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21 Things To Do In Metro Vancouver This Weekend (August 16 – 18)

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What a weekend we have in store. From sunflower festivals to a rib fest, here are 21 Metro Vancouver events to check out this weekend.

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Metro Vancouver Events This Weekend

Friday, August 16

Chilliwack Corn Maze & Pumpkin Farm 2019

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About: The farm features a 12-acre maze that can be quite the challenge to get through. As guests make their way through the maze, it becomes an interactive experience to say the least.
Date: Thursday August 15th, 2019 – Thursday October 31st, 2019
Cost: Starting at $11.75 (plus GST)
Time: Various

Craft Cycle Vancouver Beer Tour

About: Vancouver Beer Bike Tour, hosted by Canadian Craft Tours, is an exciting way to travel between some of North Vancouver’s most popular breweries.
Date: Saturday March 9th, 2019 – Monday December 30th, 2019
Cost: $45
Time: Various

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 will be live music playing until 10:00 p.m. on the Shipbuilders’ Stage, showcasing talent from all over BC.
Date: Friday, May 3rd, 2019 – Friday, September 27th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Chilliwack Sunflower Festival

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About: Organized by the same group that put together the Tulips of the Valley event, the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival features close to 20 acres of over 35 varieties of sunflowers. This year also features 54 varieties of Dahlias, displayed across 2 acres.
Date: Thursday August 1st, 2019 – Sunday September 15th, 2019
Cost: $10 – $15

Richmond Night Market

About: With endless rows of things to eat and see, the Richmond Night Market will be bustling with over 100 different food vendors to choose from, merchandise and games.
Date: Friday May 10th, 2019 – Monday October 14th, 2019
Cost: General: $4.75 / Children under 8: Free / Seniors over 60: Free
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature

About: Created by the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) in Chicago, A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature, is “an interactive and immersive exhibition that highlights and explains the mathematical patterns that abound in the natural world”.
Date: Friday February 22nd, 2019 – Tuesday September 3rd, 2019
Cost: Free – $25
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Burnaby Village Museum

About: Burnaby Village Museum has created a village for you to explore, featuring costumed townsfolk in homes, shops and businesses straight out of the 1920’s.
Date: Saturday May 4th, 2019 – Monday September 2nd, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Fridays On Front

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About: This family friendly community experience will feature artisan vendors from New West Craft, live music curated by the New Westminster Arts Council, and of course, your favourite food trucks from the Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest!
Date: Friday July 5th, 2019 – Friday August 23rd, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Theatre Under The Stars

About: The beloved summer tradition allows guests to enjoy popular shows – all while being outside underneath the stars.
Date: Friday July 5th, 2019 – Saturday August 17th, 2019
Cost: Starting at $20

Musical Nooners

About: Running until Friday, August 16th, an assortment of musical acts will take place at The CBC Vancouver’s outdoor stage at 700 Hamilton Street.
Date: Friday July 5th, 2019 – Friday August 16th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Ribfest Langley
Photo: Ribfest Langley

About: 2018 marked the first ever Langley RibFest, which had something for the entire family to enjoy. This year’s event will again feature award-winning ribbers with mouth-watering food.
Date: Friday August 16th, 2019 – Sunday August 18th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Richmond Sunflower Festival

About: Visitors will be able to walk through over 8 acres of land that’ll have over 20 different varieties of Sunflowers and Dahlias.
Date: Saturday August 3rd, 2019 – Sunday September 15th, 2019
Cost: Free – $15
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Saturday, August 17

Seawheeze Sunset Festival

Seawheeze Sunset Festival
Photo: The SeaWheeze lululemon Half Marathon / Facebook

About: DJ Kaskade will be headlining the festival and Big Wild will also be performing at the popular festival.
Date: Saturday August 17th, 2019
Cost: $48
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Goat Yoga

About: Classes will be held outdoors on a grassy paddock and you are to bring your own yoga mat. Moreover, you will be outside so expect to get a little dirty.
Date: Saturday May 18th, 2019 – Sunday October 27th, 2019
Cost: $30
Time: 8:50 a.m.

PNE Fair

About: he Fair at the PNE kicks off on Saturday, August 17th and will run until Monday, September 2nd, 2019. Whether it’s outrageous food you’re looking for or exciting performances, you’ll find just about everything this summer.
Date: Saturday, August 17th – Monday, September 2nd, 2019
Cost: Various
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. or later

New West Pride Street Party

New West Pride Street Festival
Photo: Rory Coomey Photography

About: Now in its 10th year, the city holds an entire week of community events that culminate with the street festival the community has come to love.
Date: Saturday August 17th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Peak Yoga at Grouse Mountain

About: Individuals can stretch in the sunshine after a rewarding hike up the Grouse Grind or can simply just take the Skyride for some fresh air.
Date: Saturday July 6th, 2019 – Saturday August 31st, 2019
Cost: Free with membership or admission ticket
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


Sunday, August 18

Sunday Afternoon Salsa at Robson Square

Sunday Afternoon Salsa at Robson Square
Photo: Sunday Afternoon Salsa at Robson Square / Facebook

About: Kicking off on July 7th, dancer’s can head out to Robson Square every Sunday for a beginner’s lesson at 3:00 p.m., which runs for about 30 minutes with a different instructor each week.
Date: Sunday July 7th, 2019 – Sunday August 25th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 3:00 p.m.

Vancouver Pakistan Festival

About: Another year, another exciting festival to celebrate not just the independence day of Pakistan, but also to remind, revive and relive the true essence of being a Canadian from Pakistani origin.
Date: Sunday August 18th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Port Moody Car Free Day

Port Moody Car Free DayAbout: The City of Port Moody will close a section of St. Johns Street from Douglas Street to Moody Street from 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. for the event.
Date: Sunday August 18th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Biggest Dog Meet-Up

About: Biggest dog meet-up Vancouver is returning to Trout Lake Park this summer. Over a thousand people are already interested in attending on their Facebook event page.
Date: Sunday August 18th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


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