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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.

For a list of what’s still open, click What’s Open & Reopening in COVID-19 Vancouver.

 


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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

  • Canada Day Celebrations – events take place throughout the Lower Mainland including in Abbotsford, CoquitlamFort Langley, Mission, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, North VancouverSurrey and White Rock (although in most cases the activities are online).
    • Note: Most in-person Canada Day events in Metro Vancouver have been cancelled for 2020 due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. In several municipalities, however, online activities will still be taking place. Click 2020 Virtual Canada Day Events for details.
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show. TIP: Because today is Canada’s 153rd birthday, if you are the 153rd person to see the show today you might win a prize! Also, expect to see a few extra Canadian-themed displays around the attraction!
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park at 6 pm.
  • Kitsilano Showboat – special Canada Day entertainment. The children’s special starts at 10 am and the regular programming at 6 pm, followed by virtual fireworks at 8:30 pm. Free admission. (Note: This is normally a live in-person event on the outdoor stage at Kitsilano Beach. Because of COVID-19, however, it is now taking place online.)
  • Golden Spike Days – a 4-day community festival at Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver International Jazz Festival – last day of the festival featuring both free and ticketed jazz concerts all over town including at Granville Island. (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (CANCELLED)

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (Because of COVID-19, advanced reservations are required. Also, instead of being by donation, there is now a $5 charge.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
  • New West Farmers Market – at Tipperary Park in New Westminster from 3 until 7 pm.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD, but likely still cancelled.)

Friday, July 3, 2020

  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (Because of COVID-19, advanced reservations are required. Also, instead of being by donation, there is now a $5 charge.)
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Hotel Vancouver Reopens – after being closed for about three months, the famous hotel in downtown Vancouver is scheduled to resume operations today.
  • Bill Reid Gallery – free admission at the Indigenous art gallery from 2 until 5 pm (because it’s the first Friday of the month).


  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD, but likely still cancelled.)
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Night Markets
    • Shipyards Night Market – live music and market activities at Shipbuilder’s Square in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED)
    • Richmond Night Market – the giant Asian night market at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (CANCELLED)

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

  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is 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. (CANCELLED)

FlyOver Iceland at FlyOver Canada

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Shows and Concerts
    • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD, but likely still cancelled.)
    • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park at 6 pm.
  • Main Street Farmers Market – the weekly market happens outside Central Pacific Station between 2 and 6 pm.
  • Shows and Concerts
    • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
    • Kitsilano Showboat – free entertainment starting at 7 pm. Tonight is the Kitsilano Showboat fundraiser night. Free admission. (Note: This is normally a live in-person event on the outdoor stage at Kitsilano Beach. Because of COVID-19, however, it is now taking place online.)
    • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD, but likely still cancelled.)

Thursday, July 9, 2020

  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (Because of COVID-19, advanced reservations are required. Also, instead of being by donation, there is now a $5 charge.)
  • New West Farmers Market – at Tipperary Park in New Westminster from 3 until 7 pm.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD, but likely still cancelled.)

