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JUNE Events in Vancouver 2020

June in Vancouver

Vancouver’s 2020 June calendar features dates and events in the Lower Mainland including Father’s Day, Car Free Days and various other community festivals.


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June Events in Vancouver

Below is what’s happening on the different days of the month in June 2020. Note: schedules are subject to change – check official event websites for exact details.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Beginning in the spring of 2020, many Lower Mainland events and attractions have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to contain it. As you’ll see in the calendar 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 the most up-to-date information, see official individual event websites.

For a comprehensive list of Lower Mainland venues that have been affected to date, see our article about Coronavirus Closures & Cancellations. And for a list of what is still open, click Vancouver Open & Reopening Places.

 


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June 1-7 | June 8-14 | June 15-21 | June 22-28 | June 29-30


 

Monday, June 1, 2020

  • BC’s Minimum Wage Increases – the minimum wage in British Columbia goes up to $14.60 an hour today (from $13.85).
  • Fares on Buses – passengers on buses in Metro Vancouver haven’t had to pay for the past few weeks. That changes today. As of this morning, fares have been reinstated and passengers once again have to board from the front of the bus.
  • Schools Reopen – public schools reopen today for children in Kindergarten and Grades 1 to 12. It’s not compulsory though, and in some cases it’s by invitation only.
  • Playgrounds Reopen – most playgrounds at city parks will be open again by today. This includes playgrounds and play structures in the City of Vancouver, Burnaby, North Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, West Vancouver and a number of other municipalities.
  • Camping at BC Parks – British Columbia is scheduled to start reopening provincially-run campgrounds today. Not all Lower Mainland BC Parks’ facilities will reopen, nor all campgrounds, but some will. Parks NOW OPEN for both day-use and camping include the following:
  • Britannia Mine Reopens – after being closed for several weeks due to COVID-19, the attraction up the Sea to Sky Highway reopens to the general public as of today.
  • Greater Vancouver Zoo – the animal attraction in Aldergrove reopens today.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – a variety of different walking tours around downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • If miserable weather, then also a good day to seek refuge at one of Vancouver’s best places on a rainy day.

For a list of attractions that have either remained open or have resumed operations since closing, click Open and Reopening Vancouver Places.


Tuesday, June 2, 2020

  • Nikkei Centre Reopens – the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre in Burnaby reopens today (although with various extra precautionary measures in place).
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday). (CANCELLED)
  • Seniors Day at MOV – admission to the Museum of Vancouver is just $5 today for anyone age 65+ (because it’s the first Tuesday of the month). (CANCELLED)
  • Brahm’s Tam Drum Circle – drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach from early evening until sunset (assuming sunny weather). Free! (TBD)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver Tour routes. Both begin across the street from the Holy Rosary Cathedral, which is located at 646 Richards Street. (CANCELLED)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland. (CANCELLED)

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

  • Main Street Farmers Market – first market of the season from 2 to 6 pm in front of Vancouver’s Central Pacific Station.
  • Army & Navy Liquidation Sale – the iconic Vancouver-based discount store chain is closing for good. Its end-of-an-era sale begins today at their New Westminster location.
  • BC Ferries Resumes Services to Nanaimo – passenger ferry service between Horseshoe Bay and Nanaimo was suspended due to COVID-19. Today, though, four sailings a day are scheduled to resume (although at just half capacity).
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performance is likely Classic TheatreSports. (CANCELLED)
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • If miserable weather, then also a good day to seek refuge at one of Vancouver’s best places on a rainy day.

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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!


Thursday, June 4, 2020

  • Army & Navy Liquidation Sale – the century-old Vancouver retailer begins its final clearance sale before closing for good at its New Westminster store today.
  • Darts Hill Garden – the Surrey garden reopens to the public today! (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.
  • Royal Canadian Family Circus – under the big top at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (CANCELLED)

For a list of attractions that have either remained open or have resumed operations since closing, click Open and Reopening Vancouver Places.


