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Why Fair in the Square is a must-attend event

Posted on May 26, 2014

Fair in the Square


Hosted by Central City Foundation in partnership with Vancouver Community College (VCC), Fair in the Square is the neighbourhood celebration in Gastown. This upbeat celebration, held in Victory Square Park (at Cambie and Pender) on June 1, will feature live music, dozens of community groups with information to share, free barbecue lunches (with special dessert), artisans selling their wares, sword-fighting demonstrations, contests and more.

In addition to all of the aforementioned hullabaloo, here are our top reasons to check out this fun-filled event:

  • Meet your neighbours: It’s not often you get a chance to meet the other residents in your neighbourhood. But there’s no better way to love thy neighbour than by sharing a barbecue lunch right in their own proverbial backyard.
  • Live entertainment: In addition to sword-fighting demonstrations and yoga, Fair in the Square will also feature live music. Hosted by CBC Vancouver’s Lien Yeung, the event’s musical lineup includes singer-songwriters Christine Magee and Bodhi Jones; folk/rock musicians Patrick Spencer and Wes Regan; musical theatre from Project Limelight, the Portage Freedom Fighters; and Aboriginal ensemble M’Girl.
  • Free food: What’s a block party without a free lunch? Dozens of volunteers will be on hand serving up free barbecue lunches for the masses (think burgers, hot dogs and watermelon). And as a special treat, VCC’s baking and pastry arts' students will prepare dozens of cupcakes to cap off the tasty lunch.

So come on down on June 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to join the party. For more details on the event, please see our calendar listing.