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AUGUST Events in Vancouver 2020

August in Vancouver

Vancouver’s 2020 August calendar features dates and events including summer festivals, concerts, outdoor movies, night markets and BC Day holiday events.


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Vancouver August Calendar of Events

  • August 3, 2020– BC Day (Stat Holiday)
  • August 22, 2020 – first day of the PNE

August Events in Vancouver

Below is what’s happening on the different days of the month in August 2020. First though, see the following note about the impact of the COVID-19 virus on the Lower Mainland and upcoming events.


IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING COVID-19


Many Vancouver-area events and attractions have been adversely affected by the outbreak of the coronavirus. As you’ll see, many events in the following calendar have been marked as “to be confirmed” or “to be determined” or “TBD.” Unless we know that an event has been cancelled or postponed, we have marked it as “to be determined” to reflect the fact that its ultimate status is unknown or may change. For exact details, see official individual event websites.

For more information about COVID-19’s impact on tourism, arts, culture and other activities in the Lower Mainland, click Coronavirus Closures & Cancellations.


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August 1-2 | August 3-9 | August 10-16 | August 17-23 | August 24-31


Abbotsford Agrifair in 2020

Saturday, August 1, 2020

BC Day Long Weekend

Sunday, August 2, 2020

  • BC Day Long Weekend a statutory holiday with various celebratory activities taking place throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Abbotsford Agrifair – last day for the agricultural fair that includes a midway, amusement rides and animals at Exhibition Park in Abbotsford. (TBD)
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack. (TBD)
  • Harmony Arts Festival – an arts festival featuring live music, art displays and a nightly outdoor movie in West Vancouver. (CANCELLED)
  • White Rock Sea Festival – a torchlight parade, live entertainment and family-friendly activities. (To be confirmed.)
  • Powell Street Festival – a two-day festival celebrating Japanese-Canadian culture in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – this morning features the Really Gay History Tour in Vancouver’s West End. (Exact details to be confirmed.)
  • Maple Ridge Caribbean Festival – a two-day festival at the Maple Ridge Fairgrounds. (To be confirmed.)
  • Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival – a parade and logger competitions in Squamish. (CANCELLED)
  • Tsawwassen Sun Festival – a community festival that features a softball tournament and evening drive-in movie in Tsawwassen. (CANCELLED)
  • Fort Langley Makers Market – a monthly craft fair and celebration in scenic Fort Langley. (To be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver Pride Festival – celebrating Vancouver’s LGBTQ community in Vancouver’s West End. Today was going to feature the parade and Sunset Beach Festival. Due to COVID-19, however, virtual online activities are happening instead.
  • Vancouver Pride Parade – a massive LGBTQ-themed parade along Robson Street, Denman and Beach Avenue. (Note: the live in-person event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus. A virtual parade, however, is still happening online.)
  • Vancouver Bach Festival – a series of classical concerts at Christ Church Cathedral and/or UBC’s Chan Centre. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is Beauty and the Best which is based on the Disney movie. (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – a guest artist performs tonight at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”.
  • Robson Square Salsa – salsa lessons and dancing in Robson Square from 3 to 7 pm (by donation). (TBD)
  • Summer Sundays – free live music at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody. (TBD)
  • Free Jazz Vespers – at 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation. (TBD)
  • Sunday Farmers Markets – at Ambleside, Coquitlam, Kitsilano, Mt. Pleasant, Steveston Village (CANCELLED), Whistler and White Rock. (TBD)
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (TBD)

 


Week of August 3rd to 10th

August 1-2 | August 3-9 | August 10-16 | August 17-23 | August 24-31


 

Monday, August 3, 2020

  • BC Day a statutory holiday with various celebratory activities throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Harmony Arts Festival – an arts festival with live music, art displays and a nightly outdoor movie in West Vancouver. (CANCELLED)
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack. (TBD)
  • Tsawwassen Sun Festival – a community festival that features a softball tournament, parade, family-friendly activities and antique car show in Tsawwassen. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Vancouver Bach Festival – a series of classical concerts at Christ Church Cathedral and/or UBC’s Chan Centre. (TBD)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – artists perform tonight at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (To be confirmed.)
  • Kitsilano Showboat – live entertainment from 7 until 9 pm on the outdoor stage at Kitsilano Beach. Free admission. (To be confirmed.)
  • Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival – last day for the family-friendly activities that take place at the festival’s Picnic at the Pavilion event from 11 am until 3 pm at Junction Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – a variety of different walking tours around downtown Vancouver. Today features both the Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour and Really Gay History Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm.
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (To be confirmed.)
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is the Broadway hit Hello, Dolly! If you like live theatre and musicals, you’ll want to see this show! (CANCELLED)

