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FREE outdoor music and concerts this summer

The sweet melodies of summer arrive to local plazas, parks and squares come July. Pack a picnic, dine at the food truck or just hang out listening to live free music while the kids dance (or run wild!).

Free outdoor summer concerts in Vancouver

Musical Nooners on the CBC Plaza

CBC’s popular Musical Nooners are back for the 9th year. Join them weekdays from 12-1 pm for free live concerts on the CBC Plaza in downtown Vancouver. Don’t miss opening day on July 10th, where they’ll celebrate Indigenous culture with Mob Bounce, a northwest coast Native hip-hop duo, and Mr. Bannock, an Indigenous food truck.

Protip: Pick up a cold brewed coffee at the on-site, outdoor  JJ Bean!

>> Musical Nooners

 Vancouver Symphony  at Sunset Beach

Image credit: The Vancouver Sun

Likely due to the popularity of below, the VSO is also presenting a concert in Vancouver on Sunset Beach. Talk about a magical setting. The VSO is kicking off its 100th anniversary with this bound to be jam-packed free concert.

Protip: Get there early with your low backed chair or just wing it while you whip down the English Bay waterslide.

>> VSO at Sunset Beach

Symphony in the Park

Pack a picnic, set your blanket up on the grassy knoll and take in the symphonic strains of the VSO! This wildly popular annual event features the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at Burnaby’s Deer Lake Park on July 8th for a free performance.

Protip: Get their early!

Burnaby Sundays Concerts

Burnaby’s Civic Square for the Summer Sundays Concerts features music and activities outdoors Thursday evenings from 7:00-9:00 pm. Free admission.

Summer in the Square at Wesbrook Village


Be regaled and entertained in Wesbrook Village‘s Norman MacKenzie Square through the warm summer months. Performances take place twice a week, from now to September 4th.

Protip: Grab a cold one at BierCraft or an iced coffee from Blenz and sit out on their patios and listen from there.

Summer Sundays at Rocky Point Park

Rocky Point Park’s Summer Sundays feature FREE blues, soul, funk, R&B and reggae concerts take place at 2 pm on Sundays run throughout the summer!

Pro tip: Arrive hungry and bring a suit and towel for the kids! There’s to die for ice cream, a spray park and PAJOs are all right there at the ready!

Music in Oak Park

July 18, 2018 6 pm-8 pm
August 15, 2018 6pm – 8 pm


ringing friends and neighbours out to the park to enjoy live, family-friendly music by local artists is a goal we can all get behind!  Enjoy lawn seating, hot dogs and snacks from the youth concession (proceeds supporting youth programs) and games and activities for kids, as well as, of course, some toe-tappin’ tunes by Las Divas, who were crowned Donegal’s Irish House Battle of the Bands Champs.

Protip: Bring a bathing suit for the kids or a towel so they can cool off in the water park.

>> Music in Oak Park


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