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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’s July Calendar of Events

  • July 1, 2022 – Canada Day (Stat Holiday).
  • July 4, 2022 – American Independence Day (US).

 

2022 July Events in Vancouver

Below is what’s happening on the different days of the month in July 2022.

NOTE: Times, locations and other event details are subject to change.

 


To jump to a specific week, click on any of the following:

July 1-3 | July 4-10 | July 11-17 | July 18-24 | July 25-31


 

Canada Day Events

 

Friday, July 1, 2022

Guided Tours

Featured Attractions and Activities

  • Playland – rides at Vancouver’s favourite amusement park.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Indigenous Canoe Cultures. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Bill Reid Gallery – free admission at the Indigenous art gallery from 2 until 5 pm (because it’s the first Friday of the month).
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.

 

StayVancouverHotels.com

 

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Guided Tours

 

Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Festival

 

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Sunday Markets

Guided Tours

 

On Your Block Festival

 


Week of July 4th to 10th

July 1-3 | July 4-10 | July 11-17 | July 18-24 | July 25-31


 

Monday, July 4, 2022

  • American Independence Day
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight’s show is the Broadway musical Something Rotten where William Shakespeare is a Renaissance rock star in Elizabethan England.
  • Vancouver Mysteries – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.

In addition to the above, other fun things to do include the following:

 

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight’s show is the musical We Will Rock You which features music from the band Queen.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 8 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema – a free outdoor movie near Second Beach in Stanley Park.
  • Brahm’s Tam Drum Circle – drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach from early evening until sunset on Tuesday evenings (weather permitting).
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Outdoor Swimming Pools – most outdoor pools in the Lower Mainland are open.
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.
  • Vancouver Mysteries – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.

 

Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

 

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are the Lost Souls of Gastown and Dark Secrets of Stanley Park.
  • Maple Ridge Happenings – the City of Maple Ridge hosts free family-friendly activities at Memorial Peace Park this evening. Today’s theme is Nature Days!
  • Downtown Farmers Market – from 2 until 6 pm in the North Plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today between 11 am and 5 pm in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park.
  • Mission Twilight Concerts – free live music at Fraser River Heritage Park. Today features The Crayons.
  • Surrey Sounds of Summer Music Series a free outdoor concert at Glades Garden.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Camping Opportunities – there are lots of great campgrounds in the Lower Mainland (providing you can find a spot).
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.
  • Outdoor Swimming Pools – most outdoor pools in the Lower Mainland are open.
  • Vancouver Mysteries – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.

 

Thursday, July 7, 2022

  • Latin Jazz Extravaganza – a Latin-themed Jazz concert at the Vancouver Playhouse. (This event is part of Carnaval del Sol’s Latin American Experience series of events.)
  • Greek Summerfest – a festival that celebrates Greek food, culture and music in Vancouver.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Tours with Shipyard Pals – walking tours take place around the Shipyards District in North Vancouver.
  • New West Farmers Market – at Tipperary Park in New Westminster from 3 until 7 pm.
  • Playland – rides at Vancouver’s favourite amusement park.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight’s show is the Broadway musical Something Rotten where William Shakespeare is a Renaissance rock star in Elizabethan England.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.
  • FlyOver Canada – films show at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver tours.
  • Improv Centre TheatreSports – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.
  • Downtown Movie Nights – a film plays in the north plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Vancouver Mysteries – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.

Other Activities

 

Carnaval del Sol

 

Friday, July 8, 2022

 

Vancouver Craft Beer Festival

 

Saturday, July 9, 2022


  • On Your Block FestivalOn Your Block Festival – a new community event with music, food trucks, family-friendly activities and a beer garden at Tipperary Park in New Westminster. The event runs from 1 until 9 pm and admission is free.

Other Events and Activities

  • Improv Centre TheatreSports – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for this morning at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre (because it’s Saturday).
  • River Basin Days – the Fraser River Discovery Centre hosts a family-friendly event today where people can build their own nature boats at Jerry Sulina Park in Maple Ridge.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are the Lost Souls of Gastown, Dark Secrets of Stanley Park and Forbidden Vancouver.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver Mysteries – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.

