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JULY Events in Vancouver 2020

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, 2020 – Canada Day (Stat Holiday).
  • July 4, 2020 – American Independence Day (US).

July Events in Vancouver

Below is what’s happening on the different days of the month in July 2020. First though, see the following note about the impact of the novel coronavirus on Vancouver and upcoming events.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Beginning in the spring of 2020, many Lower Mainland events and attractions have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As you’ll see below, many events are marked as “to be confirmed” or “to be determined” or “(TBD)”. Unless we know that an event has been cancelled or postponed, we have marked it in most cases as “(TBD)” to reflect the fact that its status may change. For exact details, see official individual event websites.

For a comprehensive list of Lower Mainland places that have been affected to date, see our article about Coronavirus Closures & Cancellations.

 


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July 1-5 | July 6-12 | July 13-19 | July 20-26 | July 27-31


 

Canada Day Events

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Friday, July 3, 2020

  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street. (To be confirmed.)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking ToursForbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features The Dark Secrets of Stanley Park at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (TBD)

  • Bill Reid Gallery – free admission at the Indigenous art gallery from 2 until 5 pm (because it’s the first Friday of the month). (TBD)
  • Summer Concert Series – free outdoor evening concerts in North Vancouver. (To be confirmed.)
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public by donation from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (TBD)
  • Night Markets

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Sunday, July 5, 2020

 


Week of July 6th to 12th

July 1-5 | July 6-12 | July 13-19 | July 20-26 | July 27-31


 

Monday, July 6, 2020

  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street. (To be confirmed.)
  • 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. (TBD)
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is the Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. (CANCELLED)
  • Zumba at Canada Place – free Zumba classes at the north end of Canada Place from 5:30 until 6:30 pm. (To be confirmed.)

Tuesday, July 7, 2020


  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking ToursForbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (TBD)

  • Shows and Concerts
    • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
    • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is Hello, Dolly! (CANCELLED)
    • Stanley Park Summer Cinema – a free outdoor movie at Second Beach in Stanley Park. (To be confirmed.)
    • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street. (To be confirmed.)
    • Brahm’s Tams Drum Circle – informal drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach from early evening until sunset (assuming sunny weather). Free! (TBD)
    • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday). (TBD)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland. (TBD)

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Thursday, July 9, 2020

  • Greek Summerfest – an 11-day festival celebrating Greek food, culture and music at St. Nicholas and Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church (July 9-19, 2020). (TBD)
  • 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. (TBD)
  • Shows and Concerts
    • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
    • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is Hello, Dolly! (CANCELLED)
    • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street. (To be confirmed.)
    • Waterfront Cinema – a free movie at the northern end of the Canada Place promenade beginning at dusk. (To be confirmed.)
    • 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)
    • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Indian Summer Festival – an 11-day festival of arts, music and ideas featuring Canadian, South Asian and Indigenous artists (July 9-19, 2020). (CANCELLED, but taking place online instead.)
  • Thursday Farmers Markets – in New Westminster and Granville Island. (TBD)

Friday, July 10, 2020

  • Harrison Festival of the Arts – a 10-day festival at Harrison Hot Springs featuring an art market and performing arts shows (July 10-19, 2020). (CANCELLED)
  • Whistler Children’s Festival – a 3-day event in Whistler (July 10-12, 2020). (CANCELLED)
  • Tour de Delta – cycling races in Delta (July 10-12, 2020). (CANCELLED)
  • Greek Summerfest – an 11-day festival celebrating Greek food, culture and music at St. Nicholas and Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church. (TBD)
  • Indian Summer Festival – an 11-day festival of arts, music and ideas featuring Canadian, South Asian and Indigenous artists. (CANCELLED, but taking place online instead.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features The Dark Secrets of Stanley Park at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (TBD)
  • Shows and Concerts
    • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
    • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
    • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is the Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. (CANCELLED)
    • Music at the Cannery live music at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. (To be confirmed.)
    • Indian Summer Festival – an 11-day festival of arts, music and ideas featuring Canadian, South Asian and Indigenous artists. (TBD)
    • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street. (To be confirmed.)
    • Summer Concert Series – free outdoor evening concerts in North Vancouver. (To be confirmed.)
    • Summer Concert Series – free live music from 7 to 9 pm at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park Plaza at 1299 Pinetree Way. (TBD)
    • Sounds of Summer Music Series a free outdoor concert in the afternoon at Darts Hill Garden Park in Surrey. (To be confirmed.)
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public by donation from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (TBD)
  • Markets

