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26 Things To Do In Metro Vancouver This Weekend (July 5-7)

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We’re heading into the heart of the summer season, which means there are new exciting events to check out every week. From a part on wheels to outdoor festivals, here are 26 Metro Vancouver events to check out this weekend.

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Vancouver Events This Weekend

Friday, July 5

Richmond Night Market

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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.

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 is live music 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.

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.

Fvded In The Park

FVDED In The Park
Photo: FVDED In The Park / Facebook

About: This year’s event features some of the biggest names in electro house, hip hop, rap, and modern R&B including headliners Khalid and Zedd.
Date: Friday, July 5th, 2019 – Saturday, July 6th, 2019
Cost: Various
Time: 1:00 p.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.

North Vancouver Free Outdoor Movie Night

About: Being held at North Vancouver City Library, this free movie will be played on a big outdoor screen at sunset.
Date: Friday, July 5th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: Sunset

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

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.

Playland Adults-Only Nights

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.

Summer Bike Rave

About: It’s a mobile party on wheels. Imagine loud music and bright neon lights as you bike around the largest, most beautiful campus in Vancouver, beside hundreds of other ravers on wheels.
Date: Friday, July 5th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.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.

Star Wars Concert Series

About: Attendees will be treated to music by the talented composer John Williams as The Empire Strikes Back is being played.
Date: Thursday July 4th, 2019 – Saturday July 6th, 2019
Cost: Starting at $44
Time: 7:00 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


Saturday, July 6

Pop-Up Roller Skate Robson Square

Pop Up Roller DiscoAbout: The skate will take place from 12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Robson Square Skating Rink. Organizers have partnered up with Jack 96.9 for this event. In addition, Jack Up the 80s host Larry will be spinning an all-vinyl 80s DJ set.
Date: Saturday, July 6th, 2019
Cost: $15
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 5:30 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 p.m.

Silk Road Festival

About: This two-day outdoor festival will feature a diverse style of visual and performing arts spanning from Asia and Africa to Europe and beyond.
Date: Saturday July 6th, 2019 – Sunday July 7th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 a.m.

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.


About: This one-day event specializes in all genres of entertainment and fandoms. Whether you’re interested in Anime, Fantasy, Horror, or Science fiction, this is the place for you. Geektopia is a “community that accepts all, practices tolerance and celebrates diversity”.
Date: Saturday July 6th, 2019
Cost: $15 – $200 (kids 5-years-old and under are free)
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Carnaval Del Sol

About: This 2-day festival celebrates Latin American culture with live music, art, dance, sports, and poetry. Not to mention, for 2019, more than 450+ artists from different Latin American countries will be at Carnaval del Sol.
Date: Saturday July 6th, 2019 – Sunday July 7th, 2019
Time: 1:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Paul McCartney Vancouver Concert

Paul McCartney
Photo: Paul McCartney / Facebook

About: Paul McCartney gained worldwide fame as the bass guitarist and singer for the legendary band the Beatles, widely considered the most popular and influential group in the history of popular music.
Date: Saturday July 6th, 2019
Cost: Various
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Squamish Beer Festival

About: Taking place on Saturday, July 6th, the Squamish Beer Festival is an annual half day event where 55+ craft breweries and cideries, and over 2,000 beer lovers will come together to celebrate their passion for great beer.
Date: Saturday, July 6th, 2019
Cost: $39 – $50
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Sunday, July 7

Symphony at Sunset

Symphony at Sunset
Photo: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra‎ / Facebook

About: This year’s concert will be conducted by VSO Music Director Otto Tausk with a sunset concert that will include something for everyone, from classical favourites to film score hits.
Date: Sunday July 7th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Sunday Afternoon Salsa at Robson Square

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.

Surrey Pop-Up Junk Drop

About: City of Surrey residents are allowed to bring up to a pick-up load of materials (1 ton maximum). Furthermore, trailers with hydraulic lifts and/or larger than 8 ft. long are not allowed to be brought.
Date: Sunday July 7th, 2019, Sunday August 11th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


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