Saturday Markets

 

StayVancouverHotels.com

 

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Sunday Markets

 

Fort Langley Jazz Festival

 


Week of July 11th to 17th

July 1-3 | July 4-10 | July 11-17 | July 18-24 | July 25-31


 

Monday, July 11, 2022

  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight’s show is the Broadway musical Something Rotten where William Shakespeare is a Renaissance rock star in Elizabethan England.
  • Vancouver Mysteries – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • FlyOver Canada – films show at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Harrison Festival of the Arts – an art market and performing arts shows in Harrison Hot Springs.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Outdoor Swimming Pools – most outdoor pools in the Lower Mainland are open.
  • Camping Opportunities – there are lots of great campgrounds in the Lower Mainland (providing you can find a spot).
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.

 

Vancouver Maritime Museum 25% Discount Offer

 

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

 

Uptown Live in 2022

 

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight’s show is the Broadway musical Something Rotten where William Shakespeare is a Renaissance rock star in Elizabethan England.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are the Lost Souls of Gastown and Dark Secrets of Stanley Park.
  • Downtown Farmers Market – from 2 until 6 pm in the North Plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Maple Ridge Happenings – the City of Maple Ridge hosts free family-friendly activities at Memorial Peace Park this evening.
  • Mission Twilight Concerts – free live music at Fraser River Heritage Park. Today features Early Spirit.
  • Surrey Sounds of Summer Music Series a free  concert at the Museum of Surrey.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today between 11 am and 5 pm in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.
  • FlyOver Canada – films show at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place.
  • Harrison Festival of the Arts – an art market and performing arts shows in Harrison Hot Springs.
  • Outdoor Swimming Pools – most outdoor pools in the Lower Mainland are open.
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball today the team plays against the Hillsboro Hops at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Vancouver Mysteries – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.

 

Lynn Valley Days

 

Thursday, July 14, 2022

 

Vancouver Folk Music Festival

 

Friday, July 15, 2022

  • Vancouver Folk Music Festival – the major music festival happens at Jericho Beach. Bands performing today include The Bros. Landreth, Robben Ford, Frazey Ford, Taj Mahal and many others. (The festival runs from today until Sunday, July 17.)
  • Lynn Valley Day – a community festival in the Lynn Valley district of North Vancouver. Their gala is today and the parade and other events are tomorrow.
  • Flamenco & Tango Night – dance performances at the Annex Theatre. (This event is part of Carnaval del Sol’s Latin American Experience series of events.)
  • Port Moody Ribfest – a free community festival at Rocky Point Park featuring live music, craft breweries, rib barbecue vendors and family-friendly entertainment. Admission is free.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver tours.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for this morning at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre (because it’s Friday).
  • Greek Summerfest – a festival that celebrates Greek food, culture and music.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.
  • Maple Ridge Happenings – the City of Maple Ridge hosts free family-friendly activities at Memorial Peace Park this evening.
  • Outdoor Swimming Pools – most outdoor pools in the Lower Mainland are open.
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball today the team plays against the Hillsboro Hops at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Vancouver Mysteries – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.

Arts and Theatre

 

Uptown Live in 2022

 


UPTOWN LIVE IS THIS WEEKEND!

One of the best free events in the Lower Mainland is Uptown Live in New Westminster. It takes place on Saturday, July 16, from noon until 9 pm. Uptown Live is both a street party and a music festival. It features live entertainment with amazing artists on multiple stages. There are also food trucks, a beer garden, artisan vendors and other fun things to see and do!

For details click Uptown Live or visit uptownlive.ca.


 

Saturday, July 16, 2022

  • Uptown Live – a free music festival and street party with live music, market vendors and family-friendly fun in New Westminster.
  • Lynn Valley Day – a community festival and parade in the Lynn Valley district of North Vancouver.
  • Salsa Night Workshop – Salsa dance lessons and dancing at the Annex Theatre. (This event is part of Carnaval del Sol’s Latin American Experience series of events.)
  • Port Moody Ribfest – a free community festival at Rocky Point Park featuring live music, craft breweries, rib barbecue vendors and family-friendly entertainment.
  • Vancouver Chinatown Festival – an Asian-themed cultural festival in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight’s show is the musical We Will Rock You which features music from the band Queen.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park.
  • Symphony in the Park – the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra has a free concert at Burnaby’s Deer Lake Park.

