Wondering what to do in Vancouver to get to know your neighbourhood and have a fun, relaxed and entertaining experience? Douglas Park and a number of other local community centres in Vancouver put on free picnic and concert series.
Take a Blanket and a Picnic
A long standing summer tradition at Douglas Park, the Thursday night community concert series takes place in the park with concessions beginning at 5:30 pm and the concerts beginning at 6:30 pm. Take a blanket and a picnic or bring some cash to buy some food at the concession provided by the youth council. The performers are aimed at the younger set, but people of all ages join in the fun of the community picnic.
What to do in Vancouver
The lovely thing about this concert series is that it really is a community getting together to eat and play and be entertained. We have been taking our boys for the last four years and they always find someone they know or make a new friend in the crowd. It is one of our favourite parts of summer. If you’re wondering what to do in Vancouver on a Thursday evening with your kids, we’d highly recommend it.
Rain or Shine
The performances happen rain or shine, and in the event of rain the performance is in the gym starting at 6:00 pm, so you can stay dry while you watch. The wading pool will be kept open extra late until 6:30 pm. Here’s what’s coming up in the schedule for the community concert series:
- July 26 – Mr. I and the Rainbow Singers
- August 2 – Will Stroet
- August 9 – Tony Prophet
- August 16 – Jennifer Hershman
- August 23 – Barboonyacks
Douglas Park Community Centre
801 West 22nd Ave, Vancouver | 604.257.8130