North & West Vancouver Events @ Glance JULY

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Shipyards Night Markets

Thursday & Friday Nights until Friday, October 25  5:00pm – 10:00pm  FREE
A North Vancouver tourist and community evening showcasing Canadian made products, unique food, art, and local entertainment. Enjoy the sights, sunsets and shop, eat and be entertained.
The Shipbuilders’ Square   15 Wallace Mews 
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Summerfest Feel Good Fridays

Fridays  12:00pm – 1:00pm  FREE
Every Friday afternoon until August 30, re-energize at lunch with Live Fit Studio in a variety of fitness classes, including Zumba and Body Strength & Core. All levels welcome and participation is free.
Lonsdale Quay Market  123 Carrie Cates  
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Summer Concert Series 2013

Fridays  7:00pm – 9:00pm  FREE
Enjoy a concert in either Edgemont Village, Lynn Valley Village or Deep Cove. This is a fun filled evening with live music and lots of dancing. Concerts are on Friday nights from July 5 – August 23.
Edgemont Village
Adam Woodall Band (Folk/Rock)
Lynn Valley Village 
Mazacote (Latin)
Concerts in the Cove
The Bobcats (Classic Pop/Rock)
Visit the website for more information and to enter the contest.

Artisan Farmers’ Market

Saturdays until Saturday, October 26 10:00am – 3:00pm  FREE
Conventional and organic produce, jam, jelly, vinegar, salsa, sauces, baking, honey, maple syrup, tea, eggs, local artisans with pottery, wood work, jewelry, soap and live music. The Farmers’ Market also features a book swap, kids play area and featured entertainment.
Lonsdale Quay Market  123 Carrie Cates Court
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Salsa by the Sea

Every Thursday in July & August 2013 – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm – $6 drop-in
Ferry Building Gallery – Foot of 14th & Bellevue
The Ferry Building Gallery presents SALSA by the Sea with Doris Angela Maria of Thursday evenings – Weather permitting Do you love the music, rhythms and dance of Latin America? Visit the website for more information

Family Festival at Loutet Farm

Saturday, July 20  10:30am – 2:30pm  FREE
Vancity is hosting a Family Festival at Loutet Farm to celebrate their members and community partners. Activities will include; garden tours, face painting, balloon artist, bouncy castle, plus you can learn about gardening, composting, recycling and honeybees. Bring your family and a picnic and celebrate the bounty of summer!
Loutet Farm  East 14th Street and Rufus
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District Library Gallery: Tina Townsend

Artist Reception – Saturday, July 20  2:00pm – 4:00pm  FREE
Tina Townsend is inspired by how the slightest change in light can recreate a new moment, feeling or mood.  Her use of bold fluid strokes of deep blues, purples and pinks express energy and movement in her semi abstracted landscapes. Tina is a passionate artist who gets entranced in her creations, through them she hopes to inspire a moment of passion in the lives of others. The exposition runs until Tuesday, September 27.
Second Floor – Lynn Valley Main Library  1277 Lynn Valley Road  604.984.0286
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Summerfest Dance Saturdays

Saturdays  2:00pm – 4:00pm  FREE
Every Saturday until August 31, Salsa Studio will be teaching free cultural dance lessons and social dancing for all levels during Lonsdale Quay’s Summerfest. Each event begins with an interactive lesson where you will learn to salsa, meringue and bachata while enjoying the cool ocean breeze at one of Vancouver’s most beautiful outdoor dance spaces. 
Lonsdale Quay Market  123 Carrie Cates  
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Cates Park Concert Series

Saturdays  4:00pm – 7:00pm  FREE
The Cates Park Concert Series is a free, outdoor concert series and occurs on Saturdays in July and August from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on the waterfront stage in front of the food consession in Cates Park.  This series provides the opportunity for exposure for original bands and artists to the local community.
Cates Park  4100 Dollarton Highway  
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Summerfest Concert Series Sunday

