5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (August 15-21)

Your weekly roundup of the top events in the city, including art exhibitions, local theatre, restaurant openings, concerts, film, markets and other to-dos we think you’ll love. If you have a Vancouver event you’d like to submit for consideration, send an email to dwright@canadawide.com.

Read on for this week’s lineup.


1. Meow Fest

August 20

The festival for feline lovers is here: connect with the cat community, meet locally famous cats, watch interactive performances and shop at the marketplace that’s full of items perfect for your fave furry friends. Plus, if you are currently cat-free but are looking to change that, there is an adoption corner with cats and tiny kittens available.

When: August 20
Where: Rocky Mountaineer Station
Cost: From $27
More Info: meowfest.com

Beanstock Coffee Fest

2. Beanstock Coffee Festival

August 20-21

This fest is perfect for those looking for a little pep in their step. Beanstock is hosting a weekend full of unlimited tasting, coffee demos, competitions and more. The event is hosting 20 different roasters and next-level espresso machines to pull top tier caffeine all weekend.

When: August 20-21
Where: The Roundhouse Community Centre
Cost: From $40
More Info: beanstockfestival.coffee

Come From Away

3. Come From Away

August 16-28

From Broadway to Vancouver, Come From Away tells the true story of 7,000 airline passengers stranded on 9/11 in a small town in Newfoundland. Culture clashes turn into gratitude and enduring friendships on the day the world stopped.

When: August 16-28
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Cost: From $77
More Info: vancouver.broadway.com

Picnic and Bubbles

4. Picnic and Bubbles

August 21

Take part in Les Dames d’Escoffier BC’s newest fundraiser and support women in hospitality and Food Banks BC by purchasing a picnic from one of Vancouver’s top restaurants (including L’Abattoir and Juke). Each picnic for two includes a main dish, two sides, dessert, and a bottle of something bubbly. You pick up your picnic from a decided upon location but can take your meal anywhere your heart desires.

When: August 21
Where: Various locations
Cost: $150
More Info: lesdames.ca

Country Fest

5. Sage and Solace Farm Country Celebration

August 20

Get your country on in Langley at Sage and Solace Farm—they’re hosting an evening that includes a western-themed four-course picnic (including maple-bacon cornbread, coffee-rubbed bavette steak, smoked chicken and more), plus live country music, line-dancing lessons and prizes.

When: August 20
Where: Sage and Solace Farm
Cost: $160.15 for two
More Info: eventbrite.ca