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Free June Events in Vancouver in 2020

Free Events in June

Free events in Vancouver in June include street parties, summer markets, concerts, festivals, Indigenous events and Father’s Day activities.


NOTE: Due to COVID-19, many events that would ordinarily have taken place this month have been cancelled. In this article we include events and activities that are still happening as well as ones that are not but should have been (and will hopefully occur again either later this year or in 2021).


Free Activities in June 2020

For a list of June events including activities that aren’t free, see Vancouver’s June Events Calendar.

For a list of FREE (and almost free) activities and events this month, see below. (And for a list of inexpensive things to do throughout the year, see Vancouver on a Budget).

Top Free Events in June

In June top free events most years include street festivals like Burnaby’s Hats off Day, Car Free Days on Main Street and in the West End, Italian Day on the Drive, and Greek Day on Broadway.

Free festivals in June also usually include the West Vancouver Bridge Festival, North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley Days, Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations, Vancouver Jazz Festival events, the Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival and the list goes on! So many fantastic free things to do! (Or at least there are in years when there isn’t a pandemic!)

To find out when these activities take place (or should have taken place), click the above links or see Vancouver’s June Calendar of Free Events below.

Monday, June 1st (2020)

Tuesday, June 2nd (2020)

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission to the city’s main art gallery at 750 Hornby Street is by donation today between 5:00 and 9:00 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Seniors Day at MOV – for anyone over the age of 65 admission to the museum costs $5 today (so it’s not free, but it is extra cheap). (CANCELLED)
  • Brahm’s Tam Drum Circle – an informal drumming event at Third Beach in Stanley Park from early evening until sunset (but only on sunny days). A few people arrive with their drums and many more just show up for the fun! (TBC)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most Metro Vancouver cinemas (so it’s not free, but it is extra cheap). (CANCELLED)

Wednesday, June 3rd (2020)

  • Main Street Farmers Market – first market of the season between 2:00 and 6:00 pm outside Central Pacific Station.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if it’s nice out, then enjoy the outdoors in one of the region’s best parks and places in nature.
  • Vancouver Beaches – especially if the weather is good, Lower Mainland beaches are also great places to visit. Just be sure though to maintain appropriate physical distancing from other people!

Thursday, June 4th (2020)

  • New Westminster Farmers Market – a market with vendors selling fresh produce at New Westminster’s Tipperary Park at 315 Queens Avenue between 3:00 and 7:00 pm.
  • Army & Navy Closing Sale – the Vancouver-based discount store’s final liquidation sale begins today at its New Westminster location today.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if it’s nice out, then enjoy the outdoors in one of the region’s best parks and places in nature.
  • Vancouver Beaches – especially if the weather is good, Lower Mainland beaches are also great places to visit. Just be sure though to maintain appropriate physical distancing from other people!

COVID-19 UPDATES AND FREE THINGS TO DO

NOTE: Due to the coronavirus and public health concerns, most events and attractions in the Vancouver area ceased operations temporarily or were either cancelled or postponed in the spring of 2020. Consequently, many events normally scheduled to take place in June won’t be happening this year.

Before heading out to a location or event, check your destination’s official website to confirm that it’s still open.

To learn more about the pandemic and its effects on the region, click Vancouver, Closures and Cancellations. For a list of venues that are still operating, see our article about Open and Reopening Vancouver Places. For ideas on things to do while self-isolating at home, see our article about Rainy Day Activities.


