Summer is in full swing and Vancouver is ready to enjoy a month of hot weather. Here are some ideas on how to stay busy in Vancouver this July:Canada DayJuly 1, 2019 at multiple venuesThere will be Canada Day events happening throughout the Lower Mainland, but the main place to be in Vancouver proper is Canada Place, which will host a free waterfront party with three stages featuring free entertainment. Canada Place is also a good spot to watch the nighttime fireworks show. Vancouverites can also head to Granville Island to take in the Canada Day parade and enjoy food trucks, entertainment and a multicultural fair.Bard on the BeachVanier Park is a beautiful setting for the Bard on the Beach festival [Destination BC/Grant Harder]Season runs June 5-September 21, 2019 at Vanier Park This year, Vancouver’s summer Shakespeare festival features four exciting shows: Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare in Love, All’s Well That Ends Well and Coriolanus. Each performance is preceded by an In a Nutshell talk.Indian Summer FestivalJuly 4-14, 2019 at multiple venues An arts festival dealing in the realm of “Tricksters, Magicians, and Oracles,” Indian Summer features creative minds from around the world dealing in different mediums. Expect comedians, musicians, storytellers and other artists, all working to expand your curiosity and appetite for experimentation.FVDED in the ParkJuly 5-6, 2019 at Holland Park in SurreyNow in its fifth year, FVDED in the Park is a music festival with a strong line-up destined to bring out legions of music fans. This year’s artists include Khalid, Zedd, Tory Lanez and French Montana.Khatsahlano Music and Art FestivalJuly 6, 2019 at West 4th Avenue from Burrard to MacDonald StreetVancouver’s largest free music and arts festival, this street party spans 10 blocks, offering food, beer gardens and plenty of entertainment. This year’s performers include Hey Ocean!, The Boom Booms, Harlequin Gold, Old Man Canyon and many more.Carnaval Del SolJuly 6-7, 2019 at Concord Pacific PlaceThe biggest Latin Festival in the Pacific Northwest, this festival of Latin American culture brings together more than 450 artist from different Latin American countries. Designed to recreate the vibrancy of life in Latin America, this year’s line-up of musicians, dancers, poets and artists include Pacifika, Breaking Boundaries and Rumba Calzada.Paul McCartneyJuly 6, 2019 at BC PlaceThe legendary Paul McCartney will come to BC Place with his Freshen Up tour for his only Canadian live date of 2019.Caribbean DaysJuly 27-28, 2019 at Waterford Park, North VancouverCelebrate the rich culture of the Caribbean with a weekend of music, food, a street parade, costumes and crafts. The festival is free to attend and open to all ages.VSO Symphony at SunsetJuly 7, 2019 at Sunset BeachThis free concert gives music fans a chance to hear the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra from the beautiful lawn at Sunset Beach. In addition to a program that will include favourite compositions by Wagner, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky, concert goers can enjoy food trucks or their own picnic dinners.Queen and Adam LambertJuly 10, 2019 at Rogers ArenaQueen are having a bit of a moment right now thanks to the success of the movie Bohemian Rhapsody. See members of the original band with American Idol star Adam Lambert, singing some of Freddie Mercury’s greatest hits.Vancouver Folk Music FestvalJuly 19-21, 2019 at Jericho Beach ParkThis annual summer tradition redefines the definition of “folk,” with a diversity of artists playing on a multitude of outdoor stages. The 2019 lineup includes the Sam Roberts Band, Corb Lund, Basia Bulat and many others.Illuminaires Lantern FestivalJuly 27, 2019 at Trout Lake in John Hendry ParkCelebrate the beauty of paper lanterns at this magical evening event. The lantern parade is the key part of the event, which also features fire-breather shows, and live music.Richmond Maritime FestivalSteveston Village hosts an annual Maritime Festival [Tourism Richmond]July 27-28, 2019 at Britannia Shipyards in Richmond This family-friendly festival is a celebration of Steveston’s waterfront heritage. Take to the water on a tall ship or paddle-wheeler or simply enjoy performances from storytellers, dancers and musicians like Wooden Horsemen, Flint and Feather and the Sarah Wheeler Band.Celebration of LightJuly 27, July 31 and August 3, 2019 at English BayThe sky comes alive during Vancouver’s annual festival of fireworks. In addition to the celebration of light, the festival includes a series of concerts and delicious food provided by local food trucks.Brewery and the BeastJuly 28, 2019 at Concord Pacific PlaceThis annual meat festival is a carnivore and beer lover’s dream: roam from station to station sampling chefs’ meaty creations while cooling off with some cold beers.