Friday, June 5, 2020

  • Anti-Racism Protest – a demonstration is planned to take place at Jack Poole Plaza starting at 4 pm. The event is in solidarity and support of demonstrations demanding change in the US and around the world in response to the recent death of George Floyd at the hands of police. If you go, don’t forget to take your face mask and keep your distance from other people as much as possible. Also, this is to be a peaceful demonstration. If you are feeling unwell or want to damage things, stay home! Racism has no place in Canada, or anywhere!
  • 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.)
  • Vancouver Police Museum – the attraction that showcases the history of Vancouver crime and policing reopens today after several weeks of being closed.
  • Royal Canadian Family Circus – under the big top at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performances are likely Classic TheatreSports and Frisky Friday. (CANCELLED)
  • Surrey Greek Food Festival – a multi-day community event featuring Greek food and entertainment at 13181 96th Avenue in Surrey. (CANCELLED)
  • West Vancouver Bridge Festival – a 2-day community event at Ambleside Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • BC Lions Football – Canadian professional football at BC Place Stadium. Today it’s the BC Lions vs Calgary at 9 pm. (Note: it’s a pre-season game). (CANCELLED)
  • Night Markets
    • Shipyards Night Market – market stalls, food trucks and an evening concert at Shipbuilders’ Square in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED)
    • Richmond Night Market – Vancouver’s famous weekend Asian market at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (POSTPONED until later in the season.)

Saturday, June 6, 2020

  • D-Day – on this day in 1944 thousands of Canadian and other Allied troops began the invasion of Normandy which led to the start of the end of World War II. Lest we forget!
  • Bill Reid Gallery Reopens – the First Nations art gallery in downtown Vancouver reopens its doors today.
  • 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
  • Royal Canadian Family Circus – under the big top at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today’s performances likely include Classic TheatreSports and The Late Show. (CANCELLED)
  • Surrey Greek Food Festival – a multi-day community event featuring Greek food and entertainment at 13181 96th Avenue in Surrey. (CANCELLED)
  • Coquitlam Food Truck Festival – a food truck event with live music at Town Centre Park at 1299 Pinetree Way from 11 am to 6 pm. (POSTPONED until September.)
  • West Vancouver Bridge Festival – a 2-day community event at Ambleside Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Pitt Meadows Day – a community event with activities at both Harris Road Park and the Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre, plus fireworks at Pitt Meadows Athletic Park. (POSTPONED)
  • Family Favourites Movies – $2.99 movies at select Cineplex theatres in the Lower Mainland. (CANCELLED)

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking ToursForbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting and the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tours in the morning, with both the Forbidden Vancouver and Lost Souls of Gastown Tours in the evening. (CANCELLED)

Sunday, June 7, 2020

 


Week of June 8th to 14th

June 1-7 | June 8-14 | June 15-21 | June 22-28 | June 29-30


 

Monday, June 8, 2020

  • Fort Langley Reopens – after several weeks of being closed, the former Hudson’s Bay Company Fort reopens today.
  • Surrey Greek Food Festival – a multi-day community event featuring Greek food and entertainment at 13181 96th Avenue in Surrey. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

  • Brahm’s Tam Drum Circle – drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach from early evening until sunset (assuming sunny weather). Free! (TBD)
  • Surrey Greek Food Festival – a multi-day community event featuring Greek food and entertainment at 13181 96th Avenue in Surrey. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver Tour routes. Both begin across the street from the Holy Rosary Cathedral, which is located at 646 Richards Street. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday). (CANCELLED)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland. (CANCELLED)

For a list of attractions that have either remained open or have resumed operations since closing, click Open and Reopening Vancouver Places.


Wednesday, June 10, 2020

  • Bard on the Beach – first day of the season for the Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Tonight’s play is A Midsummer Night’s Dream. (CANCELLED)
  • Surrey Greek Food Festival – a multi-day community event featuring Greek food and entertainment at 13181 96th Avenue in Surrey. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performance is Classic TheatreSports. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – 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. (CANCELLED)
  • Main Street Farmers Market – from 2 to 6 pm in front of Vancouver’s Central Pacific Station.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

  • Maritime Museum – the museum about the Pacific Northwest’s maritime history reopens today after several weeks of being closed due to COVID-19. It is now open from Thursdays to Sundays between 10 am and 5 pm.
  • Museum of Vancouver – the museum about the city’s history reopens its doors today after being closed since the spring.
  • 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.)
  • Surrey Greek Food Festival – a multi-day community event featuring Greek food and entertainment at 13181 96th Avenue in Surrey. (CANCELLED)
  • 5X (City of Bhangra) Festival – a celebration of South Asian dance, music and visual art. (CANCELLED, although online activities will be taking place instead.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Tonight’s play is A Midsummer Night’s Dream. (CANCELLED)

