Coming Up in September … Music in the Park
Monday, September 1 12:00 – 5:00pm FREE
What better way to end the summer than spending the day outside listening to great music, visiting local artists at work and soaking up those last rays of summer sun, while taking in the majestic views of the North Shore mountains and the pristine Capilano Reservoir? Take the family and friends, your lawn chairs and pack a picnic lunch (or grab some great fresh, local treats from the food vendors). There will be free activities for the kids from 1:00-4:00pm and free artist demonstrations in many mediums from 12:00-5:00pm by a selection of talented local artists – they will also have artwork for sale.
Where: Cleveland Dam Capilano Road
27th Annual Squamish Nation Youth Powwow
Friday, August 29 – Sunday, August 31 $5
Friday 7:00pm, Saturday 1:00pm & 7:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm
Everyone is invited to attend the Squamish Nation Powwow. This aboriginal dance competition is a fun event for the whole family. There will be aboriginal arts & crafts and a traditional salmon BBQ.
Where: Capilano Reserve Park 100 Mathias Road West Vancouver 604-986-7414
Saturday Summer Sessions
Saturday, August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 | 3:00pm – 10:00pm FREE
Free concert series which takes place on Saturdays, and features free outdoor evening concerts as well as afternoon fun for the family. Activities include free interactive art for kids, face painters, and ‘Painters at the Pier’. Each week you will find a variety of food trucks, local artisan vendors and a beer garden for those 19 years and older. Take the family, take a chair and get ready to have some summer fun on the waterfront in North Vancouver.
Where: Shipbuilder’s Square Foot of Lonsdale Avenue
Shipyards Night Market
Fridays, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Stop by Shipbuilders’ Square for the Shipyards Night Market on Friday nights for great food, art, music, entertainment, and shopping. The festivities in the square kick off at 5pm on Friday nights. On the Shipbuilders’ Stage there is live music until 10pm, showcasing talent from all over BC. The Friday Night Market also includes a Beer and Wine Garden.
Where: Shipbuilders’ Square – 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Thursday, August 7, 14, 21, 28 12:00 – 6:00pm FREE
The Civic Plaza Alfresco Market begins July 31st and continues each Thursday throughout the summer. Stop by for fresh farm produce, artisan breads and pastries, craft beer and wine, locally made specialty foods and live entertainment. Buy fresh and shop local – it’s all right here.
Where: Civic Plaza 141 W 14th Street Visit the website for more information.
Deep Cove Daze
Sunday, August 24 12:00 – 7:00pm FREE
Every August since 1998, the Musart Cultural Society has produced the Deep Cove Daze Community Festival at Panorama Park in beautiful Deep Cove. The festival includes a main stage with bands and entertainment, a kid’s stage, an artisan village featuring all types of arts and crafts, a midway of rides for kids, food fair, sponsor booths, and a beer garden.
Where: Panorama Park Panorama Drive
Visit the website for more information. Learn More
Norgate Open Market
Saturday, August 23 9:00am – 1:00pm FREE
Stop by the 1st ever Open Market at the Norgate Community School. Local vendors will be selling everything from crafts, household goods and local produce. All proceeds from the event will go towards Novaco Daycare which sadly burned down last Christmas. If any vendors are interested in renting a space, please call 604-817-9273.
Where: Norgate Community School 1295 Sowden Street (the market will be in the playground which is on Redwood Street)
Hot Summer Nights with NVC Fire Department
Friday, August 22 6:30 – 8:00pm FREE
Beat the heat with your North Vancouver City Fire Department. Their truck will be at Semisch Park and the whole family can have fun seeing the fire truck, meeting the firefighters, checking out equipment, getting safety advice and enjoying some activities that may include a spritz or two of water. You might want to take a change of clothes for the kids!
Where: Semisch Park West 2nd between Chesterfield Avenue & Mahon Avenue
Concerts in Edgemont
Fridays, August 1, 8 , 15, 22 | 7-9pm
Enjoy live music, dancing, iced beverages, ice cream, frozen yogurt and delicious food from local eateries. Bands are selected to bring vibrant, diverse and fun music to each evening. You will find something to suit every music taste!
August 1 Killarney Band Celtic Party
August 8 Mazacote Latin Dance
August 15 Tiller’s Folly Roots
August 22 Terminal Station Blues/Rock
Where: Edgemont Village – 3100 Edgemont Boulevard, North Vancouver
Live in Lynn Valley Village Concerts
Fridays, August 1, 8 & 15 | 7-9pm
The popular Live in Lynn Valley concert series returns this summer!
