15 fantastic things to do in Vancouver this weekend: June 10 to 12

Jun 9 2022, 2:00 pm

Another spring weekend to enjoy in Vancouver! No matter the weather, we’re here to help you have a good time!

Here are 15 events to check out around the city from June 10 to 12. BC Lions, 5X Festival, Car-Free Day Surrey, and more.

5X Festival Blockparty and 5X Festival Reopening Celebration

5X Festival


What: 5X Fest’s flagship event is back on June 11 with a deep dive into Surrey’s art and music scene. Enjoy an amazing array of local and international performers including Jasmine Sandlas, The PropheC, AR Paisley, and more. Tickets include concert access, food trucks, henna, a merchandise area, and even a bouncy castle.

Then stick around in the evening for a free reopening celebration at Holland Park directly after the Blockparty. The event features performances by viral Jalebi-baby sensation Tesher, local super-producer Intense, JUNO Award winner DJ Shub, fan-favourites Delhi 2 Dublin, and other personalities and community heroes

5X Fest Blockparty

When: June 11, 2022
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Holland Park – 13428 Old Yale Road, Surrey
Cost: $40, purchase online. Free for kids 11 years old and under with proof of age and an accompanying adult.

5X Fest Reopening Celebration

When: June 11, 2022
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Holland Park – 13428 Old Yale Road, Surrey
Admission: Free, subject to capacity

NOSH Foodie Fest

What: Capilano Mall’s NOSH Foodie Fest is back for its fourth year and tastiest year ever. This two-day festival of flavour will showcase fabulous foodie delights and experiences. After trying all of the delicious food truck fares, shop the artisanal food market featuring local merchants.

You can even become a foodologist in the Flavour Lab where you can create and indulge in your own cloud beverage, edible balloon, and liquid nitrogen ice cream

When: June 11 and 12, 2022
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: West Parking Lot of Capilano Mall – 935 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Admission: Free

Joe List

What: Joe List has performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, and was featured in Season 2 of the Netflix Series The Stand Ups. The host of the weekly podcast Tuesdays with Stories performs in Vancouver on June 12 at Rickshaw Theatre.

When: June 12, 2022
Time: Doors 6 pm, show 7 pm
Where: Rickshaw Theatre – 254 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $30 plus fees, purchase online

Truck Stop Concert Series

Red Truck Beer concert series

Photo courtesy Red Truck Beer

What: Red Truck Beer Company’s Truck Stop Concert Series will see the brewery located at 295 East 1st Avenue hosting a lineup of diverse local and international talent. On June 11, enjoy performances by headliner Magic Giant as well as The Boom Booms, Tanika Charles, Frankiie the Band & Sweet Soul Gospel Choir.

When: June 11, 2022
Time: 4 to 10 pm
Where: Red Truck Beer Company, 295 E 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Starting at $50 plus fees. Available online

Bard on the Beach

What: Bard on the Beach, one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, the festival offers Shakespeare’s plays, related dramas, and several special events on the BMO Mainstage and the Howard Family Stage from June through September. The lineup this year includes A Midsummer Night’s DreamHarlem Duet, and Romeo and Juliet.

When: June 8 to September 24, 2022
Time: Various times
Where: Vanier Park – 1695 Whyte Avenue, Vancouver
Cost: Various, purchase online

Story Party Vancouver – True Dating Stories

What: At Story Party, you will hear true dating stories from professional storytellers and some brave audience members. Guests are encouraged to share their own hilarious dating tales on confession slips during the show which has played to sold-out audiences in over 65 countries.

When: June 8 to 10, 2022
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 7:45 pm
Where: Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $35, purchase online

BC Lions vs Edmonton Elk with One-Republic pre-game concert

What: BC Lions hold their season opener against the Edmonton Elk on June 11, with Grammy-nominated OneRepublic performing a 30-minute concert before the game.

When: June 11, 2022
Time: 7 pm
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Cost: Various, purchase online

Car-Free Day Surrey 2022

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What: The first Car-Free Day Surrey, hosted by the Newton Business Improvement Association, is a day-long event that will feature live entertainment on multiple stages, an artisan market, vendors, food trucks, and family-friendly programming.

There will be TransLink installations to explore, a beer garden, a family zone, food trucks, and games and activities for guests of all ages. There will also be live entertainment throughout the day and opportunities to check out the local businesses in the area.

When: June 11, 2022
Time: 12 to 8 pm
Where: 137th Street, Surrey
Cost: Free

Kinky Boots

What: Arts Club Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning Kinky Boots, which introduces the audience to Charlie who is struggling to save the men’s shoe factory inherited from his father. A fateful encounter with fabulous drag queen Lola sets off this heartfelt musical that celebrates compassion and acceptance. Featuring music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein.

When: Various dates from June 9 to July 31, 2022
Time: Various times
Where: Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage – 2750 Granville Street, Vancouver
Cost: starting from $43, purchase online

Fraser Valley Bandits vs Hamilton Honey Badgers

What: The Fraser Valley Bandits bring Canadian Elite Basketball League action to the Langley Events Centre. Cheer them on as they face the Hamilton Honey Badgers on June 11.

When: June 11, 2022
Time: 11 am
Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200th Street, Langley
Cost: Various, purchase online

Yellow Fever

What: Presented in the style of a radio play, Yellow Fever by R.A. Shiomi is an award-winning comic mystery set on post-war Powell Street. Follow along as hard-nosed private eye Sam Shikaze investigates the disappearance of the mysterious Cherry Blossom Queen.

When: Now until June 12, 2022
Time: Various showtimes
Where: Firehall Arts Centre – 280 E Cordova Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Various, purchase online

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in concert

Star Wars

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What: The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) has announced the return of its ever-popular Movie Nights at the VSO series. This time around, it’ll be presenting a screening of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, with Oscar-winning composer John Williams’ musical score performed live to the audience by the VSO.

When: June 10 and 11, July 6 and 7, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: The Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Various prices, purchase online

Japan Market Summer Festival 2022

What: The Japan Market Summer Festival 2022 will be taking place at the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza on Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12.

This awesome summer market is especially food-focused this year and will feature six food trucks and 12 other food vendors, and craft and merchandise vendors.

When: June 11 and 12, 2022
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza, 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Starting at $4, purchase online

Jack White – The Supply Chain Issues Tour

What: Jack White, acclaimed musician, songwriter, label owner, and producer, is on his first tour in four years in support of his LPs, Fear of the Dawn and Entering Heaven Alive. White earned two Grammys with The White Stripes for Best Alternative Music Album (Elephant) and Best Rock Song (“7 Nation Army”) in 2004.

Now performing as a solo artist, White has previously appeared in The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, The Death Weather, The Upholsterers, Insane Clown Posse, The GoGoober, and The Peas.

When: June 7, 2022
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Pacific Coliseum – 100 N Renfrew Street, Vancouver
Starting at $65 plus fees, purchase online

Ladner Village Market

What: The Ladner Village Market takes over the heart of Ladner Village on select Sundays in the summertime. Head down to enjoy live music, tons of vendors, and much to see and taste.

When: June 12 and 26; July 10 and 24; August 14 and 28; September 11, 2022
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: 5028 48th Avenue (between Delta and Elliott Streets) in Ladner Village, Delta

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