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JULY in Vancouver 2018

July in Vancouver

Vancouver’s July events calendar features dates and events in the Lower Mainland including concerts, performances, markets, festivals and fireworks events.


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Vancouver July Events Calendar

  • July 1, 2018 – Canada Day (Stat Holiday).
  • July 4, 2018 – American Independence Day (US).

July Events in Vancouver

Below is what’s happening on the different days of the month. (For a list of other July events that will likely occur but for which 2018 dates and details have not yet been confirmed, click Other July Events or scroll to near the bottom of this page).

Note: schedules are subject to change – check official event websites for exact details.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Pacific Ferries (Click for Details)

Monday, July 2, 2018

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Free Outdoor Concerts

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Thursday, July 5, 2018

  • Greek Summerfest – first day of the 11-day festival celebrating Greek food, culture and music at St. Nicholas and Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church at 4641 Boundary Road (July 5-15, 2018).
  • TD Concerts at the Pier – a summer evening concert in White Rock with the band Honeymoon Suite.
  • Latin American Week – today’s feature event is the Flamenco, Tango & Wine Night at Performance Works on Granville Island.
  • Indian Summer Festival – an 11-day multi-arts festival with provocative arts events featuring Canadian, South Asian and other international artists (July 5-15, 2018). Today features the Opening Party with Vikram Vij at the Roundhouse Community Centre.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park.
  • Thursday Farmers Markets – in New Westminster, Granville Island and Downtown in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza.

Friday, July 6, 2018

  • FVDED in the Park – a 2-day hip-hop, R&B, rap and electronic music festival at Holland Park in Surrey. Tonight’s headliner band is Future. Other artists include FERG, Kaskade, Illenium, Rezz  and others.
  • Kite Clash – the Canadian Freestyle Kiteboarding Championships in Squamish (July 6-8, 2018). Today’s event is Canadian Freestyle.
  • Harrison Festival of the Arts – a 9-day festival at Harrison Hot Springs featuring an art market and performing arts shows (July 6-15, 2018).
  • Greek Summerfest – an 11-day festival celebrating Greek food, culture and music at St. Nicholas and Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church.
  • Tour de Delta – cycling races in Delta (July 6-8, 2018). Today’s events are the MK Delta Criterium and North Delta Community Festival.
  • Indian Summer Festival – an 11-day multi-arts festival with provocative arts events featuring Canadian, South Asian and other international artists.
  • Car Racing – races take place at Mission Raceway Park.
  • Whistler Children’s Festival – a 3-day event in Whistler (July 6-8, 2018).
  • Bill Reid Gallery – free admission at the Indigenous art gallery from 2 until 5 pm (because it’s the first Friday of the month).
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park.
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street.
  • Summer Concert Series – free outdoor evening concerts in North Vancouver at Panorama Park. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver Chamber Choir – a concert showcasing the works of Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer at UBC’s Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.
  • Music at the Cannery – evening concerts on Friday evenings in Steveston Village outside the Gulf of Georgia Cannery at 12138 Fourth Avenue. (To be confirmed.)
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public by donation from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey.
  • Night Markets

Carnaval del Sol

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Sunday, July 8, 2018

  • Carnaval del Sol – second of two days of Vancouver’s annual Latin festival with free concerts and family-friendly activities.
  • Car Free Day – a massive street party on Commercial Drive.
  • Kite Clash – the Canadian Freestyle Kiteboarding Championships in Squamish. Today features the Big Air Event.
  • Symphony in the Park – a free performance by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at Deer Lake Park from 7 to 9 pm.
  • Greek Summerfest – an 11-day festival celebrating Greek food, culture and music at St. Nicholas and Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church.
  • Whistler Children’s Festival – a 3-day event in Whistler.
  • Harrison Festival of the Arts – an art market and performing arts shows at Harrison Hot Springs.
  • Indian Summer Festival – an 11-day multi-arts festival with provocative arts events featuring Canadian, South Asian and other international artists.
  • Sports Events
    • Tour de Delta – last of three days of cycling races in Delta. Today’s events are the White Spot | Delta UCI 1.2 Road Race and South Delta Community Festival.
    • Car Racing – races take place at Mission Raceway Park.
    • Vancouver Canadians Baseball – vs. the Spokane Indians at Nat Bailey Stadium in the afternoon.
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public by donation from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park.
  • Summer Sundays Concert Series – a free evening concert in the plaza outside the Bob Prittie Library at the corner of Kingsborough and MacKay in Burnaby (to be confirmed).
  • Port Moody Summer Sundays – free live music at Rocky Point Park starting at 2 pm (to be confirmed).
  • Robson Square Salsa – salsa lessons and dancing on Sunday afternoons in Robson Square from 3 to 7 pm (by donation).
  • Jazz Vespers – at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church at 1022 Nelson Street between 4 and 5 pm. Admission is by donation.
  • Sunday Farmers Markets – at Ambleside, Coquitlam, Kitsilano, Ladner, Mt. Pleasant, Whistler and White Rock.
  • Flea Markets
  • Richmond Night Market – the giant Asian night market at 8351 River Road in Richmond.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