  • Vancouver Folk Music FestivalVancouver Folk Music Festival – the major music festival happens at Jericho Beach. Bands performing today include Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Asleep at the Wheel, Allison Russell, The New Pornographers and many others.

Featured Attractions and Activities

  • Vancouver Mysteries – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Forbidden Vancouver – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are the Lost Souls of Gastown, Dark Secrets of Stanley Park and Forbidden Vancouver.
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for this morning at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre (because it’s Saturday).
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball today the team plays against the Hillsboro Hops at Nat Bailey Stadium.

 

Vancouver Mysteries

 

Sunday, July 17, 2022

  • Opera in the Park – a free concert with Vancouver Opera at Deer Lake Park in Burnaby.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight’s show is the Broadway musical Something Rotten where William Shakespeare is a Renaissance rock star in Elizabethan England.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park.
  • Port Moody Ribfest – a free community festival at Rocky Point Park featuring live music, craft breweries, rib barbecue vendors and family-friendly entertainment.
  • Vancouver Chinatown Festival – an Asian-themed cultural festival in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park, Lost Souls of Gastown and Really Gay History Tour.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE.
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball today the team plays against the Hillsboro Hops at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Vancouver Mysteries – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Tours with Shipyard Pals – walking tours take place around the Shipyards District in North Vancouver.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.
  • FlyOver Canada – films show at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place.
  • Harrison Festival of the Arts – an art market and performing arts shows in Harrison Hot Springs.

  • Vancouver Folk Music FestivalVancouver Folk Music Festival – a major music festival usually happens at Jericho Beach. Bands performing today include SGaanaGwa, Shovels & Rope, Alejandro EScovedo, Five Alarm Funk and many others.

Sunday Markets

 

Vancouver's Playland at the PNE

 


Week of July 18th to 24th

July 1-3 | July 4-10 | July 11-17 | July 18-24 | July 25-31


 

Monday, July 18, 2022

  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight’s show is the musical We Will Rock You which features music from the band Queen.
  • Vancouver Mysteries – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • FlyOver Canada – films show at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.
  • Outdoor Swimming Pools – most outdoor pools in the Lower Mainland are open.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – provincial parks, city parks and regional parks are great places to be (especially if the weather is nice.)
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.

 

Mariachi Vargas

 

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight’s show is the Broadway musical Something Rotten where William Shakespeare is a Renaissance rock star in Elizabethan England.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 8 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • FlyOver Canada – films show at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place.
  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema – a free outdoor movie near Second Beach in Stanley Park.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.
  • Brahm’s Tam Drum Circle – drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach from early evening until sunset on Tuesday evenings (weather permitting).
  • Outdoor Swimming Pools – most outdoor pools in the Lower Mainland are open.
  • Vancouver Mysteries – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.

 

WildPlay Element Park in Maple Ridge

 

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are the Lost Souls of Gastown and Dark Secrets of Stanley Park.
  • Downtown Farmers Market – from 2 until 6 pm in the North Plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today between 11 am and 5 pm in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Mission Twilight Concerts – free live music at Fraser River Heritage Park. Today features Jennifer Scott.
  • Surrey Sounds of Summer Music Series a free outdoor concert at Fleetwood Park.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight’s show is the musical We Will Rock You which features music from the band Queen.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.
  • Maple Ridge Happenings – the City of Maple Ridge hosts free family-friendly activities at Memorial Peace Park this evening. Tonight is Adventure Night where you can try a climbing wall, archery, parkour and other fun things.
  • FlyOver Canada – films show at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place.
  • Outdoor Swimming Pools – most outdoor pools in the Lower Mainland are open.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • Vancouver Mysteries – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.

 

Fort Langley Jazz Festival

 

Thursday, July 21, 2022

 

Playland at the PNE

 

Friday, July 22, 2022

  • Odlum Brown Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival – a music and arts event in Fort Langley. Today includes concerts with Molly Johnson and The Shuffle Demons at Chief Sepass Theatre.
  • Mission Folk Music Festival – a three-day music festival in Mission. Bands performing today include Lonesome Town Painters, Quote the Raven, Shred Kelly and others.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver tours.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for this morning at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre (because it’s Friday).

  • Mariachi Vargas ConcertMariachi Vargas – the world’s oldest and most famous Mariachi band performs tonight at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre as part of the Mexican ensemble’s 125th Anniversary World Tour. The concert starts at 8 pm.

