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19 Things To Do In Metro Vancouver This Weekend (August 23 – 25)

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Don’t worry folks! The rain will be well gone ahead of the weekend. From a massive shoe sale to sunflower festivals, here are 19 Metro Vancouver events to check out this weekend.

Metro Vancouver Events This Weekend

Friday, August 23

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

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

PNE Fair

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About: The 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

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.

Fridays On Front

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Photo: Fridays On Front

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.

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.

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.

TOMS Warehouse Sale

Toms Warehouse Sale Richmond 2019
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About: Admission will be free, of course, and savings are once again expected to upwards of 70% off.
Date: Thursday August 22nd, 2019 – Sunday August 25th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 a.m.

Beat The Heat

About: Held at the Richmond Olympic Oval, you can take part in the tournament by registering as a team or an individual.
Date: Friday August 23rd, 2019 – Sunday August 25th, 2019
Cost: $1300 – $1500 registration fee for the teams


Saturday, August 24

Goat Yoga

Goat Yoga
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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.

Gold Rush Treasure Hunt

About: Hosted by ArsenalFX, the Gold Rush Treasure Hunt is taking place in Vancouver this August and organizers are hiding $80,000 somewhere in the city.

Date: Saturday August 24th, 2019
Cost: $33.78
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:59 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.

Monstercat Compound

Monstercat Compound
Photo: Monstercat Compound

About: The annual free block party in Railtown will feature live electronic music on two stages, live art, video games. In addition, attendees can look forward to music education, food trucks and much more.
Date: Saturday August 24th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Fruit Beer Fest

About: Fruit Beer Festival is focused on juicy beers and encouraging craft partnerships between local fruit growers and craft breweries, cideries, and kombucha producers.
Date: Saturday August 24th, 2019
Cost: $65
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Sunday, August 25


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About: From 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., a wide variety of activities will take place at this free, kid-friendly event.
Date: Sunday, August 25th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday Afternoon Salsa at Robson Square

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.

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