Free & Cheap Outdoor Movies in Langley this July and August Summer 2017

Film Projector

Movies under the stars are a hot summer activity in Metro Vancouver.  This summer, there are even more outdoor movie events in and around Metro Vancouver.  We’ve found a list of the outdoor movies happening in Langley that are all free or very inexpensive to attend.  Just be sure to visit the event page for specific details.

Below is the movie schedule for summer 2017 in Langley:

Friday, July 7 at dusk at Douglas Park – La La Land

Saturday, July 22 at dusk at Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery – Honey I Shrunk the Kids

Friday, August 11 at dusk at Willoughby Community Park – Movie to be Announced

Friday, August 18 at dusk at Douglas Park – Moana

Saturday, August 12 at dusk at Al Anderson Memorial Pool – Jaws (Drive-In Movie Theatre)

Saturday, August 19 at dusk at Aldergrove Athletic Field – The Lego Batman Movie

For more information, please visit the links for the event.

Comment below with your favourite outdoor movie theatre event in Metro Vancouver.  We’d love to hear from you!

If you’d like to be the first to know all of the latest deals and free & cheap events, sign-up by email, RSS feed, or follow Penny Lavish on Twitter and Facebook.

Free Concert Series at Lynn Valley Village in North Vancouver this Summer 2017 from July 7 – August 25

Guitar Playing Outside

Live and local concerts are not only a popular event in Metro Vancouver, but are a popular event in North Vancouver.  Another free concert series is happening at Lynn Valley Village every Friday in July and August.

From Friday, July 7 until Friday, August 25, free concerts will be happening every Friday night from 6 pm-8 pm.  The concert series will run over eight weeks and will be held at Lynn Valley Village.  The Lynn Valley Concerts will feature eight different bands that range in a variety of music genres from Disco Funk to Latin Dance to Motown and much more!

It is recommended that you arrive early to get a great seat.  Make sure to bring a chair or a blanket to sit on.  If you come early, you can enjoy some of the local shops and restaurants nearby.  This is sure to be a great event that will get you moving!

Below is the summer 2017 Lynn Valley Concerts Schedule:

Friday, July 7 – Mazacote (Latin Dance)

Friday, July 14 – Smith and Jones (CCR/Classic Rock)

Friday, July 21Terminal Station (Blues/Rock)

Friday, July 28 Platform Soul (Disco Funk)

Friday, August 4 – VOC Sweet Soul Gospel Choir (Motown)

Friday, August 11 – Gary Comeau and the Voodoo Allstars (New Orleans Roots and Blues)

Friday, August 18 – Adam Woodall Band (Folk Rock)

Friday, August 25 West of Memphis (Country Rock)

If you’d like more information, visit the Vancouver’s North Shore website or follow them on Facebook for any schedule changes due to rain.

Please comment below about your favourite free concert series in Metro Vancouver.  We’d love to hear from you!

If you’d like to be the first to know all of the latest deals and free & cheap events in Metro Vancouver, subscribe to our blog by email, RSS feed, or follow Penny Lavish on Facebook or Twitter.

What: Lynn Valley Concerts
1277 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver, BC at Lynn Valley Village
Admission: Free
When: July 7 – August 25; Fridays from 6 pm-8 pm

CBC Musical Nooners Free Weekday Concerts in Downtown Vancouver Return for Another Year from July 7 – August 25 2017

Outdoor Music Concert

Back for its eighth year, CBC Musical Nooners returns this summer.  The highly popular event features free concerts for six weeks. 

CBC Musical Nooners will begin Friday, July 7 and will run every weekday until August 25.  That’s right, free live concerts happen Monday to Friday in Downtown Vancouver from 12 pm- 1 pm at the CBC Vancouver Outdoor Stage.  The concerts will feature a variety of music genres by talented musicians and artists.   So if you live, work or play Downtown Vancouver this summer, be sure to check out the free CBC Musical Nooners concerts!

Please note: The Below schedule may change or be cancelled, so please follow @CBCVancouver on Twitter (#musicalnooners).  