Friday, June 5th (2020)

  • Darts Hill Garden – a semi-private garden in South Surrey that’s open between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. (Note: it used to be by donation and people could just drop by. Because of the coronavirus, however, there is now a $5 charge and visits must be booked in advance.)
  • Surrey Greek Food Festival – at 13181 96th Avenue in Surrey. You pay for the food, but the entertainment and admission is free. (CANCELLED)
  • West Vancouver Bridge Festival – a family-friendly event featuring a beach parade, live music, community information booths and other activities at Ambleside Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Shipyards Friday Night Market – market activities and a free concert from 5:00 until 10:00 pm not far from Lonsdale Quay. (CANCELLED)

Saturday, June 6th (2020)

  • Abbotsford Farm and Country Market – between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm in downtown Abbotsford.
  • Burnaby Artisan Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm outside Burnaby City Hall at 4949 Canada Way.
  • Fort Langley Village Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm at 9025 Glover Road in the parking lot of St. Andrews Historic Church.
  • Lonsdale Quay Farmers Market – a tiny market outside the much larger indoor Lonsdale Quay Public Market in North Vancouver from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm.
  • Riley Park Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Vancouver’s Riley Park at 50 East 30th Avenue across the street from Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Squamish Farmers Market – from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in downtown Squamish.
  • Trout Lake Farmers Market – between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm at John Hendry Park in the north parking lot.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap. (TBC)
  • West End Farmers Market – from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm at 1100 Comox Street.
  • Darts Hill Garden – a semi-private garden in South Surrey that’s open between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. (Note: it used to be by donation and people could just drop by. Because of the coronavirus, however, there is now a $5 charge and visits must be booked in advance.)
  • Surrey Greek Food Festival – at 13181 96th Avenue in Surrey. You pay for the food, but the entertainment is free. (CANCELLED)
  • Coquitlam Food Truck Festival – food trucks, live music and a small artisan market at Town Centre Park between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm. (It’s part of a series of similar events put on by the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival.) (POSTPONED until September.)
  • West Vancouver Bridge Festival – a family-friendly event featuring a beach parade, live music, community information booths and other activities at Ambleside Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Pitt Meadows Day – a community event with a parade as well as free activities at the Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre and Harris Road Park. There are also fireworks at Pitt Meadows Athletic Park. (POSTPONED)
  • Family Favourites Movies – a special family-friendly movie costs just $2.99 in the morning at select Cineplex theatres in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver (although exact locations may vary). (CANCELLED)

Sunday, June 7th (2020)

  • Abbotsford Flea Market – a giant market at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford from 6:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. Admission is just $1.00, but free for kids under 10 years of age. (TBC)
  • Ambleside Artisan Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver.
  • Cloverdale Flea Market – between 6:00 am and 3:00 pm at Surrey’s Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Admission is $1.50, but free for kids ages 12 and under. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)
  • Coquitlam Farmers Market – from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Dogwood Pavilion parking lot at 624 Poirier Street in Coquitlam.
  • Kitsilano Farmers Market – between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm at the Kitsilano Community Centre in Vancouver.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)
  • Whistler Farmers Market – between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm in the Upper Village at the base of Blackcomb. (POSTPONED)
  • White Rock Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at 15154 Russell Avenue in the Miramar Plaza.
  • Surrey Greek Food Festival – at 13181 96th Avenue in Surrey. You pay for the food, but the entertainment is free. (CANCELLED)
  • Darts Hill Garden – a semi-private garden in South Surrey that’s open between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. (CANCELLED for today, but open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.)
  • Jazz Vespers – with an artist at 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation. (CANCELLED)

Monday, June 8th (2020)

  • Surrey Greek Food Festival – at 13181 96th Avenue in Surrey. You pay for the food, but the entertainment is free. (CANCELLED)
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if it’s nice out, then enjoy the outdoors in one of the region’s best parks and places in nature.
  • Vancouver Beaches – especially if the weather is good, Lower Mainland beaches are also great places to visit. Just be sure though to maintain appropriate physical distancing from other people!

