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Free outdoor summer concerts and series in Vancouver

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 Metro Vancouver

>> Summer music festivals!

Symphony in the Park with Bernadette Peters

Saturday, June 29 & 30, 2019 Burnaby

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, and this year Bernadette Peters is joining them for Saturday’s free concert.

Protip: Pack a picnic and get their early!

>> Symphony in the Park

Musical Nooners on the CBC Plaza

Monday – Friday from July 5 to August 16 2019, Vancouver

CBC’s popular Musical Nooners are back for the 10th year. Join them weekdays from 12-1 pm for free live concerts on the CBC Plaza in downtown Vancouver. Bring the kids down on July 8th for Will’s Jams!

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

>> Musical Nooners

Vancouver Symphony at Sunset Beach

Sunday, July 7 2019, Vancouver

Image credit: The Vancouver Sun

The VSO is also presenting its second concert on Vancouver’s Sunset Beach. Talk about a magical setting. Bound to be jam-packed (attracted 14,000 people last year) 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

Burnaby Summer fun for families

Thursday evenings throughout the summer

Burnaby’s Civic Square features music and activities by performers including African dancer Jacky Essombe, The Vancouver Puppet Show, and Syrian Stories on Wheels.

>> Burnaby Civic Fun

Summer Sundays at Rocky Point Park

Sundays throughout the summer at 2 pm, Port Moody

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!

>> Summer Sundays at Rocky Point Park

Summer Rock, Pop & RnB Concerts

July 12, August 2 & September 6 2019, Coquitlam

Music lovers can enjoy free summer concerts (rock, pop & rnb) under the evening sky at TD Community Plaza in Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park. Sit on the grassed seating levels or bring your own chair or blanket. Child-friendly and pets on leash welcome!

>> Summer Rock, Pop & RnB Concerts

Music by the River

Tuesdays and Thursdays in July 2019 New Westminster

Set against the Fraser River backdrop every Tuesday and Thursday night in July, this summer concert series is a charming as they get with folksy, soul, roots, and jazzy tunes throughout the month. Come early for eats at the Pier concession stand, and indulge in a local brew from New West’s own Steel and Oak Brewing Co. Wine lovers will want to imbibe in a glass from Pacific Breeze winery.

>> Music by the River

Sounds of Summer Music Series

Surrey’s free Sounds of Summer concert series brings toe tapping tunes to local parks. Enjoy Wednesday evening performances as well as Friday afternoon performances. Bring blankets or folding chairs and plan to carpool.

>> Sounds of Summer

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