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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

  • FlyOver Iceland– a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours– guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park at 6 pm.
  • Main Street Farmers Market– the weekly market happens outside Central Pacific Station between 2 and 6 pm.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival– acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Vancouver Mural Festival– the Street Party is not taking place in 2020, but the festival is set to feature new murals, talks and more until September 7th.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports– live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD, but likely cancelled.)
  • Outdoor Swimming Pools– most outdoor pools in the Lower Mainland have reopened, although with special new safety procedures in place.
  • Lower Mainland Parks– most provincial parks, city parks and regional parks are open to the public.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches– beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours– guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival– acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • New West Farmers Market– at Tipperary Park in New Westminster from 3 until 7 pm.
  • FlyOver Iceland– a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada
  • Vancouver Mural Festival– the Street Party is not taking place in 2020, but the festival is set to feature new murals, talks and more until September 7th.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports– live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD, but likely cancelled.)
  • Outdoor Swimming Pools– most outdoor pools in the Lower Mainland have reopened, although with special new safety procedures in place.
  • Lower Mainland Parks– most provincial parks, city parks and regional parks are open to the public.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches– beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.

Friday, August 21, 2020

  • Squamish Wind Festival– a community event featuring art, music and performing arts in Squamish. Originally scheduled for mid-July, the festival now features a drive-in movie tonight, plus online activities at other times.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours– today features the Forbidden Vancouver Tour and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival– acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Vancouver Mural Festival– the Street Party is not taking place in 2020, but the festival is set to feature new murals, talks and more until September 7th.
  • Nikkei Matsuri– a Japanese festival at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre in Burnaby.
  • FlyOver Iceland– a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada
  • Outdoor Swimming Pools– most outdoor pools in the Lower Mainland have reopened, although with special new safety procedures in place.
  • Lower Mainland Parks– most provincial parks, city parks and regional parks are open to the public.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches– beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports– live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD, but likely cancelled.)

Playland is currently open on Saturdays and Sundays with 20+ rides operating. Ticket supplies are limited!

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Sunday, August 23, 2020

  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)– first day of the season for Vancouver’s annual summer fair. It normally features amusement rides, shows, vendor markets and evening concerts. This year, however, because of COVID-19, it’s taking place in a scaled-down drive-thru format. It’s still happening though and will still be lots of fun!
  • Playland– Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE is open today from 11 am until 5 pm with over 20 rides.
  • FlyOver Iceland– a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours– today features the Really Gay History Tour at 10 am in Vancouver’s West End.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival– acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Vancouver Mural Festival– the Street Party is not taking place in 2020, but the festival is set to feature new murals, talks and more until September 7th.
  • Spaced Out at the Arts Club– an in-person reading of the romantic comedy Spaced Out at the BMO Theatre Centre. The fundraising event is also available online. Tickets cost either $150 or $20 depending on the format.
  • Sunday Farmers Markets– at AmblesideCoquitlamKitsilano, Mt. Pleasant, Whistlerand White Rock.
  • Ladner Village Market– from 10 am to 4 pm along 48th Avenue between Delta Street and Elliott Street in Ladner. (This market is happening. Because of COVID-19, however, only food vendors are participating.)
  • Flea Markets
  • Outdoor Swimming Pools– most outdoor pools in the Lower Mainland have reopened, although with special new safety procedures in place.
  • Lower Mainland Parks– most provincial parks, city parks and regional parks are open to the public.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches– beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • Richmond Night Market– at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (CANCELLED)
  • Pet-a-Palooza– a free pet-friendly festival in the 1100 block of Mainland Street in Yaletown. (POSTPONED)
  • Port Moody Car Free Day– a free community festival along Port Moody’s St. John’s Street between 12 and 7 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports– live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD, but likely cancelled.)

