Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Happy Labour Day weekend!  Plan the last long weekend of the summer with our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend, Friday through Monday!

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TAIWANfest | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

TAIWANfest at the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza – Photo Credit – TAIWANfest (facebook)

TAIWANfest; Saturday August 30 – Monday September 1 @ various locations around downtown Vancouver
Free admission
Celebrate Taiwanese arts and culture with music, workshops, and fun activities for the whole family!  Don’t miss the karaoke showdown, artisan fair, storytelling, evening concerts, Pili Puppetry exhibit and live fashion show, and the Rice vs Noodles culinary battle.  Check the website for the full event schedule!

 


 

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Friday August 29th

 

 

 

Vancouver Art Gallery - Douglas Coupland | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Artwork: Douglas Coupland – Photo Credit – Vancouver Art Gallery

Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything; 10:00AM-7:00PM @ Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St), downtown Vancouver
Regular admission rates
The first major survey exhibition of the artist’s work.  Douglas Coupland is an artist based in Vancouver whose remarkably prolific production across a diverse range of media over the past 12 years addresses the singularity of Canadian culture, the power of language, as well as the ever-pervasive presence of technology in everyday life.  More info at the link. Get exclusive rates at Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre.  On through September 1.

Twilight at Trout Lake; 6:30PM-9:30PM @ Trout Lake Park (3300 Victoria Dr), Vancouver
Free
A celebration of the natural beauty of our park, with music and lanterns creating by neighbors and artists working together.  Participate in one of the group installations or make your own lantern to carry as you meander through the darkening landscape.

Richmond Olympic Oval | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Richmond Olympic Oval (facebook)

Summer Playdays: Games Zone & Boot Camp; 10:00AM-7:45PM @ Richmond Olympic Oval Waterfront Plaza (6111 River Rd), Richmond
Free
Play bocce, hula hoops, croquet, chess, checkers, ping pong, backgammon, or just lounge about and enjoy the cool breeze off the water on the plaza.  At 6:45PM start your weekend off right with a drop-in session led by Oval instructors.  Sign up at the Oval front desk or phone 778.296.1400 anytime that same day to register.  Bring a towel and water bottle!  More info at the link.

27th Annual Squamish Nation Youth Powwow; 7:00PM @ Capilano Reserve Park Grounds (100 Mathias Rd), West Vancouver
$5
This family friendly event includes an outdoor contest Powwow, an Aboriginal dance competition, traditional salmon barbeque, and arts and crafts market.  On through August 31.

The Day Trippers Beatles Experience | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Frederico’s Supper Club

The Day Trippers Beatles Experience; 6:30PM @ Federico’s Supper Club (1728 Commercial Dr), Vancouver
$50, includes 3 course dinner and show ticket
The Day Trippers are a Vancouver based Beatles tribute band, transporting you back to the touring days of the early 1960s.  The band embodies the exuberance of the early 1960’s spirit that the Beatles brought to the stage.  Inspired by the mod culture and a love of blues and pop music, The Day Trippers deliver the incredible music of The Beatles at their energetic peak.

15th Anniversary Vancouver International Tap Dance Festival; 8:00PM @ Norman Rothstein Theatre (950 W 41st Ave at Oak St), Vancouver
$34 for tonight’s two performances; other pricing in effect
VITF 2014 is a non-stop, jam-packed, four-day tap extravaganza for everyone.  Performances include Dorrance Dance, a VITF commissioned work, two residencies, a one-week intensive in an idyllic setting, youth ensemble training, a gala evening featuring the first-ever Tap Grace Awards, and more.  On through August 31.

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (facebook)

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival; times vary @ various locations, Vancouver
$10-12 + $2 VLAFF membership fee; other pricing in effect
Explore the art of contemporary Latin American cinema through the eyes of its filmmakers.  Check the website for the full movie and special events listing.  On through September 7.

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.

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

Photo Credit – Theatre Under The Stars Vancouver (facebook)

Theatre Under The Stars: Legally Blonde Closing Night; 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 30 with Shrek: The Musical on alternate evenings. Limited tickets available (in person) from Tickets Tonight.

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.

Bard On The Beach - Equivocation | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Equivocation – Photo Credit – Davie Blue for Bard On The Beach

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!

