10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, October 13

Oct 7 2018, 5:36 pm

UBC Apple Festival, Luke Bryan and Sam Hunt, and more! Here are 10 fun events to check out in Vancouver today, Saturday, October 13.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

2018 UBC Apple Festival

UBC Apple Festival


  • What: Entering its 27th year, the event celebrates one of BC’s favourite fruits and gives attendants a chance to learn about the diversity of apples, as well as taste a number of rare and peculiar varieties. One of the festival’s most popular events will be the “Friends of the Garden” apple tasting tent. There, visitors will be able to sample up to 60 kinds of new and heritage apples, all grown within British Columbia. Patrons will also be able to purchase an extensive variety of apples and apple trees to take home.
  • When: Saturday, October 13 to Sunday, October 14, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm both days
  • Where: UBC Botanical Garden – 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver
  • Admission: $5 (cash only) for adults; children ages 12 and under, enter for free

Fleetwood Labyrinth’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

  • What: Join others in walking the labyrinth in Fleetwood to the sounds of live, meditative music performed by a harpist or violinist. This event is in honour of Fleetwood Park Labyrinth’s 10th Anniversary. Free birthday cake will be provided.
  • When: Saturday, October 13, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 3 pm
  • Where: Fleetwood Park – 15802 80 Ave, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Ranfei Wang Charity Piano Concert

  • What: Ranfei Wang performs selections from Bach, Chopin, Liszt, Beethoven and Prokofiev. All proceeds of the concert will go towards the Richmond Hospital Foundation.
  • When: Saturday, October 13, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Gateway Theatre – 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online

F is for Funny

  • What: Laughter Zone 101 presents a stand-up comedy showcase with Fatima Dhowre, Katie Nordgren, Ash Dhawan, Naomi Yamato, Syd Bosel, Ed Hill, Erin Jeffery and Jan Bannister.
  • When: Saturday, October 13, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Anvil Centre – 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster
  • Tickets: Online, $22 plus service charges

Gordon’s Brook Restoration Celebration

  • What: An exclusive behind-the-scenes peek at a wetland restoration project located in a special conservation area of Aldergrove Regional Park. Talk with project experts, take a biologist-guided wetland tour (rubber boots recommended), enjoy festival-style booths and family-friendly activities, and more.
  • When: Saturday, October 13, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Aldergrove Regional Park – Special Entrance at 202-272nd Street
  • Admission: Free

Flashlight Mysteries

  • What: Learn about local night animals in the day use area through activities, performances, exhibitors and storytelling. Lanterns will lead you to Detective Headquarters where park interpreters will introduce the mystery. Nancy the spider is hosting a masquerade party for local nightlife. Help her figure out which animal has crashed her party as you collect clues at stations along the trail.
  • When: Saturday, October 13, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Surrey Bend Regional Park – 10238 168 Street, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Fall Family Fun

  • What: Celebrate Fall with seasonal games, activities and entertainment.
  • When: Saturday, October 13, 2018
  • Time: 2 to 4 pm
  • Where: East Richmond Community Hall 12360 Cambie Rd, Richmond
  • Admission: Free, registration required #2528432

The Music of War: 100th Anniversary Commemoration

  • What: This fall marks the 100th year since the end of the WWI. In this concert, pianist Maria Jung and guests commemorate this meaningful anniversary through voice, clarinet and piano. With music and poetry touched by war, the musicians will showcase composers and poets who were involved in, or inspired by, the events of the War to End all Wars. Enjoy works by Britten, McCabe, Debussy, Vaughan-Williams, Ivor Gurney as well as a few memorable tunes that were popular during wartime.
  • When: Saturday, October 13, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Place des Arts – 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online, $16-$21

Oktoberfest “Das Original” at the Vancouver Alpen Club


Vancouver Alpen Club

  • What: If there’s one Oktoberfest event you don’t want to miss this year, it’s the Vancouver Alpen Club’s shindig. Head to 4875 Victoria Drive for one of the many dates this party is going down. There will be German food, beer, and live music all night long.
  • When: Saturday, October 13, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm to 2 am
  • Where: Vancouver Alpen Club (Ballroom) – 4875 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
  • Price: $35; buy online

Luke Bryan and Sam Hunt

  • What: Luke Bryan is coming back to Vancouver with Sam Hunt as part of his “What Makes You Country” stadium tour this fall. The country stars will share the stage with special guests Jon Pardi and Carly Pearce as part of the tour. “What Makes You Country Tour” is named after Bryan’s recently released album that debuted at #1 on both the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country Albums charts. It is his third consecutive album to debut at #1 on the Top 200 and his fifth #1 debut on the Top Country Albums chart.
  • When: Saturday, October 13, 2018
  • Time: Doors at 4 pm
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Available online via LiveNation
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