August Events in Metro Vancouver 2012


Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 — 9:49am PST
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They say you can’t have a rainbow without rain and thanks to our soggy start to summer, we’re being rewarded with a scorching August. Free events, festivals, family fun, and much more are in store this month as it kicks off with a holiday weekend, filled with pride:

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Photo credit: Mark Faviell Photos on Flickr

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Honda Celebration of Light: Brazil
Dine Above the Stars – Benefitting A Loving Spoonful
Dances for a Small Stage (until August 4)
Vancouver Pride Movie Night
Thursday, August 2, 2012
40 Years of Pacific Cinematheque
Historic Treasures, Tales and Toys at the North Vancouver Museum
Squamish Days Sports Loggers Festival
Friday, August 3, 2012
Free Coaster Rides at Playland
Free Ballroom Dancing at Robson Square
Free Take Off Fridays at YVR
Chicks Ahoy! Pride Boat Cruise Party
Barefoot Presents the Davie Street Block Party
Vancouver TheatreSports League: The Comic Strippers
Enchanted Evening – Deborah Ledon
Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver
Squamish Days Sports Loggers Festival
White Rock Spirit of the Sea Festival
Tsawwassen Sun Festival
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Warrior Dash at Mount Seymour
Mount Pleasant: Smoking Sausage BBQ Competition Cook-Off
ABC Recycling’s Family Fun Day
Pic-Knit at the Surrey Museum
White Rock Spirit of the Sea Festival
Vancouver Dyke March and Festival
CanadaFest at Canada Place
Honda Celebration of Light: Italy
Surrey Free Outdoor Movie in Holland Park
Squamish Days Sports Loggers Festival
Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver
North Vancouver Concerts in the Square
Powell Street Festival
Tsawwassen Sun Festival
Cloverdale Blueberry Festival
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Jamaican/Canadian Cultural Festival, Surrey
Free Swing Dancing on Granville
White Rock Spirit of the Sea Festival
Vancouver Pride Parade
Summer of Love Festival
Yelp Food Cart Fest at the Waldorf
Women of Mountain View Cemetery Walking Tour
Squamish Days Sports Loggers Festival
Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver
SummerFest Concerts at Lonsdale Quay
Powell Street Festival
Tsawwassen Sun Festival

Monday, August 6, 2012
Squamish Days Sports Loggers Festival
Free Admission for Kids to BC Sports Hall of Fame
Free Gate Admission at the Burnaby Village Museum
Dance at Dusk in Stanley Park
Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver
SummerFest Concerts at Lonsdale Quay
White Rock Spirit of the Sea Festival
Tsawwassen Sun Festival
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Free Outdoor Movie in Stanley Park
Yoga in the Garden
Dance at Dusk in Stanley Park
Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Evening in the Garden: Annual Fundraising Event
Free Outdoor Movies at Civic Square in Burnaby
Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver
KNOWSHOW Vancouver
Friday, August 10, 2012
BC Floorball: Vancouver Open
David Blair EP/CD Release Party ‘I Hate Liking You’
Free Take Off Fridays at YVR
Free Ballroom Dancing at Robson Square
Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver
Field of Dreams – Movie Night at the Nat
MusicFest Vancouver
KNOWSHOW Vancouver
Richmond Maritime Festival
Fringe Fan Event
Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, Cirque du Soleil
Saturday, August 11, 2012
SeaWheeze Lululemon Half Marathon
Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival
70th Annual West End Festival
Heritage Vancouver Walking Tour
BC Floorball: Vancouver Open
Surrey Free Outdoor Movie in Holland Park
Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver
MusicFest Vancouver
North Vancouver Concerts in the Square
Vancouver Chinatown Festival
Charity Goes to Market
KNOWSHOW Vancouver
Fringe Fan Event
Richmond Maritime Festival
Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, Cirque du Soleil
Walk Richmond’s Summer Celebration
Vancouver Waterfight
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Yelp Food Cart Fest at the Waldorf
Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver
MusicFest Vancouver
SummerFest Concerts at Lonsdale Quay
Vancouver Chinatown Festival
Richmond Maritime Festival
Fringe Fan Event
Free outdoor movie at Sullivan Heights Surrey

