Welcome to June, Vancouver! Pull up a chair and make yourself comfortable, because we’ve got a ton of amazing events, concerts, summertime markets, and things to do for June 2022 to share with you. Take advantage of the longer, warmer days, sunshine, and open patios this season – and maybe even cross off some bucket list items, too.

Without further ado, here are 30 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this June.

Live Events/Concerts

Freddie Gibbs

Indiana-born & raised Freddie Gibbs has become a rap staple thanks to his hard-hitting production and lyricism. If you’re looking for something to get you out of your seat this summer, Freddie is probably it.

When: Friday, June 3rd
Where: 868 Granville Street
Cost: $110+

Rex Orange County


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By contrast, the English singer-songwriter Rex Orange County has created some unique rock-R&B fusion music lately (and forever) that is definitely worth seeing live! Lucky for Vancouverites, he’s slated to perform at the PNE early this month.

When: Wednesday, June 8th
Where: 2901 East Hastings Street
Cost: $39.50+


The three sisters of HAIM first broke into the scene with their track featured in the 2005 film, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. The rest, as they say, is history. The LA-based pop-rock sensation will make its way to Vancouver on Friday, June 10th at UBC.

When: Friday, June 10th
Where: 6066 Thunderbird Boulevard
Cost: $39.50+

5 Seconds of Summer

Get ready for a bit of mainstream pop this summer! You don’t need to be superfans of the Australian group to vibe with what is sure to be an excited crowd of millennials living out their wildest pre-teen dreams.

When: Saturday, June 11th
Where: 6066 Thunderbird Boulevard
Cost: $79.50+

DJ Tennis

DJ Tennis is a great EDM pick if the vibe is dancing until your feet stop working. This Italian DJ has had multiple Boiler Room sets, thanks to his focus on great mixes, and we’re excited to see him take off.

When: Friday, June 24th
Where: 1024 Davie Street
Cost: $25+



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Yup, you heard it here, folks! BENEE is coming to Vogue Theatre on Sunday, June 26th. The Auckland-born singer-songwriter has topped New Zealand’s charts as well as the 1B plays list with ‘Supalonely.’

When: Sunday, June 26th
Where: 918 Granville Street
Cost: $29.50+ GA

Catch a concert at the PNE

If you’re looking to mix things up this summer or want to see some great artists perform at Vancouver’s beloved PNE (Rex Orange County, Arjit Singh…we could go on..) then you’ll definitely want to check out who’s playing at the PNE this month.

When: Concerts throughout the summer
Where: 2901 East Hastings

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Food & Drink

Squamish Beer Festival 

That’s right, this year’s Squamish Beer Fest is a mere three weeks away, which means we’re gearing up for beer selections from 55+ local breweries and axe-throwing in downtown Squamish.

When: Saturday, June 25th
Where: Downtown Squamish
Cost: $45

Feasts of Coquitlam

Yes, this one’s a bit of a trek, but we promise it’s worth it! Feasts of Coquitlam brings a variety of different cuisines to Coquitlam Heritage at Mackin House every year, and there are two dates left this June! On June 9th, there’s Caribbean food with Chef Anthony Cross and Ghanian food with Fitnat Fahrner on June 30th.

When: Thursday, June 9th and Thursday, June 30th
Where: 1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Cost: $25 per feast

Tasting Plates North Vancouver

This June, the folks that brought us Vancouver’s Spring Dumpling Fest is hosting another massive food tasting event. Come with an empty stomach and enjoy food from a bunch of restaurants, cafes, and local vendors at Angry Otter Tap & Forno Brewery.

When: Wednesday, June 22nd
Where: 1015 Marine Drive, Angry Otter Tap & Forno Brewery
Cost: $51.45+

Vegan Night Market 

Presented by Peaces and The Vegan Project, Canada’s first all-vegan market is returning to Vancouver after a two-year hiatus at the Waldorf. Plant-based tacos. Boozy Kombucha. Need we say more?

the series will commence at the end of June and take place on six consecutive Thursdays.

When: Starting Thursday, June 30th
Where: 1489 East Hastings Street, The Waldorf
Cost: $2 minimum donation

Hit up a brewery in Mount Pleasant

It’s no secret that Mount Pleasant is home to some of the biggest names in local craft brews in Metro Van. Why not get the gang together for a couple of pints? It is peak patio season, after all.

Where: Various

Check out your local Farmers Market

With April showers out of the way, we’re hoping to make a ton of trips to our local farmers’ markets this summer. After all, berry season only comes once a year!

Where: Locations around Vancouver

Richmond Night Market

No food fest list (or any list, for that matter) in Vancouver is complete without this inclusion. Home to literally hundreds of vendors, it’s become a must for food and drink lovers to visit at least once during the summer months.

When: Open throughout June
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond

Go cafe hopping

From neighbourhood corner cafes to coffee carts along False Creek and English Bay, you’ll never be without caffeine in Vancouver. Try a new pastry at Purebread, check out Kits Beach Coffee’s new location, or even map out all the new cafes and bakeries you’ve been wanting to try. If you’re looking for something to get you out of the house this ‘Juneuary,’ this could very well be it.

