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40 Things To Do & See In The Fraser Valley This Summer

Cultus Lake Waterpark

Photo: @keatonharaga / Instagram

The temperatures outside continue to rise and so does the level of fun across the region!

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From outdoor festivals to markets, here are 40 things to do and see in the Fraser Valley this summer.

Things To Do & See In The Fraser Valley

Abbotsford

All summer | Cineplex Summer Movies

Movies will be screened every Wednesday and Saturday in July, August, and September at 11AM.

The best part? Films will be the mere price of $2.99, and a portion of the proceeds go towards supporting WE Charity.

July

July 5 | Beeswax Candle-Making

Fraser Valley
Photo: Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm & Meadery / Facebook

Come and learn how to make candles! They will choose beeswax sheets, in the colour of your preference, and learn how to make two sets of candles!

Tickets are only $20.

July 7 | Abbotsford BerryFest 2018

Fraser ValleyThe 37th annual Abbotsford BerryFest is set to return for a “berry good time” on July 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. to the streets of Essendene and Montrose Avenue in Downtown Abbotsford. This year’s BerryFest is expected to attract more than 6,000 attendees for a fun-filled day of family-friendly festivities created to commemorate Abbotsford’s national distinction as the berry capital of Canada.

July 14 | Pride Celebration Dinner and Variety Show

Don’t miss the 6th Annual Pride Celebration, Dinner and Dance. This year they will be hosting a Variety Show Showcasing local talent including performances by: Stephen Scaccia, “The Valley Clique”, Local Comedian Julia Stretch, and a special Dance routine by Luminesque Dance.

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July 14 | MS Bike Experience

MS Bike is the largest fundraising cycling series in North America and it’s the experience of a lifetime! No matter where in Canada you ride, you’ll feel the contagious energy MS Bike cyclists along the journey especially when you cross the finish line and celebrate!
Every year since 1989, cyclists of all ages and fitness levels across Canada get together to end Canada’s disease: multiple sclerosis. Join us at this event full of excitement, challenge, community and we know you’ll leave with a sense of great accomplishment.

July 21 | QiQee Fashion Show

Fraser ValleyQiQee is having its first independent fashion show ever. The event will show case QiQee products (eg. hair extentions, hair accessories, lip sticks) and clothing which will be available for purchase at the event.

July 31 | Mid Summer Mead Fest

This is a mid- summer, evening event with a delightful range of honey wines, appetizers, and gentle summer melodies with Ryan McAllister!

Come and meet your neighbours and bring a friend.

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August

August 3 | Abbotsford Agrifair

Fraser Valley
Photo: Abbotsford Agrifair / Facebook

The Abbotsford Agrifair is a three day event, with multiple attractions, live shows and much more.

August 10 | Abbotsford International Airshow

The 56th annual Abbotsford International Airshow roars into the skies over the Fraser Valley.

Headline performers include the US Navy Blue Angels and Canadian Forces Snowbirds, RCAF CF-18 Hornet and USAF A-10 Warthog demo teams, as well as 4x World Aerobatic Champion Rob Holland and many more.

New attractions include the Mobile Dairy Classroom, Poultry In Motion, Fraser Valley Antique Machinery Association, Laughing Stock Ranch, and much more.

August 24 | Joe Rogan

joe rogan
Photo: joerogan.net

Comedian Joe Rogan will be coming to Abbotsford this August.

The stop will be part of his “Strange Times 2018” tour, bringing Rogan across North America this summer and fall.

September

September 10 | The Rewind Tour

The Rewind Tour
Photo: AquaVEVO

The Rewind Tour is bringing the 90s back in full swing at the Abbotsford Centre with Aqua, Prozzak, Whigfield, and even a legendary Much Video Dance Party.

Each stop on the tour bringing fans back to the era of Video Countdown’s and Highschool dance parties!

September 15 | Abbotsford Extreme Rodeo

Bigg Rigg Productions is Back with the first annual Abbotsford Extreme Rodeo! This event will have 40 of Canada’s top bucking bulls along with some of the top bull riders in Canada!

Mission

June

June 29 | Envision Financial Twilight Concerts

Fraser Valley
Photo: Envision Financial Twilight Concert Series / Facebook

Come on down to Fraser River Heritage Park to enjoy some excellent music and meet your neighbours! Have a hot dog, ice cream or popcorn and relax for an hour!

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July

July 6 | Drag Queen Music Bingo at The Stage

Come out to The Stage for a classic evening of music bingo!

July 7 | Dark Stone at The Railyard

Dark Stone has managed to blend classic hard rock with metal and blues. The result is edgy soulful guitar runs from Jason Mintenko, pulsing tight rhythms from bassist Kato Von Essen and skin pounding drums from Stefan G, rounded out with raw edgy vocals from both the brothers Matthew and Jason Mintenko.

July 12 | UBC Sports Car Club 2018 Track Day #2

Fraser Valley
Photo: UBC Sports Car Club (UBCSCC)‎ / Facebook

Come join us for a fun day at the track at our second lapping event of the year!

July 17 | Sunset Market In The Park

This market will have live music, artisan & craft stalls, food truck & paint night, local small business and fresh produce.

July 20 | 31st Annual Mission Folk Music Festival

The 31st Annual Mission Folk Music Festival returns this July. It will be featuring concerts, workshops, classes, a kids area, artisan market, bistro, food trucks, and much more!

August

August 11 | Coco

Fraser Valley
Photo: Coco / Facebook

Bring the family and take in a free flick on a 3-storey high big screen courtesy of your local Mission Prospera Credit Union branch with a FREE outdoor screening of Disney/Pixar’s Oscar-winning blockbuster, COCO on Saturday, August 11 at Fraser River Heritage Park (7494 Mary St).