SummerFest 2014: Feel Good Friday; 12:00PM @ Lonsdale Quay (123 Carrie Cates Ct), North Vancouver
Free admission
It’s the last weekend of SummerFest!  Bring the family today for free zumba dance classes, yoga classes, and live music.  On through August 31.

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

Photo Credit – Vikki Leung (twitter)

Music at the Cannery: Harpdog Brown & Jordan Edmonds; 6:30PM @ Gulf of Georgia Cannery (12138 Fourth Ave), Steveston Village, Richmond
By donation
The last performance for this year’s summer music series at The Cannery.  Show start at 6:30PM; arrive early to ensure a seat.  Tonight’s feature: Harpdog Brown, one of Canada’s premier blues singers and harp masters, teams up with Jordan Edmonds, a young man with an old soul when it comes to playing blues guitar.

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!

Richmond Night Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

The Roche Buds at Richmond Night Market – Photo Credit – Vikki Leung (twitter)

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.

Sunset Beach Social; 5:00PM-sundown @ Sunset Beach (Beach Ave between Bute St & Thurlow St), downtown Vancouver
Free admission
Get ready to hit the beach!  Check out Sunset Beach Social, an art, food, and music event for the whole family.   Featuring a roving Mariachi band, ping pong tourny, art market, and free food!  See the link for more details.

Take Off Fridays | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – YVR Airport

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).

 

 

 


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Saturday August 30th

 

 

Nikkei Matsuri | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Nikkei Matsuri (facebook)

2nd Annual Nikkei Matsuri; 10:00AM-9:00PM @ Nikkei Centre (6688 Southoaks Cres), Burnaby
Free
Be transported into an authentic Japanese festival experience!  Attractions include dynamic cultural performances, children’s games, delicious food, cultural displays, and lots of family activities.  Limited parking; we suggest taking transit!  On through August 31.

27th Annual Squamish Nation Youth Powwow; 1:00PM & 7:00PM @ Capilano Reserve Park Grounds (100 Mathias Rd), West Vancouver
$5
This family friendly event includes an outdoor contest Powwow, an Aboriginal dance competition, traditional salmon barbeque, and arts and crafts market.  On through August 31.

Shreya Ghoshal | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Narendra Bedekar – Shreya Ghoshal (facebook)

Shreya Ghoshal; 7:30PM @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (630 Hamilton St at Seymour St), downtown Vancouver
$35-150
Enjoy an evening of old and new Bollywood classics!  Widely acknowledged as India’s Singing Sensation, you won’t want to miss Shreya’s amazing vocals.  More info at the link.

Tomato Festival; 9:00AM-3:00PM @ Earthwise Society Farm (6400 3rd Ave), Delta
Free admission
An annual farm fresh festival!  Celebrate and taste the difference that certified organic makes with 25 varieties of organic heirloom tomatoes.  Enjoy a day on the farm with the whole family and enjoy live music, a farmer’s market, kids zone, farm tours, and food!  Taste heirloom tomatoes and pick your favorite.  More details at the website.

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (facebook)

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival; times vary @ various locations, Vancouver
$10-12 + $2 VLAFF membership fee; other pricing in effect
Explore the art of contemporary Latin American cinema through the eyes of its filmmakers.  Check the website for the full movie and special events listing.  On through September 7.

Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything; 10:00AM-7:00PM @ Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St), downtown Vancouver
Regular admission rates
The first major survey exhibition of the artist’s work.  Douglas Coupland is an artist based in Vancouver whose remarkably prolific production across a diverse range of media over the past 12 years addresses the singularity of Canadian culture, the power of language, as well as the ever-pervasive presence of technology in everyday life.  More info at the link. Get exclusive rates at Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre.  On through September 1.

Mad T-Party | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Mad T-Party Fundraiser; 2:00PM-4:00PM @ Hawksworth Restaurant (801 W Georgia St), Rosewood Georgia Vancouver Hotel, downtown Vancouver
$40-65; 19+ only
You are cordially invited to a Mad Hatter tea party fundraiser!  Enjoy an Alice in Wonderland tea party at one of the best restaurants in Vancouver.  All proceeds will be donated to Canadian Feed The Children, an organisation committed to creating a world where children thrive free from poverty.  More details at the website.

