August 2011 Events Vancouver


Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 — 8:23am PST
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The sun is shining, the beaches are packed and summer is finally here. We’ve had a ton of festivals and events already this season and the fun won’t stop anytime soon. Here’s my monthly roundup of what’s in store for August and be sure to check out the free outdoor movie series which continues around Metro Vancouver.

Getting some Sleep in the Sun
Photo credit: bcbusinesshub on Flickr

August 3, 2011
Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver
Celebration of Light Fireworks
August 4, 2011
Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver
Theatre Under the Stars
August 5, 2011
Take Off Fridays at YVR
Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver
MusicFest Vancouver
Theatre Under the Stars
Bard on the beach, Merchant of Venice, Richard III, As You Like It (until September)
Richmond Maritime Festival
Whistler FREE Concert Series at Olympic Plaza with Jason Mraz
Music at the Cannery in Steveston

August 6, 2011
West End Cultural Festival at Gordon House 11:00am to 3:00pm
Canadian Little League Championship tournament starts
Vancouver Chinatown Festival
Thoroughbred: A Day at the Races
Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver
Celebration of Light Fireworks
MusicFest Vancouver
Richmond Maritime Festival
Whistler FREE Concert Series at Olympic Plaza with Bif Naked
Langley Eats Local Festival

August 7, 2011
Vancouver Chinatown Festival
Vancouver Scenic City Tour (Rona MS Bike Tour)
City of Vancouver Firehall Open Houses
The World In A Garden
Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver
MusicFest Vancouver
Richmond Maritime Festival
Theatre Under the Stars
Kitsilano Community Centre’s Picnic in the Park
Steveston Family Farm Fair

August 8, 2011
MusicFest Vancouver
Theatre Under the Stars

August 9, 2011
MusicFest Vancouver
Theatre Under the Stars

August 10, 2011
MusicFest Vancouver
Theatre Under the Stars
Dances for a Small Stage #24

August 11, 2011
MusicFest Vancouver
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Theatre Under the Stars
Public Records Beta Party
Dances for a Small Stage #24

August 12, 2011
Abbotsford Airshow
Take Off Fridays at YVR
MusicFest Vancouver
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Theatre Under the Stars
Whistler FREE Concert Series at Olympic Plaza with Tom Cochrane & Red Rider
Dances for a Small Stage #24
Nomad Gallery Opening

August 13, 2011
Canadian Little League Championship “Battle of BC”
Abbotsford Airshow
Weekend to End Women’s Cancers
1st Annual Tri-Cities Walk for ALS
MusicFest Vancouver
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Theatre Under the Stars
Whistler FREE Concert Series at Olympic Plaza with Colin James
Vancouver Sawan Mela
Terminal City Rollergirls Double Header
Second Annual PIMMS Classic Lawn Bowls
Brentwood’s 50th Annviersary Party
Family Night in the Wild
Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival
Wilde at the Winery
Connecting Marpole Day

August 14, 2011
Abbotsford Airshow
City of Vancouver Firehall Open Houses
Weekend to End Women’s Cancers
MusicFest Vancouver
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Theatre Under the Stars
Vancouver Sawan Mela

August 15, 2011
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Theatre Under the Stars

August 16, 2011
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Theatre Under the Stars
Einstein’s Gift by Enemies of the Stage Theatre Company (until August 20)

August 17, 2011
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Theatre Under the Stars
Broad Skills: Scotch and Whiskey – Neat!
Know?Show

August 18, 2011
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Theatre Under the Stars
Main Street Magazine Tour
submiT Vancouver at Performance Works
Know?Show
Stars to perform at Library Square

August 19, 2011
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Take Off Fridays at YVR
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Theatre Under the Stars
Beerlesque: A celebration of burlesque & BC craft beer
Know?Show

August 20, 2011
Live at Squamish
FALT Photographics – Zombie Shoot-Out
Vancouver Zombiewalk 2011
Synchronicity Festival, Gibsons
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Theatre Under the Stars
PNE 2011
Whistler FREE Concert Series at Olympic Plaza with Northern Pikes
Art & Heritage Walking Tour: Gardens of Mole Hill
Concerts in the Square, North Vancouver
Stanley Park Bioblitz
Summerblast

