Events


Jul
10
Wed
QUEEN & Adam Lambert @ Rogers Arena
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
QUEEN & Adam Lambert @ Rogers Arena

NEWS11130 presents “An Evening with Queen and Adam Lambert”.

The Rhapsody Tour stops off in Vancouver in July 10th 2019.

Reserved Seating / All ages

Doors:  6:30PM

Show:  8:00PM

Aug
4
Sun
Sunset Beach Festival @ Sunset Beach
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunset Beach Festival @ Sunset Beach

August 4, 2019 – 11am-6pm
Sunset Beach, 1204 Beach Avenue

Join us for a festival along beautiful Sunset Beach with a Main Stage, Community Zone, Family Fun Zone, beer garden, food trucks, interactive art and more!

Come by after the Parade or come early and dance all day beside the water! We will be ready for you.

****Getting to Sunset Beach****

Road closures and transit information will be posted closer to the event date.

****Access Information****

If you require any assistance related to accessibility or have any questions please contact accessibility@vancouverpride.ca.

Accessible gender neutral portapotties are available.

ASL Interpretation will be provided on the Main Stage.

Additional access information will be provided closer to the event date.

****Performers****

Stay tuned for an exciting line-up of local musical talent, drag performers.

****Activities****

– Family Fun Zone
– Interactive art pieces
– Community Zone
– Dance lessons provided by Dance in Transit
– Ultimate frisbee with Rain City Ultimate Club
– Stay tuned for much more!

We recognize this event takes place on the unceded, occupied territories of the x?m??kw?y??m (Musqueam), S?wx?wú7mesh (Squamish),and S?l?ílw?ta?/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples and are thankful to our hosts in their stewardship of the land for time immemorial.

Vancouver Pride Parade @ Downtown Vancouver
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

What makes a moment? Reflecting on the 50th Anniversary of the partial decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada, the Vancouver Pride Society announces the theme of Vancouver Pride 2019.

We invite you and yours to the 2019 Vancouver Pride Parade on Sunday, August 4th. We can’t wait to see you there!

Look for KiSS RADiO at this Summer’s Vancouver Pride Parade with our #KiSSCAM in truck from Key West Ford. #KiSSWhoYouWant

****Getting to the Pride Parade ****

Stay tuned for our map of the 2019 Parade Route and road closures so you can plan ahead!

****Access Information****

If you require any assistance related to accessibility or have any questions please contact accessibility@vancouverpride.ca.

There are two accessible Pride Parade viewing areas.

The main one is located on the North side of Beach Ave at Broughton. This space features accessible portapotties and a shaded viewing area with chairs and space for mobility devices. ASL interpretation of Parade commentary is provided. Live Description of the Parade for those with vision loss is provided by VocalEye. Volunteers are available to assist you.

A secondary accessible viewing area is located outside of Denman Place Mall. This area features a shaded viewing area with chairs.

More accessibility information will be provided as it is confirmed.

****Parade Emcees****

Stay tuned for names and locations of our vivacious Parade Emcees who provide lively commentary of all Parade Entries.

Aug
17
Sat
The PNE Fair @ Pacific National Exhibition
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – Sep 2 @ 11:00 pm

It’s not every day you can be swept away in action packed shows, discover fantastic exhibits, or experience the legendary outdoor concerts – all in one place.

Make it a tradition to celebrate the best part of summer – at the PNE Fair – where priceless memories are free with admission!

Dates/Hours: Open 11am – 11pm (or later): August 17 — September 2, 2019 and Closed Mondays August 19 & 26

The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) has released its entertainment lineup for the 2019 PNE Fair. Once again, British Columbia’s most beloved summer event is showcasing a diverse entertainment lineup featuring appearances by internationally acclaimed musicians and performers as well as custom designed programming created specifically for the PNE Fair!

Highlights of this year’s Fair include the “hypnotizingly” amazing Reveen, an immersive selfie-photo experience, a new star-studded lineup for the Summer Night Concerts series and the medieval-style Knights of Valour jousting show.

