Our (gay) guide to summer

Despite what appears to be a slow start to Vancouver’s summer weather, a little rain never stopped us Vancouverites from celebrating the summer season in style.

Our gay guide to Vancouver's summer.Vancouver comes alive during the summer with plenty of activities happening indoors and out.

From the Canada Day celebrations on July 1st to the fireworks over English Bay through to the Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival and the Vancouver Queer Film Festival in August there are a ton of things to do in Vancouver during the summer.

So slap on the suncreen, put on your big floppy hat (and maybe keep the umbrella handy just in case ) and get ready as we present our pick of things to do in July and August in and around Vancouver.

August 2010

03 New Westminster has Pride too!  Check out the inaugural Pride celebrations in the Royal City from August 3rd through 7th.
04 ITSAZOO returns to the great outdoors at Queen Elizabeth Park with an irreverent modern adaptation of Robin Hood. August 4-7, 10-14 and 17-19.
06 MusicFest Vancouver opens August 6th with more than 40 classical, world and jazz concerts and events in nine favourite Vancouver venues – everything from large ensembles to stellar solo performances.
12 For 22 days in August, the celluloid closet is flung as wide open as possible as the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Vancouver’s second largest film festival, takes over the city with movies from all over the world with a queer perspective.
21 It’s like having the country visit the city as the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) celebrates 100 years when it opens on August 21st with agricultural displays and competitions, free entertainment, rides at Playland and of course, lots of cotton candy.

Be sure to visit our online calendar of events for a complete listing of events happening in and around Vancouver in August.

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