Summer fun: Bard On The Beach, MusicFest, street parties, outdoor films and much more
As always, there's no shortage of events happening this weekend in Vancouver. Lots of theatrical events from Bard On The Beach to outdoor movie nights with Summer Screen at the Village. Or if you'd rather be a little more active, check out the salsa dancing in Robson Square or get your dance moves on at Music Fest.
1. Bard On The Beach
Nightly until Sept 24 | Vanier Park | 8 PM + Matinees | $21 - $40
Every summer, Bard On The Beach Shakespeare Festival brings to life the magic of Shakespeare’s great plays. The festival is located on the waterfront in Vanier Park. Staged in two open-ended performance tents, the theatre productions are set against the magnificent skyline of mountains, sea and city.
2. MusicFest Vancouver
Aug 5-14 | All around Vancouver | Price varies
From a gala opening concert with Sarah McLachlan and the
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra to a day of accordion music and jazz in Christ Church Cathedral, MusicFest Vancouver has something for
everyone. Each year, for 10 days in August, concert venues throughout
Vancouver play host to unforgettable musical experiences that bring
enthusiastic and adventurous music lovers together with some of the
most talented artists in the world. (Photo credit: Stefanie Pielahn)
3. Granville St. Pedestrian Weekends incl. BrazilFest
Aug 6th & 7th | 9AM-9PM | Granville St, Smithe-Hastings | Free
Come join the party on the street all summer long. Next Saturday check out the Underworld Game of Skate show where they have some amazing skateboarders lined up. There's also Brazil Fest, which should be super fun -- be ready for great food and fantastic live music. On Sunday, take free walking tours of Granville Street, and watch breakdancing in the afternoon.