Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Gear up for the weekend with World Cup Final viewing parties, street dance lessons, music festivals, and more!  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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FIFA World Cup Final Germany vs Argentina | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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2014 FIFA World Cup Final, Sunday July 13th, match start at 12:00PM (local time)
Looking for a place to watch the World Cup Final between Germany and Argentina?  Here are a few community events to check out:

Fifa World Cup Final - Trout Lake | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – City of Vancouver

Soccer! Samba!! Celebration!!! Party, doors 10:00AM @ Trout Lake Community Centre (3300 Victoria Dr at E 15th Ave), Vancouver
Free, pre-registration required; all ages
Designed to provide a fun, family-friendly, alcohol-free community celebration, the party boasts one of the largest LED viewing screens in Vancouver as well as two themed zones that will help to create as close to a “you are there” experience as possible.  There will be a wide range of activities, including best dressed fan contest, face painting, live performances, and more.

Live at Vancouver Alpine Club, doors 10:30AM @ Vancouver Alpine Club (4875 Victoria Dr), Vancouver
$10, membership required; all ages
Cheer for Team Germany on a 17′ screen!  German street food as well as cold and hot beverages available for purchase onsite.  Stick around for the Big After Game Party!

FIFA World Cup Final - Latin America House | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Latin America House, doors @ Edgewater Casino, downtown Vancouver
$10; 19+ only
Enjoy luxury theatre seating with three 18′ HD screens, and a capacity for 420 soccer loving fans.  Free parking, live entertainment, drink specials, prize giveaways and more!

World Cup Steveston Party, doors 10:00AM @ Buck & Ear Bar & Grill (12111 3rd Ave), Steveston Village, Richmond
$25; 19+ only
Watch the final with some of the most footie-mad locals in the Richmond area.  Your ticket includes a pint of Carlsberg and a burger.

 


 

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Friday July 11th

 

7-Eleven Day | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – 7-Eleven Slurpee Canada (facebook)

7-Eleven Day, 11:00AM-7:00PM @ 7-11 locations everywhere, Vancouver
Free
Did you know the first slurpee poured in Canada was in Calgary back in 1969? Celebrate 7-Eleven’s 45th birthday this year with a free small slurpee!  While supplies last.  More details at the site.

Laugh Your Sexy Ass Off: Scott Thompson, 8:00PM @ Rio Theatre (1660 E Broadway), Vancouver
$39.25-49.75; 19+ only
A modern-day re-imagining of the classic burlesque shows on the 1930s and ‘40s, featuring comedian Scott Thompson.  Second show on July 12.  See the link for more details and get tickets from Tickets Tonight!

CBC Musical Nooners - Kobo Town | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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CBC Musical Nooners: Kobo Town; 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: In the world of Kobo Town, calypso, roots reggae, and acoustic instruments are run through a cheesecloth of 21st century social commentary and indie rock attitude, and infused with infectious, danceable rhythms. One of the grooviest calypso bands anywhere.

Kobo Town & Kara-Kata Afrobeat, 8:30PM @ The Legion (2205 Commercial Dr), Vancouver
$12 advance, $15 at the door
Didn’t get enough of Kobo Town at CBC Musical Nooners?  Watch them perform again with the Fela Kuti-inspired grooves of Vancouver’s Kara-Kata Afrobeat.  Add to this the warm ambiance of the Afrika Shrine, delicious African food on offer, full beverage bar, and you’re in for some serious good times!

Indian Summer Festival - Bhangra Moves | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Indian Summer Festival: Bhangra Moves, 5:00PM @ Woodward’s Complex Atrium (111 W Hastings St), Gastown, downtown Vancouver
Free
Bhangra is a very lively form of folk music and dance that originated in the Punjab region of India. During the last thirty years, Bhangra has surged in popularity worldwide, both in a traditional form and as a fusion with genres such as hip-hop, house, and reggae.  Don’t miss this chance to learn some new moves!

Indian Summer Festival: An Evening With Reza Aslan, 6:00PM @ SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W Hastings), Gastown, downtown Vancouver
$15
Spend an evening with the internationally bestselling author of No god but God and Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.  Reza Aslan offers us a fascinating, provocative, and meticulously researched biography that calls into question everything we thought we knew about Jesus of Nazareth.

Indian Summer Festival - Lit and Sound Cabaret | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Indian Summer Festival: Lit & Sound Cabaret, doors 8:00PM @ The Fox Cabaret (2321 Main St), Vancouver
$17 advance, $20 at the door; VIP packages available
Featuring an all-star cast of multi-disciplinary artists from Canada and around the world, it’ll be an evening of spell-binding story-telling, poetry, music and stunning visuals.  Visit the site for the list of performers.

