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HomeGround Festival: February 7 – 9, 2018

The 10th annual HomeGround festival, hosted by the Carnegie Community Centre, Oppenheimer Park, WePress, and Gallery Gachet, takes place from 11:00am to 8:00pm February 7 - 9, 2018. 

Two large tents are set up in Oppenheimer Park, sheltering participants from the rain. During festival, residents enjoy the best food and entertainment in the Downtown Eastside.

This event provides more than food and entertainment. It celebrates local arts and connects community members to services and to one another


Multiple, breakfast, lunch, and dinner seatings are served each day, with over 2,000 meals served throughout the festival. Guests are served by their volunteer friends and neighbours.

Vancouver Community College Culinary Arts have partnered with HomeGround to provide exceptional lunches and dinners. The students donate their own time to provide an outstanding service.


HomeGround showcases a mix of well–known local performers and Downtown Eastside musicians from a variety of cultural and musical genres. 

Daytime activities include hands-on workshops, and concerts are held each evening. A rousing and energetic performance concludes each day, bringing audience members to their feet and eliciting many encore requests. 

Community workshops

Designed with community input, additional community programming and workshops take place in the weeks and months leading up to HomeGround, with opportunities to showcase the results at the festival. 


Each year, approximately 150 community members take on a variety of volunteer roles and express great satisfaction in providing this kind of high-quality event to their neighbours.


Festival donors include the Great Beginnings program, Oppenheimer Group, and Safeway.

Contact us

Phone: 604-665-2220

Email: carnegie


Thanks to HomeGround volunteer cooks

VCC Culinary Arts students prepare hundreds of meals for the HomeGround Festival

Vancouver Community College Culinary Arts students provide HomeGround meals.

Students with the Templeton Secondary Culinary Program previously provided this service.

Learn about Carnegie


Amenities include public library, cafeteria, art and recreation programs, adult learning and literacy programs, weight room, and outreach services. The centre is located at 401 Main St, Vancouver BC. 604-665-2220.