Metro Vancouver’s Free & Cheap Events for July 2016

English Bay

Summer is here and July is going to be sizzling!  This month brings awesome events.  July and August in Metro Vancouver always bring so many great annual events, from festivals to markets to free outdoor movies to free outdoor fitness and so much more!  Best of all, most of the events are free and the rest are less than $15 per person.   Be sure to check back often as I will be updating the list on a daily/weekly basis!  Also, to find more events, visit my blog posts on Metro Vancouver night markets or Metro Vancouver farmers markets.  Happy Summer!

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Okay, let’s get started!  Here are events in the Lower Mainland for July:

Baby Time at the Welcome Centre
Admission: Free/When:
Mondays/Where: Vancouver

Jazz Jam Mondays
Admission: Free/When: Mondays/Where: Port Moody

By Donation Indoor Yoga
Admission: Free/By donation (if you can)/When: Monday – Sunday/Where: Vancouver

Tech Café
Admission:
Free/When: Tuesdays & Thursdays/Where: Vancouver

Summer in the Square
Admission: Free/When:
Tuesdays & Saturdays (except July 2)/Where: Vancouver

Wesbrook Running Room: Walk and Talk
Admission: Free/When
: Wednesdays/Where: Vancouver

Open Board Game Night
Admission: Free/When:
Fridays/Where: Vancouver

GMS Observatory
Admission:
By donation/When: Saturdays/Where: Vancouver

Panda Market
Admission: Free/When:
April 29 – September 11; Friday – Sunday/Where: Richmond

Zumba at River Market, New Westminster
Admission:
$5/When: July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31/Where: New Westminster

Yaletown Farmers Market
Admission: Free/When:
May 5 – October 27; Thursdays/Where: Vancouver

Shipyards Night Market
Admission: Free/When:
May 6 – September 30; Fridays/Where: North Vancouver

Trout Lake Farmers Market
Admission: Free/When:
May 7 – October 22; Saturdays/Where: Vancouver

Kitsilano Farmers Market
Admission: Free/When:
May 8 – October 23; Sundays/Where: Vancouver

Richmond Night Market
Admission:
$2.75, free for children 10 & under and Seniors 60 & up/When: May 15 – October 12; Friday – Sunday & Stat Holidays/Where: Richmond

West End Farmers Market
Admission: Free/When:
May 28 – October 22/Where: Vancouver

Surrey Night Market

Admission:
$2/When:
June 3 – August 14; Friday, Saturday & Sundays/Where: Surrey

TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival
Admission: Free for some events,
others at cost/When: June 22 – July 3/Where: Vancouver

Yoga Thursdays with Lululemon Park Royal
Admission: Free/When:
June 23 – August 25/Where: West Vancouver

SummerFest
Admission: Free for most events/When:
June 23 – September 4/Where: North Vancouver

Robson Square Summer Dance Series
Admission: Free/When:
June 24 – September 2/Where: Vancouver

Ships to Shore
Admission: Free/When:
June 30 – July 2/Where: Richmond

Golden Spike Days Festival
Admission:
Free/by donation/When: June 30 – July 3/Where: Port Moody

Steve Nash Pop-Up Fitness Classes
Admission: Free/When:
July – September/Where: Metro Vancouver

Canada Day Fun
Admission: Free/When:
July 1/Where: Port Moody

Canada Day Celebration
Admission: Free/When:
July 1/Where: Port Moody

Steveston samon Festival
Admission: Free/When: July 1/Where: Richmond

Canada Day Events at McArthurGlen Vancouver
Admission: Free
, some events at cost/When: July 1/Where: Richmond

Canada Day at the Cannery
Admission: Free/When:
July 1/Where: Richmond

Canada Day at Canada Place
Admission:
Free/When: July 1/Where: Vancouver

Canada Day 2016 on Granville Island
Admission: Free/When:
July 1/Where: Vancouver

Canada Day Run and Celebration
Admission: Free for celebration,
run at cost/When: July 1/Where: Vancouver

Canada Day Weekend at ArtStarts: Exploring Our Multicultural Family Cookbooks
Admission: Free/When:
July 1 – 3/Where: Vancouver

Crab Park Festival
Admission: Free/When:
July 1/Where: Vancouver

Canada Day at VMM
Admission: Free/When:
July 1/Where: Vancouver

Abbotsford Canada Day
Admission: Free
/When: July 1/Where: Abbotsford

MLCA Annual July 1st Parade
Admission: Free/When: July 1/Where: Abbotsford

North Shore Canada Day Parade
Admission: Free/When:
July 1/Where: North Vancouver

