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19 Things To Do In Metro Vancouver This Weekend (July 19 – 21)

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Hands up for the weekend! From outdoor movies to a massive cultural festival, here are 19 Metro Vancouver events to check out this weekend.

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Metro Vancouver Events This Weekend

Friday, July 19

Snack N Snap

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About: This year’s event kicked off July 11th and is running until the 28th. The tasty exhibit has transformed Metrotown’s Grand Court with larger than life food art displays, snack retailers, pop-up treat carts and contest giveaways. Create your very own treats during one of their Workshop Wednesdays.
Date: Thursday, July 11th, 2019 – Sunday, July 28th, 2019.
Cost: Free

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.

New Westminster Outdoor Movie Series

New Westminster Outdoor Movie SeriesAbout: 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

Richmond Night Market

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.

Playland Adults-Only Nights

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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.


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.

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

Fridays On Front

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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.

Coquitlam Summer Concert Series

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.


Saturday, July 20

Surrey Fusion Festival

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About: The two-day festival will once again take over Holland Park for what will once again be British Columbia’s largest multicultural event. Attendees will be able to experience cuisine from around the world from over 50 community-hosted cultural pavilions, as well as music and entertainment across seven stages.
Date: Saturday July 20th, 2019 – Sunday July 21st, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Goat Yoga

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 San Jose Earthquakes that’ll have craft beers, food trucks, and games.
Date: Saturday, July 20th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Ultimate Car Show at the Hard Rock Casino

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About: This free event kicks off with a charity pancake breakfast from 8:00 am to 10:00 am, which is then followed by the main show from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Date: Saturday, July 20th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Peak Yoga at Grouse Mountain

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.

Sunday, July 21

Sunday Afternoon Salsa at Robson Square

Sunday Afternoon Salsa at Robson Square
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About: Kicking off on July 7th, dancer’s 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.

For more fun things to do, check out our Travel & Outdoors section!


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