10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, August 24

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Don’t let your Saturday go to waste! Plan your day with our rundown of 10 fun things happening on August 24, including Electrafest, BC Lions, and more!

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

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Monstercat Compound 2019

What: On Saturday, August 24, the third annual Monstercat Compound, presented by Sapporo, will bring a massive free party to Railtown with live performances and interactive experiences. In addition to the live performances, Compound will also feature workshops, video games, art, merch, carnival games, and food trucks. Several companies and organizations will also be on site to interact and meet with guests.

When: Saturday, August 24, 2019
Time: 2 to 9 pm
Where: 380 Railway St, Vancouver
Admission: Free with RSVP; Compound Premium Passes are available for purchase HERE

Steveston Beer Fest 2019

The seventh annual Steveston Beer Fest will take place in the historic Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston on August 25. Partial proceeds from this event will support the Richmond Christmas Fund and other local non-profit groups.

When: August 24, 2019
Time: 7 to 9:30 pm
Where: The Gulf of Georgia Cannery – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
Price: $55; buy online

Bowen Island Sea Kayaking

Bowen Island Sea Kayaking

What: Bowen Island Sea Kayaking offers rentals and guided tours from two hours to multi day, allowing you to explore beautiful Bowen Island and Howe Sound on the water. They also offer kayaking and paddleboard lessons as well as Paddle Canada certifications. You can also join their popular sunset and full moon tours.

When: April to October
Time: Hours vary. Check website or call.
Where: Bowen Island is a natural wonderland, and is just a 20-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay.
More Info: Book online here.

Wings over Iona

What: Celebrate the fall migration of shorebirds, songbirds and other avians at Iona Beach Regional Park. Activities include a bird walk, watching bird banders, and trying to navigate a migratory obstacle course.=

When: August 24, 2019
Time: 11 am to 1:30 am
Where: Iona Beach, Richmond
Admission: Free

ElectraFest Vancouver 2019

What: The Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association, a non-profit organization that promotes electric-battery car use in BC, is bringing back its ElectraFest to the public plaza at Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown. The festival is free, and attendees can even test drive or test ride on-site models of electric-battery and hybrid vehicles. Other activities entail exhibits featuring electric vehicle technology and vintage electric vehicles that date back as far as 1912. Kids can also participate in the Slot Car Grand Prix or experience Science World’s ‘On The Road’ display.

When: August 24, 2019
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Roundhouse Community Centre — 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Movies Under the Stars – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

What: Movies Under the Stars presents Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on August 24 at Holland Park. Gather your blankets and lawn chairs and cozy up in front of a big screen. 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: August 24, 2019
Time: Dusk
Where: Holland Park – 13428 Old Yale Road, Surrey
Admission: Free

BC Lions vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats

What: The BC Lions take on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in CFL action at BC Place

When: August 24, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Battle of the Brews

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What: The Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society and 102.7 THE PEAK host the third Annual Battle of the Brews. This fun charity event will offer attendees a great afternoon of craft beer tasting and delicious food sampling. Attendees will get the chance to help choose their favourite beers and all proceeds from the event will fund Athletics 4 Kids and Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society youth initiatives.

When: August 24, 2019
Time: 1 to 5 pm
Where: Civic Plaza, City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
Tickets: Online

Wild Salmon Celebration 2019

What: The Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia is back with the Wild Salmon Celebration for 2019. Enjoy six food stations and BC wines at this event.

When: August 24, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm to 9 pm
Where: False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf – 1505 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Price: $60; buy online

Vancouver Orchid Society Summer Sale

What: See some beautiful orchids and companion plants and purchase your own from one of the many vendors in attendance. There will also be repotting demos at 11 am, 1 pm, and 2 pm.

When: August 24, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Floral Hall, VanDusen Gardens – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free