Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
How many events and festivals can you fit in this Friday through Sunday? Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Vancouver Folk Music Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vancouver Folk Music Festival (facebook)

37th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival; July 18-20 @ Jericho Beach Park (3941 Point Grey Rd), Point Grey, Vancouver
$45-80 day pass, $140-170 weekend passes, evening passes available; other pricing in effect
Already known around the world for the quality of its programming, friendly ambiance and beautiful park setting, the 2014 Vancouver Folk Music Festival will be another year of exciting, eclectic, and diverse music for all ages.  Over 60 folk, world, and roots music artists from around the globe are coming to our own back yard, and you don’t want to miss a minute!  Get tickets in person at Tickets Tonight.

 


 

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Friday July 18th

 

Theatre Under The Stars - Legally Blonde | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Theatre Under The Stars: Legally Blonde The Musical, 8:00PM @ Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver
$20-45
When pretty-in-pink princess Elle Woods is dumped by her boyfriend Warner, she follows him to Harvard Law School to win back his heart. Full of irresistible song and breathtaking dance, this blonde-tastic musical was the hit of 2013! Runs from July 12-August 23 with Shrek: The Musical on alternate evenings. Limited tickets available (in person) from Tickets Tonight.

Dolphin Basketball Classic; 5:00PM @ Thompson Community Centre (5151 Granville Av at Lynas Ln), Richmond
Free admission
Returning for its 29th year, the Dolphin Class is one of the premier outdoor basketball tournaments on the west coast.  The annual exciting outdoor tourney will once again be hosting Men’s & Women’s Divisions, a beer garden, and concessions.  Come on out and cheer on your favourite teams!  On through July 20.

CBC Musical Nooners - Riccardo Tesi & Banditaliana | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Riccardo Tesi

CBC Musical Nooners: Riccardo Tesi & Banditaliana; 12:00PM-1:00PM @ CBC Plaza (700 Hamilton St), Yaletown, downtown Vancouver
Free
The sounds of summer are back for the fifth year! Don’t miss these free, live music concerts every weekday at noon. Grab your lunch, your friends, and your co-workers! Today’s feature: Italian accordionist and composer, Riccardo Tesi, brings the upbeat and tuneful sound of his native Tuscany to the stage perfect for a summer day.  Che bello!

25th Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival; times vary @ Vanier Park, Vancouver
$33-47, other pricing in effect; multi-show passes available
Celebrating its 25th Season in 2014, Bard on the Beach is 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 plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June 11 through September 20. This year features A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Cymbeline, and Bill Cain’s Equivocation!

Jeremy Passion Live | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Jeremy Passion (facebook)

Jeremy Passion Live; doors 7:30PM @ Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage (2750 Granville St), South Granville, Vancouver
$35; $50 VIP package
Jeremy Passion Manongdo is a singer/songwriter known for his soulful, melodic voice, and delivers his music with messages on love, life and faith.  This one night concert is in support of the Bacani Group Music Scholarship Program, where partial proceeds will go to support a deserving student in the Capilano University Jazz Studies program.

Stanley Park Open 2014; 8:00AM-9:00PM daily July 10 – July 20 @ Stanley Park, Vancouver
Free admission
For the first time ever in Stanley Park, pro women and men will play for coveted ITF crowns, accompanied by the National Junior Open Series Event , 2.5-5.0+ NTRP events, and the Roger Rookie Tour. Come for the fun and enjoy exceptional tennis! Savour Mahony & Sons’ hospitality while watching the Celebrity Tennis Challenge, participate in the Tommy Europe Tennis Fitness Bootcamp, and win daily prizes! See you there!

Ice Cream Social Rock N Roll Club | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Ice Cream Social Rock N Roll Club #50; 9:00PM-2:00AM @ Biltmore Cabaret (2755 Prince Edward St), Vancouver
$5 before 10PM; 19+ only
Celebrate the event’s 50th edition with pop, rock, dance, and psychedelic hits and rarities from the 50s and 60s!

Shipyards Night Market; 5:00PM-10:00PM @ Shipyards Plaza (15 Wallace Mews), North Vancouver
Free admission
The North Vancouver Night Market is in a class of its own with over 15 food trucks, live music, around 100 vendors, and a beer garden with locally brewed beer on tap. On every Friday Night through September 26, featuring local products, showcasing BC’s artisans, bakers and farmers.

