34 things to do in Vancouver this weekend: June 28 to July 1

May 26 2019, 8:10 am

Thanks for all the memories, June! Wrap up the month with these 34 events happening in Vancouver on Friday, June 28, Saturday, June 29, Sunday, June 30 and Monday, July 1. NOSH Foodie Fest, Canada Day, and more!

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

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Friday, June 28

Red Bull presents: A Day In Vancouver

What: Red Bull and Vancouver-based record label Pacific Rhythm will be teaming up to bring the city a two-stage experience celebrating the sounds and culture of the west coast capital. Including performances from ANKLEGOD, Jay Worthy, Khotin, Pacific Rhythm Selectors, Prado, Sabota, Teen Daze and Yu Su, and more.

When: June 28, 2019
Time: 3 to 10 pm
Where: Pacific National Exhibition Lagoon – 2901 E Hastings St, Vancouver
RSVP: Online, $5 with RSVP, $15 without at the door

Black Pistol Fire

What: Black Pistol Fire is a high-octane rock duo based out of Austin, Texas by way of Toronto, Canada; composed of Kevin McKeown on guitar/lead vocals and Eric Owen on drums.

When: Friday, June 28, 2019
Time: Doors 8 pm, show 9:30 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Golden Spike Days Festival

Golden Spike Days Festival

Golden Spike Days Festival / Facebook

What: The Golden Spike Days Festival is one of the oldest and longest running family events in BC. The festival is held at Rocky Point Park around Canada Day, attracting upwards of 40,000 people of all walks of life with live entertainment, special events and activities for all ages.

When: Friday, June 28 to Monday, July 1, 2019
Time: 6 to 11 pm (Friday), 11 am to 11 pm (Saturday and Sunday), 11 am to 6 pm (Monday)
Where: Rocky Point Park – 2800 block Murray Street, Port Moody
Admission: By donation

Surrey Youth: Street Dance Showcase

What: Surrey’s first outdoor street dance competition at City Hall Plaza. There will be battles, performances, prizes, food and refreshments. Food and refreshments will be provided by the SAFE program and other community partners. Registration will open June 1.

When: Friday, June 28, 2019
Time: 1:30 to 6:30 pm
Where: Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
Admission: Free

Sean Devlin Live Comedy Album Recording

What: Vancouver-based comedian and filmmaker Sean Devlin is recording a comedy album on June 28 and June 29. As a stand up he has performed as an opening act for Hari Kondabolu, Aamer Rahman, Reggie Watts, Kyle Kinane and Tig Notaro – as well as musical acts Of Montreal and MGMT. Previous festival appearances include the Bumbershoot Music Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Sled Island and Just For Laughs Northwest. His comedy has also been featured on CBC Radio, Upworthy.com and in the CTV mini-mini series The Party. In 2018 the Director’s Guild of Canada presented Sean with the prize for Emerging Canadian Director at the 37th Vancouver International Film Festival for his feature film When The Storm Fades.

When: June 28 and June 29, 2019
Time: 8 and 10 pm
Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Let’s Hear It For Yaletown, curated by Vancity Hot Jazz Society

Let’s Hear It For Yaletown/Yaletown BIA

What: Let’s Hear It For Yaletown, a vibrant jazz festival curated by Vancity Hot Jazz Society and hosted by Yaletown Business Improvement Association (BIA), will be taking over Bill Curtis Square from Monday, June 24 to Friday, June 28.

This is your chance to hear Canadian hot jazz bands perform live during your lunch break (12 to 2 pm) or after work (5 to 7:30 pm), right in the heart of Yaletown. There’s also going to be free swing dance lessons taking place so you can hone your two-step skills in between live jazz sessions.

When: Now to June 28, 2019
Time: 12 to 2 pm | 5 to 7:30 pm daily
Where: Bill Curtis Square (Canada Line Station at Mainland and Davie)
Price: Free

Queer Arts Festival

What: An annual artist-run multi-disciplinary summer arts festival at the Roundhouse in Vancouver, BC. QAF produces, presents and exhibits with a curatorial vision favouring challenging, thought-provoking work that pushes boundaries and initiates dialogue. Each year, the festival theme ties together a curated visual art exhibition, performing arts series, workshops, artist talks, panels, and media art screenings.

When: Now to Friday, June 28, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: The Roundhouse – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver; Sum gallery – 268 Keefer St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Saturday, June 29

David Lam Park Jazz Weekend 2019

What: Coastal Jazz will present a whole weekend of free outdoor music at David Lam Park on June 29 and 30. Head down to the park to enjoy music of the world in Yaletown’s back yard. The weekend will feature indoor and outdoor stages, kids activities, food trucks, licensed bars, and more.