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

  • Harmony Arts Festival – an arts festival with live music, art displays and a nightly outdoor movie in West Vancouver. (CANCELLED)
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack. (TBD)
  • Vancouver Bach Festival – a series of classical concerts at Christ Church Cathedral and/or UBC’s Chan Centre. (TBD)
  • CBC Musical Nooners – a free concert at 12 pm outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street. (TBD)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – artists are scheduled to perform tonight at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (To be confirmed.)
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is Beauty and the Beast which is based on the Disney movie. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Brahm’s Tams Drum Circle – drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach from early evening until sunset (assuming sunny weather). Free! (TBD)
  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema – a free outdoor movie at Second Beach in Stanley Park. (To be confirmed.)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland. (TBD)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver Tour routes. Both begin across the street from the Holy Rosary Cathedral, which is located at 646 Richards Street.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

  • Harmony Arts Festival – an arts festival with live music, art displays and a nightly outdoor movie in West Vancouver. (CANCELLED)
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack. (TBD)
  • Vancouver Bach Festival – a series of classical concerts at Christ Church Cathedral and/or UBC’s Chan Centre. (TBD)
  • Wednesday Farmers Markets – at Main Street and in Whistler. (TBD)
  • CBC Musical Nooners – a free concert at 12 pm outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street. (To be confirmed.)
  • Kitsilano Showboat – live entertainment from 7 until 9 pm on the outdoor stage at Kitsilano Beach. Free admission. (To be confirmed.)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – guest artists are scheduled to perform tonight at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (To be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is the Broadway hit Hello, Dolly! (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Sunset Cinema – a film shows for free in the plaza outside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. (To be confirmed.)
  • Downtown Movie Nights – a film plays in the north plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery. (To be confirmed.)
  • Starlight Theatre Drive-in Movies – a film shows outdoors for free at Lansdowne Centre in Richmond. (To be confirmed.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park at 10 am, Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (TBD)

Thursday, August 6, 2020

  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack. (TBD)
  • Harmony Arts Festival – an arts festival with live music, art displays and a nightly outdoor movie in West Vancouver. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver Bach Festival – a series of classical concerts at Christ Church Cathedral and/or UBC’s Chan Centre. (TBD)
  • TD Concerts for the Pier – summer evening concerts at Five Corners in White Rock. (To be confirmed.)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – artists are scheduled to perform tonight at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (To be confirmed.)
  • Thursday Farmers Markets – in New Westminster and Granville Island. (TBD)
  • CBC Musical Nooners – a free concert at 12 pm outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street. (To be confirmed.)
  • Burnaby Outdoor Movie Series – a free film shows outdoors in the plaza outside the Bob Prittie Library at the corner of Kingsborough and MacKay. (TBD)
  • Waterfront Cinema – a free movie at the northern end of the Canada Place promenade beginning at dusk. (To be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is Beauty and the Beast which is based on the Disney movie. (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (TBD)

Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

Friday, August 7, 2020

  • Carnaval del Sol – Vancouver’s great annual Latin festival with free concerts and family-friendly activities (August 7-9, 2020). (TBD)
  • Harmony Arts Festival – an arts festival with live music, art displays and a nightly outdoor movie in West Vancouver. (CANCELLED)
  • Chilliwack Fair and Rodeo – the 146th annual fair at 44146 Luckakuck Way in Chilliwack. (TBD)
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack. (TBD)
  • Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival – a music festival at Deer Lake Park featuring various bands. (CANCELLED)
  • KitsFest – a 3-day sports festival on the beach at Kitsilano featuring yoga, tennis, volleyball, water polo, basketball and other sports plus DJ music and bath tub races. (TBD)
  • Abbotsford Airshow – one of the largest airshows in Canada (August 7-9, 2020). (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver Bach Festival – a series of classical concerts at Christ Church Cathedral and/or UBC’s Chan Centre. (TBD)
  • Music at the Cannery – live music at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. (To be confirmed.)
  • CBC Musical Nooners – a free concert at 12 pm outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street. (To be confirmed.)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – guest artists are scheduled to perform tonight at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (To be confirmed.)
  • Kitsilano Showboat – live entertainment from 7 until 9 pm on the outdoor stage at Kitsilano Beach. Free admission. (To be confirmed.)
  • Live & Local Concerts & Culture Series – free live music in North Vancouver. (To be confirmed.)
  • Mission Twilight Concerts – free live music at Fraser River Heritage Park. (To be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is the Broadway hit Hello, Dolly! (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Family Movie Nights in the Plaza – a movie shows in the Civic Plaza in the City of North Vancouver. (To be confirmed.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm.
  • Bill Reid Gallery – free admission at the Indigenous art gallery from 2 until 5 pm (because it’s the first Friday of the month). (TBD)
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (To be confirmed.)
  • Shipyard Night Market – live music and market activities at Shipbuilder’s Square in North Vancouver. (To be confirmed.)

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Sunday, August 9, 2020

 


Week of August 10th to 16th

August 1-2 | August 3-9 | August 10-16 | August 17-23 | August 24-31


 

Monday, August 10, 2020

  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack. (TBD)
  • CBC Musical Nooners – a free concert at 12 pm outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street. (To be confirmed.)
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is Beauty and the Beast which is based on the Disney movie. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Kitsilano Showboat – live entertainment from 7 until 9 pm on the outdoor stage at Kitsilano Beach. Free admission. (To be confirmed.)
  • Music on the Wharf – an outdoor concert on the Port Haney Wharf at 22360 River Road in Maple Ridge. (To be confirmed.)
  • Zumba at Canada Place – free Zumba classes at the north end of Canada Place from 5:30 until 6:30 pm. (To be confirmed.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – a variety of different walking tours around downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack. (TBD)
  • 2-for-1 Day at Playland – two people can get into the Playland amusement park between 2 and 6 pm for the regular cost of one general admission (because it’s a Tuesday). (To be confirmed.)
  • CBC Musical Nooners – a free concert at 12 pm outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street. (To be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is the Broadway hit Hello, Dolly! (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema – a free outdoor movie at Second Beach in Stanley Park. (To be confirmed.)
  • Brahm’s Tams Drum Circle – drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach from early evening until sunset (assuming sunny weather). Free! (TBD)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland. (TBD)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver Tour routes. Both begin across the street from the Holy Rosary Cathedral, which is located at 646 Richards Street. (TBD)

Free Outdoor Concerts

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Thursday, August 13, 2020

  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack. (TBD)
  • Thursday Farmers Markets – in New Westminster and Granville Island. (To be confirmed.)
  • CBC Musical Nooners – a free concert at 12 pm outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street. (To be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is the Broadway hit Hello, Dolly! (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (TBD)
  • Burnaby Outdoor Movie Series – a free movie shows outdoors in the plaza outside the Bob Prittie Library. (To be confirmed)
  • Waterfront Cinema – a free movie at the northern end of the Canada Place promenade beginning at dusk. (To be confirmed.)

Friday, August 14, 2020

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Sunday, August 16, 2020

 


Week of August 17th to 23rd

August 1-2 | August 3-9 | August 10-16 | August 17-23 | August 24-31


 

Monday, August 17, 2020

  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack. (TBD)
  • Zumba at Canada Place – free Zumba classes at the north end of Canada Place from 5:30 until 6:30 pm. (To be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is the Broadway hit Hello, Dolly! (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – a variety of different walking tours around downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – Vancouver’s annual summer fair with amusement rides, shows, vendor markets and live music. (To be confirmed.)
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack. (TBD)
  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema – a free outdoor movie at Second Beach in Stanley Park. (To be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is Beauty and the Beast which is based on the Disney movie. (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Brahm’s Tams Drum Circle – drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach from early evening until sunset (assuming sunny weather). Free! (TBD)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver Tour routes. Both begin across the street from the Holy Rosary Cathedral, which is located at 646 Richards Street. (TBD)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland. (TBD)

