Another glorious weekend is almost here – and we’re hoping for weather as beautiful as what we’ve been getting throughout the week! Regardless, there are a ton of fun things to do in and around Vancouver from July 15-17 – so let’s get into it.

Here are 10 of the best things to do around the city this weekend.

Vancouver Folk Music Fest


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From Blues Hall of Famer & Grammy winner Taj Mahal, to award-winning singer Allison Russell – there is a ton of talent slated to perform at this year’s Folk fest. Lounge at Jericho Beach all weekend long and enjoy performances by Folk legends and new artists alike.

When: Friday, July 15th to Sunday, July 17th
Where: Jericho Beach Park
Cost: $221.58 for each tier 1 adult pass

Benny Benassi

An absolute heavyweight in the EDM world is coming to Vancouver on Friday, July 15th – so get ready to dance it out to ‘Satisfaction!’

When: July 15th
Where: 1022 Davie Street
Cost: $44.50+

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Greek Summerfest 


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An amazing lineup of entertainers and food vendors is slated to bring the best of Greece to Vancouver this weekend.

When: Saturday, July 15th to Sunday, July 17th
Where: 4541 Boundary Road

Playland 2022

Playland is open for business until the end of August – so why not take advantage and ride some rides, chow down on some Carnival fare, and enjoy some amazing summer concerts at the PNE? 

When: Every weekend from June 17th to August 19th, full schedule here.
Where: 2901 East Hastings Street
Cost: $31.50-41.50 online, $33.50-$45.50 in-person GA

TGIF South Granville

If you haven’t been to TGIF at least once this summer – you’re missing out. The food truck pop-up series is full of mouthwatering options, not to mention live music and great shopping along South Granville. This is the perfect event to pop in and out of throughout the weekend if you’re in the area!

When: Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until August 28th
Where: West 10th Avenue and Fir Street

Sip on tropical-themed drinks


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Vancouver has no shortage of tropical-inspired bars and cafes if you’re looking for a little staycation within the city. Vibrant colours, unique tiki-themed drinks – and tiny drink umbrellas all around!

Where: Various

Summer paella at Como Taperia

This one definitely bears repeating – but summertime paella made by the Paella Guys is the perfect way to start off your week. Check their schedule above and treat yourself to some delicious tapas and drinks this week, because why not.

When: Sunday, July 17th
Where: 201 East 7th Avenue
Cost: $25+ per person

Hit up a Farmers Market

A farmer’s market is always a good idea if you’re looking for something more low-key but still delicious to do over the weekend. And now that the sun is most definitely out, there’s really no excuse not to go.

Where: Locations around Vancouver

Go berry-picking


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Who doesn’t love to pluck fresh berries from their vines in the summer and savour them as you fill up (or attempt to fill up) your U-pick barrel?! Plus, you can always freeze your pickings and use them to bake a homemade pie in the colder months.

Where: Various

Free yoga in Whistler

ICYMI, Lululemon is offering free outdoor yoga sessions to folks at locations all around BC, including Vancouver, North Van, Whistler, Victoria, and Kamloops. BYO-mat and settle in for a great session! This Friday, July 15th, you can enjoy a free session at Rebagliati Park in Whistler from 9 am to 10 am.

When: Every Friday until September 2nd
Where: Rebagliati Park, Whistler
Cost: Free with registration!

And that’s our roundup of things to do in Vancouver from July 15-17. We hope you get out there and enjoy some (hopefully) nice picnic weather and try a new activity this weekend.