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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.

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


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July 1-8 | July 9-15 | July 16-22 | July 23-31


Sunday, July 1, 2018

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Thursday, July 5, 2018

  • Circo Osorio Circus – the Las Vegas-based circus has shows in Coquitlam (July 5-9).
  • 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 festival of arts, music and ideas featuring Canadian, South Asian and Indigenous 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

  • Circo Osorio Circus – the Las Vegas-based circus has shows in Coquitlam (July 5-9).
  • 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.
  • KiteClash – 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 festival of arts, music and ideas featuring Canadian, South Asian and Indigenous artists.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Vancouver Chamber Choir – a concert showcasing the works of Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer at UBC’s Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.
  • Movie Night in North Vancouver – the movie Labyrinth starring David Bowie shows in the Civic Plaza at 9:15 pm.
  • Outdoor Movie Nights in Cloverdale – the movie Ferdinand shows at Don Christian Park at 6220 184th Street in Surrey at dusk.
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public by donation from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey.
  • Night Markets

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Sunday, July 8, 2018

 


Week of July 9th to 15th

July 1-8 | July 9-15 | July 16-22 | July 23-31


 

Monday, July 9, 2018

Free Outdoor Concerts

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 festival of arts, music and ideas featuring Canadian, South Asian and Indigenous artists.
  • Shows and Concerts
    • Harrison Festival of the Arts – a 9-day festival at Harrison Hot Springs.
    • Stanley Park Summer Cinema – a free outdoor movie at Second Beach in Stanley Park.
    • Les Miserables – a Broadway Across Canada production at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
    • 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.
    • Brahm’s Tams Drum Circle – informal drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach from early evening until sunset (assuming sunny weather). Free!
  • 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

  • Circo Osorio Circus – the Las Vegas-based circus has shows in Abbotsford (July 12-15).
  • Greek Summerfest – an 11-day festival celebrating Greek food, culture and music at St. Nicholas and Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church.
  • Shows and Concerts
  • Giro di Burnaby – a closed-circuit cycling race around the streets of downtown Burnaby.
  • Indian Summer Festival – an 11-day festival of arts, music and ideas featuring Canadian, South Asian and Indigenous artists.
  • Thursday Farmers Markets – in New Westminster, Granville Island and Downtown in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza.

Friday, July 13, 2018

  • Circo Osorio Circus – the Las Vegas-based circus has shows in Abbotsford (July 12-15).
  • Greek Summerfest – an 11-day festival celebrating Greek food, culture and music at St. Nicholas and Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church.
  • 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.
  • Shows and Concerts

  • Vancouver Folk Music FestivalVancouver Folk Music Festival – first day of the music festival at Jericho Beach (July 13-15, 2018). Today features concerts by Neko Case, Darlingside, Three Women & the Truth, James McMurtry and other great folk music bands and musicians.

  • PoCo Grand Prix – cycling races in Port Coquitlam.
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public by donation from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey.
  • Markets
    • Shipyard Night Market – live music and market activities at Shipbuilder’s Square in North Vancouver.
    • Richmond Night Market – the giant Asian night market at 8351 River Road in Richmond.
    • Mercato Italian Market – an Italian-themed farmers market at the Italian Cultural Centre at 3075 Slocan Street from 5 pm until 9 pm.
    • Vancouver Folk Music Festival Market – a giant artisan market takes place outside the music festival’s venue at Jericho Beach and admission to the market (but not the festival) is free.

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

  • Circo Osorio Circus – the Las Vegas-based circus has shows in Abbotsford (July 12-15).
  • Harrison Festival of the Arts – a 9-day festival at Harrison Hot Springs featuring an art market and performing arts shows.
  • 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 eat $2 hot dogs from 10 am until 3 pm.
  • Symphony at Sunset Beach – a free concert at Sunset Beach near English Bay. The VSO School of Music entertains at 7:15 pm and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performs at 8:30.
  • Bastille Day Festival – the French national holiday is celebrated with free activities at the Roundhouse Community Centre at 181 Roundhouse Mews from 10 am until late at night.
  • Honeybee Festival – a free family-friendly honey-themed event at the Honeybee Centre at 7480 – 176 Street in Surrey from 10 am until 4 pm.
  • 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.
  • The Ultimate Car Show – a free event featuring over 300 vehicles in the parking lot of the Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam from 10 am to 3 pm.
  • Greek Summerfest – an 11-day festival celebrating Greek food, culture and music at St. Nicholas and Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church.
  • Shows and Concerts
    • TD Concerts at the Pier – a summer evening concert at 8 pm at the Five Corners neighbourhood in White Rock with the band Big City Soul.
    • Les Miserables – a Broadway Across Canada production at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
    • Shipyards Summer Sessions Concerts – free live music in the evening at North Vancouver’s Shipbuilders’ Square.
    • Red Truck Concert Series – multiple performances at Red Truck Brewery at 295 East 1st Avenue in Vancouver.
    • Indian Summer Festival – an 11-day festival of arts, music and ideas featuring Canadian, South Asian and Indigenous artists. Today features world-famous Indian musician Hariprasad Chaurasia in concert at the Orpheum.
    • Abbotsford Outdoor Movie – the movie Sandlot shows for free at the Centennial Park Ball Diamond at Mill Lake Park at dusk.

  • Vancouver Folk Music FestivalVancouver Folk Music Festival – a major music festival at Jericho Beach. Today features concerts by Iskwé, Alex Cuba, Kacy & Clayton, The Dead South and other great folk music bands and musicians.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

  • Circo Osorio Circus – the Las Vegas-based circus has shows in Abbotsford (July 12-15).
  • Harrison Festival of the Arts – last day of the 9-day festival at Harrison Hot Springs featuring an art market and performing arts shows.
  • 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.
  • Greek Summerfest – last day of the 11-day festival celebrating Greek food, culture and music at St. Nicholas and Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church.
  • Tour de White Rock – second of two days of cycling races and festivities in White Rock.
  • Indian Summer Festival – an 11-day festival of arts, music and ideas featuring Canadian, South Asian and Indigenous artists. Today features Songs for Scheherazade at the Ismaili Centre in Burnaby.
  • Honeybee Festival – a free family-friendly honey-themed event at the Honeybee Centre at 7480 – 176 Street in Surrey from 10 am until 4 pm.
  • Fort Langley Half Marathon – 21K and 5K runs in Fort Langley.
  • Classic Car Show – a street festival and car show along Edmonds Street in Burnaby between Canada Way and Kingsway from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm.

  • Vancouver Folk Music FestivalVancouver Folk Music Festival – a major music festival at Jericho Beach. Today features concerts by Ry Cooder, Art Bergmann, Dawn Pemberton, Carole Pope and other great folk music bands and musicians.

 


Week of July 16th to 22nd

July 1-8 | July 9-15 | July 16-22 | July 23-31


 

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 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).
  • 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.
  • Family Movie Nights in the Plaza – the 1982 Steven Spielberg movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial shows in the Civic Plaza at 9:00 pm.
  • 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.
  • 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

Uptown Live Street Party

Saturday, July 21, 2018

  • Uptown Live – a free Indie music festival and street party in New Westminster from noon until 9 pm.
  • Port Moody Ribfest – a free community festival at Rocky Point Park featuring live music, craft breweries, rib BBQ-ing and family-friendly entertainment.
  • Fun City Festival – a Car Free Day event in North Vancouver that features live entertainment and a giant Slide the City water slide down Lonsdale Avenue.
  • Surrey Fusion Festival – a festival celebrating music, food and world cultures at Holland Park in Surrey.
  • Mission Folk Music Festival – a three-day music festival in Mission.

  • Savour Summer FestivalSavour Summer Festival – a free wine and cheese event at River District Vancouver from 4:00 until 8:00 pm. Wine 101 sessions take place at 4:30 and 6:30 pm and are on a first-come, first-served basis. The bands Grooveport and The Boom Booms are also performing. Invite your friends!


  • Iberico Pop Up ShopARC Iberico Imports – ARC Iberico Imports is hosting a pop up shop featuring Iberico ham de Bellota, Iberico products, premium Spanish products, wine and beer from 10 am until 6 pm at 412 Industrial Avenue. It’s a small event with tasty gourmet delicatessen treats for sale.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

 


Week of July 23rd to 31st

July 1-8 | July 9-15 | July 16-22 | July 23-31


 

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 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).
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Thursday, July 26, 2018

  • Squamish Wind Festival – three days of art, music and performing arts in Squamish (July 26-28).
  • VMO Live Symphony Concert – the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra performs for free at Jack Poole Plaza from 7 until 9 pm. (Take your own lawn chairs!)
  • Theatre Under the Starsoutdoor musical theatre at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park.
  • TD Concerts at the Pier – a summer evening concert in White Rock with The Lonely (a Roy Orbison tribute band) and Big River (a Johnny Cash tribute band).
  • 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 from 7 to 8:45 pm.
  • 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 27, 2018


  • Shipyard Night Market – This Friday is a special Expanded Artists Night where artists and artisan vendors will overflow the market’s usual space and fill the plaza outside the Polygon Gallery. Also, tonight’s concerts are with the bands Trilojay and Red Eye Empire. Tell your friends!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

BC Day Long Weekend

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.
  • Pride at the Pier – a small family-friendly and alcohol-free Vancouver Pride Festival dance party at Shipbuilders’ Square in North Vancouver from 5 until 10 pm.
  • 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 Tams Drum Circle – drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach from early evening until sunset (assuming sunny weather). Free!
  • 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.

2019 July Events

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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