Hey all! How’s things? How’s the summer looking for you? Busy? Relaxed? It’s been both over here in the homestead what with the end of the school year and working on my new-ish now web design and dev biz.
Thankfully, OLM has been spending his days in a mountain adventure summer camp for the first week so I’ve been able to get a few things done which is good because next weekend is all about relaxing, napping, good food and music.
Summer in the City is Best with the Folk Fest
Yes, it’s that time of year again! The Folk Festival at Jericho Beach Park kicks off Friday, July 13th 2018 at 3pm andWe'll be at the @VanFolkFest with hippy bells on! #VFMF2018 Click To Tweet
This is my family’s 5th Folk Festival don’t you know. You don’t? Oh well, you can catch up with what happened in previous years. Check out the links below this super awesome photo of the gorgeous sunset at the festival.
Here are they are in no particular order.
Seriously, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival is the one event of the year I look forward to most. Dare I say, even more than Christmas? Yup, you heard it here first. There is much joy to be found for everyone at this festival by the sea.
Wait a Minute…
Hmmm…maybe not. The plethora of food and drink choices, the Little Folks Village, the overall spectacular view while listening to a variety of music styles, (folk music isn’t what it used to be…the Bare Naked Ladies and The Revivalists are just two of the bands we saw in previous years at the festival) the free water stations and the impeccable cleanliness of the festival grounds…are all close seconds. There is just so much I love about my experience at this event.
Walking Barefoot is Best at the Folk Fest
Anytime the family is outside and can roam shoe-free is a good day. I like clean feet like most of you but there is something about walking barefoot the grounds of the Folk Fest that doesn’t worry me at all. It’s one of the cleanest outdoor venues we’ve been to so we don’t stress about stepping on anything nefarious. I guess I’m more hippy than I thought.Ah #festivalfeet ... how I love you! Experience the freedom. Tickets for [email protected] are available now. #VFMF2018 Click To Tweet
Iskwé is the Artist to Watch
The artist I’m most interested in at the moment is Iskwé, a Winnipeg-born woman who will be tackling the weighty truths of Canada’s colonial past and more. Influenced by Bjork, David Bowie and Erykah Badu, IsKwé explores cross-cultural teachings and political ideology to discover “where self fits into community.” She’s been nominated for the 2018 Juno Indigenous Music Album of the Year award for The Fight Within.
More about the Vancouver Folk Festival at Jericho Beach Park
Location: Jericho Beach Park, how to get there
Dates and Times: Friday, Jul 13 2018 – Sunday, Jul 15 2018
03:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Tickets: Tickets are available online and at the door and are available for adults, with discounts for elders, students and youth. Children 12 and under are free. Folks can purchase single day tickets or full weekend passes.
Follow on Social Media
Follow the Vancouver Folk Festival on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram. And, of course, follow yours truly on Twitter and Facebook. For up to the minute awesomeness during the festival, follow me on Instagram.
Meet you at the beach!
I wasn’t compensated for this post but have been given tickets to attend the festival. I hope to see you there!