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The Best of August Events

7 Aug

Free Movies in Stanley Park

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One of the most popular summertime events in Vancouver returns! The Evo Summer Cinema Series at Stanley Park – “in the park after dark” free outdoor movies – returns every Tuesday from July 7 to August 25.

WHEN

August 11 – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
August 18 – Jurassic Park
August 25 – Tomorrowland

Every Tuesday @ Dusk…Check sunset times here

WHERE

Ceperley Meadows (Second Beach) – Stanley Park

International Summer Night Market

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The International Summer Night Market at Vulcan Way in Richmond runs every Friday to Sunday from May 8 to September 27. Learn more here

WHEN

Fridays and Saturdays at 6 to 11 p.m.
Sundays at 6 to 10 p.m.

WHERE

12631 Vulcan Way – Richmond

Salsa Dancing at Robson Square

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Robson Square will be kicking off free annual salsa events will be back starting July 5, every Sunday afternoon from 3:30 to 7 p.m. for a total of nine Sundays.

Free lessons begin earlier on in the day taught by professional salsa dancers, which are followed by a dance show at 5 p.m. filled with some of Vancouver’s best performers.

WHEN

Every Sunday @ 3:30 PM

WHERE

Robson Square – 800 Robson Street

Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival

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On August 15, the zaniest event of the year is back in Whistler, BC: the famous Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival! Participants from across the globe will dash after an 11-pound wheel of Canadian cheese as it rolls down Blackcomb Mountain. This festival in the Upper Village of Blackcomb is fun for the whole family and includes cheese seminars, a Canadian cheese market, recipe demos, and activities for children. This is a FREE event! Learn more here.

WHEN

August 15 @ 12-4 PM (Cheese races)

WHERE

4545 Blackcomb Way – Whistler

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Vancouver’s Best Inexpensive Dates

3 Jul

Summer is the perfect time for cheap dates because all the great outdoor activities in Vancouver. From exploring the wilderness to basking in the sun, Vancouver has many fun date activities There are also many free events over the summer to enjoy, why pay for a date ever again?

Go for picnic in Stanley Park

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Make some class PB&Js and head out for a lovely picnic. Beat the heat by finding a shady spot to set up ,or get a nice summer glow eating in the sun. After your meal you can bike around the seawall, or enjoy a nice walk. A picnic date is perfect for brunch, lunch, or dinner because you can enjoy the warm summer day, or watch a lovely summer sunset.

Go on a Gelato tasting tour of the city

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Gelato is perfect for a hot summer day and with so many gelato shops throughout the downtown, you can try every flavour and run off before you annoy the employees. Great for silly or indecisive couples who have to try every flavour before deciding on one.

Maps: gelato+vancouver

Check out some free Festivals and Events 

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From music to cultural events, Vancouver has many different festivals to attend this summer at no cost. Plan a late night date in late July to watch the Celebration of Lights amazing fireworks display. Or enjoy a daytime date and attend one of the many music festivals such as the Folk Fest.

Check out all the events at tourismvancouver.com

Spend a day of one of Vancouver’s beautiful beaches

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Have a picnic, swim, make sand castles, do whatever your heart desires! The beach is a great place to relax with your sweetie all summer long. From day to night, the beach is a great place for dates.

Check our favourites beaches to plan your beach date now. vancouvers-5-best-beaches

The Vancouver International Jazz Festival is Tomorrow!

17 Jun

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The Vancouver International Jazz Festival, featuring amazing acts from all over the world, is happening June 18-21 at Robson Square and Vancouver Art Gallery block and end in David Lam Park.

The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival is produced by the Coastal Jazz and Blues Society. 1800 Musicians will perform in over 300 shows (150 are FREE to the public), in 35 Venues throughout Vancouver.

Festival goers will be able to enjoy two more days of music downtown with live music gracing the Robson Square and Vancouver Art Gallery block on Thursday and Friday, June 18-19 as well as Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21.The festival will once again close with a two-day weekend of outdoor jazz at David Lam Park.

Confirmed musical acts for the 2015 downtown jazz four-day weekend include vocal group Naturally 7, Portland-based lounge band Pink Martini, and New York City fusion band Snarky Puppy.

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For complete details regarding the 2015 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival and related events, visit coastaljazz.ca.