175 things to do in Vancouver in September

Aug 27 2019, 6:23 pm

Make your September one to remember! From The Price Is Right Live to Vancouver Fringe Festival, Elton John to Vancouver Canucks, here are 175 great events happening in Vancouver this month.

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

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Explore the great outdoors

Country Celebration at Campbell Valley Regional Park

What: Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Country Celebration and Campbell Valley Regional Park. Explore nature, heritage and agriculture with live music and animals, a marketplace, food trucks, homesteading demos and a nature quest in the giant straw maze. Bring your mug and bags.

Date: September 7 and September 8, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Campbell Valley Regional Park – 710 204th St, Langley
Admission: $3 per adult, $1 per child and adult over 65

RBC GranFondo Whistler 2019

What: RBC GranFondo Whistler is North America’s largest amateur cycling event covering three different distances: 55km — Medio, 122km — Gran Fondo, and 152km — Forte. This year, GranFondo Whistler celebrates its 10th anniversary on September 7 and it’s a UCI Gran Fondo World Series event.

When: September 7, 2019
Time: All day
Where: Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler
More Info: Online

Piper Spit Bird Count

What: ​Bring your binoculars and join a park interpreter to watch the seasonal changes of birds at Burnaby Lake. Ages 15 and up.

When: September 10, 2019
Time: 9 to 11 am
Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park – Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Ave, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Mountains 101: Bear Necessities

What: Learn about charms and challenges of the wilderness during a drop-in session by naturalists and backcountry experts.

When: September 14, 2019
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: Lynn Headwaters Regional Park – Meet at BC Mills House
Admission: Free

Terry Fox Run

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The Terry Fox Foundation/Facebook

What: The Terry Fox Run is a non-competitive event where people get together as individuals, families, and groups to raise money for cancer research in Terry’s name. Everyone is welcome to participate, regardless of age, athletic ability or socio-economic standing. While the Run does not have an entry fee or minimum donation, all participants are asked to fundraise or make a donation.

When: September 15, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Registration: Online

Bowen Island Sea Kayaking

Bowen Island Sea Kayaking

What: Bowen Island Sea Kayaking offers rentals and guided tours from two hours to multi-day, allowing you to explore beautiful Bowen Island and Howe Sound on the water. They also offer kayaking and paddleboard lessons as well as Paddle Canada certifications. You can also join their popular sunset and full moon tours. Have kids that are interested in kayaking? Check out their Kids Camp and Junior Skills summer programs.

When: April to October
Time: Hours vary. Check website or call.
Where: Bowen Island is a natural wonderland, and is just a 20-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay.
More Info: Book online here.

Chilliwack Sunflower Festival 2019

What: Stroll through more than five acres of sunflowers in bloom. On-leash pets will also be welcome, with a dedicated drinking area and complimentary pick-up bags on-site. Attractions include 20-acres filled with giant sunflowers, a one-acre show garden with 15 varieties of sunflowers, photo-ops with swing sets, lawn games, local food trucks and more.

When: Now until Sunday, September 15, 2019
Time: Hours of operation vary based on date
Where: 41310 Yale Road, Chilliwack
Tickets: Online

RiverFest 2019

What: The 17th annual RiverFest is inspired by the Fraser River, and is in celebration of BC and World Rivers Day. There will be events throughout the week, with a main festival on September 21 with a family fun zone, live entertainment, an artisans marketplace, parade, and more.

When: September 16 to 21, 2019, with the main festival on September 21, 2019
Time: Various times. Main festival happening from 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Fraser River Discovery Centre – 788 Quayside Dr, New Westminster
Admission: Free

Fishy Finale

What: Watch the pink salmon migrating up the Fraser River. Learn about their life cycle and the animals that eat them, then try your hand at casting or tying flies (Bring your tidal fishing license). All ages.

When: September 21, 2019
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: Glen Valley Regional Park – Meet at Two-bit Bar, 9117 272 St, Langley
Admission: Free

2019 Vancouver AIDS WALK

What: The annual AIDS WALK celebrates people living with HIV, memorializes those who have passed, and raises funds to support low-income people living with HIV in BC via the Community Health Fund.

When: September 22, 2019
Time: 10:30 to 1:30 pm
Where: Sunset Beach Seawall
Register: Online

National Tree Day

What: Celebrate National Tree Day at Maple Park in Surrey by helping to plant native trees and shrubs. There will also be live music to enjoy, face painting for the young ones, nature activities and a free hotdog lunch (while supplies last).

When: September 28, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Maple Park – 14939 – 84 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

Bike the Dyke

What: What better way to end summer than by enjoying the breathtaking waterfront trails along the Fraser River? Bike the Dyke—a signature BC experience on Richmond’s Dyke Trails—provides the perfect opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts of any skill level to uncover a truly authentic, pacific experience. Along the way, bikers will discover several of Richmond’s most celebrated attractions (including Richmond Olympic Oval, Garry Point Park and the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site), plus dozens of food and beverage options to taste in the picturesque Steveston Village.

When: Anytime from now until the end of September
Time: Biking one direction with no breaks takes anywhere from 30 minutes to 90 minutes. However, making stops along the way to make it a full day experience is recommended
WhereBike the Dyke starts about 150 meters west of the Aberdeen Canada Line Station. You can park nearby, bring your own bike along the Canada Line, or rent from one of many U-bicycle stations.
Admission: Free

Chilliwack Corn Maze

What: This year, the creators of the Chilliwack Corn Maze are paying special tribute to the Canucks 50th anniversary season, with a Canuck-themed maze. In addition to the maze, the farm also features other attractions such as a pumpkin patch, pedal carts, a “giant jumping pillow,” tractor rides, and an indoor hay-bale maze.

From now until September 2, the maze is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11 am to 9 pm, and Sundays and holidays from 11 am to 6 pm. From September 3 to September 30, the maze is open Thursdays from 5 pm to 9 pm, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11 am to 9 pm, and Sundays and holidays from 11 am to 6 pm. From October 1 to October 31, the attraction is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11 am to 9 pm, and Sundays and holidays from 11 am to 6 pm.

When: Now until October 31, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: 41905 Yale Road West, Chilliwack
Cost: Tickets for the attraction are $9.75  for children (ages 3 to 14), and $11.75 for adults, (ages 15+)

Richmond Sunflower Festival 2019

What: The first-ever Richmond Sunflower Festival will feature 20 different varieties of sunflowers and dahlias on over eight acres of land for you to enjoy, with multiple #instaworthy moments. Take a train ride through the vineyard and enjoy a tractor ride to the sunflower fields. You can also enjoy a cool drink or ice cream at the vendors at the festival, including a meal on weekends at the festival’s food trucks.

When: Now until September 15, 2019
Time: 10 am to 7 pm
Where: Richmond Country Farms12900 Steveston Highway
Cost: $10 on weekdays and $15 on weekends, plus tax

Vallea Lumina

What: Vallea Lumina the interactive experience is presented by Montreal-based entertainment studio, Moment Factory and Whistler’s very own “The Adventure Group.” Through the use of emotive lights, video, soundscape, and scenography, guests are “transported” to another world with opportunities to touch, play, and explore their new environment.

When: Now until October 13, 2019
Time: Shows begin at sundown
Where: Cougar Mountain, free shuttles from Whistler Village
Tickets: Online, Adults: $39.99, Kids $34.99

Explore the city

TAIWANfest 2019

What: TAIWANfest 2019 is making its annual return to downtown Vancouver this Labour Day weekend. Continuing the Dialogues with Asia series, this year’s event celebrates a ‘Riding the Waves with Vietnam.’ Visitors of the festival will experience live music and performances, food, fashion, film, workshops, cuisine, and more.

When: August 31 to September 2, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square (Formerly known as Vancouver Art Gallery, North Plaza), Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver Playhouse, and The Annex at Orpheum
Admission: Free

Friday Night Live 2019

Friday Night Live/Hastings Racecourse and Casino

What: Hastings Racecourse will be hosting its exhilarating Friday Night Live series until September 6, starting at 7 pm every Friday. This year, every Friday Night Live event will feature a cool playlist with their resident DJs spinning your favourite tracks all night long with a great mix of Hip Hop, R&B, Old School, Reggaeton, Top 40, EDM Music, and more.

As well as the amazing music and electric atmosphere, you can catch races happening under the stars. There’s also going to be outdoor beer tents with a great selection of highballs, your favourite beers on tap, as well as food trucks on site. Don’t forget the legendary Silks Buffet which offers the most incredible views of the racecourse and the mountains in the backdrop.

