• A view of buildings in Vancouver Downtown, including the Sinclair Centre in red brick and the Harbour Centre with an ornamental needle pointing skyward. The Sinclair Centre is an older building in Downtown Vancouver, built with grey stone on the lower level of the building and red brick for the higher storeys.
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posted by: Days Inn Vancouver Downtown on: July 30, 2019
posted by Simona K. 

July is slowly turning into August and Vancouver has more exciting events ready for its visitors! It’s impossible to attend everything that is happening in this beautiful city, and for that reason, we selected a few events you can’t miss!


After Hours Pride 2019 At Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver Aquarium will join the Pride Week celebrations with another fabulous After Hours event. Interesting talk about animal sex and high-energy performances will keep everyone on their toes at this adult-only gathering. Put on your finest dress, grab a drink and meet the Aquarium’s inhabitants outside the usual business hours. 


When: August 1st between 7-11pm August 1, 7 - 11 p.m.August 1, 7 - 11 p.m.

Where: Vancouver Aquarium, Stanley Park


Community Paddling Day

Did you ever want to paddle on a dragon boat? Dragon Zone Paddling Club will show you how to paddle like a pro! Join Community Paddling Days and enjoy free 45-minute session on a dragon boat. The sessions start at 12 PM, 1 PM or 2 PM. 

When: August 10, 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Where: Creekside Community Centre, 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver

Friday Night Live at Hastings Racecourse 

Friday Night Live will start your weekend off with some racing action, drinks, food and live Dj nights! The Friday Night Live series will take place from July 19th to September 6th with 7 pm start.  The event is free and anyone past 10 years is welcome to come and enjoy a night with friends and family! 


Here’s a look at their playlist you can expect:

80s Flashback Friday — August 2

Ladies Night — August 9

Bad n Bougee — August 16

Tropical Vibes Only — August 23

90s Old School Hip Hop and R&B — August 30

Endless Summer — September 6


When: Fridays, July 19 to September 6 at 7:00 pm

Where: Hastings Racecourse – 188 North Renfrew Street, Vancouver


Classic Car Shows - Maple Ridge

A&W classic car shows are a popular summer tradition in Maple Ridge. The name of this recurring event says it all so if you are a classic car enthusiast, come and enjoy the show every Thursday until August 29, 2019.

When: July 4, 2019 - August 29, 2019 

Where: 228th Street and Lougheed, Maple Ridge BC

Dog Days

Dog Days is a dog-friendly photography exhibition of our best friends. Today, we are bombarded with photos of dogs on social media, prominently in visual culture through Instagram feeds, viral videos, memes, and others. This exhibition features contemporary works, classic images, and vintage photographs from several local archives and collections. You will discover how dogs have shaped, and are shaped by, human society. 

When: June 25, 2019 - September 1, 2019

Where: The Polygon, 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver 

Compound 2019

Compound returns to Vancouver 3rd year in a row to celebrate music, community record labels which call Vancouver home. This annual free party held at Monstercat HQ in Railtown will entertain you with live electronic music on two stages, live art, video games, music education, merch, food trucks and much more. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. 


When: August 24, 2019

Where: Monstercat HQ, 380 Railway Street, Vancouver


Cosmic Nights - AI: The Changing Face of Technology

Are you space or a technology nerd? Cosmic Nights is a perfect event for you! Learn more about current missions and hot topics in astronomy and space exploration in this fun evening of science. There will be a custom planetarium show, guest lecturer, music, drinks, science demonstrations and trivia at this 19+ event. AI is changing the face of technology so join us and learn more about the future beyond 2029. 

When: August 22, 2019

Where: H.R.Macmillan Space Centre, Vanier Park, 1100 Chestnut Street


What are your plans for August? Let us know if you know about an event we can't miss! Share your experience with us  on our Facebook page or post your pictures on Instagram and use the tag #mydaysinnvan.