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June Events in Metro Vancouver 2023

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Welcome to the June events calendar for Metro Vancouver! This month Miss604 is proud to sponsor the Courage To Come Back Awards (June 9th) and the summer season at Burnaby Village Museum.

June Events in Metro Vancouver 2021

June Events in Metro Vancouver 2023

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Free Summer Concerts in Whistler

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The Whistler summer concert series is offering fourteen nights of free music starting at the end of June. Each evening’s programming features a live DJ set to kick-start the atmosphere before the headlining performers take the stage.

Whistler Free Concert Series

Free Summer Concerts in Whistler

  • When: Opening June 29, 2023 with shows from July 1 to August 31
  • Where: Whistler Olympic Plaza, 4365 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
  • Admission: FREE

The summer of music kicks off with Symphony at Whistler Olympic Plaza featuring the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Thursday, June 29th.


Saturday, July 1Blackie and The Rodeo Kings featuring Daniel Lanois and Terra Lightfoot
Thursday, July 6Lazy Syrup Orchestra with Ashleigh Ball
Friday, July 7Dear Rouge
Thursday, July 13Moontricks
Friday, July 14Bedouin Soundclash
Thursday, August 3William Prince
Friday, August 4Dumpstaphunk
Thursday, August 10Bruce Cockburn
Friday, August 11Half Moon Run
Thursday, August 17Allison Russell
Friday, August 18Steph Strings
Thursday, August 24 SkiiTour
Friday, August 25Drag in the Mountains with THE BRATPACK
Thursday, August 31The Original Wailers

Additionally, to support Whistler’s climate action strategy, complimentary secured bike parking is provided for those who choose to pedal along the Valley Trail to the event.

Whistler hosts hundreds of other events each year, and the summer is a great time to be there! From hiking and ziplines, to the Whistler Famers’ Market, the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, and the enchanting Vallea Lumina multimedia forest walk. Check out the calendar and plan your visit.

Black Culture Celebration Festival at Sunset Beach in Vancouver

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The Black Culture Celebration Festival features local hip-hop artists, dance showcases, food market, art exhibitions, beer gardens, and more at the Beach on June 17th.

Black Culture Celebration 2023 Poster and Lineup

Black Culture Celebration Festival at Sunset Beach

  • When: June 17, 2023 from 11:00am to 10:00pm
  • Where: Sunset Beach Park, 1204 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
  • Admission: Early bird tickets are available for purchase from $40, Kids 12 and under are free

“We are excited the Black Culture Celebration is returning to Vancouver bigger and better than ever, with an incredible roster of talent, vendors and community partners to help educate and celebrate the diversity that makes our community so rich and vibrant.”

– CEO and Co-Founder of BCC, Nova Stevens.

The event will feature a diverse range of performers and activities, including live music from Kardinal Offishall, Rascalz, Maestro, and Choclair. Dance performances, cultural displays, raffles, art exhibits, a marketplace, and a variety of food vendors serving flavours from Jamaica, Ghana, and other nations all avalible on site.

In addition, there will be a special focus on celebrating the achievements and contributions of Black leaders, activists, entrepreneurs, and artists.

Adding to the day of festivities, BIPOC rollerskating organization ‘Bad Bounce’ will provide free skating lessons to attendees on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, a full lineup, and tickets visit the Black Culture Celebration website.

Related: Black Music Month Festival in Vancouver

Steveston Spot Prawn & Seafood Celebration

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Everyone is invited to celebrate the freshest bounty of the season at the 2nd annual Steveston Spot Prawn & Seafood Celebration in historic Steveston Village, where locals and visitors alike have been flocking to the docks for fresh BC spot prawns.

Steveston Spot Prawn & Seafood Celebration

Steveston Spot Prawn & Seafood Celebration

From now until June 18th, spot prawn festivities are taking place to shine a spotlight on the popular delicacy and the storied fishing history found at Steveston’s Fisherman’s Wharf through family-friendly activities including opportunities to ‘buy off the dock’ from local fishers, and the return of the ‘Dine About’ program where local chefs will showcase a fresh taste of the best of Richmond’s spot prawn and seafood.