When: Every Friday until September 6, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Hastings Racecourse – 188 North Renfrew Street, Vancouver
Price: FREE admission

MBCA Show and Shine

What: The MBCA Show and Shine at Waterfront Park is dedicated to the preservation, restoration and enjoyment of the Mercedes-Benz automobile.

When: September 1, 2019
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Where: Waterfront Park, North Vancouver
Admission: Free

Aritzia Warehouse Sale 2019

Aritzia warehouse sale


What: The 2019 Aritzia Warehouse Sale takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre from Wednesday, August 28 to Monday, September 2. Expect a constant rotation of new stock coming in daily, with price cuts of 50% to 90% off the original retail cost. Shoppers will be able to find brands such as Wilfred, TNA, Babaton, and Talula, to name a few, with clothing from both spring/summer and fall/winter.

When: August 28 to September 2, 2019
Time: 7 am to 9 pm (Wednesday to Saturday), 9 am to 7 pm (Sunday and Monday)
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West Building — 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Admission: Free

AIBC Summer Architectural Walking Tours

What: Through its summer Walking Tour Program, the Architectural Institute of BC offers stunning architectural perspectives of six Vancouver neighbourhoods. Sites include Chinatown, Gastown, Yaletown, Downtown, West End, and Strathcona, the first neighbourhood in Vancouver. For locals and tourist alike, the tours are a fun and engaging way to learn more about the architecture and history of Vancouver. A distance of 3 km is covered over a period of two hours – comfortable walking shoes are suggested. Tours are held rain or shine.

When: Thursdays to Mondays until September 2, 2019
Time: 10 am and 1 pm. Arrive 15 minutes before departure time
Where:  Meet in the lobby of the Architecture Centre – 440 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Book: Online

Labour Day at Burnaby Village Museum

What: Celebrate Labour Day at Burnaby Village Museum, with live entertainment, free carousel rides, and more. There is also Across the Pacific Exhibit, Labour Scavenger Hunt Activity, Pacific Spirit Quilters Guild and more.

When: September 2, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Burnaby Village Museum – 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
Admission: Free

George Takei

What: Actor, activist and author George Takei is signing copies of his bestselling new graphic memoir, They Called Us Enemy, at Indigo Robson on Monday, September 3. All ages are welcome.

They Called Us Enemy is Takei’s firsthand account of his years in “relocation centers,” when every person of Japanese descent on the west coast was rounded up and shipped to one of ten hundreds or thousands of miles from home during the Second World War. He shares his experience living behind barbed wire, growing up under legalized racism, his mother’s hard choices and his father’s faith in democracy, and how those experiences shaped his future.

When: September 3, 2019
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, signing 7 pm
Where: Indigo Robson – 1033 Robson Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Free Walking Tours with Tour Guys Vancouver

Tour Guys

What: Vancouver’s original and top-rated walking tour company, Tour Guys offers free historical walking tours throughout the city. Tours run daily until the end of October in Gastown, Downtown, Chinatown and Granville Island. These tours promise to be an engaging, entertaining and informative time.

When: Daily until October 31, 2019
Time: 10 am, 11 am and 2 pm
Where: Various locations. Visit the website to find the meeting points.
Admission: Free, though tipping the guide is expected

A N A R A fall pop-up

What: A pop-up shop featuring the world’s first premium hemp-based denim jeans, created by Australian and Canadian company A N A R A. Learn about how the jeans were designed in Vancouver and sustainably made in Melbourne, then try on samples in the store.

When: September 6 and 7, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm (Friday), 10 am to 6 pm (Saturday)
Where: Zebraclub Vancouver – 3101 Granville Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Korean Community Day

What: Burnaby North Road Business Improvement Association presents The sixth Annual Korean Community Day. The day will feature live cultural performances, a local merchants fair, a K-Day Kid zone, a BBQ from the Burnaby Fire Department, and more activities.

When: September 7, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: 4501 North Rd, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Fleetwood Festival

What: The 21st annual Fleetwood Festival features cultural performances, interactive booths, activities for the whole family, and more. There will also be a Surrey Youth Talent Showcase.

When: September 7, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Fleetwood Community Centre – 15996 – 84 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

Vancouver Luxury & Supercar Weekend

What: The 10th anniversary of the Luxury & Supercar Weekend features some of the world’s most luxurious vehicles from rare classic to modern supercars; all set against the stunning background of VanDusen Botanical gardens. Plus there will be gourmet food trucks, fine goods vendors, pop-up bars and a live supercar auction to enjoy.

When: September 7 and 8, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

FAÇADE Festival

What: FAÇADE brings the digital art of projection mapping to downtown. The free festival will see the facade of the Vancouver Art Gallery lit up for 10 days with site-specific works by Dana Claxton, Sandeep Johal, Howie Tsui, Bracken Hanuse Corlett, Justine Chambers, Josh Hite, Hyung-Min Yoon, Drew Young, Khan Lee, and Lindsay McIntyre.

When: September 8 to 14, 2019
Time: Sunset to Midnight
Where: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square (Formerly known as Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza) – 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Waste to Wonder Exhibit 2019

Orca (Waste to Wonder)

Orca (Waste to Wonder)

What: The Waste to Wonder exhibit consists of five life-size sculptures of Canadian at-risk wildlife — the narwhal, orca, bison, grizzly, and caribou — each of them made from upcycled flip flops. More than 6,500 flip flops in total were used to make the sculptures, requiring more than 2,500 hours of work by more than two dozen artists. In addition to the exhibit, there will be a selfie station with an iconic Canadian beaver sculpture, artist demo / meet & greet, upcycle bracelet workshops, upcycle Kiehl’s workshop, plastics recycling drives, contest giveaways, and more.

During the exhibit, each sculpture will be available for purchase through an online auction, starting at a minimum bid of $5,000. All proceeds will be donated to Variety – the Children’s Charity.

When: Now until September 8, 2019
Time: Open during regular mall hours
Where: Metropolis at Metrotown Grand Court – 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
Tickets: Free

Savour Summer Festival

What: River District’s FREE Savour Summer Festival on September 7 includes Yeeri the Magician, Yeeri’s magic workshop, interactive activity zone, prizes and giveaways, food trucks and live music.

When: September 7, 2019
Time: 2 to 6 pm
Where: Town Centre at River District Town Centre – Sawmill Crescent and River District Crossing, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Vancity Street Collective Exhibit

What: The Vancity Street Collective hosts its inaugural exhibit from September 12 to 15 at The Beaumont Studios. Featuring work from many Vancouver street photographers, as well as an opening night party and workshops.

When: September 12 until September 15, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Beaumont Studios – 326 West 5th, Vancouver
Admission: Free

The Story Collider: Oceans

What: The Story Collider and Ocean Wise team up for a special ocean-themed show at the Vancouver Aquarium during Canada’s Science Literacy Week. Come hear five true, personal stories about science while sea lions swim behind you. Hosted by Kayla Glynn and Josh Silberg, and featuring Holly Neate, Natasha Jategaonkar, Valeria Vergara, and more.

When: September 17, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Science World After Dark

What: Science World After Dark features all of your favourite activities just for adults. Watch a film on the world’s largest dome OMNIMAX screen, explore six permanent galleries, discover what’s new in the Feature Gallery, and wet your whistle with a cold beer or glass of wine. Then grab your favourite childhood dinner in Triple O’s and experience exciting live science shows at Centre Stage.

When: September 19, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Science World – 1455 Quebec St., Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Westbank Shipping Container Summer Pop-Up Series 2019

What: There are more than a dozen vendors this year at Westbank’s second annual Shipping Container Summer Pop-Up Series and the roster includes notable brands in food, health, and fashion. The container will showcase one vendor at a time and hours will vary by retailer, so be sure to check their social channels and get all the details.

When: Daily until September 21, 2019
Time: 10 am to 6 pm (may vary by vendor)
Where: Shaw Tower – West Plaza, 1067 W Cordova Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

World Rivers Day

What: An event celebrating the 15th World Rivers Day and the 39th annual Rivers Day in British Columbia. Take part in demos, tours and crafts while enjoying live entertainment. Carousel rides will be available for $2.65 each, and the Ice Cream Parlour will be open.

When: September 22, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Burnaby Village Museum – 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Vancouver International Photography Festival

What: The eighth annual Vancouver International Photography Festival celebrates photography and the relating arts.

