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5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (July 18-24)

Your weekly roundup of the top events in the city, including art exhibitions, local theatre, restaurant openings, concerts, film, markets and other to-dos we think you’ll love. If you have a Vancouver event you’d like to submit for consideration, send an email to

Read on for this week’s lineup.

The Cup

1. The Cup

July 23

Dust off your fascinators and bow ties for a day of horseracing, craft cocktails, live music, and tasty eats (including Arc Iberico, Salty’s Lobster Shack and a new risotto pop-up). The event includes eight horse races that you can bet on plus, those really looking to dress up can enter the style competition for a chance to win $10,000.  

When: July 23
Hastings Racecourse
Cost: From $55
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Ha Ha Show

2. The Sasha Ha-Ha Show

July 20

This monthly show hosted by Sasha Mark is a mix of all things comedy. From stand-up to improv, drag to musical numbers, this show is full of top rate comedians and is sure to get you laughing.

When: July 20
Where: The China Cloud 
Cost: $15
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3. Bard-B-Q and Fireworks

July 23

If you haven’t been to Bard on the Beach yet this summer, this weekend is your chance to do it in style: watch A Midsummer Night’s Dream, enjoy a catered meal and then end the night with a private view of some spectacular fireworks.

When: July 23
Where: Sen̓ákw/Vanier Park
Cost: From $99
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4. Create! Arts Festival

July 23-24

Spend the day making art at the Create! Arts Festival. There will be a mix of visual and performing artists hosting workshops, public art activities and art demonstrations. You can expect mosaic work, painting, drawing, ceramics, textiles and storytelling. Plus wine, beer, cider and a bunch of food trucks.

When: July 23-24
Where: Strathcona Park and several Eastside studios
Cost: Varies by workshop
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Flax Home

5. Flax Home Pop-Up

July 18-31

Linen is all the rage when it comes to comfy, breathable and chic sheets, blankets and shams. Flax Home is Canada’s first direct-to-consumer destination of European linen and now you have the chance to check out their wares in person at their Granville Island pop-up. Several other stores will also be showcasing their products at the pop-up, including Better Basics, Trend with MJ, Perks and Meirako.

When: July 18-31
Where: Granville Island’s Net Loft
Cost: Free entry
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