Below is the summer 2017 CBC Musical Nooners concert schedule:

Friday, July 7 – OPENING DAY 

Fake Shark – 12:00pm – 12:30pm 
Said The Whale – 12:45pm – 1:45pm

With hits like “Cheap Thrills” and “Heart 2 Heart”, synthy art-pop artists Fake Shark will kick off Musical Nooners. Get ready to move to their punky, funky, and toe tapping jams.

Then move your senses over to Juno award winning indie rock, feel good band, Said the Whale.  Their new album “As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide” has given us the top twenty hit “I Will Follow You”. This afternoon of hit music is not to be missed!
Genres: Indie, Alt pop

Monday, July 10
Murray Porter
Few performers can command the stage with such authority as Murray Porter. His blues-fuelled songs and piano playing will leave you dazzled.
Genres: Blues

Tuesday,  July 11
Buckman Coe
Nothing gets the summer spirit into gear more than songs about paradise and peace. Escape to your fantasy island as this soul, reggae, and Americana inspired artist, brings his worldly beats to our stage.
Genres: Reggae, Soul, Americana

Wednesday, July 12
Jon and Roy
This folk rock, reggae band wows our stage with their powerful melodies and vocals. Their new album “The Road Ahead is Golden” will certainly put you in a golden mood!
Genres: Folk rock, reggae

Thursday, July 13

This Haitian-born artist brings his life experience and culture to the stage with expert drum, guitar and saxophone skills that make his sound distinctive. *In partnership with the Vancouver Folk Music Festival​
Genres: Afro beats, reggae, rock

Friday, July 14
Melisande combine catchy electro-pop sounds with traditional francophone songs and fresh electronic beats. This dynamic duo will bring the party to our stage.  *In partnership with the Vancouver Folk Music Festival​​
Genres: Electronic, Pop

Monday, July 17
Old Soul Rebel
This break-through band will rock your soul, with a blend of retro inspired jams. Formed in 2015 this group brings a fresh take on old school rock n’ roll with a little spice of soul.
Genres: Rock n’ roll, Soul

Tuesday, July 18
Khari Wendell McClelland

Born in Detroit, McClelland is a member of the admired Vancouver gospel trio The Sojourners. A mix of emotion and danceable music gives this artist his likeable sound. From deep soul and gospel energy, be amazed by Khari’s powerful vocals.
Genres: Folk, Adult Contemporary, Soul

Wednesday, July 19
Desiree Dawson
2016 Winner CBC’s Searchlight Competition is just one of the many accolades that Desiree has received. She graces our stage with her folk indie soul sound – don’t miss this rising star.
Genres: Indie Soul, Singer-Songwriter

Thursday, July 20
Led by Quinn Bachand, Brishen brings together a fascinating range of musical history that reinvents the nostalgic music of gypsy jazz, swing and pop.
Genres: Gypsy Jazz

Friday, July 21 
Juno award winning Tom Landa brings this group to life with sounds from Columbia, African Sukous, Mexican Marimba Music, Venezuelan Joropo and Brazilian Forro Music. Get ready to salsa your way through this hour of music! *In partnership with Surrey Fusion Festival
Genres: Mexican Folk, Cuban, Latin Soul

Monday, July 24
Paul Lambert
Paul released his first solo album this year, “Sweet Relief”. Classic rock, folk, and pop vocal harmonies are all elements that bring a fresh sound for this artist.
Genres: Rock, folk, pop

Tuesday, July 25 
Cassandra Maze
This emerging artist released her first album “Wait” earlier this year. Cassandra brings an upbeat and high energy pop sound that will have you dancing.
Genres: Alternative, Pop

Wednesday, July 26 
Raquel Cole
Raquel Cole brings song-writing skills and compelling vocals to our stage for an hour of country music that will have you moving! CBC Music named Cole one of “25 Canadian Musicians Under 25 you need to know”.
Genres: Country, folk

Thursday, July 27
The Long War – 2017 Searchlight Winner
The Long War’s winning song “Breathe in Breathe Out” wowed the CBC Searchlight team this year. Check out this Vancouver based Canadian Folk rock band and hear what impressed the judges.
Genres: Indie Rock

Friday, July 28 
The Velveteins
Hailing from Edmonton, Alberta, this indie rock band is currently in the midst of their West Coast tour. With influences from 60’s British pop, The Velveteins bring a retro vibe to the Indie genre.
Genres: Indie Rock

