11 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, August 18

Aug 16 2019, 5:29 am

Looking for fun to round out your weekend? Here are 10 great events happening in Vancouver today, Sunday, August 18, including Richmond Garlic Fest, Vines Arts Festival, and more.

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

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Fair at the PNE 2019 Concerts

What: PNE Fairgoers will enjoy sensational performances this year including Pop, Rock, Country, and R&B as well as throwback 80s and 90s concerts. The Summer Night Concerts will run every evening that the Fair is open, starting on Saturday, August 17 in the PNE Amphitheatre.

When: August 17 to September 2, 2019 (closed August 19 and 26)
Time: Nightly at 8:30 pm
Where: The Fair at the PNE – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Admission: Each concert is free with gate admission to the fairgrounds. However, music fans looking for a more optimal viewing experience of the concerts can acquire reserved seats starting at $20.

Vines Art Festival 2019

What: The fifth-annual multidisciplinary eco-arts celebration, Vines Art Festival features over 80 performing and visual and performing artists at parks throughout Vancouver: Jericho Beach, Trout Lake Park, Kitsilano Beach, Pandora Park, Crab Park, Renfrew Ravine, David Lam Park, Creekside Park and Harmony Gardens. Enjoy eco-art, music, artworks, dance, drag, plant walks, poetry, theatrical performances, creative workshops, fashion, and more.

When: Now to August 18, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Admission: Free

Port Moody Car-Free Day

What: Port Moody’s Car-Free Day is street party filled with local businesses, musicians, green transportation displays, delicious food, and a family-friendly Brewers Row beer garden. There will be over 130 booths to explore, plus a bicycle skills zone, a mini train, and a ninja obstacle course.

When: August 18, 2019
Time: 12 to 7 pm
Where: St John’s Street (between Douglas and Moody) – Port Moody
Admission: Free

11th Annual Richmond Garlic Fest


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What: The 11th Annual Richmond Garlic Fest features fresh farm-grown garlic, garlicky delights made by chefs of local restaurants, Farmers’ Market, live birds of prey flying demos, kids zone, farm tours, and more. This event is by donation, with all proceeds from the festival going to supporting The Sharing Farm in their mission to grow fresh healthy produce for families in need.

When: Sunday, August 18, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Terra Nove Rural Park (The Sharing Farm) – 2771 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
Admission: By donation

Vancouver Titans Meet-and-Greet at Best Buy

What: The Vancouver Titans, the city’s professional Overwatch Esports team will be at Best Buy on Cambie Street this weekend. They’ll be ready to meet local fans and talk about their jumpstart success in their inaugural season. Esports fans will also be able to test out equipment and accessories.

When: August 18, 2019
Time: 1 to 3 pm (lineup starts at 12:30 pm)
Where: Best Buy — 2220 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free of charge

2019 Odlum Brown VanOpen

What: The 2019 Odlum Brown VanOpen, a Tennis Canada Event, is the largest and most celebrated Men’s and Women’s professional tennis tournament in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest. This year’s competitors include Canadians Genie Bouchard, Vasek Pospisil, Rebecca Marino, and Brayden Schnur.

When: Now to August 18, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Hollyburn Country Club – 950 Cross Creek Road, West Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Rock Ambleside Park

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What: Rock Ambleside Park 2019 features Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, Honeymoon Suite, Quiet Riot, Blue Oyster Cult, Pat Travers, The Romantics, The Headpins, Streetheart, SAGA, Sass Jordan, and David Wilcox. The artists have a combined 24 platinum records, 15 gold records, and 12 Juno Awards.

When: Now to August 18, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Ambleside Park, West Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Legends of Heroes Concert

What: Vancouver Pops Orchestra and Choir presents Legends of Heroes Concert, with music from Avengers and Disney films. There will also be chances to win prizes from Disney Store, Cineplex, and more.

When: August 18, 2019
Time: 3 to 9 pm
Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts – 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Delta Community Animal Expo

What: Bring the family to Memorial Park for Delta Community Animal Expo. Learn about exotic and family animals, animals for adoption, pet health and safety, and more. Plus there will be games to play and chance to win prizes.

When: August 18, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Memorial Park – 5010 47th Avenue, Ladner
Admission: Free

Pemberton Slow Food Cycle

What: Take a pedal-powered ride up the Pemberton Meadows to connect with the local farming community. Meet farmers and producers, purchase farm-fresh produce, tasty treats and more at the 10 to 15 local farm participants and over 40 vendors.

When: August 18, 2019
Time: TBA
Where: Village of Pemberton. The event registration booth is located at the Old Community Centre grounds (located before the Pemberton Meadows).
Admission:$5 per person, $20 per family

Crankworx Whistler 2019

What: ​The world’s largest mountain bike festival comes home to Whistler. Red Bull Joyride, Whip-Off World Championships, Kidsworx activities, and parties every night. Free for the public to enjoy.

When: Now to August 18, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations in Whistler
Admission: Free, though you can buy VIP tickets for a number of events here.