Tuesday, June 9th (2020)

  • Brahm’s Tam Drum Circle – an informal drumming event at Third Beach in Stanley Park from early evening until sunset (but only on sunny days). A few people arrive with their drums and many more just show up for the fun! (TBC)
  • Surrey Greek Food Festival – at 13181 96th Avenue in Surrey. You pay for the food, but the entertainment is free. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission to the city’s main art gallery at 750 Hornby Street is by donation today between 5:00 and 9:00 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most Metro Vancouver cinemas (so it’s not free, but it is extra cheap). (CANCELLED)

Wednesday, June 10th (2020)

  • Surrey Greek Food Festival – at 13181 96th Avenue in Surrey. You pay for the food, but the entertainment is free. (CANCELLED)
  • Main Street Farmers Market – between 2:00 and 6:00 pm outside Central Pacific Station.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if it’s nice out, then enjoy the outdoors in one of the region’s best parks and places in nature.
  • Vancouver Beaches – especially if the weather is good, Lower Mainland beaches are also great places to visit. Just be sure though to maintain appropriate physical distancing from other people!

Thursday, June 11th (2020)

  • New Westminster Farmers Market – a market with vendors selling fresh produce at New Westminster’s Tipperary Park at 315 Queens Avenue between 3:00 and 7:00 pm.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if it’s nice out, then enjoy the outdoors in one of the region’s best parks and places in nature.
  • Vancouver Beaches – especially if the weather is good, Lower Mainland beaches are also great places to visit. Just be sure though to maintain appropriate physical distancing from other people!
  • Surrey Greek Food Festival – at 13181 96th Avenue in Surrey. You pay for the food, but the entertainment is free. (CANCELLED)

Friday, June 12th (2020)

  • Darts Hill Garden – a semi-private garden in South Surrey that’s open between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. (Note: it used to be by donation and people could just drop by. Because of the coronavirus, however, there is now a $5 charge and visits must be booked in advance.)
  • Surrey Greek Food Festival – at 13181 96th Avenue in Surrey. You pay for the food, but the entertainment is free. (CANCELLED)
  • Shipyard Night Market – market activities and a free concert from 5:00 until 10:00 pm not far from Lonsdale Quay. (CANCELLED)

Saturday, June 13th (2020)

  • Abbotsford Farm and Country Market – between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm in downtown Abbotsford.
  • Burnaby Artisan Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm outside Burnaby City Hall at 4949 Canada Way.
  • Fort Langley Village Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm at 9025 Glover Road in the parking lot of St. Andrews Historic Church.
  • Lonsdale Quay Farmers Market – a tiny market outside the much larger indoor Lonsdale Quay Public Market in North Vancouver from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm.
  • Riley Park Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Vancouver’s Riley Park at 50 East 30th Avenue across the street from Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Squamish Farmers Market – from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in downtown Squamish.
  • Trout Lake Farmers Market – between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm at John Hendry Park in the north parking lot.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • West End Farmers Market – from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm at 1100 Comox Street.
  • Darts Hill Garden – a semi-private garden in South Surrey that’s open between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. (Note: it used to be by donation and people could just drop by. Because of the coronavirus, however, there is now a $5 charge and visits must be booked in advance.)
  • Philippine Days – a Filipino festival at North Vancouver’s Waterfront Park. (CANCELLED, although online activities are still taking place instead.)
  • Lynn Valley Day – a community festival and parade in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED)
  • Surrey Greek Food Festival – at 13181 96th Avenue in Surrey. You pay for the food, but the entertainment is free. (CANCELLED)
  • Indonesia Fest – a small cultural festival in downtown Vancouver. (CANCELLED)
  • Glades Garden Open House – a semi-private garden in Surrey that’s open to the public only a small number of days including today. (TBC)
  • Family Favourites Movies – a special family-friendly movie costs just $2.99 in the morning at select Cineplex theatres in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver (although exact locations may vary). (CANCELLED)

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Sunday, June 14th (2020)