Friday, July 10, 2020

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (Because of COVID-19, advanced reservations are required. Also, instead of being by donation, there is now a $5 charge.)
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE is open today from 10:30 am until 2:30 pm and then again from 3:30 until 7:30 pm.
  • Greek Summerfest – a festival that normally celebrates Greek food, culture and music at St. Nicholas and Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church. (Note: Because of COVID-19, this year it’s “Greek Summerfest To Go” where participants order from the online menu in advance and then visit the drive-thru-style event to pick up their food.)
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • 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)
  • Shows and Concerts
    • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD, but likely still cancelled.)
    • Summer Concert Series – free live music from 7 to 9 pm at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park Plaza at 1299 Pinetree Way. (Moved online.)
  • Markets
    • Shipyards Night Market – live music and market activities at Shipbuilder’s Square in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED)
    • Richmond Night Market – the giant Asian night market at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (CANCELLED)
    • 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 – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour at 6 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE is open today from 10:30 am until 2:30 pm and then again from 3:30 until 7:30 pm.
  • Greek Summerfest – a festival that normally celebrates Greek food, culture and music at St. Nicholas and Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church. (Note: Because of COVID-19, this year it’s “Greek Summerfest To Go” where participants order from the online menu in advance and then visit the drive-thru-style event to pick up their food.)
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (Because of COVID-19, advanced reservations are required. Also, instead of being by donation, there is now a $5 charge.)
  • Saturday Markets
  • Harrison Festival of the Arts – a 10-day festival at Harrison Hot Springs featuring an art market and performing arts shows. (CANCELLED)
  • Indian Summer Festival – an 11-day festival of arts, music and ideas featuring Canadian, South Asian and Indigenous artists. (CANCELLED, but some activities taking place online instead.)
  • Khatsahlano Street Party – a massive one-day street party on West 4th Avenue from MacDonald to Burrard between 11 am and 9 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD, but likely still cancelled.)
  • Rugged Maniac Vancouver – a 5-km obstacle course race at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey. (Due to COVID-19, this is now a virtual event)
  • Family Favourites Movies – $2.99 movies at select Cineplex theatres in the Lower Mainland. (Postponed until September.)

Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

Sunday, July 12, 2020

  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE is open today from 10:30 am until 2:30 pm and then again from 3:30 until 7:30 pm.
  • Sunday Farmers Markets – at Ambleside, Coquitlam, Kitsilano, Ladner, Mt. Pleasant, Whistler and White Rock.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Really Gay History Tour at 10 am.
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Greek Summerfest – a festival that normally celebrates Greek food, culture and music at St. Nicholas and Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church. (Note: Because of COVID-19, this year it’s “Greek Summerfest To Go” where participants order from the online menu in advance and then visit the drive-thru-style event to pick up their food.)
  • Flea Markets
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (CANCELLED)
  • Harrison Festival of the Arts – a 10-day festival at Harrison Hot Springs featuring an art market and performing arts shows. (CANCELLED)
  • Commercial Drive Car Free Day – a massive street party on Commercial Drive. (CANCELLED, but with activities possibly taking place online.)
  • Fort Langley Half Marathon – 21K and 5K runs in Fort Langley. (POSTPONED to Fall 2020.)
  • Shows and Concerts
  • Free Jazz Vespers
    • At 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation. (TBD)

 


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

  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Harrison Festival of the Arts – a 10-day festival at Harrison Hot Springs featuring an art market and performing arts shows. (CANCELLED)
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • Zumba at Canada Place – free Zumba classes at the north end of Canada Place from 5:30 until 6:30 pm. (CANCELLED)

FlyOver Iceland at FlyOver Canada

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
  • 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. (TBD)
  • 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, but likely still cancelled.)
  • Bastille Day Festival – the French national holiday is celebrated with free activities at the Roundhouse Community Centre at 181 Roundhouse Mews. (CANCELLED)

Carnaval del Sol 2020

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park at 6 pm.
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Main Street Farmers Market – the weekly market happens outside Central Pacific Station between 2 and 6 pm.
  • Kitsilano Showboat – free entertainment starting at 7 pm. Free admission. (Note: This is normally a live in-person event on the outdoor stage at Kitsilano Beach. Because of COVID-19, however, it is now taking place online.)
  • Harrison Festival of the Arts – a 10-day festival at Harrison Hot Springs featuring an art market and performing arts shows. (CANCELLED)
  • Gastown Grand Prix – a cycling race in the heart of the old town. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD, but likely still cancelled.)

Thursday, July 16, 2020

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
  • New West Farmers Market – at Tipperary Park in New Westminster from 3 until 7 pm.
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (Because of COVID-19, advanced reservations are required. Also, instead of being by donation, there is now a $5 charge.)
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • 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. (POSTPONED to August 2020.)
  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation tonight from 5 to 8:30 pm. (TBD, but likely cancelled.)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD, but likely still cancelled.)

