A digest of What’s On in and around Vancouver during this weekend including free fun family activities, live music, performing arts & theatre, festivals and sports events – July 20 to 22, 2018
- Family Activities
- Live Music/ Concerts & Music festivals
- Live Theatre & Theatre Festivals
- All Other Events
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I. Family & Kids Activities this Weekend
Surrey Fusion Festival
45 Cultural Pavilions – 150 Performers – 6 Stages.
Headliner: Walk Off The Earth
July 21 & 22 2018 | 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
13428 Old Yale Rd, Surrey
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Savour Summer Festival
Join us at River District’s Town Centre Plaza for four fun-filled events! Featuring free music, entertainment, giveaways, a market, photobooth and favourite local food trucks and much more!
July 21, Aug 11 and Aug 25 | 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
River District’s Town Centre, Sawmill Crescent and River District Crossing, Vancouver
African Descent Festival
The African Descent Festival is intended to celebrate the cultural diversity of people of African Descent within Vancouver, while recognizing and promoting attitudes of oneness among all ethnic groups and communities. The event focuses on activating public spaces and bringing a diverse range of programming to connect stakeholders working avidly for the long term sustainability of this population. Local, International artists such as EDDY KENZO & The Ghetto Kids. Food, Fashion, Spoken Work , History, and more! More Details
July 21 & 22, 2018 | 10 AM–9:00 PM
Thornton Park, Vancouver
Parade on July 21st, 2018: Downtown Vancouver Art Art Gallery to West Hastings and turn off Main Street Down to Strathcona and end up at Thornton Park.
Organized by the Royal Thai Consulate-General, Vancouver, the annual cultural festival showcases the nation’s rich and vibrant cultural heritage through its tasty gastronomy, performing arts and crafts. The free weekend-long cultural festival is packed with delectable food, fun, live entertainment, vendors and prizes. Discover and taste delicious Thai fruits and dishes including Massaman Curry, Tom Yum and Pad Thai. No food has been associated with Thailand more than Pad Thai – the country’s signature rice noodle dish.
July 21-22, 2018 | 10:30 AM–8 PM
Vancouver Art Gallery, North Plaza, 750 Hornby St., Vancouver
Annual Aldergrove Fair Days
106th Annual Aldergrove Fair Days. This year’s theme will be “Flower Power”! Friday night Car Show, Mainstage Entertainment, Beverage Garden, Kidzone, Antique Tractor and Garden Tractor Pull, World Fast Draw Championship, Fairway of vendors, games, animals and so much more!!
July 20 to 22, 2018
Aldergrove Athletic Park
Admission by Donation
More Family Activities
1. Vancouver Public Library holds plenty of fun events throughout the year! Have fun times for free!
2. See a movie at the theatre!
Cineplex Family Favourites: Visit participating Cineplex theatres near you on Saturdays at 11:00 AM and watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99.
3. Every Sunday, Vancouver Art Gallery offers FREE admission for children 12 & under when accompanied by an adult. Sundays at the Gallery offers a unique art experience for children and their families to have free and regular access to all of the Gallery’s exhibitions as well as the Weekly Family Programs, which feature family-geared programming that explores themes and activities related to the current exhibitions.
4. Hyde Creek Hatchery Tours: Visit the Hatchery from 9:30 AM -11:30AM on Saturdays for an informal tour.
5. PNE Playland – May 5 —September 16 | 10am to 6pm @ 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
6. Newton Days — Throughout July, Newton Days will be taking over the Newton Grove on Saturdays from 12-4pm. Open to the community, nearly everything will be free! And back again this year, $5 Farm Vouchers to redeem at the farmers’ market; find them at the Newton BIA photobooth! Saturdays | 12-4pm @ Newton Recreation Center, 13730 – 72 Avenue Surrey.
7. Summer on the TurnTable: Join at the Roundhouse Turntable for a variety of programs in July and August! Events include Yoga, Arts & Crafts, entertainment and more!
8. Kits In The Park: Kits in the park is a Free play-based program in Connaught Park running on Monday and Friday mornings throughout the summer. Playground, crafts, songs and stories, perfect for families with young children. No registration necessary, this program is co-operatively presented by Kitsilano Neighbourhood House, West Side Family Place, and Kitsilano Community Centre. 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM @ Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre, 2690 Larch Street.
