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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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Richmond Summer Night Market

  • Friday, May 16, 2014 - Sunday, October 12, 2014 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Time: 7:00PM - 12:00AM (midnight)
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May 16 - October 13, 2014 The Richmond Summer Night Market gets quite busy on the weekend, with the lineup for hurricane potatoes stretching across the park. It's a good idea to get there early or late if you want to avoid the crowds. This night market also offers rides, live entertainment, and tons of booths to shop from. Hours or Operation Friday - Saturday @ 7:00PM - 12:00AM(midnight) Su... Visit Website


  • Thursday, July 10, 2014 - Sunday, July 20, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Stanley Park
  • Time: 8:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Location: Stanley Park
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For the first time ever in Stanley Park, pro women and men will play for coveted ITF crowns -- the Canadian Direct Insurance Women's $10,000 and the Silex Men's $15,000 Futures. These events will be accompanied by the National Junior Open Series Event , 2.5-5.0+ NTRP events and the Roger Rookie Tour. Come for the fun and enjoy exceptional tennis! Savour Mahony & Sons' hospitality while wat... Visit Website

Saturday Summer Sessions

  • Saturday, July 05, 2014 - Saturday, August 30, 2014 (Every Saturday)
  • Time: 15:00 - 22:00
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The City of North Vancouver is pleased to announce its new series of Summer events on Saturdays at Shipbuilders Square at the foot of Lonsdale. The series will offer FREE evening concert style entertainment with well know performers and musicians primarily from the Vancouver Area.

Science World presents "Journey to the South Pacific - OMNIMAX® Film"

Journey to the South Pacific Take an adventure to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua and join Jawi, a young island boy, as he takes you on encounters with whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays and other iconic creatures of the sea. Home to more than 2,000 species of sea life, this exotic locale features the most diverse marine ecosystem on earth, highlighting the importance of liv... Visit Website

Shrek: The Musical

 Due to extraordinary audience demand, Theatre Under the Stars' larger-than-life adventure Shrek: The Musical has been held over until August 30, 2014 at The Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park, with performances at 8pm. Adapted from the beloved film, this infectious & fun-filled comedy follows our unlikely ogre hero and his loyal sidekick Donkey on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly t... Visit Website

Sins of the City walking tour

Experience the world of a cop in the 1920s when Vancouver was a seething hub of sex, drugs, booze and organized crime. Your 90-minute walking tour takes you through the streets and alleys of Chinatown on the lookout for brothels, bootlegging joints, gambling houses and opium dens. This is a must-see tour for anyone looking for the edgier side of this great city! Sins of the City tours leave pro... Visit Website


  • Saturday, July 19, 2014 - Saturday, July 19, 2014
  • Time: 09:00 PM
  • Location: FanClub
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Lift off. The Star Captains are a fleet of five based in Vancouver, BC and their musical space quest is navigated by a shared love for soul, beats, rock, and rhythm. A fusion of styles, the Captains blend the sonic and gain inspiration from the cosmic: tube-driven guitar tones dance with analogue synthesizers while luscious vocals gravitate towards chordal backdropsand upon such quandaries settle... Visit Website

Summer Skies

In the heat of the summer, leisure and sociability take precedence as we enjoy the sun’s rays and cheerful company abounds. Through the month of July we will be featuring European oil paintings from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries that depict leisure and work under the summer sun. These works will excite the viewer’s imagination as time melts away and opportunity for pleasure comes ... Visit Website

SummerFest 2014 at Lonsdale Quay Market

June 27 -  August 31, 2014 Lonsdale Quay Market is proud to present our annual summer festival - SummerFest! The artists at A-Star Art Parlour, with their magical face painting and intriguing balloon designs will be returning this year. They will also be offering Mehndi and Henna tattoos for people of all ages on Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays.   Feel-Good Fridays - Op... Visit Website

The International Summer Night Market

  • Friday, May 09, 2014 - Sunday, September 14, 2014 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
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May 9 - September 14, 2014 The International Summer Night Market (iSNM) is an annual tradition that has built its reputation as a truly diverse event over the past five years and is now recognized as a world class landmark attraction in Richmond, BC, Canada. The Night Market presents multiple types of attractions suitable for all ages! Excite your taste buds with exotic mouth-watering delig... Visit Website

The Klahowya Village in Stanley Park

  • Saturday, June 21, 2014 - Monday, September 01, 2014
  • Venue: Stanley Park Miniature Train
  • Location: Stanley Park Miniature Train
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Discover the journey of the Salmon. June 21 to September 1, 2014 The word "Klahowya" means welcome, and each summer Aboriginal people from across British Columbia come together to build Klahowya Village in Stanley Park to welcome visitors from around the world, and share authentic Aboriginal experiences, traditions and culture. The Klahowya Village in Stanley Park is an authentic A... Visit Website

Trout Lake Farmers Market

  • Saturday, May 10, 2014 - Saturday, October 18, 2014 (Every Saturday)
  • Time: 9:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Location: North Parking Lot of John Hendry Park
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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 Farm... Visit Website

