Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Loads of community festivals and outdoor concerts happening around the Metro Vancouver area this Friday through Sunday.  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Friday August 15th

 

 

Gateway Pacific Theatre Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Gateway Pacific Theatre Festival: Detention; 8:00PM @ Gateway Theatre (6500 Gilbert Rd), Richmond
$50, other pricing in effect; festival pass available
Detention is a non-verbal physical comedy for all ages – no translation needed!  This fresh example of classic Hong Kong humor translates to all audiences without words. The piece is an acrobatic comedy combining clowning, martial arts and percussion.  Performed by a group of talented comedians, drummers, tap dancers, xiqu (Chinese Opera) performers & even a Kung Fu master!  On through August 17; part of the Pacific Theatre Festival.

Robson Square Summer Dance Series: Ballroom Dancing; 7:30PM-11:30PM @ Robson Square (800 Robson St), downtown Vancouver
Free
Since 1991, DanceSport BC has put on a social ballroom dance event every Friday during the summer months. With more than 500 attendees a night, people of all ages gather for a fun-fill night of dancing. Whether you are a dance professional or have two left feet; on your 100th date or your first; with a group of old friends or getting to know a new city, these dances are for you.

Blueridge Chamber Music Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Blueridge Chamber Music Festival: Ciel, Air et Vents; 7:00PM-9:00PM @ Mt Seymour United Church (1200 Parkgate Ave), North Vancouver
$20, other pricing in effect; festival pass available
The Blueridge Chamber Music Festival is back for its fifth anniversary season with Ciel, Air et Vents!  Experience the beauty of music from some of Canada’s finest young musicians.  See the link for the evening’s programme.  The Festival is on select days through August 23.

Summer Concerts in Edgemont Village; 7:00PM-9:00PM @ Edgemont Village (Edgemont Blvd between Ridgewood Dr and W Queens Rd), North Vancouver
Live In Lynn Valley Village; 7:00PM-9:00PM @ Lynn Valley Village (1277 Lynn Valley Rd), North Vancouver
Free admission
North Vancouver’s outdoor family friendly summer concert series is back! Bands are selected to bring vibrant, diverse and fun music to each Friday evening, through August 22. There’s always something for every musical taste; see the websites for the full schedule.

Theatre Under The Stars | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Theatre Under The Stars: Legally Blonde; 8:00PM @ Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver
$20-45
When pretty-in-pink princess Elle Woods is dumped by her boyfriend Warner, she follows him to Harvard Law School to win back his heart. Full of irresistible song and breathtaking dance, this blonde-tastic musical was the hit of 2013! Runs from July 12-August 23 with Shrek: The Musical on alternate evenings. Limited tickets available (in person) from Tickets Tonight.

CBC Musical Nooners: Woodpigeon; 12:00PM-1:00PM @ CBC Plaza (700 Hamilton St), Yaletown, downtown Vancouver
Free
The sounds of summer are back for the fifth year! Don’t miss these free, live music concerts every weekday at noon. Grab your lunch, your friends, and your co-workers! Today’s feature: Woodpigeon.  You’ve got to like somebody with a song title like, Are you there God?, it’s me Mark. Thoughtful charming music that gets your toe gently tapping even while you feel a tug at your heart.

BC Renaissance Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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BC Renaissance Festival; 3:00PM-9:00PM @ Albion Fairgrounds (23448 105 Ave), Maple Ridge
$10, other pricing in effect; weekend passes available
4.5 acres of pure fun!  4 stages offer variety entertainment all day long. Be dazzled with a fully armored joust, the King and his glittering Court, amazing arts and crafts, delicious food, fine spirits, music, dance, parades, rides and games.  Join in for a weekend of play!  On through August 17.

Shipyards Night Market; 5:00PM-10:00PM @ Shipyards Plaza (15 Wallace Mews), North Vancouver
Free admission
The North Vancouver Night Market is in a class of its own with over 15 food trucks, live music, around 100 vendors, and a beer garden with locally brewed beer on tap. On every Friday Night through September 26, featuring local products, showcasing BC’s artisans, bakers and farmers.