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Friday, July 17, 2020

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE is open today from 10:30 am until 2:30 pm and then again from 3:30 until 7:30 pm.
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (Because of COVID-19, advanced reservations are required. Also, instead of being by donation, there is now a $5 charge.)
  • Greek Summerfest – a festival that normally celebrates Greek food, culture and music at St. Nicholas and Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church. (Note: Because of COVID-19, this year it’s “Greek Summerfest To Go” where participants order from the online menu in advance and then visit the drive-thru-style event to pick up their food.)
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • 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)
  • Squamish Wind Festival – three days of art, music and performing arts in Squamish. (POSTPONED to August 2020.)
  • 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. (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. (CANCELLED, but with some activities taking place online.)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD, but likely still cancelled.)
  • 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

  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE is open today from 10:30 am until 2:30 pm and then again from 3:30 until 7:30 pm.
  • Saturday Farmers Markets – in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Fort Langley, Lonsdale Quay, Maple Ridge, Riley Park, Squamish, Trout Lake and the West End.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour at 6 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (Because of COVID-19, advanced reservations are required. Also, instead of being by donation, there is now a $5 charge.)
  • Greek Summerfest – a festival that normally celebrates Greek food, culture and music at St. Nicholas and Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church. (Note: Because of COVID-19, this year it’s “Greek Summerfest To Go” where participants order from the online menu in advance and then visit the drive-thru-style event to pick up their food.)
  • Vancouver Flea Market – from 9 am to 5 pm at 703 Terminal Avenue. (Open)
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (CANCELLED)
  • Port Moody Ribfest – a free community festival at Rocky Point Park featuring live music, craft breweries, rib BBQ-ing and family-friendly entertainment. (CANCELLED)
  • Indian Summer Festival – an 11-day festival of arts, music and ideas featuring Canadian, South Asian and Indigenous artists. (CANCELLED, but some activities taking place online instead.)
  • Harrison Festival of the Arts – a 10-day festival at Harrison Hot Springs featuring an art market and performing arts shows. (CANCELLED)
  • Uptown Live – a free Indie music festival and street party in New Westminster. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver Folk Music Festival – a major music festival at Jericho Beach with multiple bands playing all weekend. (CANCELLED)
  • Squamish Wind Festival – three days of art, music and performing arts in Squamish. (POSTPONED to August 2020.)
  • Tour de White Rock – day one of two days of cycling races and festivities in White Rock. (CANCELLED)
  • Aldergrove Fair Days – a small-town community fair with a parade in Aldergrove. (CANCELLED, but with some activities taking place online.)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD, but likely still cancelled.)

Sunday, July 19, 2020

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Really Gay History Tour at 10 am.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE is open today from 10:30 am until 2:30 pm and then again from 3:30 until 7:30 pm.
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Greek Summerfest – a festival that normally celebrates Greek food, culture and music at St. Nicholas and Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church. (Note: Because of COVID-19, this year it’s “Greek Summerfest To Go” where participants order from the online menu in advance and then visit the drive-thru-style event to pick up their food.)
  • Sunday Farmers Markets – at Ambleside, Coquitlam, Kitsilano, Mt. Pleasant, Whistler and White Rock.
  • Flea Markets
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (CANCELLED)
  • 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)
  • Tour de White Rock – second of two days of cycling races and festivities in White Rock. (CANCELLED)
  • Port Moody Ribfest – a free community festival at Rocky Point Park featuring live music, craft breweries, rib BBQ-ing and family-friendly entertainment. (CANCELLED)
  • Aldergrove Fair Days – a small-town community fair in Aldergrove. (CANCELLED, but with some activities taking place online.)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • 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)
  • Free Jazz Vespers
    • At 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation. (TBD)

 


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

  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Vancouver TheatreSports


ARTS GROUPS ARE HURTING

Forced to close their doors temporarily, and thus unable to earn revenue as they usually do, arts and cultural organizations are struggling in this world of COVID-19. We all are too. If you have the resources though, and want to support the arts, consider donating to your favourite theatre, cultural or other non-profit group.

Vancouver TheatreSports, for example, has a “Donation Show” campaign. Instead of asking fans of live improv theatre to buy a regular ticket to see a show, they are encouraging people to donate the value of tickets to help them stay afloat and cover their expenses. Every little bit counts, and every contribution is so gratefully appreciated. Thanks for supporting the arts if you can! Together we can beat this pandemic!


