The heat wave is over, the rain may threaten to fall, but summer fun must go on. Here are five things to check out this weekend courtesy of the On The Coast team.
Vancouver Folk Festival
Load up your miniature lawn chairs and your tarp on to your beach cruiser and head off to Jericho to bop along to a weekend of great music. Joan Baez, Andrew Bird, and the Born Ruffians, to name a few.
Pemberton Music Festival
Further north, the Pemberton Music Festival is back. Six years ago, a different team of organizers had problems with the venue and trampled all over the goodwill of the Pemberton locals.
This time around, organizers promise a well-run extravaganza. Headliners include Nine Inch Nails, the Flaming Lips, and Snoop Dogg.
Richmond Your Kontinent Film Festival
The "Your Kontinent: Richmond International Film & Media Arts Festival" is a ten day event with more than 40 international films, live performances, workshops, and even a drive-in movie. The festival aims to present art that celebrates difference.
Daytime dancing in New West
Deejays, dancers, and picnics in a public space. The Vancouver Urban Space Initiative wants us all to get out and have more fun in our parks. They'll provide the music. You provide the moves.
Saturday, 1-9 PM on the New West Pier.
Splash around with the whole family! If it's raining, bonus for you -- there will be fewer people. Just stay away from the outdoor pools if lightning strikes.