Gulf of Georgia Cannery | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Gulf of Georgia Cannery – Photo Credit – Vikki Leung

Music at the Cannery: The Jessica Stuart Few; 6:30PM @ Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Richmond
By donation
The Cannery’s summer music series continues every Friday night until August 29, rain or shine. Shows start at 6:30PM; arrive early to ensure a seat. Tonight’s feature: The Jessica Stuart Few, a folk jazz power trio, is one of the hottest groups to emerge from Canada’s eclectic indie folk scene.

Surrey Night Market; 6:00PM-11:00PM @ Cloverdale Exhibition Grounds (17726 62 Ave), Surrey
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
An open air summer market for local residents to sell and enjoy a variety of foods, services, and goods. A multicultural family friendly event for all! Don’t miss the live entertainment nightly on the main stage. On every Friday and Saturday night through August 3o.

Take Off Fridays | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Take Off Fridays at YVR; 9:00AM-3:00PM @ Vancouver International Airport (3211 Grant McConachie Way), Richmond
Free admission
Featuring live entertainment by local musicians, caricaturists, ballonists, face painting, and photo ops with the much loved YVR mascots.  Take the Canada Line directly to the terminals, or enjoy special parking rates of $5 (for four hours).

International Summer Night Market; 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way), Richmond
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
If you like late night snacks, this night market is for you. Featuring a great selection of awesomeness to choose from, including takoyaki (Japanese octopus balls), dragon’s beard candy, deep fried Mars bars, and more. This year, the market has also added some new feature attractions, including a water walker and Richmond’s only mini-golf course. Open every Friday-Sunday through September 14.

Your Kontinent Film and Media Arts Festival - Spirited Away | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Spirited Away – Photo Credit – Nibariki – Your Kontinent Film and Media Arts Festival

Your Kontinent: Film & Media Arts Festival; times vary @ various locations, Richmond
Free & ticketed events; festival passes and individual event tickets available
A compelling collection of film and media art works that challenge our perceptions of reality and illuminate the interconnectedness of the world.  Featuring 30+ local and international films, 100+ multidisciplinary artists, and the newest, most cutting-edge digital media experiments, the Festival takes audiences to the farthest margins of human possibility.  Don’t miss the Theatre Under The Sky outdoor screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away tonight!  On through July 26.

Kitsilano Showboat: Precision Dance Academy & Na Keiki Polynesia; 7:00PM @ Kitsilano Beach (2300 Cornwall Ave), Vancouver
Free
Kitsilano Showboat’s 79th season of music and dance continues every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday until August 16. Join in on the historic stage next to Kits Pool at 7:00PM.  There’s something different every evening, but always the most beautiful view in the world.

West Hastings Walking Tour | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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West Hastings Walking Tour; 12:15PM-12:45PM @ W Hastings at Hornby St, downtown Vancouver
Free, limited space available
From business district to fashion hub, from temple banks to early skyscrapers… Join Sam Mickelson for guided tours of downtown West Hastings.  Sam will give insight to the evolving history of one of Vancouver’s earliest streets.  Meet in Lot 19, just west of the Terminal City Club.  Make sure to arrive a few minutes early to insure your spot.  Alternate tour on July 25.

Richmond Night Market; 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 8351 River Rd, next to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
Richmond’s biggest night market is back with this year’s theme: Candyland (and the giant rubber duck). Featuring over 125 vendors and food stalls to satisfy all your night market needs. On through every Friday-Sunday and holiday Monday nights through October 13. We recommend taking public transportation (Canada Line to Bridgeport Station) instead of driving!

