A comprehensive list of August events in Vancouver for 2017. Highlights include: the Pride Parade, Pirate Pak Day, Slide the City, Zombiewalk, and much more! 

Go to a specific week: August 1 – 6 | August 7 – 13 | August 14 – 20 | August 21 – 27 | August 28 – 31

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

  • Free Outdoor Movies in Vancouver – The annual summer tradition of free outdoor movies in Vancouver is returning to Stanley Park. Today’s movie is: Beauty and the Beast (Singalong)!
  • Drum Circle at Third Beach – Every sunny Tuesday in the summer the “Brahm’s Tams Drum Circle” gets together to jam. Everyone is welcome to join in.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

  • Celebration of Light Fireworks – Flashing lights! Explosions! Live music! Crowds! The Vancouver summer favourite is back for three special nights this summer.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

  • The Regional Assembly of Text Letter Writing Club – Enjoy tea and cookies while creating unique letters for loved ones on typewriters.
  • Absolutely Fabulous – Co-hosted by Black Lives Matter Vancouver, there will be drinks, food, and presentations by black queer and trans folks and more! DJ Rhonda Hunte will provide bangin’ tunes throughout the night.

Friday, August 4, 2017

  • Davie Street Party – The biggest event in the West End to kick off Pride Weekend – with multiple stages, lots of food, art installations, dancing, a silent disco, and much more…
  • Pride Undie Run – A brief jog in your underwear through the urban center of Vancouver with tunes ♫ ending at the Davie Street Block Party for a giant dance party.
  • Game of Thrones Live: The Hodor Rises – A wild night of fire and blood, massive sword fights, jaw dropping burlesque, outlandish comedy and live medieval music!
  • Tinder Tales – Comedians & Everyday People confess their hilarious, unique, outrageous and just plain weird Tinder Tales and other dating stories live on stage.
  • Perogy Night in Vancouver – Tasty homemade perogies on sale for good prices! Great community event. 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at 154 E. 10th Ave, Vancouver.
  • North Vancouver Shipyards Market – Live music, a beer garden, food, art, music… Dogs are allowed and you can by things like jewelry, clothing, baking, organic meats, and much more.
  • Illumination Night Market – A night market in Richmond with lots of food, things to buy, and the first and largest ever summer lighting show in Vancouver.
  • Richmond Night Market – The biggest night market in Richmond with hundreds of food and merchandise booths, giant dinosaurs, and lots more surprises.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

  • Caturday at Queen Elizabeth Park – A collective of cat lovers and cats coming together to enjoy the sunshine and partake in some cat-napping and socializing.
  • Powell Street Festival – The largest Japanese Canadian festival in the country and the longest running community arts celebration in Vancouver.
  • Celebration of Light Fireworks – Flashing lights! Explosions! Live music! Crowds! The Vancouver summer favourite is back for three special nights this summer.
  • Derby Night in Canada – For their home season finale, the Terminal City Rollergirls are hosting a weekend long tournament. Are you ready for SEVEN regulation BOUTS in TWO days?
  • Game of Thrones Live: The Hodor Rises – A wild night of fire and blood, massive sword fights, jaw dropping burlesque, outlandish comedy and live medieval music!
  • Illumination Night Market – A night market in Richmond with lots of food, things to buy, and the first and largest ever summer lighting show in Vancouver.
  • Richmond Night Market – The biggest night market in Richmond with hundreds of food and merchandise booths, giant dinosaurs, and lots more surprises.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

  • 39th Annual Pride Parade – The Pride Parade is a staple of the Vancouver summer calendar, and with 130+ parade entries, there will lots of amazing floats you won’t want to miss. Come for the amazing floats, fun colours, and to show what pride means to you.
  • Sunset Beach Festival – This event brings together thousands of individuals in the LGBTQ2+ community and their allies for a day of fun-filled festivities.
  • Powell Street Festival – The largest Japanese Canadian festival in the country and the longest running community arts celebration in Vancouver.
  • Pussypower – Pride Burlesque Bash – Featuring a cast of fabulous burlesque artists showing how fierce and formidable females and femmes can be!
  • Derby Night in Canada – For their home season finale, the Terminal City Rollergirls are hosting a weekend long tournament. Are you ready for SEVEN regulation BOUTS in TWO days?
  • Illumination Night Market – A night market in Richmond with lots of food, things to buy, and the first and largest ever summer lighting show in Vancouver.
  • Richmond Night Market – The biggest night market in Richmond with hundreds of food and merchandise booths, giant dinosaurs, and lots more surprises.

