11 Free Events And Things To Do In Vancouver This BC Day Long Weekend
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You won't be bored or stuck wondering what to do this weekend with the huge variety of FREE events and activities we found for you this August long weekend. Celebrate the long weekend in style.
Make the most of that extra day and have a happy long weekend. Here are 11 free things to do and events for this BC long weekend listed in no particular order:
1. Corona Sunset Rooftop Series // Roof Garten
The stunning Roof Garten is hosting weekly house summer music nights. Check out DJ Meeks & Cuban Live Band this Sunday, July 31st at 9PM. Groove to deep house summer music on top of a cool rooftop with your friends.
2. Celebration of Light // English Bay
Fireworks are always a blast every summer. This Saturday, July 30th, grab your friends and head to English Bay. At 10 pm, Walt Disney (representing the USA) will close the Celebration of Light fireworks series.
3. Camp for Free //for list of free campsites in BC
Camping usually requires booking ahead and fees, but we have found you a list of campsites you can stay at for free and without any reservation required. Time to plan that spontaneous camping trip!
Photo cred- @lonsdalequay
4. Free Yoga Class // Lonsdale Quay
Yoga Thursdays is every Thursday from 6:30 PM until 7:30 PM in the main plaza at Lonsdale Quay. Bring your own mat and enjoy the sun and waterfront views.
Photo cred - @vanstreetdancefest
5. Vancouver Street Dance Festival // Robson Square
Dance and music lovers, here is an annual free festival for you. There'll be dance battles, workshops, and guest performances. Check out the underground dance scene and see styles such as hip hop, breaking, waacking, popping, krumping, and more.
6. Pride Parade // Robson Street
Vancouver's pride parade is considered one of the largest Pride events in the world. Attracting a huge turnout every year, the Pride Parade will take place on Robson Street this Sunday July 31st from 12 - 3pm.
7. Free Drive In Movies // South Vancouver, Tsawwassen
Take a break from Netflix and Chill and go for a drive in movie. There are free drive in movie nights throughout the Lower Mainland this whole summer. This Saturday at 9pm, check out Grease at the River District Drive-In and on Sunday at 8pm, watch Back To The Future at the Tsawwassen Sun Festival's Drive-In Movie Night at Beach Grove Elementary.
8. Night Markets // Shipyards Night Market, International Summer Night Market
Admission to both the Shipyards, and the International Summer Night Market is free. The Shipyards is in North Vancouver on Friday nights from 5 to 10 until September 30th. It features great food, a beer garden, art, music, entertainment and shopping. The International Summer Night Market runs till September 11th on Friday, Saturdays, and Sundays from 7 pm.
9. Walking Tour
Get to learn more about your city and play tourist in your town. Go for a stroll around the city and discover different spots and history about Vancouver. You can check out The Tour Guys, who offer free and informative walking tours of Vancouver. Tours are offered in locations such as Gastown, Chinatown, and Granville Island. Tipping is recommended.
Photo cred – @happyendingfridays
10. Club with No Cover //for no cover bars
There are some bars and clubs you can hit up without paying for cover. Check out the list to save some money for your drinks instead this weekend.
11. Vancouver Outlet Sale // Gravitypope
Get 50 to 70 % off some of your favourite brands at this free event, Vancouver Outlet Sale. The sale is during July 29th - August 1, from 11:00am - 6:00pm.
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