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Friday, June 12, 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.)
  • Surrey Greek Food Festival – a multi-day community event featuring Greek food and entertainment at 13181 96th Avenue in Surrey. (CANCELLED)
  • 5X (City of Bhangra) Festival – a celebration of South Asian dance, music and visual art. (CANCELLED, although online activities will be taking place instead.)
  • Lynn Valley Days – today’s feature activity is the Lynn Valley Day Gala in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Markets
    • Richmond Night Market – Vancouver’s famous weekend Asian market at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (POSTPONED until later in the season.)
    • Shipyards Night Market – market stalls, food trucks and an evening concert at Shipbuilders’ Square in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performances are Classic TheatreSports and Frisky Friday. (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Tonight’s play is A Midsummer Night’s Dream. (CANCELLED)

Saturday, June 13, 2020

  • Langley Food Truck Festival – a drive-thru-style food truck event in the parking lot outside Langley’s Christian Life Assembly at 21277 56th Avenue from 11 until 6 pm.
  • Saturday Markets
  • 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.)
  • Philippine Days – a cultural festival hosted by the local Filipino community at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED, although online activities are happening instead.)
  • Lynn Valley Day – a community festival and parade in the Lynn Valley district of North Vancouver. (CANCELLED)
  • Surrey Greek Food Festival – a multi-day community event featuring Greek food and entertainment at 13181 96th Avenue in Surrey. (CANCELLED)
  • 5X (City of Bhangra) Festival – a celebration of South Asian dance, music and visual art. (CANCELLED, although online activities will be taking place instead.)
  • Indonesia Fest – a cultural community event in downtown Vancouver. (CANCELLED)
  • Fraser Valley Classic Car Show – an event for auto enthusiasts benefiting Chilliwack General Hospital. Admission for the public is by donation. Vehicle participants pay $10 in advance or $15 on the day. (CANCELLED)
  • Glades Garden Open House – a beautiful garden in Surrey at 561-172nd Street that’s open to the public only a small number of days from 10 am until 3 pm. Admission by donation. (TBD)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting and the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tours in the morning, with both the Forbidden Vancouver and Lost Souls of Gastown Tours in the evening. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today’s performances likely include Classic TheatreSports and The Late Show. (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Tonight’s play is A Midsummer Night’s Dream. (CANCELLED)
  • Family Favourites Movies – $2.99 movies at select Cineplex theatres in the Lower Mainland. (CANCELLED)
  • Rotary Ride for Rescue – a cycling event up Cypress Mountain to raise money for North Shore Rescue and other Rotary humanitarian projects. (CANCELLED)

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

  • Abbotsford Food Truck Festival – a drive-thru-style food truck event outside the Tradex Centre in Abbotsford from 11 until 6 pm.
  • Farmers Markets
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (POSTPONED until later in the season.)
  • Flea Markets
    • Cloverdale Flea Market – a massive market at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey from 6 am until 3 pm. (CANCELLED)
    • Vancouver Flea Market – from 9 am to 5 pm at 703 Terminal Avenue not far from Science World. (Open)
    • Abbotsford Flea Market – a giant flea market at Abbotsford Exhibition Park from 6 am to 4 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Philippine Days – a cultural festival hosted by the local Filipino community at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED, although online activities are happening instead.)
  • Surrey Greek Food Festival – a multi-day community event featuring Greek food and entertainment at 13181 96th Avenue in Surrey. (CANCELLED)
  • 5X (City of Bhangra) Festival – a celebration of South Asian dance, music and visual art. (CANCELLED, although online activities will be taking place instead.)
  • North Delta Family Day – a Canada Day-themed parade and community festival at the North Delta Community Park at 11311 84th Avenue. (CANCELLED)
  • Seek the Peak – a race to beat breast cancer from West Vancouver to Grouse Mountain. (POSTPONED)
  • Coquitlam’s Teddy Bear Picnic & Parade – free family-friendly activities at Town Centre Park between 11 am and 4 pm. (TBD, but likely cancelled.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Really Gay History Tour in Vancouver’s West End and the Forbidden Vancouver Tour around Victory Square and Gastown is in the afternoon. (CANCELLED)
  • Italian Day on the Drive – a street festival and celebration of everything Italian on Commercial Drive. (CANCELLED)
  • Lions Club Sockeye Run Car Show – in Steveston Park at 4111 Moncton Street in Richmond. Admission is by donation. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. This evening’s show is Rookie Night. (CANCELLED)
  • Jazz Vespers
    • At 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation. (CANCELLED)
    • At 4 pm at Northwood United Church at 8856-156th Street in Surrey. (CANCELLED)

