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What’s Happening in Vancouver this Weekend?

What's Happening This Weekend?

Wondering what to do in Vancouver this weekend? Due to the coronavirus, most events have been cancelled and many places are closed.

Businesses are reopening, and some events have been happening in modified format. Most major in-person festivals and events, however, have been cancelled, postponed or gone online. There are, however, still a number of great things to do!

This Weekend in Vancouver

Highlights of the weekend of July 3rd to 5th include Saturday Farmers Markets and Sunday Farmers Markets to shop at, Lower Mainland Parks to explore, and a number of other things to see and do.

Given the state of the world and the impact of the coronavirus, not as much is happening this weekend as there normally would be. The Shipyards Night Market, Pitt Meadows Airport Day and Squamish Beer Festival would ordinarily be happening this weekend, but not in 2020.

Places like FlyOver Canada, VanDusen Garden, Britannia Mine, the Vancouver Zoo, Bill Reid Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery, area Golf Courses and a number of other attractions have reopened. As well, most restaurants have resumed dine-in services, and Forbidden Vancouver is once again offering its walking tours around downtown Vancouver.

Note: Event details are subject to change (especially given today’s rapidly changing world). For a list of other Lower Mainland venues that have resumed operations see our article about Open and Reopening Vancouver Places.

Below is a list of events that are happening this coming weekend, as well as events that would ordinarily be taking place but not this year because of COVID-19.


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

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking ToursForbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features The Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 6 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm.

  • Bill Reid Gallery – free admission at the Indigenous art gallery from 2 until 5 pm (because it’s the first Friday of the month).
  • Summer Concert Series – free outdoor evening concerts in North Vancouver. (To be confirmed.)
  • Night Markets

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

Saturday, July 4, 2020

FlyOver Iceland at FlyOver Canada

Sunday, July 5, 2020


In case you were interested, a number of events that were scheduled for the weekend of July 10th to 12th (but which have now been either cancelled or postponed) include the Shipyards Night Market, Tour de Delta, Harrison Festival of the Arts and various other events.

Events that are taking place next weekend include Greek Summerfest, Saturday Farmers Markets, Sunday Farmers Markets and a few other fun activities.

Other Information

For a list of things to do on other days this month and next, check out Vancouver’s June and July calendar of events.

Other articles that might be of interest include the following:





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