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From the Polar Bear Swim on January 1 to the Festival of Lights in late December, festivals and other exciting events are happening all the time in Vancouver.

Remember that things do change, so be sure to confirm dates and times before making travel plans.

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"Kinabukasan" 20th Anniversary!

  • Saturday, June 15, 2013 - Sunday, June 16, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Vancouver Playhouse
  • Location: Vancouver Playhouse
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Through a captivating display of authentic folk dance and music, Kababayang Pilipino ("KP"), will celebrate the rich and diverse culture of the Philippines with its special 20th anniversary presentation, "Kinabukasan" (New Horizons), as a nod to the future. "Kinabukasan", literally translated as "tomorrow" will give its audience a fresh look at the belove... Visit Website

15th Annual Safeway Father's Day Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer

Our 15th Annual Father's Day Walk/Run is being held at Burnaby Lake on June 16, 2013. This event attracts people of all ages and is for serious runners, casual walkers and families. This is a celebration with a BBQ lunch, prizes and entertainment. REGISTER ONLINE to participate, sponsor a participant, or volunteer for this event.  Stay connected: Prostate Cancer Foundation BC @Dad... Visit Website

A Guided Day Hike of Brohm Lake

  • Sunday, June 16, 2013 - Sunday, June 16, 2013
  • Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Location: Brohm Lake, B.C.
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Join counselor, teacher, and retreat leader Adrian Juric on a day hike around Brohm Lake near Squamish, B.C. Explore the deep lessons nature has to offer about how to understand cycles of transition, loss, and renewal in human life. Develop a larger, more organic perspective of where you are on the curve of your own transformation. Location: just north of Squamish, B.C. Difficulty: Intermedia... Visit Website

A Marco Polo Bridge Exhibition

A MARCO POLO BRIDGE: IAIN BAXTER : VENICE / SUZHOU / VANCOUVER As the first European to have visited Suzhou (in 1276), Marco Polo was positioned to make the first "Occidental" report concerning the now world-famous classical Chinese garden traditions in that city. From June 1 to November 30, 2013, as a link to crucially important Venice/Suzhou cross-cultural conjunctions, the Sun Y... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Dreamgirls

Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, the musical Dreamgirls tells the rags-to-riches tale of a 1960s girl group, loosely based on The Supremes. Young, black, and with talent to burn, the hopeful divas Effie, Deena, and Lorrell fantasize about playing the Apollo Theater. After getting their big break, The Dreamettes seem unstoppable-until rivalry and betrayal enter the group. Share their elatio... Visit Website

Bard on the Beach presents Hamlet

Hamlet Directed by Kim Collier • BMO Mainstage A ruler's ghost cries out for revenge and a towering tragedy is set in motion. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is confronted by betrayal and murder. On the verge of giving up all hope, he's still driven by an insatiable quest for truth. His struggle for answers ultimately spares no one, triggering a shocking chain of events. The production unfolds i... Visit Website

Bard on the Beach presents Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night Directed by Dennis Garnhum • BMO Mainstage • June 12 - September 14 Spirits are lifted, hearts are mended, and love is sought and won at the What You Will Hotel and Spa. It's 1913 and in the pampered world of a fine European spa, everyone is falling in love with someone who is not exactly who they seem. Feste, the lobby lounge singer, entertains, Toby Belch and Andrew Ague... Visit Website

Broadway Across Canada presents Les Miserables

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - Sunday, June 23, 2013 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Broadway Across Canada
  • Location: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
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Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg's legendary musical, Les Misérables, with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production has been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences and is breaking box office records wherever it goes. The New York Times calls t... Visit Website

Car Free Day Main Street Vancouver

  • Sunday, June 16, 2013 - Sunday, June 16, 2013
  • Time: 12:00PM - 7:00PM
  • Location: Broadway Street to 30th Ave
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A 21 block festival composed of several mini-festivals, over a dozen community supported stages with dozens of bands, a full kids zone and other kids activities throughout the site. Things like kids’ yoga, button making, art zones, bike lessons, and chalk art. Three full artisan markets, a fashion show, roller derby, dance zones, as well as hundreds of non-profits, local artisans and busine... Visit Website