 


Week of June 15th to 21st

June 1-7 | June 8-14 | June 15-21 | June 22-28 | June 29-30


 

Monday, June 15, 2020

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – the gallery reopens today, but just for members and donors. Starting tomorrow, it’s also open to the general public.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour at 8 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • If miserable weather, then also a good day to seek refuge at one of Vancouver’s best places on a rainy day.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – the attraction is open for front-line workers and their families today between 10 am and 12 pm. It is also open for the first time in several weeks to the general public from noon until 8 pm.
  • Brahm’s Tam Drum Circle – 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. Tonight’s play is Henry V. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver Tour routes. Both begin across the street from the Holy Rosary Cathedral, which is located at 646 Richards Street. (CANCELLED)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland. (CANCELLED)

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Tonight’s play is Henry V. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performance is Classic TheatreSports. (CANCELLED)
  • Main Street Farmers Market – from 2 to 6 pm in front of Vancouver’s Central Pacific Station.

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking ToursForbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour at 8 pm. (CANCELLED)

Thursday, June 18, 2020

  • 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.)
  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation from 5 to 8:30 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour at 8 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Tonight’s play is Henry V. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (CANCELLED)
  • Jazz in the Vine – live Jazz with the Mazacote Band at the Township 7 Vineyards & Winery in Langley. (CANCELLED)

Friday, June 19, 2020

  • Juneteenth – on this day in 1865, the last of African slaves in the United States were finally freed from slavery. As a result, June 19th is a day that is celebrated throughout the continent. This year, in light of current events, and in support of Black Lives Matters-related protests elsewhere in North America, a demonstration is planned for today at Jack Poole Plaza starting at 4 pm.
  • Mini Donut Drive-Thru at Abbotsford Agrifair – packages of donuts can be purchased in advance and then picked up at Exhibition Park in Abbotsford at set times between 11 am and 7 pm. Included with each ticket purchased is free admission for two to the Abbotsford Agrifair in 2021 (which, at a $24 to $30 value, makes this both a fun event and a terrific deal)!
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – the attraction is open for front-line workers and their families today between 10 am and 12 pm. It is also open for the first time in several weeks to the general public from noon until 8 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.)
  • Dragon Boat Festival – day one of three at various locations around False Creek (June 19-21, 2020). (POSTPONED)
  • Point Grey Fiesta – a weekend of carnival rides and midway games in Vancouver’s Point Grey neighbourhood. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver International Jazz Festival – a two-week festival featuring live jazz throughout town. (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Tonight’s play is A Midsummer Night’s Dream. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performances are likely Classic TheatreSports and Frisky Friday. (TBD)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the lost Souls of Gastown Tour at 8 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Night Markets
    • Shipyards Night Market – market stalls, food trucks and an evening concert at Shipbuilders’ Square in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED)
    • Richmond Night Market – Vancouver’s famous weekend Asian market at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (POSTPONED until later in the season.)

For a list of attractions that have either remained open or have resumed operations since closing, click Open and Reopening Vancouver Places.


