Summer Lovin’

Guys! How were your weekends? I’ve had such an amazing last week and can’t wait to share with you some photos I’ve taken of my travels and experiences.

I started out the long weekend in Portland, Oregon for the Waterfront Blues Festival. Portland has always been one of my favourite cities!

The festival is right on the Willamette River, with three stages of amazing music. Headliners this year included Buddy Guy and Lucinda Williams (and what a great deal for only $35 for a 4-day pass, with all money going to the Oregon Food Bank!).

We drove through Oregon, heading to Bend (which we all thought was a pretty cool name) and loved the gorgeous desert landscapes.
This past weekend, Vancouver held an amazing free festival in Stanley Park with incredible local artists in celebration of Vancouver’s 125th Birthday. I took these photo of Coal Harbour while walking along the Sea Wall heading to Stanley Park.

Thousands of Vancouverites showed up for the Friday night opening acts of Daniel Wesley and Mother Mother. Both shows were amazing, the park was gorgeous and the vibe was so lovely.

I returned to the festival on Saturday to check out the New Pornographers and Said the Whale. The above photo is of the amazing Said the Whale, who I definitely recommend checking out! 

I took a break from some music to go for a walk out to the water with my boyfriend to watch the sunset on Sunday evening.

The weekend ended with some great performances by Aidan Knight, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, We Are the City, Hey Ocean! and Dan Mangan (who played a fantastic 2 hour set that involved welcoming fans onstage, getting the mayor of Vancouver up on the mic to sing Happy Birthday to Vancouver, releasing giant glowing bouncy balls into the crowds and some seriously rocking tunes.

I’m definitely looking forward to even more amazing events and festivals that will take place this summer. With only a little over a month left until I leave this gorgeous city to head back to school, I need to start concentrating on checking off items on my Summer to-do list!


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