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AUGUST in Vancouver 2018

August in Vancouver

Vancouver’s 2018 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 6, 2018 – BC Day (Stat Holiday)
  • August 18, 2018 – 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.


To jump to a specific week, click on any of the following:

August 1-5 | August 6-12 | August 13-19 | August 20-26 | August 27-31


Shipped Waterfront Festival

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Abbotsford Agrifair 2018

Friday, August 3, 2018

The Circus is Coming!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

BC Day Long Weekend

Sunday, August 5, 2018

 


Week of August 6th to 12th

August 1-5 | August 6-12 | August 13-19 | August 20-26 | August 27-31


 

Monday, August 6, 2018

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park is open from 10 am to 7 pm. Note: Full-fare tickets are half price today between 2 and 6 pm.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Thursday, August 9, 2018

  • Harmony Arts Festival – an arts festival with live music, art displays and a nightly outdoor movie in West Vancouver.
  • Dinner on the Pier – a fancy dinner on the pier at North Vancouver’s Shipyards.
  • Picnic on the Pier – a fundraising event for the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation where participants enjoy live entertainment and dinner on the pier in White Rock. SOLD OUT!
  • Vancouver Bach Festival – a series of classical concerts at Christ Church Cathedral and/or UBC’s Chan Centre.
  • 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.
  • Airshow Movie Night – a free orchestra performance, puppet show and screening of the animated movie Planes takes place at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park.
  • BC Lions Football – against the Edmonton Eskimos at BC Place Stadium at 7 pm.

Friday, August 10, 2018


  • Shipyard Night Market – This Friday is a special Expanded Artists Night where artists and artisan vendors will overflow the market’s usual space and fill the plaza outside the Polygon Gallery. Also, tonight’s live music features a concert by the Country Rock group Wichita Trip. Tell your friends!

Shipped Waterfront Festival

Saturday, August 11, 2018

  • Savour Summer Festival – a free community event featuring a Kids’ Zone, family-friendly activities and live entertainment from 4 until 8 pm at the River District in South Vancouver.
  • Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival – a music festival at Deer Lake Park featuring various bands. This year’s headliner performance is with Nathanial Rateliff & the Night Sweats.
  • Harmony Arts Festival – an arts festival with live music, art displays and a nightly outdoor movie in West Vancouver.
  • Abbotsford Airshow – one of the largest airshows in Canada.
  • Chilliwack Fair and Rodeo – the 146th annual fair at 44146 Luckakuck Way 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.

  • Shipped Waterfront FestivalShipped Waterfront Festival – a free music festival with multiple stages, a beer garden and family-friendly activities from 12 until 10 pm at the Shipyards in North Vancouver. Headliner bands include Humans and Manatee Commune.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

 


Week of August 13th to 19th

August 1-5 | August 6-12 | August 13-19 | August 20-26 | August 27-31


 

Monday, August 13, 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Free Outdoor Concerts

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Free Outdoor Movies

Friday, August 17, 2018

ElectraFest 2018

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Sunday, August 19, 2018

 


Week of August 20th to 26th

August 1-5 | August 6-12 | August 13-19 | August 20-26 | August 27-31


 

Monday, August 20, 2018

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – Vancouver’s annual summer fair with amusement rides, shows, vendor markets and live music. Tonight’s concert is with Dean Brody. Today is also free admission day for people arriving between 11 am and 1 pm.
  • Bard on the BeachShakespearean theatre at Vanier Park.
  • 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.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – Vancouver’s annual summer fair with amusement rides, shows, vendor markets and live music. Tonight’s concert is with the Goo Goo Dolls. Today is also 2-for-1 rides day for anyone arriving between 11 am and 1 pm, plus anyone with a BC library card and photo ID pays only $6 for general admission!
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire from 10 am until 7 pm at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Wednesday Farmers Markets – at Main Street, Surrey and Whistler.
  • Trout Lake Summer Concert Series – a free concert at the Trout Lake Community Centre with Sweet Pan Caribbean from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
  • Sounds of Summer Music Series a free outdoor concert at Stewart Farm in Surrey from 6:30 until 8 pm. The feature band is The Wheat in the Barley who play a mix of Folk Fusion and Roots.
  • Starlight Theatre Drive-in Movies – an outdoor drive-in movie at Richmond’s Lansdowne Centre at 5300 No. 3 Road. Tonight’s film is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

  • Dîner en Blanc – the 8th 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.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire from 10 am until 7 pm 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 the I love the 90’s Tour. Today is also Seniors Day where folk ages 65+ get free admission and complimentary rides on the Ferris Wheel.
  • 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.
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball – vs. the Boise Hawks at Nat Bailey Stadium.

Friday, August 24, 2018


  • Shipyard Night Market – This Friday is a special Expanded Artists Night where artists and artisan vendors will overflow the market’s usual space and fill the plaza outside the Polygon Gallery. Also, tonight’s entertainment features live music with the Werewolves.

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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Sunday, August 26, 2018

 


Week of August 27th to 31st

August 1-5 | August 6-12 | August 13-19 | August 20-26 | August 27-31


 

Monday, August 27, 2018

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – Vancouver’s annual summer fair with amusement rides, shows, vendor markets and live music. Tonight’s concert is with 112 Featuring Slim. Today is also free admission day for people arriving between 11 am and 1 pm.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire from 10 am until 7 pm 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!
  • 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 from 11 am until 4 pm.
  • Bard on the BeachShakespearean theatre at Vanier Park.
  • Starlight Theatre Drive-in Movies – an outdoor drive-in movie at Richmond’s Lansdowne Centre at 5300 No. 3 Road. Tonight’s film is Black Panther.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Free Outdoor Movies Banner

Friday, August 31, 2018

 


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

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


 

Other 2018 August Events

The following event may or may not also take place in 2018 (with details to be confirmed):

  • Vancouver Zombie Walk – an informal parade of people in costumes. Zombie participants meet at 3 pm outside the Vancouver Art Gallery and then proceed from Robson Street to English Bay beginning at 4 pm. (Likely on the last Saturday in August, but to be confirmed.)

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.


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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