Aug 1 Smith & Jones – Country
Aug 8 Souled Out – R&B
Aug 15 Robyn & Ryleigh – Country
Aug 22 Hot Lucy – Rock Hits
Where: Lynn Valley Village, North Vancouver (Lynn Valley Road & Mountain Hwy)
Concerts in the Cove
Fridays, August 1, 8 & 15 | 7-9pm
Concerts in the Cove is a free, outdoor concert series held in Deep Cove’s scenic Panorama Park. The concerts take place on Friday evenings. These concerts are family-friendly, so bring your lawn chairs and get ready to enjoy the music with family and friends.
August 1 The Bobcats Classic Rock
August 8 Steel Toe Boots Country
August 15 Pernell Reichert Band Alternative/Folk
Where: Panorama Park – North Vancouver, BC
Hiking Skills Essentials Workshop
Sunday, August 10 10:00am – 3:00pm $15
This workshop is for new hikers who would like to explore more challenging trails and routes in the North Shore mountains. Hike the Cedars Mill and Headwaters trails with experts from the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, AdventureSmart and Metro Vancouver to learn how to explore safely in the wilder areas of our local regional parks. This workshop is for ages 16 years & up, free weatherproof topographical map included. Register online, course number 5927.
Meet at BC Mills House, Lynn Headwaters Park 604-224-5739 Visit the website for more information.
Saturday, August 16 10:00am – 1:00pm FREE
Do you love pickles? The staff at Loutet Farm do and it’s the perfect time of year to get your pickle on. Learn different techniques, purchase pickling supplies and share your favourite recipes.
Where: Loutet Farm East 14th Avenue & Rufus Avenue 604-987-8138 ext. 231
Cates Park Concert
Aug 2, 9, 16 & 23rd. 4-7pm
The Cates Park Concerts are free outdoor concerts, held each summer in picturesque Cates Park, North Vancouver. The series showcases local bands, featuring talented young artists performing on outdoor stage from 4-7pm on Saturdays.
4pm – Coldwater Road
5pm – Winsome Kind
6pm – The Brothers
4pm – China Syndrome
5pm – The Spheres
6pm – Chatterton Eve
4pm – Goodwood Atoms
5pm – Tea Petrovic
6pm – CC
4pm – Luca Fogale, Alexandria Maillot, oh alexandra
5pm – Amy Dreyer, Liam Sturgess, Colby Ramsay
6pm – Kaylee Johnston, John Lyon, Chris Ronald
Where: Cates Park/ Whey-ah-Wichen – 4100 Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver
Summer Civic Plaza Craft Fair
August 23th 2014 11:00am-4:00pm
Looking for a place to get unique, handmade products? If so, be sure to visit one of the Summer Craft fairs at Civic plaza in North Vancouver. Craft fairs are an excellent way to meet the people who make each item. you learn about the process and the materials they use. Items for sale include hand-crafted jewellery and metal work, purses, original artwork, home décor and more.
Where: Civic Plaza (14th & Lonsdale) – 120 14th St W, North Vancouver, BC
Family Movies at the Plaza
August 8 & 22nd. – Sunset
Join the North Vancouver City Library for an outdoor screening of Up! Chairs and blankets welcome. Popcorn and beverages available for purchase. This is an all-ages, family friendly event.
Friday, August 8th 8:40pm – Nut Job
Friday, August 22nd 8:24pm – Frozen
Where: Civic Plaza in front of the Library 120 West 14th Street 604-998-3450 .
Youth Learn to Fish
August 3, 10 & 17 – 10am-12pm
Suited to children ages 5 to 15. Suggested donation $5/youth. No registration required.
These fun, hands-on lessons are perfect for youth and their families. Learn about fish identification, conservation, handling, tackle, rod rigging, and enjoy an hour of fishing. All equipment provided.
Where: Rice Lake – Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, North Vancouver.
More info @ http://www.gofishbc.com/
Harmony Arts Festival
Friday, August 1 to Sunday, August 10 11:00am – 10:00pm FREE
West Vancouver waterfront transforms into a celebration of music, art, food and culture during the Harmony Arts Festival.
Where: West Vancouver from 14th Street to 17th Street along the waterfront
Full Calendar of activities here: http://harmonyarts.ca/calendar/