The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Columbia Arts Network and the City of Vancouver present the Vancouver Arts and Music Festival in and around Esther Short Park Aug. 4-6. The festival will offer multiple stages with live music and performing arts as well as pop-up galleries, regional and international art shows, an artisan market, family activities and food vendors. The festival aims to highlight regional talent and serve as catalyst for Vancouver’s flourishing arts community, drawing visitors to the Arts District and bolstering local businesses. Admission to the festival is free. Hours are noon to 11 p.m. Aug. 4, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 5 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 6. Learn more at vancouverartsandmusicfestival.com.