 

Celebration of Light 2022

 

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Shows, Attractions and Entertainment

  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight’s show is the Broadway musical Something Rotten where William Shakespeare is a Renaissance rock star in Elizabethan England.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park.
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for this morning at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre (because it’s Saturday). The Centre also has a special event today where participants can learn how to predict and prepare for extreme weather events!
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.
  • Improv Centre TheatreSports – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown, Forbidden Vancouver and Dark Secrets of Stanley Park tours.

Saturday Markets

 

Art Downtown Vancouver

 

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Sunday Markets

 

Free Events and Activities in July

 


Week of July 25th to 31st

July 1-3 | July 4-10 | July 11-17 | July 18-24 | July 25-31


 

Monday, July 25, 2022

  • Vancouver Pride Festival – a series of events celebrating Vancouver’s LGBTQ community.
  • Vancouver Mysteries – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight’s show is the Broadway musical Something Rotten where William Shakespeare is a Renaissance rock star in Elizabethan England.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.
  • FlyOver Canada – films show at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • Outdoor Swimming Pools – most outdoor pools in the Lower Mainland are open.
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.

 

Improv Centre

 

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

  • Vancouver Bach Festival – concerts at various venues between July 26 and August 6. Today features Rondeau which is a special fundraising event with former CBC host Bill Richardson and various guests at the Sage Bistro at UBC.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 8 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Vancouver Pride Festival – a series of events celebrating Vancouver’s LGBTQ community.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight’s show is the musical We Will Rock You which features music from the band Queen.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park.
  • FlyOver Canada – films show at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place.
  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema – a free outdoor movie near Second Beach in Stanley Park.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.
  • Outdoor Swimming Pools – most outdoor pools in the Lower Mainland are open.
  • Brahm’s Tam Drum Circle – drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach from early evening until sunset on Tuesday evenings (weather permitting).
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball the team plays against the Everett AquaSox at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Vancouver Mysteries – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.

 

Vancouver Bach Festival

 

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

  • Honda Celebration of Light – major fireworks displays and entertainment in English Bay. Today features an amazing pyrotechnics show by the Midnight Fireworks Company from Canada.
  • Evening at the Museum – the Maritime Museum at Vanier Park hosts their annual fundraising gala with dinner, live music and excellent views of the Celebration of Light fireworks.
  • Vancouver Bach Festival – today’s opening concert is Ebb and Flow with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra at The Chan Centre at UBC.
  • Fireworks Boat Party – a night club-style event out on the water with views of the fireworks and the city.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Surrey Sounds of Summer Music Series a free outdoor concert at Darts Hill Garden.
  • Mission Twilight Concerts – free live music at Fraser River Heritage Park. Today features Thistle Dew.
  • Vancouver Pride Festival – a series of events celebrating Vancouver’s LGBTQ community.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are the Lost Souls of Gastown and Dark Secrets of Stanley Park.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight’s show is the Broadway musical Something Rotten where William Shakespeare is a Renaissance rock star in Elizabethan England.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.
  • Maple Ridge Happenings – the City of Maple Ridge hosts free family-friendly activities at Memorial Peace Park this evening. Tonight is Bounce the Park Night where kids can do trampolining, play bubble soccer and play in bouncy castles.
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball the team plays against the Everett AquaSox at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Downtown Farmers Market – from 2 until 6 pm in the North Plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Outdoor Swimming Pools – most outdoor pools in the Lower Mainland are open.
  • Vancouver Mysteries – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.

 

Thursday, July 28, 2022

 

Friday, July 29, 2022

  • BC Day Long Weekend – a long weekend with various celebratory activities taking place throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Vancouver Bach Festival – today features The Last Rose of Summer in the afternoon and Les Nations in the evening. Both events happen at Christ Church Cathedral.
  • Abbotsford Agrifair – an agricultural fair that normally includes a midway, amusement rides and animals at Exhibition Park in Abbotsford.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today between 11 am and 5 pm in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight’s show is the Broadway musical Something Rotten where William Shakespeare is a Renaissance rock star in Elizabethan England.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.
  • Maple Ridge Happenings – the City of Maple Ridge hosts free activities at Memorial Peace Park this evening. Tonight is Pop Night featuring live music with artists Paul Filek & Nette.
  • Improv Centre TheatreSports – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park.
  • Vancouver Pride Festival – a series of events celebrating Vancouver’s LGBTQ community.
  • Pride at the Pier – LGBTQ2+-themed activities at the Shipyards in North Vancouver.
  • Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival – family-friendly activities and logger competitions in Squamish.
  • Harmony Arts Festival – an arts festival featuring live music and art displays in West Vancouver.
  • Tsawwassen Sun Festival – a community festival that features a softball tournament in Tsawwassen. (TBD)
  • Vancouver Pride Festival – a series of events celebrating Vancouver’s LGBTQ community.
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond.
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball the team plays against the Everett AquaSox at Nat Bailey Stadium.

