10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, June 15

Jun 13 2019, 2:05 am

The temperature is rising and hot events can be found all over Vancouver this Saturday! Check out Langara College Community Day, BC Lions, and these 10 events happening on July 15.

Enjoy, Vancouver!

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

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Langara College Community Day presented by RBC Royal Bank

What: A community-wide celebration, the day is part of the College’s Beyond 49 campaign, an 18-month long celebration of their 49th anniversary on West 49th Avenue. Held on Saturday, June 15 from 11 am till 5 pm on Langara College’s main campus in Vancouver, the event will also feature live demonstrations, a kids zone, activities from Langara departments, prizes, and so much more

Local Canadian rock legends 54-40 will headline the main stage with support from folk/pop singer-songwriter and CBC Searchlight Winner Desirée Dawson and other local bands, while musical production Rockin’ Robin will feature alongside fellow family-friendly performers on the Intercultural Stage.

When: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Langara College — 100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver
Admission: Free — RSVP online

Car-Free Day: West End

What: Vancouver’s ever-popular Car Free Day is returning for another summer in several of the city’s most popular neighbourhoods. Enjoy community booths, food trucks, live entertainment and more. As per usual, attendance to the three events are free, and visitors are encouraged to walk, cycle, or transit to get to the festivities.

When: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 12 pm to 7 pm
Where: Denman Street between Robson Street and Davie Street
Admission: Free

5X Block Party

5X Block Party / Photo courtesy of 5X Festival

What: 5X Fest’s flagship event and free Block Party in central Surrey. Featuring a mind-bending array of performers, both local and international, who defy the limitations of what it is to be South Asian. Some of the biggest headliners in the world meet the next generation of future headliners you haven’t even heard yet, including Sidhu Moose Wala, Mickey Singh, Raja Kumari, Jaz Dhami, Intense, MTooray, Apogee, Impact, and Arsenal. 5X Block Party is hosted in collaboration with Decibel Entertainment

When: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 3 to 9 pm
Location: Central City Plaza – 13450 102 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free


What: ASAP Rocky and Rae Sremmurd will be headlining the all hip-hop festival, which returns to the PNE Amphitheatre on June 15 and 16. Joining the headliners this summer are Lil Baby, Gunna, Rich the Kid, Lil Skies, Ybn Cordae, Saweetie, Night Lovell, Yung Tory, Lil Berete, Illyminiachi, Ninetyfour, Angst, and Anklegod.

This year’s festival is an all-ages event. Attractions include a VIP section, a food truck area, 19+ bars, and an alcohol-free zone. According to organizers, festival tickets will also include access to Playland.

When: Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: Doors 2 pm, show 3 pm
Where: PNE Amphitheatre – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Gathering Festival Celebration in the Park

What: The Gathering Festival wraps up with the Celebration in the Park on June 15. Enjoy music and food, art alley, crafts and activities, kids corner, prizes and more. Then sing and dance along to live music by Odds, Big Easy Funk Ensemble, Gary Comeau & the Voodoo All Stars, and more.

When: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 10 am to 8 pm
Where: Emery Barnes Park – Davie Street & Seymour Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

41st Annual Pacific Rim Kite Festival

What: Join the British Columbia Kitefliers Association for two days of kite flying at Garry Point Park in Richmond. Enjoy individual and team kite demonstrations, Rokkaku kite battles, teddy bear and candy drops, kite flying demonstrations, and more. Children can make their own kite at the Children’s Kite Making Workshop. Rain or shine.

When: Saturday, June 15 to Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Garry Point Park – 12011 Seventh Ave, Richmond
Admission: Free

Burnaby Chalk Art Experience

What: Watch local and international street painters create masterful chalk art as they transform the pavement into a colourful gallery. Also featuring live musical performances throughout the day. Rain or Shine.

When: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex – 6550 Bonsor Ave, Burnaby
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 from June 15 to September 7, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Where: Herschel Supply Gastown – 347 Water St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, Free

Surrey Fest Downtown 2019

What: The annual Surrey Fest Downtown promotes and celebrates community pride through a day of fun and entertainment for all ages while providing a venue for groups and organizations to inform the community of their services. There is always something new or different for pre-schoolers, children, youth, adults and seniors at the festival. As many as 4,000 people visit the festival each year to view the exhibits and enjoy food and live entertainment.

When: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
WhereHolland Park – 13428 Old Yale Rd, Surrey
Admission: Free

Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival 2019 – Langley

What: The Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival is back for its sixth year featuring delicious grub-on-wheels, drinks, and more. This year brings drool-worthy events from the Fraser Valley Food Truck Association, each featuring 28 trucks to enjoy.

When: June 15, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: 25th Annual Langley City Day, Douglas Park
Admission: Free

Red Truck Beer’s 2019 Truck Stop Concert Series

Red Truck Beer concert series

Photo courtesy Red Truck Beer

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. June 15 is headlined by Current Swell alongside Dirty Radio, Old Soul Rebel, and more. July 20 is headlined by Devin Dawson alongside Becca Hess, The Matinee, and more.

When: June 15 and July 20, 2019
Time: Concerts start at 4 pm
Where: 295 E 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

BC Lions vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers

What: The BC Lions face off against Winnipeg Blue Bombers on June 15 at BC Place.

When: June 15, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, 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 15, June 22 and June 29, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Capilano Mall – 935 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Admission: Free

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