What does Khatsahlano mean?

The name of the Khatsahlano Street Party pays tribute to the First Nations that inhabited this area for over three thousand years. Chief August Jack Khatsahlano was a Squamish medicine man and was instrumental in the recording of his people’s and area’s history and traditions.

The Khatsahlano Street Party acknowledges that it is situated on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Where is Khatsahlano?

Khatsahlano Street Party takes place on West 4th Avenue in Kitsilano and takes over ten blocks spanning from MacDonald Street to Burrard Street.

How is the music selected at Khatsahlano?

All music submissions go through Zulu Records' rigorous selection process. The lineup is then curated to feature an inclusive array of established and emerging local talent. We endeavour to create a lineup that features new and upcoming talent, and that highlights the diversity of the Vancouver musical talent pool.

What time does Khatsahlano start and stop?

Khatsahlano starts on Saturday, July 6 at 11:00 am and ends at 9:00 pm

Is there a kid's area at Khatsahlano?

Absolutely! Stop by our Family Zone and Stage at Trafalgar Street featuring family-friendly music and activities.

Is there a theme for this year’s event?

SPARKLE: Get ready for dazzling installations featuring mirrors, disco balls, and other shimmering delights! Let the July sunshine make everything glow.

SHINE: We're shining spotlights on our musicians, artists, vendors, and other key contributors leading up to the event!

REFLECT: In our bustling world, take a moment to reflect, look within, and spread love to yourself, others, and the earth.

Join us in embracing the spirit by donning your best holographic, sequin, chrome, or reflective gear! Think tinsel in your hair, jewels on your eyes, and sparkling outfits. Let's shine together!

Can I bring my dog to Khatsahalno?

While we understand the love and companionship pets provide, we kindly request that attendees refrain from bringing their dogs or other pets to the Khatsahlano Street Party. This decision is made for the safety and well-being of both pets and attendees.

Large crowds, loud noises, and unfamiliar environments can be stressful and overwhelming for animals. Additionally, navigating through dense crowds with a pet can pose safety risks for both the animal and other attendees. Furthermore, the presence of pets may inadvertently create sanitation concerns and detract from the overall enjoyment of the event for all attendees.

Where can I find the stage schedule?

You can find the stage schedule for all 8 stages at the Khatsahlano Street Party on our official website. Additionally, signage with the schedule will be located throughout the event area.

Are there food trucks at Khatsahlano?

Yes, there will be a variety of food trucks offering delicious eats and treats at the Khatsahlano Street Party. From savoury to sweet, there will be something to satisfy every craving! Visit Food Truck Way (from Balsam Street to Larch Street) and additional food trucks on Burrard Street and MacDonald Street.

Are there beer gardens at Khatsahlano?

Yes, there are designated 19+ beer gardens at Stephens Street, Balsam Street, Vine Street, Yew Street, and Cypress Street where you can enjoy a refreshing beverage while soaking in the live music and vibrant atmosphere. Please remember to drink responsibly and have two pieces of valid identification ready if you plan to purchase alcohol.

Friendly reminder that outside alcohol is NOT permitted anywhere on the festival grounds.

Is there a lost and found at Khatsahlano?

Yes, we will have a designated lost and found area at our info booths located at Balsam Street and Yew Street where you can inquire about lost items. If you lose something during the festivities, please visit our information booth or approach one of our friendly event staff members for assistance.

Is the event rain or shine?

​​Yes, the Khatsahlano Street Party is an outdoor event and will proceed rain or shine. If necessary, check the weather forecast and come prepared with appropriate attire such as sunscreen, hats, umbrellas, and rain jackets.

Are there water stations where I can fill up my water bottle at Khatsahlano?

Yes, we prioritize hydration and sustainability at Khatsahlano. You'll find water stations conveniently located at Stephens Street, Larch Street, Balsam Street, Maple Street, and Cypress Street where you can refill your water bottle free of charge. Stay hydrated and enjoy the festivities responsibly!

Can I buy Khatsahlano merchandise?

Yes, at the info booths located at Balsam Street and Yew Street! You can also now purchase merch at Zulu Records.

Can I purchase the Khatsahlano street banners?

The banners will be for sale after the 2025 Khatsahlano. Please send an email to for more information.


What is the best way to get to Khats?

The best way to reach Khatsahlano Street Party is by public transportation, Evo Car Share, and Mobi Bike Share. You can take the bus or SkyTrain to nearby stations and walk to the event. Alternatively, consider biking or walking if you're in the vicinity.

Use TransLink’s helpful Trip Planner to find the best route to the festival

Is there a bike valet?

Yes, there is a bike valet service available at Khatsahlano Street Party. Feel free to ride your bike to the event and utilize this convenient service to ensure your bike is safely parked during the festivities.

Bike Valets are located on Cypress & 4th and Larch & 5th.

Can I park my car at Khatsahlano?

Street parking will be extremely limited in the surrounding area, we highly encourage attendees to utilize public transportation, biking, car share or walking to access Khatsahlano Street Party.

Info For Residents

What if I have some feedback about Khatsahlano before, during or after the event?

Please send an email to

What if I find event garbage post-event?

Please contact us at to report any garbage.