  • Abbotsford Flea Market – a giant market at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford from 6:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. Admission is just $1.00, but free for kids under 10 years of age. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • Ambleside Artisan Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver.
  • Cloverdale Flea Market – between 6:00 am and 3:00 pm at Surrey’s Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Admission is $1.50, but free for kids ages 12 and under. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)
  • Coquitlam Farmers Market – from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Dogwood Pavilion parking lot at 624 Poirier Street in Coquitlam.
  • Kitsilano Farmers Market – between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm at the Kitsilano Community Centre in Vancouver.
  • Ladner Village Market – a large farmers and artisan market from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm in downtown Ladner. (POSTPONED, likely until July.)
  • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)
  • Whistler Farmers Market – between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm in the Upper Village at the base of Blackcomb. (POSTPONED)
  • White Rock Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at 15154 Russell Avenue in the Miramar Plaza.
  • Philippine Days – a Filipino festival at North Vancouver’s Waterfront Park. (CANCELLED, although online activities are still taking place instead.)
  • Surrey Greek Food Festival – at 13181 96th Avenue in Surrey. You pay for the food, but the entertainment is free. (CANCELLED)
  • North Delta Family Day – a Canada Day-themed parade and community festival. (CANCELLED)
  • Coquitlam’s Teddy Bear Picnic & Parade – a community event featuring storytelling, puppet shows, a parade and other kid-friendly activities from 11:00 am until 4:00 at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • Italian Day on the Drive – a giant pedestrian-only street party on Commercial Drive. (CANCELLED)
  • Lions Club Sockeye Run Car Show – a car show in Steveston Village between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm with admission by donation. (CANCELLED)
  • Darts Hill Garden – a semi-private garden in South Surrey that’s open between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. (CANCELLED for today, but open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.)
  • Jazz Vespers
    • With an artist at 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation. (CANCELLED)
    • With an artist at 4 pm at Northwood United Church at 8856-156th Street in Surrey. (CANCELLED)

Monday, June 15th (2020)

  • Lower Mainland Parks – if it’s nice out, then enjoy the outdoors in one of the region’s best parks and places in nature.
  • Vancouver Beaches – especially if the weather is good, Lower Mainland beaches are also great places to visit. Just be sure though to maintain appropriate physical distancing from other people!

Tuesday, June 16th (2020)

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is free today to front-line workers and their families between 10:00 am and noon. After that the gallery is open to the general public, but at regular admission rates.
  • Brahm’s Tam Drum Circle – an informal drumming event at Third Beach in Stanley Park from early evening until sunset (but only on sunny days). A few people arrive with their drums and many more just show up for the fun! (TBC)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most Metro Vancouver cinemas (so it’s not free, but it is extra cheap). (CANCELLED)

Wednesday, June 17th (2020)

  • Main Street Farmers Market – between 2:00 and 6:00 pm outside Central Pacific Station.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if it’s nice out, then enjoy the outdoors in one of the region’s best parks and places in nature.
  • Vancouver Beaches – especially if the weather is good, Lower Mainland beaches are also great places to visit. Just be sure though to maintain appropriate physical distancing from other people!

Thursday, June 18th (2020)

  • Beaty Nocturnal – admission to UBC’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum is by donation today between 5:00 and 8:30 pm. (TBC)
  • Thursday Farmers Markets – today’s markets are at Granville Island (to be confirmed) and New Westminster’s Tipperary Park.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if it’s nice out, then enjoy the outdoors in one of the region’s best parks and places in nature.
  • Vancouver Beaches – especially if the weather is good, Lower Mainland beaches are also great places to visit. Just be sure though to maintain appropriate physical distancing from other people!

Friday, June 19th (2020)

  • Juneteenth – a demonstration takes place at Jack Poole Plaza in support of Black Lives Matters beginning at 4 o’clock. Lots of people are expected! Don’t forget to take your face mask!
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is free today to front-line workers and their families between 10:00 am and noon. After that the gallery is open to the general public, but at regular admission rates.
  • Dragon Boat Festival – live entertainment and dragon boat races to watch in False Creek. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver International Jazz Festival – a music festival featuring both free and ticketed live Jazz performances around town. (CANCELLED)
  • Darts Hill Garden – a semi-private garden in South Surrey that’s open between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. (Note: it used to be by donation and people could just drop by. Because of the coronavirus, however, there is now a $5 charge and visits must be booked in advance.)
  • Shipyards Friday Night Market – market activities and a free concert from 5:00 until 10:00 pm not far from Lonsdale Quay. (CANCELLED)