Cuius A Celebration of Life | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Cuius: A Celebration Of Life; 7:00PM-12:00AM @ The Imperial (319 Main St), Vancouver
$65 early bird, $75 regular admission
Are you ready to take your senses somewhere they’ve only ever dreamed of?  The steamiest event of the summer is coming to you in the form of acrobats, stilt walkers, and contortionists.  Featuring enticing entertainment and delectable deserts.  All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Summer Concerts in Edgemont Village; 7:00PM-9:00PM @ Edgemont Village (Edgemont Blvd between Ridgewood Dr and W Queens Rd), North Vancouver
Live In Lynn Valley Village; 7:00PM-9:00PM @ Lynn Valley Village (1277 Lynn Valley Rd), North Vancouver
Free admission
North Vancouver’s outdoor family friendly summer concert series is back! Bands are selected to bring vibrant, diverse and fun music to each Friday evening, through August 22. There’s always something for every musical taste; see the websites for the full schedule.

 

 


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Saturday July 19th

 

2014 Quiddtich Global Games | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – International Quidditch Association

2014 Quidditch Global Games; 8:15AM-8:00PM @ Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West (3655 Kensington Ave), Burnaby
Free
Harry Potter fans take note:  the Quidditch Global Games are happening in our backyard this weekend!  Seven nations, one champion.  A biennial event of real-life quidditch (!), featuring national teams, representing quidditch-playing countries all over the world.  This year features Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Mexico, the UK, and the US.  More details at the link.

12th Fiji Festival; 10:00AM-7:00PM @ Swangard Stadium (3883 Imperial St), Burnaby
Free
Come out and celebrate the Fijian way!  A fun-filled day with entertainment, good food, soccer, yagona ceremony, fashion show, and a chance to win tickets to Fiji.

Your Kontinent Film and Media Arts Festival - Vjeko Sager | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Feature artist Vjeko Sager – Photo Credit – Your Kontinent Film and Media Arts Festival -

Your Kontinent: Film & Media Arts Festival; times vary @ various locations, Richmond
Free & ticketed events; festival passes and individual event tickets available
A compelling collection of film and media art works that challenge our perceptions of reality and illuminate the interconnectedness of the world.  Featuring 30+ local and international films, 100+ multidisciplinary artists, and the newest, most cutting-edge digital media experiments, the Festival takes audiences to the farthest margins of human possibility.  Don’t miss the Round Table with feature artist Vjeko Sager tonight!  On through July 26.

Surrey Fusion Festival; 11:00AM-10:00PM @ Holland Park (13428 Old Yale Rd), Surrey
Free admission
Named the “Best Festival” at the annual Special Event Magazine Gala Awards competition in January, the Surrey Fusion Festival is the ultimate celebration of music, food, and culture.  Experience food and culture from around the world, enjoy the live performances on four stages, and learn from celebrities on the cooking stage!  Full line up on the website.  On through July 20.

PNE Playland | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

PNE Playland | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

GayDay at Playland; 11:00AM-6:00PM @ PNE Playland (2901 E Hastings St), Vancouver
$30
Are you looking for High Heels, High Hair, and the Hellevator?  Come on down to Playland and show your PRIDE.  Ride all of the amazing rides that Playland has to offer and at 3:00pm be entertained by Vancouver’s Power House Drag Super Stars! More info at the link.

Theatre Under The Stars: Shrek The Musical; 8:00PM @ Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver
$20-45
Adapted from the beloved film, this infectious & fun-filled comedy follows our unlikely ogre hero and his loyal sidekick Donkey on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona. Runs from July 12-August 23 with Legally Blonde: The Musical on alternate evenings. Limited tickets available (in person) from Tickets Tonight.

Granville Street | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Granville Street – Photo Credit – Ramada Inn & Suites

Heritage Vancouver: Historic Granville Street Walking Tour; 10:00AM-12:00PM, meet @ Starbucks (W Georgia & Granville St), downtown Vancouver
$15; other pricing in effect
Join Heritage expert Anthony Norfolk on a tour of one of Vancouver’s oldest commercial streets.  During the walk you will explore the 22 buildings currently on the City of Vancouver’s Heritage Register and eleven additional buildings recommended for inclusion.  More details at the link.

Dolphin Basketball Classic; 10:00AM @ Thompson Community Centre (5151 Granville Av at Lynas Ln), Richmond
Free admission
Returning for its 29th year, the Dolphin Class is one of the premier outdoor basketball tournaments on the west coast.  The annual exciting outdoor tourney will once again be hosting Men’s & Women’s Divisions, a beer garden, and concessions.  Come on out and cheer on your favourite teams!  On through July 20.