Father's Day at the BC Sports Hall of Fame

BC Sports Hall of Fame celebrates Father's Day with FREE admission and a Greg Moore book for all Dads! Treat your Dad like a Hall of Famer with a FREE visit to the BC Sports Hall of Fame on Father's Day, June 16! All Dads receive FREE admission when accompanied with a son or daughter All Dads receive a gift - a hard cover book celebrating the story of Honoured Member Greg Moore's life ... Visit Website

James Hart - The Dance Screen (The Scream Too), Exhibition

James Hart, Exhibition The Dance Screen (The Scream Too) November 2012 to March 9, 2014 In late 2009, artist James Hart began designing a large-scale sculpture titled The Dance Screen (The Scream Too) and began carving the work in 2010. This ambitious project brings together many of the principal animal figures from traditional Haida stories, especially creatures that depend on salmon for t... Visit Website

Jelly Invasion at the Vancouver Aquarium

  • Thursday, May 16, 2013 - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 (Recurring daily)
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This summer, thousands of jellyfishes are invading the Vancouver Aquarium. With over 15 different species of jellyfishes from all over the globe on exhibit, plus new shows, activities and interactive displays, there's a lot of new and exciting things to see and do. Come and see several jellyfish species rarely on display at the Aquarium! Daily, May 16, 2013 - November 12, 2013 Vancouver Aquariu... Visit Website

Kitsilano Farmers Market

  • Sunday, May 12, 2013 - Sunday, October 20, 2013 (Every Sunday)
  • Time: 10:00AM to 2:00PM
  • Location: Kitsilano Community Centre
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Vancouver Farmers Markets are always in season! Join us at the markets this summer to find delicious locally made food. Enjoy knowing where your food comes from and who cultivates it. Vancouver Farmers Markets (otherwise known as Your Local Farmers Market Society) is about people who love fresh food at festive gatherings. With the initial goal in 1995 to create the fun and value of weekly Farme... Visit Website

Made in China(town) Exhibition by Vancouver Design Bureau

Made in China(town) By Vancouver Design Bureau The Made in China(town) exhibition brings together 15 local designers responding to the urban renewal of historic Chinatown in Vancouver, British Columbia. The majority of the participating designers have practices situated in Chinatown, implicating them as stakeholders in the changing face of this neighbourhood. The project aims to display, discu... Visit Website

Savouring Heritage at the Yaletown Brewpub

VHF is partnering with Yaletown Brewing Company to offer a walking tour of Yaletown, a talk on the history of the warehouse now used by the brewpub, a tasting of locally crafted beers, and delicious pub themed snacks. Wednesday June 12, 5:30pm - 7:30pm Tickets: $35.00+tax For more information please visit: Visit Website

Shangri-La Farmers Market

Join us in the plaza between the Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver and Urban Fare for the Shangri-La Farmers Market. Sample fresh local produce and products every second Sunday from 11am to 3pm. Live cooking demos at 12 noon by Executive Chef Wayne Harris. Fun for the whole family! After you have finished shopping join us at MARKET by Jean-Georges Restaurant for a special Farmers Market Brunch inspired b... Visit Website

The Columbia presents Sunday Blues Revue

  • Sunday, February 03, 2013 (Every Sunday)
  • Time: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Location: The Columbia
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Enjoy the New Orleans style venue, newly-renovated, for some blues by some of the finest musicians in this vintage show lounge every Sunday night for Sunday Blues Revue. Date: Every Sunday evening starting February 3, 2013 Time: 5:00PM - 9:00PM Location: The Columbia, 530 Columbia Street, New Westminster Visit the website at for more information.

UBC MOA presents Safar/Voyage: Contemporary Works by Arab, Iranian, and Turkish Artists

  • Saturday, April 20, 2013 - Sunday, September 15, 2013 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: UBC Museum of Anthropology
  • Time: Tuesdays 10AM-9PM; Wednesdays-Sundays 10AM-5PM; Closed Mondays
  • Location: UBC Museum of Anthropology
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Following the universal theme of voyage, the first major Canadian group exhibition of contemporary artists from the Middle Eastern region arrives at MOA in Spring of 2013. Guest curated by Fereshteh Daftari, Safar/Voyage’s scope takes viewers from the planet earth, down to maps, and further to specific cities such as Tehran and Cairo, after which it proceeds to reveal internal and meditativ... Visit Website