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AUGUST in Vancouver 2019

August in Vancouver

Vancouver’s 2019 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 Events Calendar

  • August 5, 2019 – BC Day (Stat Holiday)
  • August 17, 2019 – first day of the PNE

August Events in Vancouver

Below is what’s happening on the different days of the month. Note: schedules are subject to change – check official event websites for exact details.


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August 1-4 | August 5-11 | August 12-18 | August 19-25 | August 26-31


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Thursday, August 1, 2019

  • Vancouver Bach Festival – a series of classical concerts at Christ Church Cathedral and/or UBC’s Chan Centre.
  • Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival – family-friendly activities and logger competitions in Squamish. Today’s events include the Kettle Boil Challenge and Lumberjack Chili Cook-Off at the Squamish Valley Golf Club.
  • Whistler Wanderlust – a celebration of mindful living that includes yoga and mountain biking up at Whistler.
  • Waterfront Cinema – a free movie at the northern end of the Canada Place promenade beginning at dusk. Today’s film is Shazam.
  • Thursday Farmers Markets – in New Westminster, Granville Island and Downtown in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza.
  • CBC Musical Nooners – a free concert at 12 pm outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street.
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co.Vince Mai is scheduled to perform tonight at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is the Disney Broadway hit Newsies.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour at 10 am, the Really Gay History Tour at 2 pm, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm.

Friday, August 2, 2019

  • Abbotsford Agrifair – an agricultural fair that includes a midway, amusement rides and farm animals at Exhibition Park in Abbotsford.
  • Harmony Arts Festival – an arts festival with live music, art displays and a nightly outdoor movie in West Vancouver.
  • Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival – family-friendly activities and logger competitions in Squamish. Today’s events include world-championship chair carving in the afternoon and then bed races down Cleveland Avenue. There is also a free movie from 8:45 until 10:45 pm at Junction Park.
  • Drive-In Movie Nights at Heritage ParkSpiderman: Into the Spider-Verse shows at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish. Admission is $20 per carload or $5 per walk-in.

  • Summer Nightslide Concerts – a special event featuring night sliding and live music at Cultus Lake Waterpark from 8 pm until midnight. Cost is $24.

  • Whistler Wanderlust – a celebration of mindful living that includes yoga and mountain biking up at Whistler.
  • Vancouver Bach Festival – a series of classical concerts at Christ Church Cathedral and/or UBC’s Chan Centre.
  • Bill Reid Gallery – free admission at the First Nation art gallery between 2 and 5 pm (because it’s the first Friday of the month).
  • Music at the Cannery – live music at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery at 6:30 pm. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children. This evening’s performance is with the Harpdog Brown Quartet.
  • Summer Concert Series – free live music from 7 to 9 pm at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park Plaza at 1299 Pinetree Way.
  • CBC Musical Nooners – a free concert at 12 pm outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street.
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co.Mostly Marley is scheduled to perform tonight at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”.
  • Live & Local Concerts & Culture Series – free live music in North Vancouver.
  • Mission Twilight Concerts – free live music at Fraser River Heritage Park at 7 pm. Tonight’s performance is with the band DerbyTown.
  • Kitsilano Showboat – live entertainment from 7 until 9 pm on the outdoor stage at Kitsilano Beach. Free admission.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is Mamma Mia! which is based on the music by ABBA.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours around downtown Vancouver. Today features the Really Gay History Tour at 2 pm, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm.
  • Night Markets

Abbotsford Agrifair 2019

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Sunday, August 4, 2019

 


Week of August 5th to 11th

August 1-4 | August 5-11 | August 12-18 | August 19-25 | August 26-31


 

BC Day Long Weekend

Monday, August 5, 2019


  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is the Disney Broadway hit Newsies. If you like live theatre and musicals, you’ll want to see this show!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

  • Harmony Arts Festival – an arts festival with live music, art displays and a nightly outdoor movie in West Vancouver.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Vancouver Bach Festival – a series of classical concerts at Christ Church Cathedral and/or UBC’s Chan Centre.
  • CBC Musical Nooners – a free concert at 12 pm outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street.
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co.Tennyson King is scheduled to perform tonight at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is Mamma Mia! which is based on the music by ABBA.
  • Brahm’s Tams Drum Circle – drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach from early evening until sunset (assuming sunny weather). Free!
  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema – a free outdoor movie at Second Beach in Stanley Park.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Really Gay History Tour, the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver Tour routes.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019


  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park at 2 pm, Really Gay History Tour at 2 pm, Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm.

