August 2019 Events – Music, Marathons & More

BC

AUGUST 3rd – HONDA Celebration of Light, Vancouver, BC

As the Celebration of Light comes to an end, Croatia takes the spotlight with their personally manufactured fireworks – yup, they create the product AND the show. With this level of customization, it’s one you won’t want to miss.

AUGUST 2nd – 4th – Abbotsford Agrifair, Abbotsford, BC

As a not-for-profit organization, the Abbotsford Agrifair three-day event, strives to bridge the gap between urbanites and ruralites, educating the public on the importance of agriculture.

AUGUST 2nd – 11th – Harmony Arts Festival, West Vancouver, BC

Remaining a zero-waste festival, the Harmony Arts festival hosts world-class musical performances, inspiring art exhibitions and demonstrations, mouth-watering culinary events and natural scenic beauty. With over 150 free events set on a stunning backdrop of the iconic Stanley Park, there’s something for everyone at the Harmony Arts Festival.

AUGUST 3rd – 4th – Powell Street Festival, Vancouver, BC

The Powell Street Festival is the largest Japanese Canadian festival in Canada celebrating its 43rd year this August.

AUGUST 3rd – 4th – Caribbean Days Festival, Maple Ridge, BC

This great family-friendly event is FREE, attracting up to 15,000 festival patrons, the Caribbean Days Festival has become a Lower Mainland summer favourite. This August long weekend “let’s get together and feel alright” – celebrating Multiculturalism with the Music and Foods of the Caribbean Islands and snapping a few #PitStopPhotoBombs while we’re at it. 😉

AUGUST 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th – Movie Under the Stars

On a budget and looking for something different to entertain your mini-me’s? Every weekend this August you can catch an outdoor Movie Under the Starlit sky. The festivities start at 5pm where you can watch local performers and participate in arts and crafts and other fun activities all at no cost! The movies will begin at dusk.

SCHEDULE:
August 3rd – Space Jam
August 10th – How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
August 17th – The Lego Movie 2
August 24th – Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse

AUGUST 7th – Mumford & Sons, BC Place, Vancouver, BC

AUGUST 8th – 10th – Summer Classic Horse Show

AUGUST 9th – 11th – Abbotsford Air Show

Airplanes, Fireworks, Hot Balloons and more! The Abbotsford Air Show is back in action for their 57th year as the largest airshow in Canada. Prepare to be blown away as the worlds most talented pilots light the night sky.

AUGUST 9th 11th – Kitsfest, Vancouver, BC

Vancouver’s hottest Healthy Living Beach Festival equipped with water polo, yoga, bathtub races and more!

AUGUST 10th – Farm Fest, Richmond, BC

AUGUST 10th – Blues & Roots Festival, Burnaby, BC

AUGUST 10th – Clover Valley Beer Festival, Surrey, BC

With partial proceeds going to Twins Cancer Fundraising, the Clover Valley Beer Fest returns featuring over 40 Breweries, 80+ Brews, Live Music and a guaranteed good time!

AUGUST 1st – 10th – Mural Festival, Vancouver, BC

The Vancouver Mural Festival returns with 10 days of events filled with live music, over 25 new murals, live art, markets, beer gardens, food trucks, and much more. From art installations to panting in the park check out their event calendar for full details.

AUGUST 10th – Kaleidoscope Arts Festival, Coquitlam, BC

AUGUST 17th – PNE Fair, Vancouver, BC

AUGUST 11th & 25th – Savour Summer Festival, River District, Vancouver, BC

Presented by Wesgroup, this free muti-day festival, brings headlining artists like Paw Patrol and Dr. Strangelove to the River District from July to September. Join in the fun for some face painting, mural creation, free sliders, craft beer, and coffee samples. You certainly don’t want to miss this opportunity to Savour Summer.

AUGUST 17th – Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon, Vancouver, BC

Registration has closed but that doesn’t mean you can’t join in the fun by cheering on all the Marathoners – maybe snap a #PitStopPhotoBomb while you’re at it! Runners will take on the Lululemon Seawheeze on August 17th followed by the Sunset Festival (you can still get tickets for this!) featuring Kaskade and Big Wild. Namaste. 🙏

AUGUST 16th – 18th – Rock Ambleside Park, Vancouver, BC

Vancouver’s Rock 101 and Ambleside Live have, again, partnered with Rock Ambleside Park to bring back the third annual, one-of-a-kind, classic rock festival; hosting 11 iconic Classic Rock icons over the years this festival will not disappoint.

AUGUST 17th & 31st – Whitecaps Pre-Game Beer Garden

AUGUST 17th – New West Pride Parade, New Westminster, BC

AUGUST 18th – Garlic Fest, Richmond, BC

AUGUST 18th – Car Free Day, Port Moody, BC

Take a stroll down St. Johns Street on Sunday, August 18th for the third annual Car-Free Day featuring live music, beer gardens, vendors and family-friendly activities.

AUGUST 24th – 25th – Safe & Sound Music Festival, New Westminster, BC

AUGUST 24th – 25th – Ride to Conquer Cancer, Langley/Abbotsfors/Chilliwack, BC

The Ride to Conquer Cancer is founded by a global community with a year-round mindset to conquer cancer in our lifetime. Every year they get together to trek across 200 kms over a span of two days to raise money for the BC Cancer Foundation.

ALBERTA

AUGUST 16th – SEPTEMBER 22nd – Cirque Du Soliel LUZIA, Calgary, AB

Inspired by Mexican traditions and mythology, LUZIA is like a waking dream, where light (“luz” in Spanish) quenches the spirit and rain (“lluvia”) soothes the soul. With a surrealistic series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, this Cirque Du Soliel performance is one you won’t want to miss.

AUGUST 2nd – 3rd – Chasing Summer, Calgary, AB

The trailblazing Chainsmokers and Trance gods Above & Beyond headline this year’s festival with support from other icons such as Steve Aoki, Slushii, Alesso, and more!

AUGUST 9th – 10th – Slam Festival, Calgary, AB

Inspiring to establish Downtown Calgary as a surf & river destination that provides substantial economic, environmental and cultural benefits for future generations, this year’s Slam Festival features a family-friendly rock show by the river, beer gardens, food trucks and good vibes.

AUGUST 10th – 11th – No Greater Love Music Festival, Cochrane, AB

No Greater Love is a Christian Music Festival with the mission to have a lasting spiritual impact on the lives of all who attend.

AUGUST 11th – 12th – Spartan Race, Calgary, AB

Being a Spartan is a sport, philosophy, lifestyle and community. Spartans push themselves to the limit – do you have what it takes to beat the Spartan Race?

AUGUST 16th – 18th – Country Thunder, Calgary, AB

The Thunder is back and bigger than ever. This year, Country Thunder is bringing some seriously big names to the festival such as Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, and Jake Owen.

AUGUST 17th – 18th – Ride to Conquer Cancer, Rocky Ridge, AB

The Ride to Conquer Cancer is founded by a global community with a year-round mindset to conquer cancer in our lifetime. Every year they get together to trek across 200 kms over a span of two days to raise money for the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

AUGUST 16th, 17th & 23rd – Calgary Night Market, Calgary, AB

AUGUST 18th – SEPTEMBER 1st – Shaw Charity Classic (PGA Tour), Calgary, AB

The 2019 Shaw Charity Classic PGA Tour hosts golf’s most recognizable and accomplished players, age 50+, at the Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club in Calgary this year.

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