10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, October 7

Oct 4 2018, 7:16 am

Keep the weekend vibes going with our checklist of 10 things to do in Vancouver today, Sunday, October 7. Vancouver Halloween Parade, Granville Island Turkey Trot, and more.

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

Bowen Island Applefest

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  • What: Taste crunchy heritage apples, buy a homemade apple pie and learn all about seeds and how they travel. It all takes place at Davies Orchard, a 100 m walk from the ferry terminal. Presented by Bowen Heritage.
  • When: Sunday, October 7, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Crippen Regional Park, Davies Orchard – Bowen Island
  • Admission: Free

Granville Island Turkey Trot

  • What: The Granville Island Turkey Trot is a hallmark event for Granville Island and the local Vancouver running community. The Trot occurs annually over Thanksgiving weekend, with Sunday featuring a Kids Run and Expo, and Monday a seawall 10KM race followed by food, prizes, music and awards.
  • When: Sunday, October 7 and Monday, October 8, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Granville Island
  • Register: Online

Bass Coast Friendsgiving

  • What: Bass Coast celebrates Friendsgiving with Sam Binga, The Librarian, El Papachango, OAKK, Young Dene and host Crystal Precious.
  • When: Sunday, October 7, 2018
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: The Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
    Tickets: Online

Vancouver Halloween Parade

  • What: Attracting more than 100,000 spectators, the parade turns downtown Vancouver into the world’s largest cosplay stage with floats, marching bands and special effects.
  • When: Sunday, October 7, 2018
  • Time: Parade starts at 11 am
  • Where: Parade starts at Howe and Drake and ends at Granville and Drake
  • Admission: Parade is free to watch

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market

  • What: Check out over 30 farms and producers, food and coffee trucks at Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market.
  • When: Every Sunday until Sunday, October 7, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Dude Chilling Park – 2390 Brunswick Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Maan Farms Haunted Corn Maze

  • What: This corn maze is filled with the dead, creepy, corrupt clowns, creatures of the underworld, scenes of violence and carnage – and real chainsaws. Visitors will walk through five acres of pure terror and this year, Maan Farms have “taken fear to new heights,” with a built-in slide, bridges, and shocking scares from above.
  • When: Select nights throughout September and October. Maze is open until November 3
  • Time: 7 to 10 pm
  • Where: 790 McKenzie Road — Abbotsford, BC
  • Tickets: Online. Early bird tickets: $20. Regular online tickets: $25. Tickets at the door $30

Grave Tales

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  • What: The event offers attendees the choice of either a two or three-hour program, in which local storytellers will share hair-raising stories, all while leading the group through the historic village at night. And of course, because it’s Halloween, there will also be the opportunity to walk through the nearby graveyards. Tours are offered at 5 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm. with the option of 9 pm “extended” tours. And while the event is promoted as 19+, younger haunt-hunters also have the chance to participate in the event – but for the 6 pm tours only. Those feeling extra brave also have the option of staying overnight in what’s known as oTENTiks. These “are approved on a case-by-case basis” for the 9 pm tours, and those looking for more information, or wishing to book one for themselves can contact Fort Langley National Historic Site.
  • When: Sunday, October 7 to Tuesday, October 30, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Fort Langley National Historic Site – 23433 Mavis Avenue, Fort Langley
  • Admission: $17.10 (adult – 6 pm, 7 pm and 8 pm tours) / $20.60 (adult – extended 9 pm tours) / $13.20 (youth – 6 pm tours only).

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

Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett

  • What: Seven Tyrants Theatre opens its first season of work in their new performance venue with Samuel Beckett’s absurdist one-man masterpiece: Krapp’s Last Tape. The production stars Jessie Award-nominated actor Linden Banks as “Krapp,” and is directed by David Thomas Newham, who additionally provides the lighting and set designs. The creative team also includes Jessie Award winning sound designer Daniel Deorksen.
  • When: Now to Friday, October 26, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Tyrant Studios – 1019 Seymour Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $26
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