Vancouver Weekend Events Guide [August 8 – 10]

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Vancouver Weekend Events Guide [August 8 – 10]

Vancouver Weekend Events Guide [August 8 – 10]

The weekend is finally here, and there’s tons to do!

Friday

Free Summer Dancing Lessons at Robson Square
Like always, this is a great outdoor event that runs rain or shine as it’s well protected by the beautiful domes. Be sure to bring your friend that always says, “I’ve been meaning to take a ballroom class” or the relative that really needs a few more pointers on how to dance and a few less pointers from the 40s. The environment is great for all ages and abilities. Bag-check, washrooms and parking are available.

KitsFest
Celebrate basketball, tennis, yoga, volleyball, and other healthy living activities at this sports and healthy living community festival on the beaches of Kitsilano.

Richmond Night Market
The biggest night market in the 604. Featuring over 125 vendors and food stalls to satisfy all your night market needs.

Perogy Night in Vancouver
Don’t miss out on Friday Night Ukrainian Suppliers (Perogy Night in Vancouver) held on the first Friday of the month from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at 154 E. 10th Avenue, Vancouver.

Take-Off Fridays at YVR
Whether you’re young or just young at heart there’s something for everyone as Vancouver International Airport (YVR) hosts its 5th summer celebration event: YVR Take-Off Fridays.

North Vancouver Night Market
Friday nights in the summer at the Shipyards in Lower Lonsdale. Features over 80 vendors, 30 food trucks, music, artisans, and a beer garden!

Surrey Night Market
Will feature 100 vendors. 60-70 of them are food vendors, and the rest are retail. The market focuses heavily on global cuisines, so you can expect everything from samosas to Mexican burritos. There will also be a stage dedicated to multicultural performances.

Feel Good Friday’s at Lougheed
Every Friday afternoon (between 12 pm and 2 pm), up to 10 lucky guests will be surprised by Brentwood’s guest services team when they pick up their lunch tab. Not only will they pay the bill, but they will also offer complementary shoulder and neck massages for guests on the upper level by the food court.

Friday Late Night Movie
Cult classic movies shown at the Rio Theater, with booze and grilled cheese sandwiches for sale. Tonight’s movie is Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Squamish Music Festival
Three day music festival in Squamish featuring Bruno Mars, Arcade Fire, and Eminem. Day tickets cost $150 each, weekend passes are $325.

Harmony Arts Festival
Festival in West Vancouver celebrating music, visual arts, food, and family fun. On until August 10th.

 

Saturday

Lady Gaga Concert
Lady Gaga and the artRAVE The ARTPOP BALL touch down at Rogers Arena Saturday August 9.

Surrey Food Car Festival
The weekly street food festival will take place Saturday afternoons at new Surrey City Hall Plaza. You can expect to see DJ’s spinning live music, a few local vendors and a children’s area. Similar to the Vancouver counterpart, the Surrey Food Cart Festival 2014 will feature 15 food trucks each week.

KitsFest
Celebrate basketball, tennis, yoga, volleyball, and other healthy living activities at this sports and healthy living community festival on the beaches of Kitsilano.

Richmond Night Market
The biggest night market in the 604. Featuring over 125 vendors and food stalls to satisfy all your night market needs.

Squamish Music Festival
Three day music festival in Squamish featuring Bruno Mars, Arcade Fire, and Eminem. Day tickets cost $150 each, weekend passes are $325.

Vancouver’s Largest Waterfight
The 8th annual waterfight starts at 1:00pm at Lumberman’s Arch in Stanley Park. Bring waterballoons or waterguns at take part in the largest waterfight in Vancouver.

Surrey Night Market
Will feature 100 vendors. 60-70 of them are food vendors, and the rest are retail. The market focuses heavily on global cuisines, so you can expect everything from samosas to Mexican burritos. There will also be a stage dedicated to multicultural performances.

Vancouver Chinatown Festival
Don’t miss this multicultural summer celebration at Columbia and Keefer Street. Activities include a day market, performances, Cultural Corner, Young Star Challenge, theme related activities, and Streetfest. Admission is free.

India Live
This free block party takes place from 12:00pm to 8:00pm on Granville Street. Take in performances, yoga workshops, sari and turban tying, and more.

Harmony Arts Festival
Festival in West Vancouver celebrating music, visual arts, food, and family fun. On until August 10th.

 

Sunday

 Vancouver Food Truck Festival
Over 20 of Vancouver’s most popular food trucks, along with a DJ and live music, craft food vendors, kids activities, and much much more.

KitsFest
Celebrate basketball, tennis, yoga, volleyball, and other healthy living activities at this sports and healthy living community festival on the beaches of Kitsilano.

Richmond Night Market
The biggest night market in the 604. Featuring over 125 vendors and food stalls to satisfy all your night market needs.

Squamish Music Festival
Three day music festival in Squamish featuring Bruno Mars, Arcade Fire, and Eminem. Day tickets cost $150 each, weekend passes are $325.

Vancouver Chinatown Festival
Don’t miss this multicultural summer celebration at Columbia and Keefer Street. Activities include a day market, performances, Cultural Corner, Young Star Challenge, theme related activities, and Streetfest. Admission is free.

Pinoy Fiesta Vancouver
Huge Filipino cultural event held at Memorial South Park. Includes food, performances, and a street parade.

Picnic in the Park
From 10:00am to 3:00pm at Connaught Park, enjoy carnival rides and games, a petting zoo, popcorn, facepainting and more. Fun for the whole family!

Harmony Arts Festival
Festival in West Vancouver celebrating music, visual arts, food, and family fun. On until August 10th.

Bare Buns Run at Wreak Beach
The annual event that has runners strip down to as little as they dare to run around the low tide at Wreak Beach.

 

 

 

 

 

Written by: Anna Ward
Image via theprovince

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