10 things to do in Vancouver: Saturday, June 23

Jun 21 2018, 6:12 pm

Kick off your weekend with one of these 10 great events happening in Vancouver today, Saturday, June 23. Enjoy Strathcona Street Party, Dinner In The Sky, and more.

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

Strathcona Street Party with Vancouver Mural Festival

  • What: Hosted and produced by Create Vancouver Society and Made in Strathcona, the event will showcase some of the coolest local businesses, community groups, and artists in the neighbourhood. The family-friendly event will feature live music, food trucks, art, and a craft beer garden from the Vancouver Craft Beer Week (VCBW). Other highlights include an “Oasis Lounge” by Public Disco, Turntable lessons for kids, and live dance battles by Vancouver Street Dance Festival. The event will also showcase the unveiling of four new murals which have been produced by the team at Vancouver Mural Festival.
  • When: Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 8 pm
  • Where: 877 East Cordova and Campbell Street
  • Admission: Free

Strange Fellows Brewing Midsummer BBQ

  • What: As the sun sets on the longest day of the year, people feast, dance, and light bonfires to celebrate the sun’s triumph over darkness. Strange Fellows Brewing’s mid-summer barbecue will be the ideal place to spend a summer night with friends. Corey Curtis will be there to serenade guests with sweet summer tunes, and you can get a burger and a beer for $15.
  • When: Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • Time: 4 to 7 pm
  • Where: Strange Fellows Brewing — 1345 Clark Drive, Vancouver
  • Price: $15

Dash Berlin

  • What: Dash Berlin returns to Vancouver for the Legend of the Feels tour.
  • When: Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • Time: 10 pm
  • Where: Harbour Event Centre – 750 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $45-$70

Coquitlam in Bloom Day

  • What: Join the City of Coquitlam’s Parks team for a drop-in, fun-filled experience that includes activities and displays for the whole family. You also won’t want to miss out on the very popular Tractor Dance.
  • When: Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Mundy Park – 641 Hillcrest St, Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition 2018


Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

  • What: The Titanic: Artifact Exhibition has been designed to focus on the real, authentic human stories of those who boarded the Titanic and bringing those tales back to life. To help recreate the memories of the passengers, more than 120 authentic pieces from the vessel will be present, as well as extensive re-creations of rooms on the ship.
  • When: Saturday, June 23, 2018, to Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Where: Lipont Place – 4211 No. 3 Road, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $17.95

Newfoundland Kitchen Party

  • What: Experience a traditional East Coast style lobster dinner without leaving the West Coast. Traditional maritime music will be performed by the band New Fish. Beers from local breweries will be available for purchase and coolers for those that do not like beer. There will also be hot dog dinners for guests that do not want a lobster.
  • When: Saturday, June 23
  • Time: 4 to 8 pm
  • Where: Port Moody Station Museum – 2734 Murray St., Port Moody,
  • Tickets: Lobster Dinner $35, Hot Dog Dinner$ 15. Available for purchase at the museum with cash or cheque only

Dinner in the Sky North Vancouver 2018

Dinner in the Sky

Dinner in the Sky Canada/Westcoast Sightseeing

  • What: Dinner in the Sky North Vancouver will present brunch, lunch, and dinner offerings from 415 West Esplanade.The North Vancouver waterfront location will provide a stunning panorama view of the ocean, mountain, and city, and is the first of several other locations to soon be announced. Curating the dinners is BC-born chef Ned Bell, known for his several appearances on celebrity cooking shows and his role as a sustainable seafood ambassador.
  • When: Saturday, June 23 to Sunday, July 29, 2018, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: 415 West Esplanade, North Vancouver
  • Tickets: Available online starting at $149

BullDog Racing Weekend at Hastings Racecourse

  • What: Racing isn’t just for horses, and Hastings Racecourse wants to make that abundantly clear with the return of The Dogs Days of Summer. This year, they’re adding bold and beautiful bulldogs to the mix, and you will not regret seeing them run. Dog racing season kicks off on Saturday, June 23, when you can watch the adorable bulldogs (specifically, purebred English/British bulldogs) run the track between each horse race. The races start at 1:50 pm and admission is free!
  • When: 
  • Time: First live horse race starts at 1:50 pm. Dog races will occur between horse races.
  • Where: Hastings Racecourse, 188 N Renfrew St, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Port Moody Community Fair

  • What: Featuring rides, entertainment, and information booths for people to visit. There will also be Science World demos, the Fun GymBus (a kids’ gym on wheels), a firefighter booth complete with a fire truck, a police booth with a patrol car, and the chance to win a summer gift basket from the City of Port Moody.
  • When: Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Civic Centre – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
  • Admission: Free

Babes Who Brunch

  • What: Babes Who Brunch is real talk for real women, over brunch. Whether you come for the bubbles, the brunch or to hear from an incredible lady boss, it doesn’t matter. All are celebrated, all are welcome and all will leave feeling empowered through the connection and community built at this signature ACE event.
  • When: Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 1 pm
  • Where: per se Social Corner – 891 Homer St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $51.55; buy online
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