Monday, August 24, 2020

  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival– acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • FlyOver Iceland– a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada
  • Vancouver Mural Festival– the Street Party is not taking place in 2020, but the festival is set to feature new murals, talks and more until September 7th.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports– live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD, but likely cancelled.)
  • Outdoor Swimming Pools– most outdoor pools in the Lower Mainland have reopened, although with special new safety procedures in place.
  • Lower Mainland Parks– most provincial parks, city parks and regional parks are open to the public.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches– beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

  • FlyOver Iceland– a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours– guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)– Vancouver’s annual summer fair normally features amusement rides, shows, vendor markets and evening concerts. This year, however, because of COVID-19, it’s taking place in a scaled-down drive-thru-style format. It’s still happening though and will still be lots of fun!
  • Vancouver Mural Festival– the Street Party is not taking place in 2020, but the festival is set to feature new murals, talks and more until September 7th.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival– acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery– admission is by donation from 5 to 8 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Cheap Movie Night– at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports– live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD, but likely cancelled.)
  • Outdoor Swimming Pools– most outdoor pools in the Lower Mainland have reopened, although with special new safety procedures in place.
  • Lower Mainland Parks– most provincial parks, city parks and regional parks are open to the public.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches– beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours– guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park at 6 pm.
  • FlyOver Iceland– a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada
  • Main Street Farmers Market– the weekly market happens outside Central Pacific Station between 2 and 6 pm.
  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)– Vancouver’s annual summer fair normally features amusement rides, shows, vendor markets and evening concerts. This year, however, because of COVID-19, it’s taking place in a scaled-down drive-thru-style format. It’s still happening though and will still be fun!
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival– acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Vancouver Mural Festival– the Street Party is not taking place in 2020, but the festival is set to feature new murals, talks and more until September 7th.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports– live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD, but likely cancelled.)
  • Outdoor Swimming Pools– most outdoor pools in the Lower Mainland have reopened, although with special new safety procedures in place.
  • Lower Mainland Parks– most provincial parks, city parks and regional parks are open to the public.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches– beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

  • New West Farmers Market– at Tipperary Park in New Westminster from 3 until 7 pm.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours– guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
  • FlyOver Iceland– a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival– acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)– Vancouver’s annual summer fair normally features amusement rides, shows, vendor markets and evening concerts. This year, however, because of COVID-19, it’s taking place in a scaled-down drive-thru-style format. It’s still happening though and will still be fun!
  • Vancouver Mural Festival– the Street Party is not taking place in 2020, but the festival is set to feature new murals, talks and more until September 7th.
  • Outdoor Swimming Pools– most outdoor pools in the Lower Mainland have reopened, although with special new safety procedures in place.
  • Lower Mainland Parks– most provincial parks, city parks and regional parks are open to the public.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches– beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports– live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD, but likely cancelled.)
  • KiteClash– the Canadian Freestyle Kiteboarding Championships in Squamish. (CANCELLED)

Friday, August 28, 2020

  • FlyOver Iceland– a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours– today features the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival– acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • KiteClash– the Canadian Freestyle Kiteboarding Championships in Squamish. (CANCELLED)
  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)– Vancouver’s annual summer fair normally features amusement rides, shows, vendor markets and evening concerts. This year, however, because of COVID-19, it’s taking place in a scaled-down drive-thru-style format. It’s still happening though and will still be fun!
  • Summerset Music & Arts Festival– now taking place as a benefit concert with both live and online activities. Location is to be determined.
  • Vancouver Mural Festival– the Street Party is not taking place in 2020, but the festival is set to feature new murals, talks and more until September 7th.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports– live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD, but likely cancelled.)
  • Roedde House– admission to the historic museum in Vancouver’s West End is by donation today (because it’s the last Friday of the month). (TBD)
  • Night Markets
  • Outdoor Swimming Pools– most outdoor pools in the Lower Mainland have reopened, although with special new safety procedures in place.
  • Lower Mainland Parks– most provincial parks, city parks and regional parks are open to the public.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches– beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Sunday, August 30, 2020

