EPIC: Sustainable Living Festival Kicks Off Tomorrow
The newest event to Vancouver’s summer festival lineup, EPIC: Sustainable Living Festival, kicks off tomorrow, Saturday, July 6 at VanDusen Botanical Garden. Now in its 7th year as Western Canada’s largest sustainable lifestyle showcase, EPIC is combining local live entertainment, BC grown food and beverages and an eco-friendly marketplace into one summer extravaganza.New to the EPIC lineup this year is Food Truck Alley, which promises to be the largest gathering of food trucks in Vancouver’s history. Featuring 19 trucks serving everything from donuts and ice cream to grilled cheese and lamb burgers, Food Truck Alley is the perfect place to taste some of Vancouver’s best street cuisine.
Also new to EPIC this year is the outdoor concert stage with non-stop live entertainment from sunrise to sundown. With performances by well-established BC entertainers Kuba Oms and the Paperboys, and local up-and-comers including last year’s Peak Performance finalists Jordan Klassen, Dominique Fricot, Steph MacPherson and many more, the outdoor concert stage will bring rhythmic dance vibes, bohemian rock, jazz funk and relaxing melodies to this year’s hottest new festival.
EPIC will continue its six-year tradition of quenching the thirst of visitors with some of the best beverages from amazing local breweries. This year, EPIC is introducing the Sip & Savour Garden which will play host to exhibitors offering local craft-made beers, amazing wines from around the province and distilled spirits made right here in British Columbia.
At the centre of it all is the Sustainable Living Marketplace, where EPIC concepts truly come to life. Highlighting the link between the economy, the environment and the community, hundreds of savvy businesses will offer high-quality products and services that are good for your health and friendly to the earth.
With its new location at Vancouver’s VanDusen Botanical Garden, summer’s newest festival will feature dozens of thought-leading speakers, gardening workshops and Western Canada’s largest eco marketplace featuring over 200 companies showcasing the latest sustainable clothing and cosmetic products, energy efficient home technologies, local jewelry and innovative eco-friendly vehicles.
Location: VanDusen Botanical Garden
Event Hours: Saturday July 6 – 10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday July 7 – 10:00am – 9:00pm
Ticket Prices: Adult Admission – $21.00 ($18.90 online at www.epicfest.ca)
Seniors, Students – $18.00 ($16.80 online)
Youth (12-18) – $13.00 ($10.50 online)
Children 12 and under – FREE (must be accompanied by and adult)
VanDusen Member 1 Day – $18.00
*Admission includes entrance to the VanDusen Botanical Gardens
*Multi-Day passes available