Monday, August 7, 2017

  • BC Day Stat Holiday

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

  • Free Outdoor Movies in Vancouver – The annual summer tradition of free outdoor movies in Vancouver is returning to Stanley Park. Today’s movie is: Jaws!
  • Drum Circle at Third Beach – Every sunny Tuesday in the summer the “Brahm’s Tams Drum Circle” gets together to jam. Everyone is welcome to join in.
  • Gastown Cabaret: Battle of the Divas – Get ready to slay all day to three thrilling sets of burlesque, belly dance, contortion, drag, and random hilariousness all to the epic anthems of two mega queens.
  • Puzzled Pint – Crack the location puzzle, bring friends and meander to the designated location, solve fun puzzles at your leisure while enjoying brews and bites at a different pub on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
  • World Indigenous Basketball Challenge –  Eight Indigenous women’s teams and 16 Indigenous men’s teams will compete in a round-robin style tournament. Daily admission is $5, free for children under 12.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

  • Adult Pirate Pak Day – Be like a kid today and order an adult pirate pak from White Spot. Pirate Packs start from $12.99, hurray!
  • Photo Scavenger Hunt – Your mission, should you choose to accept it: complete a big photo scavenger hunt on the theme of France with big prizes and many more surprises!

Thursday, August 10, 2017
Friday, August 11, 2017

  • Eastside Flea Shop N-Bop – Select vendors, a DJ, artisan showrooms, pinball & pool, and seasonal drink specials! 6-10pm
  • Vancouver Mural Festival – Painter’s Prom – Featuring Art Battle, Chapel Sound, live art, dress up paint splatter glamour and more murals-are-done mayhem!
  • Vancouver Gem & Mineral Show – This one of a kind event is featuring 60 of the best gem, mineral and jewellery vendors from across Canada and abroad, bringing you unique gems, fine minerals, rare fossils, hand made jewellery, fancy beads and findings, lapidary art and more.
  • A Bawdy Night of Bardlesque Revelry – A highly-artistic literary journey through the world of William Shakespeare, just the way he wanted it — with bawdy wenches, obscure dick jokes, and terrible, terrible puns.
  • Story Story Lie Championship – Vancouver’s hit storytelling game show’s thrilled to be on a bigger stage, with bigger prizes and a line up of the years most deceitful performers. The finalists will go head to head in the championship for the ultimate prize in a very special edition of Story Story Lie at The Fox Cabaret on Main Street.
  • North Vancouver Shipyards Market – Live music, a beer garden, food, art, music… Dogs are allowed and you can by things like jewelry, clothing, baking, organic meats, and much more.
  • Illumination Night Market – A night market in Richmond with lots of food, things to buy, and the first and largest ever summer lighting show in Vancouver.
  • Richmond Night Market – The biggest night market in Richmond with hundreds of food and merchandise booths, giant dinosaurs, and lots more surprises.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

  • Vancouver Mural Festival Street Party – Up to 100,000 people are expected to visit the area to view the completed murals and take in live art, music, markets.
  • Fun City Festival (Slide the City) – Non-stop family fun with a 1,000 foot water slide, vendors, food trucks, live music & entertainment in North Vancouver.
  • Seawheeze Half Marathon After Party – The run sold out in seconds, but everyone is invited to celebrate after the Seawheeze half marathon is done. There will be a huge yoga class, live music, an artisan market, and lots of awesome food.
  • VMF FLASH Tattoo Pop-Up – Awesome tattoos by some off the best artists in town. 11 artists! 5 hours! Make sure to get there early to reserve your spot. First come, first served.
  • Summer Sizzler VOL 3 – An outdoor afternoon of craft cider, abstinence from work and friendly tropical vibes.
  • Eastside Flea Market – 50+ local vendors, 5 artisan showrooms, food trucks, an outdoor courtyard, music, pinball, and many more surprises.
  • Vancouver Chinatown Festival – A day market, stage performances, Cultural Corner, TD Youth Talent Showdown, Young Star Challenge, theme related activities and a Streetfest.
  • The Brunch Affair – Encore – Weekend early-birds and late-risers alike will enjoy a variety of food stations serving up delicious brunch dishes from breakfast tacos to veggie hash to celebrate everyone’s favourite weekend routine.
  • Vancouver’s Summer Swap 2017 – Simply bring ten quality clothing articles and bring back unlimited clothes as you want at the swap!
  • Vancouver Gem & Mineral Show – This one of a kind event is featuring 60 of the best gem, mineral and jewellery vendors from across Canada and abroad, bringing you unique gems, fine minerals, rare fossils, hand made jewellery, fancy beads and findings, lapidary art and more.
  • Laser Show One Night Only Special – Radiohead & Dark Side of the Moon + Hot Universe / Vancouver’s Stars…
  • Red Truck Brewery Concert Series – Six bands playing in the parking lot of Red Truck Brewing parking lot with Lee Fields & The Expressions
  • Illumination Night Market – A night market in Richmond with lots of food, things to buy, and the first and largest ever summer lighting show in Vancouver.
  • Richmond Night Market – The biggest night market in Richmond with hundreds of food and merchandise booths, giant dinosaurs, and lots more surprises.
  • Blackout: Night Sky Festival – Blackout brings together storytellers, musicians, artists and astronomers to share their relationships to the skies. Witness the peak of the Perseid meteor shower and explore the museum until midnight during this all-ages event.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

