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Everything You Must Do In Metro Vancouver This Weekend (August 4-6)


Photo: Rockin' River Music Fest / Facebook

The weather may be hazy but don’t let that discourage you from getting outdoors this weekend.

From outdoor markets to Pride Week celebrations, there is something for everyone to enjoy in metro Vancouver this weekend.


Things To Do In Metro Vancouver This Weekend

Local Produce | Farmers Markets

Best Vancouver Farmers Markets 2015

A large selection of farmers markets are now open across metro Vancouver each offering up fresh produce.

Outdoor Shopping | Night Markets

The Illumination Night Market, Richmond Night Market, and North Vancouver Shipyards Night Market are all now open. In addition, Fridays on Front, a brand new weekly night market experience in Downtown New West is now open. Fridays on Front will run every Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks on the 600-block of Front Street.

vancouver pride guide
Photo: Go To Van/Flickr

Celebrate Diversity | Pride Parade + More Celebrations

The Pride Parade and festivities will tons of vibrant floats and festivities starting at noon on August 6th.

Yoga | Free Outdoor Yoga At Kits Beach + Riley Park

outdoor free yoga vancouver
Photo: DennisSylvesterHurd / Flickr

Free outdoor yoga returned to Kitsilano Beach on Thursday, June 1st, 2017 and runs until the end of August. The daily free yoga classes are organized by Mat Collective. Not to mention, they will feature 1-3 classes each day with a variety of different levels.

Pride | Richmond Pride Week 2017

Richmond is the latest city in metro Vancouver to join in on Pride Week celebrations. From Monday, July 31st – Sunday, August 6th, 2017, Richmond has in store a number events. They will take place across the city at various venues.

Music | Vancouver Bach Festival 2017

Early Music Vancouver presents the return of the Vancouver Bach Festival. It takes place from Tuesday, August 1st – Friday, August 11th, 2017 in the heart of the city at Christ Church Cathedral. Inspired by the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s Protestant Reformation, this year’s festival celebrates music’s supreme ability to convert, transform, and persuade.


Outdoor music festival | Rockin’ River Country Music Festival 2017

Rockin' River Country Music Festival
Photo: Rockin’ River Music Fest / Facebook

The Rockin’ River Country Music Festival returns to Meritt this BC Day long weekend from Thursday, August 3rd – Sunday, August 6th, 2017. Rockin River is a BC family-owned and operated country music festival that attracts country music fans from across Canada. Over the years, the Rockin’ River stage has been plenty of big names perform. They include Rascal Flats, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Blue Rodeo, and many more.

Anime | AniRevo Vancouver 2017

AniRevo 2017 celebrates and partakes in cultural exchange over three fun-filled days of activities, exhibits, panels, and performances. These include art, animation, comics, contests, costuming, cultural displays, dance, gaming, musical performances, and much more.

Fireworks | Honda Celebration of Light

Photo: Rory Coomey Photography

Canada is set to wrap up the 2017 Honda Celebration of Light. Expect a grand show from the hosts and even larger crowds in the area.

Endurance | Whistler Red Bull 400M Race 2017

Red Bull 400 comes to Whistler this weekend on Saturday, August 5th, 2017. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the event will conclude in the afternoon at 5:00 p.m. Testing both speed and endurance, this race challenges runners with 400 metres on a 37 degree incline from the bottom of a ski jump, straight to the top.

Exploration | Adventure Hunt Vancouver 2017

Adventure Hunt Vancouver

From 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., you’ll have the opportunity to adventure all over Vancouver and the surrounding areas. Throughout the day you will be completing epic challenges to earn clues that will lead you and your teammate to buried treasure. Taking part in the adventure hunt gives you the opportunity to win GoPros, loads of adventure gear and a free trip to Panama for two.

Dance | VSDF Vancouver Street Dance Festival 2017

The VSDF Vancouver Street Dance Festival takes to the streets on Saturday, August 5th, 2017. Running from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., an assortment of unique streetdance styles will be on display at Robson Square.

Costumes | International Sailor Moon Day Vancouver 2017

People are encouraged to show their Sailor Moon pride at the event and also on social media. Use the hashtag #ISMD or #Internationalsailormoonday throughout the entire day.


Wilderness | FraserFEST 2017

FraserFEST 2017 celebrates our watersheds with a series of river adventures and wild salmon feasts in communities along the Fraser River. The festival runs from Sunday, August 6th – Sunday, August 27th, 2017. Participants learn about the Fraser’s history, culture, the issues threatening its health, solutions for change, as well as how to take action.

Diversity | Sunset Beach Festival 2017

Sunset Beach Festival
Photo: Vancouver Pride Society / Facebook

This event brings together thousands of individuals in the LGBTQ2+ community and their allies this weekend for a day of fun-filled festivities. Not to mention, there is a diverse entertainment lineup at the main stage. You can explore the Vendor Village, visit the Family Fun Zone and the brand new Community Zone.

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