Saturday, June 20, 2020

  • Mini Donut Drive-Thru at Abbotsford Agrifair – packages of donuts can be purchased in advance and then picked up at Exhibition Park in Abbotsford at set times between 11 am and 7 pm. Included with each ticket purchased is free admission for two to the Abbotsford Agrifair in 2021 (which, at a $24 to $30 value, makes this both a fun event and a terrific deal)!
  • Butterfly Release at Taves – a family-friendly event at Taves Farm in Abbotsford where people can pre-book a time to visit the farm, release a butterfly in the orchard and pick up some apple cider treats. Partial proceeds of the event benefit the Abbotsford Food Bank. (Note: Reservations must be made by May 19th in order to participate.)
  • Saturday Markets
  • 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.)
  • Sasquatch Days – a festival in Harrison Hot Springs with war canoe races, First Nations cultural performances and a salmon BBQ. (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Tonight’s play is A Midsummer Night’s Dream. (CANCELLED)
  • Langley Food Truck Festival – a food truck event with live music at Douglas Park at 20550 Douglas Crescent from 11 am to 7 pm. (CANCELLED, although a drive-thru version of the event happens on June 13th at a different venue instead.)
  • Langley Community Day – food trucks and family-friendly activities at Douglas Park in Langley. (CANCELLED)
  • BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival – at Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam. Activities include piping, Highland dancing, a beer garden, British food and live entertainment. (CANCELLED)
  • Dragon Boat Festival – dragon boat racing and festivities at various locations around False Creek. (POSTPONED until September.)
  • Scandinavian Midsummer Festival – a cultural festival at the Scandinavian Community Centre in Burnaby (June 20-21, 2020). (CANCELLED)
  • Point Grey Fiesta – a weekend of carnival rides and midway games in Vancouver’s Point Grey neighbourhood. Today’s event includes the parade in the morning. (CANCELLED)
  • Denman Street Car Free Day – a massive pedestrian-only street party in Vancouver’s West End from noon until 7 pm. (CANCELLED, although some activities are still taking place online.)
  • Vancouver International Jazz Festival – a two-week festival featuring live jazz throughout town. (CANCELLED)
  • 5 Peaks Mt. Seymour Race – a 6K, 12K, 1K Children’s Challenge and 3K Timed Kids’ Race event at Mount Seymour Provincial Park. (CANCELLED, but likely still happening in a virtual format.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting and the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tours in the morning, with both the Forbidden Vancouver and Lost Souls of Gastown Tours in the evening. (CANCELLED)
  • Glades Garden Open House – a beautiful garden in Surrey at 561-172nd Street that’s open to the public only a small number of days from 10 am until 3 pm. Admission by donation. (CANCELLED)
  • Family Favourites Movies – $2.99 movies at select Cineplex theatres in the Lower Mainland. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (CANCELLED)

Father's Day Activities in Vancouver

Sunday, June 21, 2020

  • Father’s Day – a day for family time and celebrating dads.
  • Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations – free events take place today at Vancouver’s Trout Lake and various other locations. (TBD, but likely all cancelled, at least as live in-person events, due to COVID-19.)
  • Mini Donut Drive-Thru at Abbotsford Agrifair – packages of donuts can be purchased in advance and then picked up at Exhibition Park in Abbotsford at set times between 11 am and 7 pm. Included with each ticket purchased is free admission for two to the Abbotsford Agrifair in 2021 (which, at a $24 to $30 value, makes this both a fun event and a terrific deal)!
  • Butterfly Release at Taves – a family-friendly event at Taves Farm in Abbotsford where people can pre-book a time to visit the farm, release a butterfly in the orchard and pick up some apple cider treats. Partial proceeds of the event benefit the Abbotsford Food Bank. (Note: Reservations must be made by May 19th in order to participate.)
  • Farmers Markets
  • Flea Markets
    • Cloverdale Flea Market – a massive market at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey from 6 am until 3 pm. (CANCELLED)
    • Vancouver Flea Market – from 9 am to 5 pm at 703 Terminal Avenue not far from Science World. (TBD)
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (POSTPONED until later in the season.)
  • Squamish Street Market – a once-a-month summer event on Cleveland Avenue in downtown Squamish from 12 pm until 6 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Sasquatch Days – a festival in Harrison Hot Springs with war canoe races, First Nations cultural performances and a salmon BBQ. (CANCELLED)
  • Old Car Sunday – a giant car show at Fraser River Heritage Park in Mission. (CANCELLED)
  • Maple Ridge Car Free Day – a community event with live music at Memorial Peace Park at 11900 224 Street. (CANCELLED, although possibly still taking place later in the year instead.)
  • Main Street Car Free Day a pedestrian-only street party on Main Street from noon until 7 pm. (CANCELLED, although some activities are still taking place online.)
  • Father’s Day Walk/Run – 2-km, 5-km and 10-km walks and runs around Burnaby Lake to benefit the BC Prostate Cancer Foundation. (CANCELLED, although a virtual run is still happening in its place.)
  • Scandinavian Midsummer Festival – a cultural festival at the Scandinavian Community Centre in Burnaby. (CANCELLED)
  • Point Grey Fiesta – a weekend of carnival rides and a midway in Vancouver’s Point Grey neighbourhood. (CANCELLED)
  • Dragon Boat Festival – last day of the boat races and festivities at various locations around False Creek. (POSTPONED until September.)
  • Vancouver International Jazz Festival – a two-week festival featuring live jazz throughout town. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. This evening’s show is Rookie Night. (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Tonight’s play is Henry V. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Really Gay History Tour at 10 am and the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 4 pm. (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. (CANCELLED)