Where: Various

Outdoor Activities and Sports

Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival 2022

The largest dragon boat fest in North America is back this year! The highly-anticipated races on False Creek will be accompanied by free concerts from local names like The Zolas and Eagle Song Dancers, as well as cultural programming and tons of great eats.

When: Friday, June 24th to Sunday, June 26, 2022
Where: Concord Pacific Place, Creekside Park, and False Creek, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Hit the Grouse Grind

Yup, the Grind is officially back at Grouse Mountain! Now is the perfect time of year to hit the stairs and get a great ocean+city view from the top of the trail.

Playland 2022


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Get ready for over 30 thrilling rides, live music, SuperDogs, and some primo carnival fare – because Playland is reopening for the summer this month!

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

Go for a swim

Make a splash this month with a visit to one of Vancouver’s public pools, including the pools in New Brighton and at Second Beach. Once the water warms up a bit (or even if it doesn’t), you can always take a dip into the ocean, or plan a day at the lake.

Where: Various

Plan a day trip

Thankfully for Vancouverites, you don’t have to travel far for an amazing weekend getaway from the city. Load up on road trip snacks or hop on a ferry to see some of the most beautiful natural landscapes that B.C. has to offer.

Where: See our picks at the link above

Vancouver Canadians

It’s the season of cracker jacks and summer BBQ, folks. The Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club has plenty of home games at The Nat this month – grab some group tickets or purchase game tickets individually! This June, they’ll be facing off with Spokane’s Indians and Eugene’s Emeralds.

When: Games throughout June
Where: 4601 Ontario Street, The Nat
Cost: $20+

Vancouver Whitecaps

The Whitecaps continue the season this month with two exciting home games that are sure to draw huge crowds to BC Place – and for good reason. The Whitecaps will play against Real Salt Lake on Saturday, June 4th and against New England Revolution on Sunday, June 26th. Be there or be square!

When: Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 26th
Where: 777 Pacific Boulevard, BC Place
Cost: Various

Plan a romantic date

The weather is slowly but surely heating up, which means it may be time to spice up your next date night. Surprise your partner with a gourmet meal at VanDusen, a mural tour, or even a skydiving adventure in Whistler. Vancouver is your oyster.

When: Various
Where: Check out our picks above


Sponsored pick: Shop at New Gen’s Summer Series Events

Looking for an excuse to get outside and shop? Look no further! New Gen’s Summer Series Markets are kicking off this Saturday, June 4th. Located 6 blocks apart on Bute Street, 2 markets will feature 40+ local vendors. Best of all? By shopping at the markets you’ll not only be supporting local small businesses but also Hello Doxie Rescue Society – a 100% volunteer organization that rescues and rehomes long dogs in need, worldwide.

Robson Plaza’s Market:
When: every Saturday starting Saturday, June 4th
Where: Bute and Robson Street, Robson Plaza

Jim Deva Plaza’s Market:
When: Every first and third Saturday of the month starting Saturday, June 4th
Where: Davie and Bute Street, Jim Deva Plaza

Arts & Culture

Simu Liu’s ‘We Were Dreamers’ Tour


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Liu’s newly released “Immigrant Superhero Origin Story” provides insight into various stages in his life as he battles the world of fair representation in Hollywood. The Marvel star even divulges a failed accounting career before he was set on the path towards becoming Shang-Chi, along with one of the most influential people of 2022.

Liu’s book tour is coming to Vancouver on Monday, June 13th. Don’t miss out!

When: Monday, June 13th
Where: 777 Homer Street, The Centre for Performing Arts in Vancouver
Cost: $40+

Vancouver Rose Society Rose Show 2022

This year’s annual Rose Show at VanDusen will take place on Sunday, June 12th, at the Floral Hall. Best of all? Some of the roses grown at VanDusen will be available for purchase for only 50 cents apiece!

When: Sunday, June 12th
Where: 5251 Oak Street, VanDusen Botanical Garden

The Cultch

The Cultch is probably one of the best artistic and cultural hubs in Vancouver. This month, you can check out the rEvolver Fest until Sunday, June 5th – or get ready for an evening of music with Veda Hille at the Historic Theatre!

Where: Various theatres and showtimes throughout June

Science World After Dark

If you haven’t explored Science World with fun drinks, free (adult-only) reign of the exhibits, and whacky activities, have you even been to Science World?! We think it’s time to let the adults be kids.

When: Various dates in June
Where: 1455 Quebec Street
Cost: $20.30+

Arts Club Theatre

Catch a show at the Arts Club Theatre, an organization committed to creating a truly inclusive space for diverse cultural storytelling. Check out a showing of Kinky Boots starting Thursday, June 9th until July 31st.

When: Showtimes throughout June
Where: Online and in-person options
Cost: Varies

Polygon Gallery

The Polygon is for the art crowd that likes a bit of adventure tossed in with their exhibit viewings. If standard art galleries aren’t your thing, consider stopping by the Polygon for some pretty unique programming this summer.

Starting Thursday, June 23rd – you can pull up a lawn chair at the Shipyards for Polygon’s outdoor movie series, Deckchair Cinema. Some titles to grace the screen this month include Carts of Darkness and Cleo.

When: Open throughout June
Where: 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Cost: Admission by donation

Happy June, Vancouver! Let’s manifest some sun (and minimal wildfires) this year.