Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
This Friday to Sunday is packed with arts, community festivals, live music.. and the Celebration of Light!  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend.

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Queer Arts Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Queer Arts Festival (facebook)

Queer Arts Festival; July 23-August 9 @ Roundhouse Exhibition Hall (181 Roundhouse Mews), Yaletown, downtown Vancouver
Free & ticketed events
An annual artist-run showcase of queer arts, culture, and history, celebrating the unique creative expressions of visual and performing artsits who identify as part of the queer communities.  This year’s QAF features a curated visual arts show, a community art show, and 3 dynamic weeks of cutting-edge performances and workshops from all artistic disciplines, including music, dance, theatre, literary and media arts!  Check out the full event listings at the link.

 


 

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Friday July 25th

 

Summer Craft Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Circle Craft Summer Craft Market

2nd Annual Summer Craft Market; 9:00AM-7:00PM @ Jack Poole Plaza (Thurlow St at Canada Place Way), Coal Harbour, downtown Vancouver
Free admission
88 artisans from throughout BC will be showcasing their handmade work, ranging from wood, glass, jewellery, leather, fine art, and ceramics.  You will also find home décor and clever functional items you will not be able to live without.  A great market for gifts or to treat yourself!  On through July 27.

Music In The Park: Rainy Fridays; 6:30PM-7:30PM @ Maple Grove Park (6875 Yew St), Kerrisdale, Vancouver
Free
Live music of Rainy Fridays, brought to you by Renn, Mark, and Jasmin.  Bring a lawn chair or a blanket!  If weather is poor on the day of the performance, call 604.257.8105 after 3PM to confirm the event.

Early Music Vancouver - Colin Tilney | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Early Music Vancouver & QAF: Colin Tilney Celebrates LXXX; 7:30PM @ Roundhouse Community Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews), Yaletown, downtown Vancouver
$30; other pricing in effect
The opening concert for the 2014 Vancouver Early Music Festival is a rare recital by world-renowned keyboardist Colin Tilney.  Turning 80 this year, Colin is a giant in early music: one of the first musicians to bring historically-informed performance to the general concertgoer’s awareness, and one of the few still actively performing today.  See the full programme at the link.

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.

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

Shrek – Photo Credit – Theatre Under The Stars (facebook)

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.

Battle of the Brush: Live Painting Competition; doors 7:00PM @ Heritage Hall (3102 Main St), Vancouver
Early bird $10; regular $15
80 Minute Live Painting Competition.  8 artists, 4 teams, 1 winner.  Live jams throughout the entire night!  Cartoons and anime are tonight’s themes.  The masterpieces are then viewed and voted for by the audience who will choose the winning team.  More details at the link!

Science World Slumber Party | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Science World Slumber Party; 6:030PM-8:00AM @ Telus World of Science (1455 Quebec St), Vancouver
$60; other pricing in effect
Experience an amazing overnight adventure from dusk ’til dawn!  Discover exclusive Slumber Party programming and camp out with your family among some of your favourite Science World exhibits.  Exclusive to this Slumber Party, take part in a series of family fun challenges inspired by the current feature exhibition, Science of Sports!

21st Century Saxophone: Colin MacDonald; 7:30pm-9:00PM @ Canadian Music Centre (837 Davie St), downtown Vancouver
Admission by donation
Coming through its popularity in jazz and rock music, the saxophone emerges in the 21st Century as one of the most popular contemporary voices in classical music.  Classical saxophonist and composer Colin MacDonald presents original works and arrangements of contemporary favourites for saxophone.  Click the link for the full programme.

CBC Musical Nooners - Hey Ocean! | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Hey Ocean! – Photo Credit – CBC Music

CBC Musical Nooners: Hey Ocean!; 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: This Juno-nominated Vancouver trio makes deliciously contagious pop. Hey Ocean! joins us to wrap up the CBC Music Beetle Road Trip Sessions that have taken CBC Music’s Grant Lawrence across Canada this summer.  You may find you “sing until you have no voice” because you’ll recognize so many of Hey Oceans!’s songs. Ice cream recommended!

