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Free June Events in Vancouver in 2019

Free Events in June

Free events in Vancouver in June include street parties, summer markets, concerts and festivals. There’s something every day, including on Father’s Day.

Free Activities in June 2019

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 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 include 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!

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

Saturday June 1st (2019)

  • Hats off Day – a massive street party on Hastings Street in Burnaby.
  • West Vancouver Bridge Festival – a family-friendly event featuring a beach parade, live music, community information booths and other activities at Ambleside Park.
  • 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
  • Fort Langley Makers Market – a crafts and artisan market at a park near the historic fort.
  • Bike to Work Week – a week where cycling enthusiasts encourage everyone in the city to ride their bikes to work instead of driving.
  • Glades Garden Open House – a semi-private garden in Surrey that’s open to the public only a small number of days including today.
  • Darts Hill Garden – a semi-private garden in South Surrey that’s open by donation between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.
  • 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). Today’s film is A Dog’s Way Home.
  • Saturday Farmers Markets
  • 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.

Sunday June 2nd (2019)

  • Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival LogoCoquitlam 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.)
  • Bike to Work Week – a week where cycling enthusiasts encourage everyone in the city to ride their bikes to work instead of driving.
  • Darts Hill Garden – a semi-private garden in South Surrey that’s open by donation between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.
  • Free Jazz Vespers
    • From 4:00 to 5:00 pm at First Baptist Church at 969 Burrard Street in downtown Vancouver. (Note: this is a new location while the regular St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church venue is undergoing renovations).
    • At 4:00 pm at West Vancouver’s Stephen’s Anglican Church at 885 – 22nd Street. Today’s concert features the Original Blend.
  • Sunday Farmers Markets
  • Flea Markets
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

Monday June 3rd (2019)

  • Lower Mainland Parks – if it’s nice out, then enjoy the outdoors in one of the region’s best parks and places in nature.

Tuesday June 4th (2019)

  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most Metro Vancouver cinemas (so it’s not free, but it is extra cheap).

Wednesday June 5th (2019)

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Friday June 7th (2019)

Saturday June 8th (2019)

Sunday June 9th (2019)

  • Philippine Days Festival – a Filipino festival at North Vancouver’s Waterfront Park.
  • Italian Day on the Drive – a giant pedestrian-only street party on Commercial Drive.
  • Sockeye Run Car Show & Shine – a car show in Steveston Village between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm with admission by donation.
  • Surrey Greek Food Festival – at 13181 96th Avenue in Surrey. You pay for the food, but the entertainment is free.
  • Teddy Bear Picnic – 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.
  • Darts Hill Garden – a semi-private garden in South Surrey that’s open by donation between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.
  • Sunday Farmers Markets
  • Flea Markets
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • Free Jazz Vespers
    • “An Intimate Set in the Salons” with David Hodgson at St. Andrew’s Wesley Salons at 1018 Nelson (so not at First Baptist Church as usual).
    • With Kristian Alexandrov and Shannon Gaye at 4:00 pm at Surrey’s Northwood United Church at 8855 156th Street.

Monday June 10th (2019)

  • Surrey Greek Food Festival – at 13181 96th Avenue in Surrey. You pay for the food, but the entertainment is free.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if it’s nice out, then enjoy the outdoors in one of the region’s best parks and places in nature.

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Tuesday June 11th (2019)

  • 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!
  • Surrey Greek Food Festival – at 13181 96th Avenue in Surrey. You pay for the food, but the entertainment is free.
  • 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.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most Metro Vancouver cinemas (so it’s not free, but it is extra cheap).

Wednesday June 12th (2019)

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Saturday June 15th (2019)

Sunday June 16th (2019)

  • Father’s Day – a special day for remembering dads with activities happening all over town.
  • Maple Ridge Food Truck Festival – a food truck event with music, a small artisan market, food vendors and family-friendly activities from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm. (It’s part of a series of similar events put on by the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival.)
  • Old Car Sunday in Mission – a car show at Fraser River Heritage Park at 7494 Mary Street from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm with admission by donation.
  • 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.
  • Sasquatch Days – a community festival featuring First Nations cultural activities in Harrison Hot Springs.
  • 5X Festival – a 5-day festival celebrating the dance and music of the Punjab as well as other regions of South Asia. Today features free music workshops and panel discussions at the Surrey Arts Centre Studio Theatre at 13750 88th Avenue.
  • Surrey Greek Food Festival – at 13181 96th Avenue in Surrey. You pay for the food, but the entertainment is free.
  • Father’s Day at Stewart Farm – toy train displays and free family-friendly activities at the historic site in Crescent Beach.
  • Philippine Independence Day Celebration – at Surrey’s Bridgeview Park Community Centre from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.
  • Darts Hill Garden – a semi-private garden in South Surrey that’s open by donation between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.
  • Squamish Street Market – a large vendor market along Cleveland Avenue between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm.
  • Sunday Farmers Markets
  • Flea Markets
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • Jazz Vespers – from 4:00 to 5:00 pm at First Baptist Church at 969 Burrard Street in downtown Vancouver. (Note: this is a new location while the regular St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church venue is undergoing renovations).

