While Vancouver isn’t expected to see much rain until next week, there are plenty of ways to stay cool and still enjoy the last bit of summer. With plenty of high-energy concerts going on this weekend, you’ll definitely want to put on your dancing shoes. From the annual Monstercat Compound block party to the Oak + Fort warehouse sale, here are 10 of the best things to do in Vancouver this weekend (August 25-27).

Monstercat Compound


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Ready for an iconic block party, Vancouver? The independent record label Monstercat is back with its sixth annual instalment of Monstercat Compound this wekeend, a free, all-ages block party celebrating the best artists on the label and beyond.

When: Saturday, August 26th
Where: Railway Street


Known for their iconic ’90s hits like “Turn Back Time,” “Doctor Jones,” and “Barbie Girl,” Aqua is a guaranteed smash at any concert of theirs. So get ready to sing along on August 26th, and even if you’ve got some Barbie-esque accessories to don, even better!

When: Saturday, August 26th
Where: 2901 East Hastings
Cost: $25 to $72 + Fair Gate admission

Sponsored Pick: Flats Fest in Vancouver

There’s a new community festival coming to South Flats, and it has everything from food and entertainment to a free group workout beforehand. Flats Fest is a creative celebration for all to enjoy featuring live music, a local artisan market, a collaborative art project, and fun for the whole family.

When: Saturday, August 26th from 2 PM to 6 PM
Where: 565 Great Northern Way, Vancouver
Cost: Free admission

Oak + Fort Warehouse Sale

Known for its sleek, minimalist designs and focus on sustainable wear, it’s no shock that Oak + Fort has become such an essential brand in Vancouver and beyond. And this weekend, you can load up on deals from the brand’s annual warehouse sale, which features a mix of women’s and men’s apparel, accessories, homeware, and more – and up to 80% off!

When: Thursday, August 24th to Sunday, August 27th
Where: 999 Canada Place, Vancouver Convention Centre – Exhibition Hall A East

Vance Joy

This Friday, Vance Joy (known for his global hit “Riptide” and debut EP) is performing at none other than Deer Lake Park in Burnaby. So if you’re a fan of the artist or the genre, or simply looking for a fun Friday evening concert to enjoy outdoors, you know where to look.

The concert starts at 5 p.m., and while tickets are currently sold out, the event page says to check back soon – so there’s still hope!

When: Friday, August 25th
Where: 6450 Deer Lake Avenue
Cost: Check back for tickets soon

BC Lions vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats 

The BC Lions are up against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats this weekend at BC Place – so if you’re looking to do some cheering and snacking on stadium eats, you know where to head. The game starts at 4 pm.

When: Saturday, August 26th
Where: 777 Pacific Boulevard
Cost: $25+

Sponsored pick: Get your groove on at the Granville Block Party 

Get ready to groove at the ultimate free family-friendly bash: the Granville Block Party is happening this weekend! Head to Granville and Robson for two days of star-studded performances, market vendors, arts & crafts, tasty treats, and summer celebrations.

When: Saturday, August 26th and Sunday, August 27th from 1 PM – 7 PM
Where: Robson & Granville intersection (700 & 800 blocks)
Cost: Free

Billy Idol


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The man, the myth, and the legend himself is coming to Vancouver this weekend. Now 46 years into his recording career, Billy Idol is an ever-evolving talent, and the definition of a “rock star” if there ever was one.

While tickets are currently sold out on the PNE’s website, you can snag a last-minute Floor GA ticket for $154 USD.

When: Sunday, August 27th
Where: 2901 East Hastings
Cost: $154 USD

Theatre Under the Stars


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This Saturday marks the finale of this year’s Theatre Under the Stars season, which transforms Stanley Park’s Malkin Bowl into a special summer stage every year. Currently, there are still tickets left for“The Prom” on Friday, August 25th at 8 pm.

When: Saturday, August 26th
Where: Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park
Cost: $45 for GA

Vancouver Canadians

Before baseball season wraps up, why not head to the Nat Bailey Stadium for a game or two? This weekend, the Vancouver Canadians are up against the Spokane Indians.

When: Friday, August 25th to Sunday, August 27th
Where: 4601 Ontario Street
Cost: $10+

And that’s a wrap on the weekend, Vancouver! We hope it’s a great one.