  • Fun City Festival (Slide the City) – Non-stop family fun with a 1,000 foot water slide, vendors, food trucks, live music & entertainment in North Vancouver.
  • Vancouver Waterfight – Get soaked and have fun at the largest waterfight in Vancouver taking place in Stanley Park!
  • Vancouver Chinatown Festival – A day market, stage performances, Cultural Corner, TD Youth Talent Showdown, Young Star Challenge, theme related activities and a Streetfest.
  • Eastside Flea Market – 50+ local vendors, 5 artisan showrooms, food trucks, an outdoor courtyard, music, pinball, and many more surprises.
  • The Brunch Affair – Encore – Weekend early-birds and late-risers alike will enjoy a variety of food stations serving up delicious brunch dishes from breakfast tacos to veggie hash to celebrate everyone’s favourite weekend routine.
  • Vancouver Gem & Mineral Show – This one of a kind event is featuring 60 of the best gem, mineral and jewellery vendors from across Canada and abroad, bringing you unique gems, fine minerals, rare fossils, hand made jewellery, fancy beads and findings, lapidary art and more.
  • Illumination Night Market – A night market in Richmond with lots of food, things to buy, and the first and largest ever summer lighting show in Vancouver.
  • Richmond Night Market – The biggest night market in Richmond with hundreds of food and merchandise booths, giant dinosaurs, and lots more surprises.

Monday, August 14, 2017
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

  • Free Outdoor Movies in Vancouver – The annual summer tradition of free outdoor movies in Vancouver is returning to Stanley Park. Today’s movie is: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets!
  • Drum Circle at Third Beach – Every sunny Tuesday in the summer the “Brahm’s Tams Drum Circle” gets together to jam. Everyone is welcome to join in.
  • An Evening of Storytelling – Ten storytellers share original stories! $5 cover includes a ballot to vote for your favourites.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017
Friday, August 18, 2017

  • Science World After Dark – Explore Science World with a beer in hand and no kids giving you more chance to learn all about design and innovation in the outdoors.
  • KitsFest – Sports and healthy living community festival on the beaches of Kitsilano. Celebrates basketball, Tennis, Yoga, Volleyball and other healthy living activities
  • Lord of the Schwings –  A silly, sexy evening of burlesque filled with all your favourite Hobbits, Elves, Wizards, and Creatures. The fires of Mount Doom aren’t nearly as hot as they are!
  • North Vancouver Shipyards Market – Live music, a beer garden, food, art, music… Dogs are allowed and you can by things like jewelry, clothing, baking, organic meats, and much more.
  • Illumination Night Market – A night market in Richmond with lots of food, things to buy, and the first and largest ever summer lighting show in Vancouver.
  • Richmond Night Market – The biggest night market in Richmond with hundreds of food and merchandise booths, giant dinosaurs, and lots more surprises.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