Surrey Night Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Surrey Night Market (facebook)

Surrey Night Market; 6:00PM-11:00PM @ Cloverdale Exhibition Grounds (17726 62 Ave), Surrey
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
An open air summer market for local residents to sell and enjoy a variety of foods, services, and goods. A multicultural family friendly event for all! Don’t miss the live entertainment nightly on the main stage. On every Friday and Saturday night through August 3o.

Richmond Night Market; 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 8351 River Rd, next to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
Richmond’s biggest night market is back with this year’s theme: Candyland (and the giant rubber duck). Featuring over 125 vendors and food stalls to satisfy all your night market needs. On through every Friday-Sunday and holiday Monday nights through October 13. We recommend taking public transportation (Canada Line to Bridgeport Station) instead of driving!

Bard On The Beach - Equivocation | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Equivocation – Photo Credit – David Blue for Bard on the Beach

25th Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival; times vary @ Vanier Park, Vancouver
$33-47, other pricing in effect; multi-show passes available
Celebrating its 25th Season in 2014, Bard on the Beach is 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 plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June 11 through September 20. This year features A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Cymbeline, and Bill Cain’s Equivocation!

International Summer Night Market; 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way), Richmond
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
If you like late night snacks, this night market is for you. Featuring a great selection of awesomeness to choose from, including takoyaki (Japanese octopus balls), dragon’s beard candy, deep fried Mars bars, and more. This year, the market has also added some new feature attractions, including a water walker and Richmond’s only mini-golf course. Open every Friday-Sunday through September 14.

Wu School Art Association's 2nd Annual Exhibition Opening Reception | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

The Narcissus by Johnson Chow – Photo Credit – Wu School Art Association

Wu School Art Association’s 2nd Annual Exhibition Opening Reception; 2:00PM-4:00PM @ Chinese Cultural Centre Museum (555 Columbia St), Chinatown, downtown Vancouver
$3 museum admission; other pricing in effect
The Wu School Art Association, under the guidance of renowned Chinese artist Johnson Chow Su-Sing, has gained a formidable reputation in Vancouver. Over the decades, its pupils continue to grow, spreading the Wu School art style across North America and throughout the world.

Kitsilano Showboat: Doe Bender’s Quartet & Jeff “Wild Man” Fischer; 7:00PM @ Kitsilano Beach (2300 Cornwall Ave), Vancouver
Free
Kitsilano Showboat’s 79th season of music and dance continues every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday until August 16. Join in on the historic stage next to Kits Pool at 7:00PM.  There’s something different every evening, but always the most beautiful view in the world.

Trout Lake Farmers Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Trout Lake Farmers Market – Photo Credit – Vancouver Farmers Markets (facebook)

UBC Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-1:00PM @ UBC Farm (3461 Ross Drive), University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Kerrisdale Farmers’ Market
; 10:00AM-2:00PM @ East Blvd (between W 37th & 41st Ave), Vancouver
West End Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-2:00PM @ 1100 block Comox St, across from Nelson Park, West End, downtown Vancouver
Burnaby Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-2:00PM @ North Parking Lot at Burnaby City Hall (4949 Canada Way at Deer Lake Parkway), Burnaby
River District Farmers’ Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ 8683 Kerr St, Vancouver
Lonsdale Quay Farmers’ Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ Lonsdale Quay (123 Carrie Cates Court), North Vancouver
Trout Lake Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-2:00PM @ John Hendry Park (13th Ave between Lakewood & Templeton), Vancouver
Free admission
Don’t miss this year’s fresh summer produce at our local farmers’ markets! Check out the markets every Saturday through October for the freshest seasonal produce and products. Featuring live entertainment and a variety of different vendors. A great place to bring the whole family!

Stanley Park Open | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Stanley Park Open

Stanley Park Open 2014; 8:00AM-9:00PM daily July 10 – July 20 @ Stanley Park, Vancouver
Free admission
For the first time ever in Stanley Park, pro women and men will play for coveted ITF crowns, accompanied by the National Junior Open Series Event , 2.5-5.0+ NTRP events, and the Roger Rookie Tour. Come for the fun and enjoy exceptional tennis! Savour Mahony & Sons’ hospitality while watching the Celebrity Tennis Challenge, participate in the Tommy Europe Tennis Fitness Bootcamp, and win daily prizes!

