Five big free events this summer in Vancouver

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As far as free events go, they don’t get much bigger than the West 4th Avenue Khatsahlano Street Party (yes, it’s a mouthful) this Saturday (July 12).

But that’s not the only free-admission gathering worth checking out this summer in Vancouver.

Here’s five other outdoor events that you can attend without paying a cent.


1. Celebration of Light

Stephen Hui

When: July 26 and 30, and August 2.

Where: English Bay.

Highlights: Fireworks displays from teams representing the U.S., France, and Japan.



2. Powell Street Festival

Ed Lau

When: August 1 to 3.

Where: Oppenheimer Park.

Highlights: Japanese Canadian art, historical walking tours, and food.



3. Vancouver Dyke March and Festival


When: August 2.

Where: Grandview Park.

Highlights: March starting at McSpadden Park.



4. Veg Fest Vancouver

Stephen Hui

When: July 26.

Where: Granville Street, between Dunsmuir Street and Smithe Street.

Highlights: Vegan food vendors and animal rights organizations.



5. Waterfront Cinema

Courtesy Scotiabank

When: July 17, 24, and 31, and August 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Where: Canada Place.

Highlights: Movies such Ghostbusters, The Notebook, and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.


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