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!

Enchanted Evening Concert Series - Silk Road Music | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Silk Road Music – Photo Credit – Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

21st Enchanted Evenings Concert Series: Silk Road Music, doors 7:00PM @ Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden (578 Carrall St), Chinatown, downtown Vancouver
$25-$50
A chance to enjoy al fresco dinners, wine, cocktails and other tasty delights before experiencing an exciting line-up of blues, classical piano and traditional Japanese dance theatre performers.  Tonight features Silk Road Music, who begins the series with a brilliant team:  Chinese Pipa / Qiu Xia He, Flamenco guitar and oud / Andre Thibault, Arabic percussion / Tim Gerwing, and oriental dance / Adalat Omar.

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: Ralph Shaw; 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: Ralph Shaw will thrill audiences with a style inspired by the British Music Hall era.

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.

Plastic Acid Orchestra | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Plastic Acid Orchestra, doors 7:30PM @ Performance Works (1218 Cartwright St), Granville Island, Vancouver
Suggested donation $20
Don’t miss one of Vancouver’s most amazing symphonic concert events.  A dazzling full-sized symphony orchestra of some of Vancouver’s most sought-after musicians, paired with some of the most innovative and energizing composers!

Take Off Fridays at YVR & Paper Airplane Competition; 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.  Don’t miss today’s special competition at the Public Observation Area on Level 4 of the Domestic Terminal!  Registration for the competition starts at 10:30AM.  Take the Canada Line directly to the terminals, or enjoy special parking rates of $5 (for four hours).

Dancing On The Edge - Rain Collector | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Rain Collector – Photo Credit – Annika Hagen – Dancing On The Edge

26th Annual Dancing on the Edge Festival of Contemporary Dance; times vary @ various locations in Vancouver
By donation and ticketed events; festival passes available
Featuring over 30 different choreographies from more than 70 dance artists over 10 jam-packed days of dance. Don’t miss these exhilarating and inspiring dance performances at Canada’s longest running contemporary dance festival! On through July 12. Full event schedule on the website.

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.

Opera Mariposa - The Telephone | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Opera Mariposa: The Telephone by Gian Carlo Menotti, 7:30PM-10:30PM @ Marpole United Church (1296 W 67th Ave), Vancouver
$22; other pricing in effect
The lovelorn Ben has finally summoned the courage to propose to Lucy… if only she’d hang up the phone!  Love is on the line in this hilarious opera about communication (and miscommunication) from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Gian Carlo Menotti.  Fully staged in English. On through July 13.

Kitsilano Showboat: Precision Dance, Art of Dance, BC Dance, 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.

Vancouverite | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Vancouverite: A Comedy Show, doors 7:30PM @ Hot Art Wet City (2206 Main Street at E 6th Ave), Vancouver
$5 advance, $10 at the door
Amber Harper-Young & Brent Constantine host Vancouverite, a comedy show featuring funny stories about what adjusting to Vancouver has been like, from some of the best Vancouver comedians including: Mark Nesbitt, Cass Keeley, Emma Cooper, Alicia Tobin, Kevin Banner & Dylan Ryhmer!

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!

Richmond Night Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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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!

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.

FUSE - Fake Plastic | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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FUSE: fake plastic, 8:00PM-1:00AM @ Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St), downtown Vancouver
$20
Vancouver Art Gallery celebrates its popular summer exhibitions with a glamorous and eclectic evening of music, visual arts and performances with an outdoor lounge.  Fake Plastic, this summer edition of FUSE embraces, investigates and accentuates the love of popular culture in the 21st Century, where everything can be anything.  A free outdoor performance will take place on Robson Street, offering the ultimate FUSE experience both inside and outside the Gallery space.

 

 


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Saturday July 12th

 

Annual Wiener Dog Races, 1:50PM @ Hastings Racecourse (PNE Gate 6 or 9), Vancouver
Free admission
The highlight of any dog-lover’s summer!  These cute dogs compete to bag some $2,500 in prizes every year.  Admission to the racecourse is free, and there will be regular horse race occurring between the dog races to give the animals a rest.  Race finals on July 13.

Sunwave  | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Sunwave Outdoor Electronic Music & BBQ, 6:00PM-1:00AM @Koerner’s Secret Garden (6371 Crescent Rd), University of British Columbia, Vancouver
$10 advance, $15 at the door; 19+ only
Vancouver’s first sunny outdoor electronic music special, with performing DJ’s from all over the world.  The venue includes a five-star selection of food served fresh by a team of chef with a wide array of BBQ delights, full-bar, organic drink specials and lots of awesome people.  This event is on twice a month, all summer long through September 13.  Share in a one of a kind experience of Vancouver culture.

