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The Big Picnic


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We invite you to bring your friends and families and come celebrate with us at our second annual Big Picnic presented by TD Bank Group! Bring your picnic mat, or purchase one of the Festival’s interconnecting Petal Mats on-site and (on our website), prepare a picnic basket, and get ready to have lots of fun and meet new friends! We have family-friendly activities planned including face-painting, walking meditation, life-size Jenga and connect four and performances by local artists! YYOGA is offering a free 45-minute yoga class – spots are first come first serve and you need to bring your own mat! The Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services will also be coming with a fire truck for a fun family photo-op!

Activities & Performances Schedule

12pm – Morris Men Dancers
12:30pm – YYOGA free class (45 min.) – spots are first come first serve, bring your own mat!
1:30pm – Noriko Kobayashi on Shamisen
1:50pm – Chinese Fan Dancing by Jessica Dancing Studio
2:10pm – Ba Gua Health & Happiness Walking Meditation by Bodhi Meditation
2:40pm – Morris Men Dancers


TD Bank Group – Life-size Jenga & Connect Four
Bodhi Meditation Vancouver – Meditation demonstrations and free CD giveaways
Costco Warehouse – Handing out free assorted snacks and candies
Little Creek Dressing – Free sampling of their infamous Cherry Balsamic Dressing
TELUS PureFibre – Submit your best cherry blossom moments to the BC Blossom Photo Watch for your chance to win a 32GB iPad or Instax Share SP-3 Printer!
Tacofino – Food truck
McCafé – Food truck handing out free espresso, hot chocolate and brewed coffee
Disco Cheetah – Food truck
Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services – Fire truck onsite from 1:15pm 3pm
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival – Festival merchandise and $20 raffle tickets for a chance to win one system-wide ticket on Air Canada

The closest Skytrain Station is King Edward, about 5 blocks away.
Bus 15 stops on Cambie just outside the park.
Bus 33 stops on Midlothian just on the other side of the park.

There are paid parking lots on the top of the park, one near the conservatory, and another one near the tennis court. Access is on the east side of the park.

Please be considerate of the park’s neighbours and don’t block their parking spaces.