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Mount Pleasant’s eclectic mix of businesses, breathtaking scenery and convenient urban location inspire playful, vibrant community events and fun-filled celebrations year-round.
The Mount Pleasant BIA has a well-deserved reputation for hosting great street festivals and seasonal celebrations.
We love to invite people to our community for our Best Dressed Business Halloween Competition, Christmas Wreath Competition, O Christmas Tree, Tree Chipping for Charity, and street festival events. Our winter activities bring passionate energy to Vancouver’s chilly season while the Autumn Shift Festival brings zest and zeal to your summer calendar.
Our focus evolves as opportunity arises, allowing us to partner with the Main Street Car Free Festival, Celebrate Mount Pleasant, The Drift Arts Festival on Main and with City of Vancouver initiatives. Those in the know will remember our Market 1886 Street Festivals and when VIVA Vancouver saw the laneway transformed into a pedestrian friendly night market with the grand finale being our Smoking Sausage BBQ Cook-off!
Look out your window, or or read below, to see what the MPBIA has in store for you this season!
Celebrate Mount Pleasant Day
Location: Mount Pleasant Elementary School
Join the Mount Pleasant Elementary School (MPES), Mount Pleasant BIA (MPBIA) and local community and families to celebrate one of Vancouver’s BEST neighbourhoods: Mount Pleasant! This local school (2300 Guelph St.) will be packed with tons of activities, entertainment and food. Friendly pets, welcome. For more info, check out the MPES website!
Main Street Car Free Festival
Date: Sunday, June 15, 2014
Location: Main Street, starting at Broadway going south-bound
A fun people-powered event, is completely volunteer-run. Join us for Vancouver’s largest block party: on Main Street, starting at Broadway and going south-bound. For more info, check out the Car Free Day Society website or sign up here to volunteer!
Annual Autumn Shift Festival
Date: Sunday, September 14, 2013
Location: Main Street between East Broadway and E. 7th Ave. including the Laneway one block west of Main Street
Vancouver’s last summer street Festival! Join thousand’s on Main Street / East Broadway / Kingsway for TONS of family fun for FREE, including an array of vendors, food specials, talented performers and themes of healthy living and sustainability. Great for all ages!
Follow these fun happenings using the hashtag #MainLane or the @MountPleasntBC Twitter handle.
For more info, to inquire about vendor booths, or to sign up to volunteer, please contact our team.
Smoking Sausage BBQ Competition Cook-Off
Date: Sunday, September 14, 2014
Make a donation to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank at this event and get yummy tastes of gourmet sausages – fired up by local restaurants – coupled with hand-crafted condiments and fresh buns. Last year’s (2013) BBQ Cook-Off winner was Mr. Brownstone. Get a taste for the culinary marvels which will be served by visiting any of last year’s participants for a juicy bite:
- eight 1/2 restaurant lounge at 151 East 8th Ave.
- Hyde Restaurant at 2960 Main Street
- Mr. Brownstone at 2904 Main Street
- The Cascade Room at 2616 Main Street
- Thyme to Indulge Bistro + Catering at 2858 Main Street
For more info or to find out about volunteer opportunities, contact our team.