunk to your look. Plus, the first 200 visitors will receive a swag bag. Who dosn’t love free stuff?
Summer brews at Philips Beer Garden
You know why a party isn’t complete without beer? Because everything— music, art, games— is more fun when you’re sipping on a cold can of craft giggly water. And you can enjoy some of the best seasonal brews from the king of beers, aka, Philips Beer Garden. Our recos: Pina Clouda and DinoSour.
Wedding nuptials in front of Les De Buds
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This one’s got us excited because it is only at the Khatsahlano street party that you’ll find pop-up weddings. You might want to keep an eye out as eight couples will tie the knot amidst gorgeous florals and designs by Leis De Buds. Talk about a rave wedding!
Backyard Patio at Bimini
When you’re partying all day, you are bound to need a break. And the beautiful backyard patio of the OG pub of the hood, Bimini’s Beer Hall, is the perfect place to do that. You can continue to enjoy the music and the party vibe while treating yourself to a few good craft beers and a delicious grub.
The local shopping experience
In addition to its amazing bars, restos and cafes, another thing that West 4th Ave is known for is the slew of local stores. From fashion to home décor and everything in between, it offers the full shopping spectrum. Plus, it being Khatsahlano’s 10th anniversary, you’ll find some amazing deals.
Photo Stations throughout the party
Of course, we would want to snag a few memories from this iconic party. And so, scattered throughout the street party, you’ll find Celebration Photo Stations. Whether you need a selfie or a groupfie, these #MakeUpForMissing-themed stations will serve as a cool backdrop.
Plinko at Ollie Quinn
Relive your childhood and win some prizes with a game or three of Plinko. Head over to the popular eyewear store, Ollie Quinn for some major ‘The Prize is Right’ vibes.
Summer coolers at Topo Chico Garden
The fan-fave hard seltzer that recently launched in the Canadian Market is set to wow you with some of its kick-ass hard seltzers. You can find the Topo Chico Garden by the Burrard stage and grab a good few cans of their fruity summer coolers.
The soul-nourishing music
It is a music and art fest. But of course, their musical line-up is going to be the highlight of the fest. And so it is. Taking over the TD Main Stage presented by Curiocity will be Jillian Lake, Dan Moxon, Empanadas Ilegales, Pointed Sticks, Teon Gibbs, Ashleigh Ball, PackAD and Haley Blais among others. It is going to be crazy awesome!
In case you were wondering, this major rager goes on from 11 AM to 9 PM. So, dress comfy. We’ll definitely see you there! Oh, and if you need any more deets on the party, check out the website.
When: Saturday, July 9th from 11 AM to 9 PM
Where: West 4th Ave