  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival– acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)– Vancouver’s annual summer fair normally features amusement rides, shows, vendor markets and evening concerts. This year, however, because of COVID-19, it’s taking place in a scaled-down drive-thru-style format. It’s still happening though and will still be fun!
  • Playland– Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE is open today from 11 am until 5 pm with over 20 rides.
  • FlyOver Iceland– a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours– today features the Really Gay History Tour at 10 am in Vancouver’s West End.
  • Vancouver Mural Festival– the Street Party is not taking place in 2020, but the festival is set to feature new murals, talks and more until September 7th.
  • Sunday Farmers Markets– at AmblesideCoquitlamKitsilano, Mt. Pleasant, Whistlerand White Rock.
  • Flea Markets
  • Richmond Night Market– at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (CANCELLED)
  • Summerset Music & Arts Festival– now taking place as a benefit concert with both live and online activities. Location is to be determined.
  • Outdoor Swimming Pools– most outdoor pools in the Lower Mainland have reopened, although with special new safety procedures in place.
  • Lower Mainland Parks– most provincial parks, city parks and regional parks are open to the public.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches– beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • KiteClash– the Canadian Freestyle Kiteboarding Championships in Squamish. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports– live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD, but likely cancelled.)

Monday, August 31, 2020

  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival– acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Vancouver Mural Festival– the Street Party is not taking place in 2020, but the festival is set to feature new murals, talks and more until September 7th.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports– live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD, but likely cancelled.)
  • Outdoor Swimming Pools– most outdoor pools in the Lower Mainland have reopened, although with special new safety procedures in place.
  • Lower Mainland Parks– most provincial parks, city parks and regional parks are open to the public.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches– beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.

To return to the top of the page, click August Calendar.

To see what’s happening next month, click September Calendar of Events.

Events in August 2020

The following events may or may not also take place in August 2020 (with details to be confirmed):

FESTIVALS & MAJOR EVENTS

  • Chilliwack Flight Fest– a community event at the Chilliwack Airport. (TBD)
  • Deep Cove Dazea 1-day community festival with music, food and market stalls at Panorama Park in North Vancouver’s Deep Cove. (To be confirmed for 2020, but likely cancelled.)
  • Dîner en Blanc– the 9th annual special outdoor dinner at a secret location somewhere in Vancouver. Over 4000 registered participants are expected to turn out in white with their own chairs, table, food, cutlery and dishware. (2020 date, location and other details to be confirmed.)
  • Korean Cultural Heritage Festival– a free festival celebrating Korean food, music and culture at Swangard Stadium. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • Ribfest Langley– a community event hosted by Langley Rotary Clubs and featuring BBQ ribs and entertainment. Takes place at McLeod Athletic Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Richmond Garlic Festival– a community event at Terra Nova Rural Park in Richmond. Admission is by donation. (To be confirmed.)
  • Richmond Sunflower Festival– sunflowers and other family-friendly things to see and do at Richmond Country Farms in Richmond.
  • Serbian Days– a free cultural event with Serbian music, dancing and family-friendly activities at Vancouver’s Saint Sava Church at 505 East 63rd Avenue. (TBD)
  • Whistler Wanderlust– a celebration of mindful living that includes yoga and mountain biking up at Whistler. (TBD)

