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
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
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
When: July 26.
Where: Granville Street, between Dunsmuir Street and Smithe Street.
Highlights: Vegan food vendors and animal rights organizations.
5. Waterfront Cinema
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.