    • Shipyard 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 11, 2020

Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

Sunday, July 12, 2020

 


Week of July 13th to 19th

July 1-5 | July 6-12 | July 13-19 | July 20-26 | July 27-31


 

Monday, July 13, 2020

  • Harrison Festival of the Arts – a 10-day festival at Harrison Hot Springs featuring an art market and performing arts shows. (CANCELLED)
  • Greek Summerfest – an 11-day festival celebrating Greek food, culture and music at St. Nicholas and Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church. (TBD)
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is Hello, Dolly! (CANCELLED)
  • Music on the Wharf – an outdoor concert on the Port Haney Wharf at 22360 River Road in Maple Ridge in the evening (by donation). (To be confirmed.)
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street. (To be confirmed.)
  • Indian Summer Festival – an 11-day festival of arts, music and ideas featuring Canadian, South Asian and Indigenous artists. (CANCELLED, but taking place online instead.)
  • Zumba at Canada Place – free Zumba classes at the north end of Canada Place from 5:30 until 6:30 pm. (To be confirmed.)
  • 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. (TBD)

Free Outdoor Concerts

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

  • Harrison Festival of the Arts – a 10-day festival at Harrison Hot Springs featuring an art market and performing arts shows. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema – a free outdoor movie at Second Beach in Stanley Park. (To be confirmed.)
  • Bastille Day Festival – the French national holiday is celebrated with free activities at the Roundhouse Community Centre at 181 Roundhouse Mews. (CANCELLED)
  • Greek Summerfest – an 11-day festival celebrating Greek food, culture and music at St. Nicholas and Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church. (TBD)
  • New West Grand Prix – a cycling race in New Westminster. (CANCELLED)
  • Brahm’s Tams Drum Circle – drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach from early evening until sunset (assuming sunny weather). Free! (TBD)
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is the Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street. (To be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday). (TBD)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (TBD)
  • Indian Summer Festival – an 11-day festival of arts, music and ideas featuring Canadian, South Asian and Indigenous artists. (TBD)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland. (TBD)

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Thursday, July 16, 2020

  • Harrison Festival of the Arts – a 10-day festival at Harrison Hot Springs featuring an art market and performing arts shows. (CANCELLED)
  • Squamish Wind Festival – three days of art, music and performing arts in Squamish (July 16-18, 2020). (TBD)
  • Greek Summerfest – an 11-day festival celebrating Greek food, culture and music at St. Nicholas and Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church. (TBD)
  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation tonight from 5 to 8:30 pm. (TBD)
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street. (To be confirmed.)
  • Indian Summer Festival – an 11-day festival of arts, music and ideas featuring Canadian, South Asian and Indigenous artists. (CANCELLED, but taking place online instead.)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is the Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • 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. (TBD)
  • 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)
  • Giro di Burnaby – a closed-circuit cycling race around the streets of downtown Burnaby. (CANCELLED)
  • Thursday Farmers Markets – in New Westminster and Granville Island. (TBD)

Friday, July 17, 2020

  • Vancouver Folk Music Festival – first day of the music festival at Jericho Beach (July 17-19, 2020). (CANCELLED)
  • Harrison Festival of the Arts – a 10-day festival at Harrison Hot Springs featuring an art market and performing arts shows. (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is Hello, Dolly! (CANCELLED)
  • Indian Summer Festival – an 11-day festival of arts, music and ideas featuring Canadian, South Asian and Indigenous artists. (CANCELLED, but taking place online instead.)
  • Greek Summerfest – an 11-day festival celebrating Greek food, culture and music at St. Nicholas and Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church. (TBD)
  • Squamish Wind Festival – three days of art, music and performing arts in Squamish. (TBD)
  • 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 17-19, 2020). Admission is free. (CANCELLED)
  • 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)
  • 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. (To be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street. (To be confirmed.)
  • PoCo Grand Prix – cycling races in Port Coquitlam. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features The Dark Secrets of Stanley Park at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (TBD)
  • Summer Concert Series – free outdoor evening concerts in North Vancouver. (To be confirmed.)
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public by donation from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (TBD)
  • Night Markets
  • 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. (CANCELLED)

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Sunday, July 19, 2020

  • Vancouver Folk Music Festival – a major music festival at Jericho Beach. (CANCELLED)
  • Harrison Festival of the Arts – a 10-day festival at Harrison Hot Springs featuring an art market and performing arts shows. (CANCELLED)
  • Greek Summerfest – the last day of a festival celebrating Greek food, culture and music at St. Nicholas and Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church. (TBD)
  • Tour de White Rock – second of two days of cycling races and festivities in White Rock. (CANCELLED)
  • Summer Nightslide Concerts – a special event featuring night sliding and live music at Cultus Lake Waterpark from 8 pm until midnight. (TBD)

