September is here and Vancouver is filled with wonderful outdoor events to enjoy. From Music in the Park 2017 to Southlands Country Fair and more, here are ten outdoor events to get your blood pumping this month.
What:Nomadic Tempest is a travelling nighttime acrobatic show synchronized to music and digital video projections by BC-based Caravan Stage Company. The free, all-ages spectacle takes place onboard the Amara Zee, the world’s only tall ship that doubles as a stage and backdrop for live performances.
When: August 15 to September 3 (no shows on Mondays)
Time: 9:45 to 11 pm. Recommended arrival by 8:45 pm.
Where: 299 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver (on the seawall in Southeast False Creek, between the Cambie Street Bridge and the Olympic Village)
What: Listen to great music, visit local artists at work and soak up those last rays of summer sun, while taking in the majestic views of the North Shore mountains and the pristine Capilano Reservoir. There will be free activities for the kids and free artist demonstrations in many mediums by a selection of talented local artists – they will also have artwork for sale.
What: Feast of Fields is a three hour wandering gourmet harvest festival that highlights the connections between farmers and chefs, field and table, and between farm folks and city folks. Taste, sip, and enjoy incredibly delicious creations from over 50 of BC’s best food and beverage providers.
What: Join local naturalist Gareth Pugh to walk the trails around Brae Island Regional Park and learn about the birds and animals that can be found there. Wear good walking shoes and bring your binoculars and cameras. This is an easy walk along level trails. Presented by Derby Reach/Brae Island Parks Association
What: The Fair features pony rides, petting farm, equestrian entertainment by Southlands Riding Club members, a Silent Auction, a beer garden, local arts and crafts market, heritage displays, farmers market, and more. This year’s proceeds will go towards the Southlands Riding Club Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation Program, which rescues abandoned and abused horses and rehabilitates them so they can be re-homed as riding horses. The remainder of the funds are used to support the Southlands Riding Club, a non-profit society established in 1943 as a recreational and training facility for junior and amateur equestrian athletes.
When: September 17
Time: 10 am to 10 pm
Where: 7025 Macdonald Street, Vancouver
Admission: Entry is by donation and parking is free. Some activities cost $1.00-$5.00
What: A 10 km return hike with mines researcher Lloyd Knutsen in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park. Along the way, Lloyd will share his knowledge of the prospectors and history of mining in the area, look at historical artefacts and minerals, and tell stories using old maps and photographs. Presented by the BC Mills House volunteer hosts.
What: High-tech artwork along the entire undersurface of the Cambie Street Bridge meant to represent the “life blood” of the West Coast will be officially unveiled to the public on June 28. Uninterrupted by director Nettie Wild, producers Betsy Carson and Rae Hull and editor Michael Brockington it is meant to tell the the story of Wild Pacific Salmon’s life journey.
Where: Viewed from North Side of Cambie Street Bridge at Coopers Park
When: 25 minute shows nightly from Tuesdays to Saturdays; Now to September 24 at 9 pm