SPORTING EVENTS

MUSIC & THEATRE

  • Bard on the Beach– Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED for 2020)
  • Cates Park Summer Concerts– free live music between 4 and 7 pm at North Vancouver’s Cates Park. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • Brahm’s Tams Drum Circle– drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach from early evening until sunset (assuming sunny weather). Free! (It does appear to be happening in 2020, but without a lot of physical distancing. If you go, watch and listen from a distance. Also, wear a mask!)
  • CBC Musical Nooners– a free concert at 12 pm outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • Music at the Cannery– live music on Friday evenings at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. (To be confirmed.)
  • Music on the Wharf– an outdoor concert on the Port Haney Wharf at 22360 River Road in Maple Ridge. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • Safe & Sound Music Fest– an R&B and Hip-Hop music festival in New Westminster. (To be confirmed.)
  • Savour Summer Festival– a free community event featuring family-friendly activities and live entertainment on a Saturday at the River District in South Vancouver. (To be confirmed.)
  • Shipyards Summer Sessions Concerts– free live music at North Vancouver’s Shipbuilders’ Square. (To be confirmed.)
  • Kitsilano Showboat– live entertainment from 7 until 9 pm on the outdoor stage at Kitsilano Beach. Free admission. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • Live & Local Concerts & Culture Series– free live music in North Vancouver. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • Robson Square Salsa– salsa lessons and dancing in Robson Square from 3 to 7 pm (by donation). (CANCELLED)
  • Sounds of Summer Music Seriesa free outdoor concert at a different Surrey park on Wednesday evenings. (To be confirmed.)
  • Summer Jazz on the Porch– a “Pay What You Can” concert in Vancouver’s Barclay Heritage Square at the Roedde House Museum at 1415 Barclay Street. (TBD)
  • Summer Sundays– free live music at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody. (CANCELLED)
  • Symphony in the Park– family-friendly activities followed by a concert at Mill Lake Park. (To be confirmed.)
  • TD Concerts for the Pier– summer evening concerts at Five Corners in White Rock. (CANCELLED)
  • Theatre Under the Stars– outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. (CANCELLED for 2020)
  • Trout Lake Summer Concert Series– a free concert at the Trout Lake Community Centre on various evenings. (To be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver Bach Festival– a series of classical concerts at Christ Church Cathedral and/or UBC’s Chan Centre. (CANCELLED)
  • Zumba at Canada Place– free Zumba classes at the north end of Canada Place from 5:30 until 6:30 pm. (CANCELLED)

OUTDOOR MOVIES & OTHER FILMS

  • Burnaby Outdoor Movie Series– a free film shows outdoors in the plaza outside the Bob Prittie Library at the corner of Kingsborough and MacKay. (CANCELLED)
  • Downtown Movie Nights– a film plays in the north plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • Family Movie Nights in the Plaza– a movie shows in the Civic Plaza in the City of North Vancouver. (To be confirmed.)
  • Movie & Music in the Park– free family-friendly activities and live entertainment at Conaught Park in Kitsilano. (To be confirmed.)
  • Squamish Street Market– a once-a-month summer event on Cleveland Avenue in downtown Squamish from 10 am until 6 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema– a free outdoor movie at Second Beach in Stanley Park. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • Starlight Theatre Drive-in Movies– a film shows outdoors for free at Lansdowne Centre in Richmond. (To be confirmed.)
  • Summer Cinema at the Richmond Oval– a free indoor movie, drinks and popcorn at the ROX Theatre. Admission is free but on a first-come, first-saved basis. (TBD)
  • Sunset Cinema– a film shows for free in the plaza outside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • Waterfront Cinema– a free movie at the northern end of the Canada Place promenade beginning at dusk. (CANCELLED)

OTHER EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

  • Beaty Nocturnal– the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation one Tuesday evening from 5 to 8:30 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Brigade Days at Fort Langley– three days of celebrations featuring folk in period costume on the BC Day Long Weekend. (CANCELLED)
  • Cloverdale Market Days– a large artisan market featuring over 100 vendors in downtown Cloverdale on 176th Street (between 56A Avenue and 58 Avenue) from 10 am until 3 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Dinner on the Pier– a fancy dinner on the pier at North Vancouver’s Shipyards. (TBD, but likely cancelled.)
  • Eastside Flea– an outdoor market featuring vendors selling vintage, collectibles, handmade and other items at 238 1st Avenue in East Vancouver. (TBD)
  • ElectraFest– an electric vehicle showcase event at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown. Free admission. (TBD)
  • Family Favourites Movies– $2.99 movies at select Cineplex theatres in the Lower Mainland. (Postponed until September.)
  • Fort Langley Makers Market– a monthly craft fair and celebration in scenic Fort Langley. (To be confirmed.)
  • Lucky Cat Affair – a championship and pet cat show at the George Preston Arena in Langley. The event runs from 9 am to 5 pm on the Saturday and from 10 am to 4 pm on the Sunday. (August 15 and 16, 2020.) (TBD)
  • Picnic at the Pier– a fundraising event for the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation where participants enjoy live entertainment and dinner at a special venue in White Rock. (POSTPONED until 2021)
  • Pioneer Days at Kilby Farm– family-friendly activities at Kilby Historic Site in Harrison Mills. (TBD)
  • Port Coquitlam Car Show– a car show featuring hundreds of cars in downtown Port Coquitlam. (To be confirmed.)
  • Steveston Village Farmers Market– in the parking lot of the Steveston Community Centre at 4111 Moncton Street. (Cancelled for 2020.)
  • Summer Nightslide Concerts– a special event featuring night sliding and live music at Cultus Lake Waterpark from 8 pm until midnight. (To be confirmed.)

