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Free Vancouver Events in August 2018

Free August Events

In August 2018 there are numerous free events in Metro Vancouver including festivals, outdoor movies, markets, parades, fireworks and concerts.

There are also free attractions like Burnaby Village Museum and Stanley Park, as well as beaches and nature to explore.

Best FREE Activities in August

The following is a list of the top free festivals and events in Vancouver and the surrounding area in August 2018. Most activities are completely free, although a few are by donation or for a nominal fee.

(Note: Schedules and details are subject to change.)

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Wednesday, August 1st

  • Celebration of Light Fireworks – fireworks displays in English Bay, family-friendly activities at Stanley Park’s Second Beach and live music in both locations. Click Fireworks Venues for a list of best places to watch from.
  • Wednesday Farmers Markets
    • Main Street Farmers Market – a small to medium-sized market with about 3 dozen vendors outside Central Pacific Station from 2:00 until 6:00 pm.
    • Whistler Farmers Market – a large market in the Upper Village at Whistler from 2:00 until 7:00 pm.
  • Musical Nooners – children’s entertainer Will Stroet performs from noon until 1:00 pm in the CBC Plaza at 700 Hamilton Street.
  • Sounds of Summer Music Series live music with the group Top City at Holland Park in Surrey between 6:30 and 8:00 pm.
  • Trout Lake Summer Concert Series – live evening music with The Lawless Hot Club at Trout Lake Community Centre at 3360 Victoria Drive.
  • Drive-in Movie at Lansdowne CentreThe Notebook shows at dusk in the Richmond mall parking lot at 5300 No. 3 Road.
  • Family Favourites Movies – the movie The Princess Bride costs $2.99 in the morning at select theatres in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, Pitt Meadows, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver.

Thursday, August 2nd

  • Waterfront Cinema – the ABBA musical Mama Mia shows for free at around 9 pm at the end of the promenade deck at Canada Place.
  • Farmers Markets
  • Musical Nooners – the Folk and Bluegrass band Lonesome Town Painters entertains from noon until 1:00 pm in the CBC Plaza at 700 Hamilton Street.
  • Family Series Live Performances – the Purple Pirate entertains children outdoors by Burnaby’s Bob Prittie Library at 6100 Willingdon Avenue between 7:00 and 7:45 pm. The Ruploops body percussion group then performs from 8:00 until 8:45.

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Friday, August 3rd

  • Harmony Arts Festival – free live music, art and other things to see and do along the waterfront in West Vancouver. Tonight’s free movie is The Greatest Showman.
  • Squamish Days – most events have an admission change, but today’s bed races down Cleveland Avenue at 6:30 pm are free to watch.
  • Bill Reid Gallery – free admission today from 2:00 until 5:00 pm.
  • Free Outdoor Movies
  • Free Live Music
    • Summer Concert Series – an evening of Classic Rock in the Community Plaza at Town Centre Park by LaFarge Lake in Coquitlam between 7:00 and 9:00 pm.
    • Musical Nooners – the Afro-Latin World-Fusion band Tanga entertains from noon until 1:00 pm at 700 Hamilton Street in the CBC Plaza.
    • Live & Local Concerts Series – live Classic Rock with Smith and Jones at Deep Cove, A Tribute to Aretha Franklin in Edgemont Village and Rockabilly music with Sam Spades at North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley Village.
  • Shipyard Night Market – a beer garden, food trucks, market vendors and live music from 5:00 until 10:00 pm at North Vancouver’s Shipyards.

