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JULY Events in Vancouver 2021

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 Calendar of Events

  • July 1, 2021 – Canada Day (Stat Holiday).
  • July 4, 2021 – American Independence Day (US).

 

July Events in Vancouver

Below is what’s happening on the different days of the month in July 2021. First though, see the following note about the impact of the novel coronavirus on Vancouver and upcoming events.

NOTE: Since the spring of 2020, many Lower Mainland events and attractions continue to be negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As you’ll see below, many events in our calendar are marked as “to be confirmed” or “(TBD)”. For the most up-to-date details about the status of specific events, see official event websites.

 


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

July 1-4 | July 5-11 | July 12-18 | July 19-25 | July 26-31


 

Canada Day Events

 

Thursday, July 1, 2021

 

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Friday, July 2, 2021

 

Saturday, July 3, 2021

 

Sunday, July 4, 2021

 


Week of July 5th to 11th

July 1-4 | July 5-11 | July 12-18 | July 19-25 | July 26-31


 

Monday, July 5, 2021

 

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

 

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

 

Thursday, July 8, 2021

 

Friday, July 9, 2021

  • FVDED in the Park – a 2-day hip-hop, R&B, rap and electronic music festival at Holland Park in Surrey (TBD)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver.
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE.
  • Greek Summerfest – a festival that normally celebrates Greek food, culture and music at St. Nicholas and Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church. (TBD)
  • Harrison Festival of the Arts – a 10-day festival at Harrison Hot Springs featuring an art market and performing arts shows. (TBD)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (TBD)
  • Markets
    • Shipyards Night Market – live music and market activities at Shipbuilder’s Square in North Vancouver. (TBD)
    • Richmond Night Market – the giant Asian night market at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (TBD)
    • Eastside Flea – an outdoor market featuring up to around vendors selling vintage, collectibles, handmade and other items at 550 Malkin Ave in East Vancouver. (TBD)

 

Saturday, July 10, 2021

 

Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

 

Sunday, July 11, 2021

 


Week of July 12th to 18th

July 1-4 | July 5-11 | July 12-18 | July 19-25 | July 26-31


 

Monday, July 12, 2021

  • Harrison Festival of the Arts – a 10-day festival at Harrison Hot Springs featuring an art market and performing arts shows. (TBD)
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street. (TBD)
  • Zumba at Canada Place – free Zumba classes at the north end of Canada Place from 5:30 until 6:30 pm. (TBD)

 

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

 

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

 

Thursday, July 15, 2021

 

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Friday, July 16, 2021

 

Saturday, July 17, 2021

 

Sunday, July 18, 2021

 


Week of July 19th to 25th

July 1-4 | July 5-11 | July 12-18 | July 19-25 | July 26-31


 

Monday, July 19, 2021

  • Outdoor Swimming Pools – most outdoor pools in the Lower Mainland are open. (TBD)
  • 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.

 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

 

Thursday, July 22, 2021

 

Friday, July 23, 2021

 

Saturday, July 24, 2021

 

Sunday, July 25, 2021

 


Week of July 26th to 31st

July 1-4 | July 5-11 | July 12-18 | July 19-25 | July 26-31


 

Monday, July 26, 2021

  • Vancouver Pride Festival – a series of events celebrating Vancouver’s LGBTQ community. (TBD)
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.

 

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

 

Free Outdoor Movies

 

Thursday, July 29, 2021

 

Friday, July 30, 2021

  • BC Day Long Weekend a long weekend with various celebratory activities taking place throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Abbotsford Agrifair – an agricultural fair that normally includes a midway, amusement rides and animals at Exhibition Park in Abbotsford. (TBD)
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE.
  • Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival – family-friendly activities and logger competitions in Squamish. Today’s events include world-championship chair carving in the afternoon and then bed races down Cleveland Avenue. There is also a free movie in the evening at Junction Park. (TBD)
  • Vancouver Pride Festival – a series of events celebrating Vancouver’s LGBTQ community. (TBD)
  • Harmony Arts Festival – an arts festival with live music, art displays and a nightly outdoor movie in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Tsawwassen Sun Festival – a community festival that features a softball tournament in Tsawwassen. (TBD)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver.
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public by donation from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey.
  • Roedde House – admission to the historic museum in Vancouver’s West End is by donation today (because it’s the last Friday of the month). (TBD)
  • Shipyard Night Market – live music and market activities at Shipbuilder’s Square in North Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (TBD)

 

BC Day Long Weekend

 

Saturday, July 31, 2021

 

Other 2021 July Events

The following events may or may not also take place in 2021 (with details to be confirmed.)