Wednesday, July 22, 2020

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park at 6 pm.
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Main Street Farmers Market – the weekly market happens outside Central Pacific Station between 2 and 6 pm.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Kitsilano Showboat – free entertainment starting at 7 pm. Free admission. (Note: This is normally a live in-person event on the outdoor stage at Kitsilano Beach. Because of COVID-19, however, it is now taking place online.)

Thursday, July 23, 2020

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
  • New West Farmers Market – at Tipperary Park in New Westminster from 3 until 7 pm.
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (Because of COVID-19, advanced reservations are required. Also, instead of being by donation, there is now a $5 charge.)
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)

FlyOver Iceland at FlyOver Canada

Friday, July 24, 2020

  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE is open today from 10:30 am until 2:30 pm and then again from 3:30 until 7:30 pm.
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (Because of COVID-19, advanced reservations are required. Also, instead of being by donation, there is now a $5 charge.)
  • Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival a music and arts event in Fort Langley (July 24-26, 2020). (POSTPONED to September 2020.)
  • Mission Folk Music Festival – a three-day music festival in Mission. Admission is pay-what-you-can on the Friday evening of the festival. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Shipyards Night Market – live music and market activities at Shipbuilder’s Square in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED)
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (CANCELLED)

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. (Moved ONLINE.)
  • Vancouver Pride Festival – a series of events celebrating Vancouver’s LGBTQ community. (Note: Due to COVID-19, the live in-person events have been cancelled. Virtual online activities, however, are still happening though instead).
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • TED2020 – the annual world TED Conference takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre. (Moved ONLINE.)
  • Vancouver Pride Festival – a series of events celebrating Vancouver’s LGBTQ community. (Note: Due to COVID-19, the live in-person events have been cancelled. Virtual online activities, however, are still happening though instead).
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland. (TBD)

Abbotsford Agrifair in 2020

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park at 6 pm.
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Main Street Farmers Market – the weekly market happens outside Central Pacific Station between 2 and 6 pm.
  • Vancouver Pride Festival – a series of events celebrating Vancouver’s LGBTQ community. (Note: Due to COVID-19, the live in-person events have been cancelled. Virtual online activities, however, are still happening though instead).
  • TED2020 – the annual world TED Conference takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre. (Moved ONLINE.)
  • Kitsilano Showboat – free entertainment starting at 7 pm. Free admission. (Note: This is normally a live in-person event on the outdoor stage at Kitsilano Beach. Because of COVID-19, however, it is now taking place online.)
  • Celebration of Light – major fireworks displays and entertainment at English Bay and Second Beach in Stanley Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)

Thursday, July 30, 2020

  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm. In celebration of Pride Week, the Really Gay History Tour also happens at 10 am.
  • New West Farmers Market – at Tipperary Park in New Westminster from 3 until 7 pm.
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (Because of COVID-19, advanced reservations are required. Also, instead of being by donation, there is now a $5 charge.)
  • 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)
  • Vancouver Pride Festival – a series of events celebrating Vancouver’s LGBTQ community. (Note: Due to COVID-19, the live in-person events have been cancelled. Virtual online activities, however, are still happening though instead).
  • TED2020 – the annual world TED Conference takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre. (Moved ONLINE.)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Museum of Vancouver – admission is by donation from 5 pm to 8 pm (as it’s the last Thursday of the month). (TBD)

Free Outdoor Movies

Friday, July 31, 2020

  • Abbotsford Agrifair – an agricultural fair that normally includes a midway, amusement rides and animals at Exhibition Park in Abbotsford. This year though, because of COVID-19, the event takes place in a drive-thru format. Things you’ll see include a 100-foot demolition derby car display, 4-H animals, farm machinery and a 25-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex, plus a whole lot more!
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE is open today from 10:30 am until 2:30 pm and then again from 3:30 until 7:30 pm.
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm. In celebration of Pride Week, the Really Gay History Tour also happens at 10 am.
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public by donation from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (Because of COVID-19, advanced reservations are required. Also, instead of being by donation, there is now a $5 charge.)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (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)
  • Shipyard Night Market – live music and market activities at Shipbuilder’s Square in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED)
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (CANCELLED)
  • 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)
  • Vancouver Pride Festival – a series of events celebrating Vancouver’s LGBTQ community. (Note: Due to COVID-19, the live in-person events have been cancelled. Virtual online activities, however, are still happening though instead).
  • 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)

