Vancouver Weekend Events (July 11 - 13, 2014)


It's a weekend of music and wiener dog races!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Kiah and Tara Jean’s Barbecue and Bocce Ball Tournament at the PNE Prize Home
6am - 9am
PNE, Hastings and Renfrew, Vancouver BC
Join Kiah and Tara Jean and 96.9 JackFM live for an exclusive peek at the PNE Prize Home tomorrow from 6 am to 9 am.  We’ll barbecue up the frankfurters and roll out the bocce balls. Take on JACK’s Bocce pros for your chance to win passes to The Fair at the PNE. Plus, we’ll have an exclusive bonus code worth 2,000 points for Jackaholics!  Parking is free – enter at Gate 2 (off Hastings and Renfrew).  You’ll be among the first people in the world to be able to buy entries for this year’s Prize Home (not the actual first, among the first!).

YVR Take-Off Fridays’ 2nd Annual Paper Airplane Competition 
10:30am - 12:30pm, Friday 
(Registration 10:30 – 11 a.m. NOTE: 20 participants will be drawn at random from all registrants.)
Vancouver International Airport Public Observation Area, Level 4, Domestic Terminal Building
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) will host its 2nd Annual Paper Airplane Workshop & Competition. Part of YVR’s summer long Take-Off Fridays celebration. Participants will construct their aircraft with the help of the BCIT team’s tips and techniques and compete for the chance to win huge prizes. A celebrity-judging panel featuring aviation professionals will rate 20 contestants based on distance, creativity of design and aerial acrobatics. Incredible prizes await the top three “pilots:” First place: A $1,000 travel gift card courtesy of Uniglobe Travel; Second place: $500 prepaid currency card from ICE Currency Exchange; Third place: $250 YVR Bucks and a set of luggage.

7-Eleven Day
11am - 7pm, Friday  
Your local 7-Eleven stores
Free small slurpee for first 1500 guests 11am - 7pm

CBC Musical Nooner - Kobo Town   
12pm - 1pm, Friday
CBC plaza on Hamilton Street (between West Georgia and Robson), Vancouver
These free, live music concerts will be happening every weekday on the CBC plaza on Hamilton Street (between West Georgia and Robson). Grab your lunch, your friends, and your co-workers and join us Monday to Friday from noon - 1 pm. In the world of Kobo Town, calypso, roots reggae, and acoustic instruments are run through a cheesecloth of 21st century social commentary and indie rock attitude and then infused with infectious, danceable rhythms. One of the grooviest calypso bands anywhere.

Sunset Beach Social
5 p.m. until sundown, Friday, July 11, Friday, August 15  
Sunset Beach (Beach Avenue between Bute and Thurlow Streets), Vancouver
Food trucks, art market, outdoor roller disco, song and dance routines by drag queens, sand castle competition. To claim a free meal, Sunset Beach Social goers can sign up for an nTrust Cloud Money™ account beforehand, and pick up their free meal voucher at the event from the nTrust booth.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Marpole Summerfest
11am - 3pm Saturday
Granville Street (between 63rd and 71st Avenues), Vancouver BC
The Marpole Business Improvement Association is pleased to welcome everyone to the 14th Annual Marpole Summerfest event on Saturday, July 12th, from 11 AM to 3 PM along Granville St. in the Marpole commercial district.  Marpole Summerfest is a free, family-oriented community celebration held along Granville Street (between 63rd and 71st Avenues) in the Marpole commercial district. From 11 AM to 3 PM, Granville Street will be alive with fantastic merchant sidewalk sales, special promotions and local restaurants offering tastes of the many ethnic foods & specialties available in the neighbourhood.

Khatsahlano Street Party
11am - 9pm Saturday
West 4th from Burrard to MacDonald, Vancouver BC
The West 4th Avenue Khatsahlano Street Party is Vancouver’s biggest FREE Music and Arts Festival! Created with love in 2011 by the members of the Kitsilano West 4th Avenue Business Association, this year’s festival will feature EIGHT stages showcasing more than 50 of Vancouver’s top musical performers as well as the eclectic work of local artisans and street performers. This 10-block street fair also features a wide variety of food options, bustling patios, giveaways, special activities, and new this year, licensed outdoor beer gardens!

Wiener Dog Races
Saturday, July 12th & Sunday, July 13th, 2014  Start Time: First Race 1:50pm
Hastings Racecourse, PNE Gate 6 or 9, Vancouver, BC V5K 3N8
Schenider’s presents the Annual Wiener Dog Races at Hastings Racecourse! Read the recap of last year's event here. 

The Flats Block Party
multiple locations and times 
~12pm - 6pm, Saturday
The Flats, Vancouver’s premier contemporary art district, is throwing its second annual block party this Saturday, July 12th.  Renowned local galleries Chernoff Fine Art, Equinox Gallery, Field Contemporary, Gallery 295, Monte Clark Gallery, Macaulay & Co, Wil Aballe Art Projects and Winsor Gallery will play host to crowds of local collectors and art-goers as exhibitions are launched, artist talks are given, and the city is brought together to celebrate the district’s success as a cultural cornerstone. Guests can expect excellent programming as well as cool refreshments to help beat the heat.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Soccer! Samba!! Celebration!!!
10am - 2:30pm
Trout Lake Rink, Trout Lake Community Centre, 3360 Victoria Dr Vancouver, BC  
A free, family-friendly, community celebration.*  View the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final on one of Vancouver’s largest LED screens – over 150 sq. ft! Cheer on your team!  Enjoy a “being there” experience with the music, drama and dance of the Brazilian Carnival in the “Rio De Janeiro Zone”!  Celebrate soccer with immersive activities and games or design your own soccer jersey in the “Soccer Fan Fun Zone”!  Start the countdown and visit the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup booth.  Food, face painting, and fantastic fun! Create a great fan costume to win the “Best Dressed Fan” contest. Register on EventBrite

