10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, August 25

Aug 23 2018, 7:53 am

Keep the summertime fun going today with our list of 10 great events in Vancouver today, Saturday, August 25. Savour Summer Festival, Steveston Dragon Boat Festival, and more.

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

Monstercat Compound 2018

  • What: The second annual Monstercat Compound, presented by Sapporo, will bring a massive party to Railtown with live performances and interactive experiences. Attendees to the event can expect performances from fan favourite artists including Vicetone, Dwilly, Bishu, Tails, and a live performance debut from Conro. New to the festival this year is a second stage, presented by Groundwork and powered by MusicBC. In addition to the live performances, the Compound will also feature workshops, video games, art, merch, carnival games, and a food truck.
  • When: Saturday, August 25, 2018
  • Time: 2 to 9 pm
  • Where:380 Railway St, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free of charge with RSVP; VIP tickets will also be made available for purchase.

Steveston Dragon Boat Festival 2018

Steveston Dragon Boat Festival, Dragon Boat BC/Facebook

  • What: The ninth annual Dragon Boat Festival is taking place at Steveston Harbour and Imperial Landing Park. An estimated 1,500 paddlers and 20,000 festival-goers converge for one of BC’s biggest dragon boat races and one of Richmond’s most popular community festivals. Enjoy dragon boat races, live music, vibrant visual arts, entertainment, children’s activities, and culinary offerings.
  • When: Saturday, August 25, 2018
  • Time: 8 am to 7 pm
  • Where: Steveston – Richmond, British Columbia
  • Price: Free

2018 BC Wildfire Benefit Concert

  • What: A rocking fundraiser for the Canadian Red Cross with performances by, Cobra Ramone Music, The Getmines, Kownterpoint, and The Carbons.
  • When: Saturday, August 25, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Rickshaw Theatre – 254 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver,
  • Tickets: Online, $12

Port Moody Arts Centre’s 20th Anniversary Birthday Bash

  • What: In honour of the Port Moody Arts Centre’s 20th Anniversary, the Arts Centre is hosting a Birthday Bash. The festival-style block party will feature free events for the community inside, outside, and around the historic buildings at 2425 St. Johns Street. Activities include live music, vintage cars, food trucks, and family-friendly activities.
  • When: Saturday, August 25, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 4 pm
  • Where: Port Moody Arts Centre – 2425 St. Johns Street, Port Moody
  • Admission: Free

Savour Summer Festival 2018

  • What: The free Savour Summer Festival, presented by Wesgroup and River District is taking place on Saturday, August 25 at River District’s Town Centre Plaza. Enjoy free music, giveaways, entertainment, craft beer samples, a market, and even sliders from Romer’s Burger Bar.  Live music will be your soundtrack for the day led by local favourites Myles Bigelow, with lively jazz and soul sounds, Kutapira, featuring Afro-Cuban vibes, and a long-time favourite from The Roxy, Dr. Strangelove. Take time out to enjoy some shopping at the marketplace packed full of local vendors, including Prebak’s edible cookie dough. Get creative and learn from professional artists as you help create a large interactive River District graffiti mural in partnership with the Vancouver Mural Festival.
  • When: Saturday, August 25, 2018
  • Time: 4 to 8 pm
  • Where: River District Town Centre – Sawmill Crescent and River District Crossing, Vancouver
  • Price: Free

Battle of the Brews

  • What: The Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society and 102.7 THE PEAK host the 2nd 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: Saturday, August 25, 2018
  • Time: 2 to 5 pm
  • Where: Civic Plaza, City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $40-$50

Our Feathered Friends

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Bald eagle (Ian Duffield/Shutterstock)

  • What: Discover the world of birds with your little one. From bejewelled hummingbirds to majestic eagles, marvel at the diversity as you explore nature and find your favourite. Ages 3 to 5, must be accompanied by an adult.
  • When: Saturday, August 25, 2018
  • Time: 10 to 11:30 am
  • Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park, Burnaby
  • Admission: $4.25 per child, registration required: 604-432-6359. Barcode 7363

Wild Salmon Celebration

  • What: On August 25 join the Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia and the BC Salmon Marketing Council for a celebration of an iconic BC product, Wild Salmon. Enjoy tasting dishes featuring BC wild salmon will be prepared by sic well-known BC chefs sharing a love of the ocean.
  • When: Saturday, August 25, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 to 9 pm
  • Where: False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf – 1505 W 1st Avenue, Vancouver
  • Price: $49-$59; buy online

BC Lions vs Saskatchewan Roughriders

  • What: BC Lions face off with the Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Place.
  • When: Saturday, August 25, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Railtown’s Tailgate Barbecues

  • What: Attendees will enjoy slow-smoked brisket and pork shoulder from a 12-foot smoker/barbecue barrel, beer-brined chicken and brats, as well as a choice of sides like Carolina coleslaw and creamy potato salad to name a few.
  • When: Saturday, August 25, 2018
  • Times: 4 to 9 pm
  • Where: Railtown Cafe – 397 Railway Street, Vancouver
  • Price: $29, $19 for vegetarian; buy online or on site
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