Culinary Happenings Aug. 11-12, 2012
by Billie Ann Woo
The Chinatown Festival is happening this weekend and should be a lot of fun. Highlights include a walking tour, performances, kids-themed events, cultural activities, a market...and did I mention - food? Don't miss this unique event where you can explore one of the most historic districts in Vancouver.
Sat/Sun Aug 11-12th, 12pm-6pm, Columbia & Keefer St
http://www.vancouver-chinatown.com/events/2012/ctf_main.php , @chinatownfest
To Market, To Market
It can't be emphasized enough how lucky we are in Vancouver to have local produce so accessible to us - in a few short months, our farmers will be packing up shop to start work for next year. Ever had a local market you wanted to check out? There are quite a few happening around town this weekend - support your local food purveyors!
Saturday Aug 11th: Trout Lake (9am-2pm), West End (9am-2pm), Kerrisdale (10am-2pm), Dundarave (West Van, 9am-2pm), UBC (9am-1pm), Lonsdale Quay (10am-3pm), Burnaby (9am-2pm)
Sunday Aug 12th: Kitsilano (10am-2pm), Ambleside (10am-3pm)
http://www.eatlocal.org/ , @vanmarkets
There's the Caribbean Fest in Vancouver and Caribbana in the East - and there's Cariwest in Edmonton! It's going to be spectacular: dancing, parade, costumes, music and food! Catch the parade on Saturday and enjoy the cultural events on Sunday, which includes lots of great food to taste.
Friday Aug 10th - Sunday Aug 12th, Parade on Saturday, Festival in Churchill Square on Sunday