When: Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, July 30, 2019
Time: 12 to 10 pm
Where: David Lam Park — 1300 Pacific Blvd., Vancouver
Admission: Free



What: Dido’s first tour in 15 years is in support of her new album, Still on My Mind. You can expect to hear a mix of Dido’s older tracks and music from the latest album at her Vancouver concert. Featuring special guest Ria Mae.

When: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show at 8 pm
Where: The Orpheum – 601 Smithe St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Surrey Pride Party In The Plaza

What: Surrey Pride Party In The Plaza celebrates its 20th anniversary with drag performances, spoken word, vendor booths, live music, kids and family zone, cultural and literary Xpo inside of SFU, and lots more activities.

When: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time: 3 to 8 pm
Where: Central City Shopping Plaza, Surrey
Admission: Free

Dominion Day 2019

What: Celebrate Canada Day the old-fashioned way with heritage demonstrations, live music and performers and old-fashioned games with prizes.

When: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Historic Stewart Farm – 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey
Admission: Free

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

Imperial Series – Anteloper, Ilhan Ersahin’s Istanbul Sessions, and Gordon Grdina’s Haram

What: Coastal Jazz & Blues Society’s Imperial Series is a series of performances taking place at The Imperial at 319 Main Street during the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Anteloper, Ilhan Ersahin’s Istanbul Sessions, and Gordon Grdina’s Haram perform on June 29.

When: June 29, 2019
Time: 9 pm
Where: The Imperial – 319 Main Street
Tickets: Available online from $25

A Legendary Pride: Drag Demo at CurliQue 

What: In commemoration of Stonewall’s 50th Anniversary, CurliQue is celebrating Pride Month with a very special pride event. Dive into the history of pride as resident Q-Talent Leader and LGBTQ+ activist and Drag royalty Jaylene Tyme walks you through the history of Stonewall and the important history of pride month. Aspiring drag queens and drag fans will really enjoy a special drag makeup demonstration by Jaylene, one of Vancouver’s most prolific drag queens. Guests will also receive 30 per cent discount on the entire store (excludes: The Ordinary & Smith Folio) and 50 per cent off Make Up For Ever.

When: June 29, 2019
Time: 12 to 2 pm
Where: CurliQue Beauty Boutique – 410 Robson Street, Vancouver
Register: Online, Free

Bernadette Peters with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

What: Stage and screen star Bernadette Peters will step in to perform at the VSO’s free outdoor concert on Deer Lake Park Festival Lawn in Burnaby on June 29 at 8 pm . The previously announced guest artist, Queen Latifah, was forced to withdraw on short notice due to strep throat. Peters will perform a some of her favourite songs from throughout her career including Sondheim classics Send in the Clowns, No One Is Alone, Losing My Mind and many more. Peters’ long-time musical director Marvin Laird will lead the VSO. Maestro Tausk and the VSO will open the concert with selections from Leonard Bernstein’s On the Town and West Side Story.

When: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Deer Lake Park – 6450 Deer Lake Park Drive, Burnaby
Tickets: Online, Free

Vancouver Canadians vs Spokane Indians

What: Vancouver Canadians face off with the Spokane Indians from June 28 to 30 in MIIB action at Nat Bailey Stadium.
When: June 28 to 30, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium – 4601 Ontario St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Comedy at Cravings: Canada Day Weekend Edition

What: Cravings Restaurant’s private side room turns into an intimate comedy venue that hosts a variety of comics as featured on CBC, CTV, Comedy Network, Just For Laughs, The Debaters, and more. The lineup for this show includes headliner Chris Gordon, host Randee Neumeyer and many more.

When: June 29, 2019
Time: 8 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Cravings Sports Bar & Grill – 8808 Osler St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver International Guitar Festival 2019

What: VIGF is an international showcase celebrating the art and craft of contemporary guitar making, both acoustic and electric. All instruments on exhibit will be available for purchase and custom commissions are welcome. We are presenting the work of master luthiers from Canada, United States, and around the world. Electrics, acoustics, ukuleles and basses will be on display—from the most avant-garde to the staunchly traditional. VIGF will also present a selection of vendors who supply wood and parts to the custom guitar trade.

