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27 things to do in Vancouver this weekend: June 14 to 16

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Daniel Chai Jun 14, 2019 5:00 am

The last official weekend of spring is here! Enjoy these 27 events happening in Vancouver on Friday, June 14, Saturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16. Shawn Mendes, 5X Block Party, and more!

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

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Friday, June 14

Shawn Mendes

hawn Mendes at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards held at the Forum in Inglewood, USA on August 27, 2017.

(Tinseltown/Shutterstock)

What: Supporting the release of his self-titled third album, multi-platinum and chart-topping singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes will hit the road in 2019 on a global arena tour.  “Shawn Mendes: The Tour” will mark his third global headline tour, following his sold out 2017 arena trek.

When: Friday, June 14, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Trevor Noah Loud and Clear Tour

What: South African comedian and The Daily Show host Trevor Noah is coming to Vancouver as part of his 28-performance, North America-wide, Loud and Clear Tour. Noah is known around the world for his insightful and authentic take on politics and current events. In 2016, Noah released his first book Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, which became an instant New York Times bestseller.

When: Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 7 pm and 9:30 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Tri-Cities Pride Society Pub Night

What: Tri-Cities Pride facilitates monthly pub nights. Locations rotate between Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. This is a chance to connect with other LGBTQ2+ folks in a safe and inclusive environment.

When: Friday, June 14, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Northpaw Brew Co. – Unit 2150 – 570 Sherling Pl., Port Coquitlam
Admission: Free

The 88th BC Highland Games and Scottish Festival

BC Highland Games and Scottish Festival

Image: BC Highland Games and Scottish Festival / Facebook

What: The 88th annual BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival features a Friday night beer garden with live Celtic music, a kilted/tartan run, and open pro piobaireachd. Then enjoy a full day on Saturday with piping, dancing, caber tossing, live Celtic music, kids activities, artisans, food and the massed pipe bands.

When: Friday, June 14 to Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 5 to 9:30 pm (Friday), 8 am to 9 pm (Saturday)
Where: Lafarge Lake – Town Centre Park, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online, Free for Friday Night, $5-$35 for Saturday. Children under six are free.

The Price is Right Live

What: The live edition of one of North America’s longest-running game shows is coming to Vancouver and you could be their next contestant. This summer, The Price is Right Live will be coming to the River Rock Casino for several live shows. Contestants will get the chance to play games like Plinko, Cliffhangers, The Big Wheel, and the fabulous Showcase. Contestants can win cash, appliances, vacations, and possibly even a new car.

When: Friday, June 14 to Sunday, June 16, 2019
Times: 

  • Friday, June 14 at 8 pm
  • Saturday, June 15 at 2 pm
  • Saturday, June 15 at 8 pm
  • Sunday, June 16 at 2 pm

Where: The River Rock Casino –  8811 River Rd, Richmond
Tickets: Tickets start at $39.50 (plus service charges)

5X Womxn’s Showcase

What: 5X Fest’s effort to address male bias in the music industry, this is a night featuring local female musicians. All genders and sexualities are welcome; people who identify as female will be taking the mic. Performers include Cartel Madras, Lil India, Samica, Kirti Arneja and more. Hosted by Laydy Jams.

When: Friday, June 14, 2019
Time: 7 to 11 pm
Where: The Beaumont Studios – 316 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $10

Vancouver Canadians vs Spokane Indians

What: Vancouver Canadians face off with the Spokane Indians from June 14 to 16 in MIIB action at Scotiabank Field.
When: June 14 to 16, 2019,
Time: Various times
Where: Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium – 4601 Ontario St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Saturday, June 15

Langara College Community Day presented by RBC Royal Bank

What: A community-wide celebration, the day is part of the College’s Beyond 49 campaign, an 18-month long celebration of their 49th anniversary on West 49th Avenue. Held on Saturday, June 15 from 11 am till 5 pm on Langara College’s main campus in Vancouver, the event will also feature live demonstrations, a kids zone, activities from Langara departments, prizes, and so much more

Local Canadian rock legends 54-40 will headline the main stage with support from folk/pop singer-songwriter and CBC Searchlight Winner Desirée Dawson and other local bands, while musical production Rockin’ Robin will feature alongside fellow family-friendly performers on the Intercultural Stage.

When: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Langara College — 100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver
Admission: Free — RSVP online

Car-Free Day: West End

What: Vancouver’s ever-popular Car Free Day is returning for another summer in several of the city’s most popular neighbourhoods. Enjoy community booths, food trucks, live entertainment and more. As per usual, attendance to the three events are free, and visitors are encouraged to walk, cycle, or transit to get to the festivities.

