Strathcona Blocks Party 2023

June 17th, from 12 to 5 PM

On Saturday, June 17th, from 12 — 5 PM, join us to celebrate the community of Strathcona.

  • Enjoy music, food trucks, and fun activations at the 840 E Hastings parking lot
  • Shop the businesses on the 600, 700, 800, and 900 blocks of E Hastings
  • Have a beverage at the Strathcona Beer Garden at 895 E Hastings (Strathcona Beer Garden open until 7 PM)
  • Visit MakerLabs at 780 E Cordova for tours, maker activities, open studios, live DJ, and more.
  • Stop by 848 E Hastings to shop a curated pop-up market featuring makers and local brands


12:00 — 1:00 PM 
Marlin Ramazzini Band

12:30 — 1:15 PM
Visit from Fin the Orca

1:00 — 1:30 PM
Graffiti demonstration by Corey Bulpitt

1:30 — 2:00 PM
Scarlet Fever Band

2:30 — 3:15 PM
Francis Henson Performance

3:30 — 4:15 PM
Francis Henson Performance

4:30 — 5:00 PM
Vancouver Fire Rescue Services Band


Strathcona Beer

Beer Garden from 12 - 7 PM and launch of new menu items.


Discount on seasonal beverages.

PrintMaker Studio

Photography exhibition by Launie Wong Fairbairn, in-store DJ, Vancouver Art Walk booth, and more.


Shop fresh milled flour and delicious baked goods.

Hype Chocolate

Free cotton candy! While supplies last.


Hand selected mystery cheese bag ($12 each).


Open studio and in-store activities.


In-store giveaways.

Ink Pad

Free hand-pressed branded tote bag. Pick up yours in the 840 E Hastings parking lot! Limited quantity available.

The Garden

Mention the Blocks Party and receive 15% off food and beverages.

Strathcona Community Policing Centre

Learn about Strathcona safety and meet the VPD's K9 unit.

VV Tapas Lounge

Outdoor BBQ, all day happy hour, and in-store wine tasting.


Community mural, member showcases, and facilities tours at 1 PM, 2:30 PM, and 4 PM.

Vancouver Public Library

In-store button making workshop from 1 - 5 PM. Visit the Bibliobike in front of 877 E Hastings.

Eastside Arts Society & Outsiders and Others

Outdoor sidewalk draw-in and in-store art activities.

Metatribe Contracting & Metatribe Art Studio

Outdoor creative stage with musical performances, hammock display from Holaday, and more.

Fazakas Gallery

Art exhibition by Corey Bulpitt.

Coastal Eden Cafe

Stop by for a coffee and a sweet treat.

Monica Reyes Gallery

Art exhibition by Ken Lum.

Forastera Vintage

Shop hand selected vintage pieces.