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: A Couple Of Hooligans; 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: An evening of blues from A Couple of Hooligans, featuring Dave Webb and Harpdog Brown.

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 - NOT Business As Usual | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

NOT Business As Usual – 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.  On through July 26.

Kitsilano Showboat: Parno Dom, Sisters of Alchemy. Argentine Tango; 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.

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!

10th Annual Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon Launch Party; 9:30PM-1:00AM @ Bar None (1222 Hamilton St), downtown Vancouver
$15
The 18th annual Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF) presents the social event of the year for filmmakers, film lovers, media and industry, supporting and showcasing emerging local filmmakers.  More details at the link.

BC Lions vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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BC Lions vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers; 7:00PM @ BC Place (777 Pacific Blvd), downtown Vancouver
$44-129
Don’t miss the next BC Lions home game; Geroy Simon will be indicted into the Ring of Honour during halftime!  Game tickets available at Ticketmaster, located at Tickets Tonight.

 

 


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Saturday July 26th

 

Stanley Park Historical Walking Tour - Stanley Park Noir| Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

S.S. Beaver shipwrecked in 1888 at Prospect Point – Photo Credit – Vancouver Archives S-3-18

Stanley Park Noir: A Historical Walking T0ur; 1:00PM-3:00PM, meet @ Lost Lagoon viewing plaza (north foot of Alberni St), Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver
$10 cash, drop in only
Discover the darker side of Stanley Park’s past.  Murders, suicides, tragic accidents, violent crimes, drownings, and mysterious incidences are all part of “The Jewel of Vancouver’s” 126 years of history.  From the unsolved murder of The Babes in the Woods, to a connection to the Janet Smith murder mystery, this tour covers headline making crimes, as well as the more “secret” ones.  See the link for more.

Vancouver Pride: Picnic In The Park; 9:00AM-6:00PM @ Brockton Oval, Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver
Free admission
Bring everyone to the picnic!  There will be family-friendly games, volleyball tournaments, a wine and beer garden, live DJs, picnic basket competitions, and more!

Summer Craft Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Circle Craft Summer Craft Market

2nd Annual Summer Craft Market; 9:00AM-7:00PM @ Jack Poole Plaza (Thurlow St at Canada Place Way), Coal Harbour, downtown Vancouver
Free admission
88 artisans from throughout BC will be showcasing their handmade work, ranging from wood, glass, jewellery, leather, fine art, and ceramics.  You will also find home décor and clever functional items you will not be able to live without.  A great market for gifts or to treat yourself!  On through July 27.

Theatre Under The Stars: Legally Blonde The Musical; 7:00PM @ 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.

Your Kontinent Film and Media Arts Festival - Japanese Anime Manga | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Japanese Anime/Manga Workshop – 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 flipbook animation and Japanese anime/manga workshops today!

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.

Mount Pleasant Park Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Mount Pleasant Community Centre (facebook)

2nd Annual Mount Pleasant Park Festival; 6:00PM-10:30PM @ Mount Pleasant Park (Ontario St at W 16th Ave), Vancouver
Free
Bouncy inflatables, games, live entertainment, food trucks, and The Lego Movie!  Bring your lawn chair, picnic blanket, friends and family to enjoy this free community event.

Annual Jones Park Day; 12:00PM-3:00PM @ Jones Park (5350 Commercial Dr at E 38th Ave), Vancouver
Free
A fun afternoon with family-friendly activities, entertainment, and refreshments.  Event will go ahead rain or shine.

Chris Tucker | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Chris Tucker (facebook)

Chris Tucker; 8:00PM @ Orpheum Theatre (601 Smithe St at Seymour St), downtown Vancouver
$55.75-65.75
Beloved funnyman Chris Tucker continues to keep audiences in stitches with his on-screen roles and hilarious stand-up act. Tucker keeps it classy at his live shows, treating audiences to family-friendly anecdotes from his time on the set of beloved films like Friday and Rush Hour before turning to current events and pop culture.  Whether he’s impersonating his grandmother or his late friend Michael Jackson, Tucker’s razor-sharp wit and impeccable comic timing make for an unforgettable night of laughs on his must-see tours.