When: September 22, 2019
Time: TBD
Where: VanDusen Botanical Gardens – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
More info: Online

Public Disco Laneway Series 2019

public disco

Crowd outdoors/Public Disco

What: Vancouver’s Public Disco pop-up events will make its return this summer, transforming outdoor spaces into daytime dance parties. The 2019 Laneway Series is an all-ages summer concert series in partnership with Creative BC, Downtown Vancouver, FACTOR, and Granville Island Brewing. The Disco will be most similar to past events held by the group, showcasing feel-good music from up-and-coming artists and curated dance performances.

When: September 29, 2019
Time: 2 to 10 pm
Where: The Flats at Main and 1st
Admission: Free

The Fair at the PNE

What: Since 1910, millions of guests have enjoyed shows, exhibits, sporting events, amusement rides, concerts, cultural activities and, of course, the annual summer Fair at the PNE. This year features concerts by Billy Idol, TLC and UB40. Entertainment and attractions include Reveen, a video game exhibit, Knights of Valour Superdogs, PNE Prize Home, and more.

When: Now until Monday, September 2, 2019 (closed August 19 and 26)
Time: 11 am to late
Where: The Fair at the PNE – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Board Game Night at Collingwood Neighbourhood House Annex

What: The Collingwood Neighbourhood House Annex is hosting a board game night on September 3. Bring your own tabletop games or learn a new game while making new friends.

When: September 3, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Collingwood Neighbourhood House Annex – 3690 Vanness Ave., Vancouver
Admission: Free

Well Travelled Walking Tour: Gastown by Herschel Supply Company

What: In partnership with the Vancouver Tour Guys, Herschel Supply is hosting a free walking tour made for explorers, design-lovers, visitors and locals alike. Head to Herschel Supply Gastown store every Saturday at 2 pm this summer to discover the art, architecture and stories that define the historic Gastown neighbourhood.

When: Every Saturday until September 7, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Where: Herschel Supply Gastown – 347 Water St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, Free

The Price is Right Live

What: The live edition of one of North America’s longest-running game shows is coming to Vancouver and you could be their next contestant. This September, The Price is Right Live will be coming to Hard Rock Casino for several live shows. Contestants will get the chance to play games like Plinko, Cliffhangers, The Big Wheel, and the fabulous Showcase. Contestants can win cash, appliances, vacations, and possibly even a new car.

When: September 12 to September 15, 2019
Times: 8 pm (Thursday to Sunday), 2 pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Where: Hard Rock Casino Vancouver – 2080 United Blvd, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

18th Annual Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House

Mozaico Flamenco/Sanka Dee

What: Scotiabank’s Dance Centre Open House features a wide variety of free classes, workshops, studio showings and events. Try Caribbean dance fitness, hip-hop, ballet, and more.

When: September 14, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Scotiabank Dance Centre – Level 6, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Steveston Heritage Experience 

What: ​The Steveston Heritage Experience leads you back in time on an interactive walking tour led by a guide, 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. Food and beverage tastings will also be served, offering a taste of life back in 1914.

When: September 14, and 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

Mid-Autumn Family Day

What: Coquitlam Heritage presents Mid-Autumn Family Day, an event celebrating Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean Mid-Autumn Moon Festival traditions. Enjoy cultural food and performances, take part in crafts, listen to storytelling, and more.

Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: All Saints Parish Hall – 821 Fairfax Street, Coquitlam
Admission: By donation

Terry Fox Hometown Run


Historica Canada/Facebook

What: The Terry Fox Hometown Run is a non-competitive event where people get together as individuals, families, and groups to raise money for cancer research in Terry’s name. There are 3 km, 5 km, 7 km, and 10 km distances. Walking, running, cycling, biking, wheelchairs and almost anything else is welcome.

When: September 15, 2019
Time: Registration 8 am, run begins 10 am
Where: Hyde Creek Community Centre – 1379 Laurier, Port Coquitlam
Registration: Online

Urban Salmon project at the Burnaby Public Library

What: A showcase of underwater photography of urban salmon runs by Fernando Lessa. Sites include Burnaby Stoney Creek and Brunette River. Attendees will learn how streams and creeks can be maintained so salmon can continue to come back and spawn.

When: September 16, 2019
When: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Burnaby Public Library – Tommy Douglas Library – 7311 Kingsway, Burnaby
Admission: Free, register online




What: If you’re ready to reacquaint yourself with the rolls, drops, spins, and thrills that only Playland can offer, then you’re in luck! The always-popular amusement park located in East Vancouver is open for another fun year. In total, there are 35 rides and attractions to enjoy, 14 of which offer an extreme experience for those who dare to ride them.

When: Now until September 2, September 7 and 8, September 14 and 15, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Playland at the PNE – Hastings Street just off Highway #1 West – Exit #26
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Startup Week 2019

What: The 2019 edition of Vancouver Startup Week (VSW) is a week-long celebration that brings together entrepreneurs, investors, and community leaders to foster networking and connection. The 2019 edition of VSW kicks off with the Vanhacks Hackathon, and also feature events hosted by Innovate BC and SFU Venture Labs.

This year, attendees can expect events that cover everything startup related, from scaling up with growth strategies and venture capitalism to networking and VR related tech, the range of networking events are diverse. VSW will also feature returning favourites such as the Recruitment Fair and the Founders Breakfast.

When: September 13 to 20, 2019
Where: Various locations in Downtown Vancouver
Time: 8 am to 5:30 pm
Tickets: Buy tickets here

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: September 19 to September 21, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Vancouver Public Library central branch – 350 West Georgia. Vancouver
Admission: Free

Community Movie Night – Finding Nemo

What: City Centre Community Centre hosts a free screening of Finding Nemo on September 19, and all ages are welcome. Light refreshments will also be provided.

When: September 19, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: City Centre Community Centre – 5900 Minoru Blvd, Richmond
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

Olde Harvest Fair

What: The Olde Harvest Fair includes local artisans and vendors, Surrey’s re-enactment troupe The Re-Enactors, children’s activities, face painting, potato sack races, and more. You can also go on a tour of the 1894 farmhouse.

When: September 21, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Stewart Farm House – 13723 Crescent Road
Admission: Free

Fifth Annual Scarecrow Festival 2019

halloween scarecrow haunted harvest party


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

Ioco Ghost Town Day

What: The Ioco Ghost Town Days Festival features local vendors and displays, live music and entertainment, a guided trolley tour of the town site, and more. The whole family can have fun with games and activities, a giant maze and pony rides.

When: September 22, 2019
Time: 12 to 4 pm
Where: Ioco Townsite – Ioco Road & 1st Avenue Port Moody
Admission: Free


What: LET THEM EAT DIRT: The Hunt For Our Kid’s Missing Microbes is a new documentary based on the book, “Let Them Eat Dirt.” The screening at the Rio Theatre will be followed by a Q&A moderated by journalist Kathryn Gretsinger, with Dr. Brett Finlay and Emmy Award-Winning producer Rivkah Beth Medow.

When: September 24, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, Free

On The Table Community Breakfast

What: City Centre Community Centre hosts a casual pancake breakfast to bring people together to talk and facilitate community connections. All ages welcome.

When: September 26, 2019
Time: 9:30 to 11:30 am
Where: City Centre Community Centre – 5900 Minoru Blvd, Richmond
Admission: Free

Because We Are Girls

What: Because We Are Girls tells the story of a conservative Indo-Canadian family in small-town British Columbia who must come to terms with a devastating secret: three sisters were sexually abused by an older relative beginning when they were children. After remaining silent for nearly 25 years, the sisters decide to come forward, not only to protect other young relatives but to also set an example for their daughters.

Counsellors will be available for emotional support. Artworks on the theme of sexual abuse will also be on display, and there will be a moderated panel discussion after the screening. Part of Surrey Civic Theatres’ first-ever film series.

When: September 27, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Tickets: Online

Whole Human Summit

What: From September 27 and September 28, Whole Human Summit will be hosting its inaugural event on Granville Island. Featuring speakers who are at the forefront of innovation in mental wellbeing, microbiome, and genetic research, the two-day event will bring together health innovators, physicians, scientists, and wellness entrepreneurs alike.

When: September 27 and 28, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues on Granville Island
Tickets: $299 – $369, tickets available on Eventbrite

River’s End Fisher Poets – Richmond Culture Days

What: Current and retired commercial fishers share creative writing about their shared industry in River’s End Fisher Poets. Hosted by fisher poet Wilfred Wilson and part of Richmond Culture Days.

When: September 28, 2019
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
Admission: Free

Etsy Vancouver Market: Made in Canada

What: The Etsy Vancouver Market features vintage goods, fine art, jewelry, handmade wares, items for children and more.

