SUMMER HAS OFFICIALLY LANDED IN VANCOUVER! I feel like this entry needs a minimal intro except to say that who isn’t excited about sunshine, sunscreen and sipping sangria (or your drink of choice). Let’s cut to the chase and talk about all the fab events this July!
July 1 – Canada Day!
I’ve touched the tip of the iceberg with this listing – just TRY to pick one activity to go to!
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Canada Day Cookout YVR Food Fest
Canada Day at Canada Place
Ultimate Canada Day and Night Party at Plaza of Nations
Celebrate Canada’s 150th at VMM (Vancouver Maritime Museum)
Jazz FestivalCanada Day on Granville Island and David Lam Park
Canada Day with the VSO at Whistler (Editor’s note: would love love love love to attend this!)
Richmond Canada Day in Steveston
Canada Day 150 at Swanguard stadium
Who doesn’t love a giant movie, fresh crisp night air and FREE? Bring your best friends, family, picnic blankets and chairs and watch Michael J. Fox go BACK TO THE FUTURE on the big outdoor screen in the plaza.
July 8 – Khatahlano Street Party (West 4th)
The West 4th Avenue Khatsahlano Street Party is Vancouver’s largest free music + Arts Festival! Festivities start at 11:00 am and don’t stop until 9:00 pm on West 4th Avenue, between Burrard and MacDonald.
July 9 – Options are good!
July 15 – Rugged Maniak 5k
Super fun 5 km course packed with obstacles – climb towers of shipping containers, rocket down a massive water slide, crawl through underground tunnels, leap over fire and experience some new obstacles! (We did this in 2015 and I hate running so it was perfect for me!)
Jul 22 – Deighton Cup
Grab your finest fascinator & best silk bow tie, it’s time for a good old fashioned day at the races. Bet on the ponies & see where your luck takes you – shake your tickets harder ladies & gentlemen! It’s time to be entertained at the sport of the kings.
Jul 23 – 2017 Royal City Show and Shine
For 15 years this was an iconic day in New Westminster and we are lucky to have it back. If you love cars (and beautiful ones at that), this event is family friendly and not to miss!
July 23 – Wreck Beach 5k (Bare Buns) Run
Well we’re not going to show you bare bums in the thumbnail (sorry to disappoint) but this is an iconic (and unique) event for people around the world! If you’re brave, join in the fun run along the sands of low tide.
July 29 – Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest
If you love food, you can’t miss out on this amazing Food Truck Fest. From Mexican to Greek and bannock to waffles, you’ll find something that satisfies! It is now the biggest one-day food truck festival in Canada, with over 90+ trucks, 24 shaded patios, and 6 beer gardens.
Does this need an intro? Sure, why not! THREE action-packed days and THREE mesmerizing nights, the Honda Celebration of Light brings people together for a musical fireworks competition held every summer in Vancouver, since 1990. It’s amazing, it’s fun and it’s not to be missed.
July 30 – Ambleside Artisan Farmer’s Market
Held every Sunday from May to October, we had to sneak it in because nothing says summer like Farmer’s Markets. If you’re a fan, you’ll have to pop by. In a new location for 2017, find them at west entrance of Ambleside Park.
Did I miss anything that is active, family friendly and tons of fun? Tell me in the comments below!