Sundays  7:00pm – 9:00pm  FREE
Enjoy a free live concert  every Sunday until September 1, featuring a different music genre each week including returning favourites and world renowned performers. There is something to please every musical taste. 
Lonsdale Quay Market  123 Carrie Cates Court 
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Civic Plaza Farmers’ Market

Wednesdays  12:00pm – 5:00pm  FREE
You can shop for all your grocery needs at this Farmers’ Market at City Hall and beside the Library on Lonsdale. This market features items such as organic beef and lamb, honey, fresh produce, lots of berries, bakers, jewelry and artisans. The Civic Plaza Farmers’ Market runs until Wednesday, October 16.
Civic Plaza  114 West 14th Street
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Waterfront Theatrical Walking Tours with Shipyard Sal & Sam

Wednesdays to Saturdays July and August 1:30pm & 3:00pm  FREE
Singing, dancing and story-telling, watch the history of the shipyards come to life! Dressed as 1940s shipyard workers, Shipyard Sam and Sal from the North Vancouver Museum & Archives will regale you with funny and dramatic stories of Burrard Dry Dock during World War II. Tours happen all summer from Wednesday to Saturday at 1:30 and 3:00pm from the foot of Lonsdale Avenue. 
Shipbuilders’ Square  15 Wallace Mews  604.990.3700 ext.8008 
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MEC North Vancouver Race Three 5/10 km

Saturday, July 27  9:00am – 11:30am  $15
This is MEC’s third race in their Running Series! They are excited to be back running on the beautiful Seymour Valley Trailway located in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve. The overall top three finishers in each distance will receive a custom medal. There will be free JJ Bean Coffee, bananas and thanks to North Shore Sports Medicine, complimentary massages at the finish line!
Seymour Valley Trailway  5200 Lillooet Road  604.990.4417
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Concerts in the Square

Saturday, August 3 – Saturday, August 17  6:00pm – 9:00pm  FREE
Children’s Festival  – Saturday, August 24 12:00pm – 4:00pm  FREE 
Seniors Strawberry Tea – Sunday, August 25  12:00pm – 3:00pm  FREE
The City of North Vancouver announces the return of its highly successful music series, Concerts in the Square. This year’s Concerts in the Square summer series will present free contemporary concerts on Saturdays in August. The successful onsite feature ‘Art on the Pier’ will also return, promoting local artists, photographers and painters whose work will be displayed along the waterfront walkway in a series of themed art exhibits.
Shipbuilders’ Square  15 Wallce Mews
For more information and to see the concerts line-up visit their facebook page at

Harmony Arts Festival

Friday, Aug 02 – 10, 2013 – 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Ambleside Landing, John Lawson Park and other seaside venues

Harmony Arts Festival Friday, August 02, 2013 The Harmony Arts Festival celebrates its 23rd anniversary, highlighting the talent of North Shore artists, sharing the value of arts appreciation and creation and building community pride and participation. Experience the arts through exhibitions, demonstrations, concerts, art market and more.

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Sultans of String in Concert at The Railway Club

Sunday, Aug 04, 2013 The Railway Club
JUNO Award nominees Sultans of String thrill their audiences with their global sonic tapestry of Spanish Flamenco, Arabic folk, Cuban rhythms, and French Manouche Gypsy-jazz, celebrating musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity. Fiery violin dances with rumba-flamenco guitar while a funk bass lays down unstoppable grooves….

Glotman Simpson Cypress Challenge

Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 – Cypress Mountain
On Saturday, August 17th hundreds will challenge themselves for a fun filled 5 or 12km ride up Cypress. 100% of all proceeds benefit the BC Cancer Foundation’s new Pancreas Centre BC. Ready for the challenge? 

Tegan and Sara – Most Nights Summer Tour

Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 – Ambleside Park
Tegan and Sara – Most Nights Summer Tour Saturday, August 31, 2013 Part of the Most Nights Summer Tour, Grammy-nominated group fun. will be performing live with indie pop duo Tegan and Sara in West Vancouver’s Ambleside Park. Tickets go on-sale to the general public on Friday, April 12 at 10 a.m. Pre-sale tickets for the show start…