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28 Things To Do In Metro Vancouver This Weekend (July 12-14)

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Temperatures are set to heat up just in time for the weekend! From outdoor concerts to night markets, here are 28 Metro Vancouver events to check out this weekend.

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Metro Vancouver Events This Weekend

Friday, July 12

New Westminster Outdoor Movie Series

New Westminster Outdoor Movie Series

About: A new film will run every Friday from July 5th – July 26th. At dusk, a movie will play on a 16’ inflatable screen for you to enjoy with your friends and community.
Date: Friday, July 5th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: Dusk

Craft Cycle Vancouver Beer Tour

About: Vancouver Beer Bike Tour, hosted by Canadian Craft Tours, is an exciting way to travel between some of North Vancouver’s most popular breweries.
Date: Saturday March 9th, 2019 – Monday December 30th, 2019
Cost: $45
Time: Various

Shipyards Night Market

About: Visitors will find fresh food, locally made products, musicians, art and entertainment every Friday night. The festivities in the Square kick off at 5:00 p.m. on Friday nights. In addition, there will be live music playing until 10:00 p.m. on the Shipbuilders’ Stage, showcasing talent from all over BC.
Date: Friday, May 3rd, 2019 – Friday, September 27th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Richmond Night Market

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Photo: Richmond Night Market / Facebook

About: With endless rows of things to eat and see, the Richmond Night Market will be bustling with over 100 different food vendors to choose from, merchandise and games.
Date: Friday May 10th, 2019 – Monday October 14th, 2019
Cost: General: $4.75 / Children under 8: Free / Seniors over 60: Free
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature

About: Created by the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) in Chicago, A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature, is “an interactive and immersive exhibition that highlights and explains the mathematical patterns that abound in the natural world”.
Date: Friday February 22nd, 2019 – Tuesday September 3rd, 2019
Cost: Free – $25
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Burnaby Village Museum

About: Burnaby Village Museum has created a village for you to explore, featuring costumed townsfolk in homes, shops and businesses straight out of the 1920’s.
Date: Saturday May 4th, 2019 – Monday September 2nd, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


About: Vancouver’s amusement park, Playland, opened for the season on Saturday, May 4th, 2019. Well-known rides such as The Beast, Hellevator, and the Wooden Roller Coaster will once again be ready to make you scream.
Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2019 – Sunday, September 15th, 2019
Cost: Various
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Playland Adults-Only Nights

Photo: Jimmy Yargeau/Flickr

About: Every Friday from July 5th to July 26th, Playland will host four evenings that offer 19+ amusement, complete with live DJs, food, drinks, midway games, and of course, the thrilling rides. More than 20 rides will be open, including The Beast and the Hellevator.
Date: Friday July 5th, 2019, Friday July 12th, 2019, Friday July 19th, 2019, Friday July 26th, 2019
Cost: $29 – $34. VIP tickets start at $79.
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Indian Summer Festival

About: The 9th annual Indian Summer Festival returns to Vancouver, bringing locally and internationally renowned artists to venues across the city from July 4 to 14.
Date: Thursday July 4th, 2019 – Sunday July 14th, 2019
Cost: Various
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Theatre Under The Stars

About: The beloved summer tradition allows guests to enjoy popular shows – all while being outside underneath the stars.
Date: Friday July 5th, 2019 – Saturday August 17th, 2019
Cost: Starting at $20

Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Festival

About: The 2019 Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Festival (TCCF) will present outstanding Vancouver and Taiwanese artists from different disciplines, with the goal to facilitate cultural exchange and contribute to Vancouver’s cultural landscape.
Date: Friday July 12th, 2019 – Sunday July 14th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 4:00 p.m.

