10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, September 21

Sep 20 2019, 11:00 am

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Fall is nearly here! Fill your Saturday with these 10 fun things to do in Vancouver on September 21, including Elton John, Indonesia Fest, and more!

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


What: Aragon Properties presents Port Royal Park’s first ever Woofstock Festival. Local pet owners and their furry friends are invited to connect with each other while enjoying activations, food trucks, contests, live entertainment, and more.

When: September 21, 2019
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: Port Royal Park – 215 Salter Street, New Westminster
Tickets: Online, free

Elton John

What: Elton John is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 38 gold records and 31 platinum albums, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 300 million records worldwide. He has also written the music for stage and screen successes Billy Elliot: The Musical, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, and The Lion King, which was named the highest-grossing stage show or film release in the world.

The legendary artist has over 4,000 performances, in more than 80 countries, to his credit since launching his first tour in 1970.

When: September 21, September 22 and September 24, 2019
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: Rogers Arena — 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Available through his website and on Live Nation

Friends of VPL: Fall Used Book Sale

What: Support Vancouver Public Library’s special library programs and projects by picking up a new-to-you read at the Friends of VPL: Fall Used Book Sale. Shop gently used children and adult books, CDs and DVDs, and more. Everything is 50% off on Saturday. Shoppers are asked to bring their own bags.

When: Now to September 21, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Vancouver Public Library central branch – 350 West Georgia. Vancouver
Admission: Free

Mackin House 110th Anniversary – Open House

What: The Mackin House 110th anniversary celebrates the arrival of the first train passengers to Maillardville, as well as the House’s 20th anniversary. Go on a tour of the train station and museum, enjoy demos, treats, live music, and more.

Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: Coquitlam Heritage – 1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Admission: By Donation

Indonesia Fest

What: Enjoy Indonesian music and dance, cultural food, games and activities, and more at Indonesia Fest at Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre.

When: September 21, 2019
Time: 12 to 4 pm
Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre – 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Trout Lake Farmers’ Market

What: This farmers’ market began back in 1995 and became the cornerstone of the Vancouver Farmers’ Market collective of markets. One of the most popular of the markets, Trout Lake has food trucks on site and a variety of vendors selling all things food.

When: Every Saturday until October 19, 2019
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Where: Lakewood Drive and East 13th Avenue, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi

What: Celebrate the 150th brithday of Mahatma Gandhi with a screening of the multiple Oscar-winning film Gandhi. Presented by KVP Entertainers, Thakore Charitable Foundation, Institute for the Humanities, J.S. Woodsworth Chair in the Humanities at Simon Fraser University and SFU W.A.C. Bennett Library.

When: September 21, 2019
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Where: Westminster Savings Lecture Theatre (Room 2600), SFU Surrey – 50-13450 102 Avenue, Surrey
More Info: Online

Fifth Annual Scarecrow Festival 2019

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What: Art’s Nursery’s Annual Scarecrow Festival begins with a full-day event on September 21 from 10 am to 4 pm, and features a DIY Build-a-Crow station, live entertainment, scavenger hunt, hayrides, and more. There will also be local vendors and food trucks to enjoy. The Scarecrow Festival is in support of Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society, Inclusion Langley Society, and The Versatile Society of Entertainers.

When: September 21 until October 31, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Art’s Nursery – 8940 192nd Street, Surrey
Admission: Free

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Columbus Crew

What: Vancouver Whitecaps take on the Columbus Crew in MLS action at BC Place.

When: September 21, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Cloverdale Market Days

What: One of the largest open-air markets in the Fraser Valley showcasing unique items from local BC Artisans and treasures from downtown Cloverdale merchants. With Cloverdale Market Days featuring more than 120 vendors as well as live entertainment and food trucks, you’ve got a destination outing for the whole family.

When: September 21, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: 176 Street between 56A and 58 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

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