9. SAVE 20% on KIDS SUMMER CAMPS!
Join us for creative and quality day camps with leaders passionate about working with kids, and teaching about the Fraser River! @ 788 Quayside Drive, New Westminster
10. Willingdon Linear Park Grand Opening
Join us in celebrating this new and vibrant parkway with a street party along Willingdon Avenue from Parker Street to Midlawn Drive. Enjoy live music, food trucks, and free family fun from 10:30am to 2:30pm on July 21, 2018 Along Willingdon Avenue from Parker Street to Midlawn Drive, Burnaby
II. Live Music & Concerts
Weekday Events/EDM Concerts & Concert Tours
- CBC Musical Nooners on Weekdays | 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM @ CBC Vancouver Outdoor Stage, 700 Hamilton Street
- Suicidal Tendencies Get Your Fight On Canadian Tour 2018 with Havok on Tuesday, July 17 | 8:00 PM @ Vogue Theatre
- Kina Grannis on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | 07:00 PM @ Commodore Ballroom
- TRIXIE MATTEL – Now With Moving Parts Tour on Wednesday, July 18 | 8:00 PM @ Vogue Theatre
- Seaway with Living With Lions, Bearings, Chief State on Wednesday, July 18 | 8:00 PM @ Biltmore Cabaret
- Too Many Zooz with Astrocolor on Thursday, July 19 | 8:00 PM @ Imperial
- Way Homiez on Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 09:00 PM @ MIA Nightclub
- Supersuckers 30th Anniversary on Thursday, July 19 | 8:00 PM @ Rickshaw Theatre
- Emma Currie, Indigo Indigo, Kylland on Thursday, July 19 | 8:00 PM @ The Roxy Cabaret
- Mack Gordon’s Family Feud on Thursday, July 19 | 8:00 PM @ Biltmore Cabaret
- King Princess with Donna Missal on Friday, July 20 | 7:00 PM @ Biltmore Cabaret
- Blind Pilot on Friday, July 20, 2018 | 07:00 PM @ Imperial
- Wars on Shores, The Oakstones on Friday, July 20 · 7:00 PM @ The Roxy Cabaret
- Hide + Seek on Friday, July 20, 2018 | 10:00 PM @ MIA Nightclub
- Knife Party on Friday, July 20, 2018 | 10:00 PM @ Commodore Ballroom
- Us The Duo – The Together Tour with Justin Nozuka on Friday, July 20 | 8:00 PM @ Vogue Theatre
- Love Struck Day Party, Boots & Kats on Saturday, July 21, 2018 | 04:00 PM @ The Waldorf
- I Q M A N I A 2 on Saturday, July 21 | 7:00 PM @ Biltmore Cabaret
- Mat Zo on Saturday, July 21 | 10:00 PM @ Celebrities Underground
- Dzeko on Saturday, July 21 | 10:00 PM @ Celebrities Nightclub
- Curds & Whey, Chelsea`s Tail on Saturday, July 21 ·|7:00 PM @ The Roxy Cabaret
- Flasher with with Guests, Champion Lawnmower on Saturday, July 21 | 8:00 PM @ The Fox Cabaret
- Nicole Sumerlyn, Troy Toma, Jessica Lee Greene on Sunday, July 22 | 7:00 PM @ The Roxy Cabaret
- Bombino on Sunday, July 22, 2018 | 07:00 PM @ Imperial
Mission Folk Music Festival
Staged in one of BCs loveliest parks, overlooking the Fraser River, the Mission Folk Music Festival presents a festival renowned for its mix of accessibility and easy-going comfort, affordability and small-town friendliness, shaded day stages and some of the finest folk, world, roots, blues and brilliantly un-categorizable music from across Canada and around the world. More Details
July 20 to 22, 2018
Fraser River Heritage Park
7494 Mary Street, Mission
$30 & up
TD Uptown Live Street Party
Uptown Live presented by TD returns to the streets of Uptown New West with the Ultimate Street Party! Get your dance shoes on, bring your friends and family and spend a full day of fun with live performances, yummy food trucks, a host of interactive activities, art installations, artisan vendors and more. Live concert performances headlined by Hey Ocean! Uptown Live 2018 will feature four music stages showcasing some of the top emerging talent in BC. More Details
Saturday, July 21 | 12:00 PM to 09:00 PM
6th Street and 6th Avenue, New Westminster
Vancouver Civic Theatres (VCT) in partnership with 102.7 THE PEAK Vancouver’s Modern Rock, and AV Strategies, will be presenting a FREE pop-up concert series, Summer Sounds. More Details
Friday, July 20th | 07:00 PM
šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn, 630 Hamilton Street
Get ready for an incredible evening with the legend, Satinder Sartaaj, live in concert. Presented by Gurjit Bal Productions. Come join us and enjoy an amazing night of Punjabi Poetry Music! More Details
Saturday, July 21, 2018 | 7:00PM
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver
$35 & up
The Kitsilano Showboat
Enjoy free multi-cultural entertainment from live music to dance and other performances. More Details
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays through August 18, 2018 | 7:00 PM
2300 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver
Roots and Culture Experience
Interactive live reggae, hip-hop, and R&B music jam featuring some of the best local selectas (DJ’s), singers, musicians, and rappers. We will be presenting timeless music which highlights our unity with one another using foundational roots reggae music to create an environment of cultural connection. More Details
Sunday, July 22, 2018 | 12:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Chain and Forge
1404 Anderson Street, Vancouver
III. Live Theatre
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
The 29th season’s Shakespeare plays will include two all-time audience favourites and a provocative reimagining of a rarely-produced drama. Also on the bill, a Greek classic, adapted to add a local, contemporary twist. More Details
June 6 to September 22, 2018
Vanier Park. – 1695 Whyte Avenue, Vancouver
$21 & up.