Top 7 Things to Do in August

For more, check out Vancouver’s Best Places for Summer Activities.

Typical August Weather

Summers in Vancouver are typically very dry, with August being one of the warmest and driest months of the year.

The city can sometimes practically go without any rain from the beginning of July until late August, with the first real summer rains coming just in time for the PNE fair in the last week or so of the month.

The days in August are warm (for Vancouver), but the evenings are starting to get cool again towards the end of the month.

Average high temperatures in August are a nice 22 degrees Celsius (or 72 F), and the lows are typically around 13 (or 55 F), or cooler as September approaches. Vancouver gets an average of less than 40 mm of rain in the month (or a bit more than 1.5 inches).

Recommended Activities

Being the summer, August is one of the busiest times of the year for events and special outdoor activities. There seems to be an event of some kind every weekend in fact.

There are live music performances at noon on weekdays outside the CBC building (by Georgia and Hamilton across from the library in downtown Vancouver), and live outdoor music on Friday evenings on the North Shore at various locations, including at Deep Cove and Cates Park.

And what’s the number one best thing to do in Vancouver in August? For many it’s a day with the family or friends at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE). For others it’s the Honda Celebration of Light fireworks.

September Events Calendar

  • 7, 2020 – Labour Day(Stat Holiday)
  • 13, 2020 – Grandparents’ Day
  • 22, 2020 – Fall Equinox

See below for a list of what’s happening on the different days of the month.

Note: Schedules are subject to change. This is the case any year, but especially in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, see official event websites for the most up-to-date details.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The Playland is open on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the Labour Day Long Weekend with 20+ rides operating. Ticket supplies are limited!

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Friday, September 4, 2020

  • Fort Langley Jazz– the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival is hosting an online “Jazz at Home” event featuring various bands and musicians. Most performances are free, but a couple are ticketed.
    • In addition to the various free online performances, tonight also features a concert that is both live and live-streamed. Headliner musicians include Dalannah Gail BowenTaylor James, and Tom Lavalin & the Legendary Powder Blues.
  • Bill Reid Gallery– free admission at the Indigenous art gallery from 2 until 5 pm (because it’s the first Friday of the month).
  • Darts Hill Garden– open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (Because of COVID-19, advanced reservations are required. Also, instead of being by donation, there may be a $5 charge.)
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival– acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Vancouver Mural Festival– the Street Party is not taking place in 2020, but the festival is set to feature new murals, talks and more until September 7th.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours– guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co.– live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports– live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Richmond World Festival– a free multicultural event at Minoru Park in Richmond. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • Bard on the Beach– Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Night Markets

