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10 things to do in Vancouver: Saturday, July 29

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Daniel Chai Jul 28, 2017 5:10 pm 2,989

Let the sunshine in! Enjoy your Saturday with our rundown of 10 exciting in Vancouver today, including Honda Celebration of Light, Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Festival, and more.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Honda Celebration of Light 2017

Image: Meimento / Facebook

  • What:  A blaze of fireworks will shower over English Bay in downtown Vancouver this summer over a trio of nights for the 2017 Honda Celebration of Light fireworks competition. The participating countries for the festival’s 27th year are Japan (Saturday, July 29), United Kingdom (Wednesday, August 2), and Canada (Saturday, August 5).
  • When: Saturday, July 29: Japan, represented by AKARIYA Fireworks; Wednesday, August 2: United Kingdom, represented by Jubilee Fireworks; Saturday, August 5: Canada, represented by Royal Pyrotechnie
  • Time: 10 to 10:28 pm (28-minute duration each night). Rain or shine. Music simulcast on radio station LG 104.3 FM.
  • Where: English Bay, Vancouver
  • Cost: Free

Métis Celebration

  • What: Join Métis Nation of BC to celebrate Canada’s vibrant Métis culture. Enjoy presentations on Métis traditional plant use and history in BC, take in a lively jigging performance, sample bannock bread and spruce tip water, and more.
  • When: July 29
  • Time: 1 to 4 pm
  • Where: Surrey Museum – 17710 56a Avenue, Surrey
  • Cost: By donation

Drai’s Beach Club Pool Party

  • What: Vancouver’s only rooftop pool deck includes multiple pool areas and state of the art sound to enjoy while partying all day at the Beach Club.
  • When: July 29
  • Time: 2 to 7 pm
  • Where: Drai’s Beach Club – 3rd Floor – 1161 West Georgia Street,
    Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20

South Surrey Community Festival

  • What: Come have fun at South Surrey’s Community Festival. There will be lots to enjoy including live entertainment, children’s play zone, local vendors, prizes and more.
  • When: July 29
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre – 14601 20 Avenue, Surrey
  • Cost: Free

The 24 Carrot Show! Fou Fou Ha featuring Fou York

  • What: The internationally renowned Fou Fou Ha troupe is bringing an all-star clown squad to The Rio Theatre on Friday and Saturday night. The 24 Carrot Show! features dance, comedy, contests, burlesque, break-dancing and more.
  • When: July 29
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $25

Storytime with Mary Poppins

  • What: In celebration of the 2017 production of Mary Poppins, running July 7 – August 19 at Stanley Park’s Malkin Bowl, TUTS offers boys and girls an opportunity to meet the star, Mary Poppins – played by Ranae Miller – who will read from the Disney storybook, sign autographs and take photos with young fans. Families in attendance will be entered to win a ‘Jolly Holiday with Mary’ prize pack, including four tickets to Mary Poppins at TUTS, and other gifts!
  • When: July 29
  • Time: 11 am
  • Where: Indigo Broadway & Granville – 2505 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Cost: Free. RSVP Online

Night Nation Run Vancouver 

  • What: The Night Nation Run is the world’s 1st Running Music Festival. A 5 km musical voyage filled with live music, lights, lasers, and celebration for the lover of Electronic Dance Music. Run, walk, skip or dance your way through this electrifying adventure with music carrying you every step.
  • When: July 29
  • Time: 5 pm gates open
  • Where: Pacific National Exhibition – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Registration: Online

Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Festival

Columbia Streat Food Truck Fest

Photo courtesy Downtown New West BIA

  • What: Get your tummies ready to rumble: New Westminster’s 5th Annual Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest is rolling into town this summer on Saturday, July 29, 2017. Presented by Save-On-Foods and organized by the Downtown New West BIA, this popular event brings together some of the region’s most beloved food trucks along with scores of other vendors, and this year Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest will once again be the biggest one-day food truck fest Canada-wide.
  • When: July 29
  • Time: 4 to 10 pm
  • Where: Columbia Street in Downtown New Westminster
  • Cost: Free

So there I was high

  • What: A night of unbelievable stories with Kathleen McGee, Jonny Paul, Jenny Toews, Devin Alexander, Darcy Boon Collins, James Kennedy and Efthimios Nasiopoulos. MCed by Karl Sullivan.
  • Where: The Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver
  • When: July 29 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $10

Sanctuary Benefit Concert

  • What: A night of community, inspirational music, and messages of inclusion, hope, and love. Performers include award-winning gospel singers Marcus Mosely (BC Entertainment Hall of Fame inductee), The Marcus Mosely Chorale, and Vancouver’s own Universal Gospel Choir directed by Lonnie Delisle, with a backing band. Funds raised will go to  Vancouver-based Foundation of Hope and to Affirm United.
  • When: July 29
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church – 1022 Nelson St, Vancouver
  • Admission: By donation

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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