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Things to do in Vancouver this week! | July 27 - Aug 2

Despite the pandemic, Vancouver and the rest of the Lower Mainland continues to be creative and proactive in creating events that are both for recreation, or to support the cause of many campaigns.

There's almost something to do every day and every weekend in Vancouver; this week is no different with both exciting and powerful events happening!

July 20 - July 31

Ending this Friday, Grouse Mountain is offering 100 free tickets of admission a day! Tickets are available at 6:00 a.m. for same day visits. You can get free tickets on the Mountain Admission ticket page while quantities last.

August 1

Black Vancouver is hosting the Emancipation Day March this Saturday, August 1 at Jack Poole Plaza.

The significance of August 1st marks the day to commemorate the abolition of slavery in Canada; The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 ended slavery in the British Empire on August 1, 1834, also ending it in Canada.

Following the march will be a stage of performing black artists and speakers that will address the crowd. There will also be black businesses to showcase black culture, soul food, and so much more. Black Vancouver and their organizers are strongly following strict COVID-19 protocols from social distancing, masks, and monitoring for symptoms.

July 31 - August 2

The Fire Hall Arts Centre is hosting their pride-long weekend of events; three days of theatre, drag, and music!

July 31st – Baking and Dishing with Allan Morgan @ 7:30pm

Tickets starting @ $25!

August 1st – Kings and Queens of DRAG @ 7:30pm

Tickets starting @ $20!

August 2nd – Prideful Music with Sara Vickruck @4:00pm

Tickets starting @ $20!

August 1

Spend a day eating everything with an amazing food truck festival popping up by Brentwood Town Centre.

There will be an incredible variety of local food truck vendors, live music, and so much more!

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