Artisan Farmers’ Markets; many markets Saturdays & Sundays;

Off the Eaten Track:  Culinary Walking Tours;

Vancouver Farmers Markets; many farmers markets Saturdays & Sundays;

Every week to Aug. 21st – Evo Summer Cinema: Stanley Park, Ceperley Meadow, Second Beach; free lawn seating;

Movies at Sundown, Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza; bring lawn chair and a blanket; free;

Outdoor Summer Movie Series, Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza; films start at dusk; free;

August 1st – 12th – Mamma Mia!; Stanley Theatre, Arts Club; smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA.;

August 1st – 17th – 6th Annual Summer Repertory Festival; Jericho Arts Centre;

August 1st – 18th – Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) – Cinderella and 42nd Street alternate, 8:00 pm;

August 1st – Sept. 22nd – Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival; Vanier Park; Macbeth, As You Like It, Timon of Athens; Lysistrata;

August 4th – 5th – Powell Street Festival; Powell Street area;

August 5th – 40th Annual Pride Parade – 12:00 – 3:00 pm; Robson, Denman Streets and Beach Avenue; activities at Sunset Park.

Aug. 9th – 19th – Monsoon Festival of the Performing Arts; spotlight on South Asian theatre;

Aug. 9th – 19th – Vancouver Queer Film Festival; more than 70 films from 15 countries;

Aug. 11th – Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival, Deer Lake Park; 3:00 pm;

Aug. 11th – Shipped Waterfront Festival; The Shipyards, North Vancouver; noon – 10 pm; four stages of live entertainment; free;

Aug. 11th – Vancouver Mural Festival, The Park Show, Jonathon Rogers Park;

Aug. 11th & 12th – Harmony Arts Festival, Ambleside, West Vancouver; a variety of free events and activities; craft booths;

Aug. 11th, 25th & Sept. 8th – Savour Summer Festival, River District; entertainment, market, local food trucks; free;

Aug. 15th – RCMP Musical Ride; Swanguard Stadium, 5:00 to 9:00 pm;

Aug. 15th – 29th – Coal Harbour Music Festival; PAL Studio; performances by jazz artists; Theatre;;

Aug. 16th – 25th – Tremors Festival of Emerging Talent; Italian Cultural Centre; 3 exciting Canadian playwrights presented by Rumble Theatre;

August 18th – Sept. 3rd – The Fair, Pacific National Exhibition, Hastings Park;

Outside of Vancouver but worth the trip:

August 16th – 19th – Festival of the Written Arts, Sechelt (one ferry ride);