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21 Things to do in Vancouver This August

DH Vancouver Staff Aug 06, 2014 12:03 pm

Every month, the Cit compiles a list of Vancouver’s must-see events. This makes it easy to ensure that you’re always around ‘n about town experiencing all that vivacious Vancouver has to offer.

We’ve drawn from various sources to make this calendar your monthly go-to list for all things Vancouver. The Cit is pleased to release the August edition of your Vancouver Social Calendar. As always, if you have an event you’d like us to include, share.

Bard on the Beach
When: June 11 – Sept 20
Where: Vanier Park
What: Shakespeare festival on Vancouver’s waterfront

Saturday Summer Sessions
When: Every Saturday starting July 5
Where: Shipbuilders Square, North Vancouver
What: A new band each week + activities + beer garden + food trucks

Chevron Summer Cinema Series
When: Every Tuesday from July 8 – Sept 2
Where: Second Beach at Stanley Park
What: Watch classic movies outdoors with family & friends

Outdoor Cinema at Canada Place
When: Every Thursday in August
Where: Canada Place
What: Watch classic movies outdoors with family and friends

Harmony Arts Festival
When: Aug 1-10
Where: West Vancouver
What: A celebration of local music + performance + cinema + visual & culinary arts

Squamish Valley Music Festival
When: Aug 8-10
Where: Logger Sports Grounds & Hendrickson Fields
What: Outdoor music festival w/ Bruno Mars, Arcade Fire, Eminem & more!

When: Aug 8-10
Where: Kits Beach
What: Vancouver’s hottest sports & healthy living beach festival

Crankworx Whistler
When: Aug 8-17
Where: Whistler Village
What: Whistler’s freeride mountain bike festival with concerts + nightlife

TD Vancouver Chinatown Festival
When: Aug 9 & 10
Where: Columbia & Keefer St.
What: One of Vancouver’s biggest multicultural festivals w/ a day market, Kids Corner, live performances, talent show, Streetfest + more!

Annual Vancouver Waterfight
When: Aug 9 at 1pm
Where: Lumberman’s Arch, Stanley Park
What: Vancouver’s largest waterfight

Il Mercato: Italian Night Market
When: Aug 15, 3-7pm
Where: 3075 Slocan Street
What: Italian cuisine + music + handmade products from local artisans

The Fair at the PNE
When: Aug 16 – Sept 1
Where: The PNE at Hastings Park
What: Summer Concert Series + Superdogs + rides + exhibits + NEW Game of Thrones Exhibition

Latin Summer Fest
When: Aug 17
Where: Trout Lake Park
What: Vancouver’s outdoor latin celebration w/ food + music + artisan market

Le Diner en Blanc Vancouver
When: Aug 21
Where: Secret Location TBA
What: 2,500 Vancouverites dine alfresco dressed in white

When: Aug 24
Where: Coopers Park
What: Vancouver’s largest outdoor pet festival w/ over 50 exhibitors + attractions + more!

Deep Cove Daze
When: Aug 24
Where: Panorama Park
What: Live music in the park + singing competitions + children’s activities + more

Food Cart Fest
When: Every Sunday, 12-5pm
Where: Olympic Village
What: Over 20 of the city’s top food carts + DJ + more

North Shore Green Markets
When: Every Friday from 5-10pm
Where: Shipbuilders Square, North Van
What: Over 50 vendors + 15 food trucks + live music + local breweries on tap

International Summer Night Market
When: Every Fri, Sat, Sun until Sept 14
Where: 12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond
What: Multicultural market + live entertainment + food + more

Klahowya Village 
When: June 21 – Sept 1
Where: Stanley Park
What: Aboriginal cultural tours + cuisine + storytellling + more

Richmond Night Market
When: Every Fri, Sat, Sun until Oct 13
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond
What: Over 250 booths + food + entertainment + ziplines


To see more events happening in Vancouver, visit our Events Calendar.


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