City Centre Outdoor Movie Night - Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

City Centre Outdoor Movie Night – Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2

City Centre Outdoor Movie Night: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2; 7:00PM-11:00PM @ Lansdowne Centre (5300 No. 3 Rd), Richmond
Free
Join us for an outdoor screening of Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 in the northwest corner of Lansdowne Centre parking lot (by Future Shop). C raft with the Richmond Art Truck, munch with the Eat Chicken Wraps food truck, get your face painted and more!  Movie starts 9PM; bring a blanket and padded surface for comfort as this event is held on concrete.

Kitsilano Showboat: Top Line Vocal, Summer Oasis; 7:00PM @ Kitsilano Beach (2300 Cornwall Ave), Vancouver
Free
Kitsilano Showboat’s 79th season of music and dance continues every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday until August 16. Join in on the historic stage next to Kits Pool at 7:00PM. There’s something different every evening, but always the most beautiful view in the world.

Gulf of Georgia Cannery  | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Music at the Cannery: Robert Hubele; 6:30PM @ Gulf of Georgia Cannery (12138 Fourth Ave), Steveston Village, Richmond
By donation
The Cannery’s summer music series continues every Friday night until August 29, rain or shine. Shows start at 6:30PM; arrive early to ensure a seat. Tonight’s feature: original jazz, blues, country and pop music from Robert Hubele, who plays slide-Dobro and acoustic/electric guitar.

Sunset Beach Social| Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Sunset Beach Social; 5:00PM @ Sunset Beach (Beach Ave between Bute & Thurlow), downtown Vancouver [POSTPONED TO AUGUST 29]
Free admission
Featuring some of Vancouver’s top food trucks, alongside an art market, outdoor roller disco, sand castle competition, and live music!

Surrey Night Market; 6:00PM-11:00PM @ Cloverdale Exhibition Grounds (17726 62 Ave), Surrey
Richmond Night Market; 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 8351 River Rd (next to River Rock Casino Resort), Richmond
International Summer Night Market; 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way), Richmond
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
Open air summer markets with vendors and food stalls to satisfy all your night market needs! See the websites for more details.

Il Mercato - Italian Night Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Il Mercato: Italian Night Market; 3:00PM-7:00PM @ Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre (E 12th Ave & Slocan St), Vancouver
Free admission
Vancouver’s first Italian Night Market starts today!  Don’t miss the fresh local produce, local artisans’ handmade products, live music, Italian focused demonstrations, and delicious food!  Tonight: Learn to make homemade pasta at 4PM & 6PM.  On every third Friday of the month from August through November.

Take Off Fridays at YVR; 9:00AM-3:00PM @ Vancouver International Airport (3211 Grant McConachie Way), Richmond
Free admission
Featuring live entertainment by local musicians, caricaturists, ballonists, face painting, and photo ops with the much loved YVR mascots. Take the Canada Line directly to the terminals, or enjoy special parking rates of $5 (for four hours).

Bard on the Beach | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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25th Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival; times vary @ Vanier Park, Vancouver
$33-47, other pricing in effect; multi-show passes available
Celebrating its 25th Season in 2014, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June 11 through September 20. This year features A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Cymbeline, and Bill Cain’s Equivocation!

 

 

 


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Saturday August 16th

 

 

Hawkers Market & Eastside Flea - Day 2 Night Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Hawkers Market & Eastside Flea: Day 2 Night Market; 10:00AM-2:00AM @ The Independent (188 Kingsway), Vancouver
$10
Hawkers Market is coming together with The Eastside Flea to host a summer market explosion!  Featuring Vancouver’s favorite flea market, local food vendors, large bar with craft beer & fun summer cocktails, outdoor food trucks, live music & DJ’s… this is an event like Vancouver has never seen before!  More details at the link.

