Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Thursday, June 7th, 2018 — 9:00am PDT
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This weekend Miss604 is proud to sponsor Surrey Doors Open, a free community event where you can visit and explore 30 local attractions and venues. There’s even a free shuttle to connect you to each gallery, library, community centre and more! Check out this event and much more in the weekend event list below.

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things to do in Vancouver

Friday, June 8, 2018
Big Sisters Spring Lunch
Academie Duello & Mission-Possible Present Duelling for a Cause
A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Surrey Arts Centre
Introduction To Bartending
Surrey Greek Food Festival
BC Construction and Home Show
POP UP/ Launch PARTY Poplin & Co
Universal Gospel Choir Presents This Joy I Have
Richmond Night Market
Voices of the Salish Sea
Shipyards Night Market North Vancouver
Music Waste Festival
The Arts Club Presents: Mamma Mia!
Pacific Theatre Presents: Tolkien by Ron Reed

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Surrey Fest Downtown

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 — 3:52pm PDT
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The Downtown Surrey BIA is celebrating 20 years of Surrey Fest Downtown! Music, food, children’s activities and more will be the feature of this family-friendly event at Holland Park on June 16th.

Surrey Fest Downtown

Where: Holland Park (13428 Old Yale Rd, Surrey)
When: Saturday, June 16, 2018 11:00am to 4:00pm
Admission: FREE!

Surrey Fest

Families will love the Kids’ Zone where they will enjoy a variety of fun activities. A bouncy castle will have children jumping with excitement. Channel your creativity at the crafts area or showcase your inner artist through henna, glitter tattoos and face painting from A-Star Art Parlour. Want to sit back? Take a ride on a trackless train around beautiful Holland Park.

Stroll among the tents for a chance to meet your community. Support local crafters and vendors by checking out the well-made products they offer. Bid on amazing prizes at the Silent Auction for a chance to bring one home. Meet not-for-profit and local groups to learn how you can help them make a difference in the community.

Celebrate with high-energy dance beats from local artists at the main stage. This year’s lineup includes the lively John Welsh and Los Valientes, the soulful yet spirited Mazacote and the well-loved Springman Family Band. Their upbeat tunes and positive messages will reflect the vibrant and diverse character of Downtown Surrey.

To keep you energized, you will be served free popcorn at the event. A barbecued lunch will be provided courtesy of the Surrey Central Lions Club. Grab a bite, take a break and remember to relax in between festivities.

Follow the Downtown Surrey BIA on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

Canada Day on Robson Street 2018

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 — 3:00pm PDT
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Enjoy Canada Day on Robson Street with sidewalk sales, patio parties, street hockey and more! Robson between Burrard and Denman will be filled with the sights, sounds and tastes of music, entertainment, giveaways, promotions and treats on July 1st.

Canada Day on Robson Street

Where: Along Robson Street between Burrard and Denman
When: Sunday, July 1, 2018 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Admission: FREE street parties! RSVP to the Facebook event to get the latest updates.

Canada Day

Activation Zones

1025 Robson Street
12:00pm to 2:00pm Krystle Dos Santos
2:00pm to 4:00pm Derek Pitts and the Bullets

1125 Robson Street
12:00pm to 2:00pm Elisa Thorn Music
2:00pm to 4:00pm Duelling Pianos

Bute Robson Plaza
Face painting, balloon twister, magician and life-sized board games

Alley Party (between CB2 and Shenanigans)
DJ Static, dance performance by Official Diamonds in the Rough Crew + Sweett Moves, live art and food trucks.

Jervis Street
Street Hockey Competition (presented by Timber & Tim Hortons), food and drink on Timber patio, face painting & DJ.

Cardero Street
Main stage, live performances by Marine Drive, DEEP / / SEATED and Circus in Flames.

Retailers Promotions & Complimentary Offers

  • Boys’Co: Up to 40% off selected items & giveaways of gift cards valued from $10-50.
  • Canadian Crafts: FREE magnets with a $30 purchase & FREE Canadian soccer balls with a purchase of $100.
  • Cactus Club Cafe: FREE mocktail samples & $4 Bellini’s and Frosé all weekend.
  • CB2 Robson: Outside patio lounge, in-store promotions and games.
  • Aveda Robson/Civello Vancouver: FREE Iced Aveda Comforting Tea, complimentary consultations with customized samples, & choice of FREE hand or foot relief (40ml).
  • COUTURIST: Sidewalk sale & giveaways.
  • Earls Robson: Live DJ, 2 patio parties, drink features & giveaways.
  • ECCO Shoes: In-store promotions, snacks, refreshments, & gift with purchase.
  • Jugo Juice: FREE samples & giveaways.
  • L’OCCITANE en Provence: Mention Canada Day #onRobson & receive 10% off any purchase over $50.
  • Miniso: TBD
  • Nike Vancouver: First 100 customers will receive a $20 gift card.
  • NYX Professional Makeup Canada: FREE face painting.
  • Plenty: Summer sale with up to 50% off Spring/Summer merchandise.
  • RYU Apparel Inc.: In-store promotions.
  • Second Floor Eatery + Bar: Each pitcher of Molson Canadian purchased, will include a free order of wings (12:00pm to 9:00pm),$5 Canadian Pints Margaritas, live DJ (5:00pm to 9:00pm) & a live salsa band (9:00pm).
  • For more info follow the West End BIA on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and follow Robson Street on Facebook and Twitter with tag #onRobson.