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

 


Week of July 20th to 26th

July 1-5 | July 6-12 | July 13-19 | July 20-26 | July 27-31


 

Monday, July 20, 2020

  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is the Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. (CANCELLED)
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street. (To be confirmed.)
  • Zumba at Canada Place – free Zumba classes at the north end of Canada Place from 5:30 until 6:30 pm. (To be confirmed.)
  • 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. (TBD)

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema – a free outdoor movie at Second Beach in Stanley Park. (To be confirmed.)
  • Brahm’s Tams Drum Circle – drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach from early evening until sunset (assuming sunny weather). Free! (TBD)
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street. (To be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday). (TBD)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is Hello, Dolly! (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland. (TBD)

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Thursday, July 23, 2020

  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street. (To be confirmed.)
  • Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place – a free movie at the northern end of the Canada Place promenade beginning at dusk. (To be confirmed.)
  • 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)
  • BC Lions Football – Vancouver’s professional Canadian football team plays against Montreal at BC Place Stadium. (TBD)
  • 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. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is Hello, Dolly! (CANCELLED)
  • Museum of Vancouver – admission is by donation from 5 pm to 8 pm (as it’s the last Thursday of the month). (TBD)
  • Thursday Farmers Markets – in New Westminster and Granville Island. (TBD)

Free Outdoor Movies

Friday, July 24, 2020

  • Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival a music and arts event in Fort Langley (July 24-26, 2020). (TBD)
  • Mission Folk Music Festival – a three-day music festival in Mission. Admission is pay-what-you-can on the Friday evening of the festival. (TBD)
  • Music at the Cannery live music at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. (To be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is the Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. (CANCELLED)
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street. (To be confirmed.)
  • Kitsilano Showboat – live entertainment from 7 until 9 pm on the outdoor stage at Kitsilano Beach. Free admission. (To be confirmed.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features The Dark Secrets of Stanley Park at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (TBD)
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public by donation from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (TBD)
  • Summer Concert Series – free outdoor evening concerts in North Vancouver. (To be confirmed.)
  • 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. (To be confirmed.)

Saturday, July 25, 2020

BC Day Long Weekend

Sunday, July 26, 2020

 


Week of July 27th to 31st

July 1-5 | July 6-12 | July 13-19 | July 20-26 | July 27-31


 

Monday, July 27, 2020

  • TED2020 – the annual world TED Conference takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is Hello, Dolly! (CANCELLED)
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street. (To be confirmed.)
  • Zumba at Canada Place – free Zumba classes at the north end of Canada Place from 5:30 until 6:30 pm. (To be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver Bach Festival – a series of classical concerts at Christ Church Cathedral and UBC’s Chan Centre (July 27 to August 8, 2020). (TBD)
  • Music on the Wharf – an outdoor concert on the Port Haney Wharf at 22360 River Road in Maple Ridge in the evening (by donation). (To be confirmed.)

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking ToursForbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour and the Really Gay History Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (TBD)

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

  • TED2020 – the annual world TED Conference takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre. (TBD)
  • Vancouver Bach Festival – a series of classical concerts at Christ Church Cathedral and UBC’s Chan Centre. (TBD)
  • Brahm’s Tams Drum Circle – drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach from early evening until sunset (assuming sunny weather). Free! (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema – a free outdoor movie at Second Beach in Stanley Park. (To be confirmed.)
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street. (To be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday). (TBD)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Really Gay History Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (TBD)
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is the Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland. (TBD)

Abbotsford Agrifair in 2020

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

  • Celebration of Light – major fireworks displays and entertainment at English Bay and Second Beach in Stanley Park. (TBD)
  • TED2020 – the annual world TED Conference takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre. (TBD)
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street. (To be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is Hello, Dolly! (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Sounds of Summer Music Series a free outdoor concert at Surrey’s Darts Hill Garden Park. (To be confirmed.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park and the Really Gay History Tours at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (TBD)
  • Wednesday Farmers Markets – at Main Street and Whistler. (TBD)

Thursday, July 30, 2020

  • Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival – family-friendly activities and logger competitions in Squamish. Today’s events include the Kettle Boil Challenge and Lumberjack Chili Cook-Off at the Squamish Valley Golf Club. (CANCELLED)
  • TED2020 – the annual world TED Conference takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre. (TBD)
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street. (To be confirmed.)
  • Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place – a free movie at the northern end of the Canada Place promenade beginning at dusk. (To be confirmed.)
  • 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)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour and the Really Gay History Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Museum of Vancouver – admission is by donation from 5 pm to 8 pm (as it’s the last Thursday of the month). (TBD)
  • Thursday Farmers Markets – in New Westminster and Granville Island. (TBD)

