July Festivals and events in BC


As we get into the midst of summer, the festival season in BC gets into full swing! BC is home to countless festivals from music weekend blowouts to evenings of culinary enrichment and so much more.

Here are some BC festivals coming in July that you will not want to miss!

July festivals & events in BC

Jun 30 - Jul 3  Smithers Midsummer Music Festival / Smithers
For its 40th anniversary, Smithers' annual Canada Day long weekend music fest is throwing a party, with Tom Jackson, Rachelle Van Zanten, Monkeydragon and more.

Jun 30 - Jul 3  Funtastic Sport and Music Festival / Vernon
Enjoy slo-pitch and a party in Vernon, with Tyler Joe Miller, Shawn Lightfoot Band and more

Jul 1 - 3  Funtastic Alberni / Port Alberni, British Columbia 
Like Vernon, Port Alberni’s got its own annual slo-pitch tournament paired with live music, this one headlined by The County Line and Honeymoon Suite!

Jul 7 - 9  Lightning on the Lake / Port Alberni
The historic Sproat Lake boat races returns to the Alberni Valley, July 7 - 9, under a new name, Lightning on the lake.

Photo: Tourism Vernon
Vernon's Funtastic rocks Canada Day Weekend.

Jul 8  Vancouver Craft Beer & Music Festival / Vancouver
Enjoy sunny Vancouver and sparkling drinks at a festival that will make anyone a true appreciator of craft beer! 

Jul 13 - 16  Billy Barker Days / Quesnel
Enjoy BC's largest free festival during Billy Barker Days. Get ready for concerts, parades, dances, rodeos, food and fireworks and so much more.

Jul 14 - 16  Vancouver Island MusicFest / Comox 
A diverse music festival featuring world-class performers from around the globe with interactive workshops, and more.

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Jul 14 - 16  Kimberley JulyFest / Kimberley
A blend of sports and music makes this a busy and fun festival weekend.

Jul 22  Arts on the Fly / Horsefly, British Columbia
Horsefly is a town with soul that puts on a big day of music and arts that has been a community mainstay for years.   

Jul 22 - 29  Honda Celebration of Light / Vancouver, British Columbia 
An international fireworks competition fills the skies above the Pacific coast in Vancouver

For more festivals and events in BC, visit our festival listings.

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