Monday, July 31 
The Ruffled Feathers
This band brings their “chamber-pop” style to our nooners stage. With the sounds of ukuleles, guitar, piano, violin, trumpet and horn, a full orchestra and vocal harmonies is sure to get you moving.
Genres: Chamber, Pop

Tuesday, August 1
Steph Cameron​
With a newly released second album, the Saskatoon singer-songwriter brings her unique folk vocals to Vancouver. With one guitar and one voice, enjoy the storytelling of Cameron’s lyrics.
Genres: Singer-songwriter

Wednesday, August 2 – KIDS DAY
Bring your kids for this special activity-filled day – from noon to 2pm!

Will Stroet from CBC Kids 
Concert – 12pm – 1pm
Activities – 12pm – 2pm 

Children’s performer Will Stroet of Will’s Jams from CBC Kids will be on stage to delight young fans and their parents alike. Guests can mingle with mascots Scout from CBC Kids’ and Parka from Parks Canada, make creations at the craft centre and participate in an adventurous scavenger hunt.
Genre: Children’s Music

Thursday, August 3
With power-house vocals Missy Quincy and her quartet bring a twangy vibe that will have you stompin’ to their soulful country rock beat.
Genres: Country, Blues, Rock

Friday, August 4
Warren Dean Flandez

Juno nominated Warren Dean Flandez  brings his wide vocal range and gospel soul sound to our
Genres: R&B, soul, Christian, gospel

Monday, August 7 – B.C. Day – No concert

Tuesday, August 8
Emily Chambers
With a soulful west coast vibe, you’ll enjoy her Emily’s powerful voice and upbeat jams.
Genres: R&B, Soul, Songwriter

Wednesday, August 9
David Sinclair & Keith Bennett
These two veterans of the music scene bring their winning duo of harmonica and guitar for a great mix of blues, gypsy jazz and pop.
Genres: Blues, Gypsy Jazz, Pop

Thursday, August 10
Sister Speak

Sister Speak authentically convey the raw vulnerability of universal principles and the transformative power of love through their pensive blend of acoustic, blues and world pop.
Genres: Blues, World Pop

Friday, August 11
Jesse Roper
With a blues sound rooted in soul, rock and country funk, you’ll be amazed at Jesse Roper’s charisma and versatility.
Genres: Canadian Blues, Rock,

Monday, August 14
Mainstreet Muze featuring Babe Gurr
Pooling together their unique musical talent, Brae (Babe Gurr), Steve Hilliam and Adam Popowitz blend together to create their roots, blues, and rock sound.
Genres: Roots, Blues, Rock

Tuesday, August 15
Aché Brasil
Touring performance group Ache Brasil combines, dance, acrobatics and music to create a unique entertainment experience for everyone.  Prepare to be amazed!
Genre: World

Wednesday, August 16
​Mazacote bring sounds from Cuba, Columbia, and Puerto Rico to create their upbeat sound. Bring your dancing shoes for this hour of high-energy music!
Genres: Latin, Dance

Thursday, August 17
Wooden Horsemen
Inspired by the rhythms of Latin America and Africa, this folk band aims to get people dancing, incorporating blues and Americana notes into their music mix.
Genres: Latin, Folk

Friday, August 18
Vancouver-based Derrival formed in 2009 with two high school bands joining forces. Since then this
5 piece band has given developed a unique indie-rock sound and won a highly coveted top prize for the Peak Performance Project in 2014.
Genres: Indie-rock

Monday, August 21
Leah Barley
Hailing from Saskatchewan, this bluesy folk singer has made a name for herself touring all over Canada. Now calling Vancouver home, she continues to tour all over B.C
Genre: Blues, Folk, Singer-songwriter

Tuesday, August 22
Dave Bawa
Get moving to this upbeat fusion artist, Dave Bawa. This home-grown artist from Victoria, BC has accolades from around the world. With influences from hip-hop, R & B, soul, and funk, Bawa’s music has little something for everyone.
Genre: Fusion, World

Wednesday, August 23
The ultimate definition of “twinning”, this singer-songwriter duo and twins, Alanna and Brianne Finn-Morris hit our stage. Since the age of twelve they have be playing shows throughout B.C., the now 19 year old girls are up and coming stars.
Genre: Singer-songwriter