Summer Night Concerts
PNE Fair goers will enjoy sensational performances this year featuring some of music history’s biggest names in Pop, Rock, and R&B.
The Summer Night Concerts will run every evening the Fair is open, starting on Saturday August 17th in the PNE Amphitheatre, and are FREE with admission. Superfans can acquire reserved seating at each of the shows: visit www.pne.ca for more details.

Complete listing of the 2019 Summer Nights Concert Series:
Saturday, August 17th Blue Rodeo
Sunday, August 18th ZZ Top – 50th Anniversary Tour
Tuesday, August 20th 98 Degrees
Wednesday, August 21st Burton Cummings and Band
Thursday, August 22nd Vince Neil the Legendary Voice of Mötley Crüe
Friday, August 23rd Smokey Robinson
Saturday, August 24th Now’s the Time Tour – Collective Soul and Gin Blossoms
Sunday, August 25th STYX
Tuesday, August 27th UB40 – For the Many – 40th Anniversary Tour
Wednesday, August 28th Colin James
Thursday, August 29th I Love the 90’s feat. Vanilla Ice, Montell Jordan Biz Markie, Rob Base
Friday, August 30th Hammer’s House Party: MC Hammer with Special Guest Bobby Brown
Saturday, August 31st Billy Idol
Sunday, September 1st The Beach Boys
Monday, September 2nd TLC – 25th Anniversary

There is so many new attractions and, of course, your favourites from the past, as well!

For more information about PNE Fair visit: www.pne.ca

Aug
19
Mon
“Weird Al” Yankovic: The Strings Attached Tour (Vancouver) @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
"Weird Al" Yankovic: The Strings Attached Tour (Vancouver) @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre  | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

“Weird Al” Yankovic has just announced the dates for his 2019 Strings Attached tour – a high-energy, rock and comedy show featuring costumes, props, a video wall, and for the first time a full orchestra.

For his 2018 Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, Weird Al wanted to reward his hardcore fans with an intimate, scaled-down show that showcased a rotating setlist of semi-obscure deep-cut non-parody album tracks, many of which he and his band had never performed live before!

For his 2019 Strings Attached tour, he’s back to playing the hits and classics, but this time his band will be supported every night by background singers and an entire symphony orchestra!

“Weird Al” Yankovic’s tour stops off in Vancouver at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre August 19th 2019

Tickets go on sale November 16th at 10am!

 

Aug
25
Sun
Americas Olympic Qualifier Tournament @ Softball City
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – Sep 1 @ 3:00 pm

 

12 of the best Women’s Softball teams from North and South America will be competing for one of two available berths at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan – and for Canada, it means chasing their Olympic dream on home soil, at Softball City in Surrey, August 25 and September 1.

For our national team, it will be very much a home-coming, as seven of the 15 roster positions are occupied by British Columbians – while the other members of the team have a long-term affinity with this ball park and its passionate fans.

Canada comes into the tournament as the highest ranked team (3rd in the World) and will play the prime time game every night.

 

Canada’s Opening Round Robin Schedule:

Sunday, August 25th, 7:30pm Canada (3) vs Cuba (17)
Monday, August 26th, 6:00pm Canada (3) vs Argentina (25)
Tuesday, August 27th, 6:00pm Canada (3) vs Guatemala (18)
Wednesday, August 28th, 6:00pm Canada (3) vs Puerto Rico (4)
Thursday, August 29th, 6:00pm Canada (3) vs Bahamas (39)

 

Super Round and Olympic Qualification:

The “Super Round” will take place Friday August 30th to September 1st. The top two teams from the Super Round will gain entry into the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo

This event will be historic and if you are interested in being part of the Olympic journey, ticket information is available at: https://americassoftballqualifier.com

Sep
1
Sun
NEWS 1130 Presents: The Beach Boys @ PNE Amphitheatre
Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

NEWS 1130 presents The Beach Boys, Sunday, September 1st as part of the Summer Night Concerts at the PNE Fair.

