Father’s Day Weekend in Vancouver

Things to Do during Father’s Day weekend in Vancouver: June 14 to 16, 2019

I. Family & Kids Activities this Weekend

BC’s Family Fishing Weekend

During BC’s Family Fishing Weekend free fishing events for anglers and families are held around the province. This is your opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors with loved ones and learn the joys of fishing.

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June 14 to 16, 2019

Across the province.

free

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert

Audiences can relive the magic of Harry’s sixth year at Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, set to the music of a live symphony orchestra. Watch Harry become a wiz at potions, win Felix Felicis, and uncover the meaning of Horcruxes!

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June 13 to 15, 2019

Orpheum Theatre
601 Smithe St, Vancouver

$26.00 – $77.00 + Applicable Charges

BC Highland Games and Scottish Festival

Expect a full day of everything you come to see: pipers, dancers and caber tossers, performance bands, traditional music, tons of interactive Scottish country dancing and lots of British food and vehicles. Look for stock dog demonstrations, performances from pipe bands, live music, vendors, cultural talks, haggis-hunting, beer garden and whisky school, all taking place at one time, on one day in one place: Lafarge Lake Park.

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June 14 to 15, 2019

Lafarge Lake Park, 1209 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

$5 to $15; Free on Friday

Matilda The Musical

Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty to find your happy ending! Armed with an outsize wit and a vivid imagination, precocious Matilda takes a stand to change her destiny. Even cruel parents and a hardened headmistress can’t get in her way. From the wonderfully subversive imagination of Roald Dahl, this fun family musical will bring out the child in everyone.

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May 16–July 14, 2019

Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, 2750 Granville Street

$29 – $124

Croatia days Festival

A celebration of culture, food and more!! More Details

June 14 to 16, 2019

Croatian Cultural centre, 3250 Commercial Drive
Vancouver

Free

Burnaby Chalk Art Experience

Dive into the world of chalk art! Watch local and international street painters create masterful chalk art as they transform the pavement into a colourful gallery surrounded by live music, food trucks, face painting and more!

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Saturday, June 15 | 11 AM – 5PM

Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave, Burnaby

Free

Children’s Fest

On June 15th, it’s the Children’s fest in partnership with la Fédération des parents francophones de la Colombie-Britannique! From noon to 4 p.m. various free activities will take place (face painting, art and crafts, clowns…), and there will be food trucks on site.

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Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 04:00 PM

Studio 16 – 1551, West 7th Avenue Vancouver

$5

Hillcrest Summer Festival

Come join us for our annual summer festival for the Riley Park Hillcrest Community Association. There will be community booths,food,inflatables, arts & crafts ,sample classes and performances!

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Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 11:00 AM – 03:00 PM

Riley Park Community Centre, 50 E. 30th, Vancouver

Free

Father’s Day FUN

Butterflies – Experience the Transformation

Immerse yourself in the beautiful world of butterflies at the Vancouver Aquarium. The Graham Amazon Gallery has been transformed to become home to several species of beautiful butterflies, all the way from Costa Rica.

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May 13 to September 2, 2019

The Vancouver Aquarium, 846 Avison Way, Stanley Park, Vancouver

$0 – $38

PNE Playland

Experience Vancouver’s favourite amusement park all the associated thrills, entertainment and food!

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May 4 to September 15, 2019

2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver

$26 & up

II. Live Music & Concerts This Week in Vancouver

Concert Tours/EDM and Weekday Concerts

Concert Tours in Vancouver – 2019

Truck Stop Concert Series

The Truck Stop Concert Series at Red Truck Beer brings the festival experience downtown with two jam-packed events in the heart of Vancouver. It features great international and local talent playing on two stages in East Vancouver’s historic Brewery Creek with free-pouring fresh beer, food trucks, and all the summer fun that the crowds of music fans could want.

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Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 04:00 PM
4:30 PM – Old Soul Rebel
5:05 PM- Dino DiNicolo
5:40 PM – Wooden Horsemen
6:30 PM – Freak Motif
7:35 PM – Dirty Radio
8:30 PM – Current Swell

Red Truck Beer Company
295 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver

$45.00

Vancouver Men’s Chorus Presents: The ’70s Show

Jump into your bell bottoms, pop on a pair of platform shoes, and join the Vancouver Men’s Chorus on a journey to the ‘70s. Let us dazzle you with disco hits, serenade you with sensuous R&B tunes, pump you up with classic pop, and more: the “Me Decade” was a diverse and delightful time for music! So feather your hair and groom your epic sideburns, because whether you’re gambling on your last chance for romance or seeking relief from your night fever, we will, we will rock you!