North Vancouver Canada Day Celebration
Admission: Free/When:
July 1/Where: North Vancouver

Canada Day Red & White Picnic
Admission: Free/When:
July 1/Where: West Vancouver

Surrey Canada Day
Admission: Free
(Some activities at cost)/When: July 1/Where: Surrey

Canada Day Celebration in Langley
Admission: Free
/When: July 1/Where: Fort Langley

Langley Centennial Museum Canada Day Event
Admission: Free
/When: July 1/Where: Fort Langley

CN Train Station Museum
Admission:
Free/When: July 1/Where: Fort Langley

Fort Langley National Historic Site Canada Day Event
Admission: Free/When:
July 1/Where: Fort Langley

Canada Day Celebration at BC Farm Museum
Admission:
By donation/When: July 1/Where: Fort Langley

The Langley Canada Day JRBQ
Admission: Free/When: July 1/Where: Langley

Canada Day Cake Celebration
Admission: Free/When:
July 1/Where: Langley

Canada Day in Pitt Meadows
Admission: Free/When:
July 1/Where: Pitt Meadows

Canada Day at Queen’s Park
Admission: Free/When:
July 1/Where: New Westminster

New West Multicultural Fest
Admission: Free/When:
July 1/Where: New Westminster

Canada Day at River Market
Admission: Free/When: July 1/Where: New Westminster

Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day
Admission: Free/When:
July 1/Where: Coquitlam

Canada Day Celebration at Chalmers Park
Admission: Free/When:
July 1/Where: North Delta

Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Annual Celebration at Diefenbaker Park
Admission: Free/When:
July 1/Where: Tsawwassen

Canada Day at Kirkland House
Admission: Free/When:
July 1/Where: Delta

Canada Day by the Bay
Admission: Free/When:
July 1/Where: White Rock

Port Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day
Admission:
Free/When: July 1/Where: Port Coquitlam

Canada Day Celebration at Edmonds Plaza & Park
Admission: Free/When:
July 1/Where: Burnaby

Canada Day Concert at Swangard Stadium
Admission: Free
/When: July 1/Where: Burnaby

Canada Day at the Burnaby Village Museum
Admission:
Free/When: July 1/Where: Burnaby

Maple Mural Project for Canada Day at the FCA
Admission: Free/When:
July 1/Where: Vancouver

Concert Series Sundays
Admission: Free/When: July 1 – September 4; Sundays/Where: North Vancouver

Music by the River at the River Market
Admission: Free
/When: July 2 – 31; Fridays & Saturdays/Where: New Westminster

Summer Sessions
Admission: Free/When:
July 2 – August 27; Saturdays/Where: North Vancouver

Port Moody Firefighters 39th Annual Pancake Breakfast
Admission:
By donation/When: July 2 & 3/Where: Port Moody

The CanWest Games
Admission:
$10 (50% off), kids 12 & under are free/When: July 2 & 3/Where: Coquitlam

Arts ToGo
Admission: Free/When:
July 3/Where: New Westminster

Sunday Afternoon Salsa
Admission: Free/When:
July 3 – August 28; Sundays/Where: Vancouver

Open Road Cinema Tour – Lower Mainland
Admission: Free/When:
July 4/Where: Surrey

Seaside Yoga
Admission: Free/When:
July 4 – August 15; Mondays/Where: North Vancouver

Latin Film Night
Admission:
$10 advance per film, $12 at door per film/When: July 5/Where: Vancouver

EVO Summer Cinema Movie
Admission: Free/When: July 5 – August 23; Tuesdays/Where: Vancouver

Suburban Swing
Admission: Free/When:
July 5 – August 30; Tuesdays/Where: Abbotsford

Open Road Cinema Tour – Abbotsford
Admission: Free/When:
July 6/Where: Abbotsford

Gypsy Jazz
Admission:
$12 +GST/When: July 6/Where: Port Moody

Yoga in the Park (Richmond)
Admission: Free/When:
July 6 & 20, August 10 & 24/Where: Richmond

Poetry in the Park
Admission: Free/When:
July 6 – August 31; Wednesdays/Where: New Westminster

Sounds of Summer Music Series
Admission: Free/When:
July 6 – August 31; Wednesdays/Where: Surrey

Starlight Theatre Drive-In Movie Series
Admission: Free/When:
July 6 – August 31; Wednesdays/Where: Richmond