Ts'msyen Transforming: Morgan Green

Ts'msyen Transforming: Morgan Green April 30 to September 14, 2014 Morgan Green introduces breathtaking examples of hollow-form jewelry in her solo exhibition Ts'msyen Transforming. The exhibition reveals sophisticated works of art and personal adornment, in which Green honours the values, classical art and design of the Ts'mysen people, while using classic European gold smithing, bronze casti... Visit Website

Unmoored: Vancouver's Voyage of the Komagata Maru

In 1914 Vancouver was a burgeoning, multicultural port city and a hub for migrants searching for new opportunities. On the cusp of the Great War, Vancouver waged its own internal battle to determine what type of city it wanted to be. A flashpoint was the arrival of the Komagata Maru - a steamship carrying 376 British Indian passengers who were denied entry into Canada. This modest-sized exhibitio... Visit Website

Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything May 31 to September 1, 2014 Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything is the first major survey exhibition of the artist's work and will be presented at the Vancouver Art Gallery from May 31-September 1, 2014. Douglas Coupland is an artist based in West Vancouver whose remarkably prolific production acro... Visit Website

Vancouver Art Gallery presents Douglas Coupland: Gumhead

May 31 to September 1, 2014 For the forthcoming NEXT exhibition, and in conjunction with Douglas Coupland's solo exhibition, the Vancouver Art Gallery has commissioned a site-specific public sculpture located on the grassy mound on the Howe Street side of the Gallery. Gumhead is a seven-foot tall self-portrait that the artist has described as "a gum-based, crowd-sourced, publically interac... Visit Website

Lost in the Memory Palace: Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller June 21 to September 21, 2014 Lost in the Memory Palace, a selected survey, takes as its focus Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller's work from the mid-1990s to today. Presenting key early installations such as The Dark Pool (1995) and The Muriel Lake Incident (1999) and recent works including The Killing Machine (2007) and Exp... Visit Website

Vancouver Art Gallery presents Offsite: Babak Golkar

April 25 to September 28, 2014 Vancouver-Based artist Babak Golkar will present several large terracotta pots at Offsite. Each vessel is uniquely designed to contain a scream, providing a unique location for viewers to release excess feelings encountered in the everyday. Both clever and playful, Golkar's installation takes a critical look at the effects of increased expectations and anxiety in ... Visit Website

Painted Past: A History of Canadian Painting from the Collection June 28 to October 19, 2014 The Vancouver art gallery has the most important collection of Canadian art in British Columbia. Featuring works from the Gallery's permanent collection, Painted Past traces the history of painting in both Canada and the province. The exhibition includes works by such artists as BC Binning, Emily Carr, ... Visit Website

Vancouver Folk Music Festival

  • Friday, July 18, 2014 - Sunday, July 20, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Jericho Beach Park
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The 37th Vancouver Folk Music Festival presents the world’s finest traditional and contemporary folk, world and roots music artists in the urban seaside beauty of Jericho Beach Park. 60+ Canadian and international music acts perform on daytime and evening stages, including Joan Baez, Amos Lee, Andrew Bird and the Hands of Glory, Nigeria’s Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Great Lake Swimme... Visit Website

West End Farmers Market

  • Saturday, May 31, 2014 - Saturday, October 18, 2014 (Every Saturday)
  • Time: 9:00AM to 2:00PM
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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

Without Masks: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art

  Without Masks: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art Audain Gallery, MOA This exhibition features over 80 Afro-Cuban artworks collected by Chris and Marina von Christierson. Curated by Cuban poet, art critic and curator Orlando Hernández, the exhibition was first shown at the Johannesburg Art Gallery. It explores the ties that link the histories and cultures of Cuba and Africa, and incl... Visit Website

Wu School Art Association's Second Annual Exhibition

  • Saturday, July 19, 2014 - Saturday, August 02, 2014 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Time: 11:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Location: Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver Museum
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The Wu School Art Association, under the guidance of renowned Chinese artist Johnson Chow Su-Sing, has gained a formidable reputation in Vancouver. Over the decades, its pupils continue to grow, spreading the Wu School Art style across North America and throughout the world. Saturday, July 19, 2014 - Saturday, August 2, 2014 @11:00AM - 5:00PM Note: Closed on Mondays and Holidays Chinese Cultur... Visit Website

Yyoga on Grouse Mountain

  • Saturday, July 05, 2014 - Saturday, August 30, 2014 (Every Saturday)
  • Time: 10:00AM
  • Location: Grouse Mountain, The Peak of Vancouver
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Stretch in the sunshine after a hike up the Grouse Grind or arrive by Skyride as you relax breathing in the mountaintop fresh air. Starting on July 5th, YYoga will be offering complimentary 45 minute yoga classes every Saturday at 10:00am until August 30th (weather permitting) in the Plaza at the top of Grouse Mountain. Whether you need a great post-Grind cool down or would just love to exp... Visit Website

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