Welcome to the first full week of summer, Vancouver! The long weekend is rapidly approaching, and you don’t have to wait for it to officially start to kick off the festivities. From a Snoop Dogg concert to outdoor movies, to Bard on the Beach, here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this week (June 24-28).

Northlane: Mirror’s Edge North American Tour

Australian heavy metal band Northlane is bringing their North American Tour to Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom this week, and it’s not too late to snag tickets.

When: Monday, June 24th
Where: Commodore Ballroom
Cost: $48

Snoop Dogg Cali to Canada Tour 

Legendary rapper and personality Snoop Dogg (AKA The D-O-Double-G) is hopping on tour across Canada this June alongside special guests Warren G and DJ Quik. So get ready for a performance to remember!

When: Tuesday, June 25th
Where: Rogers Arena
Cost: $79.45+

Sponsored pick: The Brick

The Brick is having a massive Black Friday Is Back promo from Thursday, June 20th until Sunday, June 23rd. If you need new furniture, this is a great chance to save some money! But they’re taking it one step further. There will be extra Door Crasher Specials on Friday, with stores only open from 5 PM to midnight for unreal discounts for 7 hours. Mark your calendar!

When: Friday, June 21st, 5 PM – Midnight
Where: The Brick locations across Canada

Wine Wednesday at Bard on the Beach 

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, June 26th
Where: Vanier Park
Cost: $55 for Wine Wednesday plus $30 for show tickets

Cage The Elephant: Neon Pill Tour 

Known for hits like “Ain’t No Rest For the Wicked,” “Come A Little Closer,” and “Cigarette Daydreams,” Cage The Elephant will perform live at Rogers Arena on Wednesday, June 26th.

When: Wednesday, June 26th
Where: Rogers Arena
Cost: $78.54+

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains at Deckchair Cinema

Now in its third year, Deckchair Cinema brings movie-goers together on Cates Deck in front of the Polygon Gallery for weekly al fresco classic film screenings on Thursdays starting June 27th.

Screenings will begin at sunset, and will be accompanied by music and live entertainment leading up to the movie start time.

When: Thursday, June 27th and every Thursday until August 29th
Where: Cates Deck, North Vancouver
Cost: Free admission

Vancouver International Jazz Festival 

Every year, Coastal Jazz hosts a slew of local and international talent at venues across the city. And this year, Grammy-winning rapper, advocate, and entrepreneur Killer Mike is headlining the festival! So whether you’re hoping to see him live or catch a free jazz show sometime this weekend – you’ve got options.

When: Friday, June 21st to 30th
Where: Venues around Vancouver
Cost: Ticket prices vary

Vancouver Canadians 

It’s baseball season, Vancouver! This week, the Vancouver Canadians are up against the Hillsboro Hops on June 25th, 26th, 27th, and 28th.

When: Games on June 25th, 26th, 27th, and 28th
Where: Nat Bailey Stadium
Cost: $20+

Park Royal Pool Third Birthday Celebration

It’s a great time to take advantage of the sunshine and enjoy some outdoor swimming, and this week, the Park Royal Pool turns three! To celebrate, the public pool will host a family-friendly swim session with tasty treats and post-swim goodie bags.

When: Friday, June 28th
Where: Park Royal Pool
Cost: $5 per person

Science World – Earth Matters: Rethink the Future

Science World’s latest exhibition kicked off last month, and now’s a great time to check it out if you haven’t already. Earth Matters” Rethink the Future immerses guests in our connection with the natural world, allowing participants to engage in interactive challenges and large-scale visualizations of our planet as it undergoes climate change.

When: Now until January 9th, 2025
Where: 1455 Quebec Street
Cost: $34.85 per adult

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 summer weather this week!

When: Friday, June 14th and every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until October
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond
Cost: $8.50 per person

And that’s a wrap on the week, Vancouver! Enjoy.