Maybe you already spent your vacation budget, maybe you’re about to splurge on a holiday in August. Either way, when are free events not appealing? Summer in Vancouver has more free events and festivals than any other time of year, and there’s only one month left to take advantage.
From pop-up piano concerts to fireworks and parades, here are 8 free things to do in Vancouver in August.
8 Free Things to Do in Vancouver in August
Every summer, Vancouver enjoy some spectacular pyrotechnics over English Bay. Lucky for Kits residents, we can head down to our beach to enjoy them.
650,000+ spectators and participants turn out for thr annual Pride Parade which winds its way though downtown Vancouver and the West End. After the spectacle, the party continues at the Pride Fest (also free) at Sunset Beach.
In honour of our Japanese Canadian Community, this free annual festival has awesome eats, music, arts, crafts, and kids’ activities.
Musically inclined? Share your talents and tickle some ivories in public at one of the “pop up” public pianos set up throughout Vancouver by Keys to the Streets.
Every summer, Salsa Vancouver offers free outdoor salsa dances and classes at Vancouver’s famous Robson Square.
Watch a sexy act or pretend you’re on the set of Dirty Dancing and participate at this free dance event series made possible by DanceSport BC.
Meet your maker, check out cool cooking demos, get menu inspiration and socialize at Kitsilano farmers market.
Shipyards Night Market in North Vancouver, unlike the Chinatown Night Market in RIchmond, has no cover and boasts live music, local growers, and a beer garden.
Last modified: August 3, 2014