 


Week of June 22nd to 28th

June 1-7 | June 8-14 | June 15-21 | June 22-28 | June 29-30


 

Monday, June 22, 2020

  • Grouse Mountain Reopens – after being closed for about 14 weeks due to COVID-19, the ski resort reopens for the summer today (but just for season pass holders and hikers descending the mountain after hiking up the Grouse Grind which also reopens today).
  • Vancouver International Jazz Festival – a two-week festival featuring live jazz throughout town. (CANCELLED)
  • Kitsilano Showboat – live entertainment from 7 until 9 pm on the outdoor stage at Kitsilano Beach. Free admission. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • If miserable weather, then also a good day to seek refuge at one of Vancouver’s best places on a rainy day.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

  • Vancouver International Jazz Festival – a two-week festival featuring live jazz throughout town. (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Tonight’s play is Henry V. (CANCELLED)
  • Brahm’s Tam Drum Circle – drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach from early evening until sunset (assuming sunny weather). Free! (TBD)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver Tour routes. Both begin across the street from the Holy Rosary Cathedral, which is located at 646 Richards Street. (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. (CANCELLED)

For a list of attractions that have either remained open or have resumed operations since closing, click Open and Reopening Vancouver Places.


Wednesday, June 24, 2020

  • Main Street Farmers Market – from 2 to 6 pm in front of Vancouver’s Central Pacific Station.
  • Vancouver International Jazz Festival – a two-week festival featuring live jazz throughout town. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performance is likely Classic TheatreSports. (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Tonight’s play is Henry V. (CANCELLED)
  • Kitsilano Showboat – live entertainment from 7 until 9 pm on the outdoor stage at Kitsilano Beach. Free admission. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (CANCELLED)

Thursday, June 25, 2020

  • 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.)
  • Vancouver International Jazz Festival – a two-week festival featuring live jazz throughout town. (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Tonight’s play is A Midsummer Night’s Dream. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Museum of Vancouver – admission is by donation from 5 pm to 8 pm (as it’s the last Thursday of the month). (CANCELLED, as the museum is currently only open from Thursday to Sunday until 4 pm.)

Canada Day Events

Friday, June 26, 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.)
  • Vancouver International Jazz Festival – a two-week festival featuring live jazz throughout town. (CANCELLED)
  • 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). (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Tonight’s play is A Midsummer Night’s Dream. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performances are likely Classic TheatreSports and Frisky Friday. (CANCELLED)
  • Kitsilano Showboat – live entertainment from 7 until 9 pm on the outdoor stage at Kitsilano Beach. Free admission. (POSTPONED until large gatherings are allowed.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – 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. (CANCELLED)
  • Night Markets
    • Shipyards Night Market – market stalls, food trucks and an evening concert at Shipbuilders’ Square in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED)
    • Richmond Night Market – Vancouver’s famous weekend Asian market at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (TBD)

