10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, June 2

May 28 2019, 5:01 am

Keep your weekend vibes going strong with these 10 fun events happening in Vancouver today, Sunday, June 2. Check out the House of Vans, Heritage House Tour, and more.

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

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House of Vans — Vancouver

Joey Larock/House of Vans

What: You can enjoy skating at a custom indoor skatepark designed in partnership with the skateboard community, listen to live music, check out art installations, join a workshop, play games (ring toss, anyone?), and much more. From May 30 to June 2, Vans will be bringing their legendary House of Vans pop-up to Vancouver — for the first time ever. Taking place at the Harbour Event Centre, the densely-packed, four-day celebration is somewhere that you can let your imagination loose and find creative inspiration around every corner.

When: Now to Sunday, June 2, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Harbour Event Centre — 750 Pacific Boulevard
Admission: Free

The Japan Market Early Summer Fair

What: The Japan Market Early Summer Fair will heavily focus on crafts and Japanese merchandise, plus offer lots of delicious food options. Market-goers can expect even more food vendors, packaged sweets and food, and even Japanese cultural workshops and a live Koto performance.

When: Sunday, June 2, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Robson Square – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
Price: Admission by donation

Soi Dog Canada Mutt March: “Fixin to Save Lives” 

What: The purpose of this fun family 2k or 5k walk is to raise awareness and support for spaying/neutering hundreds of thousands of street dogs and cats, and to raise funds for several spay/neuter programs across Canada and for Soi Dog Foundation in Thailand. There will be fun for the whole family, with lots for the kids to do including games at the “Kids Corner”. Pet service providers on-site with information. Face painting, prizes, food, dog contests, and other pet-centric activities throughout the day.

When: Sunday, June 2, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Garry Point Park – 12011 Seventh Ave, Richmond
Register: Online, $25

2019 Vancouver International Children’s Festival


Vancouver International Children’s Festival / Facebook

What: Head down to Granville Island for the Vancouver International Children’s Festival May 27 to June 2, 2019! Enjoy performances from around the globe for children and families of all ages. Acrobatics, puppetry, theatre, music, and lots of arts activities.

When: Now to Sunday, June 2, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations around Granville Island
Tickets: Online

“What Are You?” – A Comedy Show Featuring Multiethnic Comics

What: A hilarious evening presented by Hapa-palooza Festival featuring some of Vancouver’s most talented multiethnic comedians delivering comedy sets on identity. Hosted by Julie Kim with headliner, Patrick Maliha. Featuring comedians Cory Lupovici, Ashlee Ferral, Savannah Erasmus, Steve Sidi, Desmond Williams, and Erin Offer.

When: Sunday, June 2, 2019
Time: 7 to 9:30 pm
Where: the Kino – 3456 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $10

Pints & Paws

What: An annual pub night in support of the BC SPCA Tri-Cities Education & Adoption Centre, Join fellow animal lovers at Pints & Paws for a great meal and a drink at the John B Neighbourhood Pub in Coquitlam. There will be a silent auction along with fun games and activities. Tickets are $25 each and include your choice of a vegan, veggie or fish burger with fries and a beer, highball or glass of wine plus a chance to take home some wonderful prizes. All proceeds from Pints & Paws support abandoned, neglected or abused animals in the care of the BC SPCA Tri-Cities Education & Adoption Centre.

When: Sunday, June 2, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Moody Ales — 2601 Murray Street, Port Moody, BC
Tickets: Online, $25

Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival 2019 – Coquitlam

What: The Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival is back for its sixth year featuring delicious grub-on-wheels, drinks, and more. This year brings drool-worthy events from the Fraser Valley Food Truck Association, each featuring 28 trucks to enjoy.

When: June 2, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Town Centre Park, Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Richmond Night Market

What: Running from May to October, this wildly popular event is gearing up for another season filled with epic eats and live entertainment. There will be over 100 food vendors and 200 retail stalls this year.

When: Now to October 14, 2019. Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and stat holidays
Time: 7 pm to 12 am (open to 11 am on Sundays after September 2 and stat holidays)
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond (near Bridgeport Station)
Admission: $4.75, children under 8 and seniors over 60 free

Kitsilano Farmers’ Market

What: Check out over 50 farms and producers, food and coffee trucks, and more every week at the Kitsilano Farmers’ Market,

When: Every Sunday until October 20, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Parking lot of Kits Community Centre – 2690 Larch Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

2019 Heritage House Tour

What: Join The Vancouver Heritage Foundation to explore the evolution of Vancouver’s heritage and character homes. The self-guided tour offers a look inside homes across Vancouver, varying in age and style, each with a unique story to tell.

When: Sunday, June 2, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Various locations around Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Writers Fest Book Sale Spectacular

What: Thousands of books from the Vancouver Writers Fest’s archives are being sold, including paperback and hardcover titles from the past 30 years. Pick up your favourite bestsellers, local favourites and award-winners across fiction, nonfiction and YA/youth categories. Books are $5 or four books for $20. Plus enjoy beer, wine and refreshments, scrabble, pop-up shows and more.

When: Sunday, June 2, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Heritage Hall Vancouver – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free