Key West Ford Show & Shine  
10am - 5pm
Columbia Street, New Westminster BC
2014 marks the 15th Annual Key West Ford Show and Shine!Join us on Columbia Street in Downtown New West on Sunday July 13 from 10am - 5pm and experience not only the biggest event in our city but the largest car show in the Pacific Northwest! View 300 cars from over 21 different classes! Key West Ford Block Party is back! This rocking block party features a live entertainment stage, and a big screen entertainment TV plus delicious food such as Japadog and Poomba's Smokehouse.  This giant event will feature tons of interactive and fun activities for everyone, including photo booths, face painting, and demonstrations from Blood and Iron Martial Arts! Plus you'll see lots of vendor booths who will be handing out free swag and goodies; you can even win a FREE BBQ from CIBC!

Wiener Dog Races
Saturday, July 12th & Sunday, July 13th, 2014  Start Time: First Race 1:50pm
Hastings Racecourse, PNE Gate 6 or 9, Vancouver, BC V5K 3N8
Schenider’s presents the Annual Wiener Dog Races at Hastings Racecourse! Read the recap of last year's event here. 

Symphony in the Park
7:30-9:30pm, Sunday
Deer Lake Park, Burnaby BC
The VSO’s annual FREE concert at Deer Lake Park in Burnaby! Bring your picnic blanket to one of Metro Vancouver’s most beautiful outdoor venues for an evening of light and popular classics with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Music by Lavallée, Dvorak, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Bernstein, Rimsky-Korsakovm, Williams.

Reoccurring Events

YVR Take-Off Fridays
Fridays, 9am - 3pm
Vancouver International Airport
Visit YVR any Friday from July 4th to August 29th from 9:00am to 3:00pm for YVR Take-Off Fridays. Enjoy delicious treats, rockin’ beats and spectacular entertainment that will have travellers and staycationers alike eager to get to the airport.  Whether you’re looking for an entertaining new family activity or looking for an added reason to arrive early for your next flight, YVR has something for everyone.

Vancouver Farmers Market - Trout Lake
Saturdays, 9:00am - 2:00pm May 10 - October 18, 2014
North Parking Lot of John Hendry Park at Trout Lake, Vancouver
North Parking Lot of John Hendry Park at Trout Lake Between Templeton and Lakewood south of the 13th Avenue Alley Please note: There is no parking in the North Lot and no parking on 13th Avenue. Please park away from the area & walk in. Or better yet: walk, cycle or take transit if you can!  

Saturday Farm Market at UBC Farm
Saturdays, 9:00am-1:00pm from June-Oct
free 30 minute public tours at 11:00am
UBC Farm, 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver
On-site Saturday Farm Market has provided a unique venue for experiential education and student research, including everything from agricultural business management and marketing to nutritional analysis. Individuals are also welcome to volunteer at the Saturday markets.  In addition to farm-fresh veggies, fruits, herbs, flowers and free-range eggs from the UBC Farm, the Saturday Farm Market also features a variety of other local growers, bakers, craftspeople, prepared food, and live musicians.

Vancouver Farmers Markets - West End
Saturdays, 9:00am - 2:00pm from May 31 - October 18, 2014
1100 Block of Comox Street across from Nelson Park at Mole Hill
Buy fresh produce from local farmers! 

River District Farmers Market
Saturdays, 10:00am - 3:00pm from May3 - Oct18
Kerr Street Plaza – on Kerr Street, one block South of SE Marine Drive, Vancouver
This one-of-a-kind farmers market is the only riverfront market in Vancouver. Come shop for fruits and veggies, prepared foods, and handmade products produced farmers and artisans. Enjoy the waterfront, playground and pier.

Kitsilano Farmers Market  
Sundays, 10:00am - 2:00pm from May 11 - October 19
2690 Larch Street at 10th Avenue, Parking Lot of Kitsilano Community Centre
Shop for organic and conventional product, meat, cheese, seafood and plants as well as tasty baked goods, beautiful crafts while being entertained by local musicians. Hot coffee and hot food available on site each week.

Mt Pleasant Farmers Market 
Sundays, 10am - 2pm from June 15 - October 12, 2014 
Guelph Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, on the paved play area between Mt. Pleasant Elementary and Guelph Park
Buy fresh produce from local farmers!

International Summer Night Market - $2
7pm - 12am Fri, Sat, 
7pm - 11pm Sun, May 9 - Sept 14
12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond BC
6th annual Summer Night Market in Richmond starting May 9, 2013! Lots of food, live entertainment and vendors.

Richmond Night Market - $2
Fri-Sat  7PM - 12AM  May 16 - Oct 13
Sun & Stat Holidays  7PM - 11PM
8351 River Road, Richmond BC
Lots of food, live entertainment and vendors. $2 fee for regular admission (Subject to changes). FREE admission for children 10 & under and FREE admission for Seniors 60 & up. $10 and $20 Zoom Passes are available for purchase.

Food Cart Fest - $2
12pm - 5pm every Sunday until August 31st
215 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver (between the Cambie Street Bridge and the Olympic Village) 
Food Cart Fest is a gathering of over 20 of Vancouver’s top Food Carts presented by Arrival and The Streetfood Vancouver Society. Join us every week in the Summer for food, fun, and sun complemented by community markets, live music and DJs, craft food vendors, kids activities, and more. Food Cart Fest will take place every Sunday in the Summer from 12pm-5pm. Free for Vancity or Car2Go Members or when you bring a non-perishable donation to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.

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