What: The annual Fair at the PNE is back 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: 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: Experience the world of a cop in the 1920s when Vancouver was a seething hub of sex, drugs, booze and organized crime. Your 90-minute walking tour takes you through the streets and alleys of Chinatown on the lookout for brothels, bootlegging joints, gambling houses and opium dens. This is a must-see tour for anyone looking for the edgier side of this great city!
Where: Vancouver Police Museum – 240 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
What: A pop-up shop to auction off some rare hip-hop memorabilia, including platinum and gold records from N.W.A, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Dr.Dre and other Priority Records artists. Half of the proceeds from the sales will go to the YMCA.
Where: Fortune Soundclub’s pop-up shop – 147 East Pender Street, Vancouver
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: A full moon party is in the works again this year, despite last years controversies. Full moon parties are popular among tourists in Thailand and are known for getting wild and lasting all night.
What: Revel in the beauty of Deep Cove, to the tunes of some of Metro Vancouver’s best performers, at the Deep Cove Daze Festival. On top of the music there will be food trucks, a pie-eating contest, a cardboard kayak race, children’s entertainment, artisans, and a beer garden, featuring craft beer from Deep Cove’s very own Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers.
Where: Panorama Park – 2402 Panorama Drive, North Vancouver
What: In Vancouver’s new River District, Fresh Air Cinema and Wesgroup are airing four classic movies, evoking one of the most cherished and personal eras of cinema. This weekend’s flick is The Outsiders, starring young Tom Cruise, Rob Lowe and Patrick Swayze.
Where: River District – East Kent Road and Boundary Road, Vancouver
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