  • Etsy Vancouver Market: Summer 2017 – Expect 40+ local artisans showcasing handmade goods from wall weavings, to locally brewed kombucha, traditional indigenous skincare products, jewelry, ceramics, prints & more!
  • Watch & Learn – A Vancouver Maker Festival – An afternoon of hands on learning with some of Vancouver’s most talented artisans!  Workshops include macramé, kombucha brewing, indigo dying, embroidery, making a leather leash & collar for your furry friend & more!
  • The Fair at the PNE – The PNE Fair is back in its 103rd year. With family exhibits, animals, rides, attractions and LOTS OF FOOD. On until Sept 4th.
  • PNE Summer Nights Concerts – Free concerts at 8:30pm with the price of admission at PNE. Tonight is: Mother Mother
  • KitsFest – Sports and healthy living community festival on the beaches of Kitsilano. Celebrates basketball, Tennis, Yoga, Volleyball and other healthy living activities
  • Illumination Night Market – A night market in Richmond with lots of food, things to buy, and the first and largest ever summer lighting show in Vancouver.
  • Richmond Night Market – The biggest night market in Richmond with hundreds of food and merchandise booths, giant dinosaurs, and lots more surprises.
  • YVR’s Chill Out – Chill out at Larry Berg Flight Path Park with live music, food trucks, and free activities including YVR’s kid-friendly Passport Challenge with an opportunity to win free flights and YVR swag.
  • Starry Night – Sparkling lights and candlelit paths welcome you to Deas Island Regional Park at night. See a live owl, join a drumming circle and make a wish upon a star during this enchanted evening.
  • Veitfest – Vietnamese street festival celebrating Vietnamese culture with food, music, and dancing.
  • Our Cityride Cycling Festival – A festival area at David Lam Park that will feature a variety of Food Trucks, a Beer Garden, an Entertainment Stage, a Kids Zone, an International Expo Zone and a Bike Valet with a big bike ride rolling out at 5pm.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

  • PNE Donut Dash 5K Run – Vancouver’s tastiest 5K Run where runners will be reenergized with tasty Fair treats throughout the course, including mini donuts, cotton candy and more!
  • Garlic Festival – Ever wanted to try ice cream with garlic? Now you can, at the 9th annual Garlic Festival at Terra Nova Rural Park. Also includes garlic goods, family activities, and cooking demonstrations.
  • Etsy Vancouver Market: Summer 2017 – Expect 40+ local artisans showcasing handmade goods from wall weavings, to locally brewed kombucha, traditional indigenous skincare products, jewelry, ceramics, prints & more!
  • Watch & Learn – A Vancouver Maker Festival – An afternoon of hands on learning with some of Vancouver’s most talented artisans!  Workshops include macramé, kombucha brewing, indigo dying, embroidery, making a leather leash & collar for your furry friend & more!
  • Chariot Fest of India – Entertainment, yoga, cooking demonstrations, face painting, music. But the best is the free veggie feat for thousands! Stanley Park at 2nd Beach.
  • KitsFest – Sports and healthy living community festival on the beaches of Kitsilano. Celebrates basketball, Tennis, Yoga, Volleyball and other healthy living activities
  • Illumination Night Market – A night market in Richmond with lots of food, things to buy, and the first and largest ever summer lighting show in Vancouver.
  • Richmond Night Market – The biggest night market in Richmond with hundreds of food and merchandise booths, giant dinosaurs, and lots more surprises.
  • The Fair at the PNE – The PNE Fair is back in its 103rd year. With family exhibits, animals, rides, attractions and LOTS OF FOOD. On until Sept 4th.
  • PNE Summer Nights Concerts – Free concerts at 8:30pm with the price of admission at PNE. Tonight is: Billy Currington

Monday, August 21, 2017

  • Solar Eclipse 2017 – The most exciting and anticipated astronomical event of the year, the solar eclipse on August 21st is going to be spectacular. From 8:45am-noon The Space Centre will have a selection of solar telescopes, live streams, sun projections, and, of course, solar eclipse glasses for safe viewing.
  • WOO HOO! Classic Simpsons Trivia -Trivia questions from the first 9 seasons & three episodes screened. $5 entry at The American.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

  • Free Outdoor Movies in Vancouver – The annual summer tradition of free outdoor movies in Vancouver is returning to Stanley Park. Today’s movie is: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2!
  • Drum Circle at Third Beach – Every sunny Tuesday in the summer the “Brahm’s Tams Drum Circle” gets together to jam. Everyone is welcome to join in.
  • The Fair at the PNE – The PNE Fair is back in its 103rd year. With family exhibits, animals, rides, attractions and LOTS OF FOOD. On until Sept 4th.
  • PNE Summer Nights Concerts – Free concerts at 8:30pm with the price of admission at PNE. Tonight is: The Pointer Sisters

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

  • Soccer Star Christine Sinclair Serving Root Beer Floats – Christine Sinclair will be serving up A&W Root Beer Floats for a minimum $2 donation, 100% of which will go directly to the MS Society of Canada at the 467 West Broadway A&W Restaurant from 11:30am – 1pm
  • The Fair at the PNE – The PNE Fair is back in its 103rd year. With family exhibits, animals, rides, attractions and LOTS OF FOOD. On until Sept 4th.
  • PNE Summer Nights Concerts – Free concerts at 8:30pm with the price of admission at PNE. Tonight is: High Valley

Thursday, August 24, 2017

  • Diner en Blanc – Vancouver’s most exclusive event where people pay money to dress in white, arrive at a location, and eat food. You gotta know someone to go, darling!
  • The Fair at the PNE – The PNE Fair is back in its 103rd year. With family exhibits, animals, rides, attractions and LOTS OF FOOD. On until Sept 4th.
  • PNE Summer Nights Concerts – Free concerts at 8:30pm with the price of admission at PNE. Tonight is: ZZ Top
  • Cabaret Hot Town: Summer in the City – For $10 your eyes and ears will be treated to a variety of entertainment, including stand up, dance, short film, spoken word, late night eats, and more!