Free Outdoor Movies

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Thursday, August 20, 2020

  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack. (TBD)
  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – Vancouver’s annual summer fair with amusement rides, shows, vendor markets and live music. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is Beauty and the Beast which is based on the Disney movie. (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Burnaby Outdoor Movie Series – a free film shows outdoors in the plaza outside the Bob Prittie Library. (Movie to be confirmed.)
  • Waterfront Cinema – a free movie at the northern end of the Canada Place promenade beginning at dusk. (To be confirmed.)
  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation tonight from 5 to 8:30 pm. (TBD)
  • Thursday Farmers Markets – in New Westminster and Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (TBD)

Friday, August 21, 2020

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Sunday, August 23, 2020

 


Week of August 24th to 31st

August 1-2 | August 3-9 | August 10-16 | August 17-23 | August 24-31


 

Monday, August 24, 2020

  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is Beauty and the Beast which is based on the Disney movie. (CANCELLED)
  • Music on the Wharf – an outdoor concert on the Port Haney Wharf at 22360 River Road in Maple Ridge. (To be confirmed.)
  • Zumba at Canada Place – free Zumba classes at the north end of Canada Place from 5:30 until 6:30 pm. (To be confirmed.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – a variety of different walking tours around downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – Vancouver’s annual summer fair with amusement rides, shows, vendor markets and live music. (To be confirmed.)
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is the Broadway hit Hello, Dolly! (CANCELLED)
  • Brahm’s Tams Drum Circle – drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach from early evening until sunset (assuming sunny weather). Free! (TBD)
  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema – a free outdoor movie at Second Beach in Stanley Park. (To be confirmed.)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland. (TBD)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver Tour routes. Both begin across the street from the Holy Rosary Cathedral, which is located at 646 Richards Street. (TBD)

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Thursday, August 27, 2020

  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack. (TBD)
  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – Vancouver’s annual summer fair with amusement rides, shows, vendor markets and live music. (To be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is the Broadway hit Hello, Dolly! (CANCELLED)
  • Waterfront Cinema – a free movie at the northern end of the Canada Place promenade beginning at dusk. (To be confirmed.)
  • Burnaby Outdoor Movie Series – a free film shows outdoors in the plaza outside the Bob Prittie Library at the corner of Kingsborough and MacKay. (To be confirmed.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (TBD)
  • Thursday Farmers Markets – in New Westminster and Granville Island. (TBD)
  • KiteClash – the Canadian Freestyle Kiteboarding Championships in Squamish. (CANCELLED)

Friday, August 28, 2020

Labour Day Weekend Activities

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Monday, August 31, 2020

  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Zumba at Canada Place – free Zumba classes at the north end of Canada Place from 5:30 until 6:30 pm. (To be confirmed.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – a variety of different walking tours around downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm.

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To see what’s happening next month, click September Calendar of Events.


Events in August 2020

The following events will likely also take place in August 2020 (with details to be confirmed):

