What: Watch some of the best tennis players face off for the annual Vancouver Open, including No. 8 female in the world, Francesca Schiavone and former World No. 8 Janko Tipsarevic. The best will be competing for $200,000 in cash.
Where: Hollyburn Country Club – 950 Crosscreek Road, West Vancouver
When: Saturday, August 15 to Sunday, August 23; various times
What: A one lap, relay-style race featuring teams of Firefighters, media, and corporate teams from across Metro Vancouver. The event supports a huge number of charities, and is generally just a good time all around.
Where: Hastings Racecourse – 188 N Renfrew Street, Vancouver
What: We’re halfway through a two-week event, featuring 10 of Vancouver’s best cocktail bars. Learn about the history, myths, and facts about one of the oldest liquors in the world, while sampling mouth-watering and mind-numbing cocktails from some of the best mixologists in the city. It all caps off with the Grand Palooza on August 26, so keep an eye out for more details.
What: The annual Fair at the PNE kicks off on Saturday with memorable old and new attractions, including over 50 rides, the Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition, Broadway’s Peter Pan, delicious food and drinks, concerts and many more. Take in a Vancouver tradition.
Where: Pacific National Exhibition – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
When: Saturday, August 22 to Monday September 7 (closed August 24 & 31); 11 a.m. till late.
What: This year’s Summer Night Concerts feature an exciting array of artists that are sure to please fans of all genres. Pop stars, Country favorites, R&B icons, and Rock ‘N’ Roll legends, will all be showcased at the 2015 PNE Concert series.
Where: PNE Amphitheater inside the PNE Fair grounds, Vancouver
What: Visit the Steveston Dragon Boat Festival for a fabulous sunny day of fun. Enjoy entertainment on the World Beat Stage, kid’s arts and crafts, great vendors, food, and of course, exciting dragon boat races. Cheer your favourite team on to victory!
Where: Britannia Heritage Shipyard (at Westwater Drive and Railway Avenue) to Imperial Landing – 5180 Westwater Drive, Steveston Village, Richmond
What: Come experience one of Vancouver’s best outdoor yoga events featuring some of Vancouver’s finest yoga teachers and studios, live music, and great giveaways from local businesses and sponsors. Yogathon takes place in over 40 cities worldwide, with all proceeds going directly to Care for Children.
What: Visit Cates Park in North Vancouver and spend a beautiful summer day enjoying some of the finest entertainers North Van has to offer. Featuring performances from local bands and headliners, the free concert series will run Saturdays from 2 to 5 p.m. untilAugust 29.
Where: Cates Park – 4141 Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver
What: West Coast’s largest outdoor pet festival, PET-A-PALOOZA is back. With events including: “Running of the bulls” hilarious 20 feet French and English bull dog races, cool down stations, photo lounges and up to 50 of the leading pet related exhibitors. Last year over 12,000 people and 10,000 dogs attended the free event.
What: Each weekend over 20,000 visitors hit up this massive summertime night market in Richmond and experience the diverse array of booths, food and drink vendors, kids’ play area, and live entertainment.
Where: 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way), Richmond
When: Friday, May 8 to September 27; Fridays and Saturdays 6 to 11 p.m. and Sundays 6 to 10 p.m.
What: Drawing crowds from all over Metro Vancouver, the Richmond Night Market is located within easy access of the Canada Line’s Bridgeport Station. Roam the aisles to find games, food, and all sorts of wares for sale. Late nighters take note, this is the only local night market open until midnight (Fridays and Saturdays).
Where: 8351 River Rd. (nearby Bridgeport Station)
When: May 15 to October 12, 2015; Fridays and Saturdays 7 p.m. to Midnight, Sundays and holiday Mondays 7 to 11 p.m.
What: The Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market is one of the newer kids on the Vancouver Farmers’ Market’s block, but it has quickly become a focal point of the community, bringing familiar vendors and neighbourhood faces together Sundays.
Where: 2300 Guelph Street, Mount Pleasant, Vancouver
When: Sundays, June 14 to October 11; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m