For those who like to plan early

(Richmond Night Market goodies: Mango Melted Ice, $3.75, and Fresh coconut, $2.99)

When I was writing up last weekend’s activities, my mind was already speeding ahead to the next one! Summer in the city is just nuts, huh?

CityTV is promoting the upcoming Saturday (July 29) as one blockbuster bonanza day of activities and I wanted to further plug them (and non-CityTV events) since I had my eye on these activities for the longest time.

1. The Taste of the City is taking place at the Plaza of Nations from noon until 8 p.m. It is a culinary exhibition wherein 30 of Vancouver’s best restaurants (chefs) turn out to prepare sample-sized portions of their dishes. I’ve never been to one but apparently you buy “Taste Tickets” in $0.50 denominations and pay between $0.50-$3.00 for samples. I’ve scoped out Flickr pictures and they appear to be decent-sized portions such that for ten dollars you could not only be satiated but have been able to try many dishes!

2. Illuminaries is a lantern festival at Trout Lake that starts at 7 p.m. I can’t seem to track down my original source of information but I recall reading that at 9 p.m. some kind of opening ceremony/procession occurs. This sounds so surreal so let’s see if the real life lives up to the ideal!

3. Of course, Saturday night is the second night of the Celebration of Light (fireworks) at English Bay mentioned earlier today here. It’s China’s night to shine and starts at 10 p.m. with prime viewing to be found at English Beach Bay. I won’t be beating through crowds that night but to be sure hundreds of thousands of people will come out for it.

2 Comments so far

  1. Rebecca (unregistered) on July 24th, 2006 @ 10:40 pm

    I want mango melted ice for breakfast! (and lunch and dinner)

  2. Ryan Cousineau (unregistered) on July 24th, 2006 @ 10:59 pm

    That Illuminaires event sounded like a Public Dreams Society event, and indeed, it is.

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