10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, October 21

Oct 15 2018, 10:35 pm

Wrap up your weekend with these 10 fun events in Vancouver today, Sunday, October 21. There’s Diwali, Scream Train 2018, and more.

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

Diwali Downtown Surrey

  • What: Diwali Downtown Surrey draws thousands of attendees from all demographics for a South Asian cultural extravaganza. Diwali Downtown brings together the best of contemporary and classical Indian culture for the entire family. This year’s event will include over fifteen unique music and dance performances, an Indian style bazaar (marketplace) featuring South Asian crafts and food.
  • When: Sunday, October 21, 2018
  • Time: 2 to 5 pm
  • Where: Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
  • Admission: Free or by donation

My Favorite Murder

  • What: My Favorite Murder is the hit true crime comedy podcast hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. Since its inception in early 2016, the show has broken download records and sparked an enthusiastic, interactive “Murderino” fan base. A top five regular on iTunes’ comedy podcast chart, My Favorite Murder has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, The Atlantic, Nylon and Rolling Stone magazine.
  • When: Sunday, October 21, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 600 Block Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Return of the Salmon

  • What:  Cheer on the salmon returning home to spawn in Kanaka Creek.  Engage with displays, games and fisheries experts from the Bell-Irving Hatchery and other community organizations. All ages. Presented with Kanaka Education & Environmental Partnership Society.
  • When: Sunday, October 21, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 2 pm
  • Where:  Kanaka Creek Regional Park – meet at fish fence on 240th Street, north of Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge
  • Admission: Free

Cannery Farmers’ Market

  • What: The Cannery Farmers’ Market is Steveston’s indoor winter market, held at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. This unique market features local food and artisan merchants, inside a historic cannery setting. Admission to the museum is free on market days, with guided heritage tours by donation.
  • When: Various dates from Sunday, October 21, 2018, to Sunday, April 28, 2019 
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

In the BAG Family Sundays

  • What: Come and make art. Get your minds humming with a visit to the gallery and then into the studio for family-friendly art projects. October’s theme is Chinese brush painting.
  • When: Sunday, October 21, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 4 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Art Gallery – 6344 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: Suggested $5 donation

Goran Bregović and His Wedding and Funeral Band

  • What: The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC presents the boisterous cheer of Balkan virtuoso Goran Bregović and his Wedding and Funeral Band. The dynamic artist has collaborated with Iggy Pop, Cesária Évora, and Asaf Avidan, and will perform all-time favourites and new songs from his latest album, Three Letters from Sarajevo.
  • When: Sunday, October 21, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Chan Shun Concert Hall – 6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver
  • Tickts: Online

Blue Mountain Quilters Guild Quilt Show

  • What: Check out over 100 quilts, the merchants mall, basket raffle, tea room and members boutique at the Blue Mountain Quilters Guild Quilt Show.
  • When: Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday
  • Where: Maple Creek Middle School – 3770 Hastings St, Port Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

Kitsilano Farmers’ Market

  • What: Check out over 50 farms and producers, food and coffee trucks at Kitsilano Farmers’ Market.
  • When: Every Sunday until Sunday, October 21, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Parking lot of Kits Community Centre – 2690 Larch Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Scream Train 2018


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  • What: The ride takes visitors on a journey through a forest that “comes alive with ghosts and ghouls intent on scaring you amidst creepy sounds and special effects.” The attraction includes such “favourite” characters as Chainsaw Charlie, as well as the walking dead who roam the platform every Halloween. It should be noted, that the scream train is specifically recommended for older children who “can handle being scared.” For the younger ghouls and goblins, there’s the Halloween Train Ride to the Pumpkin Patch. On this journey, kids can delight in the crafts and activities under the tent on the platform. In addition, each child who’s paid admission will receive a treat to enjoy on the pumpkin express train as it travels through the decorated forest.
  • When: Friday, October 19 to Wednesday, October 31, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 pm to 10 pm
  • Where: Bear Creek Park – 13750 88th Avenue, Surrey
  • Admission: $13 per person
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