This Month in Vancouver

Every month in Vancouver is simply bustling with cultural celebrations, concerts, sports events and so much more. Our Concierge team has their fingers on the pulse of all the fun, so check out what’s happening in Vancouver this month. We won’t let you miss a thing!

Summer 2024

Explore all the fun activities and dining events at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver in celebration of our 85th anniversary and summertime in Vancouver.

Richmond Night
Apr 26 – Oct 14 (Friday, Saturday and Sundays from 7:00 pm – midnight) @ 8351 River Road, Richmond
North America’s largest night market

North Vancouver Shipyards Night
May 10 – Sep 13 (Friday nights 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm) @125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Indulge in a culinary extravaganza, explore unique artisan vendors, enjoy live music and DJ sets while unwinding in the lively beer garden.

Downtown Farmers Market
May 31 – Nov 29 (Every Wednesday from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm) @ Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza

The Vancouver International Jazz Festival
Jun 21 – Jul 1 @ Various locations
Annual summer event which includes performances around the city and in the streets.

Dragon Boat Festival
Jun 22-23 @ Concord Pacific Place and False Creek (across the street from Main Street Skytrain station)
North America’s biggest dragon boat race, with cultural pavilions, local marketplace and food vendors.

Light up the Night Drone Show
Jun 22 (9:30 pm) @ Concord Pacific Place and False Creek
A fully synchronized light show and soundtrack celebrating the end of the first day of the Dragon Boat Festival.

Greek Day –
Jun 23 @ West Broadway between MacDonald and Blenheim
Enjoy authentic Greek cuisine, live entertainment, family fun and a marketplace with artisan crafts and Greek products.

July 1 @ Canada Place
Honouring Canada’s diversity and marking the day as one for gathering, celebrating learning and sharing. Event highlights include: the main stage entertainment, Kid’s Zone, Port Community Zone, Summer Sips, Citizenship Ceremony, Indigenous displays food trucks

Downtown Vancouver Summer Movie
Jul 4 – Aug 15 (Thursday nights) @ Vancouver Art Gallery North
Movies are displayed on a 16-foot inflatable screen and begin at sundown. As a warm-up to each film, there will be activations such as face painting, performances, music and food trucks.
Jul 4 – Barbie
Jul 11 – The Devil Wears Prada
Jul 18 – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Jul 25 – The Princess Bride

Khatsalano Street
Jul 6 @ West 4th Avenue from Burrard to MacDonald Street
Vancouver’s largest free music and arts festival featuring multiple stages showcasing more than 50 of Vancouver’s top musical performers as well as the eclectic work of local artisans and street performers. Also enjoy a wide variety of food options, bustling patios, giveaways, special activities, and licensed beer gardens!

Vancouver Folk Music
Jul 19 – 21 @ Jericho Beach Park
Unique community-based celebration, internationally renowned for presenting the finest traditional and contemporary folk and roots music from around the world.

Honda Celebration of Light –
Jul 20, 24, 27 @ English Bay
Vancouver’s most beloved summer event; daytime activities with family-friendly activations, food trucks of all cuisines, ticketed licensed venues for an elevated experience and of course, the extraordinary fireworks competition. July 20 (Portugal), July 24 (Malaysia), July 27 (United Kingdom).

Guys & Dolls
May 16 – Jun 30 @ Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
Revel in the laughs and romance of this timeless musical, featuring a score packed with beloved tunes.

Bard on the
Jun 11 – Sept 21 @ Vanier Park
Western Canada’s largest professional Shakespeare festival
• Twelfth Night (Jun 11 – Sep 21 @ BMO Mainstage)
With original music by celebrated local composer Veda Hille, plus fights, pranks, jokes, and miracles, Twelfth Night is both hilarious and deep. It holds a mirror to our folly and reflects how love transforms us, for better or worse.
• Hamlet (Jun 13 – Sept 20 @ BMO Mainstage)
A young prince returns home to mourn the death of his father only to uncover a dark secret he can’t ignore. His struggle to move forward with purpose awakens deep questions about life, existence, and if it’s better “To be or not to be.”
• The Comedy of Errors (July 2 – Sept 21 @ Howard Family Stage)
Two sets of identical twins, a looming death sentence, and the sexy azure sparkle of an ancient Greek port teeming with comedic confusions is the perfect recipe for mistaken identity, marital infidelity, and knee-slapping hijinks.
• Measure for Measure (July 4 – Sept 20 @ Howard Family Stage)
When charged with enforcing long-ignored morality laws, the much-loved party boy of Vienna – Duke Vincentio takes his cue to get out of Dodge and lay low while the law cracks down. One of Shakespeare’s most painfully relevant tales of coercion and hypocrisy reaches darkly absurdist new heights in this footloose adaptation.