604 Series
Admission: Free/When:
July 6 – August 31; Wednesdays/Where: Vancouver

Music by the River at Pier Park – Ranj Singh
Admission: Free/When:
July 7/Where: New Westminster

Indian Summer Festival
Admission: Free for some events,
some events at cost/When: July 7 -16/Where: Vancouver

Pop-Up Museum in the Park (all ages)
Admission:
By donation/When: July 7 – August 18/Where: New Westminster

Film Night – House of Sand and Fog
Admission:
$5 for 2016 members ($5 membership good until December 2016)/When: July 8/Where: Port Moody

Newton Community Walk
Admission: Free/When:
July 8/Where: Surrey

Stone’s Throw Productions Presents Any Night
Admission:
Pay what you think it’s worth after the show, cash only/When: July 8 – 16/Where: Vancouver

Music at the Cannery
Admission: Free/When:
July 8 – July 29; Fridays/Where: Richmond

Seniors in the Park at Historic Stewart Farm
Admission: Free/When:
July 8 – August 19; Fridays/Where: Surrey

CBC Musical Nooners
Admission: Free/When:
July 8 – August 19; Monday to Friday/Where: Vancouver

Lynn Valley Concerts
Admission: Free/When:
July 8 – August 19; Fridays/Where: North Vancouver

YVR Take-Off Fridays
Admission: Free/When: July 8 – August 26; Fridays/Where: Richmond

Summer Movie Series at Queen’s Park Stadium
Admission: Free/When:
July 8 – August 26; Fridays/Where: New Westminster

Fresh Air Fridays
Admission: Free/When:
July 8 – August 26; Fridays/Where: Abbotsford

Historic Waterfront Tours
Admission: Free/When:
July 8 – August 28; Friday, Saturday & Sundays/Where: North Vancouver

Feel-Good Fridays
Admission: Free/When:
July 8 – September 2; Fridays/Where: North Vancouver

Family Taiko Drumming Workshop
Admission:
$5 Youth (8 – 16 yrs), $10 Adult (17 & older)/When: July 9/Where: Port Moody

Deja Vu Vintage Market
Admission:
$5, children are free/When: July 9/Where: Vancouver

West 4th Avenue Khatsahlano Street Party
Admission: Free/When:
July 9/Where: Vancouver

Rockin’ in the Park
Admission:
Free/When: July 9/Where: Vancouver

Whalley’s Corner Community Festival
Admission: Free/When:
July 9/Where:

Purely Local Summer Market
Admission:
$3, children are free/When: July 9/Where: South Surrey

Carnaval Del Sol
Admission:
Free/When: July 9 & 10/Where: Vancouver

Drive-In Movies at River District
Admission:
$20 a car up to 8 people/When: July 9 – August 6; Saturdays/Where: Vancouver

TD Concerts at the Pier
Admission: Free/When: July 9 – August 20; Saturdays/Where: White Rock

The Sunset Series
Admission: Free/When:
July 10 – August 28; Sundays/Where: Richmond

Westhill Family Pool Party
Admission:
$2/When: July 10/Where: Port Moody

3rd Annual Thai Festival
Admission: Free/When:
July 10/Where: Vancouver

Summer Sundays Concert
Admission: Free/When:
July 10 – September 4; Sundays/Where: Port Moody

Summer Tours of the Historic Orpheum
Admission: Free/When:
July 12 – August 23, days vary see website/Where: Vancouver

Movie Madness
Admission: Free/When:
July 13 – August 10; Wednesdays/Where: Port Moody

Berry Festival at Main St. Station Farmers Market
Admission: Free/When:
July 13/Where: Vancouver

Bastille Day Vancouver
Admission: Free/When:
July 14/Where: Vancouver

Roedde House Presents Jazz Series
Admission:
$15 – Adult, $12 – Senior/Student/When: July 14/Where: Vancouver

Fleetwood Family BBQ
Admission:
Free, hot dog & drink $2/When: July 15/Where: Surrey

Super Volcanoes Premiere
Admission:
$13, $6.50 for members/When: July 15/Where: Vancouver

Cinema in the City – L’arbitro
Admission: Free/When:
July 15/Where: Vancouver

Community Picnic & Youth Show Off
Admission: Free/When:
July 15/Where: Richmond

Aldergrove Fair Days
Admission:
By reasonable donation/When: July 15 – 17/Where: Aldergrove

Vancouver Pro Beach Volleyball Open
Admission: Free/When:
July 15 – 17/Where: Vancouver