A Dublin street musician is struggling through heartbreak and frustrated with his songs when he chances upon a girl who challenges him to go for his dream. With a company of actors who all play instruments onstage, this theatrically breathtaking musical is a captivating love song, a foot-stomping melody, and a bittersweet duet. More Details
June 14 – July 29, 2018
Granville Island Stage, Vancouver
$29 – $84
Theatre Under the Stars
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella & 42nd Street. More Details
July 4 – August 18, 2018
Malkin Bowl – Stanley Park, Vancouver
$20 to $49
Justin Belmar has been convicted of sexual abuse of minors. He claims to be innocent.We watch the events that transpire from his days in university till he is convicted. Will you be convinced.
The show contains no nudity or sexual imagery. It contains strong suggestions of grooming and survivors of childhood sexual abuse may find some subject matter disturbing. More Details
July 19 – 22, 2018
Club XY, Vancouver
Dance in Transit
Dance in Transit will feature many dance styles and will include mini-lessons, demonstrations, performances, music, & lots of social dancing. It will be a chance for dancers to learn new styles, practice the styles they already know, and experience these venues in the fresh air while moving to the best music made for dancing. It is also an opportunity for non-dancers to see what social dancing is all about, to try it, to feel what dancers feel in an open, no-pressure environment. Everyone who attends will feel like a part of this movement because one of our jobs is to make sure of that. More Details
July 5 to August 11, 2018
Various Venues, Vancouver
An island paradise in Greece sets the stage for the ultimate feel-good show! A daughter’s quest to find her biological father before her wedding brings together three men from her mother’s past. Who will walk her down the aisle ? Will she find out before saying “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do”? Filled with ABBA hits like “Dancing Queen,” “The Winner Takes It All,” and “S.O.S.,” this uproarious and fun-loving musical will have you dancing in your seat! More Details
May 10 – August 12, 2018
Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Vancouver
$29 – $109
Robson Square Summer Dance Series
Free lessons, showcases, and social dancing. Everyone is welcome to this outdoor dance event, no partner, no experience required. The lessons are for beginners and people looking for a refresher on the steps. Performances and demonstrations by professionals, students from local dance schools, and clubs. More Details
Fridays, through August 31st | 07:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Robson Square, 800 Robson St, Vancouver
An exciting day at the track complete with heart-stopping horse races, luxury and performance cars, a best dressed, picnic luncheon and craft cocktails, the event’s 10-year celebration will be bigger and better than ever before!
Saturday, July 21 | 12:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Hastings Racecourse, 188 North Renfrew Street , Vancouver
Lucas Oil Canadian Open – Drag Racing Event
Get set for the biggest must-see drag race event in BC! The Lucas Oil Canadian Open is an unmissable drag racing event taking place at Mission Raceway’s world class drag strip, complete with food vendors, flame throwing nitro cars, newly upgraded grandstands and endless fun activities – it’s one to tick off the bucket list.
July 20 to 22, 2018
Mission Raceway Park
32670 Dyke Road, Mission
Canada Cup International Softball Championship
Women’s International & Elite, Futures (Under 19), Showcase (16 & Under), Special Olympics
July 13 to 22, 2018
V. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events
Outdoor Art and Bike Tour
Did you know that UBC Campus boasts a number of notable works of outdoor art? Time to set out and see for yourself: so Wesbrook Village, the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, and More Bikes are teaming up to deliver the definitive campus art and bike tour.
Sunday, July 22, 2018 | 10:00AM – 11:30AM
More Bikes, 3332 Shrum Lane, Vancouver
Come enjoy a hit movie on our huge inflatable screen under the stars. Bring your blankets, chairs, and pillows, and we’ll provide the movies! On Wednesdays throughout the summer. Details
July 18 | 08:30 PM –Coco
July 25 | 08:30 PM — Singing in the Rain
August 1 | 08:30 PM — Three Amigos
August 8 | 08:30 PM — Wonder Woman
šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn (formerly the QET Plaza), Vancouver
Back by popular demand, Waterfront Cinema returns for another amazing summer of FREE outdoor movies, under the stars, just for you!
