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AUGUST Events in Vancouver in 2021

August in Vancouver

Vancouver’s 2021 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 2, 2021 – BC Day (Stat Holiday).

 

August Events in Vancouver

Below is what’s happening on the different days of the month in August 2021.

NOTE: Since the spring of last year, many Metro Vancouver events and attractions have been impacted by the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. As you’ll see below, many events in this calendar are marked “to be determined” or “(TBD)”. Unless we know that an event has been cancelled or postponed, we have marked it in most cases as “(TBD)” to reflect the fact that its status may change. For the most up-to-date information about the status of events, check official event websites.


 

BC Day Long Weekend

 


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August 1-8 | August 9-15 | August 16-22 | August 23-31


 

Sunday, August 1, 2021

 

Abbotsford Agrifair Drive Thru Safari

 

Monday, August 2, 2021

  • BC Day a statutory holiday with various celebratory activities throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE. (TBD)
  • Harmony Arts Festival – an arts festival with live music, art displays and a nightly outdoor movie in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Tsawwassen Sun Festival – a community festival that features a softball tournament, parade, family-friendly activities and antique car show in Tsawwassen. (TBD)
  • Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival – last day for the family-friendly activities that take place at the festival’s Picnic at the Pavilion event today at Junction Park. (TBD)
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (TBD)
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.

 

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver.
  • 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”.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • Harmony Arts Festival – an arts festival with live music, art displays and a nightly outdoor movie in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE.

 

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver.
  • Main Street Farmers Market – the weekly market happens outside Central Pacific Station between 2 and 6 pm.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • 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”.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE.
  • Harmony Arts Festival – an arts festival with live music, art displays and a nightly outdoor movie in West Vancouver. (TBD)

 

Thursday, August 5, 2021

  • New West Farmers Market – at Tipperary Park in New Westminster from 3 until 7 pm.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver.
  • 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”.
  • Harmony Arts Festival – an arts festival with live music, art displays and a nightly outdoor movie in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.

 

Friday, August 6, 2021

  • Abbotsford Airshow – one of the largest airshows in Canada.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • 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”.
  • Harmony Arts Festival – an arts festival with live music, art displays and a nightly outdoor movie in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Chilliwack Fair and Rodeo – an annual fair at 44146 Luckakuck Way in Chilliwack. (TBD)
  • 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)
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE.
  • 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)
  • Shipyards Night Market – live music and market activities at Shipbuilder’s Square in North Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (TBD)

 

Saturday, August 7, 2021

 

Sunday, August 8, 2021

 


Week of August 9th to 15th

August 1-8 | August 9-15 | August 16-22 | August 23-31


 

Monday, August 9, 2021

  • Outdoor Swimming Pools – most outdoor pools in the Lower Mainland are open. (TBD)
  • Lower Mainland Parks – provincial parks, city parks and regional parks are great places to be (especially if the weather is nice.)
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.

 

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

 

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

 

Thursday, August 12, 2021

 

Friday, August 13, 2021

 

Saturday, August 14, 2021

 

Sunday, August 15, 2021

 


Week of August 16th to 22nd

August 1-8 | August 9-15 | August 16-22 | August 23-31


 

Monday, August 16, 2021

 

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

 

Chilliwack Sunflower Festival

 

Thursday, August 19, 2021

 

Friday, August 20, 2021

 

Saturday, August 21, 2021

 

Sunday, August 22, 2021

 


Week of August 23rd to 31st

August 1-8 | August 9-15 | August 16-22 | August 23-31


 

Monday, August 23, 2021

  • Abbotsford Sunflower Festival & Corn Maze – the family-friendly event at Maan Farms includes access to a field of sunflowers, corn maze and Barnyard Adventureland.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in at various venues throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.

 

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

 

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

 

Thursday, August 26, 2021

 

Friday, August 27, 2021

 

Labour Day Weekend Activities

 

Saturday, August 28, 2021

 

Sunday, August 29, 2021

 

Monday, August 30, 2021

  • Abbotsford Sunflower Festival & Corn Maze – the family-friendly event at Maan Farms includes access to a field of sunflowers, corn maze and Barnyard Adventureland.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in at various venues throughout the Lower Mainland.