 

FESTIVALS

  • Vancouver Chinatown Festival – a Asian-themed cultural festival in Vancouver’s Chinatown. (It normally happens in either July or August). (TBD)
  • Caribbean Days Festival – a 2-day festival at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver. (In late July, although exact details for 2021 are TBD.)
  • Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest – a street festival featuring dozens of food trucks on Columbia Street in New Westminster. (TBD)
  • Surrey Fusion Festival – a festival celebrating music, food and world cultures at Holland Park in Surrey. (Possibly July 24 & 25, 2021, but to be confirmed.)
  • Mission Folk Music Festival – a three-day music festival in Mission. (TBD)
  • Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Country Fest – a community event at the Albion Fairgrounds at 23448-105th Avenue in Maple Ridge. (TBD)
  • Uptown Live – a free Indie music festival and street party in New Westminster. (In mid-July.)
  • 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. (In mid-July.) (Tentatively scheduled for July 16 to 18, 2021, but to be confirmed.)
  • 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. (TBD)
  • Squamish Wind Festival – three days of art, music and performing arts in Squamish. (In mid-July.)
  • Indian Summer Festival – an 11-day festival of arts, music and ideas featuring Canadian, South Asian and Indigenous artists. (TBD)
  • Khatsahlano Street Party – a massive one-day street party on West 4th Avenue from MacDonald to Burrard. (In early July.)
  • Colombian Independence Picnic – a free family-friendly event hosted by Vancouver’s Colombian community at Central Park in Burnaby. (TBD)
  • Commercial Drive Car Free Day – a massive street party on Commercial Drive. (TBD)
  • 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 2-day maritime festival at Britannia Shipyard in Steveston Village. (TBD)
  • Savour Summer Festival – a free event at River District Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Squamish Youth Nation Powwow – an Indigenous cultural event on the North Shore. All are welcome. (To be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver Bach Festival – a series of classical concerts at Christ Church Cathedral and UBC’s Chan Centre. (TBD)
  • Vancouver Thai Festival – a free festival celebrating Thai music, culture and food in the North Plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery. (TBD)
  • Whistler Children’s Festival – a 3-day event in Whistler. (TBD)

 

SPORTING EVENTS

 

MUSIC & THEATRE

 

OUTDOOR MOVIES

 

OTHER EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

  • Agassiz Raceway Car Racing – Minis, Streets, Hornets and Special Hornet Celebrity Race car racing at 5045 Cemetery Road (10 km from Harrison Hot Springs). (TBD)
  • TED2021 – the annual world TED Conference takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre. (TBD)
  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation tonight from 5 to 8:30 pm on a Thursday in mid-July. (TBD)
  • Cloverdale Market Days – a large artisan market featuring over 100 vendors in downtown Cloverdale on 176th Street (between 56A Avenue and 58 Avenue). (TBD)
  • Eastside Flea – an outdoor market featuring up to 50 or so vendors selling vintage, collectibles, handmade and other items at 238 1st Avenue in East Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Edmonds Classic Car Show – a street festival and car show along Edmonds Street in Burnaby between Canada Way and Kingsway. (TBD)
  • Recyclefest – a free event at Trout Lake where you can take unwanted electronic items to be recycled and listen to live music, play in a bouncy castle (if you’re a little kid) and do other family-friendly activities. (TBD)
  • Robson Square Salsa – salsa lessons and dancing on Sunday afternoons in Robson Square from 3 to 7 pm (by donation). (TBD)
  • Squamish Nation Canoe Races – Indigenous canoeing racing at Ambleside Park. (TBD)
  • Squamish Street Market – a once-a-month summer event on Cleveland Avenue in downtown Squamish. (TBD)
  • Steveston Village Farmers Market – in the parking lot of the Steveston Community Centre at 4111 Moncton Street from 10:30 am until 3:30 pm. (TBD)
  • Summer Nightslide Concerts – a special event featuring night sliding and live music at Cultus Lake Waterpark from 8 pm until midnight. (TBD)
  • The Ultimate Car Show – a free event featuring over 300 vehicles in the parking lot of the Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam. (TBD)

 

Top 10 July Things to Do

Below are some of our favourite things to do in July each year.

  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.

 

 

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