Let the first weekend of the summer months officially commence! Time to start letting loose, the long summer nights are upon us again and we are so ready. This June is packed full of activities that’ll keep you entertained every day. This weekend we’ve got “Gandalf” grinding, cats in the park, and a huge craft beer festival… What more could you want??

Check out our list of the top 13 things to do this weekend below:

Lord of the Schwings: A Tolkein Burlesque Night

When: Friday, June 2, 2017 at 7:00pm
Where: Rio Theatre
What is it: A silly, sexy evening filled with all your favourite Hobbits, Elves, Wizards, and Creatures. (more info)

Music Waste 2017

When: June 1 – 4, 2017
Where: Various locations around Vancouver
What is it: All your cool friends already knew about this event… It’s a fun, 4-day showcase of local bands, comedians, and artists that you can check out with an access pass that’s only $16! (more info)

Friday Night Perogie Dinner

When: June 2, 2017
Where: 154 East 10th Avenue
What is it: Enjoy a heaping plate full of delicious, handmade perogies in this community-oriented event. (more info)

North Vancouver Shipyards Market

When: Every Friday night
Where: Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver
What is it: The weekly summer night market on the North Shore with live music, a beer garden, (A LOT of) food, art, music… Dogs are allowed and you can by things like jewelry, clothing, baking, organic meats, and much more. (more info)

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First Caturday at Queen Elizabeth Park

When: Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 1:30pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Park
What is it: A fun social event with cats, people, and cat-napping. Cats in a park… what could go wrong!? (more info)

Vancouver Facial Hair Competition

When: Saturday, June 3
Where: The Lamplighter Public House
What is it: A competition of hairy proportions! Check out the 3rd annual competition for yourself with categories such as “styled mustache, freestyle beards and more… (more info)

Hats Off Day (Burnaby)

When: Saturday, June 3
Where: Hastings Street between Boundary Road and Gamma Avenue
What is it: A huge, one-day extravaganza featuring a colourful main-street style parade with real local flavour, followed by a big street party. (more info)

Concrete Culture Clash

When: Saturday, June 3
Where: Queen Elizabeth Outdoor Plaza
What is it: A free outdoor event featuring five streetdance workshops with a dance party DJ’d by a local favourite. Take a class or just sit back and watch the experts at work. (more info)

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Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival

When: Saturday, June 3 – Sunday, June 4
Where: PNE Fairgrounds
What is it: The VCBW Festival is back with a vengeance! With over 100 craft breweries & cideries pouring over 300 beers & ciders. There will also be art installations, live music, food trucks, and a games area! (more info)

StreetFood Vancouver Festival

When: Sunday, June 4
Where: 88 Pacific Boulevard
What is it: 22 hand picked Vancouver food trucks, an artisan market, live music, family-friendly entertainment, and FREE ADMISSION! (more info)

Eastside Flea Market

When: All Weekend
Where: 1024 Main Street
What is it: 50+ local vendors, 5 artisan showrooms, food trucks, an outdoor courtyard, music, pinball, and many more surprises. (more info)

Illumination Night Market

When: All weekend
Where: 12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond, BC
What is it: Grand opening ceremony on Saturday night! Illumination night market in Richmond has lots of food, things to buy, and is the first and largest ever summer lighting show in Vancouver. Free entry for opening weekend! (more info)

Richmond Night Market

When: All weekend
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond, BC
What is it: The biggest night market in Richmond with hundreds of food and merchandise booths, giant dinosaurs, and lots more surprises. (more info)

Not enough for you? Check out our full event listings for June.

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