10 things to do in Vancouver: Saturday, June 16

Jun 13 2018, 9:11 pm

Start your Saturday with one of these 10 fun events happening in Vancouver today, June 16. There are the BC Lions, Kevin Hart, Kitty Yoga, and more.

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

BC Lions vs Montreal Alouettes

  • What: BC Lions kick off their 2018 season against Montreal Alouettes at BC Place.
  • When: Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Kevin Hart

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  • What: One of comedy’s biggest stars, Hart has been going non-stop since his career first began. Along with this year’s tour, Hart’s memoir I Can’t Make This Up debuted at Number One on the New York Times Bestseller list and remained there for ten consecutive weeks. Hart voiced a lead character in Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. He also appeared in the Sony reboot of the classic film Jumanji with Dwayne Johnson and Jack Black.
  • When: Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Time: Doors 6 pm, show at 7 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: via LiveNation

Queer Arts Festival

  • What: An annual artist-run multi-disciplinary summer arts festival at the Roundhouse in Vancouver, BC. QAF produces, presents and exhibits with a curatorial vision favouring challenging, thought-provoking work that pushes boundaries and initiates dialogue. Each year, the festival theme ties together a curated visual art exhibition, performing arts series, workshops, artist talks, panels, and media art screenings.
  • When: Saturday, June 16 to Thursday, June 28, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: The Roundhouse – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Surrey Fest Downtown

  • What: Surrey Fest Downtown (originally known as the Whalley Community Festival) 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. As many as 4,000 people visit the festival each year to view the exhibits and enjoy food and live entertainment.
  • When: Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Time: 11 am
  • Where: Holland Park – 13428 Old Yale Rd, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

40th 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 16 to Sunday, June 17, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 5 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 a performance by  Bobs and Lolo. Rain or Shine.
  • When: Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Time: 11 am
  • Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex – 6550 Bonsor Ave, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

Official Shambhala Vancouver Pre Party

Crowds at the Shambhala Music Festival. (Shambhala Music Festival)

  • What: The Official Shambhala Music Festival Pre Party for Vancouver at SUBculture Saturdays. Featuring a lineup of five artists playing this year’s festival: Mat the Alien, Bryx, Def3. Levrige, and Metafloor.
  • When: 
  • Time: 10:30 pm
  • Where: The Red Room – 398 Richards, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

West End Car Free Day 2018

  • What: New for this year, there will be four stages curated by newly-acquired partners. West End has partnered with Blueprint Entertainment, one of the largest lifestyle, concert, and event companies in Canada, as well as WE Arts, a non-profit arts and culture community.
  • When: Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 7 pm
  • Where: Denman Street from Robson to Davie
  • Admission: Free

Wonderful Water Creatures

  • What: Take a close look at the fantastic underwater realm of invertebrates and microbes in a pond and under a microscope.
  • When: Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 4 pm
  • Where:  Campbell Valley Regional Park – meet at the pond – 20285 8th Ave, Langley
  • Admission: Free

Kitten Yoga

  • What: A handful of adorable kittens will be roaming around during your lesson to add some much-needed cuteness and bonus stress relief to your routine. All proceeds from this event will go to VOKRA – Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association.
  • When: Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Time: 2 to 4:30 pm
  • Where: Yoga Spirit and Wellness, 5681 Goring Street, Burnaby
  • Tickets: $50, available online

The Ultimate Sneaker Show Vancouver

  • What: In the market for a new pair of kicks? Dubbed the “premier sneaker event for all sneaker lovers, enthusiasts, and aficionados,” The Ultimate Sneaker Show is set to take over the Vancouver Convention Centre on June 16, 2018.
  • When: Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 6 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre, 999 Canada Place
  • TicketsOnline, $15.75 to $104
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