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Jun 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, & 14 | 8 PM
Jun 15 | 3 PM & 8 PM

Performance Works on Granville Island
1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver

$45-90

BREAKOUT Festival

BREAKOUT Festival 2019 will bring a one-of-a-kind experience to festival goers of all ages. Taking place this summer over two days at Vancouver’s historic PNE Amphitheatre, festival tickets will include access to the concert area and Playland with over 35 rides. Additional festival attractions include a VIP section, a food truck area, 19+ bars, an alcohol-free zone, a merch area and more.

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June 15 & 16, 2019

PNE Forum, Vancouver

Single Day Passes: $99.00 – $149.00

Erato Ensemble

“Future: Past and Present” examines what kind of music has us looking forward. The first half of the concert will present a selection of the historical repertoire that was considered ahead of their time, including selections from the Second Viennese School, and visionary Canadian composer, Harry Somers. The second half will feature works by today’s leading voices in vocal/instrumental chamber music, including Caroline Shaw and Kaija Saariajo.

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June 15, 2019 | 08:00 PM

Annex, 823 Seymour Street, Vancouver

$15 – $28.25

III. Live Theatre

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

The 2019 Festival season will run from June 5 to September 21 and will include the return of a record-setting Bard hit, an internationally-popular romantic comedy, a cross-cultural romance and a powerful political drama.

On the BMO Mainstage, it’s The Taming of the Shrew, inspired by Bard’s 2007 Wild West production, a hilarious runaway hit; it plays in repertory with the Elizabethan-era romantic comedy, Shakespeare in Love. The Howard Family Stage offers two innovative new productions: Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well, set in India and sparked with south-Asian music and dance, and Coriolanus, a no-holds-barred political drama filled with resonance for our time.

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The Taming of the Shrew – June 5 to September 21 – Opening Night June 16
Shakespeare in Love – June 12 to September 18 – Opening Night June 21
All’s Well That Ends Well – June 26 to August 11 – Opening Night June 30
Coriolanus – August 21 to September 15 – Opening Night August 25

Vanier Park, Vancouver

$26 & up

MOM’S THE WORD: NEST ½ EMPTY

From the world-renowned creative team behind the Mom’s the Word series comes another chapter in their stories of family and fracas. The kids are grown, marriages have “evolved,” and bodies are backfiring. Life doesn’t get any prettier, but it never strays far from ludicrous or poignant as the moms continue to mine their personal history for every embarrassing detail. From a sold-out run and a hit tour, the moms are back again to share this nestful of insights and ribald humour.

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June 6–July 20, 2019

Granville Island Stage, 1585 Johnston Street, Vancouver

$29 & up

The House of Bernarda Alba

Following her husband’s funeral, powerful matriarch Bernarda Alba decrees to her five daughters that the household will enter a period of eight years mourning. The only one it seems will escape this fate is the eldest daughter, Angustias, who is already betrothed to the village’s most eligible bachelor.

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June 12 – 16 | 7:30 PM

Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver

$20 to $33

Zastrozzi: The Master of Discipline

Zastrozzi: The Master of Discipline by George F. Walker is a tale of Crime, Passion, Swordfighting and Revenge. More Details

June 13–16, 18–21 | 8:00 PM

Vancity Culture Lab – 1895 Venables St, Vancouver

$30 to $50

Beauty and the Beast

Come and experience live flamenco in a unique interpretation of the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast as performed by the Karen Flamenco Dance School. More Details

June 15 & 16, 2019

Vancouver Playhouse Theatre, 600 Hamilton St, Vancouver

$15.00

JERUSALEM

Johnny “Rooster” Byron a gypsy squatter, a wanted man, a folk hero to some and a villain to others. The authorities want to evict him. His son wants his dad to take him to the fair. A motley crew of mates want his ample supply of drugs. Johnny is a giant from a bygone age, a Green Man from England’s past, and a larger-than-life character who has captivated audiences in London and New York – and who now comes for the first time to Vancouver.

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June 7 – 30, 2019

Jericho Arts Centre
1675 Discovery St, Vancouver

$14 to $28

Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah returns to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre with his Loud & Clear Tour. Trevor Noah is a South African comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host. He is known for hosting The Daily Show, an American satirical news program on Comedy Central.

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June 14 & 15, 2019 | 7:00 PM

Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 600 Block Hamilton St., Vancouver

$59.75 – $85.75
+charges

Mystery Dinner Theatre

Join us for Round Table and solve a mystery while enjoying a meal. Uncover the whereabouts of the lost wedding ring and be immersed in the atmosphere of 1950’s Coquitlam, dress up or come as you are. Two dates to choose from.

