Golden Spike Days Festival, Port Moody – June 30 to July 3
Golden Spike Days Festival is one of the oldest and longest running family events, held at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody. Enjoy fun activities, live entertainment, fabulous food, and a youth talent competition on stage. Free admission for all.
Steveston Salmon Festival, Richmond – July 1
Canada’s biggest little birthday party since 1945 returns to the lovely Steveston area in Richmond, beginning with the Pancake Breakfast bright and early at 6:30 am, followed by the Canada Day Parade and ever famous Salmon Barbeque at 10am. Other festivities include live entertainment, inflatable carnival, food truck festival, and much more. Free admission for all.
Canada Day Parade, Vancouver – July 2
Presented by Port of Vancouver, the annual Canada Day parade will be the grand finale for a two-day celebration of Canada’s birthday. The community parade will feature more than 60 diverse and multicultural entries. All the fun starts at the corner of Georgia, and Broughton Streets runs eastbound along Georgia and proceeds north down Burrard Street to end at West Pender. Free admission for all.
For a full list of Canada Day celebration, check out our other post here: Celebrate Canada 150 – July 1st in BC.
Greek Summerfest, Vancouver – July 6 to July 16
Vancouver’s Greek Summerfest is back for its 31st consecutive year, an annual celebration of food, entertainment, and family fun. The schedule of events includes live music, folk dance performances, and Canada 150 celebrations. Free admission for all.
CBC Musical Nooners, Vancouver – July 7
July 7 – Opening Day! Don’t miss a special two-hour concert with local Juno award-winning indie rock band Said the Whale, and opening act Fake Shark. This afternoon of toe tapping hit music will have everyone on their feet. For more information on the Musical Nooners series and CBC in British Columbia, go to www.cbc.ca/bc or follow them on Twitter @CBCVancouver or #musicalnooners.
Symphony in the Park, Burnaby – July 9
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will perform its annual free outdoor concert in Burnaby’s beautiful Deer Lake Park. Bring a blanket or chair and some snacks to enjoy a wonderful evening of light classics and popular favourites. Free admission for all, though parking is limited in the area, so alternate transportation is recommended.
Taco Fest 2017, Burnaby – July 8
Indulge in the world of tacos at Swangard Stadium at the 3rd Annual Taco Fest, beginning at 12:00 pm noon. Of course, there will be the ever-popular Ring of Fire eating competition, as well as live wrestling and a huge taco pinata. Tickets available for $20 online and $25 at the door. Kids under 13 get in free.
VanFoodster Tasting Plates: Stadium District, Vancouver – July 12
Explore the Stadium District in this tasting extravaganza, open from 6 pm to 10 pm. Tickets available online now!
Deighton Cup, Vancouver – July 22
Returning for its 9th year, Deighton Cup is a day-long event at Hastings Racetrack featuring plenty of derby action, Cocktail Jockey Mixology Competition, and the Style Stakes Best Dressed contest. Festival tickets are available online on their website here.
VanFoodster Tasting Plates: Metrotown, Burnaby – July 26
Explore the busy Metrotown area in Burnaby in this tasting extravaganza, open from 6 pm to 10 pm. Tickets available online now!
Honda Celebration of Light, Vancouver – July 29
The first night of the annual Honda Celebration of Lights begins on July 29 with Japan. The United Kingdom will be featured on August 2, and the highly anticipated fireworks show will conclude with Canada’s presentation on August 5. This year, in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, each competing team will be required to include an iconic Canadian song into their display. Free admission for all, tickets are available for various seated locations, including the YVR Observation Deck, online here.
Caribbean Days Festival, North Vancouver – July 29 and July 30
Every year on the last weekend of July, the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC presents the Annual Caribbean Days Festival. Held at North Vancouver’s Waterfront Park, the celebration includes plenty of parading, food, and dancing in the sunshine. Free admission for all.
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