10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, July 20

Jul 1 2019, 6:47 pm

Concerts, car shows and LEGO! There’s something for everyone in our list of 10 great events happening on Saturday, July 20! Have fun!

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

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The Deighton Cup

Deighton Cup july 21

Photo courtesy Deighton Cup

What: Vancouver’s most stylish day of horse racing, The Deighton Cup is returning to the city for its 11 year — and it’s better than ever. The fan favourite event — happening July 20 at Hastings Racecourse — is so much more than racing. This day at the races for a younger generation is a mashup of cocktails, music art and style. There are eight horse races to enjoy and bet on, derby lunch offerings from Earls Restaurants, a chance to be named the Style Stakes “Best Dressed,” access to interactive leisure sports and cigar lounge, live music, and DJs.

When: July 20, 2019
Time: Doors at 12 pm
Where: Hastings Racetrack – 188 N Renfrew St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

CAN Relay 4 Autism

What: The first-ever CAN Relay 4 Autism invites families, supporters and the general public to walk, run or wheel around the Swangard Stadium track in support of Canucks Autism Network. Dress up in 80s attire, your favourite costume or come as you are. The free family-friendly outdoor event will also feature carnival games, bouncy castles, food trucks, music and a vendor marketplace.

When: July 20, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Swangard Stadium – 3883 Imperial Street, Burnaby
Register: Online. Admission Free

Red Truck Beer’s 2019 Truck Stop Concert Series

What: These popular events offer attendees killer tunes and, of course, local craft beer from the brewery. Pair this with food trucks and good vibes, and attending these shindigs is a no-brainer. July 20 is headlined by Devin Dawson alongside Becca Hess, The Matinee, and more.

When:  July 20, 2019
Time: Concerts start at 4 pm
Where: 295 E 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Uptown Live 2019

What: Get your dance shoes on, bring your friends and family and spend a full day of fun with live performances, food trucks, interactive activities, art installations, artisan vendors and more. Four main musical stages will feature the best of BC’s thriving indie music scene. This year’s headliner is New West’s very own Chris Buck Band.

When: July 20, 2019
Time: 12 to 9 pm
Where: 6th Street and 6th Avenue, New Westminster
Admission: Free

Blueberry Sale

What: Buy delicious and fresh local blueberries and blueberry pies at Richmond Nature Park while quantities last.

When: July 20, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Richmond Nature Park – 11851 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
Admission: Free

Kirby’s Dream Band, The Runaway Four, The Wavebirds

What: An evening of live video game music with Kirby’s Dream Band and The Runaway Four, plus local geeky ska punk from The Wavebirds.

When: July 20, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: LanaLou’s – 362 Powell Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $10

The Brick Bar – Vancouver

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Brick Bar/Facebook

What: The Brick Bar, the first bar of its kind, is happening at The Anza Club. The bar will consist of over one million blocks, and will feature sculptures made completely from LEGO bricks. When you stop in, you’ll be able to partake in building competitions (for prizes), a table tennis competition (played on a LEGO built table with over 22,000 bricks), and so much more. There will also be an Instagram-worthy menu, with a “Brick Burger” and cocktails.

In addition to the pre-made sculptures, you’ll be able to assemble your own creations too. Plus, there will be local DJs, bartenders, and LEGO-themed eats. Tickets are sold on a first-come-first-serve basis, and extremely limited, so get them while you can.

When: July 19 and 20, 2019
Time: Various timeslots available
Where: The Anza Club, 3 W 8th Ave, Vancouver
Tickets: $15–$20; buy online

Ultimate Car Show 2019

What: Hard Rock Casino is hosting their 5th Annual Ultimate Car Show, in partnership with 360 Fabrication Inc. The free all-ages event features live entertainment throughout the day with the Ultimate Tribute to Bryan Adams, performed by Reckless.

When: July 20, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Hard Rock Casino Vancouver – 2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Well Travelled Walking Tour: Gastown by Herschel Supply Company

What: In partnership with the Vancouver Tour Guys, Herschel Supply is hosting a free walking tour made for explorers, design-lovers, visitors and locals alike. Head to Herschel Supply Gastown store every Saturday at 2 pm this summer to discover the art, architecture and stories that define the historic Gastown neighbourhood.

When: Every Saturday to September 7, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Where: Herschel Supply Gastown – 347 Water St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, Free

Vancouver Whitecaps vs San Jose Earthquakes

What: Vancouver Whitecaps take the field against San Jose Earthquakes in MLS action at BC Place. Plus enjoy hours of fun with your family and friends at The Warmup, the new pregame party held at the Plaza of Nations.

When: July 20, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
Tickets: Online