We’re already nearly at the end of January, and there are tons of ways to wrap up the first month of 2024. From a street food festival to a heavy metal concert, to a tech job fair – here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this week (January 22-26).

Street Food City

If you love food truck eats, you’ve likely already heard about Street Food City, Vancouver’s original street food festival. The festival kicks off the delicious Dine Out Vancouver program. This year, they’re celebrating the festival’s 12th year with an amazing lineup of food trucks, serving everything from Indian food to grilled cheese.

When: January 21st to January 29th
Where: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square

Machine Head

Any heavy metal fans out there? Oakland-born Machine Head is headed by vocalist/rhythm guitarist Robb Flynn, who remains the only OG member. The band is best known for pioneering the new wave of American heavy metal, and they’ll be performing in Vancouver this Tuesday.

When: Tuesday, January 23rd
Where: Commodore Ballroom
Cost: $52.75

Vancouver Acro Fest 

Vancouver Acro Fest is a community-oriented event blending acro training, social connection, and play – according to the event page. This year, it’s taking place at The Pipe Shop in North Vancouver, and will feature a mix of local and international teachers prepared to instruct participants of all skill levels.

When: Friday, January 26th
Where: 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Cost: $107.83

The Trews 

Ontario-born The Trews are bringing their House of Ill Fame 20th Anniversary Tour to Vancouver on Friday, January 26th, so get ready to boogie to some Canadian rock and roll.

When: Friday, January 26th
Where: Commodore Ballroom
Cost: $53.25

Career Fair: Exclusive Tech Hiring Event

Tech Career Fair US/Canada will be hosting a virtual job fair for job seekers in the tech industry on Friday, January 26th from 9 am to 12 pm, so bring your resumes and can-do attitude and shoot your shots!

When: Friday, January 26th
Where: Online
Cost: Free admission

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PuSh Festival International Performing Arts Festival

That’s right, one of the best performing arts festivals in Canada is officially back in Vancouver, and all events will be in-person this year. If you’re looking for free events to check out, there’s a performance at Waterfront Theatre (January 20th at 1 pm) by Patrick Blenkarn and Milton Lim, and an installation by Nellie Gossen at the Scotiabank Dance Centre that’s open to the public until February 3rd.

When: Thursday, January 18th to February 4th
Where: Multiple locations
Cost: Varies

Vancouver Canucks

Cheer on the Canucks this week as they face off against the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday, January 24th at 7 pm.

When: Wednesday, January 24th
Where: 800 Griffiths Way

Vancouver Giants

Likewise, the Vancouver Giants are facing off against the Royals at the Arena Bowl at the Langley Events Centre this week. With plenty of home games to choose from (and $20 tickets), why not go and support our team & make some great memories in the process?

When: Friday, January 26th
Where: 7888 200 Street Langley
Cost: $20

Robson Square Ice Rink

For just $5 per skate rental, you can skate to your heart’s content at Robson’s Square. Stop by on a spontaneous trip downtown, or plan a special pre-dinner visit on your next date night.

When: Open until February 28th
Where: 800 Robson Street
Cost: $5 for skate rentals

And that’s a wrap on the week, Vancouver! Time to get out there and enjoy it – layer up and grab your umbrellas!