Friday, August 25, 2017

  • North Vancouver Shipyards Market – Live music, a beer garden, food, art, music… Dogs are allowed and you can by things like jewelry, clothing, baking, organic meats, and much more.
  • Illumination Night Market – A night market in Richmond with lots of food, things to buy, and the first and largest ever summer lighting show in Vancouver.
  • Richmond Night Market – The biggest night market in Richmond with hundreds of food and merchandise booths, giant dinosaurs, and lots more surprises.
  • The Fair at the PNE – The PNE Fair is back in its 103rd year. With family exhibits, animals, rides, attractions and LOTS OF FOOD. On until Sept 4th.
  • PNE Summer Nights Concerts – Free concerts at 8:30pm with the price of admission at PNE. Tonight is: Chicago
  • Critical Mass Vancouver – Meet at the Vancouver Art Gallery at 6pm to join other bikers on a ride around town. Get a bike!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

  • 2017 Vancouver Zombiewalk – BRAIIIIINS… Every year, the number of zombiewalkers and photo-hungry spectators grows bigger with more participants of all ages, more creative costumes and higher levels of gore!
  • Grease Sing-a-long – Summer isn’t summer without a little Summer Lovin’, Grease-style. And there’s no better way to experience your all-time favourite movie musical than at the Rio Theatre, with a big screen Grease Sing-a-Long.
  • Illumination Night Market – A night market in Richmond with lots of food, things to buy, and the first and largest ever summer lighting show in Vancouver.
  • Richmond Night Market – The biggest night market in Richmond with hundreds of food and merchandise booths, giant dinosaurs, and lots more surprises.
  • The Fair at the PNE – The PNE Fair is back in its 103rd year. With family exhibits, animals, rides, attractions and LOTS OF FOOD. On until Sept 4th.
  • PNE Summer Nights Concerts – Free concerts at 8:30pm with the price of admission at PNE. Tonight is: Colin James
  • Go Topless Day Vancouver – On Saturday Aug. 26, people in cities around the world are invited to stand up for women’s right to go topless in public.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

  • Illumination Night Market – A night market in Richmond with lots of food, things to buy, and the first and largest ever summer lighting show in Vancouver.
  • Richmond Night Market – The biggest night market in Richmond with hundreds of food and merchandise booths, giant dinosaurs, and lots more surprises.
  • The Fair at the PNE – The PNE Fair is back in its 103rd year. With family exhibits, animals, rides, attractions and LOTS OF FOOD. On until Sept 4th.
  • PNE Summer Nights Concerts – Free concerts at 8:30pm with the price of admission at PNE. Tonight is: Huey Lewis and the News
  • Pink Salmon Festival – A barbeque featuring pink salmon by donation prepared by executive chefs in Kitsilano with educational and family-friendly activities.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

  • The Fair at the PNE – The PNE Fair is back in its 103rd year. With family exhibits, animals, rides, attractions and LOTS OF FOOD. On until Sept 4th.
  • PNE Summer Nights Concerts – Free concerts at 8:30pm with the price of admission at PNE. Tonight is: Tom Chochrane with Red Rider

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

  • The Fair at the PNE – The PNE Fair is back in its 103rd year. With family exhibits, animals, rides, attractions and LOTS OF FOOD. On until Sept 4th.
  • PNE Summer Nights Concerts – Free concerts at 8:30pm with the price of admission at PNE. Tonight is: B-52s

Thursday, August 31, 2017

  • After Hours at the Aquarium – Grab a beer or glass of wine and enjoy exploring the Aquarium after dark in a fun and social atmosphere. It’s a night for ‘big kids’ only!
  • The Fair at the PNE – The PNE Fair is back in its 103rd year. With family exhibits, animals, rides, attractions and LOTS OF FOOD. On until Sept 4th.
  • PNE Summer Nights Concerts – Free concerts at 8:30pm with the price of admission at PNE. Tonight is: The Doobie Brothers

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