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.

14th Annual Marpole Summerfest | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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14th Annual Marpole Summerfest, 11:00AM-3:00PM @ Granville St (between W 63rd & W 71st Ave), Vancouver
Free admission
A free, family oriented community celebration in the Marpole district.  Granville Street will be alive with live performances, the Kids Zone, the 9th Annual Show & Shine, the 40th birthday celebration of the Marpole Branch library, sidewalk sales, and local restaurants offering tastes of the many ethnic foods and specialties available in the neighbourhood.

Summer Salsa Cruise Series, 8:30PM @MV Britannia (501 Denman St at W Georgia St), downtown Vancouver
$28 advance, $33 at the door
Celebrate another anticipated Salsa Cruise Series aboard the largest cruising vessel in Vancouver, the MV Britannia.  Don’t miss out on the complimentary salsa lessons and a dance show taught by some of Vancouver’s top instructors.  Take part in the excitement or sit back and watch the view; either way this will be a night to remember.  Tickets available via Tickets Tonight.

Khatsahlano Street Party | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Khatsahlano Street Party, 11:00AM-9:00PM @ W 4th Ave (from Burrard St to MacDonald St), Vancouver
Free admission
Vancouver’s biggest free Music and Arts Festival! This year’s festival will feature eight (!) stages showcasing more than 50 of Vancouver’s top musical performers as well as the eclectic work of local artisans and street performers. This 10-block street fair also features a wide variety of food options, bustling patios, giveaways, special activities, and outdoor beer gardens!  Visit the site for performance set times.

Laugh Your Sexy Ass Off: Scott Thompson, 8:00PM @ Rio Theatre (1660 E Broadway), Vancouver
$39.25-49.75; 19+ only
A modern-day re-imagining of the classic burlesque shows on the 1930s and ‘40s, featuring comedian Scott Thompson.  Second show on July 12.  See the link for more details and get tickets from Tickets Tonight!

Indian Summer Festival - Writing Home - Sheniz Janmohamed | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Sheniz Janmohamed – Photo Credit – Indian Summer Festival

Indian Summer Festival: Writing Home, 11:00AM @ SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W Hastings), Gastown, downtown Vancouver
Free, pre-registration required
Join writers and performers Sheniz Janmohamed and Lishai Peel for a two hour workshop in writing and spoken word. Participants will explore ideas around identity and belonging, diaspora and home. The focus will be on the excavation of personal narrative and finding the right words to shine light on the intersecting relationships we have with the places we come from and the spaces we now navigate.

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.

Indian Summer Festival - Dinner by Starlight | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Dabbawalas of Mumbai – Photo Credit – Indian Summer Festival

Indian Summer Festival: Dinner by Starlight, 7:00PM @ a secret location, Vancouver
$350 per person, $2,500 table of 8
Dinner by Starlight has quickly become one of the most sought after events in Vancouver. Every year, Vancouver’s culinary magician Vikram Vij prepares a one-time-only meal in honour of a special guest at the Indian Summer Festival.  This year’s guests of honour are the Dabbawalas of Mumbai.  Tickets include an enchanting evening of entertainment, inclusive of drinks and a 4-course meal prepared by Vikram Vij and his team.

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!

Dancing On The Edge - Wreck Beach Butoh | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Kokoro Dance – Wreck Beach Butoh – Photo Credit – Peter Eastwood

26th Annual Dancing on the Edge Festival of Contemporary Dance; times vary @ various locations in Vancouver
By donation and ticketed events; festival passes available
Featuring over 30 different choreographies from more than 70 dance artists over 10 jam-packed days of dance. Don’t miss these exhilarating and inspiring dance performances at Canada’s longest running contemporary dance festival! On through July 12. Full event schedule on the website.

34th Wreck Beach Beach Day, 11:00AM @ Wreck Beach, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Free
Celebrate at one of Vancouver’s clothing optional beach.  There will be a sandcastle competition, kite flying, art show, and a “family portrait”.  More details at the site.

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.

Kitsilano Showboat | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Kits Band – Photo Credit – Kits Band

Kitsilano Showboat: Precision Dance, Art of Dance, BC Dance, 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.