Saturday, September 5, 2020

  • Fort Langley Jazz– the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival is hosting an online “Jazz at Home” event featuring various bands and musicians. Most performances are free, but a couple are ticketed.
    • In addition to the various free online performances, tonight also features a concert that is both live and live-streamed. Headliner musicians include Laila BialiMimosaand Siobahn Walsh.
  • Playland– Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE is open today from 11 am until 5 pm with over 20 rides.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival– acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Vancouver Mural Festival– the Street Party is not taking place in 2020, but the festival is set to feature new murals, talks and more until September 7th.
  • Taiwanfest– usually a large Asian street party on Granville Street, but most of this year’s festival is to be held online (September 5-7, 2020).
  • Darts Hill Garden– open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (Because of COVID-19, advanced reservations are required. Also, instead of being by donation, there may be a $5 charge.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours– today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour at 6 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
  • Saturday Farmers Markets– in AbbotsfordBurnabyFort Langley, Lonsdale Quay, Maple Ridge(Haney), SquamishTrout Lake and the West End.
  • Vancouver Flea Market– from 9 am to 5 pm at 703 Terminal Avenue.
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co.– live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports– live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Family Favourites Movies– a family-friendly film costs $2.99 in the morning at select Cineplex theatres in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Richmond World Festival– a free multicultural event at Minoru Park in Richmond. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • Richmond Night Market– at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach– Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)

Sunday, September 6, 2020

  • Playland– Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE is open today from 11 am until 5 pm with over 20 rides.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival– acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Vancouver Mural Festival– the Street Party is not taking place in 2020, but the festival is set to feature new murals, talks and more until September 7th.
  • Bands on the Beach– free live music at Harrison Hot Springs. (In-person event cancelled, now taking place online instead.)
  • Darts Hill Garden– open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (Because of COVID-19, advanced reservations may be required. Also, instead of being by donation, there may also now be a $5 charge.)
  • Taiwanfest– usually a large Asian street party on Granville Street, but most of this year’s festival is to be held online (September 5-7, 2020).
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours– today features the Really Gay History Tour at 10 am in Vancouver’s West End.
  • Jazz Vespers– at 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. (Available to stream online.)
  • Victory Square Block Party– a free event with live music at Victory Square at 316 West Hastings Street. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports– live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • 17th Annual Corn Festival– family-friendly activities and entertainment with a Latin-American theme at Vancouver’s Britannia Community Services Centre. Free Admission. (To be confirmed.)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co.– live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Sunday Farmers Markets– at AmblesideCoquitlamKitsilano, Mt. Pleasant, Whistlerand White Rock.
  • Flea Markets
  • Steveston Village Farmers Market– in the parking lot of the Steveston Community Centre at 4111 Moncton Street from 10:30 am until 3:30 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Richmond Night Market– at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach– Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Summer Sundays– live music at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody. (CANCELLED)

Monday, September 7, 2020

  • Labour Day– various activities celebrated all weekend long throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Playland– Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE is open today from 11 am until 5 pm with over 20 rides.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival– acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Vancouver Mural Festival– the Street Party is not taking place in 2020, but today marks the end of the festival, which featured new murals, talks and more over the past three weeks.
  • Taiwanfest– usually a large Asian street party on Granville Street, but most of this year’s festival is to be held online (September 5-7, 2020).
  • Labour Day at Burnaby Village– the outdoor museum celebrates its final day of the summer season with free carousel rides, live entertainment and family-friendly activities. (To be confirmed.)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co.– live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Richmond Night Market– at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach– Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Friday, September 11, 2020

  • Darts Hill Garden– open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (Because of COVID-19, advanced reservations may be required. Also, instead of being by donation, there may also now be a $5 charge.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours– guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
  • Vancouver Fringe Festival– an annual live theatre festival with shows at various venues around town. (TBD)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co.– live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports– live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Westward Music Festival– a music festival at various venues in downtown Vancouver. Today features free concerts in Yaletown. (TBD)
  • Mid-Autumn Moon Festival– music, tea tasting and craft-making opportunities at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden in the evening. (To be confirmed.)
  • Bard on the Beach– Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Night Markets