Ring of
Jun 20 – Aug 11 @ Granville Island Stage
The songbook of the iconic storyteller Johnny Cash brought to life by a talented collection of singers and musicians.

Jun 23 (7:00 pm and 9:45 pm) @ Orpheum Theatre
Iranian-American comedian

Movie Nights with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra –
Orpheum Theatre
Enjoy these beloved films on the big screen while the orchestra plays the score.
Jul 3 & 4 – Shrek 2
Jul 11 & 12 – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl in Concert
Jul 16 & 17 – Star Trek
Jul 19 & 20 – Field of Dreams

Theatre Under the
July 5 to Aug 24 – 2 performances, alternating nights @ Malkin Bowl -Stanley Park
• Cats
One of the longest-running and most beloved musicals in Broadway and West End history, CATS is overflowing with unforgettable songs, including ‘Mr. Mistoffelees,’ ‘Macavity: The Mystery Cat,’ and, the all-time favourite, ‘Memory.’
• School of Rock
Based on the hit 2003 film, School of Rock is a high-voltage, feel-good tribute to big dreams, coming together, and the irrepressible power of rock ‘n roll!

Candlelight Concerts –
Christ Church Cathedral (690 Burrard St.)
Jul 6 @ 7:15pm A Tribute to Adele
Jul 6 @ 9:30 pm A Tribute to Queen
Jul 26 @ 9:30 A Tribute to Coldplay

Broadway Across Canada presents Disney’s
Jul 9-21 @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Featuring the songs you know and love from the original Oscar®-winning film, plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers.

Colin Mochrie’s Arts Club
Jul 19 & 20 @ Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
Legendary Canadian improviser best known for his 19-year tenure on the series Whose Line is it Anyway

June 25 @ Rogers Arena
American rapper

Cage the
June 26 @ Rogers Arena
American rock band

July 4 Rogers Arena
American rapper and singer

Jul 5 BC Place
English rock band formed in London in 1962

July 27 Rogers Arena
American actor and rapper

Jul 30 Rogers Arena
English-American singer, songwriter, musician and actor.

Jul 26 @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Tony®, GRAMMY®, and Emmy® award winning singer-songwriter performer

The Decemberists: A Peaceable
Jul 29 @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
American indie rock band from Portland, Oregon

July 30 @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
American singer-songwriter and musician whose music is a fusion of jazz, pop, and country

The Australian Pink Floyd –
Jul 31 @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Pink Floyd tribute band formed in 1988 in Australia whose live shows attempt to recreate the look, feel, and sound of Pink Floyd’s later world tours.

Vancouver Whitecaps Soccer @ BC
Jun 29 vs St Louis City @ 7:30
Jul 17 vs Sporting Kansas City @ 7:30 pm
Jul 20 vs Houston Dynamo @ 7:30 pm
Jul 27 vs Wrexham AFC @ 4:30 pm

BC Lions Football @ BC
Jun 27 vs Edmonton Elks @ 7:00 pm
Jul 13 vs Saskatchewan Roughriders @ 4 pm

Canadians MLIB Baseball @ Nat Bailey
Jun 25 vs. Hillsboro Hops – 7:05 pm
Jun 26 vs. Hillsboro Hops – 7:05 pm
Jun 27 vs. Hillsboro Hops – 7:05 pm
Jun 28 vs. Hillsboro Hops – 7:05 pm
Jun 29 vs. Hillsboro Hops – 1:05 pm
Jun 30 vs. Hillsboro Hops – 1:05 pm
Jul 01 vs. Everett Aquasox @ 1:05 pm
Jul 02 vs. Everett Aquasox @ 7:05 pm
Jul 03 vs. Everett Aquasox @ 7:05 pm
Jul 19 vs. Spokane Indians @ 1:05 pm
Jul 20 vs. Spokane Indians @ 7:05 pm
Jul 21 vs. Spokane Indians @ 1:05 pm
Jul 30 vs Tri City Dust Devils @7:05 pm

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