Summer has officially arrived in the city, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to finally dive head-first into the season. This week, you can check out a handful of concerts, night markets, outdoor movies and shows, and more – here are 12 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this week (July 8-12).

Orville Peck – Stampede Tour 

Country artist Orville Peck is on his Stampede Tour, which is pulling up to UBC’s Doug Mitchell Stadium on Monday, July 8th.

When: Monday, July 8th
Where: UBC Doug Mitchell
Cost: $52.85+

Evo Summer Cinema at Stanley Park 

Evo Car Share and Fresh Air Cinema are back with their free Summer Cinema series, which screens a different movie every Tuesday this summer on a 40-foot screen under the stars.

Movies are screened on the Grand Lawn at Ceperley Meadow with space for thousands of visitors! So grab your picnic blankets and lawn chairs, and get ready to rally your pals.

When: Every Tuesday night from July 9th to August 27th
Where: Ceperley Meadow
Cost: Free admission

Sponsored pick: Whistler Summer Concert Series

Looking for a midweek getaway or want to extend your weekend? Whistler offers something for everyone, from outdoor adventures to lakeside relaxation. Enjoy the Whistler Summer Concert Series every Thursday and Friday night in July and August. Take advantage of the Summer Concert Offer and save more when you stay longer, or stay 3+ nights and save up to 20% on lodging after June 30th.

When: Every Thursday and Friday from July to August (except for Crankworx July 19th to July 28th)
Where: Whistler Olympic Plaza
Cost: Free admission

Downtown Vancouver Summer Movie Nights 

Another outdoor movie pick! With a giant projector screen and plenty of space to lay out your picnic blankets and chairs, šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ square transforms into the ultimate open-air theatre every Thursday until August 15th.

Note that movies begin at sundown, with performances and activities starting at 5 pm every Thursday from July 4th to August 15th.

When: Every Thursday from July 4th to August 15
Where: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square
Cost: Free admission

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Wine Wednesday at Bard on the Beach 


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It’s officially Bard on the Beach season, and there are two Shakespearean shows you can check out at Vanier Park this week: Twelfth Night and Hamlet. And for those who want to upgrade their experience, check out Wine Wednesday, which provides guests with exclusive pre-show wine tastings!

When: Wednesday, July 10th
Where: Vanier Park
Cost: $55 for Wine Wednesday plus $30 for show tickets

Deckchair Cinema

Or maybe you prefer to sprawl out on Cates Deck in North Van? Every Thursday until August 29th, there will be weekly classic film screenings in front of Polygon Gallery, accompanied by music and live entertainment leading up to the start time.

When: Every Thursday from June 27th to August 29th
Where: Cates Deck, North Vancouver
Cost: Free admission

Theatre Under the Stars

Stanley Park’s outdoor theatre experience, Theatre Under the Stars, has officially set the stage for summer 2024 – and two iconic shows are on the roster: CATS and School of Rock.

When: July 5th to August 24th
Where: Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park
Cost: $20 to $65 per adult (single show)

Sponsored pick: Get 50% off hair removal services at Foxy Box Wax & Laser Bar 

Vancouver’s favourite wax and laser bar just opened a new location in West Point Grey, and like any good housewarming, it’s k icking off with a party! There will be discounts on bundles, and a spinning wheel of exciting prizes. We’re talking 50% off all waxing and laser services, 25% off bundles, and 25% off all products in-store. 🦊

When: Saturday, July 13, 2024
Where: Foxy Box Laser & Wax Bar West Point Grey – 4383 W 10th Ave
Cost: Book your first Laser Hair Removal session at 50% off with code WPGSUMMERPARTY

Amtrac DJ North American Tour

Caleb Cornett AKA Amtrac, is bringing his electronic tour to Vancouver on Friday, July 12th, and you won’t want to miss it!

When: Friday, July 12th
Where: Village Studios
Cost: $33.36

Junction Public Market 

While not technically a ‘night market,’ Vancouver’s new pop-up market experience will feature a mix of rotating food trucks, artisan vendors, and live entertainment. Oh, and refreshing sips from the market’s ‘Sipping Container!’

When: Tuesday to Sunday until September 29th
Where: 200 Granville Street
Cost: Free admission

Richmond Night Market

Home to literally hundreds of vendors, the Richmond Night Market has become a must for food and drink lovers, and it looks like we’re getting some great weather this week!

When: Friday, July 12th, and every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until October
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond
Cost: $8.50 per person

Shipyards Night Market

The beloved Shipyards Night Market is on every Friday until September 13th, so get ready to enjoy the iconic beer garden and outdoor market, and peruse many mouthwatering food trucks.

When: Friday, July 12th and every Friday until September 13th
Where: The Shipyards, North Vancouver
Cost: Free admission