Monday June 17th (2019)

  • Lower Mainland Parks – if it’s nice out, then enjoy the outdoors in one of the region’s best parks and places in nature.

Tuesday June 18th (2019)

  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most Metro Vancouver cinemas (so it’s not free, but it is extra cheap).

Wednesday June 19th (2019)

  • Music on the Bow – mini concerts at the Trout Lake Community Centre. The performance this afternoon is with the Blue Lasson Band between 1:00 and 3:00 pm. There is also more live music in the evening with the Soda Crackers between 7:00 and 9:00 pm.
  • 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.

Thursday June 20th (2019)

  • Music on the Bow – a mini concert at the Trout Lake Community Centre. The performance this evening is with Rain City Swing between 7:00 and 9:00 pm.
  • Beaty Nocturnal – admission to UBC’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum is by donation today between 5:00 and 8:30 pm.
  • Thursday Farmers Markets – today’s markets are in New Westminster, Granville Island and Downtown Vancouver.

Friday June 21st (2019)

Saturday June 22nd (2019)

Sunday June 23rd (2019)

  • Scotiabank Half Marathon – a major running race that starts at UBC and finishes at Stanley Park. There’s a cost for participants but it’s free to watch and cheer the runners on.
  • Greek Day on Broadway – a massive street part in Kitsilano along West Broadway Avenue.
  • Dragon Boat Festivallive entertainment and dragon boat races to watch in False Creek.
  • North Delta Family Day a Canada Day-themed parade and community festival.
  • Vancouver Jazz Festival – a music festival featuring both free and ticketed live Jazz performances around town including the following:
    • Cousin Harley – free Jazz at North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley Village starting at 1:00 pm.
  • Darts Hill Garden – a semi-private garden in South Surrey that’s open by donation between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.
  • Sunday Farmers Markets
  • Flea Markets
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • Free Jazz Vespers
    • From 4:00 to 5:00 pm at First Baptist Church at 969 Burrard Street in downtown Vancouver. (Note: this is a new location while the regular St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church venue is undergoing renovations).
    • At 4:00 pm at West Vancouver’s Stephen’s Anglican Church at 885 – 22nd Street. Today’s concert features Gabriel Hasselbach.

Monday June 24th (2019)

  • Vancouver Jazz Festival – a music festival featuring both free and ticketed live Jazz performances around town.
  • Music Mondays – free live music featuring musicians from the area between 5:30 and 6:30 pm at Sunset Community Centre at 6810 Main Street.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if it’s nice out, then enjoy the outdoors in one of the region’s best parks and places in nature.

Tuesday June 25th (2019)

  • Vancouver Jazz Festival – a music festival featuring both free and ticketed live Jazz performances around town.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most Metro Vancouver cinemas (so it’s not free, but it is extra cheap).

Wednesday June 26th (2019)

Thursday June 27th (2019)

Canada Day Events

Friday June 28th (2019)

  • Golden Spike Days – a large Canada Day-weekend festival at Rocky Point Park with family-friendly activities and live entertainment from 6:00 until 11:00 pm.
  • Vancouver Jazz Festival – a music festival featuring both free and ticketed live Jazz performances around town including the following:
    • Luca Benedetti Trio – a free Jazz performance in the evening at West Vancouver’s Memorial Library.
  • North Vancouver’s Shipyards Night Market – market activities and a free concert from 5:00 until 10:00 pm not far from Lonsdale Quay.

Saturday June 29th (2019)

  • 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.
  • Vancouver Jazz Festival – a music festival featuring both free and ticketed live Jazz performances around town including the following:
    • Terminal Station – free live Jazz at the City of North Vancouver’s Civic Plaza in North Vancouver in the afternoon.
  • 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). Today’s film is How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.
  • Saturday Farmers Markets

Sunday June 30th (2019)

  • 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.
  • Vancouver Jazz Festival – a music festival featuring both free and ticketed live Jazz performances around town.
  • Dano-Korean Festival at TLCC – a small Korean-themed festival at Vancouver’s Trout Lake Community Centre from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm.
  • Symphony in the Park – a free concert by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at Burnaby’s Deer Lake Park.
  • Sunday Farmers Markets
  • Flea Markets
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • Free Jazz Vespers
    • From 4:00 to 5:00 pm at First Baptist Church at 969 Burrard Street in downtown Vancouver. (Note: this is a new location while the regular St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church venue is undergoing renovations).
    • At St. Andrew’s United Church in North Vancouver at 1044 St. George’s Avenue from 4:00 until 5:00 pm. Today’s music is with Jennifer Hayes. Admission is by donation.

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.