1. Vancouver Folk Music Festival
This annual three-day festival features folk music from around the globe, performed in a beautiful outdoor venue. With 60 concerts and 48 workshops crammed into one weekend, you'll want to scan through the do-not-miss lists highlighting the best of this year's lineup.
When: July 17 to 19, see the full schedule for details
2. Granville Social and India Live
Take outside socializing to a new level on Granville Street from Drake to Hastings. Celebrate the rich and diverse vibe of Vancouver and its surrounding communities with local and international artists, musicians, athletes, artisans, DJs and community groups.
Learn how to make roti, tie a turban or a sari, and dance Bhangra as part of the India Live celebration, which highlights the cultural richness of the Indian diaspora through music, dance, dress, art and sport on the 700 block of Granville. (Sunday only)
When: July 18 and 19, noon to 7 p.m.
3. Richmond Rocks
It's the feel good, outdoor workout event of the summer. From bootcamp to yoga, get your sweat on and join this fundraiser for two amazing organizations that exist to fund and support kids and their families: KidSport and the Touchstone Family Association.
When: July 19, noon to 4 p.m. at Minoru Park
4. Surrey Fusion Festival
It's a massive celebration of food, music and culture for the whole family. This free outdoor festival features more than 70 acts on four stages and 35 different cultural pavilions, with a Sports Zone, Celebrity Cooking Stage and digital photo booth to name a few.
When: July 18 to 19, see the full line-up for details
5. Hot Rod Sunday
It's the first Hot Rod Sunday. Peruse as many as 200 hot rods, vintage, classic and custom cars and trucks showcased at this free public event at Willowbrook Shopping Centre. You can bask in the live music and good food and maybe even win a door prize.
When: July 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.