When: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 12 pm to 7 pm
Where: Denman Street between Robson Street and Davie Street
Admission: Free

5X Block Party

5X Block Party / Photo courtesy of 5X Festival

What: 5X Fest’s flagship event and free Block Party in central Surrey. Featuring a mind-bending array of performers, both local and international, who defy the limitations of what it is to be South Asian. Some of the biggest headliners in the world meet the next generation of future headliners you haven’t even heard yet, including Sidhu Moose Wala, Mickey Singh, Raja Kumari, Jaz Dhami, Intense, MTooray, Apogee, Impact, and Arsenal. 5X Block Party is hosted in collaboration with Decibel Entertainment

When: Saturday June 15, 2019
Time: 3 to 9 pm
Location: Central City Plaza – 13450 102 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

BREAKOUT 2019

What: ASAP Rocky and Rae Sremmurd will be headlining the all hip-hop festival, which returns to the PNE Amphitheatre on June 15 and 16. Joining the headliners this summer are Lil Baby, Gunna, Rich the Kid, Lil Skies, Ybn Cordae, Saweetie, Night Lovell, Yung Tory, Lil Berete, Illyminiachi, Ninetyfour, Angst, and Anklegod.

This year’s festival is an all-ages event. Attractions include a VIP section, a food truck area, 19+ bars, and an alcohol-free zone. According to organizers, festival tickets will also include access to Playland.

When: Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: Doors 2 pm, show 3 pm
Where: PNE Amphitheatre – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Gathering Festival Celebration in the Park

What: The Gathering Festival wraps up with the Celebration in the Park on June 15. Enjoy music and food, art alley, crafts and activities, kids corner, prizes and more. Then sing and dance along to live music by Odds, Big Easy Funk Ensemble, Gary Comeau & the Voodoo All Stars, and more.

When: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 10 am to 8 pm
Where: Emery Barnes Park – Davie Street & Seymour Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

41st Annual Pacific Rim Kite Festival

What: Join the British Columbia Kitefliers Association for two days of kite flying at Garry Point Park in Richmond. Enjoy individual and team kite demonstrations, Rokkaku kite battles, teddy bear and candy drops, kite flying demonstrations, and more. Children can make their own kite at the Children’s Kite Making Workshop. Rain or shine.

When: Saturday, June 15 to Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Garry Point Park – 12011 Seventh Ave, Richmond
Admission: Free

Burnaby Chalk Art Experience

What: Watch local and international street painters create masterful chalk art as they transform the pavement into a colourful gallery. Also featuring live musical performances throughout the day. Rain or Shine.

When: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex – 6550 Bonsor Ave, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Well Travelled Walking Tour: Gastown by Herschel Supply Company

What: In partnership with the Vancouver Tour Guys, Herschel Supply is hosting a free walking tour made for explorers, design-lovers, visitors and locals alike. Head to Herschel Supply Gastown store every Saturday at 2 pm this summer to discover the art, architecture and stories that define the historic Gastown neighborhood.

When: Every Saturday from June 15 to September 7, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Where: Herschel Supply Gastown – 347 Water St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, Free

Surrey Fest Downtown 2019

What: The annual Surrey Fest Downtown promotes and celebrates community pride through a day of fun and entertainment for all ages while providing a venue for groups and organizations to inform the community of their services. There is always something new or different for pre-schoolers, children, youth, adults and seniors at the festival. As many as 4,000 people visit the festival each year to view the exhibits and enjoy food and live entertainment.

When: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
WhereHolland Park – 13428 Old Yale Rd, Surrey
Admission: Free

Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival 2019 – Langley

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 15, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: 25th Annual Langley City Day, Douglas Park
Admission: Free

Red Truck Beer’s 2019 Truck Stop Concert Series

Red Truck Beer concert series

Photo courtesy Red Truck Beer

What: These popular events offer attendees killer tunes and, of course, local craft beer from the brewery. Pair this with food trucks and good vibes, and attending these shindigs is a no-brainer. June 15 is headlined by Current Swell alongside Dirty Radio, Old Soul Rebel, and more. July 20 is headlined by Devin Dawson alongside Becca Hess, The Matinee, and more.

When: June 15 and July 20, 2019
Time: Concerts start at 4 pm
Where: 295 E 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

BC Lions vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers

What: The BC Lions face off against Winnipeg Blue Bombers on June 15 at BC Place.

When: June 15, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

NOSH Foodie Fest

What: NOSH Foodie Fest is a weekly, food-centric event taking place in the parking lot at Capilano Mall every Saturday in June. This free to attend event centered around food truck-hopping will tempt one’s taste buds, fill one’s belly, and no doubt put all foodies into a legit food coma. Rounding out the tantalizing event menu will be other activities including the “PB & Jam” DJ Booth and “There’s A Little Something On Your Face” Face Painting Station.

