Powell Street Festival moves to new site
The Powell Street Festival will take place at a new site this year, centred at Alexander Street and Jackson Avenue.
Festival organizers are moving the event from nearby Oppenheimer Park due to an ongoing tent city protest there.
The festival will take place from Friday (August 1) to Sunday (August 3) on Alexander Street, between Princess and Dunlevy avenues, and on Jackson Avenue, between Railway and Cordova streets.
"We are very excited about the new plan for this year’s festival and the fact that we are remaining in the historic Japanese Canadian neighbourhood near our indoor venues,” festival general manager and programming director Kristen Lambertson said in a news release.
"While it’s disappointing not to have use of Oppenheimer Park, we believe this could be one of our biggest and best festivals to date and we invite everyone to come enjoy our free event.”
All performers, vendors, and other activities are scheduled to go ahead as part of the festival, which will span about four city blocks. Indoor venues for some events include the Firehall Arts Centre and the Vancouver Japanese Language School & Japanese Hall.