Gateway Pacific Theatre Festival: Detention; 1:00PM & 8:00PM @ Gateway Theatre (6500 Gilbert Rd), Richmond
$50, other pricing in effect; festival pass available
Detention is a non-verbal physical comedy for all ages – no translation needed!  This fresh example of classic Hong Kong humor translates to all audiences without words. The piece is an acrobatic comedy combining clowning, martial arts and percussion.  Performed by a group of talented comedians, drummers, tap dancers, xiqu (Chinese Opera) performers & even a Kung Fu master!  On through August 17; part of the Pacific Theatre Festival.

BC Renaissance Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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BC Renaissance Festival; 9:00AM-9:00PM @ Albion Fairgrounds (23448 105 Ave), Maple Ridge
$20, other pricing in effect; weekend passes available
4.5 acres of pure fun!  4 stages offer variety entertainment all day long. Be dazzled with a fully armored joust, the King and his glittering Court, amazing arts and crafts, delicious food, fine spirits, music, dance, parades, rides and games.  Join in for a weekend of play!  On through August 17.

25th Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival; times vary @ Vanier Park, Vancouver
$33-47, other pricing in effect; multi-show passes available
Celebrating its 25th Season in 2014, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June 11 through September 20. This year features A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Cymbeline, and Bill Cain’s Equivocation! * Don’t miss Bard Explored Discovering Shakespeare Talks today at 11:30AM!

Vancouver International Wrestling Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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2nd Annual Vancouver International Wrestling Festival; 9:00AM-4:00PM @ Robson Square (800 Robson St), downtown Vancouver
Free
The VIWF celebrates the sport of wrestling through competition, culture, and dialogue.  To celebrate the International Olympic Committee’s decision last September to keep wrestling in the Olympic Games, this year’s festival showcases local youth programs and university programs from across BC and visiting teams from the USA.  Watch some of the provinces best athletes compete and learn about the success BC athletes have had internationally and locally.

Kitsilano Showboat Last Day!: Mexico Vivo Dance Group; 7:00PM @ Kitsilano Beach (2300 Cornwall Ave), Vancouver
Free
Kitsilano Showboat’s 79th season of music and dance continues every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday until tonight.  Don’t miss the closing ceremonies to mark the close of 77 consecutive years tonight.

11th Annual Cloverdale Blueberry Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Pie eating contest! – Photo Credit – Cloverdale Blueberry Festival

11th Annual Cloverdale Blueberry Festival; 10:00AM-4:00PM @ various venues in Cloverdale, Surrey
Free admission
A community event spread throughout Cloverdale Town Centre, including the Surrey Show N Shine car show, amusement rides, farmers market, blueberry pie eating contests, blueberry arts festival, trolley ride,s and a variety of exhibitors plus Cloverdale Merchants and Services.  More info at the link.

Surrey Night Market; 6:00PM-11:00PM @ Cloverdale Exhibition Grounds (17726 62 Ave), Surrey
Richmond Night Market; 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 8351 River Rd (next to River Rock Casino Resort), Richmond
International Summer Night Market; 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way), Richmond
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
Open air summer markets with vendors and food stalls to satisfy all your night market needs! See the websites for more details.

13th Annual Korean Cultural Heritage Society Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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13th Annual Korean Cultural Heritage Society Festival; 10:00AM-8:00PM @ Swangard Stadium, (3883 Imperial St), Burnaby
Free
Featuring a special opening ceremony with a 100-member traditional drum-and-dance troupe, a royal wedding re-enactment, a rare public demonstration of Jultagi (Korean tightrope-walk/acrobatics), breakdancing demos, taekwondo demos, live performances, music, face-painting, photo booths, food, and more!

World’s Largest Sandbox; 10:00AM-8:00PM @ Ceperley Field at Second Beach, Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver
Free
A day of fun in the sun while learning about children’s mental health and how it affects all of us.  There will be sand castle competitions, mini golf, kids yoga, a bouncy castle, live music and delicious food!  There will appearances from some of the world’s leading experts on children, including Dr. Shimi Kang, who will teach everyone how we can foster a community of strong, resilient and happy children.  More details at the link.