When: June 29 and 30, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm (Saturday), 10 am to 4 pm (Sunday)
Where: Creekside Community Recreation Centre – 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Sophie Buddle

What: Sophie Buddle has been featured at Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, JFL42 in Toronto, JFLNorthwest in Vancouver, CBC’s The Debaters, and was runner-up in the biggest comedy competition in Canada – SiriusXM’s Top Comic.

When: June 28 and 29, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver – 2837 Cambie Street, Vancouver,
Tickets: Online

Wonderful Water Creatures

What: Take a close look at the fantastic underwater realm of invertebrates and microbes in a pond and under a microscope. Drop by anytime, all ages.

When: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Campbell Valley Regional Park – Meet at the pond, 20285 8th Ave, Langley
Admission: Free

Sunday, June 30

Granville Flea

What: Granville Flea, Vancouver’s streetwear and vintage flea market, is hosting its second-ever event. The indoor market is dubbed as the first centralized flea market, catering towards streetwear and vintage clothing. In addition to apparel, visitors are able to find sneakers, toys, memorabilia, and other luxury goods.

When: Sunday, June 30, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Venue Night Club – 881 Granville Street
Admission: $5 at the door or online

SoulCycle – Canada Day


What: Find your soul and push yourself to the limit in SoulCycle YLTN’s Canada Day high-intensity indoor-cycling classes. Put on your best red-and-white riding gear and join in for three special cardio parties. Start off on June 30 with a Best Of Canada-themed ride led by Fraser at 11:45 am. Then start your Canada Day off right with a Canadian Pop ride led again by Fraser at 8:30 am, and a Drake vs The Weeknd ride at 11:45 am led by Tia.

When: Sunday, June 30 and Monday, June 1, 2019
Time: 11:45 am (Sunday), 8:30 am and 11:45 am (Monday)
Where: SoulCycle YLTN – 1128 Mainland St, Vancouver
Register: Online

Symphony in the Park

What: A program of classics and popular favourites by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Arrive early, bring a blanket, and a picnic basket and settle in for a wonderful evening of symphonic music in the park.

When: Sunday, June 30, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Deer Lake Park – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Improvised Firefly

What: Instant Theater presents the adventures of a rag-tag crew, inspired by the cult TV show, Firefly. Based off a single audience suggestion, the crew will head out in search of their next big score, while avoiding fellow criminals and the government alike, all so they can live to fight another day and hold onto their most precious possession of all: their freedom.

When: Sunday, June 30, 2019
Time: 8 to 9 pm
Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $12

Imperial Series – Jacob Collier

What: Coastal Jazz & Blues Society’s Imperial Series is a series of performances taking place at The Imperial at 319 Main Street during the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Jacob Collier wraps up the Imperial Series on June 30.

When: June 30, 2019
Time: 9 pm
Where: The Imperial – 319 Main Street
Tickets: Available online from $25

Canada Day Block Party

Red Truck Beer concert series

Photo courtesy Red Truck Beer

What: The Canada Day Block Party in the parking lot of Red Truck Brewery features a long lineup of musical artists, drag performers, and dancers. There’s going to be a beer garden serving up nude, cider, ale, and a ton more — all for the flat rate of $5 each. Dinner by Bayan & Curb Your Appetite and Red Beer Truck will be serving up delicious eats. Other things you can look forward to including a curated smoking area with couches and tables for those of you who plan on blazing it up, three hot tubs complete with a lifeguard, beer pong, blowup Twister, axe-throwing, and so much more.

When: Sunday, June 30, 2019
Time: 12 to 9 pm
Where: Parking lot of Red Truck Brewery 295 — E 1st Ave, Vancouver
Tickets: Early bird tickets for $19.99, tier two tickets for $24.99, and tier three tickets for $29.99

1/2 price Canadian wines at Earls

What: Raise a glass to Canada this weekend with 1/2 price Canadian wines at Earls. Perfect for before or after your Canada Day party plans.

When: June 28 to July 1, 2019
Time: All Day
Where: Various Earls Restaurants

Anime Day at Vancity Theatre

What: VIFF’s first ever Anime Day. Enjoy Penguin Highway and Made in Abyss: Journey’s Dawn, plus the Vancouver theatrical premiere of the 2006 hit The Girl Who Leapt Through Time from Oscar-nominated Mirai director Momoru Hosoda (in the English dub recorded right here in Vancouver). It’s also your first chance to see the re-release of Satoshi Kon’s classic Millennium Actress on the big screen.