Eastside Flea, 10:00AM-4:00PM @ Wise Hall (1882 Adanac St at Victoria), Vancouver
$2 admission
The perfect place to pick up a sweet gift. Browse 40 amazing local vendors at Vancouver’s favorite modern day flea market, featuring vintage, curios, artisan, small business & everything in-between! Built in 1926, the historic Wise Hall has been home to The Eastside Flea since March 2013, with vendors and visitors now attending from near & far!

Opera Mariposa - The Telephone | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Opera Mariposa: The Telephone by Gian Carlo Menotti, 7:30PM-10:30PM @ Marpole United Church (1296 W 67th Ave), Vancouver
$22; other pricing in effect
The lovelorn Ben has finally summoned the courage to propose to Lucy… if only she’d hang up the phone!  Love is on the line in this hilarious opera about communication (and miscommunication) from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Gian Carlo Menotti.  Fully staged in English. On through July 13.

Rockin’ In The Park, 11:00AM-2:00PM @ Coal Harbour Park (480 Broughton St), Coal Harbour, downtown Vancouver
Free
Bring everyone for this family friendly event!  The excitement includes a bouncy castle, nine-hole mini golf, face painter, balloon artist, live entertainment, arts & crafts, and much more.

Kerrisdale Farmers Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Kerrisdale Farmers Market – Photo Credit – Kerrisdale insider

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

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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!

 

 


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Sunday July 13th

 

15th Annual Key West Ford Show and Shine | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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15th Annual Key West Ford Show & Shine; 10:00AM-5:00PM @ Columbia St, downtown New Westminster
Experience the largest car show in the Pacific Northwest!  There will be a Family Zone, live entertainment, buskers, vendors, beer gardens, delicious food, and lots of cool interactive activities.

Dancing In The Street Kickoff, 1:00PM-4:00PM @ Granville St at Robson St, downtown Vancouver
Free
Learn to swing dance!  Dancing in the Street offers two free drop-in beginner swing dance lessons (1:00-1:30PM & 2:30-3:00PM), with two hours of social dancing to gypsy jazz by Van Django (1:30-2:30PM & 3:00-4:00pm).  No partner and no previous dance experience is necessary!

Second Sunday Series - Rising Stars - Roedde House Museum | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Roedde House Museum (facebook)

Second Sunday Series: 2nd Annual Rising Stars, 3:00PM @ Roedde House Museum (1415 Barclay St), downtown Vancouver
$10
Don’t miss this concert showcasing young local talent.  String playing sisters Sophia and Olivia Cho (violin and cello) are joined by pianist Hamilton Lau in this heat-of-summer chamber music sizzler.  These three young and accomplished musicians (15, 13 and 11, respectively) are already burning brightly, winning competitions and accolades and performing as soloists and chamber musicians in such venues as the Orpheum and the Shadbolt Centre.

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.

MOV - Rewilding Vancouver | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Museum of Vancouver

Family Exploration Day: Hands-On With Rewilding Vancouver, 10:00AM-5:00PM @ Museum of Vancouver (1100 Chestnut St), Vanier Park, Vancouver
Regular admission rates; other pricing in effect
Step into the wild through a hands-on, family-friendly day exploring the Rewilding Vancouver exhibition at the MOV!  Tackle mysteries of the local food chain and ecosystems, and explore questions about “what belongs” in a wild urban environment through specimen handling, games, art activities, and storytelling.  Get exclusive priced tickets from Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre.

Opera Mariposa: The Telephone by Gian Carlo Menotti, 7:30PM-10:30PM @ Marpole United Church (1296 W 67th Ave), Vancouver
$22; other pricing in effect
The lovelorn Ben has finally summoned the courage to propose to Lucy… if only she’d hang up the phone!  Love is on the line in this hilarious opera about communication (and miscommunication) from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Gian Carlo Menotti.  Fully staged in English. On through July 13.

Food Cart Fest | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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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 - Midsummer Night's Dream | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Kyle Rideout as Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream – 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!

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!

Annual Weiner Dog Races | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Hastings Racecourse (facebook)

Annual Wiener Dog Races, 1:50PM @ Hastings Racecourse (PNE Gate 6 or 9), Vancouver
Free admission
The highlight of any dog-lover’s summer!  These cute dogs compete to bag some $2,500 in prizes every year.  Admission to the racecourse is free, and there will be regular horse race occurring between the dog races to give the animals a rest.  Race finals on July 13.

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.

Firehall Farmers Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Firehall Farmers Market, back next week! – Photo Credit – Firehall Farmers Market (facebook)

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
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!

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

Photo Credit – New Works

All Over The Map 2014: Caudillos del Sur; 1:00PM-4:00PM @ Ron Basford Park, 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: Caudillos del Sur.  More info at the link.

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.

 

 


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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