Monday, August 13, 2012
Dance at Dusk in Stanley Park
MusicFest Vancouver
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Free Outdoor Movie in Stanley Park
Dance at Dusk in Stanley Park
MusicFest Vancouver
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
MusicFest Vancouver
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Live Showcase of AMP Records’ Artists: Snowdon, Foxxy Faith, and J Day
Free Outdoor Movies at Civic Square in Burnaby
MusicFest Vancouver
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Friday, August 17, 2012
Kitsilano Showboat
Free Take Off Fridays at YVR
Free Ballroom Dancing at Robson Square
MusicFest Vancouver
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Roots Rock for Kids
Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s Architectural Salvage Sale
Saturday, August 18, 2012
The Bus Stop Hop
Annual Cypress Challenge: Pancreatic Cancer Fundraiser in Memory of Bob Hager
Surrey Free Outdoor Movie in Holland Park
PNE Concert Series
MusicFest Vancouver
North Vancouver Concerts in the Square
Stanley Park History Walking Tour: Gardens
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Garlic Festival Agassiz
Portobello West Fashion + Art Market
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Yaletown Outdoor Movie Night
Heritage Vancouver Walking Tour
Free Swing Dancing on Granville
Yelp Food Cart Fest at the Waldorf
Growing Chefs: Local Food Challenge (until August 25)
2012 Vancouver Tour de Biennale
MusicFest Vancouver
PNE Concert Series
SummerFest Concerts at Lonsdale Quay
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Garlic Festival Richmond
Portobello West Fashion + Art Market
WAVES Music Festival for Musica Heals

Monday, August 20, 2012
PNE Concert Series
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Free Outdoor Movie in Stanley Park
PNE Concert Series
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
PNE Concert Series
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Bike Maintenance Workshop
Free Outdoor Movies at Civic Square in Burnaby
Stanley Park History Walking Tour: E. Pauline Johnson
PNE Concert Series
A&W’s Cruisin’ for a Cause Day
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Granville Island Wooden Boat Festival
Friday, August 24, 2012
Park Play Wrap-Up Picnic at Holly Park
PNE Concert Series
Free Take Off Fridays at YVR
Free Ballroom Dancing at Robson Square
PNE Concert Series
Cos & Effect: Vancouver’s Costume, Cosplay and Alt. Fashion Convention
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Granville Island Wooden Boat Festival
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Cones for Kids Day at Marble Slab Creamery
Surrey Free Outdoor Movie in Holland Park
Beauty Fair at UBC
PNE Concert Series
Stanley Park History Walking Tour: Horses, Tales, Bridle Trails
North Vancouver Concerts in the Square
Cos & Effect: Vancouver’s Costume, Cosplay and Alt. Fashion Convention
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Granville Island Wooden Boat Festival
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Car-B-Que at North Surrey AutoMall
Free Swing Dancing on Granville
Yelp Food Cart Fest at the Waldorf
Cos & Effect: Vancouver’s Costume, Cosplay and Alt. Fashion Convention
PNE Concert Series
BC Lions Football 202
SummerFest Concerts at Lonsdale Quay
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Granville Island Wooden Boat Festival

Monday, August 27, 2012
PNE Concert Series
Marine Megafundraiser!
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Vancouver TheatreSports League: The Improv Challenge
Into to Tools Workshop
Free Outdoor Movie in Stanley Park
PNE Concert Series

Die Roten Punkte – Eurosmash! at The Cultch
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
PNE Concert Series
Die Roten Punkte – Eurosmash! at The Cultch
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Dîner en Blanc – Vancouver
Free Outdoor Movies at Civic Square in Burnaby
PNE Concert Series
Die Roten Punkte – Eurosmash! at The Cultch
Friday, August 31, 2012
Vancouver Tap Dance Festival (until September 2)
Vancouver TheatreSports League: Scared Scriptless
Free Take Off Fridays at YVR
Free Ballroom Dancing at Robson Square
PNE Concert Series
Die Roten Punkte – Eurosmash! at The Cultch

These events have been submitted through my contact form or researched on my own. Please feel free to contact me if you would like your event listed. This list is updated throughout the month.

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3 comments

  1. Edit Jeremias says:

    it would be awesome!!!

  2. Mike says:

    Kudo’s for having a site set up with local events. It’s not cluttered and very easy to navigate around. Thank you!

  3. Steve v. says:

    Oh ya! Bring on the September list already! 🙂

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