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JULY in Vancouver 2019

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, 2019 – Canada Day (Stat Holiday).
  • July 4, 2019 – American Independence Day (US).

July Events in Vancouver

Below is what’s happening on the different days of the month.

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

2019 Vancouver Folk Music Festival

 


Week of July 18th to 21st

July 18-21 | July 22-31


 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

  • Harrison Festival of the Arts – a 10-day festival at Harrison Hot Springs featuring an art market and performing arts shows.
  • Squamish Wind Festival – three days of art, music and performing arts in Squamish (July 18-20, 2019).
  • Concerts at the Pier – a summer evening concert in White Rock.
  • 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.
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street.
  • Waterfront Cinema – a free movie at the northern end of the Canada Place promenade beginning at dusk.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is the Disney Broadway hit Newsies.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm.
  • Summer Live Performance Series – a free evening of family-friendly entertainment in the plaza outside the Bob Prittie Library at the corner of Kingsborough and MacKay in Burnaby. Tonight features the Red Fox Society Drum Group and the V’ni Dansi Metis Dancers from 7 until 9 pm.
  • Thursday Farmers Markets – in New Westminster, Granville Island and Downtown in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza.

Cultus Lake Water & Theme Parks

Friday, July 19, 2019

  • Vancouver Folk Music Festival – first day of the music festival at Jericho Beach (July 19-21, 2019). Performers include Larkin Poe, Desiree Dawson and many others.
  • Harrison Festival of the Arts – a 10-day festival at Harrison Hot Springs featuring an art market and performing arts shows.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is Mamma Mia! which is based on the music by ABBA.
  • New Westminster Outdoor Movies – a film shows at Moody Park in New Westminster.
  • Squamish Wind Festival – three days of art, music and performing arts in Squamish. Tonight the film Mary Poppins Returns shows as part of the festival’s Movie Under the Stars event.
  • Port Moody RibfestPort Moody Ribfest – a free community festival at Rocky Point Park featuring live music, craft breweries, rib barbecue vendors and family-friendly entertainment (July 19-21, 2019). Admission is free. Today’s live music is with Mostly Marley, Barracuda (a Heart tribute band) and Stonebolt (a Grammy Award-nominated band), among others.
  • 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.
  • Music at the Cannery live music at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery at 6:30 pm. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children. This evening’s performance features Celtic and East-Coast Maritime tunes with the Halifax Wharf Rats.
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street.
  • Kitsilano Showboat – live entertainment from 7 until 9 pm on the outdoor stage at Kitsilano Beach. Free admission.
  • Mission Twilight Concerts – free live music at Fraser River Heritage Park at 7 pm. Tonight’s performance is with the Nikki Werner Band.

  • Cultus Lake WaterparkSummer Nightslide Concerts – a special event featuring night sliding and live music at Cultus Lake Waterpark from 8 pm until midnight. Cost is $24.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

  • Port Moody Ribfest – a free community festival at Rocky Point Park featuring live music, craft breweries, rib BBQ-ing and family-friendly entertainment.
  • Shipyards Grand Opening – North Vancouver celebrates the opening of its new public space facilities at the Shipyards with free entertainment and family-friendly activities from 1 until 4 pm.
  • Lower Lonsdale Outdoor MovieMoana shows for free in the plaza outside Lonsdale Quay starting at around 8 pm.
  • Harrison Festival of the Arts – a 10-day festival at Harrison Hot Springs featuring an art market and performing arts shows.
  • Uptown Live – a free Indie music festival and street party in New Westminster.

  • Vancouver Folk Music Festival LogoVancouver Folk Music Festival – a major music festival at Jericho Beach with multiple bands playing all weekend. Tonight’s headliner performance is with the JUNO Award-winning Sam Roberts Band. Other Main Stage performers include Front Country, Basia Bulat and Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers.

2019 Port Moody Ribfest

Sunday, July 21, 2019

  • Vancouver Folk Music Festival – a major music festival at Jericho Beach. Performers include David Hidalgo, The Hamiltones and many others.
  • Harrison Festival of the Arts – a 10-day festival at Harrison Hot Springs featuring an art market and performing arts shows.
  • Edmonds Classic Car Show – a street festival and car show along Edmonds Street in Burnaby between Canada Way and Kingsway from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm.
  • Surrey Fusion Festival – a festival celebrating music, food and world cultures at Holland Park in Surrey.

