Is it really fireworks weekend already? Summer is flying by and we need to take advantage of all this beautiful weather while it hangs around! No reason to escape the city this weekend, it’s jam-packed with fun stuff including fireworks, Caribbean festivals, free mountain-top yoga, and a whole lot more… Check it out below!

friday events in vancouver

  • Critical Mass Vancouver – Bike riders reclaim the street during this infamous bike mob. Meet at the Vancouver Art Gallery at 6pm to join other bikers on a ride around town. Get a bike!
  • Adult Evenings at Playland – Adults (19+) are invited to enjoy Playland in an all-new, kid-free atmosphere with alcohol and DJs
  • North Vancouver Shipyards Market – Live music, a beer garden, food, art, music… Dogs are allowed and you can by things like jewelry, clothing, baking, organic meats, and much more.
  • Illumination Night Market – A night market in Richmond with lots of food, things to buy, and the first and largest ever summer lighting show in Vancouver.
  • Richmond Night Market – The biggest night market in Richmond with hundreds of food and merchandise booths, giant dinosaurs, and lots more surprises.

 

saturday in vancouver

  • Caribbean Days Festival – Two days of tropical cuisine, culture, music and more. Free events include a Multicultural Parade and a Waterfront Party concert with live music.
  • Outdoor Yoga on Grouse Mountain – After climbing the Grind, you may just want to stretch out and practice shavhasana the whole time, but if you can muster it – take advantage of Grouse Mountain’s free outdoor yoga class at 10am.
  • Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest – Head down to New West for the 5th annual StrEAT food truck festival that’s the Largest one-day food truck festival in Canada!
  • Family Fuse Weekend – Seek out new ideas, hunt for different perspectives and scout out a range of styles with artists, dancers, musicians, performers and educators at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Celebration of Light Fireworks – Flashing lights! Explosions! Live music! Crowds! The Vancouver summer favourite is back for three special nights this summer. Tonight’s show is put together by the Akariya Firework team from Japan.
  • Night Nation Run – The World’s first Running Music Festival. A musical voyage filled with live music, lights, lasers, all set to the latest in Electronic Dance Music.
  • Trout Lake Farmers Market – Artisan breads & preserves, stock up on free-range and organic eggs & meats, get the freshest, hard-to-find heirloom vegetables and meet your neighbours in a fun farmer’s market fiesta.
  • So there I was… high – A Comedy storytelling experience featuring some of Vancouver’s funniest comics telling their own unique, hilarious story of the time when they messed with drugs
  • The 24 Carrot Show – Divine trixters, gender fluid sexy activators, captivating performers! Out of the ordinary show at the Rio Theatre.

 

sunday in vancouver

  • Caribbean Days Festival – Two days of tropical cuisine, culture, music and more. Free events include a Multicultural Parade and a Waterfront Party concert with live music.
  • Outdoor Yoga on Grouse Mountain – After climbing the Grind, you may just want to stretch out and practice shavhasana the whole time, but if you can muster it – take advantage of Grouse Mountain’s free outdoor yoga class at 10am.
  • Family Fuse Weekend – Seek out new ideas, hunt for different perspectives and scout out a range of styles with artists, dancers, musicians, performers and educators at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball Game – Whether you’re a baseball fan or not, there’s only fun to be had at the Canadians game. The Nat Bailey Stadium is a great little field that makes for a great social experience.
  • Game of Thrones at the Storm Crow Tavern – Two showings of the latest Game of Thrones episode in the nerdiest bar in town. Nothing better than watching GOT in a crowd of fans.
  • The 24 Carrot Show – Divine trixters, gender fluid sexy activators, captivating performers! Out of the ordinary show at the Rio Theatre.

For even more things to do, check out the full July event listings here.

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