August Long Weekend 2013 – Things to Do In Vancouver

This Vancouver August Long Weekend 2013 is the Most Event Pack Summer Weekends!

Friday, August 2, 2013


CBC Musical NoonerFree music concert outside CBC building. Friday, August 2 – Los Dorados. This all-star collection of musical talent plays the finest of Mexican traditional music, with their own unique northern twist.

Global Kiss-In Protest to protests Russia’s anti-gay laws is planned to meet in front of the Russian Consulate (475 Howe St) on Friday August 2nd, from 4-5pm.

Davie Street Party – Davie Street shuts down from Bute St. to Broughton St. at 4pm for a @VancouverPride Street Party Friday. Free at 4pm. At 7pm the Licensed Zone from Bute St. to Burrard St. opens. Tickets from 7pm

YVR Take-Off Fridays occur 9:00am to 3:00pm every Friday from July 5th to August 30th
Vancouver International Airport Public Observation Area, Level 4, Domestic Terminal Building
Visit YVR any Friday from July 5th to August 30th from 9:00am to 3:00pm for YVR Take-Off Fridays. Enjoy delicious treats, rockin’ beats and spectacular entertainment that will have travellers and staycationers alike eager to get to the airport. Check out live DJs and tons of free entertainment, including local musicians and artists, caricaturists, balloonist, popular airside demonstrations and more. Kids will have a blast meeting mascots, dancing to music, folding paper airplanes and getting their faces painted.

Chinatown Night Market 6pm – 11pm Fri, Sat, Sun. Keefer Street between Main & Columbia, Vancouver. This summer, the Chinatown Night Market is bringing a heady mix of time-honoured tradition and new school flavour to the festivities on Keefer Street. Live music, storytelling, and Mahjong; new vendors, more food, and some other stuff that wasn’t here last year like outdoor classic movie screenings and epic ping pong tournaments.

Saturday, August 3, 2013


Powell Street Festival – Celebrating Japanese Canadian Art, Culture and Heritage – Food, performing arts, tours. Saturday August 3rd 11:30-am – 7 pm. Oppenheimer Park, 400 Block of Powell Street

Vancouver Farmers Markets – West End
9:00am – 2:00pm every Saturday from June1 – October 19
1100 Block of Comox Street across from Nelson Park at Mole Hill

Hula – Grab a free to use Hula Hoop and get your Hula on! Saturday, Aug 3, 10am – 6pm in front of Pacific Centre Mall on Granville Street downtown.

JAMCOUVER 2013 – 60 top skateboarders from across North America converging on Sunset Beach before the Fireworks in #Vancouver . Free admission, all ages. Aug 3, 10am-7pm.

2013 Tibet Festival Vancouver – showcases Tibetan culture, art, music and cuisine on Aug 3rd 10am-6pm, VanDusen Garden, 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver.

Granville Street Outdoor Tango – Tango Lesson at 6pm by Francis & Pimon Martell Dancing starts at 7pm-9pm, with the best tangos of Buenos Aires by Francis of El Centro Tango. 750 Granville Street / between Georgia and Robson.

Chinatown Night Market
6pm – 11pm Fri, Sat, Sun
Keefer Street between Main & Columbia, Vancouver
This summer, the Chinatown Night Market is bringing a heady mix of time-honoured tradition and new school flavour to the festivities on Keefer Street. Live music, storytelling, and Mahjong; new vendors, more food, and some other stuff that wasn’t here last year like outdoor classic movie screenings and epic ping pong tournaments.

2013 Honda Celebration of Light – The Fireworks show will kick off right at 10:00PM on each night of the event, and each show will last 25 minutes. The fireworks show is a free event supported generously by the City of Vancouver, the Province of BC, and other generous event sponsors.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Vancouver Pride Parade 2009
photo credit / Dave Shea, Flickr. 2009.
35th Annual Pride Parade on Aug 4th Starts at 12pm on Robson St. Attracting crowds of more than 650,000, the Pride Parade is renowned. *Route: The parade begins at Robson Street and Thurlow Street, heads west to Denman Street, follows Denman to Pacific Street and Beach Avenue and finishes at the Sunset Beach Festival site.

Powell Street Festival – Celebrating Japanese Canadian Art, Culture and Heritage – Food, performing arts, tours. Sunday August 4th 11:30-am – 7 pm. Oppenheimer Park, 400 Block of Powell Street

Chinatown Night Market
6pm – 11pm Fri, Sat, Sun
Keefer Street between Main & Columbia, Vancouver
This summer, the Chinatown Night Market is bringing a heady mix of time-honoured tradition and new school flavour to the festivities on Keefer Street. Live music, storytelling, and Mahjong; new vendors, more food, and some other stuff that wasn’t here last year like outdoor classic movie screenings and epic ping pong tournaments

Monday, August 5, 2013

Happy British Columbia Day – Enjoy the beauty of BC in summer!

All Weekend Events:
Bard on the Beach Measure for Measure, Hamlet, Twelfth Night.

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