5 amazing events for animal lovers this summer in Vancouver

They don’t call them the dog days of summer without reason! This summer in Vancouver, there are plenty of events happening that are perfect for anyone who loves animals.

There are events for cat lovers, dog lovers, and everything in between. Check out the events below!

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5 amazing events for animal lovers this summer in Vancouver

Dance, Drag and Art Outside! It’s Vancouver’s Pride Premiere

By Rachel Rosenberg

This year’s Pride Premiere event, hosted by the Vancouver Pride Society, will be held at Šxʷƛənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (850 W Georgia Street, the North side of the Vancouver Art Gallery). Coming up on Friday, July 26th and running for seven hours from 5 PM onwards, there will be dancing, a beer garden, drag performances, food trucks, community resources and more.

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Dance, Drag and Art Outside! It’s Vancouver’s Pride Premiere

Your Guide to Wellness Events in Vancouver – August 2019

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You’re in Vancouver, the sun is out, and you’re likely in very good company. Why not check out an outdoor yoga class, eat some good soul food, or take an incredible day trip from the city? Make the most of the rest of summer — here’s out pick of August’s wellness events!

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Your Guide to Wellness Events in Vancouver – August 2019

See free dance this Saturday (and every Saturday in July) afternoon

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Dances for a Small Stage’s Summer Series features contemporary dance from local artists in downtown Vancouver’s Bute Robson Plaza (800 Bute) every Saturday in the month of July beginning at 4 p.m.

The first in the series was last weekend, but there are three Saturdays left this month—and plenty of dance excitement! See below for more about the Summer Series.

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See free dance this Saturday (and every Saturday in July) afternoon

Shipyards Grand Opening marks a unique new space on Vancouver’s North Shore

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Although we were devastated to hear that the 2019 Fun City Festival and its giant waterslide down Lonsdale Avenue was cancelled for the year, spirits were raised after hearing about the Shipyards Grand Opening on July 20 in North Vancouver.

The Shipyards is a unique, interactive, and activity-driven place in the heart of North Vancouver, just a quick Seabus ride from Downtown.

There will be activity and entertainment throughout the waterfront for all ages and you’ll get a first look into the exciting new spaces that will be opening with the Shipyards.

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Shipyards Grand Opening marks a unique new space on Vancouver’s North Shore

Six acts to see at this year’s Vancouver Folk Music Festival

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Locals know that one of the city’s best summer weekends is the weekend of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival. Thousands gather in Jericho Beach Park, near the beach, to watch hundreds of performers in a variety of genres. Here are a few acts we think are worth checking out during the festival, July 19-21 (click on band names for video link). For a full schedule and ticket info visit thefestival.bc.ca.

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Six acts to see at this year’s Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

This weekend is a good weekend to be an animal lover. You can toast to aquatic life at the aquarium, watch dogs with tiny little legs run a race at Hastings Racecourse, and giggle the night away at Yuk Yuks while helping the BCPSCA. Plus there’s plenty of music, dance, and theatre across the city in between all that cuteness.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend