Things to do in Vancouver – August

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August Events and Attractions in Vancouver

Vancouverites love to get outside during the summer months, and this August is no exception. From a packed schedule of events during Vancouver’s Pride Festival, to an exciting lineup at Bard on the Beach, and the opening of the PNE Fair, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this August. Check out our list below for our favourite happenings and the best things to do in the month.

Vancouver Pride Festival
July 28 – August 6
Join in on this year’s Pride festivities with a full lineup of events across the city. Make sure not to miss out on the ever popular pride parade taking place on August 6.
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Bard on the Beach
June 8 – September 30
A popular activity throughout the summer, Bard on the Beach returns for its 34th season with a fantastic lineup of live theater performances at Vanier Park. 
Click here for the full schedule.


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PNE Fair
August 19 – September 4

Located adjacent to Playland, the PNE Fair offers something for the entire family. From agriculture displays, where kids can learn all about a wide array of farm animals, to mini doughnuts, beer gardens, and live shows, you’re sure to stay entertained for the entire day.
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Catch a BC Lions Home Game

August sees Vancouver’s BC Lions hosting two teams at BC Place Stadium on August 12 and 26. Whether you’re cheering for the home team or not, it’s sure to be a great event.
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Evo Summer Cinema Series

Occurs weekly on Tuesdays until August 22

Who doesn’t love watching a movie on the big screen, especially if it’s free?! Every Tuesday evening until August 22, head on over to Stanley Park by 2nd Beach to experience the largest outdoor movie series in Canada. General seating is free, on a first come first serve basis.
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Unique Stories from History: The Vibrant Gay Bar of Hotel Vancouver in the 1940’s

As we delve into the rich tapestry of Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s history, we often uncover unique stories. One such remarkable tale takes us back to the 1940s when a clandestine gay bar thrived within the elegant walls of Hotel Vancouver. Allow us to shine a light on this forgotten hotel chapter, celebrating those who sought […]

Rainbow Shortbread Cookies

  Featured in Fairmont Hotel Vancouver's Treat-Cycle ice cream cart for Vancouver Pride weekend in August, this rainbow shortbread cookie is a delicious delight.

TGIF! Ice Cream Social Fridays

Visit our bright new teal Treat-Cycle serving up delicious house-made ice cream every Friday this summer!