Thursday, August 24
Roy Forbes

A voice you never forget, Roy Forbes sings folk music with conviction and authority. This classic Canadian Folk artist is not one to be missed.
Genre: Singer-Songwriter

Friday, August 25
​Coco Jafro
Urban Artists of the year and 2016 CBC Searchlight finalists, this band packs a punch on the urban music scene. With the sounds of R&B, funk, soul, jazz, and afro-beats, this fusion and bold sound is the perfect way to end our Musical Nooners summer concert series.
Genres: Funk, World Fusion

In case of any updates or changes to the schedule due to weather, follow @CBCVancouver on Twitter (#musicalnooners).  Be sure to visit the CBC website for more information.

Before you go, please comment below and share your favourite free outdoor concert event in Metro Vancouver!  We’d love to he from you!

If you’d like to stay up to date with all of the latest free & cheap events and deals in Metro Vancouver, subscribe to our blog by email, RSS feed, or follow Penny Lavish on Twitter and Facebook.

Admission: Free
When: Friday, July 7 – Friday, August 25 from 12 pm-1 pm, Monday – Friday
Where: 700 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC at CBC Vancouver Outdoor Stage (between West Georgia and Robson)

Free Outdoor Concert Series in Deep Cove, North Vancouver, Every Friday from July 7 – August 4 2017

Outdoor Music

Live and local concerts are a popular event in Metro Vancouver every summer.  North Vancouver is brining you free outdoor live concerts for five weeks this summer.

From Friday, July 7 until Friday, August 4, free concerts will be held every Friday night at the scenic Panorama Park in Deep Cove, North Vancouver.  The concert series will run over five Fridays and will be held from 7 pm-9 pm.  The weekly performances will feature five different bands.  The genres of music vary from rock to reggae to classic Motown to blues.  There’s something for everybody’s music taste that will get you moving!

The event is family-friendly and it is recommended that you bring a chair or a blanket to sit on to enjoy the music from the comfort of your seat.  Be sure to arrive early as well, so you can get a good seat and it will also give you some time to enjoy some of the shops in the Cove.

Please note, concerts may be cancelled due to rain.

Below is the summer 2017 Deep Cove Concerts Schedule:

Friday, July 7 – Hot Lucy (Rock)

Friday, July 14 – R&B Conspiracy (Classic Rhythm & Blues)

Friday, July 21 – Mostly Marley (Reggae)

Friday, July 28 The Dynamics (Classic Motown)

Friday, August 4 – Nigel Mack & The Blues Attack (Blues/Rock)

If you’d like more information, visit the Vancouver’s North Shore website.

Please comment below about your favourite free concert series in Metro Vancouver.  We’d love to hear from you!

If you’d like to be the first to know all of the latest deals and free & cheap events in Metro Vancouver, subscribe to our blog by email, RSS feed, or follow Penny Lavish on Facebook and Twitter.

What: Deep Cove Concerts
Panorama Park, North Vancouver, BC
Admission: Free
When: July 7 – August 4; Fridays from 7 pm-9 pm

Free Public Swimming at Every City Outdoor Swimming Pool in Surrey this Summer 2017

Outdoor Swimming Pool

Cool down for free this summer!  The City of Surrey is offering free public swimming at all eight of their outdoor pools all summer long.

From July 1 until September 4, you can swim at one of the eight outdoor pools in Surrey during public swim hours.  Schedules will vary pool by pool, so it is recommended that you check your nearest pool schedule by visiting the Tide’s Out website swim schedule page.  On a warm summer’s day, this is the perfect way to cool off for locals.

Below are the outdoor pools open for free in Surrey this summer 2017:

Bear Creek Outdoor Pool13820 88 Avenue, North Surrey

Greenaway Outdoor Pool17901 60 Avenue, Cloverdale

Sunnyside Outdoor Pool15455 26 Avenue, South Surrey

Hjorth Road Outdoor Pool10277 148 Street, Guildford

Holly Outdoor Pool10662 148 Street, Guildford

Kwantlen Outdoor Pool – 13035 104 Avenue, North Surrey

Port Kells Outdoor Pool – 19340 88 Avenue, Guildford

Unwin Outdoor Pool6845 133 Street, Newton

For more information, please visit the City of Surrey website.

