10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, August 12

Aug 2 2018, 7:09 am

Sunday Funday! Here is our rundown of 10 great events happening in Vancouver today, August 12. Jack White, Vancouver Trolleybus Tour, and more.

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

Jack White

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  • What: The former White Stripes frontman will be taking to the stage at Rogers Arena on August 12 as part of his Boarding House Reach world tour. Boarding House Reach is White’s third solo album.
  • When: Sunday, August 12, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Starting at $49 – Available via Ticketmaster

Blueberry Festival

  • What: Blueberry Festival is the place for all lovers of the delicious, local fruit. Sample the best blueberry products Coquitlam Farmers Market vendors have to offer and learn how to incorporate blueberries into your meals at the blueberry recipe demonstration tent with Karen Curtis.
  • When: Sunday, August 12, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 1 pm
  • Where: Coquitlam Farmers Market – 624 Poirier Street, Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

Beach House

  • What: Baltimore dream pop band Beach House are coming to Vancouver this summer. The ‘Levitation’ duo (Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand) will be performing live at the Orpheum with special guests, as part of their massive 2018 world tour.
  • When: Sunday, August 12, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Orpheum Vancouver – 601 Smithe Street
  • Tickets: $29.50, $39.50, $49.50 – Tickets available via Ticketmaster

Abbotsford International Airshow 2018

  • What: Designated Canada’s National Airshow, Abbotsford is Canada’s premier aviation festival. Since 1962, millions of spectators have watched the finest civilian and military aerobatic performances in the world. People gather from around the globe to look to the skies in awe.
  • When: Friday, August 10 to Sunday, August 12, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Abbotsford International Airport YXX
  • Tickets: Online

Vancouver Trolleybus Tour 2018

  • What: A 1954-built, CCF-Brill trolleybus returns for “fan trips” to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Vancouver’s trolleybus system. Fares for the special anniversary trips on the vintage bus are $25 for an adult and $15 for a child, with proceeds going towards TSMV’s initiatives of maintaining and restoring heritage vehicles of the region’s transit system. However, it is important to note that the upcoming trips are not part of the regular transit service operated by TransLink.
  • When: Saturday, August 11, Sunday, August 12, Sunday, August 19, Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: All trips depart from the Marpole Loop in South Vancouver
  • Cost: Available online. $25 for adult; $15 for child; free for child under two not occupying a seat

Vancouver International Guitar Festival 2018

Vancouver International Guitar Festival


  • What: The two-day event celebrates and showcases the art and craft of the world’s finest acoustic and electric guitar makers. Master luthiers (makers of stringed instruments) from across Canada, the United States, and Europe will have an array of electrics, acoustics, ukeleles, and basses on display, as well as the ability to do custom commisions. Master classes will also take place throughout the weekend.
  • When: Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm, approximately
  • Where: Creekside Community Recreation Centre – 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Available online, starting at $25


  • What: A sports and healthy living beach festival. Featuring lululemon sunset yoga, Zumba, tennis, volleyball, and more.
  • When: Friday, August 10 to Sunday, August 12, 2018.
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Kitsilano Beach – Cornwall Ave at the north end of Yew Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Music in the Square

  • What: Music in the Square features the finest professional musicians from across Metro Vancouver, playing a variety of genres including jazz, pop, rock, blues, folk, world fusion, and contemporary. This is a rain or shine event.
  • When: Every Sunday to August 26, 2018 (No performance on August 19)
  • Time: 2 to 4 pm
  • Where: Gathering Place – 200 – 2253 Leigh Square Place, Port Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival 2018

  • What: The three-day free festival includes individual artists as well as organizational partners, workshops for artists and the public, and hundreds of artworks on display and for sale, alongside music, spoken word, live art, clown, and other performances in the Exhibition Hall.
  • When: Friday, August 10 to Sunday, August 12, 2018.
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Dueck on Marine Custom & Classic Car Show

  • What: Dueck’s largest Custom & Classic Car show is a fun day of great looking cars, prizes, awards, BBQ, and fun pictures to take home for registered vehicles. Everything is done by donation with all proceeds go to Special Olympics BC.
  • When: Sunday, August 12, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Dueck on Marine – 400 SE Marine Dr, Vancouver
  • Cost: By donation
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