Labour Day long weekend events from CBC Radio One's 'On the Coast'
The team at On The Coast has put together a list of fun events for you to enjoy this long weekend
It's the last weekend of summer and we've got you covered on how to enjoy it, rain or shine. Here are five things to check out this long weekend.
1. Tap Dance Festival
The 2014 Vancouver International Tap Festival kicks off August 28 to 31. The theme of this year's tap extravaganza is Grace. Tap star Michelle Dorrance is headlining Saturday night and 20 other renowned artists will be performing. The festival is celebrating its 15th anniversary.
- All performances are held at the Norman Rothstein Theatre - 950 W. 41st Ave., Vancouver
2. Victory Square Dance Party
Some call it the "end of summer party" and this year it's happening on August 31st. Local musicians and DJs will gather at Victory Square Park in Downtown Vancouver for a free outdoor music festival that happens every year to mark the end of summer.
- Victory Square Park (at Cambie and Hastings)
3. Vancouver Latin American Film Festival
The 12th Vancouver Latin American Film Festival will shine a spotlight on Chilean films this year. The festival will also feature work from Spain's Basque country and from indigenous filmmakers from B.C. and Oaxaca, Mexico.
- Various Venues, Vancouver
4. Squamish Pow Wow
The Squamish Nation's 27th Annual Youth Powwow will feature dancers in full regalia and traditional food like bannock. The festival runs from August 29 to 31.
- Capilano Reserve Park, 100 Mathias Road, West Vancouver, BC V7P 1P7
5. Douglas Coupland Exhibit
This is the final weekend to catch Vancouver artist Douglas Coupland's exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Coupland is known for his focus on the power of language as well as the influence of technology in people's lives. He works across mediums, from installation and painting to photography, prints and quilts. You have until September 1st to go and see for yourself what his giant “Gumhead” sculpture is all about.
- Vancouver Art Gallery