Saturday, August 4th

  • BC Day Weekend – various special events take place throughout this August Long Weekend. Click BC Day for details.
  • Celebration of Light Fireworks – final day of the series of fireworks displays in English Bay, family-friendly activities at Stanley Park’s Second Beach and live music in both locations.
  • Maple Ridge Caribbean Festival – a cultural festival with free concerts and family-friendly activities in Maple Ridge between 12:00 and 10:00 pm.
  • Brigade Days a weekend featuring re-enactors in period clothing and various activities at the National Historic Site in Fort Langley. Admission is free for youth ages 17 and under.
  • Harmony Arts Festival – free live music, art and other things to see and do along the waterfront in West Vancouver. Tonight’s free movie is the 2003 film Big Fish.
  • White Rock Sea Festival – family-friendly activities all day and fireworks at night.
  • Korean Cultural Festival – a free event showcasing Korean performing arts, food and culture at Burnaby’s Swangard Stadium between 10:00 am and 8:00 pm.
  • Powell Street Festival – a Japanese festival celebrating Japanese-Canadian culture and history at Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park.
  • Squamish Days – a community festival in Squamish featuring a free Kids’ Festival, axe throwing competition and $2 novice logger competitions.
  • Tsawwassen Sun Festival – a festival in South Delta that includes a softball tournament and skateboard competition.
  • Shipyards Summer Sessions ConcertsThe So Tight Band plays a mix of R&B, Funk, Disco and Pop at Shipbuilders’ Square in North Vancouver.
  • Cates Park Summer Concerts – live music from 4:00 until 7:00 pm in North Vancouver’s Cates Park at 4131 Dollarton Highway. Today features the bands Asi Somos, The Acoustic Ghosts and Symentha.
  • Movies at Holland Park – tonight’s film in Surrey is Ferdinand with family-friendly activities running from 5:00 until around 10:30 pm.
  • Family Favourites Movies – the movie Sherlock Gnomes costs $2.99 in the morning at select theatres in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, Pitt Meadows, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver.
  • Saturday Farmers Markets

BC Day Long Weekend

Sunday, August 5th

  • BC Day Long Weekend – various special events take place throughout this August Long Weekend. Click BC Day for details.
  • Harmony Arts Festival – free live music, art and other things to see and do along the waterfront in West Vancouver. Tonight’s free movie is Coco.
  • Maple Ridge Caribbean Festival – a cultural festival with free concerts and family-friendly activities in Maple Ridge between 12:00 and 8:00 pm.
  • White Rock Sea Festival – family-friendly activities all day and a torchlight parade at night.
  • Powell Street Festival – a Japanese festival celebrating Japanese-Canadian culture and history at Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park.
  • Squamish Days – a community festival in Squamish featuring a parade in the morning.
  • Brigade Days a weekend featuring re-enactors in period clothing and various activities at the National Historic Site in Fort Langley. Admission is free for youth ages 17 and under.
  • Tsawwassen Sun Festival – a festival in South Delta that includes a drive-in movie featuring the film Grease.
  • Vancouver Pride Parade & Festival – the parade starts at noon and the Sunset Beach Festival goes from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm.
  • Sunday Afternoon Salsa – salsa dancing at Robson Square between 3:00 and 7:00 pm. Admission is by donation.
  • Summer Sundays – free outdoor concerts at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody. Nigel Mack & The Blues Attack entertain starting at 2:00 and the R&B Allstars take the stage at 4:30.
  • Sunday Farmers Markets

Monday, August 6th

  • BC Day – various special events take place throughout this August Long Weekend. Click BC Day for details.
  • Harmony Arts Festival – free live music, art and other things to see and do along the waterfront in West Vancouver. Tonight’s free movie is the 1988 film Beetlejuice.
  • Tsawwassen Sun Festival – a festival in South Delta that includes a car show, parade and live entertainment.
  • Brigade Days a weekend featuring re-enactors in period clothing and various activities at the National Historic Site in Fort Langley. Today’s main re-enactment event takes place down by the river at Marina Park beginning at 1:00 pm. Admission to the fort is free everyone today.
  • BC Day Market at Burnaby Village – a small market and extra activities at Burnaby Village Museum to celebrate the BC Day Holiday Monday.

Tuesday, August 7th

  • Harmony Arts Festival – free live music, art and other things to see and do along the waterfront in West Vancouver. Tonight’s free movie is the 1993 film Mrs. Doubtfire starring Robin Williams.
  • Musical NoonersPetunia and the Vipers entertain from noon until 1:00 pm at 700 Hamilton Street in the CBC Plaza.
  • Stanley Park Drum Circle – if a sunny day, informal drumming happens at Third Beach in the evening.
  • Stanley Park Cinema – the film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off shows at Second Beach starting at dusk.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at various movie theatres throughout Metro Vancouver (so although not free, it is less expensive than usual).

