Here’s hoping we don’t get another “June-uary” and that the last few days of sun will continue after these rain showers get out of the way! This June in Vancouver is packed with tons of fun stuff from Car Free Day to Full Moon Beach Parties, to a Cat meetup in Queen Elizabeth Park…

Check out our list of some of the top things that caught our eye this June in Vancouver:

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)

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 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)

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)

food trucks vancouver

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)

Parks and Recreation Trivia

When: Tuesday, June 6
Where: The Biltmore Cabaret
What is it: Do you have a permit that says “I can do what I want”? Are your Ludacrises coming in great? Are you, like, weirdly into Calzones? Then break out those binders and Treat Yo Self because IQ 2000 brings you PARKS & RECREATION Trivia! For the first time in Vancouver! (more info)

Sensory Cinema: The Royal Tenenbaums

When: Thursday, June 8
Where: 303 8th Avenue East
What is it: Playfully pairing the scenes with sweet and savoury small plates, perfectly timed and delivered to their seat by a friendly Sensory Cinema usher. With the added dimension of taste, touch and smell, the movie comes alive in an immersive cinematic experience. Sold out, but there’s a waiting list. (more info)

Vancouver Full Moon Beach Party

When: Friday, June 9
Where: Second Beach, Stanley Park (or, secret location)
What is it: The notorious full moon beach party… Not officially sanctioned, sometimes never happens, but – there will be a live DJ streaming over an FM radio station, so maybe you can make a rave anywhere that night. (more info)

Velopalooza Cycling Festival

When: June 9 – 25, 2017
Where: Various locations
What is it: This two-week celebration of cycling features daily rides with a variety of themes as unique as they come. Bike raves, Led Zeppelin rides, and more… (more info)

naked bike ride vancouver 2016

World Naked Bike Ride Vancouver

When: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Where: Sunset Beach
What is it: It’s the ‘Tour de Ass’! This fun-spirited ride takes place every year on the second Saturday in June. There are no official event plans yet, but if you post it – they shall come… (more info)

Vancouver Bike Rave – Summer Edition

When: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Where: Secret location
What is it: This ‘dance party on wheels’ is a friendly, roving bike mob with dancing, funky lights, and more. Expect a few leftovers from the earlier naked bike ride… (more info)

Italian Day on the Drive

When: Sunday, June 11, 2017
Where: Commercial Drive
What is it: The largest one day cultural street festival in the city with over 350,000 enthusiastic attendees who come for the food, music, atmosphere, and the pasta eating contests. (more info)

car free day vancouver 2017

Car Free Day Vancouver 2017

When: Saturday, June 17 – Sunday, June 18
Where: Kitsilano, West End, Main Street
What is it: Experience the vibrancy of a neighbourhood free of cars! Artists, residents, performers, artisans, and families can reconnect on the roads with these huge festivals that take place in different neighbourhoods around town. (more info)

Great Grandview Garage Sale

When: Saturday, June 17
Where: Broadway to the Burrard Inlet. Clark Drive to Nanaimo.
What is it: Have a passion for garage sales? Experience the mecca in Vancouver with blocks and blocks of garage sales throughout one of Vancouver’s best neighbourhoods. (more info)

Not enough events to fill your calendar? Check out the full June Event Listings here.

Leave a Reply