July 19 — Coco
July 19, 2018 | 8:00 PM
North Point – Canada Place, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
TRIUMF Outdoor Movie
In celebration of TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre’s 50th anniversary, join us for a free outdoor screening of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in partnership with Wesbrook Village. More Details
Friday, July 20, 2018 | 9:00PM-11:00PM
3378 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver
Brock House Summer Craft Market
A delightful combo of our usual Brock House summer crafts, books & baking PLUS local artisans PLUS the yummiest meals on big wheels (the food trucks!) PLUS musicians all just feel away from Jericho Beach.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | 2:00 PM
Jericho Beach 3875 Point Grey Road, Vancouver
Red Hot Tropical Boat Cruise
Dress in red 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 two different levels – it’s up to you to make use of all the ship has to offer.This year,Daddy Mikey, Redemption Sound, DJ Hoppa and DJ Arems provide 3 hours of non-stop Top 40, Latin and Caribbean music on each of the MV Britannia’s 3 dance floors. More Details
Saturday, July 21 | 8:00 PM
Departs: #1 North Foot Of Denman St.Vancouver
Wesbrook Village Summer in the Square
The summer season simply calls for patios and outdoor performances! Our Summer in the Square series features local artists who will regale and entertain you in Norman MacKenzie Square through the warm summer months. Performances will be twice a week, from June 30th to September 4th! More Details
June 30 to September 4, 2018
Norman Mackenzie Square (between Biercraft and Blenz), Vancouver
Join us to celebrate the summer, play bocce or relax, share some food and taste some merguez.. More Details
Sunday, July 22 | 12:30 PM
Jericho Beach, 3941 Point Grey Road
Bring something to grill (donation $2)/ $7
BC’s Largest Collection of Old Masters
A meticulous presentation of Fine Art with 2 floors boasting spectacular collections in Contemporary, Abstract, Figurative, Landscape, Cityscape and Still Life by Canadian and local Artists. More Details
July 6 to August 30, 2018
LeSoleil Fine Art Gallery, 100-535 Howe Street, Vancouver
West End Community Yard Sale
The sale features over 30 vendors with unique items, tools, clothing, antiques, crafts, and so much more!
Saturday, July 21 | 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Gordon Neighbourhood House, 1019 Broughton Street, Vancouver
Admission is by donation.
Eat to the Beat!
Enjoy food trucks and live music at Eat to the Beat! Each week, we will feature a local musician and celebrate a different musical genre including folk, rock, jazz, electronic and more. Grab a seat under one of the patio umbrellas, play some ping pong, and enjoy some lunchtime outdoor entertainment.
Every Thursday June 28 to August 23, 2018 | 12 PM – 1PM
Helena Gutteridge Plaza
2675 Yukon St, Vancouver
MiniComi Art Market
Minicomi is a free-to-attend, single-day art market held annually in Vancouver since 2011. We host over dozens of artists every year, who present a wide variety of items for sale, including comics, prints, pins, jewellery, plushies, clay creations and keychains. More Details
Saturday, July 21, 2018 | 11:00 AM to 06:00 PM
115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Playland Nights will return with dedicated, adults-only (19+) attractions and entertainment.With an expanded foot print,multiple bars, several DJs simultaneously spinning music onsite, unforgettable performances and VIP experiences,there’s no better way to kickoff your weekends this summer. More Details
July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 | 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM
PNE/Playland – 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
$31 & up
Dinner in the Sky Vancouver
Guests are lifted over 150 feet off the ground by a giant 200 foot crane to see the city in a way that they’ve never seen it before.
June 23 to July 29, 2018
415 W Esplanade North Vancouver
Shipyards Night Market
Come down for great food, art, music, entertainment and shopping. The festivities in the Square kick off at 5pm every Friday night all summer long! On the Shipbuilders’ Stage there is live music going until 10pm, showcasing talent from all over BC. More Details
Friday Nights through Sept 28th | 5:00 PM -10 PM
138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
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! More Details
Weekends, through October 8th, 2018
8351 River Road, Richmond
Douglas Coupland’s Vortex
Vortex will bring you on an imaginative journey to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, immersing you in the ocean plastic pollution crisis and making you think about the seductive yet sinister medium in a relevant, contemplative, transformative way. More Details
May 18 to September 3, 2018
Vancouver Aquarium, 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
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