Salmon & Berry Festival; 11:00AM-3:00PM @ Fresh St Market (1650 Marine Dr), West Vancouver
Free admission
Bring the family to Fresh St Market’s salmon and berry festival! 10,000 lbs of sockeye salmon and local berries on site, food demos, free tastings, and a $5 barbeque!

Boundary Bay Air Show | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Yellow Drum Productions – Boundary Bay Air Show (facebook)

Boundary Bay Airshow; 10:30AM-4:00PM @ Boundary Bay Airport (7800 Alpha Way), Delta
Free
A family event with exciting aerial acts, vintage aircraft displays, children’s activities, autograph tent, food vendors, Super Dave, the Skyhawks Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team, and more!  Pack a lawn chair or blanket, relax and enjoy the show.  Please leave your pets at home.  Full schedule at the link.

PechaKucha New West: Vol. 6; 4:00PM-11:00PM @ Pier Park (224 Front St), New Westminster
Free admission; vendors are cash only
Don’t miss the return of PechaKucha to New West!  Start with the laidback daytime dance party, an afternoon of blips and beats from 4:00-9:00PM from some of the Lower Mainland’s finest electronic music DJs.  Presentations start at ~9:00PM; be sure to bring your chairs, friends, and blankets.

Five Hole For Food | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Five Hole For Food (facebook)

5th Five Hole For Food; 12:00PM-6:00PM @ 700-800 block Granville St, downtown Vancouver
Free, non-perishable food donations or monetary donations welcome
Play hockey for food!  Five Hole for Food unites communities through sporting events designed to engage, motivate, and inspire Canadians to take up the call of social, sustainable philanthropy using hockey as a vehicle for social change in order to raise food, funds and awareness for food banks across Canada.

Exotic Reptile Show; 11:00AM-4:00PM @ Richmond Nature Park (11851 Westminster Hwy), Richmond
Admission by donation; children must be accompanied by an adult
Drop in to see this show with snakes, lizards and geckos presented by the West Coast Society for the Protection and Conservation of Reptiles.  A great opportunity to talk with the people who know reptiles best.  On through July 20.

NW False Creek Neighbourhood Day | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

False Creek Neighbourhood (facebook)

North West False Creek Neighbourhood Day; 12:00PM-5:00PM @ 1441 Hornby St, downtown Vancouver
Free admission
Celebrate the north west area of False Creek with live performances, magic shows, food samples, and in-store specials along the seawall!

3rd Annual Vista D’oro Walnut Festival; 1:00PM-4:00PM @ Vista D’oro Farms & Winery (340 208 St), Langley
$25
Celebrate the green walnut at the farm!  Enjoy live performances and sample the farm’s preserves, wines and ciders alongside other walnut inspired nibbles created just for the day.  Picnic blankets are welcome and encouraged.

Fort Langley Parks Day | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Fort Langley NHS

Fort Langley Parks Day; 10:00AM-5:00PM @ Fort Langley (23433 Mavis Ave), Langley
Regular admission
Think you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness?  Try starting a fire with flint and steel.  Discover camping then and now, and learn how 19th century fur traders survived in the wilderness, and try some modern day camping skills.  Follow up your visit with a family walk or bike ride on the Fort-to-Fort Trail.  More details at the link.

BC Lions | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – BC Lions

BC Lions vs. Montreal Alouettes; 4:00PM @ BC Place (777 Pacific Blvd), downtown Vancouver
$44-129
Don’t miss the next BC Lions home game!  Bring a donation for the Tackle Hunger campaign and take a photo with the Grey Cup.  Tickets available at Ticketmaster, located at Tickets Tonight.

 

 


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Sunday July 20th

 

 

Surrey Fusion Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Surrey Fusion Festival

Surrey Fusion Festival; 11:00AM-10:00PM @ Holland Park (13428 Old Yale Rd), Surrey
Free admission
Named the “Best Festival” at the annual Special Event Magazine Gala Awards competition in January, the Surrey Fusion Festival is the ultimate celebration of music, food, and culture.  Experience food and culture from around the world, enjoy the live performances on four stages, and learn from celebrities on the cooking stage!  Full line up on the website.