  • Vancouver Whitecaps – soccer game against various teams at BC Place Stadium.
  • BC Lions Football – Canadian professional football at BC Place Stadium. (TBD)
  • Lucky Cat Affair – a championship and pet cat show at the George Preston Arena in Langley. The event runs from 9 am to 5 pm on the Saturday and from 10 am to 4 pm on the Sunday. (August 15 and 16, 2020.) (TBD)
  • Agassiz Raceway Car Racing – car racing at 5045 Cemetery Road (10 km from Harrison Hot Springs). (TBD)
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball NWL League games (and occasional fireworks nights) at Nat Bailey Stadium. (TBD)
  • Eastside Flea – an outdoor market featuring vendors selling vintage, collectibles, handmade and other items at 238 1st Avenue in East Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Dinner on the Pier – a fancy dinner on the pier at North Vancouver’s Shipyards. (TBD)
  • Pioneer Days at Kilby Farm – family-friendly activities at Kilby Historic Site in Harrison Mills. (TBD)
  • Serbian Days – a free cultural event with Serbian music, dancing and family-friendly activities at Vancouver’s Saint Sava Church at 505 East 63rd Avenue. (TBD)
  • Dîner en Blanc – the 9th annual special outdoor dinner at a secret location somewhere in Vancouver. Over 4000 registered participants are expected to turn out in white with their own chairs, table, food, cutlery and dishware. (2020 date, location and other details to be confirmed.)
  • Safe & Sound Music Fest – an R&B and Hip Hop music festival in New Westminster. (To be confirmed.)
  • Sounds of Summer Music Series a free outdoor concert at a different Surrey park on Wednesday evenings. (To be confirmed.)
  • Summer Cinema at the Richmond Oval – a free indoor movie, drinks and popcorn at the ROX Theatre. Admission is free but on a first-come, first-saved basis. (TBD)
  • Movie & Music in the Park – free family-friendly activities and live entertainment at Conaught Park in Kitsilano. (To be confirmed.)
  • ElectraFest – an electric vehicle showcase event at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown. Free admission. (TBD)
  • Picnic at the Pier – a fundraising event for the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation where participants enjoy live entertainment and dinner at a special venue in White Rock. (POSTPONED until 2021)
  • Ribfest Langley – a community event hosted by Langley Rotary Clubs and featuring BBQ ribs and entertainment. Takes place at McLeod Athletic Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Deep Cove Daze a 1-day community festival with music, food and market stalls at Panorama Park in North Vancouver’s Deep Cove. (To be confirmed for 2020.)
  • Summer Jazz on the Porch – a “Pay What You Can” concert in Vancouver’s Barclay Heritage Square at the Roedde House Museum at 1415 Barclay Street. (TBD)
  • Savour Summer Festival – a free community event featuring family-friendly activities and live entertainment on a Saturday at the River District in South Vancouver. (To be confirmed.)
  • Trout Lake Summer Concert Series – a free concert at the Trout Lake Community Centre on various evenings. (To be confirmed.)
  • Whistler Wanderlust – a celebration of mindful living that includes yoga and mountain biking up at Whistler. (TBD)
  • Symphony in the Park – family-friendly activities followed by a concert at Mill Lake Park. (To be confirmed.)
  • New West Pride – an event celebrating the LGBTTQ community along New Westminster’s Columbia Street. (To be confirmed.)
  • Port Coquitlam Car Show – a car show featuring hundreds of cars in downtown Port Coquitlam. (To be confirmed.)
  • Richmond Garlic Festival – a community event at Terra Nova Rural Park in Richmond. Admission is by donation. (To be confirmed.)
  • Chilliwack Flight Fest – a community event at the Chilliwack Airport. (TBD)

Top 7 Things to Do in August

  1. Take in a performance at the Bard on the Beach Festival.
  2. Enjoy the BC Day celebrations at any one of a number of locations during the August Long Weekend.
  3. Spend time at any of Metro Vancouver’s best beaches.
  4. Visit one of the Lower Mainland’s most interesting small towns and villages including Horseshoe Bay (and visit Whytecliff or Lighthouse Park along the way), Deep Cove (and stay for the Friday evening music in the park), White Rock (and take your swimsuit) or Steveston Village (and take your bike to cycle along the water).
  5. Get out of the city to someplace dark at night in mid-August to see the peak of the Perseids Meteor Shower.
  6. Take in any of the live music performances occurring in North Vancouver on Friday evenings at Deep Cove or Lynn Valley with the North Vancouver Summer Concert Series, or at various parks in Surrey during that city’s Sounds of Summer Music Series.
  7. Check out one of the region’s many farmers markets for fresh produce, to support local farmers and to enjoy the experience.

For more, check out Vancouver’s Best Places for Summer Activities.

Typical August Weather

Summers in Vancouver are typically very dry, with August being one of the warmest and driest months of the year.

The city can sometimes practically go without any rain from the beginning of July until late August, with the first real summer rains coming just in time for the PNE fair in the last week or so of the month.

The days in August are warm (for Vancouver), but the evenings are starting to get cool again towards the end of the month.

Average high temperatures in August are a nice 22 degrees Celsius (or 72 F), and the lows are typically around 13 (or 55 F), or cooler as September approaches. Vancouver gets an average of less than 40 mm of rain in the month (or a bit more than 1.5 inches).

Recommended Activities

Being the summer, August is one of the busiest times of the year for events and special outdoor activities. There seems to be an event of some kind every weekend in fact.

There are live music performances at noon on weekdays outside the CBC building (by Georgia and Hamilton across from the library in downtown Vancouver), and live outdoor music on Friday evenings on the North Shore at various locations, including at Deep Cove and Cates Park.

And what’s the number one best thing to do in Vancouver in August? For many it’s a day with the family or friends at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE). For others it’s the Honda Celebration of Light fireworks.


To return to the top of the page, click August Calendar.

To see what’s happening next month, click September Calendar of Events.

 

 

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