10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, August 10

Aug 9 2019, 5:00 am

Savour Summer Festival, Burnaby Roots & Blues Festival, and more! Get your Saturday rolling with these 10 fun things to do today, August 10!

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

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Savour Summer Festival

What: River District’s FREE Savour Summer Festival is back for its second year with live music, giveaways, a beer garden, wine tasting, mini golf, axe throwing, a dunk tank for charity, food trucks and more! On the Everything Wine stage are local indie favourites The Boom Booms, funky East Van ensemble Kutapira and soulful Cory Owens on the guitar.

When: August 10, 2019
Time: 2 to 6 pm
Where: Town Centre at River District Town Centre – Sawmill Crescent and River District Crossing, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Vancouver’s Largest Water Fight 2019

water fight

Kirkland Worobec

What: The biggest, wettest water fight to ever hit Vancouver is making its highly-anticipated return to Stanley Park on Saturday, August 10, 2019. The annual event is returning for its twelfth consecutive year. Hosted by Flash Mob Vancouver, the water fight sees hundreds of Vancouverites take to the Lumberman’s Arch at Stanley Park.

When: Saturday, August 10, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Lumberman’s Arch – Stanley Park, Vancouver
Admission: Free

6th Annual Butterfly Release at Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery

What: The 6th Annual Butterfly Release & Fundraiser is happening at the Krause Berry Farms and Estate Winery in Langley. The annual fundraiser brings in hundreds of guests every year who join the celebration at the beautiful gardens onsite. On the day of the event, Painted Lady Butterflies will take flight for the very first time, in an eclectic display of colour. There will also be live entertainment, crafts and activities, face painting, a wine tasting room, waffle bar, café and marketplace, and more.

When: August 10, 2019
Time: 12:30 to 3 pm
Where: Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery – 6179 – 248th St., Langley
Admission: Free, butterflies can be purchased online

India Live

What: India Live by South Asian Family Association is a Granville Street Block Party that uses song, music, visual arts and dance to celebrate Vancouver’s intercultural community. There will also be a vendor marketplace with cultural wares, clothing, gifts, snacks and more.

When: August 10, 2019
Time: 12 to 8 pm
Where: 700 Granville Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Vancouver Pagan Pride Day 2019

What: Join Vancouver Pagan Pride in celebrating the 21st annual Vancouver Pagan Pride Day at John Hendry Park. Learn about Paganism, enjoy live entertainment, children activities, and more.

When: August 10, 2019
Time: 10 to 5 pm
Where: Trout Lake at John Hendry Park
Admission: By donation of non-perishable item or monetary donation to the food bank and/or animal shelter

Kaleidoscope Arts Festival

Current Swell / Mike-Pepperdine Photograhy

What: If top indie musicians, interactive art experiences, a site-wide liquor licence and free admission sound appealing, plan to be in Coquitlam this Saturday for the fourth annual Kaleidoscope Arts Festival. The free arts and music event will bring a street-festival vibe to Town Centre Park, with Current Swell, Terra Lightfoot and Royal Canoe on the TD Community Plaza stage overlooking beautiful Lafarge Lake, along with off-stage music and dance performances, opportunities to make art and watch artists at work, an artisan market, food trucks, and craft brews and spirits. Located steps from the Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain station, Kaleidoscope will run from 2 to 9 pm.

When: August 10, 2019
Time: 2 to 9 pm
Where: Town Centre Park – 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Burnaby Roots & Blues Festival 2019

What: Officially celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival features performances by Feist, Lord Huron, Dan Mangan, The War and Treaty, William Prince, and Southern Avenue.

When: August 10, 2019
Time: Gates 12 pm, show begins at 1 pm
Where: Deer Lake Park – 6450 Deer Lake Drive, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Mural Festival Mount Pleasant Street Party 

What: For one day, free and family-friendly activities will line 14 blocks of the neighbourhood spanning the length of Main and Broadway. Enjoy live music, live and interactive art, Skate Jam, dance battles and workshops, the Holden Courage Memorial Graffiti Jam, a family art zone, community painting, markets, food trucks, four (family-friendly) beer gardens, over 25 breweries, and a public disco dance party.

Playing music all afternoon long are two concert stages presented by AIR MILES Stage Pass. DJ NDN will be headlining, along with local artists like Blonde Diamond, Haley Blais, Missy D & Friends, Tonye Aganaba, DJ Paisley Eva, Quarterback, Francis Arevalo, Sleepy Gonzalez, and Sam the Astronaut.

When: August 10, 2019
Time: 12 to 7 pm
Where: 14+ blocks surrounding Main & Broadway
Admission: Free

19th Annual Vancouver Chinatown Festival

What: The 19th Annual Vancouver Chinatown Festival features fun for the whole family. Enjoy cultural activities, live music and dancing, vendors. food trucks and stalls, and more.

When: August 10, 2019
Time: 11 am to 9 pm
Where: Keefer and Columbia Street, Chinatown
Admission: Free

Burnaby Pride Street Party

What: Burnaby’s second annual Pride event recognizes and celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQIA2S+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual/Aromantic, Two-Spirited, Others) community in Burnaby. Enjoy a full afternoon of live performances, food, activities, and community resources.

When: August 10, 2019
Time: 12 to 4 pm
Where: Jubilee Avenue between Nelson Avenue and Imperial Street
Admission: Free