Chilliwack Sunflower Festival

Thursday, August 8, 2019

  • 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. Today features Daniel Howard on bass guitar, Nicholas Bracewell on percussion and Winston Matsushita on keyboards from 7 until 9 pm.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Harmony Arts Festival – an arts festival with live music, art displays and a nightly outdoor movie in West Vancouver.
  • Vancouver Bach Festival – a series of classical concerts at Christ Church Cathedral and/or UBC’s Chan Centre.
  • TD Concerts for the Pier – summer evening concerts at Five Corners in White Rock.
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co.GroundUp featuring Kidd Echo & The Blazing Arrows are scheduled to perform tonight at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”.
  • Thursday Farmers Markets – in New Westminster, Granville Island and Downtown in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza.
  • CBC Musical Nooners – a free concert at 12 pm outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street.
  • Burnaby Outdoor Movie Series – a free film shows outdoors in the plaza outside the Bob Prittie Library at the corner of Kingsborough and MacKay.
  • Waterfront Cinema – a free movie at the northern end of the Canada Place promenade beginning at dusk.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is Mamma Mia! which is based on the music by ABBA.
  • 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.

Friday, August 9, 2019

  • Harmony Arts Festival – an arts festival with live music, art displays and a nightly outdoor movie in West Vancouver.
  • Chilliwack Fair and Rodeo – the 146th annual fair at 44146 Luckakuck Way in Chilliwack.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • 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.
  • Abbotsford Airshow – one of the largest airshows in Canada (August 9-11, 2019).
  • Vancouver Bach Festival – a series of classical concerts at Christ Church Cathedral and/or UBC’s Chan Centre.
  • Music at the Cannery – live music at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery at 6:30 pm. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children. This evening’s performance is with the Steve Kozak Band.
  • CBC Musical Nooners – a free concert at 12 pm outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street.
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co.Harpdog Brown & The Uptown Blues Band are scheduled to perform tonight at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”.
  • Kitsilano Showboat – live entertainment from 7 until 9 pm on the outdoor stage at Kitsilano Beach. Free admission.
  • Live & Local Concerts & Culture Series – free live music in North Vancouver.
  • Mission Twilight Concerts – free live music at Fraser River Heritage Park at 7 pm. Tonight’s performance is with the band West, My Friend.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is the Disney Broadway hit Newsies.
  • Family Movie Nights in the Plaza – the movie Paddington 2 shows in the Civic Plaza in the City of North Vancouver at 8:30 pm.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours around Gastown and other parts of downtown Vancouver. Today features 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.
  • Shipyard Night Market – live music and market activities at Shipbuilder’s Square in North Vancouver.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Free Events and Activities in August

Sunday, August 11, 2019

 


Week of August 12th to 18th

August 1-4 | August 5-11 | August 12-18 | August 19-25 | August 26-31


 

Monday, August 12, 2019

  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • CBC Musical Nooners – a free concert at 12 pm outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is Mamma Mia! which is based on the music by ABBA.
  • Kitsilano Showboat – live entertainment from 7 until 9 pm on the outdoor stage at Kitsilano Beach. Free admission.
  • Music on the Wharf – an outdoor concert on the Port Haney Wharf at 22360 River Road in Maple Ridge. Today’s music is with the Bruce James Orchestra.
  • Zumba at Canada Place – free Zumba classes at the north end of Canada Place from 5:30 until 6:30 pm.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Departures are at 7 and 8 pm and cost $28 for adults and $25 for seniors and students.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • 2-for-1 Day at Playland – two people can get into the Playland amusement park between 2 and 6 pm for the regular $38 cost of one general admission (because it’s a Tuesday).
  • CBC Musical Nooners – a free concert at 12 pm outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is the Disney Broadway hit Newsies.
  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema – a free outdoor movie at Second Beach in Stanley Park.
  • Brahm’s Tams Drum Circle – drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach from early evening until sunset (assuming sunny weather). Free!
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Sing Out Loud – join an impromptu choir at John Lawson Park in West Vancouver at 7 pm. Today’s repertoire covers Supertramp’s Give a Little Bit and Logical Song.
  • 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.