Please comment below and share your favourite outdoor pool in Metro Vancouver.  We’d love to hear from you!

If you’d like to be the first to know all of the latest deals and free & cheap events in Metro Vancouver, subscribe to our blog by e-mail, RSS feed, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

What: Free Outdoor Swimming Pools in Surrey
When: July 1 –  September 4, 2016, public swim hours vary by pool
Where: All of Surrey’s Outdoor Pools

Free Bollywood Aerobics Classes this Summer for the Month of July 2017 in Surrey

Fitness Dancing

Surrey is offering a fun-filled free workout class this July.  Enjoy free Bollywood aerobics classes this summer.

Every Thursday in July, there will be Bollywood aerobics classes happening at the Old Grosvenor Road School Site.  From 5:30 pm-6:50 pm, you can join in on a free cardio workout that combines Indian dance moves with muscle strengthening to Bollywood music.

It is recommended that you wear runners, comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.  If you’re looking to switch out your workout routine, try something new or just looking for a free Bollywood aerobics class, then this is definitely a class to go to!  You’ll be working out without even knowing it and I can’t think of a better way to do it, outdoors on a beautiful summer night.

In the event of rain, the class will be cancelled that day.  For more information, please visit the City of Surrey website.

Please comment below and share your favourite free fitness program in the summer.  We’d love to hear from you!

If you’d like to be the first to know all of the latest deals and free & cheap events in Metro Vancouver, subscribe to our blog by e-mail, RSS feed, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

What: Bollywood Aerobics Classes
When: July 6 – July 27 on Thursdays from 5:30 pm-6:50 pm
Where: 13601 Grosvenor Rd., Surrey, BC at Old Grosvenor Road School Site

Free Live Concerts at the Sounds of Summer Music Series at City of Surrey Parks from June 28 – August 30 2017

Dart Hill Garden Park

Free concerts in the park are back for another year in the City of Surrey this summer.  That’s right, the Sounds of Summer Music Series is back.

Enjoy free outdoor live performances every Wednesday from June 28 – August 30.  The free concerts will begin at 6:30 pm and go until 8 pm each evening.  As an extra bonus this year, they’ve added three daytime performances from 1:00 pm-2:30 pm on Wednesday July 12 & 19 and August 23.  Each week, the concerts will be held at different parks around the City of Surrey.  Just make sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating to sit back and relax in these beautiful settings.

The music series will run over a total of ten weeks and will feature thirteen different bands.  Each live performance will be a different genre of music from around the world.  The genres will be everything from bluegrass to folk rock to Chinese Fusion to Caribbean Fusion to Indian & Pakistani Sitar & Tabla and so much more.

This year will also include a special celebration for Canada’s 150th Birthday.  On opening night and the grand finale night, there will be Canada 150 celebrations.

Please note, all pets must be on a leash and some gardens do not permit pets, except service dogs.

If you haven’t visited the parks listed in the Sounds of Summer Music Series schedule, I highly recommend clicking on the links in the schedule to view pictures of these parks.  These parks are beautiful and look to be the same parks in famous pictures and movies.  With a beautiful backdrop and a free night of music, this event should be on every locals summer bucket list!

To see the summer 2017 Sounds of Summer Music Series schedule, visit the City of Surrey website.

Be sure to visit the Sounds of Summer Music Series Website for more information on venues, locations and any schedule changes.

Please comment below about your favourite park in the City of Surrey.  We’d love to hear from you!

If you’d like to be the first to know all of the latest deals and free & cheap events in Metro Vancouver, subscribe to our blog by email, RSS feed, or follow Penny Lavish on Facebook or Twitter.

What: Sounds of Summer Music Series
Various Parks across the City of Surrey
Admission: Free
When: June 28 – August 30; Wednesdays from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm and Wednesday July 12, 19 & August 23 will have additional performances from 1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Free Canada Day Celebration at Canada Place in Vancouver for Canada’s 150th Birthday

Nighttime fireworks

Canada’s 150th birthday is almost here and you can celebrate this year at the largest Canada Day celebration outside our nation’s capital in Vancouver at Canada Place.

