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.

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What: Sounds of Summer Music Series
Where: 
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 Drive-In Movie Theatre at Lansdowne Centre in Richmond BC this Summer from July 5 – August 30 2017

Movie Theatre Popcorn

Back for another year is the ever so popular Starlight Theatre Drive-In Series.  It’s a blast from the past as this series offers free movies from the comfort of your car and it’s all happening in Richmond.

Every Wednesday at dusk from July 5 – August 30, you can enjoy the free drive-in movie theatre at Lansdown Centre in Richmond.  The Starlight Theatre Drive-In Movie Series will hold 200 cars each night, but also offers pedestrians a front row seat to the movies.  Parking and seating is on a first come, first served basis.  If you end up being too early though, Lansdowne Centre restaurants will be offering dinner and drink specials before the show.  As an extra bonus this year, if you RSVP to the event on the Lansdowne Centre Facebook event page, you will be entered to win a $25 gift card for a Lansdowne Centre restaurant of your choice.

The movies will begin at sunset on a huge screen.  Each night they’ll feature different movie genres from kid movies to big kid movies.  Audio for the movie will be broadcasted over FM radio.  This will make the experience more true to olden days!  So pick out a day and/or a movie to go to, because this is a once in a lifetime experience that you can enjoy all for free!

Below is the summer 2017 movie schedule:

Wednesday, July 5 at dusk – Top Gun

Wednesday, July 12 at dusk – Beauty & the Beast (live action)

Wednesday, July 19 at dusk – Sing

Wednesday, July 26 at dusk – Jurassic Park I

Wednesday, August 2 at dusk – La La Land

Wednesday, August 9 at dusk – 10 Things I Hate About You

Wednesday, August 16 at dusk – Rocky

Wednesday, August 23 at dusk – Moana

Wednesday, August 30 at dusk – Grease

For more information, visit the Lansdowne Centre Starlight Drive-In Movie Series website.  Follow Lansdowne Centre on Facebook to be in the loop of any updates or schedule changes due to weather.

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Admission: Free
When: Wednesday nights at dusk from July 5 – August 30
Where: 5300 No.3 Road, Richmond, BC at Lansdowne Centre

Free Outdoor Movie Nights at Stanley Park this Summer, Every Tuesday from July 4 – August 22 2017

Outdoor Movies BC

The popular summer outdoor movie event is back for another year at Stanley Park.  This summer, you can watch free movies under the stars all season long.

Every Tuesday night at dusk from July 4 – August 22, you can catch a movie outdoors.  The EVO Summer Cinema Movie Nights are happening this year at the same location at Ceperley Meadows/2nd Beach at Stanley Park in Vancouver BC.  The event is weather permitting, so be sure to visit the Outdoor Movies BC Facebook Page for any updates.

Each Tuesday night will feature a different movies that every age can enjoy.  The movies are displayed on a massive four-storey inflatable screen.  Seating is first come, first serve and you are advised to bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on.  You can also reserve a Topshop Canada VIP Gold Circle seat at cost.  Showing up early also has many other benefits other than just getting a good seat.  If you’re there early, you’ll be able to partake in games, prizes and giveaways!

The event will also have food options on site for you to order at cost.  There will be many food trucks each Tuesday night, as well as, you can order food from local restaurants to be delivered to your seat at the show.  For more information on food options, visit the Outdoor Movies BC Facebook page.

At the event, there will be a free bike concierge service while you enjoy the flick, provided by The Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST) Bike Valet.  There will also be free Evo parking for Evo Car Share members along North Lagoon Drive near the event site, just look for the signs.

This is a family-friendly event though, so alcohol and smoking on site is not permitted.

This is a highly anticipated event and a summer event favourite, so be sure to check it out sometime this season!

Below is the movie schedule for summer 2017:

Tuesday, July 4 at dusk – The Lego Batman Movie

Tuesday, July 11 at dusk – The Goonies

Tuesday, July 18 at dusk – Toy Story

Tuesday, July 25 at dusk – National Lampoon’s Vacation

Tuesday, August 1 at dusk – Beauty and the Beast – Sing-A-Long

Tuesday, August 8 at dusk – Jaws

Tuesday, August 15 at dusk – Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets

Tuesday, August 22 at dusk – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

For more information, visit the EVO Summer Cinema website page or go to the Fresh Air Cinema Facebook Page to follow updates/schedule changes for this event.

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Admission: Free
When: Tuesday nights from July 4 – August 22 at dusk
Where: Ceperley Meadow/2nd Beach in between the water and Stanley Park Drive, Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC

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

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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

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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. 