Wednesday, August 8th

  • Harmony Arts Festival – free live music, art and other things to see and do along the waterfront in West Vancouver. Tonight’s free movie is the 1976 film Rocky starring Sylvester Stallone.
  • Wednesday Farmers Markets
    • Main Street Farmers Market – a small to medium-sized market with about 3 dozen vendors outside Central Pacific Station from 2:00 until 6:00 pm.
    • Whistler Farmers Market – a fairly large market in the Upper Village at Whistler from 2:00 until 7:00 pm.
  • Musical Nooners – Blues and Soul musician David Ward performs from noon until 1:00 pm at 700 Hamilton Street in the CBC Plaza.
  • Trout Lake Summer Concert Series – live music with the band Wheat in the Barley in the evening at Trout Lake Community Centre at 3360 Victoria Drive.
  • Sounds of Summer Music Series live music with musicians David Sinclair & Keith Bennett at Surrey’s Sullivan Park between 6:30 and 8:00 pm.
  • Drive-in Movie at Lansdowne Centre – the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark shows at dusk in the Richmond mall parking lot at 5300 No. 3 Road.
  • Family Favourites Movies – the movie Sherlock Gnomes costs $2.99 in the morning at select theatres in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, Pitt Meadows, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver.

Free Outdoor Movies

Thursday, August 9th

  • Harmony Arts Festival – free live music, art and other things to see and do along the waterfront in West Vancouver. Tonight’s free movie is the 1964 film My Fair Lady.
  • Musical Nooners – acoustic guitar play Roy Forbes entertains from noon until 1:00 pm at 700 Hamilton Street in the CBC Plaza.
  • Farmers Markets
  • Free Movies
    • Burnaby Outdoor Movie Series – the Lion King shows outdoors at around 8:30 pm by the Bob Prittie Library at 6100 Willingdon Avenue near Metrotown.
    • Waterfront Cinema – the movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle shows for free at dusk at the end of the promenade deck at Canada Place.
    • Abbotsford Concert & Movie Night – a free event at Mill Lake Park in the lead-up to the Abbotsford Airshow. The orchestra performs at 7:00, the puppet show is at 8:45 and the screening of the animated movie Planes begins at 9 o’clock.

Friday, August 10th

  • Harmony Arts Festival – free live music, art and other things to see and do along the waterfront in West Vancouver. Tonight’s free movie is the 2017 film Wonder Woman.
  • KitsFest – a sports festival at Kitsilano Beach featuring numerous sports competitions and DJ music.
  • Outdoor Movie Nights in CloverdaleThe Lion King shows at Katzie Elementary School at 6887 194A Street in Surrey at dusk.
  • Movie at the Olympic OvalJurassic Park shows at 7:30 pm in the ROX Theatre at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Admission is on a first-come-first-saved basis, so arrive early! Doors open at 7:00 pm.
  • Musical Nooners – the 5-member R&B band Schwey entertains from noon until 1:00 pm at 700 Hamilton Street in the CBC Plaza.
  • Live & Local Concerts Series – Disco Funk music with the band Platform Soul in North Vancouver’s Edgemont Village and more live music with R&B Conspiracy at Lynn Valley Village.
  • Shipyard Night Market – a beer garden, food trucks, market vendors and live music from 5:00 until 10:00 pm at North Vancouver’s Shipyards. This evening features extra artists in the plaza by the Polygon Gallery.

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Saturday, August 11th

  • Savour Summer Festival – a free family-friendly event at Vancouver’s River District at 8540 River District Crossing between 4:00 and 8:00 pm. Live entertainment is with Paw Patrol and the band Her Brothers.
  • Harmony Arts Festival – free live music, art and other things to see and do along the waterfront in West Vancouver. Tonight’s free movie is the 2012 film The Hunger Games.
  • KitsFest – a sports festival at Kitsilano Beach featuring numerous sports and DJ music. The all-new bath tub races run between 2:00 and 8:00 pm.
  • Mount Pleasant Street Party – an art-themed street party on Main Street from 12:00 until 6:00 pm between 7th Avenue and 12th Avenue.
  • TD Vancouver Chinatown Festivala cultural event in Chinatown between noon and 10:00 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Kaleidoscope Arts Festival – at Town Centre Park in Coquitlam between 2:00 and 10:00 pm. Live music includes performances by The Philosopher Kings, Dawn Pemberton and Kytami.

  • Shipped Waterfront FestivalShipped Waterfront Festival – a FREE music festival with multiple concerts at North Vancouver’s Shipyards and Lower Lonsdale District. Bands performing include Manatee Commune, Humans and Tonye Aganaba.

