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1. Breakout Fest — Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16
Facebook/Breakout Festival VancouverVancouver’s hip hop festival returns for a second year, headlined by A$AP Rocky, and featuring two days of performances with sets from Rae Sremmurd, Lil Baby, Gunna, Rich the Kid, Lil Skies, YBN Cordae and Saweetie. Festival goers will also hear sounds by Raiden, Kal Capone and Softieshan at this all ages event.
PNE Amphitheatre, 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver; $99 to 269; Tickets online
2. Car Free Day — Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16
Facebook/Car Free VancouverHeld in various neighbourhoods throughout the summer, Car Free festivals celebrate a green approach to gatherings and allow residents, artists, performers, artisans, non-profits, and businesses to interact, engage and re-imagine spaces normally reserved for vehicle traffic.
Denman Street, Vancouver; Noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Main Street, Vancouver; Noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday; Free; Details online
3. Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival — Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16
Facebook/Greater Van Food Truck FestMore than 20 food trucks will be attending this roaming food festival, which will be in Langley on Saturday and Maple Ridge on Sunday, delivering food, music and festivities.
Various locations; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Free; Details online
4. Gathering Festival — Saturday, June 15
Facebook/Vancouver FestivalHeadlined by The Odds, this fun, family-friendly event includes a "kids korner", art in the alleyway, food, drinks and plenty of music at the eighth annual outing.
Emery Barnes Park, Vancouver; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Free; Details online
5. Great Grandview Garage Sale — Saturday, June 15
Facebook/Great GrandviewOne person’s trash is another person’s treasure, so do your bit for recycling and head to this huge neighbourhood garage sale to pick up a bargain or sell your pre-loved products. Garage sales will take place rain or shine between Broadway to the Burrard Inlet and Clark Drive to Nanaimo.
Grandview Woodland; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Details online
6. Processing Rage: A Seminar for Emotional Feminists — Saturday, June 15
Facebook/Cicely BlaineProcessing Rage is for women, femmes, trans and non-binary folks who feel angry about the patriarchy and would like to develop a healthier relationship with their anger. The day will include interactive activities, facilitated conversations, psycho-education and vocal expression.
This Studio Space, 130 - 49 Dunlevy Avenue, Vancouver; 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Tickets $75 to 95
7. Clothing Swap — Tuesday, June 18
Facebook/Best Events In VancouverKondo’ing your apartment? Clear out your closet and swap your clothes for an eco-friendly way to find some new fashion and update your look. Women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing, costumes, shoes, accessories, jewellery, craft supplies, linens, toys, books and small housewares (no furniture) will all be accepted.
Vancouver Public Library, Kitsilano Branch, 2425 Macdonald Street, Vancouver; 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Tickets $10
8. Harmony of the Senses — Thursday, June 20
Facebook/Karmabox VancouverStimulate all your senses with a sound healing and generational healing session. The event will include lights, tea, breathing exercises incorporating aromatherapy, a sound bath played with Tibetan singing bowls, Reiki and an optional light massage.
Karmabox Vancouver, 233 - 515 West Pender Street, Vancouver; 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Tickets $35
9. Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival — Friday, June 21 to Sunday, June 23
Facebook/Dragon Boat BCHead to False Creek for three days of water-based activities, free music and world class dragon boat racing. Music shows, cultural installations, interactive performances, local artisans and shopping, food and family-friendly activities will all be taking place on B.C.’s biggest outdoor patio.
10. Point Grey Fiesta — Friday, June 21 to Sunday, June 23
Facebook/Point Grey FiestaFrom the weekend carnival’s rides to the Saturday parade that starts at 10 a.m. from West 10th Avenue and Blanca Street and features motorcycle drill teams, marching bands, decorated floats and community groups, all of the activities culminate in Trimble Park.
Trimble Park, West 8th Avenue and Trimble Street, Vancouver; Free; Details online