TD Vancouver Chinatown Festival 2018
AUGUST 11 – AUGUST 12, 2018
This August, the Vancouver Chinatown BIA society will once again host the incredible TD Vancouver Chinatown Festival in the neighborhood (11th & 12th August, 2018, at Columbia & Keefer Street).
Last year, over 57,000 festival goers converged on the streets of Columbia and Keefer in historic Chinatown to experience the biggest multicultural summer celebration in town. Festival activities included day market, “Historical & Food Tasting Walking tour”, Desjardins Kids corner, multicultural stage performances, Cultural Corner, TD Canadian Talent Showdown, theme related activities and Streetfest.
With this year’s theme, Canada 150! We will have more elements and innovative new programs that will be a feast for the eyes in the festival!
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When & Where
100 BLOCK OF KEEFER ST.
Accessible by transit or by car.
Various parking options available.
Highlights & Activities
TD CANADIAN TALENT
Every year, TD Canadian Talent Showdown attracts a large crowd of youths that have passions and dreams on their talents. They share their skill, experience and creativity to our community. At the same time, we see them grow and improve from audition, prelims and show us their best performance in the Finals. Together, the contestants and the competition develop a growth of community passion, pride in exposure and friendship.
This year, TD Canadian Talent Showdown is back again for another exciting competition! If you think you’ve got talent and you are between the ages of 13-20, this is your chance to shine! Not only are Youths encouraged to participate in a community event, they also learn how they can become a future star.
Saturday August 12, 6pm-10pm – streetside of Chinatown Festival.
The first Streetfest of its kind in Chinatown! Streetfest 2017 featured professional Djs from Vancouver’s hottest clubs, fun games, and lots of booths. Partnering up with Anime Revolution this year, there will have a series of Anime Cosplay activities, such as “walk-off” contest and more. Perfect for a night out with your friends, come down and join the fun!
Learn and experience different cultures in this corner. You can find ceramic demonstration, traditional Chinese wedding sedan chair, calligraphy, rickshaw, origami, turban demonstration and much more! Don’t forget to register the “Historical Chinatown Heritage and Food Tasting Tour” at Walking Tour Info Booths on site. We will lead you to visit heritage buildings and to sample Vancouver Chinatown’s favorite foods. Each tour lasts about 30-45 minutes and begins at Chinese Monument Square every half hour (Registration fee: $5 each).
Fun fun fun! For those of you who like challenge, risk and excitement, join us at this Corner where you can bring your child or bring out your inner-child! Activities include a giant inflatable interactive game, face-painting, and balloon twisting!