Friday, July 17, 2009

Vancouver Folk Fest 2009 - Go!!

Vancouver Folk Fest 2005
A glimpse of the crowds at the Vancouver Folk Fest at Jericho Park in 2005

Just a quick update! It's currently 28 degrees Celsius - a real scorcher of a July day - the epitome of a Vancouver summer.

While I'm heading out to a weekend-long wedding, if you're looking for something to do this weekend, I can highly, highly recommend that you head out to Jericho Beach for the 32nd annual Vancouver Folk Festival. It starts today, Friday, July 17th at 5pm and continues all day Saturday and Sunday, with over 60 artists from 14 countries on 7 stages located throughout Jericho Park. Needless to say, it's one of the most magical summer experiences that the city offers. World music, gorgeous scenery, a laid back west coast vibe, and glorious summer sunshine - what more could you want?

Even if you don't shell out the money to get in, it's even worth going just for the atmosphere along Jericho Beach during the festival - that quasi-hippy spirit; the Vancouver of yesteryear. As well, it's fun to explore the dozens of vendors selling all kinds of bohemian joy - always worth a peek!

I'm rather excited about tonight's line-up, specifically Arrested Development (of Mr. Wendall fame) and my personal favourites, Iron & Wine (see the video below if you're not already familiar). If it wasn't for this wedding, I'd be there in heartbeat! It's just too picture perfect not to go.

For prices, lineup, and schedules, check out their website: It will not disappoint!

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