Free Outdoor Concerts

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Thursday, August 15, 2019

  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation tonight from 5 to 8:30 pm. Guided tours are at 7 pm.
  • Thursday Farmers Markets – in New Westminster, Granville Island and Downtown in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza.
  • CBC Musical Nooners – a free concert at 12 pm outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is the Disney Broadway hit Newsies.
  • 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.
  • Burnaby Outdoor Movie Series – a free movie shows outdoors in the plaza outside the Bob Prittie Library.
  • Waterfront Cinema – a free movie at the northern end of the Canada Place promenade beginning at dusk.

Ribfest Langley 2019

Friday, August 16, 2019

  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Symphony in the Park – family-friendly activites from 4 until 7 pm followed by a concert at Mill Lake Park.
  • Rock Ambleside – a classic rock festival at West Vancouver’s Ambleside Park.
  • Music at the Cannery – live music at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery at 6:30 pm. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children. This evening’s performance is with the Beauty Shop Dolls.
  • Arts Club Spirits Series – a spirit-tasting and speaker series event for adults (ages 19+) at the BMO Theatre Centre at 162 West 1st Avenue. It’s a fundraising event benefiting the Arts Club Theatre.

  • Ribfest Langley – a community event hosted by Langley Rotary Clubs and featuring BBQ ribs and entertainment. Takes place at McLeod Athletic Park on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the weekend of August 16th to 18th.


  • Summer Nightslide Concerts – a special event featuring night sliding and live music at Cultus Lake Waterpark from 8 pm until midnight. Cost is $24.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Sunday, August 18, 2019

 


Week of August 19th to 25th

August 1-4 | August 5-11 | August 12-18 | August 19-25 | August 26-31


 

Monday, August 19, 2019


  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Tonight features the Forbidden Vancouver Tour and Lost Souls of Gastown Tour. Departures are at 7 and 8 pm and cost $28 for adults and $25 for seniors and students.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – Vancouver’s annual summer fair with amusement rides, shows, vendor markets and live music. Tonight’s concert is with 98 Degrees. Today is also free admission day for people arriving between 11 am and 1 pm.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema – a free outdoor movie at Second Beach in Stanley Park.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is Mamma Mia! which is based on the music by ABBA.
  • Brahm’s Tams Drum Circle – drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach from early evening until sunset (assuming sunny weather). Free!
  • 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.
  • Sing Out Loud – join an impromptu choir at John Lawson Park in West Vancouver at 7 pm. Today’s repertoire covers Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ and Any Way You Want It.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.

Free Outdoor Movies

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Thursday, August 22, 2019

  • KiteClash – the Canadian Freestyle Kiteboarding Championships in Squamish.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – Vancouver’s annual summer fair with amusement rides, shows, vendor markets and live music. Tonight’s feature concert is with Vince Neil from Mötley Crüe. Today is also Seniors Day where folk ages 65+ get free admission and complimentary rides on the Ferris Wheel.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. This evening’s performance is Mamma Mia! which is based on the music by ABBA.
  • Burnaby Outdoor Movie Series – a free film shows outdoors in the plaza outside the Bob Prittie Library.
  • Waterfront Cinema – a free movie at the northern end of the Canada Place promenade beginning at dusk.
  • Thursday Farmers Markets – in New Westminster, Granville Island and Downtown in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza.
  • 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.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

Sunday, August 25, 2019

 


Week of August 26th to 31st

August 1-4 | August 5-11 | August 12-18 | August 19-25 | August 26-31


 

Monday, August 26, 2019

  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire from 10 am until 7 pm at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Music on the Wharf – an outdoor concert on the Port Haney Wharf at 22360 River Road in Maple Ridge. Tonight’s music is with Lincoln Street Union.
  • Zumba at Canada Place – free Zumba classes at the north end of Canada Place from 5:30 until 6:30 pm.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Departures are at 7 and 8 pm and cost $28 for adults and $25 for seniors and students.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – Vancouver’s annual summer fair with amusement rides, shows, vendor markets and live music. Tonight’s concert is with UB40. Today is also free admission day for people arriving between 11 am and 1 pm.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Brahm’s Tams Drum Circle – drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach from early evening until sunset (assuming sunny weather). Free!
  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema – a free outdoor movie at Second Beach in Stanley Park.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Sing Out Loud – join an impromptu choir at John Lawson Park in West Vancouver at 7 pm. Today’s repertoire covers Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody and We Will Rock You.
  • 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 28, 2019