  • Cates Park Summer Concerts – live music from 4:00 until 7:00 pm in North Vancouver’s Cates Park at 4131 Dollarton Highway. Today features the bands Little Crow and Sleepy Gonzales.
  • TD Concerts at the Pier – evening concerts in White Rock. Today’s bands playing ABBA, Elton John and Billy Joel tunes at the Five Corners intersection are ABRA CADABRA and The Piano Man.
  • Saturday Farmers Markets
  • Movies at Holland Park – tonight’s film in Surrey is Coco with family-friendly activities running from 5:00 until around 10:30 pm.
  • Family Favourites Movies – the movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle costs $2.99 in the morning at select theatres in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, Pitt Meadows, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver.

Sunday, August 12th

  • Harmony Arts Festival – final day of the season for the free concerts and art displays along the waterfront in West Vancouver.
  • KitsFest – a sports festival at Kitsilano Beach featuring numerous sports competitions and DJ music.
  • Perseids Meteor Shower – at night wherever it’s dark enough and the sky is clear.
  • TD Vancouver Chinatown Festival – a cultural event in Chinatown between noon and 6:00 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Sunday Afternoon Salsa – salsa dancing at Robson Square between 3:00 and 7:00 pm. Admission is by donation.
  • Summer Sundays – a free outdoor concert at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody with the Eagle Eyes (an Eagles tribute band) starting at 2:00 pm.
  • Regular Sunday Farmers Markets
  • Special Once-a-Month Markets
    • Ladner Village Market – a large farmers and artisan market from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm in downtown Ladner.
    • Squamish Street Market – a summer market event along Squamish’s Cleveland Avenue between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm.

Free Outdoor Concerts

Monday, August 13th

  • Musical Nooners – singer-songwriter Desiree Dawson entertains from noon until 1:00 pm at 700 Hamilton Street in Vancouver’s CBC Plaza.
  • Music on the Wharf – live music on Maple Ridge’s Port Haney Wharf with the band Flint & Feather starting at 7:30 pm (by donation).
  • Zumba at Canada Place – early evening Zumba lessons and dancing at Canada Place.

Tuesday, August 14th

  • Musical Nooners – Reggae, Socca and Soul musician Caleb Hart entertains from noon until 1:00 pm at 700 Hamilton Street in Vancouver’s CBC Plaza.
  • Stanley Park Cinema – the musical Grease shows at Second Beach starting at dusk. Expect the crowd to sing along!
  • Stanley Park Drum Circle – if a sunny day, informal drumming happens at Third Beach in the evening.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at various movie theatres throughout Metro Vancouver (so although not free, it is less expensive than usual).

Wednesday, August 15th

  • Musical Nooners – the World and Blues group Sister Speak entertains from noon until 1:00 pm at 700 Hamilton Street in the CBC Plaza.
  • Wednesday Farmers Markets
    • Main Street Farmers Market – a small to medium-sized market with about 3 dozen vendors outside Central Pacific Station from 2:00 until 6:00 pm.
    • Whistler Farmers Market – a large farmers and artisan market in the Upper Village at Whistler from 2:00 until 7:00 pm.
  • Trout Lake Summer Concert Series – live music with the Rio Samaya Band in the evening at Trout Lake Community Centre at 3360 Victoria Drive.
  • Sounds of Summer Music Series live music with Flint & Feather at the Surrey Nation Centre between 6:30 and 8:00 pm.
  • Drive-in Movie at Lansdowne Centre – the movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle shows at dusk in the mall parking lot at 5300 No. 3 Road in Richmond.
  • Family Favourites Movies – the movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle costs $2.99 in the morning at select theatres in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, Pitt Meadows, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver.

Thursday, August 16th

  • Beaty Nocturnal – admission is open by donation this evening at UBC’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum.
  • Musical Nooners – the Latin and Folk group Wooden Horsemen entertains from noon until 1:00 pm at 700 Hamilton Street in the CBC Plaza.
  • Farmers Markets
  • Free Movies
  • Wednesday Farmers Markets
    • Main Street Farmers Market – a small to medium-sized market with about 3 dozen vendors outside Central Pacific Station from 2:00 until 6:00 pm.
    • Surrey Farmers Market – a smaller market outside the North Surrey Rec Centre at 10275 City Parkway from 2:00 until 6:00 pm.
    • Whistler Farmers Market – a large market in the Upper Village at Whistler from 2:00 until 7:00 pm.