Theatre Under The Stars - Shrek | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Shrek – Photo Credit – Theatre Under The Stars (facebook)

Theatre Under The Stars: Shrek; 8:00PM @ Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver
$20-45
Adapted from the beloved film, this infectious & fun-filled comedy follows our unlikely ogre hero and his loyal sidekick Donkey on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona. Runs from July 12-August 23 with Legally Blonde: The Musical on alternate evenings. Limited tickets available (in person) from Tickets Tonight.

Dance Saturdays; 2:00PM-5:00PM @ Lonsdale Quay, North Vancouver
Free
Learn to dance at one of Vancouver’s most beautiful outdoor spaces!  Dance demonstrations and interactive lessons include the merengue, bachata, and salsa.  Rainy Day alternate location is on the 2nd floor next to the Cheshire Cheese.

Kerrisdale Farmers Market - Corn Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Kerrisdale Farmers’ Market – Corn Festival; 10:00AM-2:00PM @ East Blvd (between W 37th & 41st Ave), Vancouver
UBC Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-1:00PM @ UBC Farm (3461 Ross Drive), University of British Columbia, Vancouver
West End Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-2:00PM @ 1100 block Comox St, across from Nelson Park, West End, downtown Vancouver
Burnaby Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-2:00PM @ North Parking Lot at Burnaby City Hall (4949 Canada Way at Deer Lake Parkway), Burnaby
River District Farmers’ Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ 8683 Kerr St, Vancouver
Lonsdale Quay Farmers’ Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ Lonsdale Quay (123 Carrie Cates Court), North Vancouver
Trout Lake Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-2:00PM @ John Hendry Park (13th Ave between Lakewood & Templeton), Vancouver
Haney Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-1:00PM @ Memorial Peace Park (11900 224 St), Maple Ridge
Free admission
Don’t miss this year’s fresh summer produce at our local farmers’ markets! Check out the markets every Saturday through October for the freshest seasonal produce and products. Featuring live entertainment and a variety of different vendors. A great place to bring the whole family!

Fair At The PNE | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Fair At The PNE; 11:00AM @ PNE Playland (E Hastings St at Renfrew St), Vancouver
$16 fair gate pass; other pricing in effect
Celebrate at BC’s legendary Fair At The PNE!  With hundreds of new performances and exhibits, and more than 50 thrilling rides and attractions (not to mention the food!), this year’s fresh new Fair is definitely the best part of summer.  Don’t miss the Games of Thrones Exhibition and the Summer Night Concerts!  Tonight: Phillip Phillips.

Ultimate Car Show; 1:00PM-8:00PM @ Hard Rock Casino (2080 United Blvd), Coquitlam
Free
A free all-ages community event featuring over 350 premier, classic and specialty vehicles. There will be a significant number of privately held vehicles, including a 2015 Aston Martin Vanquish that is one of only two in Canada and has never been publicly displayed.  Other features include a 1965 Malibu SS convertible which has never been displayed, and a 1969 Camaro.  More at the link!

Food Cart Fest | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Surrey Food Cart Fest; 12:00PM-5:00PM @ Holland Park (13428 Old Yale Rd), Surrey
Free admission with a non-perishable food donation to Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society
A gathering of over 15 of the city’s most delicious food carts! Showcasing the Lower Mainland’s street food scene, there will be more than 15 trucks every week from Vancouver as well as ones from Surrey’s newly launched mobile food vending program.  On every Saturday until August 30.

 

 


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Sunday August 17th

 

 

BC Renaissance Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

BC Ren Fest’s King Henry VIII & Queen Catherine of Aragon – Photo Credit – Troy Landreville (MR Times)

BC Renaissance Festival; 9:00AM-9:00PM @ Albion Fairgrounds (23448 105 Ave), Maple Ridge
$20, other pricing in effect; weekend passes available
4.5 acres of pure fun!  4 stages offer variety entertainment all day long. Be dazzled with a fully armored joust, the King and his glittering Court, amazing arts and crafts, delicious food, fine spirits, music, dance, parades, rides and games.  Join in for a weekend of play!

Latin Summer Festival; 11:00AM-7:00PM @ Trout Lake Park (Victoria St at E 15th Ave), Vancouver
Free
An outdoor festival celebrating the Latin culture, featuring live music, an artisan market, food, and more.

