Marpole Summerfest Community Festival

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

16th Annual Marpole Summerfest

JUN 2016 — It's time to celebrate summer!

The 16th Annual Marpole Summerfest event will take place on Saturday, July 16th, from 11 AM to 3 PM, along Granville Street between 63rd and 71st Avenues.

Sidewalk sales and merchant promotions, musicians and balloon artists, face painters and juggling shows, on-street chalk murals, and a classic car Show 'n Shine - all of this adds up to a fun-filled, family-oriented community celebration!

Merchants who have taken advantage of the Association's sponsorship and coordination of this event in the past have increased both their sales and customer counts.

No matter what kind of business you run or service you provide, you CAN participate in Summerfest and market your business to the community.

1. Designate 1 key item as your "Summerfest Special" - to bring people into your business. This can be a food item, a product or special service that your business provides. If you are in the food service business, please have your set-up complete and food ready to eat by 11 AM. People arrive hungry!

2. Take it to the street. Set up a table in front of your store with sale merchandise and/or product or food samples

3. Advertise your "Summerfest Special" in the Vancouver Courier. Spread the word beyond your store and into the homes of Vancouver's west side neighbourhoods. We will publish the Summerfest event schedule in the Courier newspaper, and online.

4. Print flyers to put inside customer shopping bags in the weeks prior to July 16th.

Advertise your Summerfest specials; maybe even include a coupon to reward them for their patronage - to be used after July 18th.

The key to your success with Marpole Summerfest is PARTICIPATION.
Please call Claudia @ 604-418-8232 for assistance, ideas, and more event details.

Summerfest Events & Entertainment - A great community day for everyone

JUN 2016 — As will be a wide variety of fun, family-oriented entertainment at this year's 16th Annual Summerfest event.

There will be two locations for the Rainbow Facepainters this year, and Juggler Sand Northrup, Sylvia Mathies 'balloon artist extraordinaire', and a host of lively musicians will add their talents to the festivities as they rove along Granville Street.

Returning this year will be the Marpole Musical stage on 67th Avenue, featuring local faves the Cocktail Pilots, popular World Drum Circle, and other talented, local Marpole acts.

The KidsZone Fun Fair will feature a temporary tatto tent, games, and community booths from the Marpole Soccer Club, YVR Airport, Marpole Place Neighbourhood House, and the Marpole Community Policing Office.

Many talented musical acts will also be present to liven up the atmosphere along Granville Street. These include jazz musicians the Doe Bender Trio, rock n' roll duo Noah Nine, Elvis & Marilyn, the Six Uv Us Band, and Ragtime Ron and the Riverboat Ramblers.

The Giggle Booth photo booth returns, next to Subway at West 66th Avenue, and will allow attendees to remember their Summerfest fun forever through silly and cute photos they can keep or send to friends.

This year marks the return of the very popular classic car Show & Shine for its 11th year. The Show & Shine will be located at the Petro Canada parking lot, and next to it will be Coast Mountain Bus Company's NOVA display bus.

The Marpole Literacy Project is organizing a Community Connect Fair on West 66th Avenue, which will introduce a variety of local community groups to their Marpole Neighbours. As part of the chART public art marpole project, Emily Carr University students will be hosting a variety of interactive artistic activities, also on West 66th Avenue.

Our radio media sponsors, The Beat 94.5 & QM FM 103.5 will be on hand with their Community & Street Beat Crews, handing out food samples and adding to the music mix.

Invite all your customers, clients and patients to come and enjoy this year's FREE Summerfest fun!
Thanks to our sponsors! Vancouver Courier, The Beat 94.5, QMFM 103.5, Marpole-Oakridge Family Place, and Petro Canada

Start your planning early - mark your calendars for the 16th Annual Marpole Summerfest event!

MAY 2015 — This annual family-friendly, community celebration is one of the highlights of the year for residents and businesses. Complete with Kids Fun Zone, Classic Car Show & Shine, magic, balloons, music, and free street entertainment, Summerfest has something for everyone. Stay tuned for more details, or please call 604-418-8232.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

15th Annual Marpole Summerfest

JUN 2015 — It’s time to celebrate summer!

The 15th Annual Marpole Summerfest event will take place on Saturday, July 18th, from 11 AM to 3 PM, along Granville Street between 63rd and 71st Avenues.

Sidewalk sales and merchant promotions, musicians and balloon artists, face painters and juggling shows, on-street chalk murals, and a classic car Show ‘n Shine - all of this adds up to a fun-filled, family-oriented community celebration!

Merchants who have taken advantage of the Association’s sponsorship and coordination of this event in the past have increased both their sales and customer counts.

For many participating merchants, Marpole Summerfest has become one of the busiest sales days of the entire year.

No matter what kind of business you run or service you provide, you CAN participate in Summerfest and market your business to the community.

1. Designate 1 key item as your “Summerfest Special” - to bring people into your business.

This can be a food item, a product or special service that your business provides.

If you are in the food service business, please have your set-up complete and food ready to eat by 11 AM. People arrive hungry!

2. Take it to the street. Set up a table in front of your store with sale merchandise and/or product or food samples

3. Advertise your “Summerfest Special” in the Vancouver Courier. Spread the word beyond your store and into the homes of Vancouver’s west side neighbourhoods.

We will publish the Summerfest event schedule in the Courier newspaper, and online.

4. Print flyers to put inside customer shopping bags in the weeks prior to July 18th.

Advertise your Summerfest specials; maybe even include a coupon to reward them for their patronage - to be used after July 18th.

The key to your success with Marpole Summerfest is PARTICIPATION.

Please call Claudia @ 604-418-8232 for assistance, ideas, and more event details.

Thank you to our sponsors! Marpole Business Association, the Vancouver Courier, 94.5 Virgin Radio, & Marpole-Oakridge Family Place

2015 Events & Entertainment

Mark your calendars! The 15th Annual Marpole Summerfest and Show & Shine event takes place on Granville St. on Saturday, July 18th, from 11 AM to 3 PM.

Our Annual Community Festival

Marpole celebrates the 15th Annual Marpole Summerfest Festival

MAY 2015 — This annual family-friendly, community celebration is one of the highlights of the year for residents and businesses. Complete with Kids Fun Zone, Classic Car Show & Shine, magic, balloons, music, and free street entertainment, Summerfest has something for everyone. Don't miss the many participating merchant sidewalk sales, and tasty food offerings, including food trucks.

Stay tuned for more details, or please call 604-418-8232.

Contact: Claudia Laroye
t. 604-418-8232
e. marpolebia@marpoleonline.com
Marpole Business Association
Box 201 – 8623 Granville St.
Vancouver, BC V6P 5A2

See also: Marpole Summerfest Archives