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Things to Do in Vancouver – July 2023

June 26, 2023 |
Wendy Underwood
Vancouver Canadians Baseball - Feature Images

July in Vancouver is when we risk sounding like your parents and say, “go outside and play!” And how you interpret “play” is up to you: from playing an instrument to playing ball or performing in a play. Any way you look at it, Vancouver’s summer events and festivals have you covered. Here are our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this July.

Vancouver Canadians Baseball

Canadians Baseball at Nat Bailey Stadium
Through September 3
The sun will be shining, the local craft beer will be flowing, and the hot dogs will be sizzling… it’s time to play ball! Starting the season in June, Vancouver Canadians baseball games at “the Nat” are a quintessential summer experience here in the city. Saturday night games feature fireworks, you can bet on a race between sushi-costumed mascots (like we said, it’s a very Vancouver experience), and there’s always plenty of good cheer to go around.

Theatre Under the Stars, Stanley Park, Vancouver

Theatre Under the Stars
July 6 – August 26
Sunshine and Stanley Park are synonymous with a Vancouver summer. Make the best of balmy evenings by catching a show at Theatre Under The Stars at Malkin Bowl in the park. This season’s production are The Prom, the tale of four Broadway actors with flagging careers who scheme to raise their profile by swooping in on a small town that’s cancelled their high school prom; and Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical, a family friendly, mischievous stage sensation!

Carnaval del Sol
July 7 – 9
Celebrating its 15th year, Carnaval del Sol is the biggest Latin American event in the Pacific Northwest, and we can’t think of many better ways to spend a summer afternoon. On opening night, head to David Lam Park, grab an exclusive Cerveza Carnaval from Granville Island Brewing and bites from La Taqueria, then get down to the Colombian DJs spinning tunes all night. Over the next two days, general admission will give you access to main stage musical performances and dance classes, as well as the beer garden, a food plaza with vendors such as Munchu Picchu, Machete Mexican or Romero’s, and two whole areas dedicated to family-friendly performances and activities.

Vancouver Folk Music Festival
July 14 – 16
After originally cancelling the 2023 event, a change of fortune has seen one of Vancouver’s best loved and longest running music festivals back this summer! The Vancouver Folk Musical Festival down at Jericho Beach returns for its 46th(!) edition, with big names like Calexico, Celeigh Cardinal, Blick Bassy, Tré Burt, and (recent Burrard guests) Tiny Habits, along with BC faves Jill Barber, Jim Byrnes and Rich Hope, among many others.  

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Photo Credits:
Feature Image: Vancouver Canadians Facebook page

Vancouver Canadians: Vancouver Canadians Facebook page
Theatre Under The Stars: TUTS Facebook page
Carnaval del Sol : Carnaval del Sol Facebook page
Vancouver Folk Music Festival : VFMF Instagram account