Friday, August 17th

  • Ribfest Langley – a community fundraising event featuring BBQ rib vendors, entertainment and family-friendly activities at McLeod Athletic Park at 5687 Johnston Townline Road in Langley from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. Admission is free (but the ribs of course aren’t).
  • Musical Nooners – R&B, Soul, Jazz and Afro-Beats band Coco Jafro entertains from noon until 1:00 pm at 700 Hamilton Street in Vancouver’s CBC Plaza.
  • Sounds of Summer Music Series live music with the True North Troubadours (playing favourites by the band Peter, Paul & Mary) at Surrey’s Francis Park between 1:00 and 2:30 pm.
  • Live & Local Concerts Series – live music in North Vancouver with the Beatles band The Fab Fourever in Edgemont Village and with the group Big Easy Funk Ensemble at Lynn Valley Village.
  • Family Movie Nights in the PlazaA Wrinkle in Time shows for free outside the City of North Vancouver’s City Hall at around 8:30 pm.
  • Outdoor Movie Nights in Cloverdale – the movie Beethoven shows at Don Christian Park at 6220 184th Street in Surrey at dusk.
  • Night Markets
    • Mercato Italian Market – the monthly Italian market takes place at 3075 Slocan Street between 5:00 and 9:00 pm.
    • Shipyard Night Market – a beer garden, food trucks, market vendors and live music from 5:00 until 10:00 pm at North Vancouver’s Shipyards.

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Saturday, August 18th

  • Electafest 2018 – an electric vehicle event at the Roundhouse Community Centre between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. Activities include free test drives of clean-energy vehicles and electric bicycles, plus informational talks and kids’ activities.
  • Arts Alive Festival – an arts festival featuring live entertainment, art and artisan vendors in Langley from 10;00 am until 5:00 pm.
  • Ribfest Langley – a community fundraising event featuring BBQ rib vendors, entertainment and family-friendly activities at McLeod Athletic Park at 5687 Johnston Townline Road in Langley from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm.
  • YVR Chill Out – a free community event at Larry Berg Flight Path Park by the Vancouver Airport between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.
  • New West Pride Street Festival – an event celebrating the LGBTTQ community on Columbia Street in New Westminster between 3:00 and 8:00 pm.
  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – free admission for present and retired members of the RCMP, ambulance service, fire departments and other first responder organizations. Show your ID and a friend gets in for free too!
  • TD Concerts at the Pier – live music with the Northern Pikes at White Rock’s East Beach.
  • Shipyards Summer Sessions Concerts – the March Hare party dance band entertains in the evening at Shipbuilders’ Square in North Vancouver.
  • Cates Park Summer Concerts – live music from 4:00 until 7:00 pm in North Vancouver’s Cates Park at 4131 Dollarton Highway. Today features performances by Paolo Brian, Tim Redford, Ryan Fischer, Cheyenne May, Ev Natacha, Ranj Singh and Michaela Slinger.
  • Saturday Farmers Markets
  • Movies at Holland Park – tonight’s film in Surrey is Paddington 2 with the movie and family-friendly activities running from 5:00 until around 10:30 pm.
  • Family Favourites Movies – the movie Peter Rabbit costs $2.99 in the morning at select theatres in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, Pitt Meadows, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver.

Sunday, August 19th

  • Ribfest Langley – a community fundraising event featuring BBQ rib vendors, entertainment and family-friendly activities at McLeod Athletic Park at 5687 Johnston Townline Road in Langley from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm.
  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – free admission for present and retired members of the RCMP, ambulance service, fire departments and other first responder organizations. Show your ID and a friend gets in for free too!
  • Sunday Afternoon Salsa – salsa dancing at Robson Square between 3:00 and 7:00 pm. Admission is by donation.
  • Summer Sundays – a free outdoor concert at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody with a Steely Dan tribute band at 2:00 pm.
  • Sunday Farmers Markets

Monday, August 20th

Tuesday, August 21st

  • Pacific National Exhibition – general admission to the PNE is free today from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. Later in the day regular rates apply.
  • Stanley Park Cinema – the 1997 film Titanic shows at Second Beach starting at dusk.
  • Stanley Park Drum Circle – if a sunny day, informal drumming happens at Third Beach in the evening.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at various movie theatres throughout Metro Vancouver (so although not free, it is less expensive than usual).

