If you can’t walk, cycle or transit to the event, consider a Modo!
Aug 4 — Celebration of Light
One last night this Saturday! The Honda Celebration of Light festival features live music and a world-class fireworks competition with pyrotechnic displays by a different country each night. The fireworks blast off at 10:00pm but there is also live music and other fun activities starting in the early afternoon. The fireworks once again take off from the water by English Bay Beach. The main daytime festivities, however, are at the festival’s relatively new location at Second Beach in Stanley Park. Learn more here.
Aug 6-11 — Vancouver Mural Festival
The return of the 3rd Annual Vancouver Mural Festival begins on Monday August 6th and culminates with a street party on Saturday August 11, 2018. The focus this year is once again mostly on an eclectic range of local and regional artists from diverse backgrounds from gallery-centric fine art, tattoo, street art, graffiti, traditional and contemporary indigenous design, and more. Learn more here.
Aug 5 — 40th Annual Vancouver Pride Parade
A celebration. A protest. A party. A place to take up space. An opportunity to don our finest and shiniest. A chance to recognize how far we have come and reflect on where we need to go from here. Ask ten different people and you will receive ten different answers on what the Pride Parade means to them. Whatever your reason, you and your friends are invited to come on out for the 2018 Vancouver Pride Parade! Learn more here.
Aug 9 - 19 — Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Modo is proud to sponsor the 30th annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival. Celebrating the best in independent queer cinema, the Festival takes place from August 9-19 at various theatres around the city. As Vancouver's second largest film festival and Western Canada's largest queer arts event, the Festival hosts performances, workshops, panels, parties and more. With over 70 films from 15 countries, this year's Festival Spotlights include: decolonizing discipline(s): a two-spirit showcase; RISE: Youth Spotlight; Trans Women On Screen Spotlight; and a Spotlight on The Artist. For more information, visit www.queerfilmfestival.ca.
All summer long — Vancouver Farmers Markets
Vancouver Farmers Markets run seven weekly summer market locations where you can discover the abundance of local, fresh food grown right here in BC, direct from the people who grow it. Learn more here.