Every evening during the Fair, Summer Night Concerts fill the PNE Amphitheatre with sweet sounds! Don’t miss our opening night with country music legends Blue Rodeo, then take a trip down memory lane with classics by Smokey Robinson and sing along to your favourite hits by The Beach Boys. Be ready to party away as Vince Neil and 98 Degrees take the stage. Spend an evening dancing the night away with UB40 then make sure you work on your best moves to dance off with TLC.

Fall back in love with the 90s and dance with Vanilla Ice, Montell Jordan, Biz Markie and Rob Base! It’s time to rock the nights away with ZZ Top, STYX, Billy Idol (presented by JACK 96.9), Collective Soul and Gin Blossoms coming to town. Then bring the house down and party all night with MC Hammer with special guest Bobby Brown (presented by JACK 96.9). And for Canadian legends, celebrate all the hits from Burton Cummings and Colin James!

There’s great music every night at the PNE Fair. Don’t miss out!

Tickets On Sale: Friday at 10AM at www.pne.ca/fair

Sep
13
Fri
ABRA Cadabra – A Tribute To ABBA In Mission @ Clarke Theatre
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

Experience the music of ABBA like never before with ABRA Cadabra coming to The Clarke Theatre in Mission on Sept 13th, The Centennial Theatre in North Van on Sept 14th and the Bell Centre in Surrey on Oct 25th!

Featuring a live band, powerful vocals & dancers, this all-ages stage show will have you dancing & singing along to your favourite ABBA songs including Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Take A Chance, SOS, Waterloo & many more!

Past shows include performances for the Malaysian Royal Family, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Universal Studios in Florida (opening for Kool & The Gang), The Queen Elizabeth Theatre (opening for Boney M), the Esplanade Theatre in Singapore, The PNE, The Commodore Ballroom, The Hard Rock Casino Show Theatre, The River Rock Show Theatre, The Bell Performing Arts Centre, The McPherson Playhouse in Victoria and more!

More info at www.iloveabba.com

Sep
18
Wed
Cops for Cancer – Tour de Coast
Sep 18 – Sep 26 all-day

 

Support BC’s police officers and emergency responders riding in the 20th year of Cops for Cancer Tour de Coast! From September 18-26, riders will cover 900km through the Sea to Sky corridor, the Sunshine Coast, and down to Greater Vancouver from Maple Ridge to Richmond, raising money to support pediatric cancer research.

Cops for Cancer Tour de Coast comes from the Canadian Cancer Society, the largest national charitable funder of childhood cancer research in Canada. Through this event and other Cops for Cancer initiatives, millions of dollars have been raised by hundreds of law enforcement and emergency services personnel.

Help support families affected by childhood cancer today! More info at copsforcancer.ca.

Oct
7
Mon
Sports Celebrities Festival @ Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

The Sports Celebrities Festival presented by Wheaton Precious Metals is an inspiring and interactive gala making a difference by supporting the Canucks for Kids Fund and Special Olympics BC. Join us this year on October 7th at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

Now in its 21st year, this popular event has raised $5.5 million since its inception, enabling Special Olympics BC and the Canucks for Kids Fund to have a lasting, positive impact in our communities.

Funds raised help to empower athletes with intellectual disabilities to gain confidence, acceptance, and pride through year-round sport programs and competitions, and also provide vital opportunities, resources, and care to children and families throughout B.C.

Event highlights:

  • Meet and mingle with local sports heroes, including the entire Canucks roster, Special Olympics athletes, and more
  • Challenge Canucks players in great games such as table hockey
  • Photos with your favourite Canuck
  • Silent and live auctions
  • Live entertainment

HOW TO ATTEND:

To make a difference by donating to the event auction, purchasing a table, or becoming a sponsor, please visit specialolympics.bc.ca/sports-celebrities-festival

The Sports Celebrities Festival presented by Wheaton Precious Metals is about empowering athletes with intellectual disabilities to gain confidence, acceptance, and recognition. It is about celebrating the power of sport, which creates champions, unlocks potential, and breaks down barriers.

In 2019, the Sports Celebrities Festival will celebrate the 50th season of exciting Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey and the 50th anniversary of the global Special Olympics movement.

For more info and to find out how you can donate, please visit:

specialolympics.bc.ca/sports-celebrities-festival