10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, July 21

Jul 2 2019, 1:49 am

Make the most of your Sunday with our picks of 10 things to do in Vancouver today, July 22. Check out Picnic in the Park, Surrey Fusion Festival, and more.

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

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Picnic in the Park 2019

What: Picnic in the Park is back in Vancouver, and is being hosted this year by Josh Rimer, Vancouver’s very own Canadian gay role model — who won Mr. Gay Canada 2019. Everyone is welcome at this event, especially families. Attendees can grab a post-event drink at the new Stanley Park Brewing Brewpub, bring a picnic or treat themselves at one of the several amazing food trucks serving up an array of dishes and desserts with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options.

The event will feature music by Westcoast Harmony Chorus and KELLE, as well as drag performances curated by Tuck Entertainment Inc. Activities at Picnic in the Park 2019 include free, outdoor yoga classes at 9:15 am and 11:10 am, relay races, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, watermelon eating contest, giant rainbow parachute, three-legged race, booths with crafts, button making, and so much more.

When: July 21, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Ceperley Park (Adjacent to Second Beach, inside Stanley Park)
Admission: Free

Surrey Fusion Festival 2019

Surrey Fusion Festival

What: Surrey Fusion Festival is celebrating its 12th anniversary this summer. Western Canada’s largest multicultural event is a massive two-day event focused on music, culture, and food. Known for having dozens of pavilions serving up grub from all over the globe, Surrey Fusion Festival is an event you should definitely arrive at hungry.

When: Now until July 21, 2019
Time: 11 am to 10 pm
Where: Holland Park – 13428 Old Yale Road, Surrey
Admission: Free

Edmonds City Fair & Classic Car Show

What: A car lovers dream come true, all happening in Burnaby. Enjoy the street festival with the whole family, with food vendors, live music, petting zoo, and more.

When: July 21, 2019
When: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Edmonds Street from Canada Way to Kingsway
Admission: Free

Robson Square Salsa 2019

What: Enjoy a free dance lesson taught by some of Vancouver’s best salsa instructors. Following the lessons, there is a dance show that features some of Vancouver’s most talented dancers. Plus there is social dancing throughout the afternoon.

When: Every Sunday until August 25, 2019
Time: Lesson starts at 3 pm. Dance show starts at 5 pm
Where: Robson Square – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free, donations accepted

Port Moody Rotary Ribfest 2019

What: The fifth annual celebration of all things BBQ meat will be kicking off on July 19 and running until July 21 at Rocky Point Park.  This three-day event runs from 11 am to 9:30 pm (9 pm on the 21) and will feature seven rib vendors, music, a corn hut, and more. There will also be a family-friendly beer garden with 6oo seats, along with an adults-only beer garden with room for 1,100 thirsty rib-lovers.

When: Now until July 21, 2019
Time: 11 am to 9:30 pm
Where: Rocky Point Park – 2800 Murray Street, Port Moody
More Info: Online

Definitely Dali Exhibition

What: Chali-Rosso Art Gallery’s annual Definitely Dali exhibition is back for the summer. Enjoy original artwork by the great Spanish Surrealist master, every single day until the end of September. Plus visit the monumental Salvador Dali sculptures they have positioned in the two public, outdoor spaces: Dalinian Dancer at the corner of Alberni and Thurlow St., and Space Venus at LOT 19, at the foot of Hornby St. 2 W. Hastings.

When: Daily until the end of September 2019
Time: 10 am to 6 pm (Monday to Saturday), 12 to 5 pm (Sunday), or by appointment: [email protected] or 604 733 3594
Where: Chali-Rosso Art Gallery – 549 Howe Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Big Day BBQ

What: Big Day BBQ events pop up all over Vancouver, but you’ll definitely want to be at this one at Fraser Common Farm in Langley. This day will feature complimentary beverages from Windfall Cider, Powell Brewery, and Dickie’s Ginger Beer and music by Starlight & the Pony. Food up for grabs will include a whole hog, chicken, and brisket. You can also enjoy a farm tour or play a game of corn hole before you down dessert from the Pie Shoppe. All proceeds go towards completing their barn project, which houses the many groups that visit the farm to learn about local food systems.

When: July 21, 2019
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: 1322 256 Street, Langley. There’s also a shuttle bus departing from Vancouver at 1:45 pm
Price: $20 – $90; buy online

Pride Run & Walk 2019

Pride Run & Walk

What: Celebrating its 15th anniversary, Pride Run & Walk is an annual event hosted by the Vancouver Frontrunners, a local LGBTQ2+ running and walking club. Offering a 10 km running course and a 5 km running or walking course, this event has something for everyone, regardless of your abilities.

Having raised over $100,000 since the event’s inception, 100% of the profit and proceeds are donated directly to local community organizations who are making a big difference.

When: July 21, 2019
Time: 8:30 to 11:30 am
Where: Second Beach, Stanley Park
Register: Online

Alberto Giacometti: A Line Through Time

What: This unique exhibition is focused on the art of Alberto Giacometti, renowned in the twentieth century for his sculpture, painting, drawing and design. The exhibition offers a rare opportunity to examine the breadth of his practice and to see Giacometti’s place among his contemporaries in Paris and London in the post-war period.

In addition to Giacometti, featured artists include Francis Bacon, César, Lynn Chadwick, Jean Dubuffet, Jean Fautrier, Elisabeth Frink, Henri Michaux, Eduardo Paolozzi, Isabel Rawsthorne, Man Ray, Germaine Richier, Jean-Paul Riopelle and William Turnbull, among others.

When: Now to Sunday, September 29, 2019
Time: Daily 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesdays until 9 pm, and the first Friday of each month until 9 pm
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Canadians vs Tri-City Dust Devils

What: Vancouver Canadians take on the Tri-City Dust Devils at Nat Bailey Stadium.

When: Now until July 22, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium – 4601 Ontario St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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