A new community market in Burnaby is starting up this month to bring together local vendors, food trucks and immersive art installations on select Fridays and Saturdays throughout the summer.
It’s called Shop the Block presented by Grosvenor and it pops up in the Brentwood starting on June 18.
Shop the Block takes place at 2150 Alpha Ave. in Burnaby from 4 to 10 p.m. on Fridays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays on the following dates:
•Friday June 18 and Saturday, June 19
•Friday, July 9 & Saturday, July 10
•Friday, July 23 & Saturday, July 24
•Friday, August 13 & Saturday, August 14
•Friday, August 27 & Saturday, August 28
Free parking will be available on-site for visitors and the Shop the Block site is located just steps away from the Brentwood Town Centre SkyTrain station.
The first 100 guests to arrive at the community market on opening day, Friday, June 18, and Saturday June 19 will receive a complimentary tote bag. Twp of the 100 tote bags will include $100 in food truck bucks redeemable throughout all Shop the Block dates.
Enjoy many of Vancouver’s favourite food trucks hosted by the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival at each market, including Tacofino, Aloha Poke, Mom's Grilled Cheese, Dos Amigos, Old Country Pierogi, I Love Chickpea and many more.
Visitors will be encouraged to engage with art installations by three VMF artists – iheartblob, Yuan Zhang, and Ngô Kỳ Duyên aka Jo – and bring each colourful piece to life using augmented-reality in July.
The neighbourhood market will also feature a pop-up art gallery, hosted by West Vancouver’s Benjamin Lumb staring July 9th.
Guests will be able to dine in a separated outdoor seating area with controlled entry and enhanced COVID-19 safety measures in effect such as temperature checks, hand sanitizer stations, and contact tracing.