What a cultured city we are, not only are their naked bike rides and beach parties, we’ve got shakespearean versions of Star Wars! Basically, anything you could ever want is available this weekend in Vancouver… We’ve pulled out a few of the highlights for this weekend from the full monthly listings, so take a look at some of the excellent events happening below.

Note: Some of the events run on multiple days but are only listed once.

friday in vancouver

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)

The Jedi Doth Return

When: Friday, June 9, 2017
Where: La Fontana Caffe (101-3701 Hastings Street)
What is it: A live reading of “William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return”…A hilarious evening, full of lightsaber fights, iambic pentameter, and ewoks! (more info)

A night of improvised PowerPoint Comedy

When: Friday, June 9, 2017
Where: Little Mountain Gallery (195 E 26th Avenue)
What is it: Vancouver’s top improvisors making up presentations on the spot to go with PowerPoint slideshows they’ve never seen before. It’s like our worst nightmare only with more laughing and even more bar graphs! (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)


saturday events in vancouver

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)

Mini Maker Faire

When: Saturday, June 10, 2017 – Sunday, June 11
Where: PNE Forum
What is it: A showcase of awesome inventions and crafts. Family-friendly, workshops, giant walking spider machines, and more. 10am – 6pm at PNE Forum (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)

Story Story Lie

When: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Where: Cafe Deux Soleils
What is it: Story Story Lie is a laughter filled show like no other! The cities best performers share intimate, hilarious, often embarrassing, stories that seem to odd to be true. (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)

Mid Main Art Fair

When: Sunday, June 11, 2017
Where: Commercial Drive
What is it: This popular one day art fair features 18 established artists from the Lower Mainland showing works for sale in a variety of media and styles, including painting, sculpture, photography, and printmaking at the beautiful Heritage Hall in Vancouver. (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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