Musicians playing at Symphony at Sunset concert, a large crowd watching them.

Sunset Beach comes alive with Symphony at Sunset

June 26 2024 –

The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO), is excited to announce the return of Symphony at Sunset, a free open-air concert taking place on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at Sunset Beach Park. This beloved event invites concertgoers to experience an evening of enchanting music against the backdrop of sweeping views of English Bay. 

“One of the highlights of our summer, Symphony at Sunset brings the community together to enjoy world-class music in one of our beautiful parks,” says Brennan Bastyovanszky, Chair of the Vancouver Park Board. “We are delighted to partner with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra to offer this unforgettable experience to residents and visitors alike.”

This year’s performance will feature recognizable music from hit films such as Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, and E.T., alongside a selection of classical favourites. Conducted by the VSO's Music Director Otto Tausk, the concert will begin with an orchestral arrangement of the Coast Salish Anthem, a piece gifted to the VSO by the grandson of the late Chief Dan George.

“The power of music brings our community together, and nothing compares to listening to the extraordinary Vancouver Symphony Orchestra with 20,000 other people as the sun sets on the ocean,” says VSO Music Director Otto Tausk. 

Event details

Date: Saturday, July 6, 2024
Location: Sunset Beach Park 
Time: 8 pm to 9:30 pm
Admission: Free

Getting there

Attendees are encouraged to walk, bike, or take public transportation to Symphony at Sunset. The TransLink Trip Planner  can assist in finding the most efficient way to get to and from Sunset Beach Park. A bike valet and bike racks will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bicycles are not permitted on the turf. Parking in the area is very limited, so if driving is necessary, consider parking in Stanley Park and walking to the event site. Arrive early and allow plenty of time to find parking.

Road closures

  • Thurlow St, between Pacific and Beach, will be closed from 4pm to 10pm
  • Beach Ave, between Thurlow and Jervis, will be closed from 7pm to 11pm
  • Bute St, between Pacific and Beach, will be closed from 7pm to 11pm

Amenities and services

The event grounds will be open all day for picnickers to set up early, as space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are encouraged to bring low chairs to avoid obstructing the view of other audience members. An accessible viewing area will be located on the south side of the event grounds. 

Several food trucks will be parked throughout the grounds and the Sunset Beach Concession stand will be open late. Online ordering at Sunset Beach Concession is available at .

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