What’s On East Van: July 1st Long Weekend Edition

29 Jun

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Our weekly feature What’s On East Van sets out some cool events for the upcoming week.   Beyond the week, we invite you to check out our Event Listing which is updated daily and features events for the month and beyond.

Adult Nights – Playland – June 29th

Playland Nights continues this Friday Night for the 2nd of 6 evening events for the 19+ crowd.  There will be beverages, alcoholic and non, midway games, rides, DJs spinning tunes with a definite party theme. New this year is also a burlesque show and the opportunity to test your lumber Jack/Jill skills with axe-throwing which we understand there’s an extra charge to participate in.   Tickets are $31 in advance or $34 at the gate.

FIFA – The World Cup

FIFA World Cup Soccer continues with a few big games this weekend. Saturday June 30th, France vs. Argentina starts at 10 a.m. followed by Uruguay vs. Portugal at 2 p.m.  Sunday, July 1st kicks off with Spain vs. Russia at 10 a.m. followed by Croatia vs. Denmark at 2 p.m.  Monday, July 2nd Brazil vs. Mexico kick off at 10 a.m. followed by Belgium vs. Japan at 2 p.m. Lots of spots in East Van which we expect will be featuring the games we expect including many of the local breweries as well The Libra Room, Portuguese Club, Boteco Brasil on Nanaimo Street, Joe’s Café, The Vancouver Alpen Club and St. Augustine’s to name a few.

Movies In The Park – McLean Park – June 29th

The Summer Movie Nights are back which are hosted by the Collingwood Community Policing Centre. You are invited to bring your blankets, lawn chairs and snacks to McLean Park.  This is a free event and everyone is invited to attend. Everyone is invited! Movie kicks off at dusk with popcorn of course.  Note, we do expect if it rains, the event will be postponed to a future date.

Canada Day Celebration – Grandview Park – July 1st

You are invited to a Canada Day celebration at Grandview Park this Sunday, July 1st. There will be a host of family friendly activities from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm including live music by the Kara Kata Afrobeat Band, The Drive Street Band & The Carnival Band as well as salsa dancing, Kung Fu demonstration Kick Stand offering bike tune ups.

Canada Day Celebration – Hastings Park – July 1st

You are invited down to Hastings Park, 3096 East Hastings Street for a host of family friendly activities including arts and crafts, carnival games, balloon twisting, face painting, live performances and of course cake.  Fun happens between 11:00 am – 2 pm.

Canada Day Celebration – Sunset Park – July 1st 

Sunset Community Association will be hosting a Canada Day Celebration at Sunset Park at Main and 53rd Avenue from Noon to 4:00 pm. There will be free carnival rides, BBQ and live entertainment.   

Grease Sing-A-Long – Rio Theatre June 29th & June 30th

You’ve got the chills and they’re multiplying. Do you know the words? If so, head down to the Rio Theatre for a 40th anniversary Sing-A-Long to the movie Grease. The original of course. Singing encouraged so is dressing up.  Fun happens at 7:30 pm Friday and Saturday night.

Vancouver International Jazz Festival – Until July 1st

The Vancouver International Jazz Festival is on now until July 1st.  Tangent Café will be playing host to live music this weekend. To see the full line up, check out the Festival Guide.

Live Music, Comedy & Entertainment

The Rio Theatre is showing a couple of documentaries this Canada Day, July 1st. First up is The Tragically Hip ‘Long Time Running’ at 6:00 pm followed by Talking Heads ‘Stop Making Sense’ at 8:30 pm. Also, the Wise Hall is hosting an East Van Canada Party which kicks off at 8:35 pm. Three farmer markets are happening this weekend. Saturday it’s Riley Park (10 am – 2 pm) and Trout Lake (9 am – 2 pm) and Sunday, Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is back at Dude Chilling Park from 10:00 am till 2:00 pm.  To see more of what’s on in East Vancouver, check our Event Listing.

Image Credit: June Hunter

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