Saturday, June 27, 2020

  • PNE CAR-B-Q Edition – a chance for people to pick up barbecued ribs, macaroni and/or poutine and admire a collection of classic cars.
  • Saturday Markets
  • 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.)
  • Golden Spike Days – a 4-day community festival at Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver International Jazz Festival – a two-week festival featuring live jazz throughout town. (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Tonight’s play is A Midsummer Night’s Dream. (CANCELLED)
  • Pride Party in the Plaza – market vendors, drag, lipsynching, live music and other activities from 3 to 10 pm in the plaza at Surrey’s Central City Shopping Centre. (CANCELLED)
  • BC Lions Football – Canadian professional football at BC Place Stadium. Today it’s the BC Lions vs. Edmonton at 4 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting and the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tours in the morning, with both the Forbidden Vancouver and Lost Souls of Gastown Tours in the evening. (CANCELLED)
  • 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.)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today’s performances likely include Classic TheatreSports and The Late Show. (CANCELLED)
  • Family Favourites Movies – $2.99 movies at select Cineplex theatres in the Lower Mainland. (CANCELLED)

Sunday, June 28, 2020

  • PNE CAR-B-Q Edition – a chance for people to pick up barbecued ribs, macaroni and/or poutine and admire a collection of classic cars.
  • Abbotsford Food Truck Festival – a drive-thru-style food truck event outside the Tradex Centre in Abbotsford from 11 until 6 pm.
  • Farmers Markets
  • Flea Markets
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (TBD)
  • Scotiabank Half Marathon – beginning at UBC and finishing at Stanley Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Golden Spike Days – a 4-day community festival at Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Greek Day on Broadway – an all-day street festival on West Broadway Avenue from MacDonald to Blenheim in Kitsilano. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver International Jazz Festival – a two-week festival featuring live jazz throughout town. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. This evening’s show is Rookie Night. (To be confirmed.)
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Tonight’s plays are A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Love’s Labour’s Lost. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Really Gay History Tour at 10 am and the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 4 pm. (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. (CANCELLED)
    • At 4 pm at North Vancouver’s St. Andrew’s United Church at 1044 St. George’s Avenue. (CANCELLED)
    • At 4 pm at Northwood United Church at 8856-156th Street in Surrey. (CANCELLED)

 


Week of June 29th to 30th

June 1-7 | June 8-14 | June 15-21 | June 22-28 | June 29-30


 

Monday, June 29, 2020

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • Golden Spike Days – a 4-day community festival at Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver International Jazz Festival – a two-week festival featuring live jazz throughout town. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday). (TBD)
  • Brahm’s Tam Drum Circle – 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. Tonight’s play is Henry V. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver Tour routes. Both begin across the street from the Holy Rosary Cathedral, which is located at 646 Richards Street. (CANCELLED)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland. (CANCELLED)

 


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To see what’s happening next month, click July Calendar of Events.


 

Other June 2020 Events in Vancouver

The following events are also scheduled for June 2020 (but with details to be confirmed):

