27 things to do in Vancouver this weekend: July 6 to 8

Jul 3 2018, 7:35 am

Get ready for the weekend with our rundown of 27 things to do in Vancouver on Friday, July 6, Saturday, July 7, and Sunday, July 8! There is FVDED in the Park, Khatsahlano Street Party, and more in store.

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

Friday, July 6, 2018

Harry Styles

Harry Styles is coming to Toronto

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  • What: Harry Styles’ self-titled debut album soared to the top of the charts around the world. The former One Direction singer will be joined by special guest Kacey Musgraves.
  • When: Friday, July 6, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Jono Zalay

  • What: Several years ago Jono Zalay moved from San Diego to Boston to pursue standup. He quickly became a staple in the New England comedy scene, while simultaneously earning his Doctorate in Neuroscience. Jono now splits time between Los Angeles and New York City where he has been featured in Time Out New York and over 30 comedy festivals around the country including Bridgetown, Limestone, and New York Comedy Festival.
  • When: Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Lafflines Comedy Club – 530 Columbia Street, New Westminster
  • Tickets: Online

The Faces We Pass By Every Day

  • What: The Faces We Pass by Every Day Exhibition, in conjunction with Megaphone Magazine, is the inaugural show from emerging artist, Alex Sandvoss. This exhibition of portrait paintings in oil, features some of Vancouver’s most vulnerable people. The exhibition will also donate partial proceeds to the people in the portraits as well as to Megaphone Magazine.
  • When: Friday, July 6, to Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 8 pm daily (Saturday, 12 to 5 pm)
  • Where: VisualSpace – 3352 Dunbar St., Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Beaver Wetland Paddle

Burnaby Lake Regional Park/Metro Vancouver

  • What: Join a leisurely paddle to the headwater of the Brunette River. Enjoy the sunset and watch for beavers and other wildlife.
  • When: Friday, July 6, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park
  • Price: $21.25 per youth/adult/adult 65+. Registration required: 604-432-6359

10 Year Biltmore Birthday Bash

  • What: An epic all-night birthday bash featuring performances by members of some of Vancouver’s most influential bands, including The Zolas, Jo Passed, Fake Shark, and more. Then dance the night away with an epic dance party.
  • When: Friday, July 6, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10-$15

FVDED in the Park 2018

  • What: FVDED in the Park is returning to Holland Park this summer for the festival’s fourth straight year. This year, Blueprint and Live Nation Canada have signed on Future, Kygo, Kaskade, Ferg, Kehlani, and many more artists over the two-day high energy festival. FVDED in the Park 2018 is expected to draw over 40,000 festival-goers over the two days in Surrey.
  • When: Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Holland Park – 13428 Old Yale Road, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online

Outdoor Movie Nights in Cloverdale

  • What: Bring your snacks, blankets and chairs and enjoy Cloverdale’s Outdoor Movie Series. Outdoor movies will run weather permitting. Please call 604-598-7960 ahead of time to confirm if the movie is still happening.
  • When: Every Friday from Friday, July 6 to Friday, August 24, 2018
  • Time: Activities start at 8 pm, Movie starts at dusk
  • Where: Various locations
  • Admission: Free

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Carnaval del Sol 2018

  • What: The biggest Latin American festival in the Pacific Northwest returns to Vancouver this July. The 10th annual Carnaval Del Sol is a two-day celebration of Latin American Culture. The event features live music, art, dance, sports, and poetry. Over 400 artists from different Latin American countries will attend the festival as well this year.
  • When: Saturday, July 7 to Sunday, July 8, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 10 pm
  • Where: Concord Pacific Place, Vancouver
  • Admission: $2 by donation for adults, and it’s free for seniors and children 12 and under. A $10 Super Pass is also offered.

Khatsahlano Street Party 2018

  • What: The free annual festival will take over 10 blocks along Kitsilano’s 4th Avenue between Burrard Street and Macdonald Street. This year features headliners Bif Naked, Frazey Ford, and Slow. As usual, local restaurants, and stores along 4th Avenue will be holding sales and giveaways, as well as providing samples and games on the street for everyone to enjoy. For the first time in the festival’s history, this year’s lineup will feature gender parity.
  • When: Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 9 pm
  • Where: Along 4th Avenue between Burrard Street and MacDonald Street
  • Admission: Free

Tanabata & Flea Market

  • What: The annual Tanabata Children Festival brings colour to the Nikkei Centre on July 7. Learn how to make your wishes on tanzaku and enjoy Tanabata to the fullest. The event also includes food vendors, carnival games and a flea market.
  • When: Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre – 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

Krause Berry Farms 5th Annual Butterfly Release


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  • What: The 5th Annual Butterfly Release & Fundraiser is returning to the Krause Berry Farms and Estate Winery in Langley this summer. The annual fundraiser brings in hundreds of guests every year who join the celebration at the beautiful gardens onsite. On the day of the event, 400 Painted Lady Butterflies will take flight for the very first time, in an eclectic display of colour. The butterflies are released symbolically, in memory and honour of loved ones, by participants of all ages.
  • When: Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Time: 12:30 to 3 pm
  • Where: Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery – 6179 – 248th St., Langley
  • Tickets: No admission required, butterflies can be purchased online.

Robes Comedy

  • What: Robes is a comedy duo made up of Jenny Rubé & Ronald Dario. The show features sketch comedy, a musical collaboration with Geoff Walter, and improv with special guest Nima Gholamipour.
  • When: Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 E 26 Ave, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $8

Maillardville Walking Tour & Tea with Maurice Guibord – Historic Places Day

  • What: In celebration of Historic Places Day, take a guided and engaging tour through historic Maillardville as you learn about the rich history of this neighbourhood. Let local historian and President of the Historical Francophone Society of BC, Maurice Guibord, lead you through Maillardville as he recounts the tales of the French-Canadian pioneers.
  • When: 
  • Time: 10 am to 1 pm
  • Where: Coquitlam Heritage – 1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online, $5

Summer Arts Festival

  • What: Burnaby Art Council’s outdoor festival at Deer Lake Gallery is a fun and engaging event with a painting competition, kids workshop, artisan market, live music and entertainment, and more.
  • When: Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Deer Lake Gallery – 6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online, free

Richmond Community Day

  • What: A fun family-friendly environment to encourage face-to-face contact and real conversations between neighbours. The event will have local non-profit organizations revealing the various needs of the community and providing space and opportunity for our Musqueam neighbours to educate all of us on the importance of being good stewards of the land. Activities include a sidewalk chalk drawing competition, bouncy castle, live music, magic show, beach volleyball, refreshments, and more.
  • When: Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Time: 5 to 8 pm
  • Where: Richmond Olympic Oval – 6111 River Road, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Bridgeview Community Festival

  • What: A celebration of the people and families residing in the Bridgeview Community. Have your personal or group portrait created by a professional caricature artist, Ted Couling, or a balloon creation crafted by the Go Bonkers Team. Participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities presented by our many exhibitors, and enjoy live stage performances by Norma McKnight and Merlin the Wizard. The Bridgeview Community Centre staff will also be providing a barbeque while supplies last.
  • When: Saturday, July 7, 2018 
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Bridgeview Community Centre – 11475 126a St, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Chicago Fire

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Image: Vancouver Whitecaps FC / Twitter

  • What: Vancouver Whitecaps take on the Chicago Fire at BC Place.
  • When: Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Commercial Drive Car-Free Day Festival 2018

  • 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

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra/Facebook

  • 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

Lego Flag


  • 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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