Canada Day entertainment lines up across the region in this week’s picks
Together: Crowds will descend upon Canada Place on for the 2nd Canada Together, an all day party “Weaving together the fabric of a nation,” planned collaboratively with representatives from the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations with entertainment and performances throughout the day featuring headliners Tegan and Sara, The Fugitives, Spakwus Slolem (Eagle Song Dancers), Pat Chessell, Murray Porter, and Tsleil-Waututh Warriors, and more
Surrey: Experience Western Canada’s largest July 1 event, Surrey Canada Day at Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre in Cloverdale from 10am to 10:30pm with family entertainment and fun, headlined by Broken Social Scene and a Fireworks finale
Salmon: 75 years of tradition returns with the Steveston Salmon Festival, and Canada Day Parade, taking place from Britannia Shipyards to Steveston Village with entertainment, performances, family fun, the traditional salmon bake and late evening fireworks.
Talking: The 22nd annual Talking Stick Festival 2023: Summer Reverb, continues until July 2nd, honouring National Indigenous History Month, continues at diverse locations within the city of Vancouver
Roll: Tonight, June 28th, Rogers Arena echoes with the sounds of the Nickleback Get Rollin’ Tour on stage supported by Brantley Gilbert and John Ross.
Carole: Until August 6th, you’ll ‘Feel the Earth Move’ and more as you hear some of pop’s greatest hits and the story of Carole King in The Arts Club presents Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.
Rock: The Arts Club Granville Island Stage welcomes Million Dollar Quartet giving audiences a peak into the famed jam session that brought together rock and roll legends Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins
Yaletown: Every Wednesday to Friday Lunchtime (12:15-2pm) & After Work (5:30-7:30pm) until June 30, Let’s Hear It For Yaletown! brings FREE LIVE Jazz Music and Swing Dancing to Bill Curtis Square (behind Yaletown-Roundhouse Station)
Jazz: The 38th Vancouver International Jazz Festival, continues on stages around the city until Sunday, July 2, with a selection of 140+ free and ticketed performances.
Laughs: The Improv Centre on Granville Island has a new family-friendly summer show – Tall Tales: The Quest Is Up To You!, running Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm from June 30 to August 19.
Amusement: Scream and shout and get twisted all about as you take in the thrilling rides, food and fun at Playland, opening Wednesday through Sunday starting July 1
Market: A kaleidoscope of colours, fantastical characters, and mouth-watering international foods combine at the 2023 Richmond Night Market, North America’s largest event of its kind runs weekends until October 9, 2023
Shipyard: Across the lower mainland, the 2023 Shipyards Night Market runs Friday nights until September 15th at the Shipyards in North Vancouver.