Saturday, June 20th (2020)

  • Abbotsford Farm and Country Market – between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm in downtown Abbotsford.
  • Burnaby Artisan Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm outside Burnaby City Hall at 4949 Canada Way.
  • Cloverdale Market Days – a large street market in downtown Cloverdale between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. (TBC)
  • Fort Langley Village Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm at 9025 Glover Road in the parking lot of St. Andrews Historic Church.
  • Lonsdale Quay Farmers Market – a tiny market outside the much larger indoor Lonsdale Quay Public Market in North Vancouver from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm.
  • Riley Park Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Vancouver’s Riley Park at 50 East 30th Avenue across the street from Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Squamish Farmers Market – from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in downtown Squamish.
  • Trout Lake Farmers Market – between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm at John Hendry Park in the north parking lot.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap. (TBC)
  • West End Farmers Market – from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm at 1100 Comox Street.
  • Sasquatch Days – a community festival featuring First Nations cultural activities in Harrison Hot Springs. (CANCELLED)
  • Langley Food Truck Festival – a food truck and market vendor event with live entertainment at Langley’s Douglas Park in Langley. (It’s part of a series of similar events put on by the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival.) (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • Dragon Boat Festival – live entertainment and dragon boat races to watch in False Creek. (CANCELLED)
  • Point Grey Fiesta – the carnival rides and midway games cost money, but the parade in the morning is free, as is the live entertainment in the afternoon at Trimble Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Denman Street Car Free Day – a pedestrian-only street party on Denman Street from 12:00 to 7:00 pm. (CANCELLED, although some activities will still be taking place online.)
  • Vancouver International Jazz Festival – a music festival featuring both free and ticketed live Jazz performances around town. (CANCELLED)
  • Darts Hill Garden – a semi-private garden in South Surrey that’s open between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. (Note: it used to be by donation and people could just drop by. Because of the coronavirus, however, there is now a $5 charge and visits must be booked in advance.)
  • Glades Garden Open House – a semi-private garden in Surrey that’s open to the public only a small number of days including today. (TBC)
  • Family Favourites Movies – a special family-friendly movie costs just $2.99 in the morning at select Cineplex theatres in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver (although exact locations may vary). (CANCELLED)

Father's Day Activities in Vancouver

Sunday, June 21st (2020)

  • Father’s Day – a special day for remembering dads with activities happening all over town.
  • Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations – free First Nations activities and cultural displays at Trout Lake and other locations both today and tomorrow. (TBC)
  • Ambleside Artisan Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver.
  • Cloverdale Flea Market – between 6:00 am and 3:00 pm at Surrey’s Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Admission is $1.50, but free for kids ages 12 and under. (TBC)
  • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap. (TBC)
  • Abbotsford Flea Market – a giant market at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford from 6:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. Admission is just $1.00, but free for kids under 10 years of age. (TBC)
  • Coquitlam Farmers Market – from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Dogwood Pavilion parking lot at 624 Poirier Street in Coquitlam.
  • Kitsilano Farmers Market – between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm at the Kitsilano Community Centre in Vancouver.
  • Whistler Farmers Market – between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm in the Upper Village at the base of Blackcomb.
  • White Rock Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at 15154 Russell Avenue in the Miramar Plaza.
  • Squamish Street Market – a large vendor market along Cleveland Avenue between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Sasquatch Days – a community festival featuring First Nations cultural activities in Harrison Hot Springs. (CANCELLED)
  • Old Car Sunday – a car show at Fraser River Heritage Park at 7494 Mary Street from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm with admission by donation. (CANCELLED)
  • Car Free Day in Maple Ridge – a free family-friendly event at Memorial Peace Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Main Street Car Free Day – a massive street festival on Main Street between around 30th Avenue and Broadway from 12:00 until 7:00 pm. (CANCELLED, although some activities are still taking place online.)
  • Dragon Boat Festival – last day of the live entertainment and dragon boat races to watch in False Creek. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver International Jazz Festival – a music festival featuring both free and ticketed live Jazz performances around town. (CANCELLED)
  • Darts Hill Garden – a semi-private garden in South Surrey that’s open between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. (CANCELLED for today, but open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.)
  • Free Jazz Vespers – with an artist at 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation. (CANCELLED)