  • Port Moody Ribfest – a free community festival at Rocky Point Park featuring live music, craft breweries, rib BBQ-ing and family-friendly entertainment.

Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

 


Week of July 22nd to 31st

July 18-21 | July 22-31


 

Monday, July 22, 2019

  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is the Disney Broadway hit Newsies.
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street.
  • Zumba at Canada Place – free Zumba classes at the north end of Canada Place from 5:30 until 6:30 pm.
  • Kitsilano Showboat – live entertainment from 7 until 9 pm on the outdoor stage at Kitsilano Beach. Free admission.

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking ToursForbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – a 2-hour walking tour around Victory Square, Chinatown and Gastown in downtown Vancouver. Departs at 7 pm and costs $28 for adults and $25 for seniors and students.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema – a free outdoor movie at Second Beach in Stanley Park.
  • Brahm’s Tams Drum Circle – drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach from early evening until sunset (assuming sunny weather). Free!
  • 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).
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver Tour routes. Both begin across the street from the Holy Rosary Cathedral which is located at 646 Richards Street.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is Mamma Mia! which is based on the music by ABBA.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Thursday, July 25, 2019

  • Concerts at the Pier – a summer evening concert in White Rock.
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street.
  • Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place – a free movie at the northern end of the Canada Place promenade beginning at dusk.
  • Summer Live Performance Series – a free evening of family-friendly entertainment in the plaza outside the Bob Prittie Library at the corner of Kingsborough and MacKay in Burnaby. Tonight features the Vancouver Puppet Theatre and Magician Rod Boss from 7 until 8:45 pm.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is Mamma Mia! which is based on the music by ABBA.
  • Ali Wong: Milk and Money Tour – at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
  • Museum of Vancouver – admission is by donation from 5 pm to 8 pm (as it’s the last Thursday of the month).
  • Thursday Farmers Markets – in New Westminster, Granville Island and Downtown in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza.

Free Outdoor Movies

Friday, July 26, 2019

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Saturday, July 27, 2019


  • Theatre Under the Stars LogoTheatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is Mamma Mia! which is based on the music by ABBA.

BC Day Long Weekend

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Monday, July 29, 2019

  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is Mamma Mia! which is based on the music by ABBA.
  • Music on the Wharf – an outdoor concert on the Port Haney Wharf at 22360 River Road in Maple Ridge in the evening (by donation).
  • Downtown Movie NightsBohemian Rhapsody shows in the north plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street.
  • Zumba at Canada Place – free Zumba classes at the north end of Canada Place from 5:30 until 6:30 pm.
  • Kitsilano Showboat – live entertainment from 7 until 9 pm on the outdoor stage at Kitsilano Beach. Free admission.

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking ToursForbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – a 2-hour walking tour around Victory Square, Chinatown and Gastown in downtown Vancouver. Departs at 7 pm and costs $28 for adults and $25 for seniors and students.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

  • Vancouver Bach Festival – a series of classical concerts at Christ Church Cathedral and UBC’s Chan Centre (July 30 to August 9, 2019).
  • Brahm’s Tams Drum Circle – drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach from early evening until sunset (assuming sunny weather). Free!
  • Pride at the Pier – a small family-friendly and alcohol-free Vancouver Pride Festival dance party at Shipbuilders’ Square in North Vancouver.
  • Summer Outdoor Concerts – an outdoor concert happens from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm every Wednesday at Trout Lake Park.
  • 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).
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver Tour routes. Both begin across the street from the Holy Rosary Cathedral which is located at 646 Richards Street.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is the Disney Broadway hit Newsies.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.

Abbotsford Agrifair 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Free Events and Activities in August

Other 2019 July Events

The following events also likely take place in 2019 (but with details to be confirmed.)

Top 10 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 Carnaval del Sol Latin festival at Concord Pacific Place.
  4. Enjoy the festivities at the Khatsahlano Street Party in Kitsilano.
  5. Attend the Vancouver Folk Music Festival at Jericho Beach.
  6. Enjoy the BBQs and live entertainment at Port Moody Ribfest.
  7. Attend New Westminster’s Uptown Live street party and music festival.
  8. 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.
  9. Head up to Whistler or Grouse Mountain to enjoy these beautiful mountains without the snow (or at least very little of it).
  10. 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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