Spot prawn sales officially kicked off earlier this month, and people are encouraged to make the most out of this year’s spot prawn and seafood celebrations by visiting Steveston Village. Highlights of the Celebration include:

  • Spot prawn and seafood sales at the dock: 
    • Visit Fisherman’s Wharf and buy your spot prawns directly from the source for a limited time only! Support local fishers – including Steveston’s beloved Fisherman Frank – as they return each morning with their daily catch. Come early for the chance to take home fresh spot prawns for dinner (they often sell-out by the afternoon), a truly unique highlight of spot prawn season.
  • Visit the culinary stage at Fisherman’s Wharf: 
    • On Saturday, June 10th and Sunday, June 11th, visit the Tourism Richmond culinary stage at Fisherman’s Wharf and enjoy cooking demonstrations and insider tips from top local chefs including Chef Robert Clark, Chief Culinary Officer at Organic Ocean, Chef Harris Sakalis, Executive Chef at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport, and Chef Ian Lai, Executive Director at Urban Bounty.
  • Spend a festive day in Steveston Village: Enjoy the best of Steveston’s spot prawn celebrations with all-ages activities in historic Steveston Village! Visit the new Fish Tales exhibition at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site opening on Saturday, May 27th, take a photo at the spot prawn selfie station, check out the Steveston Tram museum or Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site, and much more!
Fisherman Frank Steveston Spot Prawn
Fisherman Frank aka Frank Keitsch

“What I love about Steveston itself is that people are coming from all over the Lower Mainland,” says Fisherman Frank aka Frank Keitsch. “It’s not just us [the fishers] who benefit. It’s all the local merchants, shops, restaurants too.”

Keitsch said for decades spot prawns wouldn’t even make it to local plates, as they would be caught, frozen, and shipped overseas. In the last 15 years there’s been a shift, and the community (and diners) are loving it! “It all stays right here,” he adds.

Fisherman Franks Steveston

Dine About Passport

This year’s popular Dine About program returns on June 1st and brings together 12 local restaurants and chefs working in partnership with Steveston fishers to offer an authentic taste of fresh, local seafood – a true “ocean to plate” gastronomic experience.

Foodies are encouraged to make a reservation in advance, and to download the all-new Steveston Spot Prawn & Seafood Dine About Passport for $2 off the featured spot prawn dish at all participating Dine About Restaurants from June 1-18, 2023. Each time you redeem a $2 discount, you’ll also be automatically entered into a draw for the chance to win a Steveston restaurant gift card. The more restaurants you visit, the higher your chance of winning. Don’t forget to make a reservation!

Can’t miss restaurants included in this year’s Dine About program include:

  • Britannia Brewing, where you can pair locally brewed beer with Smoked Garlic Butter Spot Prawn Skewers with Toasted Focaccia
  • Catch Kitchen + Bar, who will be offering a sizzling garlic spot prawn appetizer along with amazing views of Steveston’s historic harbour from its rooftop patio.
  • [email protected] at Fairmont Vancouver Airport, where you can enjoy their Spot Prawn & Cherry Gazpacho at the iconic Fairmont restaurant offering a backdrop of YVR’s active runways
  • Steveston Seafood House, winner of the “Best Seafood Restaurant” as voted by the people of Richmond for 12 years running, where they will be serving a mouthwatering Spot Prawn Ceviche!
Steveston Spot Prawn
Left: Spot Prawn & Cherry Gazpacho by [email protected] Chef Harris Sakalis; Spot Prawn Ceviche by Steveston Seafood House Chef Sushila Narain Right: Pan Seared Spot Prawns by Britannia Brewing Chef Vincent

Check out the full list of participating restaurants online and follow Visit Richmond on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

Car Free Day Surrey 2023

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On June 10th everyone is invited to enjoy hours of fun and music, while also learning how they can contribute to climate action, at the second annual Car Free Day in Surrey.

Car Free Day Surrey
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Car Free Day

  • When: June 10, 2023 from 12:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Where: 137 Street, between 72A Ave and 74 Ave in Newton
  • Admission: FREE

On 137 street between 72A and 74 Ave you’ll find a variety of food trucks and vendors who will have something to satisfy any food craving.

Check out the musical performances by Luv Randhawa, MNGWA, Glisha and Haleluya Hailu. A DJ and Dance Zone will featured the “Higher Ground Dance Battle“.

A Family Fun Zone will be set up where kids can enjoy face painting, balloon twisting, mini golf, and a bouncy castle. A performance from comedian Matt Henry showcasing his exceptional juggling skills will also take place.

“We want to encourage people to get out of their cars this summer and experience the region using transit. Car Free Day is a great opportunity for everyone to visit and experience the best of their neighbourhoods using transit, walking, and cycling,” says TransLink CEO Kevin Quinn.

Guests are invited to check out the TransLink Zone and make a pledge for a Car Free Summer to learn how personal actions play a part in Climate Action. Play the Transportation Game, for a chance to win a TransLink prize.

Plan your route using the TransLink trip planner. A free bike valet will be available. Parking is limited and attendees are encouraged to use transit, bike, walk, or use a car-share service rather than drive.

Visit the Car Free Day website for more information.

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