When: September 28, 2019
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Robson Square – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Surrey’s Heritage Rail

What: Take a trip back through time by riding Surrey’s Heritage Interurban rail car. The 50-minute trip goes from Cloverdale to Sullivan and back. Then check out the interactive exhibits and explore the Discovery Centre.

When: Saturdays and Sundays until September 29, 2019
Time: First train at 10 am, last train at 3 pm
Where: Cloverdale Station – Hwy 10 & 176A St, Surrey
Tickets: Online

Venosta Radio Show – Ioco Ghost Town Days Festival

What: Venosta Radio Show is a behind-the-scenes look at a 1920s radio show and how it was produced. Performed by the Expect Exceptional Theatre at the Inlet Theatre.

When: September 29, 2019
Time: 3 pm
Where: Inlet Theatre – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Admission: Free

Laugh the night away

Back to School TheatreSports

Back to School TheatreSports/VTS

What: Vancouver TheatreSports celebrates the beginning of fall with Back to School TheatreSports, with classic TheatreSports short-form improv games parodying classroom clichés and cliques. The comedy will be overseen by a stern Principal, with audience awarding letter grades to the teams.

When: Every Tuesday to Saturday from September 3 until October 12, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Marc Maron

What: Marc Maron (Maron, GLOW) celebrates the milestone one-thousandth episode of his podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, by hitting the road with his new tour, Hey, There’s More.

When: September 6, 2019
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville St Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Rape is Real & Everywhere

What: Rape is Real answers the questions, “Can rape jokes be funny? What if the people telling them were survivors?” Featuring stand-up comedians sharing raw, honest stories in a hilarious manner throughout the Vancouver Fringe Festival.

When: Various dates from September 6 to September 14, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Cultch – 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The Human Condition Comedy Tour

What: The Human Condition Comedy Tour is in support of Alberta & BC Guide Dogs. Featuring stand-up by Shawn Gramiak, Scott Porteous, and Frank Russo

When: September 14, 2019
Time: 9 pm
Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, by donation

Improv Against Humanity: Back to Class

What: Improv Against Humanity is back in session at the Rio Theatre with a fall kickoff special by The Fictionals and special guests Denise Jones and Michael Teigen. Sign up to play in the live tournament to inspire the comedy, enter for a chance to win prizes, and help crown the Most Horrible Person In Vancouver.

When: September 18, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $12

Laughs & Drafts at Moody Ales

What: Mixed Nuts and Moody Ales are teaming up for comedy nights in Port Moody. The debut show on September 19 features Ed Hill, Tania Taylor, Mario Micelli, Heather Escaravage, Curtis Pyke and Justin Nichol.

When: September 19, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Moody Ales – 2601 Murray Street, Port Moody
Tickets: Online

Après le Déluge: The Buddy Cole Monologues

What: Scott Thompson (The Kids In The Hall) has been creating and performing monologues as Buddy Cole on stage and screen for over 30 years. Buddy has been a special correspondent for The Colbert Report at the Sochi Olympics in 2014 and his work is currently on Vulture Magazine’s recent list of I00 jokes that shaped modern comedy.

When: September 19 to September 21, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Cultch – 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Eric Andre

What: Eric Andre is the creator, host, and co-writer of The Eric Andre Show on Adult Swim, played Mike on FXX’s Man Seeking Woman, and voiced Azizi in the 2019 live-action The Lion King. He brings his Legalize Everything Tour to Vogue Theatre on September 20.

When: September 20, 2019
Time: Doors open at 7 pm, show begins at 8 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver; Abbotsford Centre 33800 King Rd., Abbotsford
Tickets: Available through LiveNation

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq The World Tour

What: RuPaul’s Drag Race is coming to Vancouver this fall. Your favourite drag stars will be hitting the stage for the Official RuPaul’s Drag Race WERQ the World Tour. The show will be hosted by the fabulous Michelle Visage who “takes you on a journey to save the galaxy in the largest drag production ever produced.” Also featuring Aquaria, Kameron Michaels, Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, Violet Chachki, and the queens from Season 11.

When: September 23, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe St., Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Improv Festival

What: Check out more than 14 interactive performances, workshops and an opening night gala at the 21st Vancouver Improv Festival. Featuring headliners Trio from Los Angeles, Lambati from Tel Aviv, Israel, and special guest Andrew Phung of CBC’s Kim’s Convenience.

When: September 24 to 29, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Cultch – 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver,
Tickets: Online

Penn & Teller

What: Penn & Teller have been entertaining audiences for over 40 years, world tours, runs on Broadway, Emmy awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and more. The comedy magic duo perform at Rover Rock on September 27.

When: September 27, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: River Rock Casino – 8811 River Rd, Richmond, Richmond
Tickets: Online

Dirty Jokes

What: Sam Tonning hosts a lineup of smutty and silly joke tellers at Dirty Jokes, including Brett Martin, Jane Stanton, Steev Letts, Alannah Brittany, and Stuart Jones.

When: September 27, 2019
Time: 10:30 pm
Where: Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver – 2837 Cambie Street, Vancouver

Rob Schneider

What: Rob Schneider is famed for his work on Saturday Night Live, Grown Ups, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, and The Animal. Schneider currently stars in the Netflix docu-series Real Rob, which showcased the everyday hijinks of his life. He performs live at Hard Rock Casino on September 27.

When: September 27, 2019
Times: 8 pm
Where: Hard Rock Casino Vancouver – 2080 United Blvd, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

Cheer on the home teams

Vancouver Whitecaps

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC

What: Vancouver Whitecaps continue their MLS season during September at BC Place. Also happening on September 14 is the 2019 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Legends & Stars charity soccer match.

When: September 14 and September 21, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

BC Lions

What: The BC Lions continue their CFL season throughout September at BC Place.

When: September 13 and September 28, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Giants

What: Vancouver Giants kick off the new WHL season at Langley Events Centre in September.

When: September 6, September 7 and September 8, 2019 (pre-season), September 27 and September 29, 2019 (regular season)
Time: Various times
Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Canucks

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Vancouver Canucks / Instagram

What: The Canucks kick off the NHL pre-season with a number of games at Rogers Arena and Abbotsford Centre in September.

When: September 17, September 23 (in Abbotsford), September 25, September 26, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver; Abbotsford Centre – 33800 King Rd, Abbotsford
Tickets: Online

Canada Men’s National Rugby Team vs USA

What: Canada’s Men’s Rugby Team take on the United States in a pre-Rugby World Cup match.

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

UFC Fight Night

What: The main event of UFC Fight Night, scheduled for September 14 at Rogers Arena, will have some star power. Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone will square off against Justin Gaethje. Other fights include Cirkunov vs. Crute, Heavyweight bout Todd Duffee vs. Jeff Hughes, and Middleweight bout Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Uriah Hall.

When: September 14, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Eat fresh with farmers’ markets

Riley Park and Nat Bailey Stadium Farmers’ Market

What: Each week you can look forward to finding locally grown vegetables and fruit, meat and seafood from local ranchers and fishermen, artisan cheese and bread, herbs and seasonal nursery items, baked goods, prepared foods and artisanal crafts.

When: Open year round on Saturday (except December 28)
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Riley Park Plaza – 50E. 30th Ave., Vancouver, Nat Bailey Stadium – 4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Granville Island Public Market

Granville Island Public Market on May 10, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada (Julien Hautcoeur/Shutterstock)

Julien Hautcoeur/Shutterstock

What: Open year-round and boasting stalls of fresh, colourful produce, homemade products, and some tasty must-try eats. From the ocean, oven, or field — Granville Market has got it all. Grab items to-go or order some grub from one of the many established food vendors at this indoor market, you’re going to leave happy and full.

When: Open year round, seven days a week
Time: 9 am to 7 pm
Where: 1661 Duranleau Street, Granville Island
Admission: Free

Richmond Country Farms

What: Family-owned and operated for nearly 40 years, Richmond Country Farms is the farm stand adjacent to Highway 99 off Steveston. Open from early spring to just ahead of Christmas, the market has a bounty of fresh local produce and prepared goods.

When: Open Thursdays to Sundays until December 2019
Time: 9 am to 7 pm
Where: 12900 Steveston Highway, Richmond
Admission: Free

Kwantlen Street Farmers’ Market – Richmond

What: The market offers a rotating selection of food trucks and carts, vendors with local produce, fresh Okanagan fruit, locally brewed beer and BC wines, SPCA certified chicken and eggs, freshly baked French breads and pastries, and natural soap and body care products.