When: June 15, June 22 and June 29, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Capilano Mall – 935 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Admission: Free

Sunday, June 16

Seek the Peak

What: Seek the Peak is back for its 16th year, inviting racers to take on the challenge to climb Grouse Mountain. At this event, racers test their fitness, stamina, and mental strength to raise funds for BC Cancer Foundation’s work towards the fight against breast cancer. This 13 km race starts in Ambleside Park and ends at the peak of Grouse Mountain on Sunday, June 16. The event runs from 8:15 to 11 am.

With the purchase of a ticket, you get a Skyride download with a bib, race bib, spectator ticket, shuttle between Grouse Mountain and Ambleside Park, medal, hydration and food. A celebration and an award ceremony will also be waiting for you across the finish line.

When:  Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 8:15 am
Where: Ambleside Park to Grouse Mountain — 1326 Argyle Ave, West Vancouver to 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
Tickets: From $40 — available online

Sunday in the Park

What: Celebrate Father’s Day by taking dad to the beach. Learn about animal ‘fathers’ and nature at Boundary Bay, fill up on a pancake breakfast, enjoy live music and more. Presented by Boundary Bay Park Association & Tsawwassen/Boundary Bay Lions Club. All ages.

When: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 9 am to 12 am
Where: Boundary Bay Regional Park – Meet at Centennial Beach
Admission: Free activities, breakfast $3 per child, $6 per adult.

The SuperDad Show 2019

The SuperDad Show / Vancouver TheatreSports

What: A special matinee performance in celebration of an often unsung hero – dear ol’ Dad. Vancouver TheatreSports’ SuperDad Show pokes fun at the foibles and challenges of what it means to be a modern Dad these days. Ticket includes either a glass of House Wine or Beer on Tap or non-alcoholic beverage.

When: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Granville Island, Vancouver
Price: $25 – Tickets available via VTSL

Lafarge Lake Annual Free Fishing Day

What: A free family-friendly day of fishy fun and prizes during BC’s free fishing weekend – when anglers can fish BC’s waters without a licence. The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC will be stocking the lake with rainbow trout in the morning, kids are welcome to assist the hatchery staff during the stocking. There will be a netted area for new fishermen who have no experiences in catching trout. Experts will be on site to teach participants new techniques on catching rainbow trout. Other activities include fly tying, casting lessons and salmon raffle. Some fantastic prizes will be given away at the end of the event.

When: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Where: Lafarge Lake – Town Centre Park, Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Father’s Day at Burnaby Village Museum

What: Celebrate a day out with Dad and the rest of the family at Burnaby Village Museum.

When: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel – 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
More Info: Online

Father’s Day at Historic Stewart Farm

Historic Stewart Farm

Image: Historic Stewart Farm / Facebook

What: Take Dad out for a memorable date at Historic Stewart Farm. Bring the whole family for locomotive fun, featuring the Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club and their display model trains, train rides courtesy of the Pacific Trackless Trains (by donation), sack races with Dad on the lawn, baked treats made on the wood burning stove in the farmhouse kitchen, and more.

When: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Historic Stewart Farm – 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey
Admission: Free

Car-Free Day: Main Street

What: Vancouver’s ever-popular Car Free Day is returning for another summer in several of the city’s most popular neighbourhoods. Enjoy community booths, food trucks, live entertainment and more. As per usual, attendance to the three events are free, and visitors are encouraged to walk, cycle, or transit to get to the festivities.

When: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 12 pm to 7 pm
Where: Main Street between Broadway and 30th
Admission: Freev

5X Creates

What: From the mysteries of building a social media following, to pursuing your creative passions, learn from some of the most compelling South Asians in the world in this 5X Fest hands-on afternoon of music-oriented workshops and panel discussions about the culture and building the community to build the future. Guest speakers include Jaz Dhami, Raja Kumari, Sandy Lion, MTooray, B Funk, Khanvict, and Kiran Bhumber.

When: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 12 to 5 pm,
Where: Surrey Arts Centre – Studio Theatre – 13750 88 Ave Surrey
Tickets: Online, Free

Alberto Giacometti: A Line Through Time

What: This unique exhibition is focused on the art of Alberto Giacometti, renowned in the twentieth century for his sculpture, painting, drawing and design. The exhibition offers a rare opportunity to examine the breadth of his practice and to see Giacometti’s place among his contemporaries in Paris and London in the post-war period.

In addition to Giacometti, featured artists include Francis Bacon, César, Lynn Chadwick, Jean Dubuffet, Jean Fautrier, Elisabeth Frink, Henri Michaux, Eduardo Paolozzi, Isabel Rawsthorne, Man Ray, Germaine Richier, Jean-Paul Riopelle and William Turnbull, among others.

When: Sunday, June 16 to Sunday, September 29, 2019
Time: Daily 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesdays until 9 pm, and the first Friday of each month until 9 pm
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Kitsilano Farmers’ Market

What: This friendly get-together, also known as the Kitsilano Farmers’ Market, takes place on Sundays in the parking lot of the Community Centre and offers a good selection of fresh local produce and gourmet treats to stock up on for the week.

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

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