10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, September 1

Aug 30 2019, 5:00 am

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Welcome to September! Kick things off with TAIWANfest, Le Burger Week, and these 10 things to do in Vancouver today, Sunday, September 1.

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

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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

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. There will also be a 20th Anniversary Gala at The Orpheum Annex on August 31. Presented by Vancouver Tap Dance Society.

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

WBSC Softball Americas Qualifier for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020

What: Fresh off winning a Silver Medal at the Pan Am Games, the Canadian Women’s National Softball Team is looking to clinch one of two available berths for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Eleven teams from North, Central, and South America will participate in the tournament, with the top three National Teams in each group advancing to a Super Round. The top two National Teams in the tournament final standings will gain a spot for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

When: Now until September 1, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Softball City – 2201 148 St, Surrey
Tickets: Online

Aritzia Warehouse Sale 2019

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: Now until 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

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

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: Now 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

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

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

Maan Farms Abbotsford Sunflower Festival

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Maan Farms (Dylaina Gollub Photography)

What: The event will feature plenty of opportunities to capture Instagram-worthy shots, with a classic truck and vintage furniture on-site to use as props. There will also be a premium U-Pick sunflower field, a wine garden with goats, and select days when dogs are welcome.

If you’re feeling hungry, Mama Maan’s Kitchen will be cooking up delicious Indian dishes and treats, including butter chicken, pakoras, samosas, and tornado potatoes. And if you’re feeling thirsty for some adult beverages, wine can be sampled at Maan Farms Estate Winery on Saturdays and Sundays.

When: Now to September 1, 2019
Time: Hours of operation vary
Where: Maan Farms — 790 McKenzie Road, Abbotsford
Tickets: Available online and general tickets can be purchased on site. Cash, credit and debit accepted