When: June 30, 2019
Time: Various screening times from 3 to 11 pm
Where: Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Birds of a Feather: Birds of Beaver Lake

What: Beaver Lake is the place to be on a sunny, late June morning. This lily-choked lake provides homes for marsh wren, chestnut-backed chickadees, willow flycatchers and many others that may have already raised two or more broods of offspring. Join Stanley Park Ecology Sociery for this two-hour, easy walking exploration to learn about bird identification and behaviour.

When: June 30, 2019
Where: Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon
Time: 9 to 11 am
Register: Online, By donation

Canada Day Silent Disco 2019

What: Dance through the streets of Vancouver to your own favourite tunes. It’s time for the third annual Canada Day Silent Disco.

When: June 30, 2019
Time: 8 to 11 pm
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza — 850 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free; register online

Monday, July 1

Canada Day at Canada Place

Canada Day

Canada Place

What: The 32nd annual Canada Day celebration at Canada Place will return this year with eye-catching fireworks illuminating the Vancouver waterfront to end off the day-long celebrations. The greatly anticipated event will feature a two-barge firework show in the Inlet, viewable from Vancouver’s waterfront and the North Shore, or with tickets available at the family-friendly Fireworks Viewing Zone.

Canada’s 152nd birthday party will also feature a full day of festivities, great food, and family fun, to be kicked off at 9:30 am with a citizenship ceremony, where 60 citizens will be officially sworn in as Canadians. The day-long event will also have musical performances by a number of musical and dance performers, including headliners Delhi 2 Dublin closing out the day.

When: July 1, 2019
Time: Festivities starting at 9:30 am, with fireworks at 10:30 pm
Where: Canada Place and surrounding city streets
Admission: Free

O Canada Day on Granville Island

What: Head to Granville Island for their annual Canada Day Parade, as well as jazz concerts, live shows, festival food, and more.

When: July 1, 2019
Time: Festivities all day, parade at 1:30 pm
Where: Granville Island
Admission: Free

Canada Day at Waterfront Park

What: For the 31st year in a row, the Rotary Club of Lions Gate will host a fun-filled, family afternoon full of events at Waterfront Park. This year’s event will feature a diverse lineup of local performers, multicultural food, family-oriented games, and displays from North Shore Community organizations. Enjoy free cupcakes, a climbing wall, bouncy castles, balloon artists, and much more.

When: July 1, 2019
Time: 12 pm to 4 pm
Where: Waterfront Park – 200 Block of West Esplanade, North Vancouver
Admission: Free

Canada Day at Fort Langley

Fort Langley National Historic Site

Image: Fort Langley National Historic Site / Facebook

What: Celebrate Canada’s birthday at the site where British Columbia was born. Enjoy multicultural music, cake and ceremony at noon and family activities all day on site and at the neighbouring museums. Also check out Fort Langley Makers Market.

When: July 1, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Fort Langley National Historic Site – 23433 Mavis Ave, Langley City
Admission: Free

Steveston Salmon Festival

What: Steveston Salmon Festival presented by YVR is Richmond’s marquee Canada Day Celebration. The people of Steveston have come together every year since 1945 to celebrate Canada’s birthday and the rich heritage of the community. The festival is famous for its salmon barbecue where over 1,200 pounds of wild salmon filets are grilled over open fire pits. A Canada Day Parade through historic Steveston village kicks off the festival. With over 80,000 people expected, the festival will feature multiple stages with over 50 performances, an expansive community parade, a big fireworks finale and many activity zones.

When: Monday, July 1, 2019
Time: 10 am to 10:30 pm
Where: 4111 Moncton Street, Richmond
Admission: Free, salmon BBQ $16 per plate

Canada Day at Swangard Stadium

What: This free, family-friendly concert featuring Coco Jafro, Nuela Charles and Stars caps off Burnaby’s Canada Day celebrations. Canada Day at Swangard Stadium also features games and activities, a family zone, exhibitors and sponsor tents, prize draws, food trucks, and spectacular fireworks.

When: July 1, 2019
Time: 4:30 to 10 pm
Where: Swangard Stadium – 3883 Imperial Street, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Canada Day at the Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre

What: The Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre will have a plethora of Canada Day activities, including amusement rides, food trucks, live performances by Bif Naked and Our Lady Peace, rodeo zone and kids zone, and more. The event wraps up with a massive fireworks display at dusk.

When: July 1, 2019
Time: 10 am to 11 pm
Where: Bill Reid Millenium Amphitheatre – 17728 64 Ave, Surrey
Admission: Free

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