Fridays On Front

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Photo: Fridays On Front

About: This family friendly community experience will feature artisan vendors from New West Craft, live music curated by the New Westminster Arts Council, and of course, your favourite food trucks from the Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest!
Date: Friday July 5th, 2019 – Friday August 23rd, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Musical Nooners

About: Running until Friday, August 16th, an assortment of musical acts will take place at The CBC Vancouver’s outdoor stage at 700 Hamilton Street.
Date: Friday July 5th, 2019 – Friday August 16th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Swaneset Outdoor Movie Night 2019

About: Adam Sandler’s “Happy Gilmore” will be shown at the Swaneset Bay and Resort Country Club on Friday, July 12th. Screening time begins at 8:00 pm and wraps up at 11:00 pm.
Date: Friday, July 12th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Knockout Punchlines

About: Sixteen comedians, four random teams, and one epic showcase of Vancouver Comedy. The Fictionals are taking over Yuk Yuks Vancouver on Friday, July 12th at 10:30 p.m. for a new comedy competition: Knockout Punchlines!
Date: Friday July 12th, 2019
Cost: $15
Time: 10:30 p.m. – 11:55 p.m.

Coquitlam Summer Concert Series

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Photo: City of Coquitlam – Municipality / Facebook

About: These three, free Friday-night concerts will feature dynamic live performances each night. Likewise, they are expected to attract over 10,000 people over the course of the concert series.
Date: Friday July 12th, 2019, Friday August 2nd, 2019, Friday September 6th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Free Outdoor Movie Night

About: Taking place at SFU Burnaby Mountain, the cartoon comedy “Smallfoot” will be shown on a big screen as soon as the sun sets.
Date: Friday July 12th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.


Saturday, July 13

Goat Yoga

Goat Yoga
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About: Classes will be held outdoors on a grassy paddock and you are to bring your own yoga mat. Moreover, you will be outside so expect to get a little dirty.
Date: Saturday May 18th, 2019 – Sunday October 27th, 2019
Cost: $30
Time: 8:50 a.m.

The Warmup Pregame Party

About: The Vancouver Whitecaps are hosting a FREE pregame party ahead of their match against Kansas City Sporting FC that’ll have craft beers, food trucks, and games.
Date: Saturday, July 13th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Peak Yoga

About: Individuals can stretch in the sunshine after a rewarding hike up the Grouse Grind or can simply just take the Skyride for some fresh air.
Date: Saturday July 6th, 2019 – Saturday August 31st, 2019
Cost: Free with membership or admission ticket
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Bees and Blueberries Festival

About: During the event, not only will you get to enjoy a variety of fun activities, but also learn about honey bees. Their goal is to share knowledge of bees to educate the community about why bees are so important and why we should be taking care of the environment.
Date: Saturday July 13th, 2019 – Sunday July 14th, 2019
Cost: Free

Surrey Latin Festival

Surrey Latin Festival
Photo: Surrey Latin Festival

About: This free festival will feature food, dance, folklore, music and performance.
Date: Saturday July 13th, 2019 – Sunday July 14th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

MS Bike Fraser Valley Experience

About: You’ll conquer Canada’s best roads and accomplish your wellness goals, while accelerating the pace of MS breakthroughs and empowering people affected by MS to live their best lives.
Date: Saturday July 13th, 2019 – Sunday July 14th, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m.

Rugged Maniac

About: You’ll be able to take part in their 3-mile course packed with 20+ epic obstacles designed to both challenge and thrill maniacs of all fitness levels, from couch potatoes to marathoners.
Date: Saturday July 13th, 2019
Cost: $59 – $69
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Sunday, July 14

Victory Square Movie Night

Victory Square Movie Night
Photo: @88theglobetrotter / Instagram

About: Put on by the Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Association, the movie will start at sunset. Likewise, this will mark the first time an outdoor movie has been screened at Victory Square Park.
Date: Sunday, July 14th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: Sunset

Ubuntu Backyard BBQ

About: While local DJs provide the perfect summer soundtrack, Gunawan and his Ubuntu team will stoke the coals and serve up a delicious, locally-procured barbecue menu.
Date: Sunday, July 14th, 2019
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Sunday Afternoon Salsa at Robson Square

Sunday Afternoon Salsa at Robson Square
Photo: Sunday Afternoon Salsa at Robson Square / Facebook

About: Kicking off on July 7th, dancers can head out to Robson Square every Sunday for a beginner’s lesson at 3:00 p.m., which runs for about 30 minutes with a different instructor each week.
Date: Sunday July 7th, 2019 – Sunday August 25th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 3:00 p.m.

Art, Bike, and Beer Crawl

About: Taking place on Sunday, July 14th, guests will first be taken to 3 of 8 different breweries.
Date: Sunday, July 14th, 2019
Cost: $60 – $100
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


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