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What To Do In July 2024 Around Vancouver

Updated: Jul 5

Summer arrived in Vancouver and with it, not just the warm and the so-awaited beach days, but also some of the most fun and entertaining events and activities of the year that filled the city with joy and a sense of a holiday-like vibe.


If you want to know what to do in July around Vancouver, stay with us as we share with you the best free and paid events, so you can mark up your calendars and be ready to make the most of this short but undoubtedly exciting season.


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What To Do In July 2024 Around Vancouver


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Free Things to Do in July 2024 Near Vancouver, BC


Date and Time: Monday, July 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Address: The Shipyards, 2 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver, BC.

Admission: Free

About: Visit the Shipyards for Canada day to enjoy free activities for the whole family, including children's games, exhibits, splash park, food trucks, beer garden, dancing and a main stage with special guests starting at 11:30 a.m.

Don't forget: The main stage and activities will run until 4:00 p.m. while beer garden and food trucks will be there until 7:00 p.m.


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Date and Time:

Wednesday, July 3 and 10 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 4 and 11 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Friday, July 5 and 12 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Address:  Bill Curtis Square, Yaletown, 297 Davie St, Vancouver, BC.

Admission: Free

About: Swing into summer with the magic of jazz with this amazing free event in Vancouver which will host 18 talented local bands playing in the heart of Yaletown. Bring your dancing shoes and connect with other jazz lovers in town. You won't regret it!

Don't forget: Dance lessons begin at 6:15 p.m.




Date and Time:

Thursday, July 4 and 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Friday, July 5 and 12 from 11:00 a.m. to LATE

Saturday, July 6 and 13 from 11:00 a.m. to LATE

Sunday, July 7 and 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Address: 4541 Boundary Rd, Vancouver, BC V5R 2N5

Admission: Free

About: Enjoy celebrating Greek heritage this summer with local bands, cultural performances, and some of the best food there is, including souvlaki, loukoumades (Greek donuts), BBQ lamb and more. Options include vegan dishes, so don't miss the opportunity to enjoy this amazing festival.

Don't forget: You can check the festival's menu prior to visiting.



Date and Time: Thursdays July 4 and 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Address: Locarno Beach, Vancouver, BC.

Admission: Free Entrance

About: Stop by Locarno Beach and indulge in all the delicious vegan dishes and drinks that this nightmarket has to offer while enjoying live music. What's more, you'll be able to shop for cruelty-free clothing and cosmetics, join their free sunset yoga and sound baths (by registration) and learn more about the 40 + plant-based businesses that make this market possible.

Don't forget: This event will be happening, rain or shine.



Date and Time: Saturday, July 6, from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Address: Sunset Beach Park, 1204 Beach Ave Vancouver, BC V6E 1V3

Admission: Free

About: One of the most beautiful open air concerts is happening at Sunset Beach Park, featuring the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO). Conducted by the VSO's Music Director, Otto Tausk, you can enjoy music from top films like Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, E.T. and also the magic of classical pieces. This event is a must-see!

Don't forget: Bring a blanket to sit and come early. Space is available on a first come first served basis.


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Date and Time:

Barbie - Thursday, July 4, from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The Devil Wears Prada - Thursday, July 11, from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - Thursday, July 18, 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The Princess Bride - Thursday, July 25, 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Address: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza), 850 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7

Admission: Free

About: Enjoy this free, family-friendly event under the stars right in the heart of downtown Vancouver. This year's event will be displaying popular films for you, including Barbie.

Movies begin at sunset, but you can enjoy different activities and performances starting at 5:00 p.m., such as face painting, dancers, circus performances, DJ's, mini golf and more.

Don't forget: Bring a blanket to sit and come early. Space is available on a first come first served basis.


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Date and Time:

Toy Story - Tuesday, July 9, 9:17 p.m.

Back to the Future - Tuesday, July 16, 9:11 p.m.

The Emperor's New Groove - Tuesday, July 23, 9:03 p.m.

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days - Tuesday, July 30, 8:54 p.m.