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Sunday, September 13, 2020

  • Grandparents’ Day
  • Playland– Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE is open today.
  • Coho Festival– a salmon festival normally in West Vancouver’s Ambleside Park, but is set to be a virtual event this year.
  • Darts Hill Garden– open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (Because of COVID-19, advanced reservations may be required. Also, instead of being by donation, there may also now be a $5 charge.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours– today features the Really Gay History Tour at 10 am in Vancouver’s West End.
  • Sunday Farmers Markets– at AmblesideCoquitlamKitsilano, Mt. Pleasant, Whistlerand White Rock.
  • Ladner Village Market– the last day of the season for the market along 48th Avenue in Ladner. (This market is happening. Because of COVID-19, however, only food vendors are participating.)
  • Flea Markets
  • Vancouver Fringe Festival– an annual live theatre festival with shows at various venues around town including on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports– live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co.– live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Coho Run– a 14K run ending at the annual Coho Festival at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Drug Free Dash– a 5K Run, 5K Walk and 10K run at Centennial Beach at 541 Centennial Parkway in Tsawwassen. (TBD)
  • Jazz Vespers– at 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. (CANCELLED)
  • Richmond Night Market– at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach– Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Luxury & Supercar Weekend– Canada’s premier outdoor luxury automotive event takes place at VanDusen Garden. (CANCELLED)

Monday, September 14, 2020

  • Vancouver Fringe Festival– an annual live theatre festival with shows at various venues around town including on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports– live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co.– live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Lower Mainland Parks– on days with good weather, many of the region’s top parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Bard on the Beach– Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Friday, September 18, 2020

  • Darts Hill Garden– open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (Because of COVID-19, advanced reservations may be required. Also, instead of being by donation, there may also now be a $5 charge.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours– guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
  • Vancouver Fringe Festival– an annual live theatre festival with shows at various venues around town including on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports– live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co.– live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Night Markets
  • Bard on the Beach– Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)

Saturday, September 19, 2020

  • Playland– Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE is open today.
  • Chilliwack Food Truck Festival– at the Chilliwack Coliseum at 45323 Hodgins Avenue. (Originally scheduled for April but then postponed until today due to concerns about the COVID-19 virus.)
  • MCC Festival for World Relief– the fundraising event held at Tradex in Abbotsford is cancelled, but the MCC Cyclathon still takes place today! Registration is free although a $50 donation is recommended.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours– today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour at 6 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
  • Darts Hill Garden– open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (Because of COVID-19, advanced reservations may be required. Also, instead of being by donation, there may also now be a $5 charge.)
  • Family Favourites Movies– a family-friendly film costs $2.99 in the morning at select Cineplex theatres in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver.
  • Riverfest– a community festival at the Quay in New Westminster with live entertainment and environmental educational displays. (To be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver Fringe Festival– an annual live theatre festival with shows at various venues around town including on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports– live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co.– live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Markets
  • Cloverdale Market Days– a large artisan market featuring over 100 vendors in downtown Cloverdale on 176th Street (between 56A Avenue and 58 Avenue). (CANCELLED)
  • Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festivala small community country fair in the Fraser Valley. (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach– Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Monday, September 21, 2020

  • Live Music at Guilt & Co.– live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Lower Mainland Parks– if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Bard on the Beach– Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Friday, September 25, 2020

  • Darts Hill Garden– open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (Because of COVID-19, advanced reservations may be required. Also, instead of being by donation, there may also now be a $5 charge.)
  • Vancouver International Film Festival– the festival that usually takes place at the Vancity Theatre at 1181 Seymour Street is being held online.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours– guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co.– live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports– live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Bard on the Beach– Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Night Markets

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Monday, September 28, 2020

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Other Events in September 2020

Many of the following events may also take place in September 2020 (but with details to be confirmed):

  • Seniors Day at MOV– on the first Tuesday of the month, admission to the Museum of Vancouver is just $5 for anyone age 65 or older. (TBD)
  • Summer Concert Series– free live music from 7 to 9 pm at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park Plaza at 1299 Pinetree Way. (Not in September 2020.)
  • Serbian Days– a free cultural event with Serbian music, dancing and family-friendly activities at Vancouver’s Saint Sava Church at 505 East 63rd Avenue. (To be confirmed.)
  • Circo Osorio Circus– a Las Vegas-based circus with shows in a giant big top at a couple of different venues (with dates and other details to be confirmed).
  • Brahm’s Tam Drum Circle– drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach if the weather is sunny from early evening until sunset. Free! (TBD, but likely cancelled for 2020.)
  • Brew-HaHa Festival of Beers– a fundraising event for Port Coquitlam Heritage at the Leigh Square Community Arts Village at 2253 Leigh Square Place. (To be confirmed.)
  • Bike the Night– a massive 10-km group cycle ride through the streets of Vancouver starting and finishing at Sunset Beach. (Cancelled in its regular format for 2020.)
  • Nikkei Matsuri– a 2-day Japanese festival at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre in Burnaby. (It normally takes place on the Labour Day Weekend. In 2020, however, it happened on a number of weekends in August and in a scaled-down format instead.)
  • Fleetwood Festival– live music, informational community booths and live entertainment at the Fleetwood Community Centre at 15996 84 Avenue in Surrey. (To be confirmed.)
  • Savour Summer Festival– a free family-friendly event at River District Vancouver.
  • Friday Night Live– live entertainment with a guest artist in North Vancouver, usually at 3201 Mountain Highway on most Fridays. (TBD)
  • MBCA BC Stars Show and Shine– a car show featuring Mercedes-Benz vehicles at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver. Free admission.
  • Jazz Evenings in the Parlour– live music at the Roedde House Museumin Vancouver’s West End (not far from Robson Street).
  • Arts Club Theatre– live theatre at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Island Stage, and Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre.
  • BC Lions Football– Canadian professional football games normally occur at BC Place Stadium, but not in 2020. (Games are to be played in a different city.)
  • Vancouver International Flamenco Festival– dance performances take place at various venues at the end of September.
  • Mid-Autumn Moon Festival– cultural activities at Coquitlam’s All Saints Parish Hall at 821 Fairfax Street.
  • Vancouver Classic Car Toy Run– a small car rally from Port Moody to Vancouver.
  • Kilby Pioneer Days– family-friendly activities at Kilby Historic Site in Harrison Mills. (TBD, but likely cancelled.)
  • Polish Festival– a cultural event with music, dancing and child-friendly activities at the Pipe Shop at the Shipyards in North Vancouver.
  • Paws for a Cause– a fundraising event for the SPCA at David Lam Park in Yaletown. (Cancelled for 2020.)
  • Fall Used Book Sale– hosted by the Friends of the Vancouver Public Library in the atrium at the Central Branch at 350 West Georgia Street. (To be confirmed.)
  • Snowbird RV Show– a recreational vehicle trade show at Tradex in Abbotsford.
  • Olde Harvest Fair at Stewart Farm– free family-friendly activities and entertainment take place at the historic farmhouse in South Surrey near Crescent Beach.
  • Ioco Ghost Town Days Corn Roast– corn on the cob, hot dogs and other refreshments at Ioco Road and 1st Avenue in Port Moody.
  • Scarecrow Festival– live music, a scavenger hunt, crafts, vendors, food trucks and scarecrows to admire at Art’s Nursery at 8940 192nd Street in Surrey.
  • Steveston Grand Prix of Art– paintings by dozens of artists are on display at the Seine Net Loft at 5180 Westwater Drive at the Britannia Heritage Shipyards.
  • Autumn Harvest Festival at Kilby Farm– a family-friendly event at the Kilby Historic Site in the Fraser Valley.
  • White Rock Buskers & Comedy Fest– comedy shows in the streets of White Rock.
  • Climate Strike Day– students (and non-students) across Canada (and other countries) will likely be striking for one day in support of the environment and initiatives to fight climate change.
  • Shipyards Festival– a free festival featuring live music and family-friendly activities at the Shipyards and Lower Lonsdale District of North Vancouver.
  • Drive-In Movie Nights at Heritage Park– a movie shows at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish. (To be confirmed.)
  • White Rock Moon Festival– a cultural event featuring live music, Chinese lanterns and other activities at the White Rock Pier.
  • Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival– a craft beer-sampling event at the Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam.
  • Find the Perfect Pint– a beer-drinking fundraising event for the Coquitlam Rotary Club at the Poirier Forum. (TBD, but likely cancelled.)