  • Daffodil Dash – a 1K walk and 5K run to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. Multiple runs are being held in Greater Vancouver such as at West Vancouver’s Ambleside Park, Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park and Vancouver at Creekside Park. (Originally scheduled for April but postponed due to COVID-19.)
  • Summer Jazz on the Porch – a “Pay What You Can” concert in Vancouver’s Barclay Heritage Square at the Roedde House Museum at 1415 Barclay Street. (CANCELLED)
  • Drive-In Movie Nights at Heritage Park – a family-friendly movie shows at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish. Admission is $20 per carload or $5 per walk-in. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • Mission Twilight Concerts – free live music at Fraser River Heritage Park at 7 pm.
  • World Vision 6K for Water – a 6-km charity running race. 100% of the funds raised at the event go to World Vision’s. (To be confirmed.)
  • Philippine Independence Day Celebration – at Surrey’s Bridgeview Park Community Centre at 11475-126A Street. (To be confirmed.)
  • Eastside Flea – an outdoor market featuring vendors selling vintage, collectibles, handmade and other items at 550 Malkin Avenue in East Vancouver.
  • Surrey Urban Farmers Market – on Saturdays from 10 am until 2 pm at the Surrey Civic Plaza in the block with University Drive and 104th Avenue. (Likely just an online market in June of 2020.)
  • Haney Farmers Market – on Saturdays at the Memorial Peace Park at 11900 224th Street in Maple Ridge from 9 am until 2 pm. (Currently operating online ordering)
  • Surrey Doors Open – a 1-day event from 11 am until 4 pm where you get to explore 30 or so different venues for free! This event may happen on the first Saturday of June. (TBD, but likely cancelled.)
  • Vancouver Craft Beer Festival – a 2-day event at the PNE fairgrounds featuring hundreds of North American beers and ciders (POSTPONED).
  • Breakout Festival – a 2-day Hip-Hop and R&B music festival at the PNE Amphitheatre may be happening in mid-June. (CANCELLED)
  • Surrey Fest Downtown – a small community festival with live entertainment at Holland Park at 13428 Old Yale Road. (CANCELLED)
  • Spirit of the People Powwow – a 3-day celebration in Chilliwack at the Tzeachten Sports Field featuring dancing, First Nation art and salmon BBQs (possibly in late June, but to be confirmed).
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball NWL League games (and occasional fireworks nights) at Nat Bailey Stadium. (On various dates.)
    • June 17, 2020 vs. Eugene
    • June 18, 2020 vs. Eugene
    • June 19, 2020 vs. Eugene
    • June 20, 2020 vs. Eugene
    • June 21, 2020 vs. Eugene
  • Red Truck Concert Series – multiple performances at Red Truck Brewery at 295 East 1st Avenue in Vancouver (mid-June, 2020 details TBD).
  • Fort Langley Beer & Food Festival – at the Fort Langley National Historic Site from noon until 6 pm (June 27, 2020). (POSTPONED until September.)
  • Mission Twilight Concerts – free live music at Fraser River Heritage Park at 7 pm.
  • Mid-Summer Solstice Festival – a free event with live entertainment in Yaletown from 6 pm until sunset. (Possibly on June 21, 2020, but to be confirmed.)
  • National Indigenous Peoples Day in Richmond – at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. The event is free and includes live entertainment and admission to the National Historic Site. (Online activities may take place on June 21, 2020.)
  • Playland – Vancouver’s summer amusement park is open on various dates.
  • Car Racing – at Mission Raceway Park.
  • Agassiz Raceway Car Racing – Streets, Late Models, Midget and Special 50-Lap Street Challenge car racing at 5045 Cemetery Road (10 km from Harrison Hot Springs).
  • Music on the Bow – free live music at the Trout Lake Community Centre at 3360 Victoria Drive (on various afternoons and evenings in June, but to be confirmed).
  • Tough Mudder Whistler – a military-style obstacle-course race at Whistler. (CANCELLED)

Top 5 things to do in June

  1. Enjoy all the Lower Mainland’s beautiful parks and nature. They are amazing.
  2. If the weather is good, then explore Metro Vancouver’s best trails for walking, jogging a cycling.
  3. Go camping and take part in all the region’s great summer activities.
  4. Enjoy some of the music around town (free or paid) during the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival.
  5. Go kayaking at Deep Cove in North Vancouver, or rent a canoe or kayak anywhere and enjoy the start of summer.

For more, check out Vancouver’s Best Places for Summer Activities.

Typical June Weather

Summer finally arrives in Vancouver in June, even though the weather is probably just as good or even better in May.

As Vancouver is pretty far north (if you come from anywhere other than Canada), the days are fabulously long, with the sun not setting until after 9 pm. Average June high temperatures are a balmy 19 degrees C (or 66 F), and the lows are close to 11 C (or 52 F).

Statistics suggest it usually only rains about 45 mm (or less than 2 inches) in the month, but many years it feels like way more. Although June’s weather can be a bit unpredictable, it’s still more often than not a fine month to be in Vancouver.

Recommended June Activities

Being a summer month, June is definitely a month to be outside (except for on the rainy days). With the ski season long past and forgotten, Vancouverites focus their attention solidly on outdoor summertime activities.

Popular June activities include hiking and camping in the region’s various parks, canoeing and kayaking in places like Deep Cove, picnics throughout the region, and hanging out at beaches like English Bay, Kitsilano, Jericho, Spanish Banks, Stanley Park (Second and Third Beaches) and Ambleside (in West Vancouver).

Being the last month of the year before schools let out, Vancouver really starts to come alive in June. The region’s night markets are in full swing and all sorts of live entertainment and other events start springing up everywhere (or at least in lots of places).

For more ideas on where to go and what to do, check out Vancouver’s Best Summer Time Activities.

 

 

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