Monday, June 22nd (2020)

  • Grouse Grind Reopens – the hiking trail up to the top of Grouse Mountain reopens today. The resort itself also reopens, but only for season’s pass holders. Hikers though can still pay for a ride back down in the Skyride tramway, just not yet for a ride up.
  • Vancouver International Jazz Festival – a music festival featuring both free and ticketed live Jazz performances around town. (CANCELLED)
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if it’s nice out, then enjoy the outdoors in one of the region’s best parks and places in nature.
  • Vancouver Beaches – especially if the weather is good, Lower Mainland beaches are also great places to visit. Just be sure though to maintain appropriate physical distancing from other people!

Tuesday, June 23rd (2020)

  • Vancouver International Jazz Festival – a music festival featuring both free and ticketed live Jazz performances around town. (CANCELLED)
  • Brahm’s Tam Drum Circle – an informal drumming event at Third Beach in Stanley Park from early evening until sunset (but only on sunny days). A few people arrive with their drums and many more just show up for the fun! (TBC)
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission to the city’s main art gallery at 750 Hornby Street is by donation today between 5:00 and 9:00 pm. (TBC)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most Metro Vancouver cinemas (so it’s not free, but it is extra cheap). (CANCELLED)

Wednesday, June 24th (2020)

  • Vancouver International Jazz Festival – a music festival featuring both free and ticketed live Jazz performances around town. (CANCELLED)
  • Main Street Farmers Market – between 2:00 and 6:00 pm outside Central Pacific Station.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if it’s nice out, then enjoy the outdoors in one of the region’s best parks and places in nature.
  • Vancouver Beaches – especially if the weather is good, Lower Mainland beaches are also great places to visit. Just be sure though to maintain appropriate physical distancing from other people!

Thursday, June 25th (2020)

  • Vancouver International Jazz Festival – a music festival featuring both free and ticketed live Jazz performances around town. (CANCELLED)
  • Museum of Vancouver – the cost this evening is by donation between 5:00 and 8:00 pm (as it’s the last Thursday of the month). (Likely CANCELLED as the museum has cut back its hours due to COVID-19 and has been closing at 4 pm on days that it’s open.)
  • Thursday Farmers Markets – today’s markets are at Granville Island (to be confirmed) and New Westminster’s Tipperary Park.

Friday, June 26th (2020)

  • Vancouver International Jazz Festival – a music festival featuring both free and ticketed live Jazz performances around town. (CANCELLED)
  • Roedde House – admission to the historic home near Robson Street is by donation (because today is the last Friday of the month). (TBC)
  • Shipyards Friday Night Market – market activities and a free concert from 5:00 until 10:00 pm not far from Lonsdale Quay. (CANCELLED)
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if it’s nice out, then enjoy the outdoors in one of the region’s best parks and places in nature.
  • Vancouver Beaches – especially if the weather is good, Lower Mainland beaches are also great places to visit. Just be sure though to maintain appropriate physical distancing from other people!
  • Darts Hill Garden – a semi-private garden in South Surrey that’s open between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. (Note: it used to be by donation and people could just drop by. Because of the coronavirus, however, there is now a $5 charge and visits must be booked in advance.)

