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Free Events in August 2015

Free Stuff in August

August is a great month to be in Vancouver because of all the FREE events going on, including festivals, outdoor movies, concerts and things to do outdoors.

Best FREE Places in August in Vancouver

For a list of some of the best things to do in August, including activities that aren’t free, check out Vancouver’s Best Summer Activities or our August Calendar. For a list of the best FREE (or almost free) special events on different days of the month, see below.

(Note: Event locations, times, prices and details are subject to change. Check directly with each event organizer’s website for the most up-to-date information.)

Free Outdoor ConcertsAugust 16 (Sunday)

  • Latin Summer Fest – a Latin American-themed festival at Trout Lake Park from 11 am to 7 pm featuring live music, an import market and food vendors.

August 17 (Monday)

August 18 (Tuesday)

August 20 (Thursday)

  • Cinderella is showing at Willoughby Community Park which is in the 7700 block of 202 A Street in Langley.
  • Waterfront Cinema presents Dumb and Dumber at Canada Place at 8:15 pm.

August 21 (Friday)

  • North Vancouver Summer Concert Series – free outdoor concerts from 7 to 9 pm at Lynn Valley Village (featuring Rock) and in Deep Cove (Reggae).
  • 2015 Family Movies in the Plaza presents Finding Nemo showing outside at the Civic Library in North Vancouver at 120 West 14th Street.
  • Shipyard Night Market – a night market with live music not far from the Lonsdale Quay Seabus terminal in North Vancouver.
  • Richmond has two Night Markets, the smaller of which is free and the larger one with a cost of only a couple of dollars.

August 22 (Saturday)

  • Car Free Day in North Vancouver is celebrated with a giant 1000-foot water slide running down Lonsdale Avenue. Going on the slide isn’t free, but watching the fun doesn’t cost anything. Also, tickets are already sold out, so it won’t cost anything. Sliding will be a blast, but being a spectator will be fun too. (Note: this event is subject to cancellation if severe drought conditions continue.)
  • Cinderella at Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall at 1299A 56th Street. (Approx. start time is 8:30 pm.)
  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) kicks off, with exhibitions, entertainment and the night’s feature concert by Colin James. The rides aren’t free, and admission is $16 (or $13 if purchased online). The evening concert is included with admission though, and children 13 and under are free.
  • Steveston Dragon Boat Festival takes place in Steveston Village.
  • Plaza of Nations Concert and Food Truck Festival – a free evening concert with lots of food truck vendors outside the Edgewater Casino at 750 Pacific Boulevard.
  • Richmond’s two Night Markets take place in the evening, with one being free and the other costing just $2.75.
  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – admission is free for children age 13 and under, and the evening concert with country singer Clint Black is included with the $16 price of admission for those 14 and older.
  • Cates Park Summer Concerts – free concerts all afternoon starting at 2 pm at Cates Park at 4131 Dollarton Highway in North Vancouver.

August 24 (Monday)

August 25 (Tuesday)

  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema presents Avengers: Age of Ultron at Stanley Park’s Second Beach; starts at about 9:35 pm.
  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – admission is free for children age 13 and under, and the evening concert with Sloan is free with the $16 price of admission for those 14 and older.

August 26 (Wednesday)

  • Big Hero 6 at the West Richmond Community Centre at 9180 No. 1 Road in Richmond. (Starting at about 8:30 pm.)
  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – admission is free for children age 13 and under, and the evening’s concert is with The Beach Boys.

August 27 (Thursday)

Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place
Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place

August 28 (Friday)

  • Finding Nemo is showing at Edgemont Village in North Vancouver near the corner of Highland Blvd and Edgemont Blvd.
  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – admission is free for children age 13 and under, and only $16 at the gate for adults. The evening concert included with the cost of admission is with The New Pornographers.
  • Shipyard Night Market – a free summer night market in North Vancouver that features great live music in the evening.
  • Richmond has two Night Markets that offer evening entertainment, the smaller of which is free and the larger one with a cost of less than $3.

Free Outdoor Movies BannerAugust 29 (Saturday)

  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – admission is free for children under 14 years of age, and the evening concert with Tom Cochrane and Red Rider is free for everyone attending the PNE.
  • Plaza of Nations Concert and Food Truck Festival – an outdoor summer concert from 5 to 10 pm at 750 Pacific Boulevard in the False Creek area of Yaletown.
  • Richmond has two Night Markets, the smaller of which is free and the larger one with a cost of only a couple of dollars.
  • Cates Park Summer Concerts – free live music all afternoon starting at 2 pm at Cates Park at 4131 Dollarton Highway in North Vancouver.

August 30 (Sunday)

  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – entry is free for children under 14 years of age, and the evening concert with Cobie Caillat and Christina Perri is included with general admission.
  • Richmond’s Night Markets are great places to wander around and cost either nothing or less than $3.

August 31 (Monday)

For other ideas on things to do in August, check out the EVENTS CALENDAR.

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