Address: 8519 Stanley Park Dr, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2

Admission: Free (Ticketed VIP seating available)

About: Enjoy your favorite movies under the stars in one of the most beloved parks in Vancouver. Featuring a 40ft screen, and a non-alcoholic bar to enjoy an arrangement of delicious alcohol-free drinks, this summer tradition is an experience you won't forget. Remember that you can also purchase VIP tickets to upgrade your experience and reserve a seat.

Don't forget: Bring a blanket to sit and come early. Space is available on a first come first served basis.



Date and Time:

Portugal - Saturday, July 20, from 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Malaysia - Wednesday, July 24, from 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

United Kingdom - Saturday, July 27, from 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Address: English Bay

Admission: Free (ticketed licensed venues available).

About: Delight in the magic of fireworks with the Honda Celebration of Light in Vancouver. This event, well known to Vancouverites, will be once more displayed in English Bay with the option of purchasing tickets for a VIP experience with the Concord Pacific Grandstand, Scotiabank Lounge and Inukshuk Point. 

Don't forget: Bring a blanket to sit and come early. Space is available on a first come first served basis. If possible, use transit, bike, or walk to this event.



Date and Time: Saturday, July 20, from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Address: Pacific Spirit Regional Park, Start at Park Centre on 16th Avenue, 400 m west of Blanca Street.

Admission: Free

About: Enjoy a walk in the trees while listening to local musicians. There will be interpretation stations to learn about how nature and music have been connected since the beginning of time. All ages are welcome, so bring your family and indulge in a unique experience right at dusk.

Don't forget: This is an event hosted by Metro Vancouver Regional Parks.


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Date and Time: Saturday, July 27, 10:00 a.m. and Sunday, July 28, 10:00 p.m.

Address: Vancouver Art Gallery, Sb Howe St Fs W Georgia St, 713 Howe St, Vancouver, BC.

Admission: Free

About: Immerse yourself in this family-friendly event hosted by Afro Nation and get good summer vibes with reggae music. There will also be food vendors, artisans, kids' activities and amazing performances. Stop by and celebrate the roots of reggae music in this fun-filled experience.

Don't forget: To book your free tickets online.


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Paid Things to Do in July 2024 Near Vancouver, BC


Date and Time: Monday, July 1, 8:00 p.m. to Tuesday, Jul 2, 12:00 a.m.

Address: Magic Yacht Charters 1601 Bayshore Drive Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4

Admission: From $40.54

About: Do you want to celebrate Canada Day in style? Why not attend a boat party? The Magic Spirit vessel invites you to enjoy the largest Canada Day boat party, boasting three luxurious decks featuring two dance floors and a lounge. Enjoy a mix of genres, from Hip Hop, R&B, Throwbacks, Afrobeats, Dancehall, and Top 40 hits. Sounds amazing right?

Don't forget: The dress code is donning shades of red or white.


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Date and Time: Wednesday and Sunday, July 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28, 31 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Address: Grouse Mountain, 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, BC V7R 4K9

Admission: From $19 to $69

About: Are you open to new experiences? Why not visit Grouse Mountain and have a unique breakfast buffet with Grinder and Coola? Enjoy early access to the Mountain to see the resident bears and learn from experts about the conservation of these amazing animals.

The buffet will be happening in the Grizzly Lookout and includes special gifts from Grinder and Coola. Don't miss this bear-y unique experience!

Don't forget: Tots and babies not requiring a seat or breakfast are able to attend Breakfast with the Bears for free, but still require a ticket from Guest Services.



Date and Time: Thursday, July 4, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Address: The Polygon Gallery 113 Carrie Cates Ct, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3J4

Admission: By Donation

About: Enjoy this outdoor party celebration honouring Bob Marley's legacy and philosophy inspired by his album Exodus, his sung words of revelation and redemption, his fight for freedom, and his hope for listeners to carry his message forward.

Don't forget: To RSVP.



Date and Time:

The Harder They Come - Thursday, July 4 at sunset.

Stop Making Sense⁠ - Thursday, July 11 at sunset.

Night Raiders⁠ - Thursday, July 18 at sunset.

Scott Pilgrim Vs The World ⁠ - Thursday, July 25 at sunset.