Other 2020 July Events

The following events also likely take place in 2020 (but 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). (CANCELLED for 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.)
  • 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). (POSTPONED until 2021.)
  • Pride at the Pier – a small family-friendly and alcohol-free Vancouver Pride Festival dance party at Shipbuilders’ Square in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED)
  • Richmond Maritime Festival – a free 2-day maritime festival at Britannia Shipyard in Steveston Village. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • Savour Summer Festival – a free event at River District Vancouver. (TBD, but likely cancelled.)
  • 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 (July 27 to August 8, 2020). (TBD, but likely cancelled.)
  • Vancouver Thai Festival – a free festival celebrating Thai music, culture and food in the North Plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • Whistler Children’s Festival – a 3-day event in Whistler (July 10-12, 2020). (CANCELLED)

SPORTING EVENTS

MUSIC & THEATRE

  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED for 2020)
  • Brahm’s Tams Drum Circle – drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach from early evening until sunset (assuming sunny weather). Free! (It is happening, but neither is much physical distancing. If you attend, remember to keep at least 6 feet away from other people. Also, wearing a mask is highly recommended.)
  • Canada Day Fireworks Party Boat – a floating night club with Vancouver Boat Parties in the waters around Vancouver. (Takes place most years, but not in 2020.)
  • Cates Park Concert Series – free live music at North Vancouver’s Cates Park. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • Concerts at the Pier – a summer evening concert in White Rock. (POSTPONED until Summer 2021.)
  • Family Favourites Movies – $2.99 movies at select Cineplex theatres on Saturday mornings in the Lower Mainland. (Postponed until September.)
  • Mission Twilight Concerts – free live music at Fraser River Heritage Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Music at the Cannery live music at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery on Friday evenings. (To be confirmed for 2020, but likely 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, but likely cancelled.)
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • Red Truck Concert Series – multiple performances at Red Truck Brewery at 295 East 1st Avenue in Vancouver. (To be confirmed.)
  • Shipyards Summer Sessions Concerts – free live music at North Vancouver’s Shipbuilders’ Square from 5 to 10 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Sounds of Summer Music Series a free outdoor concert at various Surrey parks on different dates. (CANCELLED for 2020)
  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema – a free outdoor movie at Second Beach in Stanley Park. (Likely cancelled for 2020, but with details to be confirmed.)
  • Summer Concert Series – free outdoor evening concerts in North Vancouver. (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. (CANCELLED)
  • Symphony at Sunset Beach – a free concert at Sunset Beach near English Bay. (To be confirmed, but likely not happening in 2020.)
  • Symphony in the Park – the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra has a free concert at Burnaby’s Deer Lake Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. (CANCELLED)

OUTDOOR MOVIES

  • Downtown Movie Nights – a film shows outdoors in the plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • New Westminster Outdoor Movies – a film will show at Moody Park in New Westminster. (To be confirmed.)
  • Starlight Theatre Drive-in Movies – a movie shows outdoors for free at Richmond’s Lansdowne Centre. (TBD)
  • Sunset Cinema – a free outdoor movie shows in the Queen Elizabeth Plaza. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • Waterfront Cinema – a free movie at the northern end of the Canada Place promenade beginning at dusk. (CANCELLED)

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)
  • 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 from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • 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. (CANCELLED)
  • Robson Square Salsa – salsa lessons and dancing on Sunday afternoons in Robson Square from 3 to 7 pm (by donation). (CANCELLED)
  • Squamish Nation Canoe Races – Indigenous canoeing racing at Ambleside Park. (To be confirmed.)
  • Squamish Street Market – a once-a-month summer event on Cleveland Avenue in downtown Squamish. (CANCELLED)
  • 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. (CANCELLED for 2020)
  • 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. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • 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)

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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