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10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, July 8

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Daniel Chai Jul 07, 2017 11:41 pm 1,475

Call up your friends and get outside – the weekend is here and Vancouver is full of great events! From Squamish Beer Festival to Taco Fest, here is our checklist of 10 things to do today, Saturday, July 8.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Khatsahlano Street Party

  • What: This free annual festival will take over 10 blocks along Kitsilano’s 4th Avenue, with main stages at both Burrard Street and MacDonald Street. The Zolas, The Courtneys, D.O.A. and Lousie Burns are among a massive lineup.
  • When: July 8
  • Time: 11 am to 9 pm
  • Where: Along 4th Avenue between Burrard Street and MacDonald Street
  • Cost: Free

Carnaval Del Sol 2017

  • What: Carnaval de Sol is the biggest Latin festival in the Pacific Northwest. It will be 2 days of live music, art, dance, sports, and poetry in celebration of Latin American Culture. For 2017, Carnaval del Sol will bring together more than 350 artists from different Latin American countries.
  • Where: Concord Pacific Place, Vancouver
  • When: July 8 and 9, 2017
  • Cost: Free

Farmhouse Fest 2017

  • What: Back for its third year at UBC Farm, Farmhouse Fest 2017 is going down on July 8 from 11 am to 6 pm. Your ticket to this event gets you entry, a tasting glass, and five drink tokens (4oz per drink), if you purchase an early access ticket you’ll receive ten tokens. For food, festivalgoers will have their choice of grub served hot from stellar food trucks including TacofinoMelt CityFat DuckLe Tigre, and Via Tevere Pizzeria.
  • When: July 8
  • Time: 11 am to 6 pm
  • Where: UBC Farm, 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver
  • Cost: $75 for early access, $55 for general admission; buy via Eventbrite

Dog Days of Summer

  • What: ​Visit this new dog off-leash area with your furry friend and chat with trainers to learn canine courtesies like how to hike with your dog off-leash.
  • When: July 8
  • Time: 10 am to 1 pm
  • Where: Aldergrove Regional Park, meet at Dog Off-leash area – 701 Lefeuvre Road, Abbotsford
  • Cost: Free. drop-in

The Drowsy Chaperone – Theatre Under The Stars

Image: Tim Matheson

  • What: TUTS is switching things up from its steady diet of family-friendly staples with this five-time Tony Award-winning musical. The Canadian parody packs all the glitz and glam of the 1920s Jazz Age into a musical homage. Equipped with all of the saucy innuendo you can handle, this adult-only production will surely heat up Stanley Park this summer.
  • Where: Malkin Bowl at Stanley Park – 610 Pipeline Road, Vancouver
  • When: July 8 to August 19
  • Tickets: At Tickets Tonight; $30-$49
  • What: Festivalgoers can expect 50 breweries, 200 + craft beers, food trucks, and music at this annual half-day event in Sea to Sky country. Of course, when you get 1,500 craft beer lovers together for a celebration you’re going to need some food in addition to the ciders and beers, so there’s going to be some food trucks on site.
  • When: July 8
  • Time: 2 to 8 pm
  • Where: O’Siyam Pavilion, Loggers Lane, Squamish
  • Cost: $35 per person; buy online

Vans Park Series Vancouver

  • What: See some of the world’s top skateboarders compete against each other in the Vans Park Series. This year’s event is taking place at the legendary Hastings Skatepark in East Vancouver. It has one of the most intense skateboarding courses in the world so you’ll get to see some seriously epic jumps.
  • When: Now to July 8
  • Time: Noon to 2 pm
  • Where: Hastings Skatepark – Renfrew Street and Pandora Street, two blocks north of Hastings Street
  • Price: Free

5th Annual Ladies Who Lunch Summer Patio Party

Ladies Who Lunch

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  • What: The Ladies Who Lunch Network’s signature event. Come enjoy an afternoon of networking, a fashion show, and valuable connections! Dress code: fascinator or hat. Plus there will be a silent auction benefiting Dress For Success.
  • When: July 8
  • Time: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
  • Where: The Arbutus Club – 2001 Nanton Avenue, Vancouver
  • Online: Online, $45-$85

FVDED in the Park Afterparty Featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR, J Wray + Harrison Brome

  • What: Wrap up FVDED In The Park with the official afterparty at Celebrities. Hosted by PARTYNEXTDOOR and featuring music by J Wray, Harrison Brome, Kempeh and Yurie.
  • When: July 8
  • Time: 10 pm
  • Where: Celebrities – 1022 Davie Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $50

Taco Fest 2017

  • What: Get ready to rock… and eat! Taco Fest is packed full of live music, tacos and a lot of other great festival eats. There will be 20 food and drink vendors at Swangard Stadium.
  • When: July 8
  • Time: Noon to 10 pm
  • Where: Swangard Stadium – 3883 Imperial Street, Burnaby
  • Cost: $20 advance; $25 at the door. Tickets available online. Cash on-site for extra food tokens.

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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