2016 Movie Nights in the Plaza
Admission: Free/When: July 15 – August 19; Fridays/Where: North Vancouver

YYoga@YVR
Admission:
 Free for departing travellers to Canadian destinations/When: July 15 – August 26; Fridays/
Where: Richmond

Electrorecycle Presents: Recyclefest 2016
Admission: Free/When:
July 16/Where: Vancouver

Canada’s Parks Day
Admission: Free/When:
July 16/Where: Locations in Metro Vancouver

Family Matinee
Admission: Free/When:
July 16/Where: Surrey

New West Craft
Admission: Free/When:
July 16/Where: New Westminster

Hycroft Family Picnic
Admission:
$12 – non members, $10 – members, children under 18 are free/When: July 17/Where: Vancouver

Kids Day with Will’s Jams at VanDusen Garden
Admission:
$9 – Adult, $7 – Senior, $4 – Child, members are free/When: July 17/Where: Vancouver

Berry Festival at Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
Admission:
Free/When:
July 17/Where: Vancouver

BC Summer Games
Admission: Free/When:
July 21 – 24/Where: Abbotsford

Celebrate the Vancouver Summer Market
Admission: Free/When:
July 21 – 24/Where: Vancouver

Bard in the Valley
Admission: Free/When:
July 21 – 24, 28 – 31/Where: Langley

Music in the Plaza
Admission: Free/When:
July 23/Where: Langley

Ultimate Car Show
Admission: Free/When:
July 23/Where: Coquitlam

Uptown Live! Music Festival
Admission: Free/When:
July 23/Where: New Westminster

Fiji Festival
Admission: Free/When:
July 23/Where:

Our Working Waterfront Tour (19+)
Admission:
By donation (19+)/When: July 23/Where: New Westminster

Surrey Fusion Festival
Admission: Free
/When: July 23 – 24/Where: Surrey

Caribbean Days Festival
Admission: Free/When:
July 23 – 24/Where: North Vancouver

SHOREFEST
Admission: Free/When:
July 23, 27 & 30/Where: Vancouver

Honda Celebration of Light
Admission: Free/When:
July 23, 27 & 30/Where: Vancouver

Cates Park Summer Concerts
Admission: Free/When:
July 23 – August 27; Saturdays/Where: North Vancouver

Sounds of Summer Concert Series – Langley
Admission: Free/When:
July 27/Where: Langley

Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival
Admission: Free for most events,
some at cost/When: July 28 – August 1/Where: Squamish

Free Outdoor Zumba
Admission:
Free/When: July 28, August 11 & 18/Where: New Westminster

Yoga in the Park (New Westminster)
Admission: Free/When:
July 28, August 4, 11 & 18/Where: New Westminster

Family Movie Night
Admission: Free/When:
July 29/Where: Surrey

Family Friday Drop-In
Admission:
By donation/When: July 29/Where: New Westminster

Davie Street Party
Admission: Free/When:
July 29/Where: Vancouver

Central City & SuperChefs
Admission: Free/When:
July 29 & 30/Where: Surrey

White Rock Sea Festival
Admission: Free/When:
July 29 – 31/Where: White Rock

Abbotsford Agrifair
Admission:
$10 one day Student/Senior, $12 one day adult, $15 3 day pass, children 10 years & under free and $2 admission Friday July 29 10 am-2 pm/When: July 29 – 31/Where: Abbotsford

The Harmony Arts Festival
Admission: Free/When:
July 29 – August 7/Where: West Vancouver

Eat Rich Food Truck Festival
Admission: Free/When:
July 30/Where: Richmond

Vancouver Street Dance Festival
Admission: Free/When:
July 30/Where: Vancouver

Tsawwassen Sun Festival
Admission:
Free, some activities may be at cost/When: July 30 – August 1/Where: Tsawwassen

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Admission: Free/When:
July 30 & 31/Where: New Westminster

Brigade Days
Admission:
$7.80 – Adult, $6.55 – Senior, $3.90 – Youth/When: July 30 – August 1/Where: Fort Langley

Powell Street Festival
Admission: Free/When:
July 30 & 31/Where: Vancouver

Mela Gadri Babian Da 2016
Admission: Free/When:
July 31/Where: Surrey

Pride Festival at Sunset Beach
Admission: Free/When:
July 31/Where: Vancouver

38th Annual Pride Parade
Admission: Free/When:
July 31/Where: Vancouver

Jamaica Day Festival
Admission: Free/When:
July 31/Where: Surrey

Tsawwassen Sun Festival presents Drive In Movie
Admission: Free but most reserve one ticket per car/When:
July 31/Where: Tsawwassen

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