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23 Metro Vancouver Events To Check Out This Week (August 27 – 31)

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Photo: Richmond World Festival / Facebook

The last week of August has arrived.

It has everything you can imagine to take in the last bit of summer we have left.

RELATED: 101 Things To Do & See In Vancouver This Summer

From flower festivals to night markets, here are 23 Metro Vancouver events to check out this week.

Metro Vancouver Events This Week

Monday, August 27

Chilliwack Sunflower Festival

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Photo: Meagan Gill

About: Visitors will wander through over five acres of sunflowers and be able to view some plants that reach twelve feet in height!
Cost: Free – $29.99
Time: 9:00 a.m. / 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

World’s Best Food Truck Tour

About: The World’s Best Food Truck Tour, hosted by Vancouver Foodie Tours, takes you to the city’s best street fare spots. This tour showcases the multicultural flavours that is made with BC’s top-notch ingredients.
Cost: $49.99 – $59.99
Time: 11:00 am

Pop-Up Food Trucks

About: From July 23rd to October 31st, rotating food trucks will be on-site daily on the SkyTrain Walkway at Lougheed!
Cost: Various prices
Time: 11:30 a.m.

Free Outdoor Yoga At Kits Beach + Riley Park

Kits Beach / date night
Photo: Mat Collective / Facebook

About: The classes will be held on the North side of the beach, at the corner of Maple Street and Ogden Ave. The location is different than past years, and offers a better view of the ocean and downtown Vancouver.
Cost: Free
Time: Various times

Shigeru Ban

About: Offsite: Shigeru Ban is a new exhibition at Vancouver Art Gallery’s Offsite location (1100 West Georgia Street) featuring the full-scale version of renowned Japanese architect Shigeru Ban’s Kobe Paper Log House
Cost: $6.50 – $24.00
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Body Language

About: Guest curator Dion Kaszas of the Nlaka’pamux First Nation traces the deep-rooted traditions of Indigenous tattooing, piercing and personal adornment.
Cost: Free – $26
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

About: The event explores the Titanic’s human stories, which are told through more 120 authentic artifacts and and extensive room re-creations. Additionally, the exhibition commemorates the centennial of the maiden voyage and of life’s fragility.
Cost: $13.95 – $17.95
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Definitely Dali Exhibition

About: As part of the Definitely Dali Project, two iconic Dali sculptures will be arriving at the Chali-Rosso Art Gallery this summer: Woman Aflame and Surrealist Piano.
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Mattie Gunterman

About: Presenting the paintings of Emily Carr with forty-eight photographs by US-born photographer Mattie Gunterman, this exhibition draws on the Gallery’s deep holdings of Carr’s work to reflect her engagement and affection for BC’s landscape.
Cost: Free – $24
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Haida Now

About: Guest curated by Haida Curator Kwiaahwah Jones in collaboration with Viviane Gosselin, Co-curator and Director of Collections & Exhibitions at MOV, this exhibition features an unparalleled collection of Haida art boasting more than 450 works created as early as 1890.
Cost: $9-$19
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Culture at the Centre

Culture at the Centre
Photo: Museum of Anthropology / Facebook

About: Co-curated by Jill Baird and Pam Brown, the collective effort offers insight into the important work Indigenous-run cultural centres and museums in BC are doing to support their language, culture, and history.
Cost: Free with museum admission
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Inspiring Creativity

About: The Port Moody Arts Centre presents their biennial exhibition celebrating the diverse artistic talents of their visual arts instructors.
Cost: Free
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Tuesday, August 28

The Fair at the PNE

The PNE - Fair at the PNE games
Photo: jbarc in BC / Flickr

About: One of the summer’s biggest events is finally back! It kicked off on Saturday, August 18th and goes until Monday, September 3rd!
Cost: Starting at $15
Time: Various

Tuesday Night Golf Clinics

About: The “Practice with a Purpose Golf Clinics” provides you with professional instruction tailored to your specific swing flaws and gives you something to work on during future visits to the range.
Cost: $22
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m

CTAConf 2018

Photo: Unbounce / Facebook

About: Launched in 2014, CTAConf is a thoughtfully curated, made for action conference experience designed for a rapidly changing landscape.
Cost: $999
Time: 8:00 a.m.


Wednesday, August 29

Aritzia Warehouse Sale

Photo: rithetmenzies / instagram

About: Aritzia just announced this year’s dates for its annual warehouse Warehouse Sale in Vancouver. The hugely popular event takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre from Wednesday, August 29th to Monday, September 3rd.
Cost: Free
Time: 7:00 a.m.

Starlight Theatre Drive-In Movie Series

About: Enjoy free movies every Wednesday night until August 29th
Cost: Free
Time: Sundown


Thursday, August 30

Waterfront Cinema

Waterfront Cinema
Photo: Outdoor Movies BC / Facebook

About: Held every year at North Point, blockbusters and family favourites will be screened under the stars.
Cost: Free
Time: 8:00 p.m.


Friday, August 31

Richmond World Festival

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Photo: Richmond World Festival / Facebook

About: The festival is the city’s signature event, bringing in thousands of people annually. The multicultural festival is meant to celebrate the city’s diversity through music, food sport, and art from around the world.
Cost: Free
Time: Friday 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Salsa Fridays

About: Every Friday night this year during SummerFest, Roger from Salsa Studio will be hosting a fun, easy and social dance experience.
Cost: By donation
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Deep Cove Friday Night Lights

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Photo: Stewart Butterfield/Flickr

About: Deep Cove Friday Night Lights is a kayaking experience led by a guided tour, starting at dusk and lasting 2.5 hours.
Cost: $75 (+GST)
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Shipyards Night Market

About: Visitors will find fresh food, locally made products, musicians, art and entertainment every Friday night. The festivities in the Square kick off at 5:00 p.m. on Friday nights. In addition, there is live music until 10:00 p.m. on the Shipbuilders’ Stage, showcasing talent from all over BC.
Cost: Free
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Richmond Night Market

Richmond Night Market Food
Deep Fried Squid – Sweet Chilli

About: There are over 100 food stalls, and 200 retail vendors. Sink your tastebuds into the classic tornado potatoes, and try your hand at mango desserts, squid, bubble waffles, dragon’s beard candy, and so many more!
Cost: Free – $4.25
Time: 7:00 p.m.


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