JULY in Vancouver 2017

JULY in Vancouver 2017

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, 2017 – Canada Day (Stat Holiday).
  • July 4, 2017 – 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.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017

  • Kite Clash – the Canadian Freestyle Kiteboarding Championships in Squamish.
  • Golden Spike Days – a 4-day community festival at Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park. Today’s events run from 11 am to 6 pm.
  • YVR Food Cart Fest – dozens of food trucks, live music, market stalls and things to see at Olympic Village at 215 West 1st Avenue.
  • Vancouver Canadians – baseball vs. Eugene Emeralds at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park is open from 10 am to 6 pm.
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond from 7 until 11 pm.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

  • American Independence Day (US).
  • Latin Film Night – the films Samba & Jazz and Viaje show at Vancity Theatre with English subtitles as part of Vancouver’s Latin American Week series of events.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespeare FestivalShakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Plays include Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter’s Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park is open from 10 am to 6 pm.
  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema – a free outdoor movie at Second Beach in Stanley Park. Tonight’s film is The Lego Batman Movie starting just after dusk.
  • Cheap night at various movie theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.

Free Outdoor Concerts

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Friday, July 7, 2017

  • FVDED in the Park – a 2-day hip-hop, R&B, rap and electronic music festival at Holland Park in Surrey (July 7-8, 2017).
  • Greek Summerfest – an 11-day festival celebrating Greek food, culture and music at St. Nicholas and Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church at 4641 Boundary Road.
  • Tour de Delta – cycling races in Delta (July 7-9, 2017).
  • 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. Open to the public starting at 7 pm today with $5 admission.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park is open from 10 am to 6 pm.
  • Whistler Children’s Festival – a 3-day event in Whistler (July 7-9, 2017).
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespeare FestivalShakespearean theatre at Vanier Park.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park featuring the plays Mary Poppins and The Drowsy Chaperone. Tonight’s performance is Mary Poppins (July 7 to August 19, 2017).
  • Family Movie Nights in the Plaza – a free movie outside the Civic Library in North Vancouver. Tonight is Teen Movie Night with the film The Never Ending Story at 9:30 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 at Panorama Park with the rock band Hot Lucy and at Lynn Valley Village with the Latin group Mazacote.
  • Night Markets

Carnaval del Sol

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017

  • Greek Summerfest – Greek food, culture and music at St. Nicholas and Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church at 4641 Boundary Road.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park is open from 10 am to 6 pm.
  • Harrison Festival of the Arts – a 9-day festival at Harrison Hot Springs. Today features two evening concerts.
  • Theatre Under the Starsoutdoor musical theatre at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park featuring the play The Drowsy Chaperone.
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street.
  • Music on the Wharf – an outdoor concert on the Port Haney Wharf at 22360 River Road in Maple Ridge in the evening (by donation).

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

  • Greek Summerfest – an 11-day festival celebrating Greek food, culture and music at St. Nicholas and Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church at 4641 Boundary Road.
  • Harrison Festival of the Arts – a 9-day festival at Harrison Hot Springs. Today features an outdoor concert at 7 pm and a play at 8:30.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park is open from 10 am to 6 pm.
  • New West Grand Prix – a cycling race in New Westminster.
  • Phantom of the Opera the classic musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber shows at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (July 11 to 23, 2017).
  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema – a free outdoor movie at Second Beach in Stanley Park. Tonight’s film is The Goonies starting just after dusk.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespeare FestivalShakespearean theatre at Vanier Park.
  • Theatre Under the Starsoutdoor musical theatre at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park featuring the play Mary Poppins.
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street.
  • Cheap night at various movie theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Free Outdoor Movies

Thursday, July 13, 2017

  • Greek Summerfest – an 11-day festival celebrating Greek food, culture and music at St. Nicholas and Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church at 4641 Boundary Road.
  • Harrison Festival of the Arts – a 9-day festival at Harrison Hot Springs. Today features two evening concerts.
  • Vancouver Canadians – baseball vs. Spokane Indians at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Giro di Burnaby – a closed-circuit cycling race around the streets of downtown Burnaby.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park is open from 10 am to 6 pm.
  • Bard on the BeachShakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Plays include Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter’s Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
  • Theatre Under the Starsoutdoor musical theatre at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park featuring the play Mary Poppins.
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street.
  • Thursday Farmers Markets – in New Westminster, Granville Island and Downtown in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Monday, July 17, 2017

  • Theatre Under the Starsoutdoor musical theatre at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park featuring the play Mary Poppins.
  • 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.
  • Vancouver Canadians – baseball vs. Hillsboro Hops at Nat Bailey Stadium.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

  • Bard on the BeachShakespearean theatre at Vanier Park.
  • Theatre Under the Starsoutdoor musical theatre at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park featuring the play The Drowsy Chaperone.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park is open from 10 am to 6 pm.
  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema – a free outdoor movie at Second Beach in Stanley Park. Tonight’s film is Toy Story starting just after dusk.
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street.
  • Vancouver Canadians – baseball vs. Hillsboro Hops at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Cheap night at various movie theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

  • Bard on the BeachShakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Plays include Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter’s Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
  • Theatre Under the Starsoutdoor musical theatre at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park featuring the play The Drowsy Chaperone.
  • TD Concerts at the Pier – a summer evening concert in White Rock. Today’s band is Eagle Eyes (an Eagles tribute band).
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park is open from 10 am to 6 pm.
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street.
  • Thursday Farmers Markets – in New Westminster, Granville Island and Downtown in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza.

