Kitsilano Block Parties

Saturday, June 20th & Sunday, June 21st 2015

Kitsilano does something different for Car Free Day. Instead of closing off a major street, people throughout Kits host block parties with their neighbours.

ChalkThe block parties are as individual as the people who pull them together.

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Some have dancing, some have music, some have couches, chairs and carpets in the middle of the street and some share chips and a drink together!


All of them are a fun, relaxing chance to hang out
with the people who live in your neighborhood.

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Host a Block Party in Kitsilano

Visit our Host a Block Party in Kitsilano page or contact us at and we’ll help you get your Block Party going. Please have your online application and signature sheets to us no later than June 12 at noon so we can be sure to get you the approval required for the barricades and insurance.

New this year! Whole Foods Market Kitsilano will provide block party goodie bags for the first 20 hosts who are approved for their block parties.

For information on fun party activities, as well as tips to make sure your block party runs smoothly, download the party toolkit and greening your block party or contact us at

You don’t have to live in a block of single family homes to host or take part in a block party. People in apartment towers, townhouses and condos have them too!

How to be Entertainers at a Kitsilano Block Party

Something new this year! If you are an entertainer, you can volunteer to perform at one or several intimate Kitsilano Block Parties.

Please note that the Kitsilano festival is different from the other main street festivals. Our Kits celebration consists of several individual small neighbourhood block parties (typically 20-60 people) that are held for varying lengths of time on either Saturday June 20 or Sunday June 21 throughout Kitsilano.

Your entertainment is a volunteer gig however you can discuss the possibility of passing a hat and/or permitting sales of CD’s etc with the block party host.

Get the ball rolling by filling out this application. Once your application has been received, your information will be shared with all the block party hosts.  The individual block party hosts will contact you to arrange a day and time for you to perform at their block party.

How to Volunteer for Kitsilano Block Party Days

We are 100% volunteer organized and run. We need your help and ideas. If you want to get involved with assisting block party organizers, please fill out our volunteer form today:

Volunteer Form | Kitsilano

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Thank you!

The Car Free Day Kitsilano block parties are made possible by the Car Free Vancouver Society, the Vancouver Foundation, and the City of Vancouver.

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City of Vancouver logoThank you Whole Foods Market Kitsilano for being an active participant in Kitsilano Block Parties and providing block party goodie bags.WFM Logo

We also extend a huge thank you to the Kits block parties’ core volunteers who make this exciting event happen every year as well as the hosts who bring their neighbours together to party on the streets.

Not in Kitsilano?

Do you live in another neighbourhood and want to have a block party? Please contact us at or visit Village Vancouver.