10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, July 28

Jul 23 2018, 5:36 pm

Honda Celebration of Light, Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest, and more. Pack your Saturday with these 10 things to do around Vancouver today, July 28.

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

Honda Celebration of Light 2018 – South Africa

Honda Celebration of Light/Jonathan Evans

  • What: English Bay in downtown Vancouver will once again be showered with fireworks for three nights this summer, as the 2018 Honda Celebration of Light fireworks competition returns to the city. South Africa lights up the sky on July 28, and will incorporate the theme of “Love” into their fireworks display and musical accompaniment. Plus enjoy live music during Z Fest and at the Park Stage at Second Beach.
  • When: Saturday, July 28, 2018
  • Time: 10 pm to 10:25 pm (25-minute duration each night). Rain or shine. Music simulcast on radio station LG 104.3 FM.
  • Where: English Bay, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free. Reserved seating on sale through the festival’s website.

Farmstead History Tour

  • What: Stroll the Annand/Rowlatt Farmstead in a unique natural setting. Learn about the evolution of farm equipment used before Campbell Valley became a park. Presented with BC Farm Museum and Langley Heritage Society
  • When: Saturday, July 28, 2018
  • Time: 1:45 to 3:15 pm
  • Where: Campbell Valley Regional Park, Langley
  • Admission: Free

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Minnesota United FC

  • What: Vancouver Whitecaps face off with Minnesota United FC at BC Place.
  • When: Saturday, July 28, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Babelle Theatre’s This, Here

  • What: Alison (Olivia Hutt) and Maddie (Sara Vickruck) are at crossroads. The Toronto couple has been indecisive for months now. Alison, a disenchanted actress, isn’t sure whether she wants to continue in the profession, while Maddie, an entrepreneur, is on the verge of selling the catering business she’s worked five years to build. This, Here asks big questions about what it means to live, whether or not we can be saved by work, and how we carry our loved ones through hard times.
  • When: Now to Saturday, July 28, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: The Cultch’s Culture Lab – 1895 Venables St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20-$30

Brewery & The Beast Vancouver

Brewery & The Beast Van


  • What: This one of a kind, ultra-meaty outdoor culinary experience features chefs cooking up locally-sourced products and ingredients, and aims to educate guests about becoming a conscientious consumer and buying local – all while filling their stomachs with a ton of high-quality grub.
  • When: Sunday, July 28, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 4 pm
  • Where: Concord Pacific Lot, 88 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Fuggles & Warlock Pig Roast Beer Dinner at Mamie Taylor’s

  • What: This event combines Mamie Taylor’s legendary pig roast with beer pairings from Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks for an evening of meat-fueled shenanigans.
  • When: Saturday, July 28, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 to 10 pm
  • Where: Mamie Taylor’s – 251 East Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Price: $67; buy online

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

  • What: A musical comedy featuring six of the quirkiest pre-pubescent super geniuses you could possibly imagine. Under the watchful eye of a handful of grown-ups who are barely adult themselves, these kids learn that losing doesn’t make you a loser, and there is more to life than winning.
  • When: Now to Saturday, July 28, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Studio 1398 – 1398 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Barks + Brews Dog Friendly Patio Party

  • What: Brought to you by Jet Pet Resort (aka doggy daycare and boarding), Barks + Brews celebrates Jet Pet’s new Olympic Village location. The event features a pet portrait photographer, activities for our four-legged friends, drinks, music, and a pet adoption centre. The first 100 people who show up will receive a FREE beer and snacks on Jet Pet.
  • When: Saturday, July 28, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 4 pm
  • Where: Red Truck Beer Company – 295 E 1st Avenue, Vancouver

6th annual Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest

  • What: The biggest one-day food truck festival in Canada. Attendees who head to the 6th annual Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest can expect to find a whopping 90 food trucks at this free event. The StrEat Food Tuck Fest also boasts six beer gardens, live music, and a 150-vendor artisan market.
  • When: Saturday, July 28, 2018
  • Time: 4 to 10 pm
  • Where: Columbia Street, New Westminster
  • Admission: Free

Titties for Kitties! A Fundraiser for VOKRA at the Rio Theatre

  • What: A burlesque show entirely dedicated to the feline purr-suasion. Proceeds go to Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA), a volunteer-driven non-profit dedicated to the rescue of cats in the Lower Mainland. Featuring Melody Mangler, Sparkle Plenty, Vixen Von Flex, Trixie Hobbitses and more. Hosted by April O’Peel.
  • When: Saturday, July 28, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: The Rio Theatre 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20
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