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Free June Events in Vancouver

Free Events in June

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

 


NOTE: Due to COVID-19, many events that would ordinarily take place this month have been cancelled. Some though are still happening. Details are subject to change. For exact details, see official event websites.


 

Free Activities in June 2021

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. Most of these won’t be happening this year though, because of COVID.

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! There are 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.

 

Tuesday, June 1st (2021)

  • 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.
  • Burnaby Village – the outdoor museum is open from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance.
  • Talking Stick Festival – a multi-day Indigenous arts festival (with various events taking place online this year).
  • Go by Bike Week – May 31st to June 6th is a week where people are encouraged to ride their bicycles as much as possible.
  • 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!
  • Vancouver on a Budget Specials – in the month of June you can get special discounts at a number of local attractions. They include Science World, MOA, Capilano Suspension Bridge and other venues.

 

Wednesday, June 2nd (2021)

  • Downtown Farmers Market – a weekly market in the plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery on Georgia Street.
  • Burnaby Village – the outdoor museum is open from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance.
  • Go by Bike Week – May 31st to June 6th is a week where people are encouraged to ride their bicycles as much as possible.
  • 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!
  • Vancouver on a Budget Specials – in the month of June you can get special discounts at a number of local attractions. They include Grouse Mountain, Museum of Vancouver, UBC Botanical Gardens and other venues.

 

Thursday, June 3rd (2021)

  • 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.
  • False Creek Farmers Market – a smaller market with only a couple dozen vendors, open in Concord Community Park in False Creek from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
  • Talking Stick Festival – a multi-day Indigenous arts festival (with various events taking place online this year).
  • Burnaby Village – the outdoor museum is open from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance.
  • Go by Bike Week – May 31st to June 6th is a week where people are encouraged to ride their bicycles as much as possible.
  • 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!
  • Vancouver on a Budget Specials – in the month of June you can get special discounts at a number of local attractions. They include Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Science World and other venues.

 


COVID-19 UPDATES AND FREE THINGS TO DO

NOTE: Due to the coronavirus and public health concerns, 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 4th (2021)

 

Saturday, June 5th (2021)

 

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Monday, June 7th (2021)

 

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Wednesday, June 9th (2021)

 

Thursday, June 10th (2021)

  • 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.
  • False Creek Farmers Market – a smaller market with only a couple dozen vendors, open in Concord Community Park in False Creek from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
  • Burnaby Village – the outdoor museum is open from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance.
  • 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!
  • Vancouver on a Budget Specials – in the month of June you can get special discounts at a number of local attractions. They include VanDusen Garden, Museum of Vancouver, UBC Botanical Gardens and other venues.

 

Friday, June 11th (2021)

 

Saturday, June 12th (2021)

 

Sunday, June 13th (2021)

  • Abbotsford Flea Market – a giant market at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford from 6:00 in the morning until 3:00 in the afternoon. Admission is just $1.00 or so, but free for kids under 13 years of age.
  • Ambleside Artisan Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver.
  • Clayton Community Farmers Market – from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in the parking lot of Clayton Heights Secondary School in Surrey.
  • 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.
  • 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 Whistler Village.
  • White Rock Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at 15154 Russell Avenue in the Miramar Plaza.
  • Burnaby Village – the outdoor museum is open from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance.
  • Italian Day on the Drive – a giant pedestrian-only street party on Commercial Drive. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)
  • Lions Club Sockeye Run Car Show – a car show in Steveston Village with admission by donation. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)
  • Vancouver on a Budget Specials – in the month of June you can get special discounts at a number of local attractions. They include Science World, MOA, Capilano Suspension Bridge and other venues.

 

Monday, June 14th (2021)

 

Tuesday, June 15th (2021)

 

Wednesday, June 16th (2021)

  • Art Downtown Summer Program – artists, art displays and art demonstrations take place at Jack Pool Plaza outside the Vancouver Convention Centre (weather permitting).
  • Downtown Farmers Market – a weekly market in the plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery on Georgia Street.
  • Talking Stick Festival – a multi-day Indigenous arts festival (with various events taking place online this year).
  • Burnaby Village – the outdoor museum is open from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance.
  • 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!
  • Vancouver on a Budget Specials – in the month of June you can get special discounts at a number of local attractions. They include Grouse Mountain, UBC Botanical Gardens, MOA and other venues.

 

Thursday, June 17th (2021)

 

Friday, June 18th (2021)

 

Saturday, June 19th (2021)

 

Father's Day Activities in Vancouver

 

Sunday, June 20th (2021)

  • Father’s Day – a special day for remembering dads. Family-friendly activities happen all over town most years (but not so much in 2021 because of COVID).
  • Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations – free First Nations activities and cultural events take place at various venues most years. Many have been cancelled in 2021 because of COVID-19. Some things are still happening this year, however, but in modified formats.
  • Bill Reid Gallery – admission is free today because it’s National Indigenous Peoples Day.
  • Burnaby Village – the outdoor museum is open from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance.
  • 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.
  • Abbotsford Flea Market – a giant market at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford from 6:00 in the morning until 3:00 in the afternoon. Admission is just $1.00 or so, but free for kids under 13 years of age.
  • 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.
  • Steveston Farmers Market – at the Steveston Community Centre from 10:30 am until 3:30 pm.
  • Whistler Farmers Market – between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm in Whistler Village.
  • White Rock Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at 15154 Russell Avenue in the Miramar Plaza.
  • Vancouver on a Budget Specials – in the month of June you can get special discounts at a number of local attractions. They include VanDusen Garden, UBC Botanical Gardens, MOA and other venues.

 

Monday, June 21st (2021)

 

Tuesday, June 22nd (2021)

 

Wednesday, June 23rd (2021)

 

Thursday, June 24th (2021)

 

Friday, June 25th (2021)

  • Vancouver Jazz Festival – a music festival featuring both free and ticketed live Jazz performances around town.
  • Talking Stick Festival – a multi-day Indigenous arts festival (with various events taking place online this year).
  • Burnaby Village – the outdoor museum is open from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance.
  • Art Downtown Summer Program – artists, art displays and art demonstrations take place at Jack Pool Plaza outside the Vancouver Convention Centre (weather permitting).
  • 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!
  • Vancouver on a Budget Specials – in the month of June you can get special discounts at a number of local attractions. They include the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, VanDusen Garden, Maritime Museum and other venues.

 

Saturday, June 26th (2021)

 

Sunday, June 27th (2021)

 

Monday, June 28th (2021)

 

Tuesday, June 29th (2021)

 

Wednesday, June 30th (2021)

 

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.

For a list of things to do outside the Metro Vancouver area, see the Calendar of Events pages on the VictoriasBestPlaces.com and WhatToDoinWhistler.ca websites.