Light Up Chinatown

Event Details

Chinatown, Vancouver, BC

This September, the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation and the Chinatown Business Improvement Association invite the whole community to Light Up Chinatown! The inaugural, two-day event runs September 11 and 12th, 2021, featuring a variety of family-friendly activities along East Pender and neighbouring streets – from live entertainment, exclusive food collaborations, to glittering displays of lights and lanterns.

“The past year and a half has been particularly devastating for Chinatowns around the world,” says Carol Lee, co-founder and chair of Vancouver Chinatown Foundation. “Our goal for Light Up Chinatown! is to encourage people to reconnect with Vancouver’s Chinatown, especially leading up to the Mid-Autumn Festival. The lanterns and lights are beautiful beacons, highlighting the vibrant, cultural history this special neighbourhood continues to hold and represent.”

The two-day event kick-offs on Saturday, September 11, 2021 with an opening ceremony at the main stage on Columbia Street at Keefer at 11 a.m. From there, attendees can join in on a variety of live festivities, including a performance by Goh Ballet, live music, magic show by Rod Chow, and food tastings while exploring shops around Chinatown for unique, specialty offerings.



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