Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

The sleigh bells have begun, the colourful lights have turned on, and it’s time to start scheduling all the holiday sparkle, Christmas markets, and Santa visits you can handle from now until the end of December. Canyon Lights, Peak of Christmas, Aurora, Glow Gardens and more begin this weekend, alongside favourites like East Van Panto, Indigenous Fashion Week, and Fuse all happen this weekend as well!

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What’s happening in Vancouver theatre in September (updated)

Cast of The Shipment, coming later in September to the Firehall Arts Centre. Jens Kristian Balle photo.

Well of course there’s the Vancouver Fringe Festival. From Sept. 5-15, the multi-limbed monster will be gobbling up most of the oxygen in the local theatre scene. There is however lots of other productions happening, especially towards the end of the month. Read on. (Note: this post has been updated Sept. 4 2019)

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What’s happening in Vancouver theatre in September (updated)

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend

This weekend is your chance to get a new perspective and hear a voice you may not otherwise with one of the many films at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival. The PNE is also now officially open with rides, weird foods and more; SeaWheeze is on with yoga, a run and an outdoor music festival; and Ambleside Park has the Blue Oyster Cult and Tom Cochrane.

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend

Happy Vancouver Pride! It’s a long, rainbow-flagged weekend to celebrate LGBTQ2IA+ voices and to contemplate how far we’ve come and the work that still needs to be done to ensure equality for all. Alongside a packed Pride schedule there’s also the Mural Festival, an arts festival, a Japanese festival and a fireworks competition. It’s a pretty good weekend to be in Vancouver!

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

This weekend Vancouver Pride kicks off on Friday night with an outdoor disco downtown! And then you can paddle a light-up kayak to watch the Celebration of Light fireworks on Saturday and keep the bright colours flying for Caribbean days on Sunday.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

The summer festivals are ON! Theatre Under the Stars, Dancing on the Edge, Indian Summer Fest, Showboat, Khatsahlano Music + Art Fest and Carnaval del Sol are all on this weekend, along with outdoor symphony and art exhibits. It’s a good weekend to get outside.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Canada Day Weekend

It’s Canada Day long weekend, so bust out the red and white, grab a Caesar, a local beer or anything maple, and celebrate your way through to Monday.  Get out to the Indigenous Summer Stage on Friday to start your dance to outdoor and indoor music all weekend long with acts across Metro Vancouver like the Vancouver Symphony, and The Roots. The grande finale is on Monday with family-friendly parties and fireworks downtown and beyond.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Canada Day Weekend