Free Outdoor Movies

Friday, July 31, 2020

  • Abbotsford Agrifair – an agricultural fair that includes a midway, amusement rides and farm animals at Exhibition Park in Abbotsford. (TBD)
  • 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. (CANCELLED)
  • Harmony Arts Festival – an arts festival with live music, art displays and a nightly outdoor movie in West Vancouver. (CANCELLED)
  • Tsawwassen Sun Festival – a community festival that features a softball tournament in Tsawwassen. (CANCELLED)
  • Music at the Cannery live music at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. (To be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is Hello, Dolly! (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street. (To be confirmed.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features The Dark Secrets of Stanley Park and the Really Gay History Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (TBD)
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public by donation from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (TBD)
  • 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)
  • Summer Concert Series – free outdoor evening concerts in North Vancouver. (To be confirmed.)
  • 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)

Other 2020 July Events

The following events also likely take place in 2020 (but with details to be confirmed.)

  • FVDED in the Park – a 2-day hip-hop, R&B, rap and electronic music festival at Holland Park in Surrey (July 10-11, 2020). (TBD)
  • Vancouver Whitecaps – soccer game against Los Angeles Galaxy at BC Place Stadium on July 25, 2020. (TBD)
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball NWL League games (and occasional fireworks nights) at Nat Bailey Stadium. (TBD)
  • BC Lions Football – Vancouver’s professional Canadian football team plays at BC Place Stadium on July 11 and July 23 in 2020. (TBD)
  • Canada Day Fireworks Party Boat – a floating night club with Vancouver Boat Parties in the waters around Vancouver. (Takes place most years, but not likely in 2020)
  • Colombian Independence Picnic – a free family-friendly event hosted by Vancouver’s Colombian community at Central Park in Burnaby (July 19, 2020). (TBD)
  • Indian Summer Festival – an arts festival at various venues (July 9 to 19). (CANCELLED for 2020, although some online events will happen instead.)
  • Bees & Blueberries Festival – a free event about bees and the environment at Dr. Bee’s Honeyland at 17617 Ford Detour Road in Pitt Meadows. (To be confirmed.)
  • Symphony at Sunset Beach – a free concert at Sunset Beach near English Bay. (To be confirmed.)
  • 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)
  • Red Truck Concert Series – multiple performances at Red Truck Brewery at 295 East 1st Avenue in Vancouver. (To be confirmed.)
  • Kitsilano Showboat – live entertainment from mid-afternoon until evening on the outdoor stage at Kitsilano Beach. Free admission. (To be confirmed.)
  • Concerts at the Pier – a summer evening concert in White Rock. (To be confirmed.)
  • Mission Twilight Concerts – free live music at Fraser River Heritage Park. (To be confirmed.)
  • Squamish Nation Canoe Races – Indigenous canoeing racing at Ambleside Park. (To be confirmed.)
  • Starlight Theatre Drive-in Movies – a movie shows outdoors for free at Richmond’s Lansdowne Centre. (TBD)
  • Waterfront Cinema – a free movie at the northern end of the Canada Place promenade beginning at dusk. (To be confirmed.)
  • Sunset Cinema – a free outdoor movie shows in the Queen Elizabeth Plaza. (To be confirmed.)
  • New Westminster Outdoor Movies – a film will show at Moody Park in New Westminster. (To be confirmed.)
  • Downtown Movie Nights – a film shows outdoors in the plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery. (To be confirmed.)
  • Squamish Youth Nation Powwow – an Indigenous cultural event on the North Shore. All are welcome. (To be confirmed.)
  • 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. (To be confirmed.)
  • 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. (To be confirmed.)
  • Sounds of Summer Music Series a free outdoor concert at various Surrey parks on different dates. (To be confirmed.)
  • The Ultimate Car Show – a free event featuring over 300 vehicles in the parking lot of the Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam. (To be confirmed.)
  • 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. (To be confirmed.)
  • Pride at the Pier – a small family-friendly and alcohol-free Vancouver Pride Festival dance party at Shipbuilders’ Square in North Vancouver. (To be confirmed.)
  • Richmond Maritime Festival – a free 2-day maritime festival at Britannia Shipyard in Steveston Village. (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 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.

 


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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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