Friday, July 21, 2017

  • Port Moody Ribfest – a free community festival at Rocky Point Park featuring live music, craft breweries, rib BBQ-ing and family-friendly entertainment (July 21-23, 2017).
  • Mission Folk Music Festival – a three-day music festival in Mission (July 21-23, 2017).
  • BC Lions – pro football at BC Place Stadium with BC Lions vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers at 7 pm.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park is open from 10 am to 6 pm.
  • Family Movie Nights in the Plaza – a free movie outside the Civic Library in North Vancouver. Tonight is The Secret Life of Pets at 9 pm.
  • Bard on the BeachShakespearean theatre at Vanier Park.
  • Theatre Under the Starsoutdoor musical theatre at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park featuring the play Mary Poppins.
  • 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 at Panorama Park with Mostly Marley and at Lynn Valley Village with the Rock & Blues group Terminal Station.
  • Night Markets

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017

  • Neil Diamond 50th Anniversary Tour concert at Rogers Arena.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park is open from 10 am to 6 pm.
  • Theatre Under the Starsoutdoor musical theatre at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park featuring the play The Drowsy Chaperone.
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street.
  • Music on the Wharf – an outdoor concert on the Port Haney Wharf at 22360 River Road in Maple Ridge in the evening (by donation).

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

  • Bard on the BeachShakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Plays include Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter’s Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
  • Theatre Under the Starsoutdoor musical theatre at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park featuring the play Mary Poppins.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park is open from 10 am to 6 pm.
  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema – a free outdoor movie at Second Beach in Stanley Park. Tonight’s film is National Lampoon’s Vacation starting just after dusk.
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street.
  • Cheap night at various movie theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

  • Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour concert at Rogers Arena (July 26-27, 2017).
  • Bard on the BeachShakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Plays include Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter’s Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
  • Theatre Under the Starsoutdoor musical theatre at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park featuring the play The Drowsy Chaperone.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park is open from 10 am to 6 pm.
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street.
  • Sounds of Summer Music Series Concert a free outdoor concert at the Surrey City Hall Plaza from 6:30 to 8 pm featuring Irish Celtic music with the Pat Chessell Band.
  • Wednesday Farmers Markets – at Main Street, Surrey and Whistler.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

  • Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour concert at Rogers Arena.
  • TD Concerts at the Pier – a summer evening concert in White Rock. Today’s band is Led Zepagain which is a Led Zeppelin tribute band.
  • Squamish Wind Festival three days of art, music and performing arts in Squamish (July 27-29, 2017).
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park is open from 10 am to 6 pm.
  • Bard on the BeachShakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Plays include Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter’s Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
  • Theatre Under the Starsoutdoor musical theatre at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park featuring the play Mary Poppins.
  • 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. Film details to be confirmed.
  • Thursday Farmers Markets – in New Westminster, Granville Island and Downtown in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017

  • Theatre Under the Starsoutdoor musical theatre at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park featuring the play Mary Poppins.
  • Musical Nooners – a free concert at noon outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street.

Other July Events in Vancouver

The following are additional events taking place in July at various times:

  • Indian Summer Festival – a 10-day multi-arts festival with “provocative arts events that feature some of the finest artists and visionaries from Canada, South Asia and beyond” (July 6-15, 2017).
  • Picnic de la independencia de Colombia – a small free family-friendly event celebrating Colombian Independence Day at Burnaby’s Central Park (postponed for 2017).

Free Outdoor Concerts

July Live Music

  • Music at the Cannery – evening concerts on Friday evenings in Steveston Village outside the Gulf of Georgia Cannery at 12138 Fourth Avenue with admission by donation.
  • North Vancouver Summer Concert Series – now called the Live & Local Concerts & Culture Series, free outdoor concerts and other forms of entertainment take place in North Vancouver’s Civic Plaza, Lynn Valley Village and Parkgate Plaza one evening each week in July and August.

2018 Events

The following events take place in July in 2018:

  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation tonight from 5 to 8:30 pm. Guided tours are at 7 pm (July 20, 2018).

Top 6 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 Vancouver Folk Music Festival at Jericho Beach.
  4. 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.
  5. Head up to Whistler or Grouse Mountain to enjoy these beautiful mountains without the snow (or at least very little of it).
  6. 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, and this year especially so. There seems to be an event of some kind some place every weekend. There are often 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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