Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend


Friday, August 8th, 2014 — 1:00pm PST
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It’s tempting to get out of town this weekend for festivals, camping, and adventures, but if you’re staying close to home there are plenty of ways to enjoy the city. Here are just a few event ideas and if you have any more, feel free to submit them for listing.

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Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Events that run for longer than three days in a row are highlighted in green below.

Friday, August 8, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Friday Late Night Movies at the Rio Theatre
11th Annual Richmond Maritime Festival
Free Concert: Music at the Cannery
Secret Spaces: Marine Building Penthouse
Free CBC Musical Nooners Concert
Surrey Night Market
Take Off Fridays at YVR
Feel Good Fridays at Lougheed
Richmond Night Market
New Westminster Pride Week
Abbotsford Air Show
Kits Fest
Virgin Mobile Presents Squamish Valley Music Festival
Pacific Theatre: The Complete Suitcase Stories
Harmony Arts Festival
Evolution of Gaming Exhibit
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
Theatre Under the Stars in Stanley Park
Klahowya Village & Spirit Catcher Train in Stanley Park
The Cinematheque’s Annual Film Noir Summer Season of Films

Saturday, August 9, 2014
Vancouver’s Largest Water Fight
Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival
SUNWAVE Open Air // BBQ w/ Claire, MYTE, K.A.S.H b2b Chris Drinovz, Oliver Nickels
South Asian Family Association Summer Festival
IMPORTFEST Vancouver – Canada’s Hottest Car Show
Hopcott Meats: 8th Anniversary – Meet the Rancher
Surrey Food Truck Festival
Free Outdoor Movie in Holland Park, Surrey
Free Outdoor Movie in Tsawwassen
Trout Lake Farmers Market
West End Farmers Market
Kerrisdale Farmers Market
Richmond Night Market
Surrey Night Market
Kits Fest
Pacific Theatre: The Complete Suitcase Stories
Virgin Mobile Presents Squamish Valley Music Festival
Harmony Arts Festival
New Westminster Pride Week
Abbotsford Air Show
11th Annual Richmond Maritime Festival
Evolution of Gaming Exhibit
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
Theatre Under the Stars in Stanley Park
Klahowya Village & Spirit Catcher Train in Stanley Park
The Cinematheque’s Annual Film Noir Summer Season of Films

Sunday, August 10, 2014
MEC: MEC Langley Sprint Triathlon
Golden Dumpling Cook Off
Dog Days on Bowen Island
Whitecaps Yoga Night
Stanley Park Noir Historical Walking Tour
Artful Sundays
Vancouver Food Cart Festival
Steveston Farmers Market
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
White Rock Farmers Market
Coquitlam Farmers Market
Richmond Night Market
Contemporary Art Gallery Guided Visit with Kay Slater – in French
Kits Fest
Virgin Mobile Presents Squamish Valley Music Festival
Harmony Arts Festival
New Westminster Pride Week
Abbotsford Air Show
11th Annual Richmond Maritime Festival
Evolution of Gaming Exhibit
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
Theatre Under the Stars in Stanley Park
Klahowya Village & Spirit Catcher Train in Stanley Park
The Cinematheque’s Annual Film Noir Summer Season of Films

View the full monthly event list to plan ahead at any time. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook for frequent updates about local events and community happenings.

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