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Wednesday, August 22nd

  • Pacific National Exhibition – amusement ride passes are buy-1-get-1-free today for folk arriving at the PNE between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm (so at least it’s free for one person).
  • Sounds of Summer Music Series live music with the Folk and Roots band Wheat in the Barley at Stewart Farm near Crescent Beach between 6:30 and 8:00 pm.
  • Trout Lake Summer Concert Series – live music with the band Sweet Pan Caribbean in the evening at Trout Lake Community Centre at 3360 Victoria Drive.
  • Drive-in Movie at Lansdowne Centre – the movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 shows at dusk in the mall parking lot at 5300 No. 3 Road in Richmond.
  • Family Favourites Movies – the movie Peter Rabbit costs $2.99 in the morning at select theatres in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, Pitt Meadows, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver.
  • Wednesday Farmers Markets
    • Main Street Farmers Market – a small to medium-sized market with about 3 dozen vendors outside Central Pacific Station from 2:00 until 6:00 pm.
    • Whistler Farmers Market – a large market in the Upper Village at Whistler from 2:00 until 7:00 pm.

Thursday, August 23rd

  • Pacific National Exhibition – general admission and Ferris Wheel rides are free today at the PNE for seniors ages 65+.
  • Free Movies
    • Burnaby Outdoor Movie Series – the animated film Cars shows outdoors at around 8:30 pm by the Bob Prittie Library at 6100 Willingdon Avenue near Metrotown.
    • Waterfront Cinema – the superhero action movie Black Panther shows for free at dusk at the end of the promenade deck at Canada Place.
  • Farmers Markets

Friday, August 24th

  • Outdoor Movie Nights in Cloverdale – the movie Coco shows at Katzie Elementary School at 6887 194A Street in Surrey at dusk.
  • Summer Cinema at the Olympic Oval – free popcorn, drinks and the film American Graffiti happen at the Richmond Olympic Oval’s ROX Theatre at 7:30 pm. Spaces are limited.
  • Live & Local Concerts Series – live music in North Vancouver with the Latin dance band Mazacote in Edgemont Village and the Adam Woodall Band at Lynn Valley Village.
  • Shipyard Night Market – a beer garden, food trucks, market vendors and live music from 5:00 until 10:00 pm at North Vancouver’s Shipyards. Extra artist displays take place in the plaza by the Polygon Gallery.

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Saturday, August 25th

Sunday, August 26th

Monday, August 27th

  • Music on the Wharf – live music on Maple Ridge’s Port Haney Wharf with the Argyle Embardo starting at 7:00 pm (by donation).
  • Solo: A Star Wars Movie – shows outdoors at Wesbrook Village at UBC.
  • Zumba at Canada Place – early evening Zumba lessons and dancing at Canada Place.

Tuesday, August 28th

  • Pacific National Exhibition – general admission to the PNE is free for everyone arriving today between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.
  • Stanley Park Drum Circle – if a sunny day, informal drumming happens at Third Beach in the evening.
  • Fraserfest Vancouver – a family-friendly event at Fishermen’s Wharf at 1505 West 1st Avenue between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at various movie theatres throughout Metro Vancouver (so although not free, it is less expensive than usual).

Wednesday, August 29th

  • Pacific National Exhibition – amusement ride passes are buy-1-get-1-free today for folk arriving at the PNE between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm (so at least it’s free for one person).
  • Trout Lake Summer Concert Series – live music with the VOC Sweet Soul Gospel Choir in the evening at Trout Lake Community Centre at 3360 Victoria Drive.
  • Drive-in Movie at Lansdowne Centre – the movie Black Panther shows at dusk in the mall parking lot at 5300 No. 3 Road.
  • Wednesday Farmers Markets
    • Main Street Farmers Market – a small to medium-sized market with about 3 dozen vendors outside Central Pacific Station from 2:00 until 6:00 pm.
    • Whistler Farmers Market – a large market in the Upper Village at Whistler from 2:00 until 7:00 pm.

Thursday, August 30th

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Friday, August 31st

  • Richmond World Festival – a large free multicultural festival from 4:00 until 10:00 pm at Richmond’s Minoru Park.
  • Burnaby Outdoor Movie SeriesCoco shows outdoors at around 8:30 pm by the Bob Prittie Library at 6100 Willingdon Avenue near Metrotown.
  • Shipyard Night Market – a beer garden, food trucks, market vendors and live music from 5:00 until 10:00 pm at North Vancouver’s Shipyards.

 


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

For other ideas on things to do in August, check out the Events Calendar.

For other free activities, see Vancouver’s Best Beaches and the Lower Mainland’s best Parks and Places in Nature.

For other affordable things to do, see Vancouver on a Budget.

To see what’s happening next month, check out the September Calendar of Events.

 

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