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June 14 & 15, 2019

Coquitlam Heritage Society
1116 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam

$50

The SuperDad Show

Give the ‘ol man’ some side-splitting laughs instead of headaches and bring him down to Granville Island for an afternoon of improv comedy. The SuperDad Show pokes fun at the foibles and challenges of what it means to be a Dad today. Based on audience suggestions; VTS’s quick-witted improvisers could explore such timeless themes as ‘two-Dad families, ’Dads and their love affair with the barbecue,’ ‘hockey Dads,’ ‘Dad, can I have the keys to the car?’ or ‘Dads and daughters’ in belly laugh-inducing scenarios.

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Sunday, June 16th | 2 PM

The Improv Centre, 1502 Duranleau Street
Granville Island, Vancouver

$25

IV. Sports & Related Events

BC Lions

vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Saturday, June 15 | 07:00 PM

BC Place , Vancouver

Tickets

Red Bull Reign

Red Bull Reign is a unique global basketball tournament, challenging the top 3-on-3 athletes to put their skills to the test for a chance to be crowned world champions. The dynamic competition pits hoop hopefuls from 16 nations against one and other in a high- endurance, offense-driven battle, culminating in the return of the Red Bull Reign World Finals, located in Toronto later this year.

Saturday, June 15 | 10AM to 6PM

Steve Nash Family Courts – Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver

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Run For H2O

Run For H2O is a family-friendly event to raise funds and support clean water projects for rural villages in Guatemala. The charity race, which takes place on June 15th at Riverfront Park in South Vancouver, features a 10-km run, 5-km run or walk, 1-km kids’ run, and a 50-m toddler dash.

Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 08:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Riverfront Park, 2750 East Kent Ave S, Vancouver

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V. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events this Weekend

BEST BRUNCH RESTAURANTS IN VANCOUVER

Take Dad out for a Brunch/dinner at these restaurants recommended by Open Table.

  1. American Grille – Marriott Vancouver Airport – Richmond
  2. Arms Reach Bistro – North Vancouver
  3. Catch 122 Cafe & Bistro – Vancouver
  4. Colette Grand Cafe at Holt Renfrew Vancouver – Vancouver
  5. The Beach House – Vancouver
  6. The Belgard Kitchen – Vancouver
  7. The Distillery Bar + Kitchen – Vancouver
  8. Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company – Vancouver
  9. Edible Canada at the Market – Vancouver
  10. Forage – Vancouver
  11. Neverland Tea Salon – Vancouver
  12. Oceans 999 Pan Pacific Vancouver – Vancouver
  13. Pat Quinn’s Restaurant & Bar – Delta
  14. Seasons in the Park – Vancouver
  15. The Teahouse Restaurant Vancouver
  16. Themed Afternoon Tea – Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – Vancouver

Galiano Island Getaway ~ Yoga Retreat

The weekend getaway is your opportunity to relax, unwind, and gently challenge your body, mind, and spirit through a weekend of mediation, energizing movement, ceremony, journal work, gourmet organic vegetarian meals, and nature. Everything in this retreat is consciously curated with you in mind. More Details

June 14 to 16, 2019

The Galiano House
165 Warbler Rd, Galiano Island

Festival d’été francophone de Vancouver

Festival d’été francophone de Vancouver is one of the most important cultural and musical francophone events in Western Canada.Discover more than a week of concerts under the banner of international francophone music. In a lively atmosphere, thousands of people come together to hear artists from across Canada and around the world. More Details

June 13 to 23, 2019

Various venues, Vancouver

Varies

The Price Is Right Live

The Price Is Right Live™ is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to “Come On Down” and play classic games from television’s longest running and most popular game show. Contestants can win cash, appliances, vacations and possibly even a new car by playing favorites like Plinko™, Cliffhangers™, The Big Wheel™, and the fabulous Showcase. More Details

June 14 to 16, 2019

River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond

$39.5 + charges

Italian Contemporary Film Festival

The festival comprises over 90 film screenings of utmost quality and stature from Italy, Canada and around the world; films that celebrate not only Italian culture, but its evolving identity in Canada. The festival includes nine days to explore Italian contemporary cinema and discover the cultural richness of Italian heritage. Nine days to experience the influence of Italian film, culture, fashion and design. More Details

June 13 to 21, 2019

Various Theatres, Vancouver

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5x Festival

5X is the festival where global South Asian culture is expressed, connected, and multiplied. This multi-day, multi-genre festival celebrates creativity – through art, fashion, live music, club nights, film, and a block party. 5X is where you claim your space, express your identity, and transform the world around you. More Details

June 12 – 16, 2019.

various Venues, Vancouver

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Driven Aftermarket Autoshow

Returning for its 19th year – Since 2001, Driven aims to gather the best of local and national car enthusiasts and automotive businesses together. With over 450 registered show vehicles and over 50 exhibitors displaying their latest products and service, Driven 2019 will be the largest show yet, and the most diverse. There will be something for everyone. See the hottest regional and national show cars or compete with your car against your peers..

