10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, September 15

Sep 13 2018, 12:47 am

Bike the Night, Market Mexico 2018, and more. Fill your weekend with our picks of 10 events happening in Vancouver today, Saturday, September 15.

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

Bike the Night presented by MEC

  • What: The event begins with a pre-party at Concord Pacific Place. The celebration includes live music and DJs, free simple bike tune-ups from MEC, bike decorating stations, food trucks, a kids’ zone, games, and a handful of free giveaways. The ride then takes cyclists through a relaxed, colourful, and vibrant ride through car-free Vancouver streets. Participation also helps support HUB Cycling, a registered charity that has been working for over 20 years to make biking better in Metro Vancouver.
  • When: Saturday, September 15, 2018
  • Time: Pre-party begins at 6 pm, ride starts at 8 pm.
  • Where: Event begins at Concord Pacific Place – 88 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Available online, tickets begin at $15 for early birds.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Seattle Sounders

  • What: Vancouver Whitecaps face off with Seattle Sounders at BC Place.
  • When: Saturday, September 15, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Free Yoga in Elks Park

  • What: Free family event with certified Hyde Creek yoga instructors in Elks Park. All levels welcome and please bring your own water and mat or towel. Weather permitting.
  • When: Saturday, September 15, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 12 pm
  • Where: Elks Park – 2370 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam (Donald Walkway – between Welcher and Kelly Ave.)
  • Admission: Free

Kensington Prairie 8th Annual Fall Fair

  • What: Celebrate the harvest with games, snacks and more. All ages are welcome.
  • When: Saturday, September 15, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Kensington Prairie Community Centre – 16824 32 Ave, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Mackin House 109th Anniversary – Open House

  • What: Step back in time to 1909 as you explore Mackin House in an immersive way. Join the heritage performers as they give demonstrations, tell stories and share traditions throughout the different rooms in Mackin House. Enjoy the Celtic sounds of Black Sheep, then make crafts, watch baking demonstrations, and participate in interactive activities for all ages.
  • When: 
  • Time: 12 to 3 pm
  • Where: Coquitlam Heritage – 1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
  • Admission: By Donation

ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Canada 2018

  • What: Richmond hosts a qualifying competition on the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2018/19 series. Watch some of the top junior skating talent from around the world, including members of the Skate Canada NextGen team.
  • When: Saturday, September 15, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Minoru Arenas – 7551 Minoru Gate, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $10 per day or $25 for a full three-day pass. Admission is free for children ages 12 and under.

Market Mexico 2018

Market Mexico mexican market

Photo courtesy Market Mexico

  • What: A one-day celebration of all the music, culture, food, and drink of Mexico is returning to the heart of Vancouver for the second time. Market Mexico drew crowds upwards of 20,000 people in its inaugural year, and this time around organizers expect turnout to be similar, if not bigger.
  • When: Saturday, September 15, 2018
  • Time: 11:30 am to 8 pm
  • Where: UBC Robson Square’s Lower Plaza – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
  • Price: Free

Going on a Bug Hunt

  • What: Follow a snail, stalk a grasshopper and search for a spider on this exploration for things that crawl on six legs or more. Ages six to nine.
  • When: Saturday, September 15, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 12 pm
  • Where: Surrey Bend Regional Park
  • Admission: $4.50 per child. Registration required. Barcode 7466. 604-432-6359

Cedric Gervais

  • What: French House producer Cédric Gervais takes over #CelebsPlayhouse at Celebrities.
  • When: Saturday, September 15, 2018
  • Time: 10 pm
  • Where: Celebrities Nightclub – 1022 Davie Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$30 plus fees

Vancouver Babes Who Brunch

  • What: The September edition of Vancouver Babes Who Brunch features Tonia Mattu, Founder of Yuology as keynote speaker. Tonia is a life stylist, the founder of Yuology, and creator of YuSchool.
  • When: Saturday, September 15, 2018
  • Time: 10 to 12 pm
  • Where: Per se Social Corner – 891 Homer Street, Vancouver
  • Price: $45; buy online
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