August Long Weekend Events 2011

Thursday, July 28th, 2011 — 2:00pm PST
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The August long weekend has crept up slowly and I’m almost in disbelief that July is coming to an end. While it was a bit of a grey month (with many soggy patches) hopefully things will pick up for August before scarves, sweaters, and back to school clothes in shop windows bring on the grim reality that summer is almost over.

Tsawwassen Beach
Photo credit: rbrtwhite on Flickr

With the sun finally shining, there’s so much going on this weekend that, aside from doing my main monthly event listings for August, I’ve decided to serve up a special long weekend event roundup:

Metro Vancouver
Saturday, July 30
Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs LA Galaxy
Mount Pleasant Smoking Sausage BBQ Cook-Off
Celebration of Light fireworks
Balkan Beats Extravaganza
Powell Street Festival
Burnaby Village Museum Farmers Market
Patio Summerfest at the River Market in New Westminster
Last day of the Neanderthal Arts Festival
Opening weekend of West Vancouver’s Harmony Arts Festival
BC Renaissance Festival begins

Sunday, July 31
Vancouver Pride Parade
BC Place Free Public Open House
Powell Street Festival
12th Street Music Festival in New Westminster

Saturday, July 30
Araxi Longtable Series in Pemberton
Saturday, July 30 & Sunday, July 31
Canadian National BBQ Championships

To list your community, non-profit, family-oriented, public or ticketed event for free, you can email me to be included in my monthly event listings. Please include the exact date and a link (website or Facebook event).

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  1. Al says:

    Really wish I could be there for the Celebration of Lights. Someday…

  2. Rebecca, just discovered you! Coming to Vancouver for week and want to experience Punjabi Market plus other cultural enclaves (beyond Chinatown etc)…what’s interesting that I wouldn’t find in a guidebook…
    interested in food/culture/LIVING MUSEUM…check out our blog, want to write about Vancouver

  3. Julio Aguilar says:

    What do I on BC Day?!!?

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