When: Every Tuesday until October 8, 2019
Time: 12 to 4 pm
Where: Plaza in between the Richmond Public Library and the Minoru Place Seniors’ Centre – 7660 Minoru Gate, Richmond
Admission: Free

Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market

What: Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market is an authentic BC Farmers’ Market and features local farmers and Certified Safe Prepared food vendors bringing in fresh local produce, field greens, vegetables, fruits, flowers, fresh baking, fruit pies, cupcakes, cookies, local craft beer, varietal wines, tasty prepared foods from the Fraser Valley, the Similkameen, and Okanagan Valleys.

When: Every Saturday until October 26, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: St. Andrews Historic Church – 9025 Glover Road in Fort Langley
Admission: Free

Burnaby Artisan Farmers’ Market

What: Launched in June 2008, this open-air market, situated in the North Parking Lot of Burnaby City Hall, offers visitors an assortment of food and craft stalls to peruse on Saturday mornings every Saturday from May through October.

When: Every Saturday until October 26, 2019
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Where: North Parking Lot of Burnaby City Hall (4949 Canada Way at Deer Lake Pkwy)
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

Lonsdale Artisan Farmers’ Market

The exterior of Lonsdale Quay Market. (Quay Property Management)

What: Run by the same organization behind the Ambleside Market in nearby West Van, the Lonsdale Quay Farmers’ Market brings local farmers, artisans, and other vendors to North Vancouver for a weekly Saturday market.

When: Every Saturday until October 26, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: East Plaza of the Lonsdale Quay Market – 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Admission: Free

Kitsilano Farmers’ Market

What: This friendly get-together, also known as the Kitsilano Farmers’ Market, takes place on Sundays in the parking lot of the Community Centre and offers a good selection of fresh local produce and gourmet treats to stock up on for the week.

When: Every Sunday until October 20, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Parking lot of Kits Community Centre – 2690 Larch Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

White Rock Farmers’ Market

What: Live music, over 80 vendors, and great local produce and food products make the White Rock Farmers’ Market a great community event for South Surrey and White Rock.

When: Every Monday until October 27, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: 15154 Russell Avenue (Beside Whaling Wall) in White Rock
Admission: Free

Poirier Street Market

What: Launched in 1996, the Poirier Street Farmers’ Market is the longest running suburban farmers market in the Lower Mainland.  The Poirier Street Market hosts a diversity of vendors and products from May through October. Each week a wide variety of vendors gather to showcase their products – made, baked, grown, or raised in BC.

Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Where: Dogwood Pavilion Parking Lot – 624 Poirier Street, Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Ambleside Farmers’ Market

What: The Ambleside Farmers’ Market now takes place in Ambleside Park, at the foot of 13th Street, every Sunday from May through October. This market offers West Vancouver a gathering spot for picking up fresh local food and goods from crafters and food artisans.

When: Every Sunday until October 27, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Ambleside Park – 1000 Argyle AveWest Vancouver
Admission: Free

Steveston Farmers’ & Artisans Market

Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market

Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market / Facebook

What: Returning for its eleventh year, the Steveston Farmers’ and Artisans Market will be operating in the parking lot of the Steveston Community Centre, the market will feature a mix of stalls, including food vendors, artists, and craftspeople.

When: September 15 and September 29, 2019
Time: 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Where: Easthope Parking Lot (across the street from the Steveston Community Centre) – 4111 Moncton Street, Richmond
Admission: Free

Clayton Community Farmers’ Market

What: The Clayton Community Farmers’ Market will showcase local farmers, crafters, and artisans. The market will also have a Family Fun Zone, live music and food trucks.

When: Every second Sunday until October 6, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Clayton Heights Secondary School, 7003 188 St, Surrey
Admission: Free

Langley Community Farmers’ Market

What: Explore the dozens of local makers, bakers, and growers at two weekly locations of Langley Community Farmers’ Market.

When: Every Wednesday until October 9, 2019, and Every Saturday until October 5, 2019
Time: 12 to 4:30 pm (Wednesdays), 10 am to 2 pm (Saturdays)
Where: Kwantlen Langley Campus Courtyard – 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley (Wednesday), Timms Community Centre – 20339 Douglas Crescent, Langley (Saturdays)
Admission: Free

New West Farmers’ Market

What: The market features farm-fresh produce, plants, quality crafts from local artists and artisans, gourmet prepared foods, community information, live entertainment, and more.

Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: Tipperary Park – 315 Queens Ave, New Westminster
Admission: Free

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

West End Farmers’ Market

What: The West End’s charming, community-minded farmers’ market is open Saturdays. Grab a coffee, peek at the adjacent community garden, and stock up on a vast array of locally grown foods.

When: Every Saturday until October 19, 2019
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Where: 100 Comox Street, Vancouver between Bute and Thurlow
Admission: Free

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market

What: You’ll find fresh groceries, locally-sourced produce, as well as artisanal food offerings at the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market, one of the newer kids on the Vancouver Farmers’ Market’s block.

When: Every Sunday until October 27, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Dude Chilling Park – 2390 Brunswick Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

UBC Farm Markets

What: The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems operates the UBC Farm, and three weekly farm markets (June through October) on campus, providing students, faculty, and staff the chance to engage with the community and support local farming. This market now accepts cash, credit, and debit.

When: Every Saturday until November 30, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: UBC Farm (UBC’s South Campus) – 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Main Street Station Farmers’ Market


Vancouver Farmers Market

What: See, taste, and indulge at this bustling weekday market. With vendors lined up on the east side of Thornton Park on the sidewalk along Station Street, the Main Street Station Farmers’ Market is within ideal reach on foot for bus and SkyTrain users.

When: Every Wednesday until October 2, 2019
Time: 2 to 6 pm
Where: 1100 Station Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Granville Island Farmers’ Market

What: The Granville Island Farmers’ Market is the oldest of its kind in Vancouver offering customers fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers. This market also has local craft beer and wine vendors too.

When: Every Thursday until September 26, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Chain & Forge (under the Granville Street Bridge, across from The Keg), Granville Island
Admission: Free

Port Coquitlam Farmers’ Market

What: Inspired by, and created in collaboration with the Haney Farmers’ Market Society, the Port Coquitlam Farmers’ Market is part of a larger plan to strengthen Port Coquitlam’s downtown centre through arts, cultural, and heritage programming.

When: Every Thursday until October 10, 2019
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: 2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Downtown Farmers’ Market

What: A very urban market indeed, the pedestrian-friendly Hamilton Street welcomes vendors and farmers Thursday mornings and afternoons for a terrific food and shopping experience, right at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

When: Every Thursday until October 3, 2019
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 608-688 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Admission: Time

Ladner Village Market

What: The Ladner Village Market takes over the heart of Ladner Village on select Sundays in the summertime. The market features live music, many vendors, and more to see, do and eat.

When: September 8, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: 5028 48th Avenue (between Delta and Elliott Streets) in Ladner Village
Admission: Free

Surrey Urban Farmers’ Market

What: Located just steps away from the Surrey Central SkyTrain station and bus loop Surrey Urban Farmers’ Market is a vibrant gathering place that aims to promote small-scale farmers, food producers, and artisans.

When: Every Saturday until October 5, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: North Surrey Rec Centre – 10275 City Parkway, Surrey
Admission: Free

Tsawwassen Farmers’ Market

What: Stock up on fresh local produce, along with artisanal foods, at Tsawwassen Farmers’ Market. A handful of food trucks will also be in attendance.

When: Every Saturday until September 21, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: 5360 12th Avenue (at 53A Street), Tsawwassen
Admission: Free

Food and Shopping at Night Markets

North Vancouver’s Shipyards Night Market

What: Gathering some of Vancouver’s best food vendors, this free event will feature a full farmers’ and artisan marketplace along with local food trucks and live entertainment weekly until 10 pm. Shipbuilders’ Square in North Vancouver will be transformed into a vibrant night market with 100+ vendors. Attendees can expect to chow down on grub from 40+ food trucks in “hot food alley” and enjoy live entertainment all summer long. The Friday Night Market will also feature a 19+ beer garden, serving local craft beer and cider as well as Betty’s Vodka Iced Tea.

When: Now until September 27, 2019,
Time: Starts at 5 pm
Where: Shipbuilders’ Square – 15 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
Admission: Free

Richmond Night Market

Weekly Vancouver food events


What: This wildly popular event is gearing up for another season filled with epic eats and live entertainment. There will be over 100 food vendors and 200 retail stalls this year.

