10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, August 11

Aug 2 2018, 7:00 am

What’s better than a summer Saturday? One that’s filled with Vancouver Mural Festival, Vancouver’s Largest Water Fight, and the rest of our list of 10 fun events in Vancouver today, Saturday, August 11.

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

Vancouver Mural Festival

  • What: Beautiful pieces of art, displays, and countless events for Vancouverites will be taking over city streets on Saturday August 11, including a street party on Mount Pleasant, The Art of Brewing Craft Beer Garden, tours, graffiti jam, and more.
  • When: Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Various locations
  • More Info: Online

Meteor Shower Watch


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  • What: What is the Perseids meteor shower? Is Pluto a planet? Find out from astronomers and space enthusiasts who will have telescopes aimed at the skies. Enjoy lantern-lit trails, games, crafts, blacklight theatres and fun activities from Science World, HR Macmillan Space Centre, Langley Environmental Partners Society, and many others. Camp overnight to extend your star-gazing experience. Presented with Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
  • When: Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Time: 8 to 11 pm
  • Where: Aldergrove Regional Park – Meet at Aldergrove Bowl entrance at 501 Lefeuvre Road, Abbotsford
  • Admission: $2 per person

Burnaby Roots & Blues Festival 2018

  • What: Mixing folk and Americana to rock & roll and vintage rhythm & blues, Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats headline this year’s performance. The family-friendly festival will also feature performances by The Rural Alberta Advantage, Nikki Lane, The Suffers, Begonia, and Amythyst Kiah.
  • When: Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Time: Gates 2 pm, show 3 to 10 pm
  • Where: Deer Lake Park – 6450 Deer Lake Drive, Burnaby
  • Tickets: $40 (early-bird, single-ticket) $50 (regular single ticket) $60 (day-of tickets) $180 (ticket four-pack) Free for children under 12-years-old (with purchase of adult ticket). Tickets available online

Vancouver’s Largest Water Fight 2018

  • What: Pull out those Super Soakers and stock up on water balloons as the Vancouver Waterfight is coming back for another year. The annual event is returning for its eleventh 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 11, 2018
  • Time: 1 pm
  • Where: Lumberman’s Arch – Stanley Park, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Vancouver Mural Festival Park Show

  • What: Organizers of Vancouver Mural Festival have partnered with Live Nation Canada to stage a major outdoor ‘Celebration Concert’ event dubbed The Park Show, on the festival’s final day. Featuring A Tribe Called Red, Charlotte Day Wilson, and guests.
  • When: Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Time: Doors 6 pm
  • Where: Jonathan Rogers Park – Enter at Manitoba Street, between 7th & 8th Avenue
  • Tickets: Online, $30 plus fees / Family of 4: $100 / Kids 12 & Under Free

Movies Under the Stars – Coco

  • What: Movies Under the Stars brings free outdoor films to Holland Park. Gather your blankets and lawn chairs and cozy up in front of a big screen for Coco. Movies start after dusk but attendees are encouraged to arrive earlier to find a good seat and to enjoy the pre-show entertainment. Starting at 5 pm, there will be fun activities before the movie begins.
  • When: Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Time: Dusk
  • Where: Holland Park – 13428 Old Yale Road, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Farm Fest at Garden City Lands

  • What: Richmond celebrates local food, sustainability and its agricultural past, present and future at Farm Fest. The event will feature a farmers’ market, agricultural displays from local farmers, children’s activities, local entertainment, farming demonstrations at the KPU farm, and more.
  • When: Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Garden City Lands – Garden City Rd and Lansdowne Rd, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Clover Valley Beer Festival

  • What: A celebration of food, music, and beer by the team behind the Whistler Village Beer Festival and the Great Okanagan Beer Festival. Featuring 80 craft beers and ciders from 40 different breweries to sample. Attendees can also expect food trucks, live music (DJs and bands), games, and exhibitor booths. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to Twins Cancer Fundraising.
  • When: Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 5 pm
  • Where: Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre – 17728 64 Avenue, Surrey
  • Tickets: $35-$50 per person; buy online

Burnaby Pride Street Party

  • What: Burnaby’s first Pride event recognizes and celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQ2S+ community in Burnaby. Enjoy a full afternoon of live performances, food, activities, and community resources.
  • When: Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 4 pm
  • Where: Jubilee Avenue between Nelson Avenue and Imperial Street
  • Admission: Free

Kaleidoscope Arts Festival

Kaleidoscope Arts Festival

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  • What: The Philosopher Kings will be headlining Coquitlam’s free Kaleidoscope Arts Festival, which will take place on August 11, at Town Centre Park. The free event returns to Coquitlam for the third year offering a full day of activities, artisans, and entertainment. This year’s event will feature two stages including concerts by pop singer Mathew V and high-energy violinist Kytami. Food trucks will be on site cooking up some delicious bites and don’t forget to check out the craft beer scene.
  • When: Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Time: 2 to 10 pm
  • Where: Town Centre Park next to Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain station
  • Admission: Free
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