15th Anniversary Vancouver International Tap Dance Festival; 8:00PM @ Norman Rothstein Theatre (950 W 41st Ave at Oak St), Vancouver
$38 for tonight’s performance; other pricing in effect
VITF 2014 is a non-stop, jam-packed, four-day tap extravaganza for everyone.  Performances include Dorrance Dance, a VITF commissioned work, two residencies, a one-week intensive in an idyllic setting, youth ensemble training, a gala evening featuring the first-ever Tap Grace Awards, and more.  On through August 31.

Hook | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Hook – Photo Credit – Amblin Entertainment & TriStar Pictures

FreshAirCinema Movie Night: Hook; 8:00PM @ Douglas Park (20550 Douglas Cres), Langley
Free
Enjoy a free movie under the stars with the whole family!  Bring your own lawn chair and/or blanket.

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!

Richmond Night Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Richmond Night Market – Photo Credit – Vikki Leung (twitter)

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.

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!

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

Photo Credit – Theatre Under The Stars Vancouver (facebook)

Theatre Under The Stars: Shrek Closing Night; 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 30 with Legally Blonde: The Musical on alternate evenings.  Limited tickets available (in person) from Tickets Tonight.

SummerFest 2014: 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 | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Kerrisdale Farmers Market – Photo Credit – Vikki Leung (twitter)

Trout Lake Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-2:00PM @ John Hendry Park (13th Ave between Lakewood & Templeton), Vancouver
Kerrisdale Farmers’ Market; 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
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!

Surrey Food Cart Fest | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Food Cart Fest

Surrey Food Cart Fest Last Day; 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.

3rd Annual Gastown BBQ & Chili Festival; 12:00PM-5:00PM @ 200 block Carrall St, Gastown, downtown Vancouver
Free admission; 4 taster tokens for $10, 8 taster tokens for $20
Don’t miss this showdown between Gastown restaurants competing for bragging rights for the best bbq and chili in town.  There’ll be live music, beer tents, wing eating competitions, pig roasts, and more!  Check the website for the full event schedule.  On through August 31.

Second Sunday Series - Rising Stars - Roedde House Museum | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Roedde House Museum (facebook)

Victoria Vancouver Family Portraits Exhibition Launch; 1:00PM-4:00PM @ Roedde House Museum (1415 Barclay St), West End, downtown Vancouver
Regular admission rates
This new exhibit will tell the story of three families from distinct cultures who were foundational pioneers in Victorian-era Vancouver. From Hawaiian longshoremen to Chinese printers to German bookbinders, each of these families created their own sites of culture, commerce & community in the city’s early years.

The Curious Flea; 10:00AM-5:00PMPM @ River Market (810 Quayside Dr), New Westminster
Free admission
Satisfy your curiosity!  There will be everything from Mid-Century Modern to 60’s kitsch to atomic funk to steampunk to upcycled treasures and everything in between.  Don’t miss the epic LEGO build to the Battle of the Curious and more!  On through August 31.

 

 


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Sunday August 31st

 

 

Nikkei Matsuri | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Nikkei Matsuri (facebook)

2nd Annual Nikkei Matsuri; 10:00AM-9:00PM @ Nikkei Centre (6688 Southoaks Cres), Burnaby
Free
Be transported into an authentic Japanese festival experience!  Attractions include dynamic cultural performances, children’s games, delicious food, cultural displays, and lots of family activities.  Limited parking; we suggest taking transit!

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.

Birds of a Feather - Say Hello & Goodbye | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Spotted Towhee – Photo Credit – Don Enright – Stanley Park Ecology Society (facebook)

Birds of a Feather: Say Hello & Goodbye; 9:00AM-11:00AM, meet @ Stanley Park Nature House (north foot of Alberni St), Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver
By donation
The birds that have graced us with their presence this summer are starting to head south. At the same time other birds are arriving from the north.  Join the Stanley Park Nature House for a two-hour easy walking exploration to learn about bird identification and behaviour.

Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything; 10:00AM-7:00PM @ Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St), downtown Vancouver
Regular admission rates
The first major survey exhibition of the artist’s work.  Douglas Coupland is an artist based in Vancouver whose remarkably prolific production across a diverse range of media over the past 12 years addresses the singularity of Canadian culture, the power of language, as well as the ever-pervasive presence of technology in everyday life.  More info at the link. Get exclusive rates at Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre.  On through September 1.

15th Anniversary Vancouver International Tap Dance Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vancouver Tap Dance Society

15th Anniversary Vancouver International Tap Dance Festival; 5:00PM / 8:00PM @ Norman Rothstein Theatre (950 W 41st Ave at Oak St), Vancouver
Free for Tap It Out, $27 for today’s Festival Showcase; other pricing in effect
VITF 2014 is a non-stop, jam-packed, four-day tap extravaganza for everyone.  Performances include Dorrance Dance, a VITF commissioned work, two residencies, a one-week intensive in an idyllic setting, youth ensemble training, a gala evening featuring the first-ever Tap Grace Awards, and more.  Don’t miss Tap It Out, a free outdoor event on Granville Street at 5PM today!

27th Annual Squamish Nation Youth Powwow; 1:00PM @ Capilano Reserve Park Grounds (100 Mathias Rd), West Vancouver
$5
This family friendly event includes an outdoor contest Powwow, an Aboriginal dance competition, traditional salmon barbeque, and arts and crafts market.

Richmond Olympic Oval | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Richmond Olympic Oval (facebook)

Summer Playdays: Outdoor Movie & Concert Bash; 4:00PM-10:00PM @ Richmond Olympic Oval Waterfront Plaza (6111 River Rd), Richmond
Free
Featuring live music from the Peak Performance Project finalist, Jordan Klassen, and “violinistextremist” Kytami, a Let It Go sing-along with the Frozen Queen, food trucks, bouncy castles, games zone, a tumble bus, Frozen the movie at 8:15PM and more!  Limited space available.  Check out the full schedule at the link.

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!

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (facebook)

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival; times vary @ various locations, Vancouver
$10-12 + $2 VLAFF membership fee; other pricing in effect
Explore the art of contemporary Latin American cinema through the eyes of its filmmakers.  Check the website for the full movie and special events listing.  On through September 7.

Free Family Days At The Gallery; 12:00PM-3:00PM @ Contemporary Art Gallery (555 Nelson St), downtown Vancouver
Free
On the last Saturday of every month, the CAG invites all ages to drop-in for short exhibition tours and free art making activities that respond to the CAG’s current exhibitions.

10th Annual Victory Square Block Party | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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10th Annual Victory Square Block Party; 2:00PM-9:00PM @ Victory Square (E Hastings at Cambie St), Gastown, downtown Vancouver
Free
Vancouver’s annual unoffical end of summer party!  Check out the live performances, DJs, food trucks, raffle draws, and join the afterparty at 303 Columbia.  More info at the link.

Urban Guerilla Folk Festival; 1:30PM-5:00PM @ E Hastings St (Princess to Heatley Ave), Vancouver
Free
Featuring musicians, fire eaters, folk dancers, drummers, jugglers, crafters, and a potluck.

International Summer Night Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

International Summer Night Market – Photo Credit – International Summer Night Market

Richmond Night Market; 7:00PM-11:00PM @ 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.

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!

SummerFest at Lonsdale Quay | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Lonsdale Quay Market (facebook)

SummerFest 2014; 1:00PM @ Lonsdale Quay (123 Carrie Cates Ct), North Vancouver
Free admission
It’s the last weekend of SummerFest!  Bring the family today for a free outdoor concert today at 1PM and 3:30PM.  Check the website for the complete list of musical talent.

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.

Fort Langley - Fort Farm Fest | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Fort Langley National Historic Site

Fort Farm Fest; 10:00AM-5:00PM @ Fort Langley national Historic Site (23433 Mavis Ave), Langley
Regular admission rates
Explore the heritage garden and feed the farm animals at this authentic Hudson’s Bay Company fort.  Built in 1827, Fort Langley’s workers operated a 2000-acre farm. Watch the cooper make a barrel, the container of choice for exporting butter and potatoes! Compete in the farm relay and watch farm-related demos.  Check the website for the full day schedule.  On through September 1.

