5 Must-Do Events in Vancouver This Week (July 2 – July 8)

Street parties, festivals and stretch breaks galore.

Immerse Yourself in Latin American Culture

July 2 to July 8

Celebrate all things Latin American during Latin American Week. Why not check out Latin American Night at the Vancity Theatre, learn about the Americas from Female filmmakers or take in a night of Argentinian wine, tango and flamenco? The week wraps up with two days of live music, art, dance and much more during the Carnival del Sol.When: July 2 to 8Where: Various venuesCost: Free – $35More info: Carnaval del Sol 

Take a Stretch Break

Tuesday Evenings in July

Take your downward dog and mountain outside for Free Yoga on the Outdoor Plaza. Hosted by the Civic Theatres and taught by Hatha teacher Pamela (no last name listed: the Cher of yoga!), these weekly sessions for the month of July take place on the plaza outside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.When: Tuesdays in July at 5:30 p.m.Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza, 649 Cambie St.Cost: FreeMore info: Facebook 

Watch Amazing Contemporary Dance

July 5 to July 14

Witness some fancy footwork at the Dancing on the Edge Festival. This international contemporary dance festival brings together some of the most innovative performers from Canada, South Korea and Belgium. Highlights include: a Canadian premiere by Liz Kinoshita inspired by the eruption on an Icelandic Volcano in 2010 and site-specific works that fuse dance, pedestrians and cars.When: July 5 to 14Where: Various venuesCost: Free – $35More info: Dancing on the Edge 

Unravel the Mythical at the Indian Summer Festival

July 5 to 15

The Indian Summer Festival is back and more dazzling than ever. Centred around the theme of Mythmaking this multi-arts festival has gathered international thinkers, storytellers, artists and performers. Events include an all-female orchestra paying homage to the storyteller Scheherazade, a performance of ancient Sanskrit theatre, a weekend of free performances and workshops in Vanier Park and much more.When: July 5 to 15Where: Various venuesCost: Free – $45More info: Indian Summer Fest

Dance Down 4th Avenue

Saturday, July 7

With so many successful street festivals in the summer, it’s a wonder Vancouver ever opens its streets back up at all. This week’s street party is Khatsahlano named after Chief August Khatsahlano, the Squamish medicine man from who the neighborhood Kitsilano draws its name.  Expect a dizzying amount of amazing performances from the likes of Nif Naked, Frazey Ford, Kimmortal and many more.When: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.Where: West 4th Ave from Burrard to Macdonald St.Cost: FreeMore info: Khatsahlano

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