10 things to do in Vancouver: Saturday, July 15

Jul 13 2017, 1:04 am

Welcome to your weekend! Fill your Summer Saturday with our checklist of 10 events to experience in Vancouver, including Vancouver Folk Festival, Wiener Dog Races at Hastings Racecourse, and more.

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

Indian Summer Festival: 5 X 15 and Constellations

  • What: Indian Summer Festival’s Closing Night kicks off with the speaker series, 5×15, followed by Constellations featuring a mix of musical delights. The ticket includes both events for an entire evening of cultural feasting.
  • When: July 15
  • Time: 7:30 pm to midnight
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $35-$40

Vancouver Folk Festival 2017

Image: Vancouver Folk Music Festival

  • What: More than 60 international, national, and local acts take the stage every year at the Vancouver Folk Festival. This year’s acts include Barenaked Ladies, Alpha Ya Ya Diallo, Ferron and Her All Star Band, Si Kahn, andRoy Forbes.
  • When: Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 11 pm
  • Where: Jericho Beach Park
  • Tickets: Online, $45-$170

Ninth Annual Wiener Dog Races at Hastings Racecourse

  • What: The darling little Dachshunds – 80 in number – invade the racetrack for the Ninth Annual Wiener Dog Races. Presented by Hastings Racecourse and Schneiders, the popular four-legged wienerschnitzels compete for $1,800 in prize money and bragging rights for a full year.
  • When: July 15 and 16
  • Where: Hastings Racecourse – 188 N Renfrew St, Vancouver
  • Cost: Free

Fiji Festival

  • What: Come and celebrate the day the Fijian Way. With food, entertainment, soccer tournament, vendors and more. Part of the Burnaby International Festival Series.
  • When: July 15
  • Time: 10 am to 7 pm
  • Where: Swangard Stadium – 3833 Imperial Street, Burnaby
  • Cost: Free

Family Fun Fest featuring Portobello West

  • What: The family fun-packed day includes one of a kind shopping, live music, outdoor inflatable Slip & Slide, activities for the kids, food trucks and more all day long.
  • When: July 15
  • Time:  10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: West Vancouver Community Centre – 2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
  • Cost: Free

Chicha’s AYCE Peruvian Street Meat BBQ

  • What: Chicha Restaurant is having their annual “All You Can Eat Peruvian Street Meat” BBQ this week. There will be every kind of Peruvian street meat and fish bbq imaginable, ceviches, roasted corn, all of the summer bbq sides. There will also be lots of local beers, wine and pisco cocktails flowing. The indoor-outdoor party will have the grill on the go, DJs playing music, and lots of spots for sun-soaking or shade sitting.
  • When: July 15
  • Time: 2 to 11 pm
  • Where: Chicha – 136 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Cost: $50; tickets available online

Ethiopian Summer Festival

  • What: Celebrate Ethiopian culture and heritage at Wesburn Park. Explore the market place, enjoy live entertainment and Ethiopian cuisine, and more.
  • When: July 15
  • Time: 10 am to 8 pm
  • Where: Wesburn Park – 4781 Park Wood Avenue, Burnaby
  • Cost: Free

Honeybee Festival 2017

Honeybee Centre

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  • What: Watch live beekeeping demos, honey extraction, and bee beards. Enjoy crafts, games, and activities for kids. Shop our artisan market and enjoy lunch at Fry’s Corner Beestro, or enjoy our Beestro BBQ, Hurricane Potato Food Truck, and shaved ice food truck.
  • When: July 15 and 16
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Honeybee Centre – 7480-176th Street, Surrey
  • Cost: Free

The Rabbitts with Gregor Kennedy

  • What: The Rabbitts are a duo from England who recently released their debut EP “Avocado Ginger Tree”, five gentle folk songs featuring the duo’s vocals, fingerstyle guitar, mandolin and harmonic. Featuring guest Gregor Kennedy.
  • When: July 15
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Thunderbird Sharing Ceremony

  • What: ​Experience a collaborative performance with Aeriosa Dance and Spakwus Slulem/Eagle Song at its heart. This shared ceremony journeys from the sandy shores of Stanley Park to the heights of its ancient forest. Witness celebrations and ceremony with local Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh artists, and Aeriosa aerial dancers.
  • When: July 15
  • Time: Noon to 6 pm
  • Where: Meet at the Stanley Park Bus Loop (near Stanley Park Railway entrance)
  • Cost: Free
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