Kerrisdale Antique Fair; 10:00AM-5:00PM @ Kerrisdale Arena (5670 E Blvd at W 41st Ave), Kerrisdale, Vancouver
$7; other pricing in effect
Vancouver’s favourite antiques fair, held in the charming and historic neighbourhood of Kerrisdale, features over 60 specialty vendors with over 250 tables of 18th, 19th and 20th century antiques and vintage collectibles.  A style for every collector, from folk to formal!  Check the website for more details.  On through August 31.

Firehall Farmers Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Kitsilano Farmers Market; 10:00AM-2:00PM @ 2690 Larch St at W 10th Ave, Vancouver
Ambleside Farmers Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ Ambleside (1500 block Bellevue), West Vancouver
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market; 10:00AM-2:00PM @ 2300 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
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.

3rd Annual Gastown BBQ & Chili Festival; 12:00PM-11:00PM @ 200 block Carrall St, Gastown, downtown Vancouver
Free admission; 4 taster tokens for $10, 8 taster tokens for $20
Don’t miss this showdown between Gastown restaurants competing for bragging rights for the best bbq and chili in town.  There’ll be live music, beer tents, wing eating competitions, pig roasts, and more!  Check the website for the full event schedule.  On through August 31.

Curious Flea | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – River Market

The Curious Flea; 10:00AM-5:00PMPM @ River Market (810 Quayside Dr), New Westminster
Free admission
Satisfy your curiosity!  There will be everything from Mid-Century Modern to 60’s kitsch to atomic funk to steampunk to upcycled treasures and everything in between.  Don’t miss the epic LEGO build to the Battle of the Curious and more!  On through August 31.

 


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Monday September 1st

 

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (facebook)

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival; times vary @ various locations, Vancouver
$10-12 + $2 VLAFF membership fee; other pricing in effect
Explore the art of contemporary Latin American cinema through the eyes of its filmmakers.  Check the website for the full movie and special events listing.  On through September 7.

Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything; 10:00AM-7:00PM @ Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St), downtown Vancouver
Regular admission rates
The first major survey exhibition of the artist’s work.  Douglas Coupland is an artist based in Vancouver whose remarkably prolific production across a diverse range of media over the past 12 years addresses the singularity of Canadian culture, the power of language, as well as the ever-pervasive presence of technology in everyday life.  More info at the link. Get exclusive rates at Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre.  On through September 1.

Monster's University | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Monster’s University – Photo Credit – Disney Movies

FreshAirCinema Movie Night: Monster’s University; 8:45PM @ Totem Park Residences (2525 West Mall), University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Free
Enjoy a free movie under the stars with the whole family!  Bring your own lawn chair and/or blanket.

Music In The Park; 12:00PM-5:00PM @ Cleveland Park (Capilano rd at Prospect Ave), North Vancouver
Free
What better way to end the summer than spending the day outside, listening to great music and soaking up the summer sun?  There will be a full line up of performers, visual art displays, live art demonstrations and sales, and fun children’s activities.  Check the website for the artist line up.

Richmond Night Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Richmond Night Market – Photo Credit – Vikki Leung (twitter)

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.

Kerrisdale Antique Fair; 10:00AM-5:00PM @ Kerrisdale Arena (5670 E Blvd at W 41st Ave), Kerrisdale, Vancouver
$7; other pricing in effect
Vancouver’s favourite antiques fair, held in the charming and historic neighbourhood of Kerrisdale, features over 60 specialty vendors with over 250 tables of 18th, 19th and 20th century antiques and vintage collectibles.  A style for every collector, from folk to formal!  Check the website for more details.  On through August 31.

Fort Langley - Fort Farm Fest | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Destination British Columbia

Fort Farm Fest; 10:00AM-5:00PM @ Fort Langley national Historic Site (23433 Mavis Ave), Langley
Regular admission rates
Explore the heritage garden and feed the farm animals at this authentic Hudson’s Bay Company fort.  Built in 1827, Fort Langley’s workers operated a 2000-acre farm. Watch the cooper make a barrel, the container of choice for exporting butter and potatoes! Compete in the farm relay and watch farm-related demos.  Check the website for the full day schedule.

 



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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