21st Century Flea Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Dr), Vancouver
$5, $20 early bird from 7:00AM-10:00AM; other pricing in effect
With 175 different vendors offering everything from shabby chic to 50’s kitsch, collectibles and memorabilia to vintage kitchenalia, this popular European-style collectors market is a must-see!  185 tables jam-packed full of bargains on deluxe 20th century junque makes for an absolutely-do-not-miss treasure-hunting adventure.

Dolphin Basketball Classic | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Dolphin Basketball Classic

Dolphin Basketball Classic; 9:00AM @ Thompson Community Centre (5151 Granville Av at Lynas Ln), Richmond
Free
Returning for its 29th year, the Dolphin Class is one of the premier outdoor basketball tournaments on the west coast.  The annual exciting outdoor tourney will once again be hosting Men’s & Women’s Divisions, a beer garden, and concessions.  Come on out and cheer on your favourite teams!

SummerFest 2014; 12:00PM-4:00PM @ Lonsdale Quay (123 Carrie Cates Ct), North Vancouver
Free admission
SummerFest is back! Bring the whole family for zumba, face painting, balloon designs, mehndi and henna tattoos, dance demos, interactive dance lessons, and live concerts. On through August 31.

All Over The Map - Alex Wells | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Alex Wells – Photo Credit – All Over The Map

All Over The Map: Alex Wells; 1:00PM & 3:00PM @ Ron Basford Park (next to Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St), Granville Island, Vancouver
Free
All Over the Map returns to Granville Island this summer!  Check out the free dance performances, featuring cultural traditions from Canada and around the world.  Today’s feature: Alex Wells, Lil’Wat Nation Hoop Dancer.  More info at the link.

Steveston Museum’s Picnic In The Past: Styling The Past; 12:00PM-4:00PM @ Steveston Museum’s Park (3811 Moncton St), Steveston Village, Richmond
Free
Get a free fashionable hair ‘do from days gone by, enjoy fabulous music and stylish craft activities.

Karaoke World Championships Canada | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Karaoke World Championships Canada

Karaoke World Championships Canada; 8:00PM @ Vancouver FanClub (1050 Granville St), downtown Vancouver
Free admission
The world’s biggest karaoke event, bringing together singers from all over the world, regardless of race, nation or religion.  KWC is the opportunity for aspiring singers to become stars.  The Men’s and Ladies BC provincial champion win airfare to Red Deer, Alberta to compete at the National Final October 25 & 26.

Theatre Under The Stars: Legally Blonde The Musical; 8:00PM @ Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver
$20-45
When pretty-in-pink princess Elle Woods is dumped by her boyfriend Warner, she follows him to Harvard Law School to win back his heart. Full of irresistible song and breathtaking dance, this blonde-tastic musical was the hit of 2013! Runs from July 12-August 23 with Shrek: The Musical on alternate evenings. Limited tickets available (in person) from Tickets Tonight.

Food Cart Fest | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Food Cart Fest

Food Cart Fest; 12:00PM-5:00PM @ 215 W 1st Ave (between Cambie St Bridge & Olympic Village), False Creek, Vancouver
Free admission with a non-perishable food donation to Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society
A gathering of over 20 of the city’s most delicious food carts! Food, fun, and sun complemented by community markets, live music, DJs, craft food vendors, kids activities, ping pong, urban gardening, and more. Check the link for details.

Stanley Park Open 2014; 8:00AM-9:00PM daily July 10 – July 20 @ Stanley Park, Vancouver
Free admission
For the first time ever in Stanley Park, pro women and men will play for coveted ITF crowns, accompanied by the National Junior Open Series Event , 2.5-5.0+ NTRP events, and the Roger Rookie Tour. Come for the fun and enjoy exceptional tennis! Savour Mahony & Sons’ hospitality while watching the Celebrity Tennis Challenge, participate in the Tommy Europe Tennis Fitness Bootcamp, and win daily prizes! See you there!

Bard On The Beach - Cymbeline | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Cymbeline – Photo Credit – Bard On The Beach

25th Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival; times vary @ Vanier Park, Vancouver
$33-47, other pricing in effect; multi-show passes available
Celebrating its 25th Season in 2014, Bard on the Beach is 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 plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June 11 through September 20. This year features A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Cymbeline, and Bill Cain’s Equivocation!

