7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, July 26

Jul 19 2018, 12:10 am

Looking for something new to do today, Thursday, July 26? Check out Waterfront Cinema, VMO Live Symphony Outdoor Concert, and the rest of these seven events happening in Vancouver!

For more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.

Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place – Top Gun

  • What: Each week at dusk, a large inflatable screen will pop up, creating the perfect environment to take in a flick under the stars, all with the North Shore mountains in the background. Feel the need for speed with Top Gun, and keep in mind that this is a family-friendly event so neither smoking nor alcohol are permitted.
  • When: Thursday, July 26, 2018
  • Start time: Dusk
  • Where: North Point of Canada Place
  • Admission: Free

Downtown Farmers’ Market

farmers' market

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  • What: Explore over 30 farms and producers, food and coffee trucks at the weekly Downtown Farmers’ Market
  • When: Every Thursday until Thursday, October 4, 2018
  • Time: 3 to 7 pm
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

YA Summer Rendezvous

  • What: The much anticipated annual Young Associates Rendezvous on the Rooftop is back. On Thursday, July 26, enjoy an exciting evening of art and cocktails on the rooftop while networking with other young professionals and YA members. Immerse yourself within the world of Emily Carr and the forests of the West Coast.
  • When: Thursday, July 26, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Art Gallery, Rooftop Pavilion
  • Admission: Free for YA members, $35 for guests


  • What:A commissioned musical, performed by the students of Gateway Academy’s MainStage Musical Theatre Camp. Infused with creative input from the cast, BLAST OFF! is an exploration in space, growing up and being a kid.
  • When: Thursday, July 26 and Friday, July 27, 2018
  • Times: 7 pm
  • Where: Gateway Theatre – 6500 Gilbert Rd., Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $12

Big Chop Summer Paddle Series

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  • What: Each race is an incredibly fun night of paddling and the Big Chop is open to all levels of paddlers. Choose between the 4 km Little Chop or the 8 km Big Chop and use the boat of your choice – kayak, outrigger, paddle board, surfski, dugout canoe, or rowboat. It just can’t have a motor. Rentals will be available and MEC runs introductory paddle clinics prior to every race.
  • When: Thursday, July 26, Thursday, August 9 and Thursday, August 23, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm race start
  • Where: Vanier Park – 1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver
  • Cost: $15 per race, $20 for the final race. Boat rentals is an additional cost.

5th Annual Free VMO Live Symphony – Outdoor Concert

  • What: A free, family-friendly summer evening of live music inspired by the classics and iconic pop culture. This summer evening event will be performed by the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, led by Maestro Kenneth Hsieh. Seating is first come, first serve, and audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for comfort.
  • When: Thursday, July 26, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Jack Poole Plaza at Burrard Landing
  • Admission: Free

An Evening of One Acts

  • What: The Vagabond Players presents Hidden in this Picture by Aaron Sorkin, and Possible Worlds by John Mighton at the Bernie Legge Theatre.
  • When: Now to Sunday, August 12, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Bernie Legge Theatre – Queen’s Park, New Westminster
  • Tickets: Online
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