Vancouver's top Canada Day Weekend events
Another great week of summer events, and this week we have an extra day to take it all in. Yes! And if you missed the Mini Maker Faire, the do-it-yourself event where talented "makers" showed off their creations, check out a review and video of the day here.
Now get out there and celebrate our awesome country!
1. Vancouver International Jazz Festival
June 24 – July 3 | Various Locations | Free Shows every day
The jazz fest at David Lam is always one of Honey Bee’s favourite summer event. Grab a blanket, picnic basket and your sunglasses to enjoy some amazing performances by established and up-and-coming artists. As an added bonus, head over to Granville Island for more jazz and Canada Day celebrations.
2. MELA! Festivals International Pavilion on Canada Day
July 1 | Granville Island | Free
Check out the 6th annual outdoor Mela (means Festival in Hindi, Punjabi) at Granville Island! This is a day of world rhythm music, food, and culture with local singers, musicians, dancers, and other artists taking centre stage. This festival brings together many distinct cultural heritages including Middle Eastern, South American, African, Caribbean, Asia Pacific, Mediterranean, and South Asian.
3. We Canada: Celebrate Sustainability On Canada Day
July 1 | 12 - 4 PM | Olympic Village | Free!
Looking for something meaningful to experience on Canada Day? We Canada is hosting a fun filled day with live music, live art and dancing! Workshops and speakers from the We Canada partners, Village Vancouver, One Earth, Fair Trade Vancouver and more! Learn about the road to a sustainable body, food growing, Earth Summit 2012, why fair trade matters and how to effect social change! After the entertainment portion, everyone is invited to join in a We Canada mob by spelling out across the plaza: WE CANADA | OUI CANADA. The mob is simultaneously going to happen in multiple cities across the country.
3 Room Canada Day Party
June 30 | Waldorf Hotel | $12
Vancouvers' Legendary Long Weekends return for our 8th year strong as we bring you the only 3 room long weekend party in the city with Van City's best local talent including DJs KROWN, LIGHTA! SOUND, RICCO and more. Guaranteed debauchery at its finest!
Second Annual PIE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!
July 1 | 4PM | Napier @ Victoria | $5
This just sounds so cool! The Association of Very Good Ideas and the Big Yellow House invite you to the second Incredible Pie Championship. Yes, this is your chance to attend and participate in a fierce competition where only one will be crowned the Pie Champion.
Crab Park Canada Day Festival
July 1 | 1-4 PM | Crab Park | FREE
Awesome community driven festival with local bands the Stingin' Hornets, Butch Murphy & the Bloody Miracles, and the Strange Magic. Great space to hang out with views of the harbour and North Shore mountains, all right downtown. Brought to us again by the Crab Water For Life Society, Bandcouver, and Northern Electric
July 2 | Trout Lake | Free
Vancouver’s first Share Fair will highlight the fundamental value of sharing in making our world a more just, equitable, sustainable, and livable place.
Spiderman - Fresh Air Cinema Series
July 4 | Robson Square | 8:30 PM | Free!
Grab a couple friends, a chair or blanket, some popcorn and your set for a fun night out watching Spiderman outside in the fresh air. This kicks off the outdoor movie season at Robson Square with movies played each Monday all Summer. More movies will be played at other locations in the Lower Mainland. See website for details.
Vancouver Waterfight [FlashMob]
July 16 | 1-4 PM | Stanley Park | Free
July 7–17 | Downtown Vancouver | Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Summer Live – 125th Anniversary Festival
July 8–10 | Stanley Park | Free
2011 Canada Cup Of Beer
July 8-9 | UBC Thunderbird Stadium | 5–9PM Fri / 1-7PM Sat | $20-25
Parks Day Vancouver
July 16 | 12 – 8:30 PM | Brockton Oval, Stanley Park
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