Richmond Night Market; 7:00PM-11:00PM @ 8351 River Rd, next to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
Richmond’s biggest night market is back with this year’s theme: Candyland (and the giant rubber duck). Featuring over 125 vendors and food stalls to satisfy all your night market needs. On through every Friday-Sunday and holiday Monday nights through October 13. We recommend taking public transportation (Canada Line to Bridgeport Station) instead of driving!

Steveston Farmers and Artisan Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Solodko Bakery – Photo Credit – Ethan365 for Tourism Richmond

Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market; 10:00AM-4:00PM @ Gulf of Georgia Cannery (12138 Fourth Ave), Steveston Village, Richmond
Ambleside Farmers Market
; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ Ambleside (1500 block Bellevue), West Vancouver
Firehall Farmers Market; 10:00AM-2:00PM @ 11489 84th Ave, Delta
Kitsilano Farmers Market; 10:00AM-2:00PM @ 2690 Larch St at W 10th Ave, Vancouver
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market; 10:00AM-2:00PM @ Guelph St (between 7th & 8th Ave), Vancouver
Coquitlam Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-1:00PM @ Dogwood Pavilion (624 Poirier St at Winslow Ave), Coquitlam
Free admission
Don’t miss this year’s fresh summer produce at our local farmers’ markets! Check out the markets on Sundays through October for the freshest seasonal produce and products. Featuring live entertainment and a variety of different vendors. A great place to bring the whole family!

Your Kontinent Film and Media Arts Festival - Flipbook Animation | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Your Kontinent Film and Media Arts Festival

Your Kontinent: Film & Media Arts Festival; times vary @ various locations, Richmond
Free & ticketed events; festival passes and individual event tickets available
A compelling collection of film and media art works that challenge our perceptions of reality and illuminate the interconnectedness of the world.  Featuring 30+ local and international films, 100+ multidisciplinary artists, and the newest, most cutting-edge digital media experiments, the Festival takes audiences to the farthest margins of human possibility.  Don’t miss the workshops on flipbook animation, Japanese anime/manga, and Media Art Camp today!  On through July 26.

International Summer Night Market; 7:00PM-11:00PM @ 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way), Richmond
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
If you like late night snacks, this night market is for you. Featuring a great selection of awesomeness to choose from, including takoyaki (Japanese octopus balls), dragon’s beard candy, deep fried Mars bars, and more. This year, the market has also added some new feature attractions, including a water walker and Richmond’s only mini-golf course. Open every Friday-Sunday through September 14.

Copper and Fire | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Suzanne Erickson – Gourd Art – Photo Credit – Britannia Mine Museum

Copper & Fire Festival of Arts; 10:00AM-4:00PM @ Britannia Mine Museum (1 Forbes Way), Britannia Beach
Regular admission; other pricing in effect
Britannia Mine Museum’s signature celebration of art is back to kick off the summer!  Spend time with local artists who explore themes of copper, fire and mined minerals “of the earth”.  There will be a great line-up of artists showing their work and demonstrating their craft.  Try hands-on activities and bring home some art of your own.

Exotic Reptile Show; 11:00AM-4:00PM @ Richmond Nature Park (11851 Westminster Hwy), Richmond
Admission by donation; children must be accompanied by an adult
Drop in to see this show with snakes, lizards and geckos presented by the West Coast Society for the Protection and Conservation of Reptiles.  A great opportunity to talk with the people who know reptiles best.

Sunday Afternoon Salsa | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Sunday Afternoon Salsa; 3:00PM @ Robson Square (800 Robson St), downtown Vancouver
Free
The 2014 Sunday Afternoon Salsa season runs for nine Sundays throughout the summer, from June 29 until August 24.  Try the free lessons at 3pm, watch the performances at 5pm, or just check out the social dancing throughout the afternoon and see how much fun it is!  Open to everyone, even if you’ve never danced a day in your life.

 

 


More events on our events calendar here and here. Where will you be this weekend? Leave a comment below, or tweet me at @vikkiwkl!

 


 

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