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Free Ice Cream Sandwhiches on Saturday June 3 for the Grand Opening of 720 Sweets Kingsway Vancouver

 

Another sweet treat offer for free is happening this weekend.  This time it’s ice cream sandwiches.  And with sunny weather in the forecast, the timing is perfect!

On Saturday, June 3, 720 Sweets Kingsway will be offering free sandwiches for the grand opening of this new store location.  Beginning at 3pm, they will be giving away the ice cream sandwiches for the first 100 customers that show them that they have either done one of the following:

  1. Followed them on Instagram (@720sweets) and made an Instagram post about our ice cream sandwiches/grand opening
  2. OR have “Liked” them on Facebook and have checked-in to our store

I’d say that’s a pretty easy way to get a tasty treat on a nice spring day!

For more information about this event, visit the 720 Sweets Facebook event page.

What: Grand Opening of 720 Sweets Kingsway – Free ice cream sandwich for first 100 customers
Where: 2675 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC
Price: Free
When: Saturday, June 3, 2017 beginning at 3 pm

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Please note, the picture above is not an ice cream sandwich from 720 Sweets.

Free Outdoor Yoga Classes in Vancouver at Kits Beach and Main Street this Summer 2017

Outdoor Yoga

Summer is in the air and it brings free events and activities all summer long in Metro Vancouver.  The largest free outdoor yoga program in Western Canada is beginning tomorrow and best of all, it’s in our backyard!

This program is run by the generous people at Mat Collective.  From June 1 until August 31, they’ll be offering free outdoor yoga classes all week long.  Each class is scheduled at different times of the week, but they offer a total of 15 outdoor classes, so there’s lots of time to soak in the sun, quite literally, ha!  Classes are held at two locations in Vancouver, including, Kits Beach and Main Street.

They offer a class for everyone, whether you’re a beginner or an expert in your yoga practice.  Some of the different yoga classes they offer are, Kundalini, Hatha, Power Hatha, Hatha Flow, Flow, and more.  With this many options, you’re sure to find a great class to enjoy this summer.  And if you can’t make the classes this summer, they run free classes indoor all year long. 

For more information, please visit the Mat Collective website or view the yoga class schedule.

 

What: Mat Collective Summer Outdoor Yoga
Admission:
 Free
When: June 1 – August 31, Monday to Sunday
Where: Kitsilano Beach at 1015 Maple St, Vancouver, BC and Main Street location at  95 E 32nd Ave, Vancouver, BC

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Free Doughnut at Krispy Kreme on Friday, June 2 2017 in Delta, BC

Doughnuts

Whether you’re a doughnut lover or not, Krispy Kreme will sure make you be one once you try their delicious doughnuts.  And now you can try or have one of their doughnuts for free this week!

On Friday, June 2 from 5:30 am-11:00 pm, Krispy Kreme locations are celebrating National Doughnut Day in Canada and the United States.  Luckily, we have a Krispy Kreme location in the Lower Mainland, located in Delta on Scott Road.  Each person will receive one free doughnut of their choice.  There’s lots of mouth-watering doughnuts to choose from, including the original glazed.

Please note, this offer is valid while supplies, I mean, doughnuts last.  The doughnuts pictured above may not be available at Krispy Kreme at this time.

 

 

For more information, visit the Krispy Kreme website.

What: National Doughnut Day – Free Doughnut
Where: 7153 120 St, Delta, BC at Krispy Kreme
Price: Free
When: Friday, June 2, 2017 from 5:30 am-11:00 pm

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Free Outdoor Dancing in Downtown Vancouver this Summer 2017

dancing

It’s time to put on your dancing shoes this summer, because a new free dancing event has hit the streets of downtown Vancouver this Summer.  Dance in Transit has already begun offering free dancing.

From May 20 until September 2, free dancing will be held at four different locations on the weekends.  These locations include, Robson Square, Jim Deva Plaza, Queen Elizabeth Plaza, and Plaza of Nations.  The dance events are offered in many different styles of dance for all levels of dance, so whether you’re a beginner or an experienced dancer, or even a spectator, you’re encouraged to come out and join in on the fun.  The dancing event will include specific dance styles with mini-lessons, demonstrations, performances and social dancing.

Schedules, times, dates, dance styles and venues, so be sure to visit the Dance in Transit website for the most updated schedule.

What: Dance in Transit Dance Event
Where:
Downtown Vancouver at these locations:

  • Robson Square: Below street level on Robson between Howe & Hornby
  • Jim Deva Plaza: Davie Street at Bute by the rainbow crosswalk
  • Queen Elizabeth Plaza: Hamilton at Georgia, in front of the theatre
  • Plaza of Nations: Pacific Blvd by the Edgewater Casino

Admission: Free
When: May 20 – September 2, see dance schedule

Before you go though, please let me know in the comments below about your favourite dance style!

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