Revscene Summer Meet | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Revscene Summer Meet; 10:00AM-2:00PM @ Silver City Riverport, Richmond
Free admission
The RS Summer Meet is back and bigger than ever.  Check out this family-friendly event be ready to see some great cars and friendly faces!  There will be food trucks so bring your appetite!

Gateway Pacific Theatre Festival: Detention; 1:00PM @ Gateway Theatre (6500 Gilbert Rd), Richmond
$50, other pricing in effect; festival pass available
Detention is a non-verbal physical comedy for all ages – no translation needed!  This fresh example of classic Hong Kong humor translates to all audiences without words. The piece is an acrobatic comedy combining clowning, martial arts and percussion.  Performed by a group of talented comedians, drummers, tap dancers, xiqu (Chinese Opera) performers & even a Kung Fu master!  Part of the Pacific Theatre Festival.

London Heritage Farm | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Plaque at London Heritage Farm – Photo Credit – London Heritage Farm (facebook)

London Family Farm Day; 10:00AM-4:00PM @ London Heritage Farm (6511 Dyke Rd), Richmond
$2, kids under 12 free
Things inherited and ways of life in the olden days at London Heritage Farm will be highlighted in many activities.  Featuring pony rides, a petty zoo, crafts and woodwork, face painting, butter making, plate sales and bake sales, live music, fire engine displays, and more!

Richmond Raptor Festival; 11:00AM-4:00PM @ Terra Nova Rural Park (2631 Westminster Hwy), Richmond
Free
Get up close to some of the fabulous birds of prey that make Richmond their home through interactive exhibits and activities.  Experience breathtaking falconry displays at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm.

Karaoke World Championships Canada | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Karaoke World Championships Canada; 5:00PM @ Vancouver FanClub (1050 Granville St), downtown Vancouver
Free admission
The world’s biggest karaoke event, bringing together singers from all over the world, regardless of race, nation or religion. KWC is the opportunity for aspiring singers to become stars. The Men’s and Ladies BC provincial champion win airfare to Red Deer, Alberta to compete at the National Final October 25 & 26.

25th Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival; times vary @ Vanier Park, Vancouver
$33-47, other pricing in effect; multi-show passes available
Celebrating its 25th Season in 2014, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June 11 through September 20. This year features A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Cymbeline, and Bill Cain’s Equivocation!

Fort Langley | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

View over the wall of Fort Langley – Photo Credit – Kevin Ngai

Fab Forts Day; 10:00AM-5:00PM @ Fort Langley National Historic Site (23433 Mavis Ave), Langley
Regular admission rates
Celebrate the building of our nation with historic weapons and family activities.  Learn how to make your own top hat to take home, watch blacksmithing, barrel making, shoot an airsoft musket, and more!  Full event schedule on the website.

Richmond Night Market; 7:00PM-11:00PM @ 8351 River Rd (next to River Rock Casino Resort), Richmond
International Summer Night Market; 7:00PM-11:00PM @ 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way), Richmond
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
Open air summer markets with vendors and food stalls to satisfy all your night market needs! See the websites for more details.

Vancouver Fire Fighters | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Meet Your Local Firefighters! 1:00PM-3:00PM @
Fire Hall No. 9 (1805 Victoria Dr), Vancouver
Fire Hall No. 17 (7070 Knight St), Vancouver
Fire Hall No. 22 (1005 W 59th Ave), Vancouver
Free
Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services is hosting open houses at fire halls across Vancouver throughout the summer. Meet your local firefighters, learn what they do, discuss any fire and life safety concerns that you may have, and enjoy refreshments and demonstrations.

Theatre Under The Stars: Legally Blonde; 8:00PM @ Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver
$20-45
When pretty-in-pink princess Elle Woods is dumped by her boyfriend Warner, she follows him to Harvard Law School to win back his heart. Full of irresistible song and breathtaking dance, this blonde-tastic musical was the hit of 2013! Runs from July 12-August 23 with Shrek: The Musical on alternate evenings. Limited tickets available (in person) from Tickets Tonight.