Bring your blankets and get comfy!

August 12 | Motorcycle Ride for Hospice

Come out to the annual Ride for Hospice on Sunday, August 12th. Register and join the Poker Run to support the Mission Hospice Society Children’s Bereavement Camp at Zajac Ranch.

September

September 12 | Zumbini Trial Class

Designed for children ages 0-4, and their caregivers, Zumbini combines music and movement to create the ultimate bonding experience!

Sing, dance, and play together while developing your little one’s social, cognitive, emotional and motor skills.

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Chilliwack

All summer | Cultus Lake Waterpark

Fraser Valley
Photo: @keatonharaga / Instagram

The biggest waterpark in BC, Cultus Lake waterpark has over 18 waterslides. What’s more, they also have five gigantic hot tubs, a lazy river, five food outlets, and more.

Located at 4150 Columbia Valley Highway in Chilliwack, they’re open rain or shine, 10AM to 6:30PM.

All summer | Lindeman Lake

This gorgeous spot is a must visit. The 3.4 KM intermediate hike takes about 2-hours to complete round trip. But you’re going to want to spend a lot of time here. The emerald-coloured waters of Lindeman Lake is a peaceful and refreshing way to end the day. Nestled in the Fraser Valley, this spot is just over 2-hours from Vancouver.

All summer | Bosumarne Falls

Bosumarne Falls
Photo: @through.leas.lense / Instagram

Go chase waterfalls at this stunning spot in the Fraser Valley. Bosumarne Falls is nestled just off Chilliwack Lake Road and offers spectacular views.

The waterfall is an easy 2.5 KM roundtrip hike that takes about an hour to complete. But once you reach the upper falls, you’ll never want to leave.

Immerse yourself in the wilderness and take a dip by the waterfall surrounded by lush trees.

All summer | Teapot Hill

Located next to Cultus Lake in Chilliwack, Teapot Hill is perfect for those looking for a relatively easy trail with a quirky vibe.

The way up is filled with unique teapots, as well as a variety of flowers – Tiger Lily, Stinging Nettle, and Trillium.

The 5KM round-trip hike takes about two hours to complete, and provides incredible views of Cultus Lake.

June

June 29 | Late Night Party at Townhall Abbotsford

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Photo: Townhall Chilliwack‎ / Facebook

Come out for drink specials, great music, and an amazing atmosphere!

June 30 | Free Community Yoga Class

This class is not intended to only try once, you may attend as often as you wish and are not required to attend any other classes at Studio B if that is not in your budget. Offering this class to the community of Chilliwack is very special to us and we are so happy that yoga at Studio B is accessible to everyone, please join us!

June 30 | Yoga & Hiking Adventures

Fraser Valley
Photo: Oxygen Yoga and Fitness Chilliwack / Facebook

Join Ambre every Saturday in the month of June for a yoga & hiking adventure!

These are a by-donation events, with all proceeds going to local animal charities. Recommended donation is $2 -$5 per person.

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July

July 1 | Canada Day Concert at Tractorgrease

Fraser Valley
Photo: Kitty & The Rooster / Facebook

The city is celebrating Canada Day with a killer line up of some of their favourite artists. Lots of great food will be served up. They’ll have their smoker going and a dedicated vegetarian chef. Music starts at 3:00 p.m.

July 6 | Party in the Park 2018

Trevor McDonald is back again as your host on the Chances Chilliwack Community Stage, bringing you great local entertainment from 5:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. each Friday in July!

July 11 | 26th Annual Stó:lō Children’s Festival

This year’s event features midway games, bouncy castles, snow cones, and much more for everyone to enjoy! It all starts at 9:30 a.m. and goes until 2:30 p.m.

July 22 | O’Connor Annual Car Show

Fraser ValleyThe O’Connor Annual Car Show is open to anyone and everyone. They will have a BBQ, prizes and awards for a wide variety of categories that will fit everyone’s taste. There is NO registration fee and the BBQ is by donation with all proceeds going the Cyrus House in Chilliwack.

July 22 | Longtable Dinner on the First Tee

Join the community as Chef Jonathon prepares a seasonal menu, complimented with guitar strums by Ryan McAllister, apres dinner fireside time, and panaromic waterfront and mountain views.

In light of the challenges many local families face with buying school supplies and groceries, proceeds will be donated to our local Backpack Project.

Tickets start at $75.

August

August 10 | Chilliwack Fair

Fraser Valley
Photo: The Chilliwack Fair / Facebook

The 146th annual Chilliwack Fair returns this summer on August 10th with plenty to do!

For the first time ever the Chilliwack Fair is bringing in a 35 foot dual lane zip line for those who want to take the plunge! Whether you’re a child or an adult, this attraction is sure to give you a unforgettable experience! With the dual lines you can ride with a friend, or even make a race out of it!
There will also be live music, a marketplace, food vendors, and much more!

August 18 | Chilliwack Mud Drags

Chilliwack is about to get loud, ground poundin loud August 18 & 19th – The famous Chilliwack Mud Drags are Back and Bigger than ever! Mud will be flying, trucks will be jumping and the crowd will be going Wild! B.C Mud racing at it’s finest along with our latest addition, The Hill n Hole competition and Junior racers (13 and under).

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September

September 15 | Culture & Craft Beer Festival

Fraser ValleyIt’s time for another round of awesome beers, fantastic cheer, and ridiculously good times – because the Fraser Valley Culture & Craft Beer Festival is back!

The premier beer-tasting, culture-celebrating, taste-tantalizing event of the fall returns for a fantastic sixth year at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on September 15th, 2018.

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