21 Things to do in Vancouver This August

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Every month, the Cit compiles a list of Vancouver’s must-see events. This makes it easy to ensure that you’re always around ‘n about town experiencing all that vivacious Vancouver has to offer.

We’ve drawn from various sources to make this calendar your monthly go-to list for all things Vancouver. The Cit is pleased to release the August edition of your Vancouver Social Calendar. As always, if you have an event you’d like us to include, share.

Bard on the Beach
When: June 11 – Sept 20
Where: Vanier Park
What: Shakespeare festival on Vancouver’s waterfront
Website: www.bardonthebeach.org

Saturday Summer Sessions
When: Every Saturday starting July 5
Where: Shipbuilders Square, North Vancouver
What: A new band each week + activities + beer garden + food trucks
Website: www.satsummersessions.ca

Chevron Summer Cinema Series
When: Every Tuesday from July 8 – Sept 2
Where: Second Beach at Stanley Park
What: Watch classic movies outdoors with family & friends
Website: www.freshaircinema.ca

Outdoor Cinema at Canada Place
When: Every Thursday in August
Where: Canada Place
What: Watch classic movies outdoors with family and friends
Website: www.Canadaplace.ca

Harmony Arts Festival
When: Aug 1-10
Where: West Vancouver
What: A celebration of local music + performance + cinema + visual & culinary arts
Website: harmonyarts.ca

Squamish Valley Music Festival
When: Aug 8-10
Where: Logger Sports Grounds & Hendrickson Fields
What: Outdoor music festival w/ Bruno Mars, Arcade Fire, Eminem & more!
Website: squamishfestival.com 

KitsFest
When: Aug 8-10
Where: Kits Beach
What: Vancouver’s hottest sports & healthy living beach festival
Website: kitsfest.com

Crankworx Whistler
When: Aug 8-17
Where: Whistler Village
What: Whistler’s freeride mountain bike festival with concerts + nightlife
Website: www.crankworx.com

TD Vancouver Chinatown Festival
When: Aug 9 & 10
Where: Columbia & Keefer St.
What: One of Vancouver’s biggest multicultural festivals w/ a day market, Kids Corner, live performances, talent show, Streetfest + more!
Website: http://vancouver-chinatown.com/events/2014/ctf_main.php

Annual Vancouver Waterfight
When: Aug 9 at 1pm
Where: Lumberman’s Arch, Stanley Park
What: Vancouver’s largest waterfight
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/638615999540183/

Il Mercato: Italian Night Market
When: Aug 15, 3-7pm
Where: 3075 Slocan Street
What: Italian cuisine + music + handmade products from local artisans
Website: www.italianculturalcentre.ca

The Fair at the PNE
When: Aug 16 – Sept 1
Where: The PNE at Hastings Park
What: Summer Concert Series + Superdogs + rides + exhibits + NEW Game of Thrones Exhibition
Website: www.pne.ca/thefair/

Latin Summer Fest
When: Aug 17
Where: Trout Lake Park
What: Vancouver’s outdoor latin celebration w/ food + music + artisan market
Website: www.latinsummerfest.com

Le Diner en Blanc Vancouver
When: Aug 21
Where: Secret Location TBA
What: 2,500 Vancouverites dine alfresco dressed in white
Website: http://vancouver.dinerenblanc.info/

Pet-A-Palooza
When: Aug 24
Where: Coopers Park
What: Vancouver’s largest outdoor pet festival w/ over 50 exhibitors + attractions + more!
Website: www.petapaloozawest.com

Deep Cove Daze
When: Aug 24
Where: Panorama Park
What: Live music in the park + singing competitions + children’s activities + more
Website: www.musart.ca

Food Cart Fest
When: Every Sunday, 12-5pm
Where: Olympic Village
What: Over 20 of the city’s top food carts + DJ + more
Website: www.foodcartfest.com

North Shore Green Markets
When: Every Friday from 5-10pm
Where: Shipbuilders Square, North Van
What: Over 50 vendors + 15 food trucks + live music + local breweries on tap
Website: www.northshoregreenmarket.com

International Summer Night Market
When: Every Fri, Sat, Sun until Sept 14
Where: 12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond
What: Multicultural market + live entertainment + food + more
Website: www.summernightmarket.com

Klahowya Village 
When: June 21 – Sept 1
Where: Stanley Park
What: Aboriginal cultural tours + cuisine + storytellling + more
Website: www.aboriginalbc.com/klahowya-village

Richmond Night Market
When: Every Fri, Sat, Sun until Oct 13
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond
What: Over 250 booths + food + entertainment + ziplines
Website: www.richmondnightmarket.com

 

To see more events happening in Vancouver, visit our Events Calendar.

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