What: The Bose and Sons Family Farm has been in operation for over 100 years, but they first started doing corn mazes and pumpkin patches in 1999. The mazes feature turns and arches and trivia questions at posts throughout.
Where: Bose and Sons Family Farms – 64th Avenue and 156th Street, Surrey
When: Opening day is Saturday, August 27
Cost: Adults are $7, kids are $5, families of four are $22.
What: The free India Live! street festival will be bringing Indian culture, music, dance and food to Granville Street this Saturday. The festival, organized by the South Asian Family Association will be based around the intersection of Granville and Georgia from noon to 8 pm.
Where: 700 Granville Street (at West Georgia Street), Vancouver
What: Original bands and artists will be performing free, outdoor concerts in Cates Park again this summer, so bring a picnic and spend your Saturday afternoons enjoying the immense local talent that Vancouver has to offer.
What: Formerly a member of rap group Three Loco, Riff Raff has claimed his spot in the music industry since joining Diplo’s Mad Decent label. Gone are his early mix tape days, as Riff’s second studio album Peach Panther was released last summer.
What: The Ultimate Fighting Championship is back in Vancouver! So far the biggest fight on the card is Anthony Pettis, who makes his debut in the featherweight division, taking on Charles Oliveira. Definitely an intriguing matchup for avid MMA fans.
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
What: FraserFEST is back again, bringing with it the opportunity to pedal, paddle, and party – all in the effort of educating people about the Fraser River and showing them how to lower their impact on salmon and water.
What: North Vancouver’s Deep Cove Daze festival returns to the city for another year on August 28. As usual, there will be children’s entertainment, local artisans, food trucks, and a beer garden with beer from Deep Cove Breweries.
When: Sunday, August 28; noon to 8 pm
Where: Panorama Park – Panorama Drive, North Vancouver
What: Salsa dancing returns to Robson Square for the Summer 2016 season, offering free lessons, performances and social dancing. Swing by and check it out – it’s fun just to watch if you’re too scared to hit the dance floor!
Where: Robson Square – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
When: Every Sunday through August; lessons at 3 pm, performances at 5 pm, social dancing all afternoon
What: A charity event hosted by Trev Deeley Motorcycles in Vancouver. The group will ride from Vancouver to Squamish, where a wrap-up party with live music, food, an auction, and a 50/50 draw await participants. All proceeds go towards the BC Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund.
Where: Trev Deeley – 1875 Boundary Road, Vancouver
What: Come join the Vancouver Chapter of the Women in Leadership Foundation for yoga on the beach. Take in the beautiful Vancouver landscape while enjoying a meditative, introspective yoga session led by a Perfect Hearts Yoga instructor. Bring your yoga mat, water, and sunscreen and spend a joyous yoga session under the sun.
What: Beginning at 6:30 p.m. on July 10 and continuing through Sept. 25, Chef Alex Chen and team will once again serve up a fresh-caught bounty of jumbo prawns, clams, mussels, crawfish and Dungeness crab with all the fixings for a series of classic, East Coast-inspired seafood boils served family style on communal tables.
Where: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar – 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
What: This year, the 12 acre Chilliwack Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch is celebrating Charlie Brown with a themed maze. Join them for the Ah-Mazing Race and rediscover how much fun it is to be a kid again.