Summer Festivals in Vancouver – August 2015

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VanCity Buzz has got a great list of the festivals happening all Summer in Vancouver and around BC! We’ve listed a few of the events happening in August below. Look here for the full list.

Vancouver Chinatown Festival

A celebration of Chinese culture, this street festival is hosted in the heart of Vancouver’s Chinatown, stretching along Columbia and Keefer and attracting more than 50,000 patrons each year.

Date: August 8 and 9 (estimated)
Location: Chinatown, Vancouver

Vancouver Shakespeare Festival (Bard on the Beach)

Presented on the beautiful waterfront of Vanier Park, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit Shakespeare festivals, in its 26th year. This year’s shows are King Lear, The Comedy of Errors, Love Labour’s Lost and Shakespeare’s Rebel.

Date: June 4 to September 26
Location: Vanier Park, Vancouver

Robson Square Summer Dance Series

Every Friday night this summer come down to Robson Square for a night of square-dancing fun. Start of with a free beginner dance lesson and dance the night away.

Date: June 26 to August 28
Location: Robson Square, Vancouver

Sunday Afternoon Salsa

Salsa Dancing returns to Robson Square for the Summer 2015 season, every Sunday in July and August starting July 5.

Date: Starts July 5
Location: Vancouver, Robson Sqaure

Outdoor movies in Stanley Park

Presented by Evo and FreshAirCinema, come down to Stanley Park every Tuesday night this summer starting July 7 for a free outdoor movie. Stay tuned for the announcement of movies on June 16 here on Vancity Buzz.

Date: Every Tuesday night, July 7 to August 25
Location: Stanley Park

Theatre Under the Stars

In the heart of Stanley Park, come to see both amateur and professional actors present Oliver and Hairspray on alternating nights, right under the stars.

Date: July 10 to August 22
Location: Malkin Bowl at Stanley Park, Vancouver

Queer Arts Festival

Viewed as one of the top five queer arts and culture festivals worldwide, the Queer Arts Festival (QAF) is an annual artist-run professional multi-disciplinary arts festival at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre in Vancouver.

Date: July 23 to August 7
Location: Vancouver, Roundhouse Theatre

Harmony Arts Festival

This West Vancouver festival features great music, family fun, showcases visual arts and delicious food.

Date: July 31 to August 9
Location: West Vancouver

Vancouver Queer Film Festival

For 27 years, this festival has run in hopes to illuminate the transformative moments in the lives of queer people by showcasing queer films.

Date: August 13 to 23
Location: Various locations, Vancouver

MusicFest Vancouver 

Each year for 10 days in August, Vancouver concert venues host Musicfest, a series of jazz, classical and world concerts.

Date: August 5 to 11
Location: Vancouver

Squamish Valley Music Festival

Drake, Sam Smith, and Mumford and Sons headline this music festival set in the heart of the Squamish Valley.

Date: August 6 to 9
Location: Squamish

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