Thursday, August 29, 2019

  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – Vancouver’s annual summer fair with amusement rides, shows, vendor markets and live music. Tonight’s concert is with I Love the 90’s featuring Vanilla Ice, Montell Jordan, Biz Markie & Rob Base.
  • Waterfront Cinema – a free movie at the northern end of the Canada Place promenade beginning at dusk.
  • Burnaby Outdoor Movie Series – a free film shows outdoors in the plaza outside the Bob Prittie Library at the corner of Kingsborough and MacKay.
  • 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.
  • Thursday Farmers Markets – in New Westminster, Granville Island and Downtown in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza.

Friday, August 30, 2019

  • Richmond World Festival – a free multicultural event at Minoru Park in Richmond.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – Vancouver’s annual summer fair with amusement rides, shows, vendor markets and live music. Tonight’s concert is with Hammer’s House Party: MC Hammer with Special Guest Bobby Brown.
  • Music at the Cannery – live music at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery at 6:30 pm. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children. This evening’s performance is with the Folk band Illiteraty.
  • Mission Twilight Concerts – free live music at Fraser River Heritage Park at 7 pm. Tonight’s performance is with the band Big City Soul.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours around Gastown and other parts of downtown Vancouver. Today features the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm.
  • Roedde House – admission to the historic museum in Vancouver’s West End is by donation today (because it’s the last Friday of the month).
  • Night Markets

Labour Day Weekend Activities

Saturday, August 31, 2019


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Events in August 2019

The following events will likely also take place in August 2019 (with details to be confirmed):

  • Vancouver Whitecaps – soccer game against various teams at BC Place Stadium.
    • August 17, 2019 – vs. D.C. United
    • August 31, 2019 – vs. New York City FC
  • BC Lions Football – Canadian professional football at BC Place Stadium with the BC Lions vs Hamilton at 7 pm (August 24, 2019).
  • Agassiz Raceway Car Racing – car racing at 5045 Cemetery Road (10 km from Harrison Hot Springs).
  • Monstercat Compound – a block party with music, video games and art from 2 until 9 pm at Monstercat HQ at 380 Railway Street in Vancouver. Free admission.
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball NWL League games (and occasional fireworks nights) at Nat Bailey Stadium.
    • August 8, 2019 vs. Everett
    • August 9, 2019 vs. Everett
    • August 10, 2019 – vs. Everett
    • August 17, 2019 – vs. Boise
    • August 18, 2019 – vs. Boise
    • August 19, 2019 – vs. Boise
    • August 23, 2019 – vs. Salem-Keizer
    • August 24, 2019 – vs. Salem-Keizer
    • August 25, 2019 – vs. Salem-Keizer
    • August 26, 2019 – vs. Salem-Keizer
    • August 28, 2019 – vs. Tri-City
    • August 29, 2019 – vs. Tri-City
    • August 30, 2019 – vs. Tri-City
  • East Side Flea – an outdoor market featuring vendors selling vintage, collectibles, handmade and other items at 238 1st Avenue in East Vancouver (August 9 & 10, 2019).
  • Dinner on the Pier – a fancy dinner on the pier at North Vancouver’s Shipyards. (Early August)
  • 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. (August 8th, with location and other details to be confirmed.)
  • Clover Valley Beer Festival a beer-sampling event at the Cloverdale Rodeo Fairgrounds.
  • Safe & Sound Music Fest – an R&B and Hip Hop music festival in New Westminster. (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.
  • YVR Community Chill Out – free family-friendly activities and live entertainment at Larry Berg Flight Path Park in Richmond. (To be confirmed.)
  • Movie & Music in the Park – free family-friendly activities and live entertainment at Conaught Park in Kitsilano. (To be confirmed.)
  • Fraserfest Vancouver – a free community event at Fishermen’s Wharf in False Creek at 1505 West 1st Avenue featuring live music, family-friendly activities and educational information. (To be confirmed for 2019.)
  • Deep Cove Daze a 1-day community festival with music, food and market stalls at Panorama Park in North Vancouver’s Deep Cove. CANCELLED FOR 2019.

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 Fort Langley or White Rock (or anywhere else around town) 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.


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

 

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