Whitecaps Player Car Wash in Support of #BuckUp for Mental Health

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 — 10:32am PDT
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Whitecaps FC players will be at LivingStar Auto Detailing downtown this Thursday in support of the #BuckUp for Mental Health campaign with Covenant House Vancouver.

Whitecaps Player Car Wash

When: Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Where: LivingStar Auto Detailing (1248 Seymour St, Vancouver)

#BuckUp for Mental Health

Ahead of the club’s 5th annual #BuckUp for Mental Health fundraising campaign at BC Place on Saturday, fans and media are invited to get their car washed by Whitecaps FC players on Thursday to support a great cause.

Car washes will be by donation. Those who contribute $50 will receive a $50 Chevron gift certificate (while quantities last). All funds raised support mental health programs for homeless and at-risk youth at Covenant House Vancouver.

The car wash is located next to Covenant House Vancouver in the alley between Seymour and Richards. Cars must enter from Davie street side.

#BuckUp for Mental Health

On Saturday, June 9, 2018 fans are encouraged to “bring their bucks” to the Whitecaps FC match. All funds raised go to Covenant House Vancouver and their programs for homeless and at-risk youth. This year the club is aiming to raise $100,000. Fans can buy a raffle ticket and enter to win a trip for two anywhere WestJet flies, or bid in the auction to play FIFA head-to-head with Alphonso Davies, among other unique experiences.

Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest 2018

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 — 10:11am PDT
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The Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest, Canada’s largest one-day food truck festival returns to New Westminster this summer for the 6th year! Admission is free for this festival of food along the riverfront with live music, beer garden, fashions, and more.

Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest

When: Saturday, July 28, 2018 4:00pm to 10:00pm
Where: Downtown New Westminster

The event features 150 vendors, 90 food trucks, 6 beer gardens and live music along Columbia Street in historic Downtown New West. Swing by the Anvil Centre and explore a wide range of unique handmade beauty, crafts, and edible goodies in the Artisan Market. Then pop by the New West Farmers Market and shop the many Downtown New West businesses participating in the community area.

Live music will be curated by the Arts Council of New Westminster. Confirmed food trucks so far include:

Alice & Brohm Real Fruit Ice Cream
Beljam’s Waffles
Brazilian Roots Truck
Bread & Cheese
Cannoli King Vancouver
Carte Diem – Seize The Souvlaki
Come Arepa
Dim Sum Express
Dolce Amore – The Gelato Mafia
Fat Duck Mobile Eatery Ltd
fijian fusion catering inc
Fusion Icy
G’s Donairs
Gypsy Trunk Vegan Food Cart
Hugs by Mollie’s Minis
Hunger Management
Island Time Food Truck
JJ’s Hot Cobs Ltd.
Juicy Green Express
Kampong – Taste Of Malaysia
Lemon Heaven
Lenny’s Lemonade
Miss Siam
Mr. Arancino
Old Country Pierogi
Parole Chocolates
REEL Mac and Cheese
Rico n’ Lalo Organic Popsicles
Rocky Point Ice Cream
Rolling Cashew
Russet Shack Food Truck
Slavic Rolls
Snow Cloud Shavery
Super Thai
Taco’N Todo
Taters – The Baked Potato Co.
Teriyaki Boys
The Original Hurricane Potato
The Praguery
Whistler Wood Fired Pizza Company
Wilkyz Grill

Delicious downtown restaurants will be open too, in case you’d like to stay around even longer and savour the flavours of the royal city. Follow the Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest on Facebook and Twitter for more info.

Kitsilano Showboat Summer 2018

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 — 8:37am PDT
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The Kitsilano Showboat returns for its 83rd season of free entertainment in Vancouver, running every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from June 18 to August 18. Since 1935 this summer staple has featured musical acts, plays, and dancers all near the pool at Kitsilano Beach.

Kitsilano Showboat

Kitsilano Showboat

Here are just a few of the performances:

Monday, June 18, 2018
Season Opening Night
Friday, June 22, 2018
Dance to the Beat of Greece
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Multicultural Day with Joyce Murray MP, Karima Essa’s Bollywood Star Dance, Bright Sunset Chinese Dance Group
Friday, June 29, 2018
Hunter J and the Jets then Canada Day Birthday Cake
Friday, July 7, 2018
Khatsahlano Days and Kalaya’s Polynesian Dancers
Friday, July 27, 2018
MaiTai Friday at Kitsilano Showboat
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Fireworks Night
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Bathtub Races then Rock Paper Moon, Ache Brasil Students
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Closing Night: Benny and the Good Men, Closing Ceremonies, Prize draws

Click here to see what will be on every Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday »

Performers include The Vancouver Concert Band, West Vancouver Adult Concert Band, 6oh4 Band, Diamond Country Dancers, D’Hercy Dance Company Youth Dancers, Sea to Sky Wind Ensemble, Vancouver Performing Stars, Stave Falls Scottish Dancers, Vancouver Argentine Tango, Sambacouver, Burnaby International Folk Dancers, Top Line Vocal Collective… and many, many more!

Kitsilano Showboat History

In 1935, the Kitsilano Showboat was founded by Bert Emery. That same year the new Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce organized its first evening of events which included swimming, diving, acrobatics and other entertainment. As the Showboat began during the depression, performers also benefitted as they were not able to secure jobs during those hard times. Made up completely from volunteers, the Showboat has provided free entertainment for almost 70 years. The iconic outdoor stage, built in 1954, represents a Mississippi River showboat. [Source]

This summer, visit the Kitsilano Showboat at 2300 Cornwall (at Kitsilano Beach) in Vancouver, and online on Facebook and Twitter.