  • Greek Summerfest – an 11-day festival celebrating Greek food, culture and music at St. Nicholas and Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park is open from 10 am to 6 pm. Note: Full-fare tickets are half price today between 2 and 6 pm!
  • New West Grand Prix – a cycling race in New Westminster.
  • Indian Summer Festival – an 11-day multi-arts festival with provocative arts events featuring Canadian, South Asian and other international artists.
  • Shows and Concerts
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Friday, July 13, 2018

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Monday, July 16, 2018

  • Music on the Wharf – an outdoor concert on the Port Haney Wharf at 22360 River Road in Maple Ridge in the evening (by donation).
  • Theatre Under the Starsoutdoor musical theatre at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park.
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park is open from 10 am to 6 pm.
  • Zumba at Canada Place – free Zumba classes at the north end of Canada Place from 5:30 until 6:30 pm.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

  • Theatre Under the Starsoutdoor musical theatre at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park is open from 10 am to 6 pm. Note: Full-fare tickets are half price today between 2 and 6 pm!
  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema – a free outdoor movie at Second Beach in Stanley Park.
  • Brahm’s Tam Drum Circle – drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach from early evening until sunset (assuming sunny weather). (Note: don’t be surprised to smell “smoking weed” in the air!)
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Friday, July 20, 2018

  • Port Moody Ribfest – a free community festival at Rocky Point Park featuring live music, craft breweries, rib BBQ-ing and family-friendly entertainment (July 20-22, 2018).
  • Mission Folk Music Festival – a three-day music festival in Mission.
  • Aldergrove Fair Days – a small-town 3-day fair that includes games, rides, a beer garden, artisan alley, tractor pull and a dozen or so food trucks. There is also nightly live entertainment. Rumour has it that tonight’s band might be Pat Benatar.
  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation tonight from 5 to 8:30 pm. Guided tours are at 7 pm.
  • Car Racing – races take place at Mission Raceway Park.
  • Family Movie Nights in the Plaza – a free movie outside the Civic Library in North Vancouver. (To be confirmed.)
  • Theatre Under the Starsoutdoor musical theatre at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park.
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street.
  • Summer Concert Series – free outdoor evening concerts in North Vancouver at Panorama Park.
  • Music at the Cannery – evening concerts on Friday evenings in Steveston Village outside the Gulf of Georgia Cannery at 12138 Fourth Avenue. (To be confirmed.)
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public by donation from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey.
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball – vs. the Hillsboro Hops at Nat Bailey Stadium in the afternoon.
  • Night Markets

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Monday, July 23, 2018

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

  • Theatre Under the Starsoutdoor musical theatre at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park is open from 10 am to 6 pm. Note: Full-fare tickets are half price today between 2 and 6 pm!
  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema – a free outdoor movie at Second Beach in Stanley Park.
  • Brahm’s Tam Drum Circle – drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach from early evening until sunset (assuming sunny weather). (Note: don’t be surprised to smell “smoking weed” in the air!)
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Abbotsford Agrifair 2018

Monday, July 30, 2018

  • Vancouver Bach Festival – a series of classical concerts at Christ Church Cathedral and UBC’s Chan Centre (July 30 to August 10, 2018).
  • Toto – live in concert on their 40 Trips Around the Sun tour at the Centre.
  • Music on the Wharf – an outdoor concert on the Port Haney Wharf at 22360 River Road in Maple Ridge in the evening (by donation).
  • Theatre Under the Starsoutdoor musical theatre at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park.
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street.
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball – vs. the Eugene Emeralds at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Zumba at Canada Place – free Zumba classes at the north end of Canada Place from 5:30 until 6:30 pm.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

  • Vancouver Bach Festival – a series of classical concerts at Christ Church Cathedral and UBC’s Chan Centre.
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball – vs. the Eugene Emeralds at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park is open from 10 am to 6 pm. Note: Full-fare tickets are half price today between 2 and 6 pm!
  • Brahm’s Tam Drum Circle – drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach from early evening until sunset (assuming sunny weather). (Note: don’t be surprised to smell “smoking weed” in the air!)
  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema – a free outdoor movie at Second Beach in Stanley Park.
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.

