10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, June 1

May 28 2019, 5:02 am

First Saturday of June and we are ready for fun! Here are 10 events to check out on June 2 in Vancouver, including NOSH FoodieFest, HypeCity 5, and more.

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

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HypeCity 5

What: The Vancouver Sneakerheads Group (VSG) and Vancouver Streetwear Community (VSC) present HypeCity 5, one of Canada’s largest sneaker and streetwear conventions with more than 70 vendors, stemming from Metro Vancouver, Alberta, Seattle and Portland, and Eastern Canada. Visitors can expect a wide range of sneakers and streetwear apparel and some of the most coveted brands in the game, including Jordan, Nike, Yeezy, Supreme, and Off-White, to name a few. Some of Vancouver’s largest sneaker and streetwear retailers will be at the event as well, including names like Bred, Heatvault, #NFS, Stay Fresh, Dipt, and Hotbox. The day will also feature Super Smash Bros Ultimate tournaments throughout the day.

When: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: 12 to 6 pm (11 am for VIP)
Where: The Vancouver Convention Centre – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Walk for Arthritis

Participants celebrate at the end of the 2018 Walk for Arthritis In Vancouver/Arthritis Society

What: Since its inception, the Walk for Arthritis has raised more than $11 million to help fund world-class research into the disease. It has also provided one million Canadians with access to information and support programs in their local communities.

When: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: 10 am
Where: Village Plaza — 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver (as well as locations in Victoria, Kelowna, Kamloops, and Parksville)
To register or donate: Visit walkforarthritis.ca

Billie Eilish

What: Los Angeles music sensation Billie Eilish brings her When We All Fall Asleep World Tour to Vancouver with special guest Finneas.

When: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: Doors 6 pm, show 7 pm
Where: PNE Amphitheatre – 2901 E Hastings St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

NOSH Foodie Fest

What: NOSH Foodie Fest is a weekly, food-centric event taking place in the parking lot at Capilano Mall every Saturday in June. This free to attend event centred around food truck-hopping will tempt one’s taste buds, fill one’s belly, and no doubt put all foodies into a legit food coma. Rounding out the tantalizing event menu will be other activities including the “PB & Jam” DJ Booth and “There’s A Little Something On Your Face” Face Painting Station.

When: June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22 and June 29, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Capilano Mall – 935 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Admission: Free

Lazuli Bunting Walk

What: ​Search for migratory birds including spectacular Lazuli Buntings on a guided birding walk.  Bring binoculars if you own them. Presented by Colony Farm Park Association, for all ages.

When: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: 9 am to 11 am
Where: Colony Farm Regional Park – Meet in front of community gardens, end of Colony Farm Road, Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Public Disco Laneway Series 2019

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Crowd outdoors/Public Disco

What: Vancouver’s Public Disco pop-up events will make its return this summer, transforming outdoor spaces into daytime dance parties. The 2019 Laneway Series is an all-ages summer concert series in partnership with Creative BC, Downtown Vancouver, FACTOR, and Granville Island Brewing. The Disco will be most similar to past events held by the group, showcasing feel-good music from up-and-coming artists and curated dance performances. The Laneway Cabaret will feature live music acts ranging from folk to hip hop, with DJs throughout the day.

When: June 1, July 6, August 10, August 31, and September 29, 2019
Time: Hours vary based on date
Where: Alley Oop (June 1, July 6 and August 31), Mt. Pleasant (August 10), and the Flats (September 29)
Admission: Free of charge

All You Can Eat Laundry

What: A comedy variety show hosted by Maddy Kelly. It’s Maddy’s birthday, and she’s celebrating by throwing a party for the whole audience. Plus another episode of the AYCEL sitcom, Popcorn for Dinner.

When: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: Doors 10 pm, show 10:30 pm
Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Hats Off Day

What: A big street party by Burnaby Heights merchants to celebrate the community and their customers. Enjoy music, food, kids activities, a show and shine, and more.

When: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 4 pm
Where: Hastings Street, from Boundary Road to Gamma Avenue
Admission: Free

Doors Open Richmond

What: The 12th installment of Doors Open Richmond is a weekend-long, city-wide public celebration of heritage, culture, and the arts. Forty sites with an eclectic and exciting blend of destinations will open their doors and offer culturally rich and inclusive experiences for free. These destinations include heritage sites, museums, places of worship, green spaces, specialty business, art galleries, and artist studios.

When: Saturday, June 1 to Sunday, June 2, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Various locations around Richmond
Admission: Free

Vallea Lumina

What: Vallea Lumina the interactive experience is presented by Montreal-based entertainment studio, Moment Factory and Whistler’s very own “The Adventure Group.” Through the use of emotive lights, video, soundscape, and scenography, guests are “transported” to another world with opportunities to touch, play, and explore their new environment.

When: Weekend operations on June 1 and June 2, 2019, and nightly operations begin June 7, 2019
Time: Shows begin at sundown
Where: Cougar Mountain, free shuttles from Whistler Village
Tickets: Online, Adults: $39.99, Kids $34.99

5K Foam Fest Surrey

What: The 5K Foam Fest boasts 22 of some of the best and most exciting obstacles in the world including the world’s largest inflatable waterslide, slip and slides, mucky mud pits, and 2.5 million cubic feet of foam. This year, the event takes place in Surrey, and foamy runners will get to enjoy live DJs and a vendor village. The family fun event supports the Make A Wish Foundation.

When: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Where: Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition, Surrey
Tickets: Register online, $45 to $64.99