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February 5, 2013 at 6:30 AM

Winter festival – and a food-truck blowout – on Vancouver’s Granville Island

Worn out by winter? Go eat, drink and make merry with music – including free  concerts -  in Vancouver’s  “Winterruption” festival.

The three-day festival, Feb. 22-24,  is on Granville Island, a fun warren of little shops, cafes, art galleries and a bustling public market, all wedged onto a   mini-island on the south edge of downtown Vancouver, B.C.

Mini passenger ferries shuttle between downtown Vancouver and Granville Island (a 5-minute ride) for those who don’t want to drive and struggle for parking. (Photo by Kristin Jackson / The Seattle Times.)

If you like jazz and blues, there are free afternoon shows at Performance Works.  I like the look of Winterruption’s “Street Eats and Beats” which will bring six of  the city’s top food trucks, DJ music and local beverages (think B.C. beer and wine)  together under the soaring Granville Bridge on the evenings of Feb. 22 and 23.  You do  have to pay $35 to graze and listen, but it looks like fun. For the ticket price you get food truck samples and two drinks  – and can buy more if you’re still hungry or thirsty.

Got kids?  There are daytime child-friendly  events, from sing-alongs to stilt dancers and a brass band parading around  Granville Island. For more grown-up fun, you’ll find stand-up comedy at Granville Island clubs and lots of artisans’ studios to visit.

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