30 Metro Vancouver Events To Check Out This Long Weekend (August 3-6)

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From underwear runs to food festivals, here are 29 Metro Vancouver events to check out this BC Day Long Weekend.

Metro Vancouver Events This Weekend

Friday, August 3

OH! Vancouver

OH! Vancouver

Photo: Tangible Interaction / Facebook

About: OH! is a small model of Science World that allows you to control the Vancouver monument. The installation was a huge success last year and gave people a chance to connect closer with our beautiful skyline.
Cost: Free
Time: 9:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Vancouver Undie Run

About: With the support of BN3TH Underwear (formerly MyPackage) and the Vancouver Pride Society, Party4Health is encouraging everyone to kick off Pride weekend with as little clothes as possible and to get lost in natural euphoria.
Cost: $3
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Richmond Pride Week

About: Beginning, Thursday, July 26th, the city will be holding a number of pride week events that caps off on Sunday, August 5th.
Cost: Free
Time: Various times

World’s Best Food Truck Tour

World's Best Food Truck Tour

Photo: Vancouver Foodie Tours / Facebook

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.

Pride Parq Vancouver

Parq VancouverAbout: The celebrations feature two full days of Pride festivities hosted by Kim Chi and Pearl, stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race. It also includes performances by the Brat Pack and DJ Dickey Doo, art installations by renowned artist Tom Pollock and Pride-inspired cake and cocktails!
Cost: $60-$85
Time: 8:00 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

outdoor date / deep cove friday night lights

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.

Abbotsford Agrifair

About: The Abbotsford Agrifair is a three day event, with multiple attractions, live shows and much more.
Cost: Free – $12
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.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.

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.

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.

Fridays On Front

fridays on front

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!
Cost: Free
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Shipyards Night Market

Shipyards Night Market

Photo: @yvonneming88 / Instagram

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.

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.

Richmond Night Market

Richmond / Date Night

Photo: PiscesDreamer / 604 Now Flickr Pool

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.

Culture at the Centre

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.

Saturday, August 4

Korean Cultural Festival

Korean Cultural FestivalAbout: This is a FREE event that showcases Korean culture, music, and, of course, food. The entire public is welcome to come out and take part in a number of activities.
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Mina Mercury

About: Come out to the Market for a Britney Spears drag performance for Pride Weekend!
Cost: Free
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

CarnaWest

New Westminster

Photo: Tourism New Westminster / Facebook

About: Taking place on Saturday, August 4th, visitors will take in live music, dance, food, sports, arts, a Brazilian DJ, and even a beer garden with their famous capirinha!
Cost: Free
Time: 12:00 p.m.

Summer in the Square

About: The Summer in the Square series features local artists who will regale and entertain you in Norman MacKenzie Square through the warm summer months.
Cost: Free
Time: 12:00 p.m.

Powell Street Festival

powell street festival

Photo: GoToVan/Flickr

About: There’s dance, film, visual arts, martial arts demonstrators, an amateur sumo tournament, children’s activities, participatory activities, and more. Additionally, there will be walking tours of the historic neighbourhood, craft vendors, traditional displays, delicious Japanese food, and much more.
Cost: Free
Time: 11:30 a.m.

Sunset Beach Festival

About: Beginning at 11:00am, the event will feature a Main Stage, Community Zone, Family Fun Zone, beer garden, food trucks, interactive art and much more!
Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 a.m.

honda celebration of light fireworks

Photo: Sworldguy / Flickr

Celebration of Light

About: This year the theme is love, and South Korea will wrap up the annual festival with a show that’s sure to delight viewers.
Cost: Free
Time: Festivities kickoff at 2pm, with fireworks at 10:00pm.

Sunday, August 5

Ambleside Artisan Farmer’s Market

Fraser Valley / Outdoor DateAbout: This market has a large selection of fresh produce to go alongside cool crafts.
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Pride Hershe Bar-Closing Party

About: The mother of all Pride parties – 10 DJs, 2 clubs, 1 indoor festival! HERSHE is so big it transforms two clubs (steps from each other) into one giant party—and might just spill out into the streets with food trucks.
Cost: $20 – $25
Time: 9:00 p.m.

Monday, August 6

International Coworking Week

vancouver eventsAbout: International Coworking Day is August 9th, and Subculture at Creative Coworkers is offering a FULL WEEK of free drop-in coworking to celebrate!
Cost: Free

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