The July long weekend is here, so whether you’re on the hunt for concerts, street festivals, or Canada Day fireworks, we’ve got you covered. Here are 11 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this weekend (June 28-July 1).

Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Festival

The Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Festival (TCCF) is kicking off Canada Day in Vancouver this year with over 20 non-stop Taiwanese and Canadian performances and a host of free outdoor activities. Plus, this year will debut a second stage for the first time, with even more performing artists to check out at the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza and Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza.

When: Performances on June 29th, 30th, and July 1st
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza and Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
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!

Mike will perform on June 29th at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, and you can snag tickets ($69 to $99 plus fees) to the performance starting at 10 am on Thursday, March, 14th.

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

Sponsored pick: Bootleggers Gala at The Vancouver Club

Get ready because this weekend only, The Vancouver Club is transforming into a breathtaking art and music exhibit for the first annual BOOTLEGGERS Mega Gala! You’ll have the chance to check out masterpieces by Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol, contemporary art displays, immersive cocktail stations, and live music all night long while you can network with some of the most brilliant minds in the city..

When: Saturday, June 29th
Where: 915 West Hastings Street
Cost: $38.61+

SUNWAVE At Koerner’s Secret Garden UBC Vancouver

Sunwave hosts electronic, techno, and house nights at outdoor and indoor locations across the city, including an open-air concert at Koerner’s ‘Secret Garden’ at UBC this weekend!

When: Saturday, June 29th
Where: 1758 West Mall
Cost: $23.68


Croatian pianist Maksim is performing their ‘classical crossover’ music at Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre this weekend, and it’s not too late to snag tickets to the show!

When: Sunday, June 30th
Where: Orpheum Theatre
Cost: $65+

Canada Together at Canada Place

Canada Together at Canada Place has historically been the largest Canada Day celebration out of Ottawa – and this year looks like no exception. The 38th annual event will feature a full day of festivities, food, family fun, and live performances from 11 am to 6 pm at the Port of Vancouver, planned in collaboration with the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

When: Monday, July 1st
Where: Canada Place
Cost: Free admission

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Steveston Salmon Festival


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One of the country’s largest Canada Day celebrations is returning to Steveston Village this year, and it’s bringing together a full day of live music, family fun, and over 20 food trucks. Yes, we’re talking about this year’s Steveston Salmon Festival!

Now in its 77th year, the beloved annual celebration will once again feature the classic Pancake Breakfast, Salmon Bake, and Chow Mein near the Steveston Community Centre, in addition to tasty on-site food trucks.

When: Monday, July 1st
Where: Steveston Village
Cost: Free admission, $20 for Salmon Bake

Canada Day by the Bay 

Head to Memorial Park in White Rock for another full day of family fun for all ages and free entertainment, presented by Thrifty Foods. Performing artists include The Hip Replacements, En Karma, and fireworks at. 10:15 pm presented by Allure Ventures.

When: Monday, July 1st
Where: Memorial Park and West Beach, White Rock
Cost: Free to attend

Surrey Canada Day Event

Western Canada’s largest Canada Day celebration will take place at the Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre in Surrey, and offer visitors a full day of live music, including from headliners Sass Jordan and The Sheepdogs.

There will also be amusement rides, a pop-up ‘tavern’ with brews and wines, food trucks, a kid’s zone, and an Indigenous Village, where guests can learn more about Indigenous cultures through storytelling, music, art, and dance.

When: Monday, July 1st
Where: 17728 64th Avenue, Surrey
Cost: Free to attend

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 weekend: Twelfth Night and Hamlet. So sit back, relax, and let the drama ensue onstage!

When: Shows all weekend
Where: Vanier Park
Cost: $55 for Wine Wednesday plus $30 for show tickets

Vancouver Canadians 

It’s baseball season, Vancouver! This weekend, the Vancouver Canadians are up against the Hillsboro Hops on June 28th, 29th, and 30th, and the Everett AquaSox on July 1st.

When: Games on June 28th, 29th, 30th, and July 1st
Where: Nat Bailey Stadium
Cost: $20+

Happy long weekend, Vancouver!