10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, August 19

Aug 2 2018, 11:31 pm

Looking for fun this weekend? We’re your hookup with our list of 10 great events in Vancouver today, Sunday, August 19. Richmond Garlic Fest, Port Moody Car-Free Day, and more.

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

10th Annual Richmond Garlic Fest


Garlic in a bowl/Shutterstock

  • What: Chefs from a number of restaurants in Richmond and Vancouver will be volunteering their time to bring festival-goers a selection of garlic-based delights, including garlic ice cream – a must try for any garlic lover. Other event highlights include an expanded Farmers’ Market, a “kids’ zone” with tons of farm and nature-themed activities, growing garlic workshops, live music, farm tours, live bird of prey flying demonstrations, and more.
  • When: Sunday, August 19, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Terra Nova Rural Park 2631 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
  • Admission: By donation

Come Try Ringette

  • What: Join the Surrey White Rock Ringette Association for a free day at the rink trying out ringette. All you need to participate is some warm clothes and a pair of gloves. If you have your own skates or helmet, please bring these with you. If not, helmet and skates will be available.
  • When: Sunday, August 19, 2018
  • Time: 1:30 to 3:30 pm
  • Where: Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex Arena – 16555 Fraser Highway, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Araxi Longtable Dinner Series

  • What: On August 19, at the base of Mount Currie on breathtaking North Arm Farm, award-winning Executive Chefs James Walt and Quang Dang craft an exclusive four-course menu showcasing superlative farm-to-table dishes with renowned Restaurant Director Neil Henderson orchestrating all aspects of service for the event.
  • When: Sunday, August 19, 2018
  • Time: 3 pm cocktail reception, 4:15 pm dinner
  • Where: North Arm Farm, Pemberton
  • Price: $250; buy online

Downtown Port Coquitlam Car Show

  • What: Take in the car show with more than 500 vehicles on display. There is also continuous entertainment throughout the day on the main stage, a beer garden, model car building workshop, and a huge children’s entertainment area for kids of all ages.
  • When: Sunday, August 19, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Where: Downtown Port Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

Port Moody Car-Free Day

Car-Free Day

Car-free day ( Laura Bartlett / Shutterstock)

  • What: The festival is filled with local businesses and artisans, delicious food, live music, and activities for all ages.
  • When: Sunday, August 19, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 7 pm
  • Where: St John’s Street (between Douglas and Moody) – Port Moody
  • Admission: Free

Steveston Farmers & Artisans’ Market

  • What: With entertainment playing and vendors striking up light conversation with customers throughout the day, the Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market creates a friendly, social environment for you to spend your afternoon. Whether you’re buying fresh locally grown produce, grabbing a bite to eat, enjoying the craftsmanship of some of the artisans, or simply strolling through the market enjoying the day, the market has something to offer for everyone.
  • When: Sunday, August 19, 2018
  • Time: 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Where: Easthope Parking Lot (across the street from the Steveston Community Centre) – 4111 Moncton Street, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Vines Art Festival 2018

  • What: The fourth-annual multidisciplinary eco-arts celebration, Vines Art Festival, will be taking place at various parks throughout Vancouver. More than 70 performing and visual artists are set to perform, including Kimmortal (a diasporic first generation settler-based on unsurrendered Coast Salish Territories), Katie Cassady (dancer and choreographer from TWObigsteps Collective & Donald Sales/Project 20), Rabbit Richards (a New York-born, Montreal-bred, performance poet), and musicians an̓usáyum̓ (two Indigenous artists from the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation, singing their own contemporary western music and Coast Salish traditional singing).
  • When: Now to Sunday, August 19, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Kitsilano Beach, Trout Lake Park, CRAB Park, Granville Island, Roundhouse Community Centre, and Strathcona Park
  • Admission: Free

Southern BBQ with Merchants Workshop and DL Chicken Shack

  • What: This Southern BBQ with Merchants Workshop and DL Chicken Shack is presented by Fraser Common Farm Co-op.
  • When: Sunday, August 19, 2018
  • Time: 4 to 8 pm
  • Where: Fraser Common Farm – 1322 256 Street, Langley
  • Price: $110; buy online

Summer Sundays: Free Blues, Soul, Funk, R&B and Reggae Concerts

  • What: Enjoy free concerts every Sunday at Rocky Point Park. Highlights include David Gogo, Brickhouse and Big City Soul.
  • When: Every Sunday to September 2, 2018
  • Time: 2 pm
  • Where: Rocky Point Park – 2800 block Murray Street, Port Moody
  • Admission: Free

Rumors – A Comedic Farce by Neil Simon

  • What: Rumors features ridiculous, witty wordplay and slamming doors. The play is set at the home of Charlie and Myra Brock at a dinner party to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. When the party first guests arrive, they find Charlie passed out upstairs with a bullet hole in his earlobe, and Myra is nowhere to be seen. Hilarity ensues.
  • When: Now to Sunday, August 19, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Crescent Beach, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online
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