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 - The Tempest | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

The Tempest – Photo Credit – David Blue – Bard On The Beach

25th Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival: Bard-B-Q & Fireworks; 4:30PM @ Vanier Park, Vancouver
$99 (includes play ticket, dinner, and post-show entertainment)
Take stirring Shakespeare, add a delicious dinner, and top off with swordplay, comedy and fireworks for a one-of-a-kind, spectacular Festival experience!  Enjoy one of this season’s four plays, followed by a delicious salmon barbecue and scrumptious desserts, complimentary tea and coffee; then enjoy a private view of the Celebration of Light fireworks.  The pre-fireworks Village activities will also include a swashbuckling sword fighting demonstration by Academie Duello and improv antics from the cast of Will Shakespeare’s ImprovMusical!

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.

Haney Farmers Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Haney Farmers Market – Photo Credit – villagegreenlife.ca

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
Haney Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-1:00PM @ Memorial Peace Park (11900 224 St), Maple Ridge
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!

Celebration of Light | Things To Do in Vancouver This Weekend

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Celebration of Light: USA; 5:00PM @ English Bay Beach, downtown Vancouver
Free & ticketed events
The Honda Celebration of Light is not only Vancouver’s biggest event, but it’s also the largest offshore fireworks competition in the world and attracts up to 400,000 spectators along English Bay each evening.  2014 marks the 24th consecutive year of the event, and brings 3 new countries to Vancouver, guaranteed to put on world class Pyro-Musical performances each night!  See the website for ticket and live performances info.

Kitsilano Showboat: Roccor, Celebration of Light Fireworks; 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.  Tonight: Showboat will be simulcasting the music for the fireworks! Part of tonight’s donations will go to Parkinson Research.

Artifact - West End| Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Artifact Vancouver (facebook)

Artifact: West End; 12:00PM-6:00PM @ Bute St at Davie St, West End, downtown Vancouver
Free admission
Did you know that the West End is home to the largest number of artists in Vancouver?  Check out the West End’s newest art and craft fair, with over 30 different vendors, from art prints and jewelry to terrariums and culinary delights.   On through July 27.

Caribbean Days Festival; 10:00AM-8:00PM @ Waterfront Park (200 block West Esplanade), North Vancouver
Free admission
This is a weekend of tropical rhythm, cuisine, carnival and culture as only the Caribbean can offer.  Don’t miss the Multicultural Street Parade today at 10AM!  On through July 27.

 

 


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Sunday July 27th

 

 

Vancouver Whitecaps vs FC Dallas | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Vancouver Whitecaps vs FC Dallas, April 2013 – Photo Credit – Whitecaps FC (facebook)

Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. FC Dallas; 2:00PM @ BC Place (777 Pacific Blvd), downtown Vancouver
$29.25-148.75
Don’t miss the Whitecaps next game!  In anticipation of the 36th Annual Vancouver Pride Parade, the Whitecaps FC will be hosting members of the Pride community.  Tickets available from TicketMaster, inside Tickets Tonight.

Shakespeare & The Rose Gardens: A Historical Walking T0ur; 1:00PM-2:30PM, meet @ Lost Lagoon viewing plaza (north foot of Alberni St), Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver
$10 cash, drop in only
Stroll the through the gardens and explore the monuments, commemorative trees, historic plaques, the Rose Garden Cottage, the Comedy & Tragedy Trees, the old nursery greenhouse sites, the horse stables, the beautiful garden beds in full bloom, and other features found in this iconic section of Stanley Park.  See the link for more.

Haywood Bandstand | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Haywood Bandstand – Photo Credit – colink (flickr)

Music In The Park: Post-Modern Camerata, 1:00PM-3:00PM @ Haywood Bandstand, Alexandra Park (1755 Beach Ave), downtown Vancouver
Free
Celebrate 100 years of community performances at the Haywood Bandstand!  Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy free performances in the relaxing setting of Alexandra Park in the West End.  The Post-Modern Camerata is a group of professional singers and instrumentalists from Vancouver dedicated to performing cantate and chamber music by J. S. Bach and other composers.

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.

