Buckle up, Vancouver, because there are a lot of exciting concerts and annual events on the roster for this weekend. And better yet, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, whether you’re looking for some mouthwatering bbq to enjoy, dazzling fireworks, or a special event to dress up for. From the spectacular Honda Celebration of Light to the 3rd annual CREATE! Arts Fest, here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this weekend (July 21-23).

Honda Celebration of Light


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We’re starting off with a bang. Every year, the beloved Honda Celebration of Light draws thousands of local and international visitors every year, and this summer will be no exception. This year’s competition will kick off with representation from Australia (Howard & Sons Pyrotechnics) on Saturday, July 22nd, followed by Mexico (Grupo Avacon) on Wednesday, July 26th and The Philippines (Blue Peacock Fireworks) on Saturday, July 29th.

When: July 22nd, July 26th, and July 29th
Where: English Bay

CREATE! Arts Festival

Eastside Art Society (EAS) recently announced its 3rd annual CREATE! Arts Festival, which features the return of their wildly popular Art! Bike! Beer! Crawl Fundraiser. If you’re looking for the holy grail of arts festivals in Vancouver, then look no further.

When: Saturday, July 22nd and Sunday, July 23rd
Where: 857 Malkin Street, Strathcona Park
Cost: $36.75 per workshop for adults

Sponsored: Eat, Drink and Dance your way through Surrey’s annual Fusion Festival  

Surrey’s annual Fusion Fest returns and it’s going to be one epic weekend of food, music and culture. With over 50 pavilions of mouthwatering traditional eats from around the world, you can dance to some killer beats, learn cultural moves and soak up all the diverse vibes of this family-friendly weekend extravaganza.

When: 11 am to 10 pm on Saturday, July 22nd & Sunday, July 23rd
Where: Holland Park, 13428 Old Yale Rd, Surrey
Cost: Free to attend

The Cup 


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Fans of feathered boas, rousing derby action and all things fancy, take note. The Cup (formerly known as The Deighton Cup) returns to Vancouver this July at the Hastings Racecourse, so get ready to don your flashiest fits and enjoy one of the largest annual events of the year.

Note that the gates open at noon!

When: Saturday, July 22nd
Where: 188 North Renfrew Street
Cost: $55+


BBQ lovers, take note. One of the largest BBQ events of the summer is slated for Rocky Point Park in Port Moody this July, and it’s definitely worth the trip. Delicious BBQ from 7 ‘ribbers,’ live music, and a park-wide beer garden? Sign us up!

When: Friday, July 21st to Sunday, July 23rd
Where: 2800 Murray Street

Burnaby Pride

Burnaby’s annual Pride event is this weekend, celebrating the diversity of the LGBTQIA2S+ community through a slew of exciting live performances, activities, and more at Burnaby Civic Square. Best of all? It’s completely free to attend!

The Pride celebration will take place from noon until 6 pm.

When: Saturday, July 22nd
Where: 100 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby
Cost: Free

Yellow Claw 


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Yellow Claw is a Dutch DJ and producer duo consisting of Jim Aasgier and Nizzle. Known for their energetic and genre-blending electronic music, Yellow Claw has gained a massive following worldwide. Their music encompasses elements of trap, hip-hop, EDM, and hardstyle, creating a signature sound that is both catchy and hard-hitting

And they’re partying until 3 am at the ENSO Event Centre on Saturday, July 22nd – so mark your calendars!

When: Saturday, July 22nd
Where: 750 Pacific Boulevard
Cost: $70

Daniel Wesley 

Born and raised in BC, singer-songwriter Daniel Wesley is best known for his soulful blend of rock, reggae, and folk music. Wesley has developed a dedicated following with his catchy melodies and heartfelt lyrics. His music often evokes a sense of coastal living and the joys of outdoor adventure.

When: Saturday, July 22nd
Where: 868 Granville Street
Cost: $42

Have some fun at Playland


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A trip to the amusement park is guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face. Especially when the alternative is screaming in fear as you enjoy some downright thrilling rides. Playland has hinted that it’s bringing back the PNE Fair this year, but even a regular visit is a great idea.

When: Now open
Where: 2901 East Hastings Street
Tickets: $39.50 for GA

Vancouver Canadians

It’s officially baseball season, and the Vancouver Canadians have returned to Nat Bailey Stadium. This weekend, they’re up against the Everett AquaSox – so why not go cheer them on and enjoy a quintessential summertime activity?

When: Games throughout July
Where: 4601 Ontario Street
Cost: $10+

And that’s a wrap on the weekend, Vancouver! Whether you check out some fireworks, hit up Playland, or avoid the crowds at your favourite park – we hope you have an amazing time.