Featured Activities & Attractions

  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown, Forbidden Vancouver and Really Gay History Tour.
  • Vancouver Mysteries – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for this morning at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre (because it’s Friday).
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!

 

BC Day Long Weekend

 

Saturday, July 30, 2022

  • BC Day Long Weekend – a holiday weekend with celebratory activities throughout the Lower Mainland. Highlights of the weekend include the following:
    • Honda Celebration of Light – major fireworks displays and entertainment in English Bay. Today features an amazing pyrotechnics show from Spain.
    • Brigade Days at Fort Langley – celebrations featuring folk in period costume at the National Historic Site.
    • Abbotsford Agrifair – an agricultural fair that includes a midway, amusement rides and animals in Abbotsford.
    • Click BC Day Long Weekend for a list of other major festivals happening today and throughout the weekend.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE is open.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight’s show is the musical We Will Rock You which features music from the band Queen.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.
  • Vancouver Mysteries – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown, Forbidden Vancouver Dark Secrets of Stanley Park tours. There is also an extra Really Gay History Tour because of Vancouver Pride Week.
  • Improv Centre TheatreSports – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball the team plays against the Everett AquaSox at Nat Bailey Stadium.

Festivals

Saturday Markets

 

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Sunday Markets

 

Other 2022 July Events

The following events may or may not also take place in 2022 (with details to be confirmed.)

 

Food and Drink-Related Events

  • Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest – a street festival featuring dozens of food trucks on Columbia Street in New Westminster. (Happening on August 6th in 2022 as Car Free Day New West.)
  • Maple Ridge Food Truck Festival – an event with food trucks, live music and market vendors. (To be confirmed.)
  • Surrey Greek Food Festival – a multi-day community event featuring Greek food and entertainment in Surrey. (Not happening in June or July, but a smaller event might take place in August 2022.)

 

Festivals in the City of Vancouver

  • Bastille Day – a French festival that normally happens at the Roundhouse in Yaletown (on July 16, 2022).
  • Commercial Drive Car Free Day – a massive street party on Commercial Drive. (It’s usually in July, but on September 10 in 2022)
  • Indian Summer Festival – a multi-day festival of arts, music and ideas featuring Canadian, South Asian and Indigenous artists. (July 7-17 in 2022.)
  • Savour Summer Festival – a free event at River District Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Vancouver Thai Festival – a free festival celebrating Thai music, culture and food in the North Plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery. (TBD)

 

Festivals Elsewhere in the Lower Mainland

  • Colombian Independence Picnic – a free family-friendly event hosted by Vancouver’s Colombian community at Central Park in Burnaby. (It normally happens in mid-July, but not in 2022. There is a small chance that it could take place in August this year instead, although exact details are to be confirmed.)
  • Caribbean Days Festival – a 2-day festival at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park (on July 23 and 24 in 2022).
  • Aldergrove Fair Days – a small-town fair that includes games, rides, a beer garden, artisan alley, tractor pull and a dozen or so food trucks. (July 15 to 17 in 2022.)
  • Osprey Festival – a small community event celebrating nature and the life of Chief Dan George in North Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Squamish Wind Festival – two weeks of art, music and performing arts in Squamish. (Happens from August 8 to 20 in 2022.)
  • Pride at the Pier – a small family-friendly and alcohol-free Vancouver Pride Festival dance party at Shipbuilders’ Square in North Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Richmond Maritime Festival – a free festival at Britannia Shipyard in Steveston Village. (Happening on August 20 and 21 in 2022.)
  • Squamish Youth Nation Powwow – an Indigenous cultural event on the North Shore. All are welcome. (To be confirmed.)
  • Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival – family-friendly activities and logger competitions in Squamish. (July 28 to 31, 2022)