When: Now until October 14, 2019. Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and stat holidays
Time: 7 pm to 12 am (open to 11 am on Sundays after September 2 and stat holidays)
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond (near Bridgeport Station)
Admission: General admission $4.75; children (under eight years) and seniors (60+ years) free

Bon Appetit

Le Burger Week Vancouver

What: Restaurant’s special creations are 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: September 1 to September 7, 2019
Time: Regular Hours
Where: Various restaurants around Vancouver
More Info: Online

Afternoon Tea in The Window

What: For a limited time, guests can reserve appointments to enjoy afternoon tea in the hotel’s street-level window display on West Georgia Street. The experience will begin with the guest’s choice of Fairmont’s LOT 35 Tea, followed by an array of eats like house-baked English scones and golden sultana scones with clotted cream, strawberry preserves, and orange marmalade, tea sandwiches, and sweets from the hotel’s pastry shop. There is only one reservation per day available at noon, and this experience is $59 per person.

When: Monday to Friday until September 2. 2019
Time: 12 pm
Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver –
Price: $59 per person; reserve online or call 604-662-1900

Brew-HaHa 2019 Festival of Beers

What: Port Coquitlam first ever craft beer festival is a fundraiser for PoCo Heritage. Enjoy beers from Taylight Brewing, Northpaw Brew, Patina Brewing, Tinhouse Brewing, and West Coast Cider!. There will also be door prizes, snacks and a food truck, live entertainment and activities for the whole family.

When: September 7, 2019
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: Leigh Square Community Arts Village – 2253 Leigh Square Place, Port Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

25th Annual Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields

What: FarmFolk CityFolk is hosting its annual food celebration, Feast of Fields. This large-scale event is the longest-running local food and beverage festival in Canada — since 1995, almost 60 of these events have been hosted across the province of British Columbia. The festival highlights the importance of farm-to-table relationships between people and their food, and celebrates the connections between farmers and chefs, field and table, and farm and city folks.

Dress up in your fancy attire—don’t forget to take a glass of wine and a napkin—and get ready to wander around for four hours to enjoy some gourmet, farm-fresh bites. Guests are invited to travel from tent to tent to taste gourmet creations from some of the Lower Mainland’s best chefs, bakers, and brewers.

When: September 8, 2019
Time: 1 to 5 pm
Where: Rabbit River Farms – 17740 River Road Richmond
Tickets: Online

Whistler Village Beer Festival 2019

Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane

What: The Whistler Village Beer Festival features over 70 breweries and more than 140 craft beers and ciders, food trucks, and plenty of live music. There will also be food pairing dinners, unique cask nights, beer yoga, forged axe throwing, and a two-day main event at Whistler Olympic Plaza.

When: September 9 until September 15, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Whistler Village
Tickets: From $35 – available online

Cheese and Meat Festival 2019

What: Attendees get to eat their way through local and international fare. 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 14, 2019
Time: Various tasting times throughout the day
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Poutine With Purpose Vancouver 2019

What: Poutine With Purpose invites customers to try some of the city’s top poutines while supporting Mealshare to end youth hunger. Both the Calgary and Victoria Poutine With Purpose events have sold over 30,000 poutines over the past four years. Every poutine sold at participating restaurants during this time means one meal to someone in need. If this event is anything like the one in YYC, Vancouverites can expect dozens of eateries serving up vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan poutine options for patrons to try too.

When: September 27 to October 5, 2019
Where: Participating restaurants across Vancouver
More Info: Online

VCC Chef’s Table Pop-Up Restaurant

What: Vancouver Community College’s Culinary Arts program presents the next edition of their pop-up restaurant The Chef’s Table. Enjoy a five-course, fixed menu with optional wine pairings served in an intimate setting with only 20 seats available per night.

When: Tuesdays to Thursday until September 5, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Vancouver Community College – Downtown Campus JJ’s Restaurant – 250 West Pender Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $22-$55

Treat yourself to Arts and Culture

Vancouver International Tap Dance Festival 2019

What: Vancouver International Tap Dance Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this month with seven days of top tap talent. The festival features local and international tap dance artists in premiere performances, workshops and intensives, and community events. Presented by Vancouver Tap Dance Society.

When: Now until September 1, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues in Downtown and East Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Summer Sundays: Free Blues, Soul, Funk, R&B and Reggae Concerts

What: Enjoy free concerts every Sunday at Rocky Point Park.

When: September 1, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Where: Rocky Point Park – 2800 block Murray Street, Port Moody
Admission: Free, donations accepted

Best BC Ceramics – Potters Guild of BC Members’ Exhibition

What: The Potters Guild of BC and Lipont Gallery present the exhibition, The Best of BC Ceramics. Featuring over 40 BC-based ceramic artists and over 300 pieces of ceramic art.

When: Mondays to Fridays until September 3, 2019. Weekends by appointment.
Time: 10 to 5 pm
Where: Lipont Place – 4211 Number 3 Road, Richmond
Tickets: Online, free


What: Metalmorphosis is a sculpture exhibition at VisualSpace Gallery from award-winning metal artists Kye-Yeon Son and Brian Hoyano. Curated by Barbara Cohen.

When: Mondays to Saturday until September 7, 2019 (closed Labour Day)
Time: 12 to 5 pm
Where: VisualSpace Gallery – 3352 Dunbar Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Vancouver Fringe Festival 2019

Vancouver Fringe Festival / Facebook

What: Produced annually by the Vancouver Fringe Theatre Society, Vancouver Fringe Festival features over 700 performances in 11 days, attracting over 40,000 attendees. Enjoy comedy, drama, musicals, clowns, political satire, and more, then check out the Fringe Bar in the evening for more entertainment.

When: September 5 to September 15, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues across Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Thursday Artist Talk: Fiona Tang, “Drawing Without Fear”

What: Vancouver-based artist Fiona Tang shares her process in the Thursday Artists Talk, “Drawing Without Fear.” Tang was the winner of Surrey Art Gallery Association’s first Competitive Art Paint-Off in 2019, and has exhibited at Richmond Art Gallery, Anvil Centre, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, and more.

When: September 5, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue, Free
Admission: Free


What: Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY presents the world premiere of @giselle, a technology-infused reimagining of the ballet masterwork. @giselle looks at how social media has leveraged an unexpected change in modern love and relationships. Choreographed by Joshua Beamish and featuring ballet artists from American Ballet Theatre, The National Ballet of Canada, and Pennsylvania Ballet.

When: September 5 to September 7, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Vancouver Playhouse – 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Hidden Wonders

What: Hidden Wonders is the next edition of Shawn Farquhar’s Cabaret of Wonders, and premieres in a secret location in Chinatown. Shawn is a World Champion of Magic, has performed on Ellen, fooled Las Vegas headliners Penn & Teller twice on Fool Us, and had his magic featured on shows like Fringe, Shut Eye, and X-Files.

When: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from September 6 until October 27, 2019
Time: TBA
Where: Secret location in Chinatown. Guests will be provided with address and password
Tickets: Online

Summer Concert Series

What: Voted “Outdoor Concert of the Year” by Tri-Cities residents, Coquitlam’s Summer Concert Series is back again for 2019. Drop by the TD Community Plaza in Town Centre Park to enjoy free concerts under the evening sky this summer. Choose to either sit on the grassed seating levels or bring your own chair or blanket while enjoying a homemade picnic or meal purchased from an on-site food truck.

When: September 6 (RnB Night), 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Town Centre Park – 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Admission: Free

A Tender Thing by Ben Power

What: A Tender Thing asks the questions what if Romeo and Juliet didn’t die in that double suicide in the Capulet family vault? Instead, what if they lived into old age and faced a more commonplace tragedy? Find out in Ben Power’s take on Shakespeare’s love story.

When: Thursdays to Sundays from September 6 to 29, 2019
Time: 8 pm (except for 2 pm matinees on September 15, 22, and 29)
Where: Jericho Arts Centre – 1675 Discovery Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Strathcona Artisan Market

What: Shop local artisans and handmade goods at the Strathcona Artisan Market. Plus there will be children activities, workshops with artists, live entertainment, and food and snacks to enjoy.

When: September 7, 2019
Time: 10 am to 7 pm
Where: 431 Princess Ave, Vancouver
Admission: Free

New Play Festival

What: Arts Club’s New Play Festival features free live public readings of new scripts by Canadian actors, directors, dramaturgs, and playwrights. Audience members are invited to take part in a discussion with the artists after each reading.

When: September 9 to September 14, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre – 162 West 1st Ave, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Saints, Sinners and Souvenirs: Italian Masterworks on Paper

What: The Burnaby Art Gallery presents Saints, Sinners and Souvenirs: Italian Masterworks on Paper. The exhibition showcases Italian Master prints and drawings from Vancouver-area public and private collections, from the Renaissance to the late 18th century.

