10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, July 7

Jul 2 2019, 12:33 am

Keep the weekend fun going with our list of 10 great events happening in Vancouver today, July 7. Car-Free Day, Greek Summerfest, and more.

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

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Car-Free Day: Commercial Drive

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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 is free and visitors are encouraged to walk, cycle, or transit to get to the festivities.

When: Sunday, July 7, 2019
Time: 12 pm to 7 pm
Where: Commercial Drive between Grandview and Venables (Commercial Drive)
Admission: Free

Silk Road Festival

What: The two-day outdoor multicultural festival features cultures and exchanges between East and West on the world’s famed historic trade routes through arts, food, travel, and technology.

When: Now to July 7, 2019
Time: 11 am to 8 pm
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza Šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk – 850 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Kanaka Creek Watershed Stewardship Centre Open Houses: Daytime Celestial Observing

What: ​Check out displays and presentations while touring indoor and outdoor learning spaces, including the Bell-Irving Hatchery, ‘Roof to Creek’ stormwater management system and wetlands. Then examine outer space during the day using solar telescopes. Presented with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. All ages are welcome.

When: July 7, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park – Meet at 11450 256th St, Maple Ridge
Admission: Free

Tanabata & Flea Market

What: The annual Tanabata Matsuri is the Japanese Star Festival that takes place at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre. Stop by and write a wish on a tanzaku. There will be Japanese movies, a Japanese Book Sale, festival food, and also fun-filled kids activities.

When: Now to July  7, 2019
Time: 12 to 6 pm
Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre – 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Summer Sundays: Russell Marsland, Lovestruck and The Legendary R&B All-Stars

What: Enjoy free concerts every Sunday at Rocky Point Park. Performers on July 7 includes Russell Marsland, Lovestruck, and The Legendary R&B All-Stars.

When: July 7, 2019
Time: 2 pm and 4:30 pm
Where: Rocky Point Park – 2800 block Murray Street, Port Moody
Admission: Free, donations accepted

2019 Greek Summerfest on Boundary

What: Come enjoy authentic Greek food and live a day the Greek way. Experience local music and dance groups on the outdoor stage while eating your favourite Greek dishes.

When: Now until July 14, 2019
Time: Open at 12 pm (Thursday to Sunday), Open at 4 pm (Monday to Wednesday)
Where: 4541 Boundary Road, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Robson Square Salsa 2019

What: Whether you’re a beginner or Salsa pro, these afternoons will definitely spice up your summer. 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 from July 7 to 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

Vancouver Canadians vs Everett Aquasox

What: Vancouver Canadians take on the Everett Aquasox at Nat Bailey Stadium.

When: July 7 to 9, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium – 4601 Ontario St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The Really Gay History Tour

What: Venture into Vancouver’s LGBTQ2+ history this Pride season on the Really Gay History Tour from Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours. You’ll visit the sites of bookstore bombings, police raids, Imperial Court coronations, the “Kiss-Ins” of Granville Street, and the gayest beer parlour in town.

When: Every Sunday
Time: 2 pm
Where: Starts outside of Vancouver City Centre Skytrain Station, finishes in the Davie Street Village.
Tickets: Online

Symphony at Sunset 2019

What: The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Vancouver Park Board are hosting the second annual Symphony at Sunset on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Conducted by VSO Music Director Otto Tausk, Symphony at Sunset includes something for everyone, from classical favourites to film score hits like West Side Story and Romeo and Juliet.

There will be food trucks on site for the event, and the public is encouraged to bring a picnic, a blanket and to make an evening of it at Sunset Beach Park. More than 14,000 people are estimated to attend the outdoor festivities. Concertgoers are also asked to bring low chairs so as not to obstruct the view of other audience members.

When: Sunday, July 7, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Sunset Beach Park, Vancouver
Admission: Free

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