August 21, 2011
Live at Squamish
City of Vancouver Firehall Open Houses
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Synchronicity Festival, Gibsons
Theatre Under the Stars
PNE 2011
VOKRA’s 2nd Annual Festival & Walk for the Kitties!
Whistler FREE Concert Series at Olympic Plaza with Barenaked Ladies
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow at English Bay
Mountain View Cemetery walking tours
REOFest River Rafting Festival
Stanley Park Bioblitz

August 22, 2011
Theatre Under the Stars
PNE 2011

August 23, 2011
Theatre Under the Stars
PNE 2011
Canada Premiere of the Thai Box Office hit “Hello Stranger”

August 24, 2011
Theatre Under the Stars
PNE 2011

August 25, 2011
Theatre Under the Stars
PNE 2011
Checkpoint Theatre’s Owl & The Pussycat

August 26, 2011
Take Off Fridays at YVR
Theatre Under the Stars
PNE 2011
Longest Game of Hockey for Cystic Fibrosis
4th Annual Save Your Skin Cruise For A Cause Boat Cruise

August 27, 2011
Theatre Under the Stars
PNE 2011
Longest Game of Hockey for Cystic Fibrosis
Concerts in the Square, North Vancouver

August 28, 2011
Theatre Under the Stars
PNE 2011
Kayak for a Cure
Longest Game of Hockey for Cystic Fibrosis
WannaKhadee, Stories from Siam
Me-Time Exhibition & South Asian Women Magazine present What Women Want

August 29, 2011
Theatre Under the Stars
PNE 2011
Longest Game of Hockey for Cystic Fibrosis

August 30, 2011
Theatre Under the Stars
Longest Game of Hockey for Cystic Fibrosis
PNE 2011

Should you have any community, arts, non-profit, or entertaining events in Metro Vancouver or the Fraser Valley that you would like listed, please feel free to contact me. Listings are always free and are personally selected by me for publishing. I just need the name of your event, the date, and a link to a website or Facebook event listing.

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8 comments

  1. Michelle Gaspari says:

    You forgot to mention the Brazilfest at Granville and Robson Street on August 6, 2011 🙂

  2. Stefanie says:

    Thank goodness someone put this all in one place!!!

  3. […] We’ve got three great calendars of events happening around Vancouver. Starting off with Rick Chung from Rick Chung.com, the Tri-City News arts calendar, and a large roundup from Miss604. […]

  4. Wilde at the Winery – An Ideal Husband
    August 12 – August 13
    See one of Oscar Wilde’s most notorious and enduringly popular plays performed live in the vineyard by Twisted Tree Theatre/Barebones Theatre Productions. Partial proceeds in support of Blacklock Fine Arts School. Time: 6-9 pm Cost: $20. Location: Township 7 Vineyards and Winery, 21152 16th Ave. Langley BC 604.532.1766 http://www.township7.com

    Family Night in the Wild
    August 13
    Starting in July and in August we are offering a special evening for you and your family to experience sleeping overnight at the Zoo in our magnificent picnic area – right next to where the night animals live! Once night falls, our guides and volunteers will accompany you on a walking safari throughout the Zoo so you can observe the behavior of our animals before dusk. This extremely fun-filled event includes hot chocolate and marshmallows while we tell stories, play games or sing songs (guitars are welcome). During the night you will not get much sleep as you will hear the lions roaring, wolves howling and a few feathered friends will make sure you are awake in the morning! Wake up in the morning to a light breakfast, meet a Zookeeper and learn about an animal plus enjoy a 40 minute narrated train and bus ride. Don’t delay as these dates book up very quickly, to reserve your evening adventure or for further information call Barbara at 604.856.6825 ext 26 or email blafresnaye@gvzoo.com
    http://www.gvzoo.com/Special-Events

  5. Deborah Bolingbroke-Price says:

    Aug 13th
    Blues and Roots Festival in Burnaby, at Deer Lake Park

    http://www.burnabybluesfestival.com/index.html

    kd lang 🙂 amongst others!!!

  6. Murray A says:

    I did send you a list of events for the month on Bowen Island and none have been published as yet.

  7. Rebecca Bollwitt says:

    Hi Murray,
    I have not received any emails about Bowen Island events via my contact form. I do usually focus on Metro Vancouver & Fraser Valley for these listings but will sometimes include Whistler and other areas. Please feel free to submit your events via http://miss604.com/contact

  8. Me says:

    Vancouver Waterfight – Aug 27th, 13 pm-16 pm in Stanley park

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