When: Tuesdays to Sunday from September 13 until November 17, 2019. Closed Mondays and stat holidays
Time: 10 am to 4:30 pm (Tuesday to Friday), 12 to 5 pm (Saturdays and Sundays)
Where: Burnaby Art Gallery – 6344 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
Admission: Suggested donation $5

A Thousand Splendid Suns

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What: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Ursula Rani Sarma is based on the book by Khaled Hosseini. Set in war-torn Afghanistan, A Thousand Splendid Suns tells the story of the unlikely but extraordinary friendship of Laila and Mariam.

When: Tuesdays to Sundays from September 12 until October 13, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage – 2750 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Mother of the Maid

What: Pacific Theatre’s Mother of the Maid features the tale of Isabelle Arc, who knows what her teenage daughter Joan needs: discipline, a loving husband, and to stop communing with God. As Joan heads towards her destiny of becoming the Maid of Orleans, Isabelle must care for a daughter who belongs not just to her, but to all of France.

When: Various dates from September 13 until October 5, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Pacific Theatre – 1440 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver International Flamenco Festival

What: Celebrate all things flamenco at this annual festival of dance, with both ticketed performances and free events throughout the week. Featureing Canadian and international artists.

When: September 13 to 19, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Tickets: Online

Band-Aid Concert: Youth Musician Showcase


What: Youth performers will showcase what they have learned at Band-Aid: Youth Musician Development Day in an evening of live music the Surrey Arts Centre.

When: September 14, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Ave, Surrey
Admission: By donation to the Surrey Food Bank. Cash donations of any amount are preferred.

Language Matters: Exploring Indigenous Language Through Art

What: This exhibition at Bill Reid Gallery brings together urban Indigenous community members to visually express their relationships to their respective Indigenous languages.

When: Now until September 16, 2019
Times: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art – 639 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour


RENT 20th Anniversary Tour (Carol Rosegg)

What: Broadway Across Canada presents the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour. This Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning original rock musical will be at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre from September 17 to 22. RENT follows the lives of seven artists who struggle to chase their dreams in New York City without selling out. The show was groundbreaking at its time, opening its first show in 1996. Written and composed by Johnathan Larson, it was a memorial to his friends who died from an epidemic of AIDS.

When: September 17 to 22, 2019
Time: Various times, check online for more details
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre — 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: From $30 — available online

Lear Inc.: All Or Nothing

What: A modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear, where Lear is a 55-year-old CEO of a multinational corporation who lives and dies by the principle of ‘all or nothing.’

When: September 17 and 18, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Cultch – 1895 Venables St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

UrbanScreen Community Art Night

What: An evening of digital art at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre. Check out local youth-made films, animations created by Surrey Art Gallery’s Art Together program participants with artist-in-residence Cindy Mochizuki, and a live, interactive rendition of Faisal Anwar’s CharBagh project.

When: September 18, 2019
Time: 8 to 9:30 pm
Where: Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre – 13458 107a Ave, Surrey
Admission: Free

The Ballad Of Frank Allen

What: Australia’s Shane Adamczak and Canadian Al Lafrance team up for The Ballad Of Frank Allen, a show about a mild-mannered janitor being shrunk and getting stuck in another man’s beard.

When: September 19, 2019
Time: 8:45 pm
Where: Performance Works – 1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Revision: the art of recycling

What: Burnaby Arts Council presents ReVision: the art of recycling at Deer Lake Gallery, featuring a non-profit society of artists. Explore artwork made from upcycled waste materials and discarded objects, workshops, artist talks, events, and more.

When: September 21 to October 26, 2019 (closed Sundays, Mondays and Holidays)
When: Various times
Where: Deer Lake Gallery – 6584 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
Admission: By donation

The Shipment

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What: The Shipment by Korean-American playwright Young Jean Lee, features five Black actors – Andrew Creightney, Chris Francisque, Omari Newton, Adrian Neblett, and Kiomi Pyke – playing what is described as a “bad b-list of Black iconography: Video Ho, Crackhead John, Bad Cop, Standup Comedian, Drug Dealer Mama, Grandma from Heaven, and Record Company Executive, to name just a few.” The stereotypes are mashed-up with clichés, distortions, and sleights of hand to encourage the audience to confront their own bias.

When: Various dates from September 24 to October 5, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Firehall Arts Centre – 280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

2019 Grand Prix of Art

What: Artists of all experience and age levels race against the clock in a three-hour painting challenge during the Grand Prix of Art. The public is welcome to view the artists in action at the 40 painting sites. Afterwards, the paintings will be exhibited to the public from 3 to 6 pm on Saturday, September 21, and will also be on display at Britannia Heritage Shipyards National Historic Site on Sunday, September 22 from 12 to 4 pm.

When: September 21 to 22, 2019
Time: 3 to 6 pm (Saturday), 12 to 4 pm (Sunday)
Where: Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site – 5180 Westwater Drive Richmond
Admission: Free

Vancouver International Film Festival 2019

What: VIFF features over 320 films and events, and welcomes about approximately 400 industry professionals from around the globe to Vancouver. The festival also showcases the biggest Canadian film program in the world.

When: September 26 to October 11, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Ticket Packs and Passes: Online

Art Crawl Burnaby Heights

What: Head down to Hastings Street in the Burnaby Heights area to meet local artists and enjoy original artwork. Part of Culture Days 2019.

When: September 28, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Various locations in Burnaby Heights area
Admission: Free

Pop-Up Magazine: The Escape Issue

What: Pop-Up Magazine is a live magazine, with photography, film, radio, and original music mixed together and performed live onstage.

When: September 28, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: The Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville St., Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Definitely Dali Exhibition

What: Chali-Rosso Art Gallery’s annual Definitely Dali exhibition is back for the summer. Enjoy original artwork by the great Spanish Surrealist master, every single day until the end of September. Plus visit the monumental Salvador Dali sculptures they have positioned in the two public, outdoor spaces: Dalinian Dancer at the corner of Alberni and Thurlow St., and Space Venus at LOT 19, at the foot of Hornby St. 2 W. Hastings.

When: Daily until the end of September 2019
Time: 10 am to 6 pm (Monday to Saturday), 12 to 5 pm (Sunday), or by appointment: [email protected] or 604 733 3594
Where: Chali-Rosso Art Gallery – 549 Howe Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Bard on the Beach

Bard on the Beach / Photo by Jason Keel

What: Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare festivals. Presented in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, the festival offers Shakespeare’s plays, related dramas, and several special events on the BMO Mainstage and the Howard Family Stage through September. The lineup this year includes The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare in Love, All’s Well That Ends Well, and Coriolanus.

When: Now until September 21, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Vanier Park – 1695 Whyte Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Alberto Giacometti: A Line Through Time

What: This unique exhibition is focused on the art of Alberto Giacometti, renowned in the twentieth century for his sculpture, painting, drawing and design. The exhibition offers a rare opportunity to examine the breadth of his practice and to see Giacometti’s place among his contemporaries in Paris and London in the post-war period.

In addition to Giacometti, featured artists include Francis Bacon, César, Lynn Chadwick, Jean Dubuffet, Jean Fautrier, Elisabeth Frink, Henri Michaux, Eduardo Paolozzi, Isabel Rawsthorne, Man Ray, Germaine Richier, Jean-Paul Riopelle and William Turnbull, among others.

When: Now until September 29, 2019
Time: Daily 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesdays until 9 pm, and the first Friday of each month until 9 pm
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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Summerset Music Festival

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What: The inaugural Summerset Music Festival at Fort Langley National Historic Site features Paul Brandt, Rival Sons, April Wine, Kim Mitchell, The Washboard Union and more. The festival also has art installations, local food trucks, breweries and more.

When: August 30 to September 1, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Fort Langley National Historic Site – 23433 Mavis Ave, Fort Langley
Tickets: Online

Victory Square Block Party 2019

What: CiTR Radio 101.9FM, Music Waste Festival and Discorder Magazine team up for their annual summer party. Featuring live music all day, food vendors, and raffle prizes. Proceeds from the raffle and sponsorship go towards Megaphone, Vancouver’s street magazine sold by homeless and low-income vendors.

When: September 1, 2019
Time: 2 to 9 pm
Where: Victory Square – corner of Hastings and Cambie, Vancouver,
Admission: Free

Fair at the PNE 2019 Concerts

What: PNE Fairgoers will enjoy sensational performances this year including Pop, Rock, Country, and R&B as well as throwback 80s and 90s concerts. The Summer Night Concerts will run every evening that the Fair is open in the PNE Amphitheatre.

