10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, September 1

Aug 30 2018, 5:48 pm

Welcome to September, everyone! Start yours with these 10 events happening in Vancouver today, Saturday, September 1. Vancouver Cheese and Meat Festival, Outdoor Movies, and more.

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

Double Feature Outdoor Movie Night at the Market

Outdoor Movie Night at the Quay

Photo courtesy of Outdoor Movie Night at the Quay

  • What: To celebrate to the end of the summer in Lonsdale, SummerFest at the Market is presenting an epic double feature outdoor movie on September 1. Attendees can catch Finding Dory from 8 to 10 pm and then The Goonies from 10 pm to midnight. Be sure to bring blankets, chairs, and money for goodies, which can be purchased at Lonsdale Market until 9 pm – a special late opening time just for the double flick. The Outdoor Movie Night is by donation, all proceeds will go to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation.
  • When: Saturday, September 1, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm (Finding Dory) and 10 pm (The Goonies)
  • Where: Lonsdale Market – 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
  • Price: By donation

Nikkei Matsuri Festival 2018

  • What: Nikkei Matsuri is Burnaby’s family-friendly Japanese cultural festival. Enjoy special guests, games, food, performances, a beer garden, marketplace and more.
  • When: Saturday, September 1 to Sunday, September 2, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 7 pm
  • Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre – 6688 Southoaks Cres, Burnaby
  • Admission: Nikkei Matsuri activities that take place in the Garden are free to all attendees. A $3 admission fee will be collected at the entrance of the building for attendees wishing to partake in the Game Zone, Matsuri Marketplace, special workshops and main stage performances (all indoor activities). Children under the age of five are free all weekend.

Vancouver Cheese and Meat Festival 2018

  • What: The Vancouver Cheese and Meat Festival returns for a day packed full of eating, drinking, and being merry. Of course, meat and cheese will be the main event, but there will also be accompaniments such as pickled items, chocolates, and coffee up for grabs. As always, beer, wine, spirits, and cider will available at the event.
  • When: Saturday, September 1, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 9:30 pm
  • Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
  • Price: $35-$145; buy via Eventbrite

Vancouver Whitecaps vs San Jose Earthquakes

  • What: Vancouver Whitecaps face off with the San Jose Earthquakes at BC Place
  • When: Saturday, September 1, 2018
  • Time: 4 pm
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Labour Day Long Weekend at Tsawwassen Mills

  • What: Enjoy exclusive savings at over 60 retailers at visit Tsawwassen Mills during the Labour Day long weekendDownload the savings e-booklet online or pick up a copy at Guest Services when you arrive at the mall. Plus check out the Science World pop-up activation and the numerous other entertainment options.
  • When: Saturday, September 1 to Monday, September 3, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Tsawwassen Mills Mall – 5000 Canoe Pass Way, Tsawwassen
  • Price: Free

Le Burger Week Vancouver 2018

  • What: This year there are nine Vancouver eateries competing for the title of their city’s best burger. The winning creation is typically offered at a special “burger price” for the public to taste and cast their votes on leburgerweek.com. There will be winning burgers in several categories including People’s Choice, Most Creative, and Healthiest Burger. The celebration also sends undercover tasters all over the country to choose which creation will earn the Judges’ Choice title.
  • When: Saturday, September 1 to Friday, September 7, 2018
  • Time: Regular Hours
  • Where: Restaurants around Vancouver
  • More Info: Online

Portugal. The Man and Broken Social Scene

Portugal. The Man and Broken Social Scene/Facebook

  • What: Portugal. The Man and Broken Social Scene are taking over the main stage at Deer Lake Park in Burnaby, with special guests.
  • When: Saturday, September 1, 2018
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Deer Lake Park – 6450 Deer Lake Drive, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Starting at $59.50 – Tickets available via Ticketmaster

TAIWANfest 2018

  • What: TAIWANfest 2018 is making its annual return to downtown Vancouver this Labour Day weekend. Continuing the Dialogues with Asia series, this year’s event celebrates a ‘Fête with the Philippines.’ visitors of the festival will be able to experience some of the untold stories connecting Taiwan and the Philippines through live music and performances, food, fashion, film, workshops, and even a culinary competition.
  • When: Saturday, September 1 to Monday, September 3, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

F*ck Tinder: A Love Story

  • What: The Moth StorySLAM champion David Rodwin brings his hit show F*ck Tinder: a love story to the Vancouver Fringe Festival. “F*ck Tinder” also won the best solo performance award at DC’s Capital Fringe Festival and was nominated for Best Solo Performance at The Hollywood Fringe Festival. Catch the special full preview at the Havana Theatre.
  • When: Saturday, September 1, 2018 
  • Time: 9:30 pm
  • Where: Havana Vancouver – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10


  • What: The long weekend is a perfect time for a road trip, so head down to Seattle for Bumbershoot. Enjoy music, theatre, food experiences and more. Plus catch Vancouver acts like DJ Khanvict and comedians Sophie Buddle and Gavin Matts onstage.
  • When: Friday, August 31 to Sunday, September 2, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Various locations around Seattle Centre
  • Passes: Online
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