10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, October 5

Oct 4 2019, 12:00 pm

Keep your October weekend fun going with these 10 things to do in Vancouver on October 5, including Octoberfestival, Diwali Downtown, and more!

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


What: Welcome the fall with a little taste of the German tradition of Oktoberfest with River District’s Octoberfestival. Enjoy an afternoon of live entertainment and fun activities at the River District Neighbourhood Centre. The Rheinlander Oompah Pah band and the Carnival Band will be playing, Science World will showcase exciting fall-themed demonstrations courtesy of TD Bank’s Play Grant, plus there will be balloon twisting and more.

When: October 5, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: River District Neighbourhood Centre – 8683 Kerr Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Lvle Up Tournament Series

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What:  On Saturday, October 5 the Lvle Up Tournament Series is coming to Vancouver at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver. The NHL 19 and FIFA 19 tournaments are open to all ages and skill levels.

Lvle Up is an esports tournament platform that hosts live and online tournaments for amazing prizes. In addition to NHL and FIFA tournaments, they also run tournaments from Madden, NBA Live and NBA 2K.

When: October 5, 2019
Time: NHL 19 tournament at 2:30 pm, FIFA 19 tournament at 5:30 pm
Where: JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, Granville Ballroom, Fourth Floor — 39 Smithe Street
Register: Player entry fee: $40Guest entry fee: $10


What: Grammy-nominated rapper Logic will be coming to Vancouver this fall as part of his “The Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Tour.” Featuring special guests J.I.D. and YBN Cordae.

The multi-platinum artist is best known for the song 1-800-273-8255 (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) which featured Alessia Cara and Khalid. His most recent release, Homicide, featuring Eminem, also made its debut at number one on the Spotify US charts upon release.

When: October 5, 2019
Time: Doors at 6:30 pm; Show at 7:30 pm
Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre – 6066 Thunderbird Boulevard, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

World of Dance Live Vancouver

What: The World of Dance Live Tour features the best dancers from across all genres of dance,  incorporating both local and national talent. You’ll get to experience the same thrill and excitement that you do when watching the show on television but you’ll be right in the audience.

The tour will feature season three winning dance group The Kings and will be stopping in nine Canadian cities. Fans have the chance to purchase ticket packages that include a special meet and greet as well as autograph sessions.

When: October 5, 2019
Time: 4 pm and 8:30 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Tegan and Sara

Tegan and Sara

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What: The musical twins are making their back to Calgary for a show this fall as part of their Hey, I’m Just Like You tour, which is in support of their new album of their same name as well as their memoir, High School. Hey I’m Just Like You is a brand new album that is built off of cassette tapes from the same era upon which Tegan and Sara recorded dozens of songs they wrote between the ages of 15 and 17. The show is expected to feature archival video footage, readings from the memoir, and songs from the new album — mixed in with fan-favourite classics.

When: October 5, 2019
Time: Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm
Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Steveston Heritage Experience

What: ​The Steveston Heritage Experience leads you back in time on an interactive walking tour, stopping at four celebrated historic attractions—Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site, the Steveston Tram, the Steveston Museum, and the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. Along the way, you’ll hear eye-opening tales of yesteryear village life, as told by a chatty local who seems to have just stepped from the streets of 1914. Carefully chosen food and beverage tastings will also be served, offering a taste of life back in 1914—culminating with a popular dish of that day (and today), delicious seafood chowder from local favourite Pajo’s, along with a craft brew from Steveston’s Britannia Brewing.

When: October 5, 2019
Time: 2 to 5 pm. Meet at the Britannia Shipyards NHS Visitor Centre at least 15 minutes before tour start time.
Where: Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site 5180 Westwater Drive Richmond
Tickets: Online

Diwali Downtown Surrey

What: Diwali Downtown welcomes thousands of attendees from all backgrounds for a South Asian cultural celebration of contemporary and classical Indian culture. This year’s event includes an Indian style bazaar with crafts, music and dance performances, and more

When: October 5, 2019
Time: 2 to 5 pm
Where: Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
Admission: Free or by donation

BC Lions vs Toronto Argonauts

What: The BC Lions take on the Toronto Argonauts at BC Place.

When: October 5, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Another Oktoberfest

What: Enjoy four house-brewed German-style beers, along with a few special surprises. While this shindig featuring beer and pretzels is a FREE all-day event, you can guarantee your spot by purchasing tickets for the festivities early.

When: October 5, 2019
Time: 12 to 10 pm
Where: Another Beer Co – 30 Capilano Way Unit 11, New Westminster
Admission: Free with the option of purchasing tickets online

Sugar Sammy

What: After an incredible year marked by a series of prestigious events, Sugar Sammy is bringing his razor-sharp wit back to Canada as part of his new “Canadian Tour.” In 2016, Sugar Sammy performed his hit show in front of a record-breaking crowd of over 115,000 people at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. Following his local success, Sammy took his French and English show to France, Belgium, and Switzerland while hopping back to Canada this past winter to host the JFL Comedy Tour where he visited 12 cities.

When: October 5 and October 6, 2019
Time: 7:45 pm
Where: Bell Performing Arts Centre – 6250 144 St, Surrey; Centennial Theatre – 2300 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Price:$39.99 – $59.99, available online

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