We’ve got a big lineup of events this BC Day long weekend! Whether you’re in town for the Pride Festival, staycationing, or just looking for something to do, we’ve got you covered. From silent discos to game of thrones burlesque to fireworks and everything in between… Check out some highlights from what’s going down this weekend in Vancouver…

friday events in vancouver

  • 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!
  • UNINTERRUPTED – A cinematic spectacle that will bring the heart of a wild salmon-bearing river to the heart of the city by transforming a downtown Vancouver bridge in the summer of 2017
  • Tinder Tales – Comedians & Everyday People confess their hilarious, unique, outrageous and just plain weird Tinder Tales and other dating stories live on stage.
  • Anime Revolution – Art, animation, comics, contests, costumes, cultural displays, dance, games, and musical performances.
  • 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.

saturday events in vancouver

  • 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.
  • Vancouver Dyke March – A march in celebration and in protest centered around those in the LGBTQ2+ community whose gender identity intersects with sexual orientation to further marginalize them
  • Vancouver Street Dance Festival – The largest streetdance festival and event in the northwest featuring breaking, hip hop, house, locking, popping, wacking and crick-crack-a-lacking (we just made that one up).
  • Adventure Hunt Vancouver – You’ll be adventuring all over Vancouver and the surrounding area completing epic challenges to earn clues that will lead you and your teammate to buried treasure!
  • Anime Revolution – Art, animation, comics, contests, costumes, cultural displays, dance, games, and musical performances.
  • Harmony Arts Festival – A family-friendly festival in West Vancouver that celebrates the arts with indoor and outdoor activities day and night including concerts and outdoor cinema
  • Celebration of Light Fireworks – Flashing lights! Explosions! Live music! Crowds! The Vancouver summer favourite is back for its final night with Canada ending the three night celebration.
  • 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!
  • (Soo) Over the Rainbow – Celebrate pride with a different crowd at this Denim Vest dance party.
  • 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 in vancouver pride weekend 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.
  • Harmony Arts Festival – A family-friendly festival in West Vancouver that celebrates the arts with indoor and outdoor activities day and night including concerts and outdoor cinema.
  • Social Sunday at VanDusen Gardens – A line-up of summer sounds, signature cocktails, and lawn games will get you grooving on Sunday afternoons from 3:00pm to 5:30pm.
  • 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!
  • My Neighbor Totoro at the Rio – There is no better way to appreciate the magic of Studio Ghibli than on the big screen and in an air conditioned room.
  • Game of Thrones Episode 4 – Winter is here! Storm Crow Tavern will once again be doing Sunday showings of Game of Thrones for Season 7!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Looking for even more things to do? Check out the full August event listings.

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  1. Adventographer

    Love it, great list of the things to do this weekend, this came in quite handy!