When: Now until Monday, September 2, 2019 (closed August 19 and 26)
Time: Nightly at 8:30 pm
Where: The Fair at the PNE – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Admission: Each concert is free with gate admission to the fairgrounds. However, music fans looking for a more optimal viewing experience of the concerts can acquire reserved seats starting at $20.

Iron Maiden

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What: Iron Maiden, the English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975, is stopping by Rogers Arena as part of the iconic band’s “Legacy of the Beast Tour.” Featuring special guests The Raven Age.

When: September 3, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Fringe Bar

What: For the 11 days of the Vancouver Fringe, the Phillips Fringe Bar features a variety of local bands and artists each night. Acts include Buckman Coe on September 5, Sleepy Gonzales on September 7, and Rae Spoon on September 12.

When: September 5 to September 15, 2019
Time: 6 pm to late (Monday to Friday), 1 pm to late (Saturday and Sunday)
Where: Ocean Art Works on Granville Island
Admission: Free

Death Cab for Cutie

What: Alt-rock band Death Cab for Cutie will be performing in Vancouver this September at the Malkin Bowl, joined by guest Jenn Champion. Formed in Bellingham, Washington, Death Cab for Cutie is composed of members Ben Gibbard, Nick Harmer, Jason McGerr, Dave Depper, and Zac Rae. The band has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards, including Best Rock Album for their 2015 release, Kintsugi. Their ninth studio album Thank You for Today was released in August 2018.

When: September 5, 2019
Time: Doors open 5:30 pm, show starts 6:45 pm
Where: Malkin Bowl — 610 Pipeline Road
Price: $59.50 — Tickets available via Ticketmaster

Bon Iver

What: Bon Iver with special guest Van Etten perform at Pacific Coliseum.

When: September 7, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Pacific Coliseum – 2901 E Hastings St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Recovery Day BC with Trooper and SonReal

What: Canada’s Largest Addiction and Mental Health Recovery Street Festival. Recovery Day is part music festival, part information fair, part community engagement event to reduce the stigma of addiction and recovery. Featuring three music stages, kids zone, overdose memorial centre, information booths, vendors, food trucks, health and wellness speakers

When: September 7, 2019
Time: 12 to 5 pm
Where: 6th Avenue and 6th Street, New Westminster
Admission: Free


What: Two-time GRAMMY-award nominee K.Flay is on tour to support her third studio full-length album, Solutions. Featuring special guests Houses and Your Smith.

When: September 9, 2019
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: The Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Westward Music Festival 2019

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What: The third-annual festival will be taking over downtown Vancouver with concerts by local and international acts. Artists this year include from Japanese rapper / producer Joji, Vancouver’s very own Black Mountain, and indie rockers The Paper Kites from Australia.

Westward Music Festival has also partnered up with the Yaletown BIA to include three free outdoor stages alongside a beer garden, food and local vendors for local residents to enjoy. One of these stages will be hosted by Music BC and showcase local emerging artists.

When: September 12 to 15, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Multiple locations in downtown Vancouver and Main Street
Tickets: Online

Engelbert Humperdinck

What: Engelbert Humperdinck is an English pop singer and Grammy nominee. He has sold over 140 million records, won a Golden Globe, and has stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Las Vegas Walk of Fame.

When: September 13 and 14, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: River Rock Casino – 8811 River Rd, Richmond, Richmond
Tickets: Online

The Happiest Disney Big Band on Earth

What: Renowned pianist Matt Grinke leads a 17-piece jazz orchestra in playing all your favourite Disney tunes against a specially curated audio visual spectacular on the big screen.

When: September 13 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Post Malone

What: Post Malone is coming back to Vancouver. The multi-platinum American rapper has announced a performance at Rogers Arena as part of his newly-announced North American tour. He’ll be joined by Swae Lee and Tyla Yaweh and will be playing on September 16, 2019.

When: September 16, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Rogers Arena — 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

JoJo Mason and Eric Ethridge

What: Canadian country musician JoJo Mason brings The Hug Life Tour to Vancouver with special guest Eric Ethridge.

When: September 16, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm
Where: Imperial Vancouver – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Hot Chip

What: English synth-pop band Hot Chip perform at the Vogue Theatre in support of their latest album, A Bath Full of Ecstasy.

When: September 17, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm
Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre – 6066 Thunderbird Boulevard, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Rio Samaya Band

What: Steveston Folk Guild presents Rio Samaya Band in concert, made up of Latin duo Pancho and Sal Pancho. Pancho is the lead singer and songwriter. Pancho and Sal play a variety of instruments, including guitar bombo, chachas, accordion, quena, flute, and more.

When: September 19, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site – Chinese Bunkhouse – 5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond
Tickets: $10 at the door

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

Mother Mother

What: Vancouver-based band Mother Mother has announced two special hometown performances at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park with special guests Tokyo Police Club, The Zolas, and Sam Lynch.

In the past 10 years, Mother Mother has had a whirlwind career with seven top 10 singles on the alt-rock Canadian charts and over 100 million streams across digital platforms. The band’s most recent album, Dance and Cry, saw its first single “Get Up” reach the number one spot on the Canadian alternative charts for seven consecutive weeks.

When: September 21 and September 22, 2019
Time: Doors 5 pm, show 5:40 pm
Where: Malkin Bowl – 610 Pipeline Road, Stanley Park, Vancouver
Tickets: Starting at $49.50 – On sale Friday, April 26 at 10 am via Ticketmaster


Banks/Live Nation

What: American singer-songwriter Banks will be performing at the Orpheum on September 24 as part of her “III Tour.” To date, Banks has amassed 1.2 billion global streams across all of her songs, and the single “Gimme” from her latest album III has garnered more than seven million cumulative streams.

When: September 24, 2019
Time: Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm
Where: Orpheum — 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Matthew and the Atlas

What: British songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Matthew Hegarty aka Matthew and the Atlas in support of his new album, Morning Dancer.

When: September 25, 2019
Time: Doors 8 pm
Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward St., Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vampire Weekend

What: Vampire Weekend will be hitting the stage in Vancouver on September 25 as part of their North American Father of the Bride Tour. Since their debut, Vampire Weekend have released two albums, both of which debuted at #1 and have been certified Gold in the US: 2010’s GRAMMY-nominated Contra, and 2013’s Modern Vampires of the City, which won that year’s GRAMMY for Best Alternative Album.

When: September 25, 2019
Time: Gates 5:30 pm, show 6:30 pm
Where: Festival Lawn at Dawn Lake Park

Sound Bites: Vancouver Guitar Duo

What: Vancouver Guitar Duo have played at the CBC Nooners Concert Series, opened for country musician JJ Shiplet, and are winners of the 2018 Emerging Artist award.

When: September 26, 2019
Time: 12 to 1 pm and 2 to 3 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre Studio Theatre – 6450 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Sarah Slean and Kevin Fox

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What: Three-time JUNO nominee Sarah Slean and highly regarded arranger/composer Kevin Fox team up for a show at the Shadbolt on September 26.

When: September 26, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre Studio Theatre – 6450 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Of Monsters and Men

What: Of Monsters and Men will be jetting off for a North American tour at the end of the summer, and they’ll be stopping in Vancouver at UBC’s Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre in Vancouver on September 28. Every ticket purchased will come with the album “Fever Dream” on CD.

When: September 28, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre – 6066 Thunderbird Boulevard, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Matt Corby

What: Multi-platinum-selling Australian singer-songwriter Matt Corby will be performing at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom this September.

With two ARIA Song of the Year awards under his belt for his 2011 single “Brother” and his 2013 single “Resolution”, as well as a #1 debut album, Telluric, Corby’s second full-length release is brimming with a new-found vitality and joy, a kaleidoscopic reimagining of the sound he has honed over the last ten years.

When: September 29 and 30. 2019
Time: Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom — 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $47.50 — available via Ticketmaster

Casting Crowns

What: Multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY-winning Casting Crowns is Billboard’s top-selling Christian music act since 2007. The band performs at Abbotsford Centre on September 29.

When: September 29, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Abbotsford Centre – 33800 King Rd, Abbotsford
Tickets: Online

Lana Del Rey

What: Lana Del Rey is performing around North America on the “The Norman F*cking Rockwell! tour.”  The American singer and songwriter has seen great success since her debut single, Video Games. She’s received several Grammy nominations and was even named “Woman of the Year” by GQ. Each ticket to Del Rey’s tour will also come with a copy of the album.

When: September 30, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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