9 Exciting things to do in Kitsilano this July!

Folk Festival, Beekeeping, Potlucks and more! Bring your family and friends to these exciting activities in July!



1. Westside Community Food Market 


The Westside Community Food Market is a weekly market in the heart of Kitsilano, brought to you by Kitsilano Neighbourhood House, Westside Food Collaborative & the Society Promoting Enivronmental Conservation (SPEC). Come out and enjoy fresh food, pastries, art and live music!

Where | Kitsilano Neighbourhood House

When | Every Thursday

Time | Between 3:00pm – 7:00pm

Contact | https://www.kitshouse.org/westside-community-food-markets/


2. Folk Festival 


The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is back for its 42nd Anniversary. Enjoy music, food and lots of new family activities at this years Folk Festival!

Where | Jericho Beach Park

When | July 19 – 21, 2019

Time | Friday, 4:00pm – 10:00pm, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am – 11:00pm

Contact | https://thefestival.bc.ca/


3. Vanier Dirt Jumps


Come join the Vancouver Dirt Jumping Coalition on the evening of July 22. Work on the bicycle skills park and then ride! They’ll supply tools and provide a BBQ!

Where | Vanier Park Bike Park – Whyte Ave (across from Bard on the Beach)

When | Monday July 22, 2019

Time | 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Contact | https://www.facebook.com/events/2432088377077156/


4. Dunbar Beekeeping 


Hands on beekeeping workshop, beginner beekeepers are welcome and all equipment will be provided. Participants must wear closet toed shoes, light colours and long sleeves are recommended. Learn all about Honey bee biology, communication, life cycle and what it takes to keep bees healthy in the city! 

Where | Dunbar Community Centre Apiary

When | Thursday July 18, 2019

Time | 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Contact | http://dunbarcentre.org/dunbar/2019/05/30/free-beekeeping-workshops/


5. Grow your own MicroGreens


Learn how to grow microgreens at home year-round at this workshop. Microgreens are tasty and nutritious greens that can be eaten as a fresh snack or added to salads, smoothies, soups and more! Take a tray of microgreens home!

Where | Kitsilano Neighbourhood House

When | Thursday July 25, 2019

Time | 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Contact | https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/grow-your-own-microgreens-tickets-65005792074


6. Kits House Book Club 


Join Book Club facilitator Angela Haaf for a good read each month followed by a discussion with friends and neighbours at the Kits House Book Club!

Where | Kitsilano Neighbourhood House

When | Last Wednesday of each Month

Time | 10:30am – 12:00pm

Contact | https://www.kitshouse.org/kits-house-book-club/


7. Community Potlucks 


Grab your big spoon and serving dish and join us in the Kits House Living Room for delicious dinners, friendly conversation & gregarious games at our monthly potlucks! If you are able, bring a dish to share, vegetarian preferred.

Where | Kitsilano Neighbourhood House

When | Every third Wednesday of the month

Time | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Contact | https://www.kitshouse.org/community-potlucks/


8. Kitsilano Showboat 


Kitsilano Showboat is back with its 84th season of free music and dance! Enjoy different performances every evening, but always the most beautiful view in the world!

Where | 2300 Cornwall Avenue

When | Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Time | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Contact | https://kitsilanoshowboat.com/


9. Kits in the Park 


Kits in the Park is a drop-in outdoor program filled with activities for families and caregivers with children from 0-6 years old running in July and August. Activities include outdoor play, circle time, arts & crafts and more!

Where | Connaught Park – 2390 West 10th Ave

When | Wednesdays & Fridays

Time | 10:00am – 11:30am

Contact | https://www.kitshouse.org/kits-in-the-park/