10 things to do in Vancouver: Sunday, July 8

Jul 4 2018, 1:20 am

Get your Sunday Funday started with our list of 10 fun events around Vancouver today, Sunday, July 8. Check out Symphony in the Park, Commercial Drive Car-Free Day, and more.

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

Commercial Drive Car-Free Day Festival 2018

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  • What: Commercial Drive Car-Free Day Festival stretches across 15 blocks, and features amazing local artisans, musicians, community activities, delicious food, tons of entertainment, and activities for all ages.
  • When: Sunday, July 8, 2018
  • Time: 12 pm to 7 pm
  • Where: Venables to North Grandview on Commercial Drive
  • Admission: Free

Sunday Afternoon Salsa at Robson Square 2018

  • What: Now in its 12th year, Sunday Afternoon Salsa at Robson Square is an annual series of free, outdoor salsa dances held at Robson Square in downtown Vancouver during the summer months of July and August. Try the beginner dance lessons at 3 pm and 7 pm, watch the performances at 5 pm, or check out the social dancing throughout the afternoon.
  • When: Every Sunday from July 8 to August 26, 2018
  • Time: 3 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Where: Robson Square – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Music in the Square

  • What: Music in the Square features the finest professional musicians from across Metro Vancouver, playing a variety of genres including jazz, pop, rock, blues, folk, world fusion, and contemporary. This is a rain or shine event.
  • When: Every Sunday from July 8 to August 26, 2018 (no performance on August 19)
  • Time: 2 to 4 pm
  • Where: Gathering Place – 200 – 2253 Leigh Square Place, Port Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

Symphony in the Park 2018

  • What: A free, annual outdoor concert held every summer at the Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park. The concert is a fantastic opportunity to hear an evening of live music performed by some of Vancouver’s most talented musicians.
  • When: Sunday, July 8, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Deer Lake Park – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

Brunch Affair

  • What: Taking place in North Vancouver’s Shipyards and Pipe Shop, this year’s celebration will feature brunch and breakfast eats from local chefs and restaurants, music from local bands, and Bud Light Radlers, naturally. Expect purveyors like Cabrito Tapas, Johnny Can’t Surf, and The Very Good Butchers to name a few.
  • When: Saturday, July 7 to Sunday, July 8, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: North Vancouver Shipyards and Pipe Shop – 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
  • Admission: $5, and after that tokens can be purchased and exchanged for food and beverages

Skinny Legends: An Evening with Stacy Layne Matthews

  • What: A magical evening of drag and community starring Stacy Layne Matthews aka The Henny, a standout contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 3. Joining Stacy onstage are Rose Butch, Maiden China (Kendell Yan), Karmella Barr, Kebby, Anne Xiety, Jerrilynn Spears (Cam Dienstbier), Lamè (Tyler Korst-MacDonald), Delica Cee, Shanda Leer, and host Dust.
  • When: Sunday, July 8, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: London Pub – 700 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20-$45

Summer Sundays: Free Blues, Soul, Funk, R&B and Reggae Concerts

  • What: Celebrate the new exhibitions by Fraser Valley Potters Guild, Elmira Habibullah, and Yandy Chau.
  • When: Every Sunday from July 8 to September 2, 2018
  • Time: 2 pm
  • Where: Rocky Point Park – 2800 block Murray Street, Port Moody
  • Admission: Free

Campagnolo Roma Southern BBQ Pop-Up

  • What: Campagnolo Roma’s second barbecue party features the restaurant roasting a whole hog, briskets, links, and Southern-inspired sides. You can also expect some good tunes and good beers.
  • When: Sunday, July 8, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 9 pm
  • Where: Campagnolo Roma — 2297 East Hastings, Vancouver
  • More Info: Online

Tsawwassen Mills Lego Block Party

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  • What: Tsawwassen Mills’ LEGO Block Party spans 10 days of interactive play and inspiring displays of LEGO engineering. There will be a huge play space to forge your own creations and even a safe matted area equipped with bigger LEGO blocks designed for curious toddlers. There will be no shortage of inspiration for your own creations as this block party is immersed in impressive LEGO models from LEGO Canada and other creations from local LEGO clubs. Plus, kids can participate in mini-building contests on weekends, for fun LEGO giveaways.
  • When: Now to Sunday, July 8, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 6 pm daily
  • Where: Tsawwassen Mills Promo Court, Entry 3
  • Cost: Free

Goat Yoga at Maplewood Farms

  • What: Maplewood Farms will be hosting 9 am weekend goat yoga classes taught by Kelli Sroka. Classes will take place on a grassy paddock. Guests should bring their own yoga mats and don’t wear designer gear as it’s going to get a bit muddy with the grass and goats. Selfies with the goats are encouraged so get ready to strike a pose. And if you need some new threads for those photos, goat yoga t-shirts are available to purchase online.
  • When: Every weekend until Sunday, October 28, 2018
  • Time: 9 to 10 am. Arrive for classes at least 30 minutes early.
  • Where: Maplewood Farms, 405 Seymour River Place North Vancouver
  • Register: Online, $30 for participants over 18

Top Calves Canada x S01 E01

  • What: Chef Mark Singson from Top Chef Canada is having a dinner party, and you’re invited. The four-part bi-weekly dinner series called ‘Top Calves Canada’ kicks off on July 8 from 6 to 9 pm. Each evening will feature a different menu, but all of the dinners will offer ‘cheeky snacks,’ bread and condiments, a six-course dinner, and a special treat to take home. There will also be a cash bar available.
  • When: Sunday, July 8, 2018
  • When: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Nemesis Coffee – 302 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $116, buy online
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