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8 things to do in Vancouver today: Friday, July 7

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Daniel Chai Jul 06, 2017 1:00 pm 1,936

Happy Friday, everyone! Get your weekend started early with our rundown of eight fun events to enjoy around Vancouver, from FVDED in the Park to Theatre Under The Stars to All Star Wrestling.

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

FVDED in the Park 2017

Travis Scott at FVDED In The Park / Brandon Artis Photography / Blueprint

  • What: Back for its third year, FVDED in the Park is set to take over Surrey’s Holland Park this summer, bringing some high energy artists over the festival’s two days on July 7 and 8. With programming scheduled to showcase a variety of musical genres, and the recent cancellation of other festivals in the region, FVDED is expected to attract over 40,000 festival goers this year, making it the largest outdoor event in Metro Vancouver.
  • When: July 7 and 8
  • Where: Holland Park – 13428 Old Yale Road, Surrey
  • Passes: Available through FVDEDinthePark.com starting at $119.50

Fridays on Front

  • What: Kicking off on July 7, and running every Friday from 5 to 8 pm through August 25, the 600-block of Front Street will turn into a family-friendly market and hang-out zone, complete with artisan vendors from the New West Farmers Market and New West Craft, live music from the New Westminster Arts Council, and food trucks (which you may also catch at the Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest this July).
  • When: Every Friday from July 7 through August 25, 2017
  • Where: 600-block of Front Street in New Westminster
  • Cost: Admission is free

Say Hello 2 Heaven: A charity concert for Suicide Prevention

  • What: A charity concert for The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC featuring the music of Chris Cornell. Featuring performances by BOG, Left Spine Down, The Waning Light, Chris Olson, and many more.
  • When: July 7
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Rickshaw Theatre – 254 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10-$15

Music at the Cannery

  • What: The Cannery’s outdoor summer evening concert series returns from July 7 to August 25, every Friday night at 6:30 pm. Each week will feature a different musical act, catering to a wide range of musical tastes, from blues, jazz, folk and more.
  • When: July 7 to August 25
  • Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
  • Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
  • Admission: $7

Theatre Under the Stars

  • What: For nearly 75 years, Theatre Under the Stars has brought soaring works of musical theatre to Stanley Park. More than just a night at the theatre, TUTS interweaves a kaleidoscope of elements – setting, scenery, concessions, and quality art – into a fun, encompassing experience. This year’s shows are Mary Poppins and The Drowsy Chaperone.
  • When: July 7 to August 19
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park
  • Tickets: Online

CBC Musical Nooners

  • What: Free, live music concerts will be happening every weekday on the CBC Vancouver outdoor stage. Grab your lunch, your friends, your kids or your co-workers and join the party. Opening day runs until 1:45 pm, and features Fake Shark and Said The Whale.
  • When: Every weekday from July 7 to August 25
  • Time: 12 to 1 pm
  • Where: CBC Vancouver – 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Cost: Free

BC Superweek

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  • What: Featuring nine pro races over the course of 10 days, BC Superweek has fast become one of the most prestigious pro-cycling events in North America with a total prize purse of more than $120,000! Featuring six separate events as part of the series, BC Superweek consists of the Tour de Delta, New West Grand Prix, Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix, Giro di Burnaby, PoCo Grand Prix, and Tour de White Rock.
  • Where: Delta, New Westminster, Vancouver, Burnaby, Port Coquitlam and White Rock
  • When: July 7 to 16, 2017
  • Cost: Free to watch

All Star Wrestling Presents 10 Year Anniversary Show

  • What: All Star Wrestling’s 10th Anniversary is a family-friendly, action-packed show, featuring ECW/WWE star Tommy Dreamer, WWE’s Gangrel, UFC Star “Filthy”Tom Lawlor, Loose Cannon Kenny Lush, Mr. India, and more.
  • When: July 7
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Cloverdale Agriplex – 17798 62 Avenue, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $15-$20

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

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