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After a roaring success last year, Atomique Production’s Village Block Party is returning to Cook Street Village, and it’s promised to be the perfect party to kick off your summer!

Happening this weekend on Sunday, May 26th, and running all day from 10. a.m. to 5 pm., the second annual Village Block Party will feature over 120 local artisans, entertainment, and food and beverage vendors – so many, it’s hard just to pick a few!

Aside from all this goodness, there are also adorable dog races, so you can grab a brew, some good eats, and take in some great entertainment – all in one spot!

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Dogs so fast we had to slow Mo 🐕🐩🐾

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Here are 8 local vendors you have to check out at this weekend’s rockin’ Village Block Party:

1. Just Bread Baby

Baguettes full of apricot and ginger, blueberry and walnut, cranberry and dark chocolate… need we say more? Stop by for some fresh baked goodies!

2. Wildflower Dyes

Beautiful artisan tie-dye clothing, bedding, and more! Wildflower Dyes has got it all – the epitome of local craftsmanship!

3. Discovery Coffee

Need a little pick-me-up to keep you partying all day long? Discovery Coffee has your back – stop by for your morning, or afternoon caffeine-fix!

4. Empire Donuts

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It's Friday afternoon Village Block Partiers and we can't wait so we're going to start shouting out some of the vendors that will be on the block! Don't worry we won't reveal them all! It's always good to have a few surprises, right? And, well, let's be real, we would if we could but we don't have enough time… which is wonderful for two reasons! 1. The party is fast approaching! 2. There are SOOOO MANY AMAZING VENDORS!!! So, without further yap, to start it off… EMPIRE DONUTS will be partying with us on the Block! And, as an aside, a friend celebrated their birthday the other day and donuts from @empiredonut were the treat. (Thank you friend and THANK YOU donuts). It's important that you know that there was a peanut-butter chocolate one… Let that one in particular be sincerely recommended, partiers. If we had a bell, it would be rung! #ShoutOut #VendorShout @cookstreetvillage #thevillageblockparty #yyjevents #yyj #empiredonuts #peanutbutterchocolate #birthdaytreat #sincerelyrecommended #ringabell

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A staple of Victoria, Empire Donuts have a cornucopia of delicious flavours that will keep you coming back for more… yum!

5. L’Authentique Poutine & Burger

We think these pictures speak for themselves… mouth-watering poutine AND burgers? Yes, please!

6. Sparkle Shack Body Art

Face paint and glitter are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face! Stop by Sparkle Shack Body Art and get decorated for the all-day party.

7. Phoebe’s Ice Cream

What better way to celebrate the return of summer than with ice cream? Stop by Phoebe’s for a cone or a cup of the good stuff!

8. Spicy Girls Hot Sauces

Spicy Girls serve up some super yummy hot sauces in a bunch of different flavours, guaranteed to spice up your life! Five out of six of their sauces are also vegan and gluten free.


The Village Block Party

Where: On Cook Street (Oscar Street to Park Boulevard)
When: Sunday, May 26th, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.