The Canada Day celebration at Canada Place is a two day event happening on July 1 and July 2.  On Saturday, July 1, the festivities will take place from 9:45 am-10:50 pm and will include live performances, youth zone, Canadian Forces zone, Canada150 zone, kids zone, North Point Lounge serving beer and wine, fireworks and so much more.  Some of the performers that will be at the event include Sam Roberts, FEFE, Emerson Drive, Hey Ocean!, Dragonette, Madeline Merlo, The Matinee, and many more. 

On Sunday, July 2, some of the festivities that will take place will be a Canada150 parade, a pancake breakfast, live performances, Canada150 zone, and so much more. 

The event admission is free to attend.  With such a great lineup of events and performances, this event is sure to be a memorable experience for Canada’s 150th birthday.  For more information and full details of this event, visit the Canada Day at Canada Place website

Admission: Free
When: July 1 from 9:45 am-10:50 pm and July 2 from 8:30 am-6:30 pm
Where: 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC at Canada Place and Jack Poole Plaza

If you’d like to stay up to date with all of the latest free events and deals in Metro Vancouver, please sign-up by email or RSS feed or follow us on Twitter and Facebook

Happy Canada Day! 

Surrey Canada Day’s Free Event for Canada’s 150th Birthday

Canada Day Flag

Celebrate Canada Day this year at one of the largest celebrations in the country.  The Surrey Canada Day event is back for another year and it brings a lot of fun and free activities throughout the day.

On July 1 from 10 am-11 pm, Surrey will be hosting it’s annual celebrations at Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre.  The event this year will feature food trucks, fireworks, games land, kids world, an age-friendly activity tent, rides, zipline, Science World and so much more for every age.  There will also be a Canada 150 zone which will feature Canadian-themed activities and crafts, local performances by First Nations performers, hoop dancers, French-Canadian artists and more.

The Surrey Canada Day event will also feature a huge number of performances that will include, Hedley, along with Magic!, Chilliwack, Sway, DJ Flipout, Good for Grapes, One More Girl, Marie Hui, One More Girl, The Big Shiny Band, Aché Brasil, an Indigenous Showcase, Shiamak’s Vancouver Dance Team, RupLoops, Vancity Bhangra, Best Night Ever, Music with Marnie, Matt Henry, Sam the Astronaut, Blink Acro, and Cedar Hills Caledonian Pipe Band.

This is a free event to attend, but some activities and all food & drinks are at cost.  For more information and full details of the event, visit the Surrey Canada Day 2017 website.

Admission: Free
When: July 1 from 10 am-11 pm
Where: corner of 176 St. and 64 Ave., Surrey, BC at Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre

If you’d like to stay up to date with all of the latest free events and deals in Metro Vancouver, please sign-up by email or RSS feed or follow us on Twitter and Facebook

Happy Canada Day! 

North Vancouver Free Canada Day Celebrations at Waterfront Park

As Canada’s 150th birthday quickly approaches, The Rotary Club of Lions Gate has planned an exciting family-friendly event to celebrate in North Vancouver.

The North Vancouver Canada Day Celebration is an all ages, free event.  The event takes place on Friday, July 1 from 12 pm-4 pm at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver.  At the event, there will be food trucks, live entertainment, and activities for all ages.  The event will celebrate moments through Canadian history, embracing Canada’s identity as a land of equality, inclusion and opportunity.

As an extra bonus for this years big birthday, there will also be a special evening event that runs from 6:30 pm-10:30 pm.  The night event will include a free live concert in the park, food trucks, a beer & wine garden featuring Red Truck Brewing and Wines from Baillie- Grohman, and fireworks.


North Vancouver Canada Day Celebration Poster

Admission: Free
When: July 1 from 12 pm-4 pm and from 6:30 pm-10:30 pm
Where: 200 block of Esplanade, North Vancouver, BC at Waterfront Park

For more information visit the North Vancouver Canada Day Celebration website. 

If you’d like to stay up to date with all of the latest free events and deals in Metro Vancouver, please sign-up by email or RSS feed or follow us on Twitter and Facebook

Happy Canada Day!  Enjoy the celebrations!