Summer Craft Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Cricle Craft Summer Craft Market

2nd Annual Summer Craft Market; 9:00AM-7:00PM @ Jack Poole Plaza (Thurlow St at Canada Place Way), Coal Harbour, downtown Vancouver
Free admission
88 artisans from throughout BC will be showcasing their handmade work, ranging from wood, glass, jewellery, leather, fine art, and ceramics.  You will also find home décor and clever functional items you will not be able to live without.  A great market for gifts or to treat yourself!

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.

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

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Karaoke World Championships Canada; 5:00PM @ 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.

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.

Birds of a Feather - Sea Bird Breeding Season | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Birds of a Feather – Sea Bird Breeding Season | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Birds of a Feather: Sea Bird Breeding Season; 9:00AM-11:00AM @ Stanley Park Nature House (north foot of Alberni St), Lost Lagoon, Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver
Admission by donation
Out in the sea breeze, in the warmth of summer, there is love in the air!  Join for a two-hour easy walking exploration to learn about bird identification and behaviour.

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!

Dancing In The Street | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Swing dance with Vancouver Swing Society – Photo Credit – Dancing In The Street (facebook)

VIVA Granville: Portobello West; 11:00AM-10:00PM @ 700-800 block Granville St, downtown Vancouver
Free admission
VIVA Granville hosts homegrown art, live music, performances, street markets, and more every weekend in the summer!  This week, enjoy Portobello West fashion and art market from 11AM-6PM, and lots of dancing by the Vancouver Swing Society from 1-4PM, Flamenco Rosario from 1-3PM, and Argentine Tango from 7-10PM.

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!

Photo Credit - White Rock Farmers Market

White Rock Farmers Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Ambleside Farmers Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ Ambleside (1500 block Bellevue), West Vancouver
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
White Rock Farmer’s Market; 9:00AM-1:00PM @ Miramar Plaza (15154 Russel Ave), White Rock
Ladner Village Market; 10:00AM-4:00PM @ 5028 48 Ave (at Elliot St), Delta
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!

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.

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.

Fire Hall Open House  | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – scazon (flickr)

Meet Your Local Firefighters! 1:00PM-3:00PM @
Fire Hall No. 6 (1001 Nicole St), West End, downtown Vancouver
Fire Hall No. 12 (2460 Balaclava St), Vancouver
Fire Hall No. 13 (4013 Prince Albert St), Vancouver
Free
Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services is hosting open houses at fire halls across Vancouver throughout the summer. Meet your local firefighters, learn what they do, discuss any fire and life safety concerns that you may have, and enjoy refreshments and demonstrations.

Artifact: West End; 12:00PM-6:00PM @ Bute St at Davie St, West End, downtown Vancouver
Free admission
Did you know that the West End is home to the largest number of artists in Vancouver?  Check out the West End’s newest art and craft fair, with over 30 different vendors, from art prints and jewelry to terrariums and culinary delights.

Caribbean Days Festival| Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Caribbean Days Festival| Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Caribbean Days Festival; 10:00AM-8:00PM @ Waterfront Park (200 block West Esplanade), North Vancouver
Free admission
This is a weekend of tropical rhythm, cuisine, carnival and culture as only the Caribbean can offer.  Don’t miss the Children’s Carnival Parade today at 1:00PM!

12th Street Music Festival; 11:00AM-4:00PM @ 12th Street, New Westminster
Free
Blues, Rock, Jazz, and Swing are the sounds of the 12th Street Music Festival.  Bring the family and check out the popular petting zoo, live entertainment, and more!

Brewery & The Beast | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Brewery & The Beast

Brewery & The Beast; 1:00PM-4:00PM @ Concord Pacific (88 Pacific Blvd), downtown Vancouver
$89; 19+ only
Go on a culinary adventure sure to astound your taste buds.  Brewery & The Beast offers guests information on local farms and specialty food producers, unique dishes from top Vancouver chefs and restaurants, delicious beverages, and a true celebration of all things meat.  Limited tickets still available!

 

 


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  1. Laura

    Just a note the BC Lions game starts at 7pm, not 4pm and the Whitecaps game is on Sunday, not Saturday.

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