Saturday, June 27th (2020)

  • Abbotsford Farm and Country Market – between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm in downtown Abbotsford.
  • Burnaby Artisan Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm outside Burnaby City Hall at 4949 Canada Way.
  • Fort Langley Village Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm at 9025 Glover Road in the parking lot of St. Andrews Historic Church.
  • Lonsdale Quay Farmers Market – a tiny market outside the much larger indoor Lonsdale Quay Public Market in North Vancouver from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm.
  • Riley Park Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Vancouver’s Riley Park at 50 East 30th Avenue across the street from Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Squamish Farmers Market – from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in downtown Squamish.
  • Trout Lake Farmers Market – between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm at John Hendry Park in the north parking lot.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap. (TBC)
  • West End Farmers Market – from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm at 1100 Comox Street.
  • Golden Spike Days – a large Canada Day-weekend festival at Rocky Point Park with family-friendly activities and live entertainment from 11:00 am until 11:00 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver International Jazz Festival – a music festival featuring both free and ticketed live Jazz performances around town. (CANCELLED)
  • Family Favourites Movies – a special family-friendly movie costs just $2.99 in the morning at select Cineplex theatres in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver (although exact locations may vary). (CANCELLED)

Sunday, June 28, 2020

  • Ambleside Artisan Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver.
  • Cloverdale Flea Market – between 6:00 am and 3:00 pm at Surrey’s Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Admission is $1.50, but free for kids ages 12 and under. (TBC)
  • Coquitlam Farmers Market – from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Dogwood Pavilion parking lot at 624 Poirier Street in Coquitlam.
  • Kitsilano Farmers Market – between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm at the Kitsilano Community Centre in Vancouver.
  • Ladner Village Market – a large farmers and artisan market from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm in downtown Ladner. (POSTPONED, likely until July.)
  • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap. (TBC)
  • Whistler Farmers Market – between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm in the Upper Village at the base of Blackcomb.
  • White Rock Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at 15154 Russell Avenue in the Miramar Plaza.
  • Golden Spike Days – a large Canada Day-weekend festival at Rocky Point Park with family-friendly activities and live entertainment from 11:00 am until 11:00 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Greek Day on Broadway – a massive street part in Kitsilano along West Broadway Avenue. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • Abbotsford Flea Market – a giant market at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford from 6:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. Admission is just $1.00, but free for kids under 10 years of age. (TBC)
  • Vancouver International Jazz Festival – a music festival featuring both free and ticketed live Jazz performances around town. (CANCELLED)
  • Free Jazz Vespers
    • With an artist at 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation. (CANCELLED)
    • With an artist at 4 pm at North Vancouver’s St. Andrew’s United Church at 1044 St. George’s Avenue. (CANCELLED)
    • With an artist at 4 pm at Northwood United Church at 8856-156th Street in Surrey. (CANCELLED)

Monday, June 29th (2020)

  • Vancouver International Jazz Festival – a music festival featuring both free and ticketed live Jazz performances around town. (CANCELLED)
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if it’s nice out, then enjoy the outdoors in one of the region’s best parks and places in nature.
  • Vancouver Beaches – especially if the weather is good, Lower Mainland beaches are also great places to visit. Just be sure though to maintain appropriate physical distancing from other people!

Tuesday, June 30th (2020)

  • Golden Spike Days – a large Canada Day-weekend festival at Rocky Point Park with family-friendly activities and live entertainment from 11:00 am until 11:00 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver International Jazz Festival – a music festival featuring both free and ticketed live Jazz performances around town. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission to the city’s main art gallery at 750 Hornby Street is by donation today between 5:00 and 9:00 pm. (TBC)
  • Brahm’s Tam Drum Circle – an informal drumming event at Third Beach in Stanley Park from early evening until sunset (but only on sunny days). A few people arrive with their drums and many more just show up for the fun! (TBC)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most Metro Vancouver cinemas (so it’s not free, but it is extra cheap). (CANCELLED)

Canada Day Events

Other Information

For a more complete list of things to do in June, including activities that aren’t free, see Vancouver’s June Events Calendar.

And for a list of great activities that don’t cost a lot of money throughout the year, click Vancouver on a Budget.

To return to the top of the page, click Free Events in June.

To see what’s happening next month (including events that aren’t free), click July Calendar of Events.