Address: Cates Deck, Spirit Trl, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3K7

Admission: By Donation

About: Enjoy classic films under the stars outside the Polygon Gallery. The movies start at sunset, but you can enjoy prior activities, including music and entertainment. There will also be a concession stand featuring drinks from local breweries, which can be enjoyed on Cates Deck (a public zone for alcohol consumption). Don't miss this amazing event!

Don't forget: Bring a blanket to sit and come early.



Date and Time: Friday, July 5, at 8:00 p.m.

Address: BC Place Stadium, Statue of Percy Williams, 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6B

Admission: From $223

About: The Rolling Stones are some of the most influential rock bands of all time and have been some of the best-selling bands worldwide. You can enjoy the music of this legendary English band playing at BC Place on their Hackney Diamonds Tour. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. (all except Gate F). The event starts at 8:00 p.m.

Don't forget: There are VIP packages available.


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Date and Time: Friday, July 5, at 11:00 p.m.

Address: The Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5N 1W1

Admission: Regular Adult $15

About: Critics called it "bizarre, unpredictable yet strangely alluring.” (Film4). In this Terry Gilliam film based on Hunter S. Thompson's novel, you'll discover the repercussions of a trip to Las Vegas of a very out of their minds duo.

Don't forget: To purchase your tickets in advance.


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Date and Time: July 6, 10:00 a.m. July 7, 2:00 p.m.

Address: The Polygon Gallery, 113 Carrie Cates Ct, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3J4

Admission: By Donation

About: Get creative in these Kids First event hosted by Polygon Gallery. Families of all kinds will have the opportunity to create an in-house art project, based on the exhibitions that are shown in the Gallery at the time of the event. There is no age requirement to participate, but keep in mind that the projects are geared towards children ranging in age from 5 to 12 years old.

Don't forget: Advance registration preferred but walk-ins are always welcome.



Date and Time: Saturday , July 6, and Sunday, July 7, from 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Address: Jonathan Rogers Park 110 W 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1L7

Admission: 1-Day Ticket General Admission $21.49 and 2-Day VIP Super Pass $63.20

About: Celebrate the rich heritage of Latin American culture with the biggest Latin American festival in the Pacific Northwest. There will be twelve plazas for you to enjoy, including the main plaza, kids' plaza, family plaza, pets plaza, VIP plaza and more! You will also be able to enjoy the amazing food that Latin American countries have to offer, plus artisan vendors, drinks and, of course, incredible performances. You can't miss the opportunity to enjoy this vibrant culture.

Don't forget: Don't forget to check out The Carnaval del Sol special events.



Date and Time: Sunday, July 14

Modern Biology, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Clementine & Friends, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Address: VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St, Vancouver

Admission: Different ticket prices. $24 General Admission.

About: Indulge in a beautiful event where music notes merge with nature. This event will feature four concerts across two dates (July and August). You can enjoy various artists from different genres including the organic sounds of Modern Biology's music from plants and the vibrant percussions of Kutapira to name a few. Furthermore, you can enjoy tasty food from the vendors, a picnic on the lawn and explore the 55-acre beautiful garden.

Don't forget: Each concert ticket includes Garden access for the day, as well as access to food vendors and programming.



Date and Time: Sunday, July 28, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Address: PNE Fairgrounds, 100 N Renfrew St, Vancouver, BC V5K 3N7

Admission: $31.50 General Admission.

About: The pink and white party is a summer fest where you can enjoy 30 plus rosé wines, food trucks, live DJs and more. There are VIP tickets available that include a VIP-only entry line, easy access to wineries, VIP hours and limited capacity. Immerse yourself in pink and white and invite your friends to a unique disco party this summer!

Don't forget: Purchase your tickets early for a cheaper price.




To Wrap Up

Here in Vancouver, July is such a delightful month to spend. Besides the ideal weather to explore the many settings this beautiful city has to offer, there is also an abundance of free and paid events and activities taking place throughout the city, from concerts to parties, movies, art events etc.


We therefore hope you have a month full of enjoyment and treasured memories, however those may look for you and your family.


Happy Summer everyone!

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