And just like that…it’s already the August Long Weekend! BC Day us upon us bringing it’s usual host of activities to our picks, although in re-imagined ways.
Pride: Vancouver Pride’s 2020 reimagined #VanVirtualPride is underway bringing you a variety of events and entertainment right to your living room.
Powell: The 44th Annual Powell Street Festival celebrating Japanese culture in Vancouver has made a COVID pivot into a LIVE online Telethon August 1, 2020 from 2pm to 7pm on powellstreetfestival.com
PPE: Firehall Arts Centre brings pride to the East Side with Pride Performance Empowers (PPE) Weekend, three days of theatre, drag and music centred on the Firehall’s outdoor courtyard.
History: Join Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours for the Really Gay History Tour a two hour exploration of Vancouver’s remarkable LGBTQ2+ history
Latincouver: Continuing until August 9th, Carnaval del Sol brings the sounds, flavours and dances of Latin America to the people of Metro Vancouver online, at local restaurants or smaller in-person events.
Symphony: Vancouver Island Symphony is bringing back live music for the summer with a series of small, physically distanced, pop-up sessions this July and August throughout mid-Vancouver Island.
Patio: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays take a seat outside for a cocktail or BBQ at the Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Pop-Up Patio in the hotels forecourt.
Centennial: The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Art celebrates its namesake’s extraordinary life and legacy, To Speak With a Golden Voice, run until April 11, 2021
Amusement: Playland, the Vancouver Summer tradition has reopened to bring some fun and thrills, albeit with new health and safety protocols.
Anthropologie: MOA at UBC has reopened its doors, in perparation for its timely upcoming exhibition, Kent Monkman’s Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience, on display from August 6, 2020 to January 3, 2021.
Activities: If you want to head outdoors for your entertainment there’s a host of summer activities offering great savings this year. Check out these Vancouver Attractions for summer fun