 

Sporting Events

  • Tour de White Rock – two days of cycling races and festivities in White Rock in mid-July. (CANCELLED)
  • BC Lions Football – Vancouver’s professional Canadian football team plays at BC Place Stadium.
  • Buckin Hell – 15-km, 50-km and 2-person 50-km relay races in the North Shore mountains. (July 23rd in 2022.)
  • Giro di Burnaby – a closed-circuit cycling race around the streets of downtown Burnaby. (CANCELLED)
  • Knee Knackering North Shore Trail Run a 30-mile trail run between Horseshoe Bay and Deep Cove. (July 9, 2022)
  • New West Grand Prix – a cycling race in New Westminster. (CANCELLED)
  • PoCo Grand Prix – cycling races in Port Coquitlam. (CANCELLED)
  • Gastown Grand Prix – a cycling race in the heart of the old town. (CANCELLED)
  • Tour de Delta – cycling races in Delta. (CANCELLED)
  • Tynehead 5/8/12 Hour Run – half marathon, full marathon and 5, 8 and 12-hour running races at Tynehead Regional Park in Surrey. (TBD)
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball NWL League games (and occasional fireworks nights) at Nat Bailey Stadium
  • Vancouver Whitecaps – soccer game against various teams at BC Place Stadium.

 

Music Events

 

Theatre, Movies and Other Events

  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (June 8 to September 24 in 2022.)
  • 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. (TBD)
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.

 

Outdoor Movies

 

Other Events & Activities

  • Agassiz Raceway Car Racing – car racing near Harrison Hot Springs. (July 9 and 23 in 2022.)
  • Luxury & Supercar Weekend – Canada’s premier outdoor luxury automotive event takes place at VanDusen Garden. (It usually happens in September, but this year it took place in July.)
  • Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour – a 30-km self-guided cycling tour visiting farms in the Fraser Valley. (Not happening in 2022.)
  • Cloverdale Market Days – a large artisan market that features over 100 vendors in normal years in downtown Cloverdale. (July 23, 2022)
  • Main Street Farmers Market – in front of Vancouver’s Central Pacific Station. (Not happening in 2022.)
  • Roedde House – admission to the historic museum in Vancouver’s West End is by donation on the last Friday of the month. (TBD)
  • Eastside Flea – an outdoor market featuring up to 50 or so vendors selling vintage, collectibles, handmade and other items in East Vancouver.
  • Edmonds Classic Car Show – a street festival and car show along Edmonds Street in Burnaby. (July 23, 2022)
  • Robson Square Salsa – salsa lessons and dancing on Sunday afternoons in Robson Square. (July 17 to August 14 in 2022.)
  • Squamish Street Market – a once-a-month summer event on Cleveland Avenue in downtown Squamish. (July 31 in 2022.)
  • Summer Nightslide Concerts – night sliding and live music at Cultus Lake Waterpark. (TBD)
  • The Ultimate Car Show – a free event featuring over 300 vehicles outside the Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam. (TBD)
  • Shipyards Night Market – live music and market activities at Shipbuilder’s Square in North Vancouver. (Likely not happening in 2022.)
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond.
  • Anime Revolution – a pop culture and Japanese anime-themed trade show at the Vancouver Convention Centre. (July 29 to 31, 2022)

 

Top 10 July Things to Do

Below are some of our favourite things to do in July each year (or at least ones without a pandemic).

  1. Take part in any of the Canada Day festivities throughout the region on the weekend of July 1st.
  2. Watch the Celebration of Light fireworks.
  3. Enjoy the festivities at the Khatsahlano Street Party in Kitsilano.
  4. Attend the Vancouver Folk Music Festival at Jericho Beach.
  5. Enjoy the BBQs and live entertainment at Port Moody Ribfest.
  6. Attend New Westminster’s Uptown Live street party and music festival.
  7. 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.
  8. Head up to Whistler or Grouse Mountain to enjoy these beautiful mountains without the snow (or at least very little of it).
  9. Take in any of the live music performances occurring throughout the Lower Mainland, many of which are free.
  10. Have dinner at one of Vancouver’s Top Restaurants and then take in a Show or Other Entertainment, or go for a stroll in one of the region’s Best Parks & Places in Nature.

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.