 

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

 


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

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


 

Events in August 2021

The following events may or may not also take place in August 2021 (with details to be confirmed):

 

Multicultural and Ethnic Events

  • Carnaval del Sol – Vancouver’s great annual Latin festival with free concerts and family-friendly activities. (TBD)
  • Korean Cultural Heritage Festival – a free festival celebrating Korean food, music and culture at Swangard Stadium. (TBD)
  • Nikkei Matsuri – a Japanese festival at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre in Burnaby. (TBD)
  • Pakistan Festival – a free cultural event at Holland Park in Surrey. (TBD)
  • Pinoy Fiesta – a Philippine festival and parade at Vancouver’s Memorial South Park. (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)

 

Festivals & Major Events

  • Chilliwack Flight Fest – a community event at the Chilliwack Airport. (TBD)
  • Clover Valley Beer Festival a beer-sampling event at the Cloverdale Rodeo Fairgrounds. (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. (2021 details to be confirmed.)
  • Kaleidoscope Arts Festival – a free community event at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park at 1299 Pinetree Way.
  • Monstercat Compound – a block party with music, video games and art at Monstercat HQ at 380 Railway Street in Vancouver. Free admission. (TBD)
  • New West Pride – an event celebrating the LGBTQ community along New Westminster’s Columbia Street. (TBD)
  • Pet-a-Palooza – a free pet-friendly festival in the 1100 block of Mainland Street in Yaletown. (The second part of the festival takes place on August 29th in 2021.)
  • Port Moody Car Free Day – a free community festival along Port Moody’s St. John’s Street. (TBD)
  • Ribfest Langley – a community event hosted by Langley Rotary Clubs and featuring BBQ ribs and entertainment. Takes place at McLeod Athletic Park. (TBD)
  • Richmond Garlic Festival – a community event at Terra Nova Rural Park in Richmond. Admission is by donation. (To be confirmed.)
  • Richmond Sunflower Festival – sunflowers and other family-friendly things to see and do at Richmond Country Farms in Richmond.
  • 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.)
  • Squamish Wind Festival – a community event featuring art, music and performing arts in Squamish. (In either July or August with 2021 details to be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver Mural Festival – an arts festival in East Vancouver.
  • Whistler Wanderlust – a celebration of mindful living that includes yoga and mountain biking up at Whistler. (TBD)

 

Live Theatre

 

Music Festivals

 

Other Music-Related Events

Outdoor Movies & Other Films

  • 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)
  • Downtown Movie Nights – a film plays in the north plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery. (To be confirmed.)
  • Family Movie Nights in the Plaza – a movie shows in the Civic Plaza in the City of North Vancouver. (To be confirmed.)
  • Movie & Music in the Park – free family-friendly activities and live entertainment at Conaught Park in Kitsilano. (To be confirmed.)
  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema – a free outdoor movie at Second Beach in Stanley Park. (To be confirmed.)
  • Starlight Theatre Drive-in Movies – a film shows outdoors for free at Lansdowne Centre in Richmond. (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)
  • Sunset Cinema – a film shows for free in the plaza outside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. (To be confirmed.)
  • Waterfront Cinema – a free movie at the northern end of the Canada Place promenade beginning at dusk. (TBD)

 

Sporting Events

 

Summer Markets

  • Ladner Village Market – from 10 am to 4 pm along 48th Avenue between Delta Street and Elliott Street in Ladner (on a couple of Sundays in August).
  • Eastside Flea – an outdoor market featuring vendors selling vintage, collectibles, handmade and other items at 238 1st Avenue in East Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Fort Langley Makers Market – a monthly craft fair and celebration in scenic Fort Langley. (TBD)
  • Squamish Street Market – a once-a-month summer event on Cleveland Avenue in downtown Squamish. (TBD)
  • Steveston Village Farmers Market – in the parking lot of the Steveston Community Centre at 4111 Moncton Street. (TBD)

 

Other Events & Activities

  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation one Tuesday evening from 5 to 8:30 pm. (TBD)
  • Brigade Days at Fort Langley – three days of celebrations featuring folk in period costume on the BC Day Long Weekend. (TBD)
  • Cloverdale Market Days – a large artisan market featuring over 100 vendors in downtown Cloverdale on 176th Street (between 56A Avenue and 58 Avenue). (TBD)
  • Dinner on the Pier – a fancy dinner on the pier at North Vancouver’s Shipyards. (TBD)
  • Family Favourites Movies – $2.99 movies at select Cineplex theatres in the Lower Mainland. (On Saturday mornings, but to be confirmed for 2021.)
  • Kwantlen Community Dinner – a community event and dinner at Langley’s Glen Valley Regional Park. Cost is $15 and participants are asked to bring their own dishes and eating utensils. (To be confirmed.)
  • Lucky Cat Affair – a championship and pet cat show. (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. (TBD)
  • Pioneer Days at Kilby Farm – family-friendly activities at Kilby Historic Site in Harrison Mills. (TBD)
  • Port Coquitlam Car Show – a car show featuring hundreds of cars in downtown Port Coquitlam. (To be confirmed.)
  • Summer Nightslide Concerts – a special event featuring night sliding and live music at Cultus Lake Waterpark from 8 pm until midnight. (To be confirmed.)
  • Free Jazz Vespers – on Sundays at 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation. (To be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (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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