Fair At The PNE | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Fair At The PNE; 11:00AM @ PNE Playland (E Hastings St at Renfrew St), Vancouver
$16 fair gate pass; other pricing in effect
Celebrate at BC’s legendary Fair At The PNE!  With hundreds of new performances and exhibits, and more than 50 thrilling rides and attractions (not to mention the food!), this year’s fresh new Fair is definitely the best part of summer.  Don’t miss the Games of Thrones Exhibition and the Summer Night Concerts!  Tonight: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.

SummerFest 2014; 12:00PM-4:00PM @ Lonsdale Quay (123 Carrie Cates Ct), North Vancouver
Free admission
SummerFest is back! Bring the whole family for zumba, face painting, balloon designs, mehndi and henna tattoos, dance demos, interactive dance lessons, and live concerts. On through August 31.

Food Cart Fest | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Food Cart Fest; 12:00PM-5:00PM @ 215 W 1st Ave (between Cambie St Bridge & Olympic Village), False Creek, Vancouver
Free admission with a non-perishable food donation to Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society
A gathering of over 20 of the city’s most delicious food carts! Food, fun, and sun complemented by community markets, live music, DJs, craft food vendors, kids activities, ping pong, urban gardening, and more. Check the link for details.

Historical Walking Tour: Remarkable Women of English Bay; 1:00PM-2:30PM, meet outside @ Sylvia Hotel (1154 Gilford St), downtown Vancouver
$10 cash
Hear stories about the famous and the forgotten women who lived in and visited this historic section of Vancouver.  Stroll the beachfront and the streets of the neighbourhood, visit monuments, buildings, houses, former business sites and see rare historical photographs.  Also hear about the early recreational activities for women, such as beach tales of swimming races and lessons by Joe Fortes, the “camping craze” and the old roller rinks, as well as the socio-economic issues facing them and their families during those early days.

Stanley Park | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Adaptation & Evolution In The Park; 1:30PM-3:30PM @ Stanley Park Nature House (north foot of Alberni St), Lost Lagoon, Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver
$10; other pricing in effect
Fascinating relationships like those between pollinators and plants, or trees and mycelium, are the result of a millenia’s worth of selective pressures.   Learn about where these and other unique adaptations have come from and where they might be going.

Ambleside Farmers Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ Ambleside (1500 block Bellevue), West Vancouver
Kitsilano Farmers Market; 10:00AM-2:00PM @ 2690 Larch St at W 10th Ave, Vancouver
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market; 10:00AM-2:00PM @ Guelph St (between 7th & 8th Ave), Vancouver
Coquitlam Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-1:00PM @ Dogwood Pavilion (624 Poirier St at Winslow Ave), Coquitlam
White Rock Farmer’s Market; 9:00AM-1:00PM @ Miramar Plaza (15154 Russel Ave), White Rock
Ladner Village Market; 10:00AM-4:00PM @ 5028 48 Ave (at Elliot St), Delta
Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market; 10:00AM-4:00PM @ Gulf of Georgia Cannery (12138 Fourth Ave), Steveston Village, Richmond
Firehall Farmers Market; 10:00AM-2:00PM @ 11489 84th Ave, Delta
Free admission
Don’t miss this year’s fresh summer produce at our local farmers’ markets! Check out the markets on Sundays through October for the freshest seasonal produce and products. Featuring live entertainment and a variety of different vendors. A great place to bring the whole family!

Sunday Afternoon Salsa | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Sunday Afternoon Salsa; 3:00PM @ Robson Square (800 Robson St), downtown Vancouver
Free
The 2014 Sunday Afternoon Salsa season runs for nine Sundays throughout the summer, from June 29 until August 24. Try the free lessons at 3pm, watch the performances at 5pm, or just check out the social dancing throughout the afternoon and see how much fun it is! Open to everyone, even if you’ve never danced a day in your life.

 


More events on our events calendar here and here. Where will you be this weekend? Leave a comment below, or tweet me at @vikkiwkl!


 

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