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Saturday, June 15 | 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

PNE Forum, 2901 E Hastings Street
Vancouver

$18 to $20

West End Car Free Day Festival

The West End brings together business owners, community organizations, artists and volunteers to seed the idea of building a better, more livable city. There are music stages and jam sessions to listen to, art being exhibited and created live on the street and plenty of places to grab a bite to eat or something to drink.

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Saturday, June 15 | 12 PM – 7 PM

Denman Street from Robson to Davie, Vancouver

Free

Surrey Greek Food Festival

Come and experience folk dancing representing various regions of Greece, and performances from around the world. Hosted by Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, the Surrey Greek Food Festival invites guests of all ages to celebrate Greek culture and experience Greek Food.

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June 7 to 16, 2019 | 12:30 PM to 09:30 PM

Greek Orthodox Community of Surrey and Fraser Valley 13181 96 Ave., Surrey

Free

Tropical Boat Cruise Glow Party

Get into the vibe of summer at the Tropical Boat Cruise Glow Party. Dress in all white for this annual event brought to you by Melo Productions. Watch the sun go down as you party on the open deck or dance the night away inside the main cabin’s three different levels—it’s up to you to make use of all the ship has to offer. This year, DJ Kemo, Daddy Mikey, Redemption Sound and OGA Rossco, will provide 3 hours of non-stop Top 40, Latin, and Caribbean music on each of the MV Britannia’s 3 dance floors.

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Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 08:00 PM

MV Britannia, Vancouver

$38.50 & up

Langara Community Day

It’s our 49th anniversary on 49th Avenue and it’s time to celebrate. From live music and food trucks to a kids’ zone and alumni homecomings – there’s something for everyone. Two stages, 75+ activities, six homecomings, over a dozen food trucks, and so much more.

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Saturday, June 15 | 11 AM – 5 PM

Langara College, 100 W 49th, Vancouver

Free

Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival

Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival is a fun family event featuring 25 Hand Picked Food Trucks, Artisan Market, and Family fun activities.

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Saturday, June 15 | 11 AM – 6 PM
Sunday, June 16 | 11 AM – 6 PM

June 15 @ Douglas Park, 20550 Douglas Crescent, Langley
June 16 @ Haney Plaza 22255 Dewdney Trunk Road Maple Ridge

Free

Main Street Car Free Day

The biggest of Vancouver’s Car Free Day festivals spanning 21 blocks, Main Street has 15 stages and mini festivals along the entire street. This is a fun, family-friendly event with kid-zones, skateboarders, funky artisan shops and popular food vendors. You can really taste the flavour of Main Street with extended patios from many restaurants.

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Sunday, June 16 | 12 PM – 7 PM

Main Street between Broadway and 30th, Vancouver

Free

Festival for a Day Trip: BC Seafood Fest

Enjoy numerous Chef Demonstrations, live music, kids activities, competitions, and BC craft beer, wine and spirits on the stunning grounds of the oceanside Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park. More Details

June 7-16th, 2019

Filbert Heritage Lodge and Park, 61 Filberg Rd, Comox

Varies

Food Bike Tour

Bike around the city sampling popular menu items while getting a behind the scenes look from our local partners, burning off calories, sight seeing and meeting new people.

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Every Saturday starting June 1 – September 28 | 10:00 AM – 04:000 PM

1798 W. Georgia St., Vancouver

$129 – $149

Live Painting

See ORIGINAL PICASSO, JOHN LENNON, KEITH HARING and 1500+ paintings & sculptures exhibited over 2 floors. Be inspired, enhance your creativity & education in Art. + Live Painting every weekend

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May 9 to June 30, 2019

LeSoleil Fine Art Gallery
#100, 535 Howe Street, Vancouver

FREE

Richmond Night Market

Come join us for another summer of delicious food, awesome deals and wonderful entertainment! Featuring live performances, carnival games and over 200 retail stalls, you’ll feel the excitement from the moment you arrive. Taste Canada’s diversity at our international food court, offering more variety with over a hundred vendors and over five hundred food choices!

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May 10 – October 14, 2019

8351 River Road, Richmond

Shipyards Night Market

The Shipyards Night Market showcases BC’s artisans, bakers and farmers. Products include; jewellery, clothing, kids wear, bakers, produce, preserves, soaps, plants, chocolate and many more must have handmade products. Don’t eat dinner before you come to the Night Market, as there are at least 35 food trucks selling unique and delicious locally made food.

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Friday Nights, May 3 to September 27 | 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Shipyards Night Market
138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver

Free

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