Free Outdoor Concerts

Other July Events in 2018

The following events also take place in July, but 2018 details are still to be confirmed:

  • Squamish Nation Youth Powwow – a 3-day First Nations powwow and cultural celebration at the Capilano Reserve Park at 100 Mathias Road on the North Shore. Open to the public with $5 admission. (Likely in early July, but 2018 date and details to be confirmed.)
  • North Vancouver Summer Concert Series – now called the Live & Local Concerts & Culture Series, free outdoor concerts and other forms of entertainment take place in North Vancouver’s Civic Plaza, Lynn Valley Village and Parkgate Plaza one evening each week in July and August.
  • Family Movie Nights in the Plaza – a free movie outside the Civic Library in North Vancouver on a number of Friday evenings over the course of the summer. (2018 details to be confirmed.)
  • Recyclefest – a free 1-day event at the Trout Lake Community Centre where you can take your broken and unwanted small appliances and power tools to be recycled for free. Activities also include bouncy castles, a BBQ, games and other family fun. (To be confirmed for 2018.)
  • Picnic de la independencia de Colombia – a small free family-friendly event celebrating Colombian Independence Day at Burnaby’s Central Park. (To be confirmed for 2018).
  • Vancouver Thai Festival – a free festival celebrating Thai music, culture and food in the North Plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery (2018 date to be determined).
  • Spirit of the People Powwow – a 3-day celebration in Chilliwack at the Tzeachten Sports Field featuring dancing, First Nation art and salmon BBQs (in late July).
  • Cates Park Summer Concerts – free live music on Saturday afternoons between mid-July and late August in North Vancouver at 4131 Dollarton Highway. (To be confirmed for 2018.)

Other July Events in Other Years

  • LightWaterDrums Festival – a free family-friendly winter lantern festival at Hastings Park (normally in mid-January, but cancelled for 2018. 2019 details to be confirmed).

Top 6 July Things to Do

  1. Take part in any of the Canada Day festivities throughout the region on the weekend of July 1st.
  2. Watch the Honda Celebration of Light fireworks.
  3. Attend the Vancouver Folk Music Festival at Jericho Beach.
  4. Spend the day at any of Metro Vancouver’s best beaches or go camping at Alice Lake, Rolley Lake, Alouette Lake, Porteau Cove or Cultus Lake.
  5. Head up to Whistler or Grouse Mountain to enjoy these beautiful mountains without the snow (or at least very little of it).
  6. Take in any of the live music performances occurring throughout the Lower Mainland, many of which are free.

For more, check out Vancouver’s Best Places for Summer Activities.


To return to the top of the page, click July Calendar.

To see what’s happening next month, click August Calendar of Events.

Typical July Weather

Along with August, July is typically the driest month of the year in Vancouver and without a doubt one of (if not the) best times to be in the city. The weather is warm (for Vancouver) and the days nice and long, with the sun still up well into the late evenings.

If you want to avoid the rain and you like warm temperatures, then July is usually a great month to be in Vancouver and outdoors at one of the city’s great beaches or parks enjoying the fabulous weather.

July temperatures can expect to hit a high of about 22 degrees C (or 72 F) on a typical day, and the lows hover around 13 C (or 55 F). It also only rains about 35 mm (so less than 1.5 inches), making Vancouver and the surrounding region one of the absolute best places to be in the world in July.

Recommended July Activities

Being the summer, July is one of the busiest times of the year for events and special outdoor activities. There seems to be an event of some kind some place every weekend.

There are often CBC Nooners live music performances outside the CBC Building at noon (by Georgia and Hamilton across from the main library in downtown Vancouver), and live outdoor music every Friday evening on the North Shore at various locations, including at Deep Cove, Cates Park and Edgemont Village.

Being comfortably hot and sunny, a typical July finds Vancouver’s parks and beaches packed with sunbathers, picnickers and people just enjoying the sunshine. There are farmers markets every weekend throughout the region, theatre in the parks, and all kinds of entertainment everywhere.

Click summertime activities for a more complete list of Vancouver’s best things to do this time of year.


To return to the top of the page, click July Calendar.

To see what’s happening next month, click August Calendar of Events.

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