Annual Events

Yaletown hosts many events throughout the year. Most events are outdoors and celebrate everything from Yaletown’s bustling dining scene, Vancouver’s emerging music scene, to what makes Yaletown a unique community. Events are subject to change so check our events page regularly for the latest updates.

FEBRUARY

Illuminate

Enjoy the FREE, entertainment-filled outdoor Light Art Exhibition hosted in Yaletown, showcasing contemporary and engaging technology from industry leading light artists and designers who play with advanced video and lighting technology.

APRIL

Sun Run

The Vancouver Sun Run is Canada’s largest 10k road race and the 3rd largest timed 10k race in the world. The Vancouver Sun Run has truly become one of Vancouver’s traditional rites of spring.

MAY

Engine 374 Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate CPR Engine 374: the engine that made history by pulling the first trans-continental passenger train into Vancouver. During the celebration, Engine 374 makes her annual trip out onto the Roundhouse Turntable. Watch her steam up and hear the whistle blow! Come celebrate with free birthday cake and other activities.

BMO Marathon

The BMO Vancouver Marathon is featuring 42.2KM course plus a Kids Run8KM run, Marathon Relay, and Half Marathon. Just like in previous years the half marathon will be coming through Yaletown.

JUNE

Yaletown Community BBQ

Yaletown invites locals to a free outdoor BBQ at the Roundhouse Community Centre Turntable Plaza. It’s a free all-ages event that features plenty of family-friendly fun.

Let’s Hear it for Yaletown

Enjoy live music daily during lunchtime and after work at Bill Curtis Square (Canadaline station) on Mainland and Davie Street.

Vancouver International Jazz Festival

The Vancouver International Jazz Festival features live music on four stages at David Lam Park and the Roundhouse Community Centre. The weekend features over 30 performances and hundreds of musicians from all over the world.

AUGUST

Roundhouse Fun Fair
Returning to David Lam Park 

Celebrate the end of summer at David Lam Park with a BBQ (by donation), live music, bouncy castles, carnival games, sports activities, arts and crafts and more!

Pet-A-Palooza

Pet-A-Palooza is the West Coast’s largest outdoor pet festival. This free and pet friendly festival is the most fun you’ll have with your pet all summer. Bring your pet to sample treats, food, accessories, toys, and get hooked up with loads of free swag!

SEPTEMBER

Westward

Taking place at various venues across the city, the third-annual festival will take over downtown Vancouver from September 12 to 15 and feature local acts, as well as renowned international artists.

OCTOBER

Taste of Yaletown

Experience Vancouver’s premiere dining event featuring award-winning chefs and tasty menus.

Halloween in Yaletown

Come dressed as your favourite character and join us while we trick or treat and play in the business district. All ages welcome.

NOVEMBER

CandyTown
Returning to Mainland Street

Vancouver’s only free outdoor winter festival. Features a sleigh-full of entertainment, ice sculpting, horse-drawn carriage rides, and the “All I Want for Christmas” gift market.