10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, September 8

Sep 5 2019, 5:00 pm

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Keep the weekend fun rolling with our list of 10 great events in Vancouver today, Sunday, September 8. Feast of Fields, FACADE Festival, and more.

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25th Annual Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields


Feast of Fields (Courtesy of 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

BC SPCA’s Paws for a Cause 2019

What: A fundraising walk to help animals at the BC SPCA Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, and West Vancouver branches. This year’s event features a dog friendly beer garden, AnimalKind accredited trainers, live demos, vegan friendly BBQ, face painting, activities for the family, and more.

When: September 8, 2019
Time: Walk registration open at 10 am, walk starts at 11:30 am
Where: David Lam Park – 1300 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
Register: Online

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

FAÇADE Festival

What: The Vancouver Art Gallery is going to look very different when you walk past it every evening from September 8 to 14. The gallery’s exterior facade will be covered with a projection of dynamic artwork. Burrard Arts Foundation is partnering up with the Vancouver Art Gallery for the Facade Festival, an outdoor public art and cultural event featuring commissioned works by contemporary artists.

The artists will be paired up each evening with an encore of all of their works on Friday and Saturday. In addition, there will be an artist panel, and a special projection mapping experience by Go2 Productions on Saturday.

When: September 8 to 14, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm to Midnight
Where: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square (Formerly known as Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza) – 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Human Library at VPL


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What: Taking place on Saturday and Sunday afternoon, and presented by Zee Zee Theatre, the Human Library, will allow attendees to “check out” a human being to facilitate their learning. The 20-minute, candid conversations are meant to open people’s eyes “to the diversity of lived experience.”

Human books are available on a first-come, first-served basis during event hours. The event is free to attend, and “human books” are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

When: Now to September 8, 2019
Time: 12 to 4 pm
Where: Vancouver Public Library Central Branch – 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Vancouver Giants vs Kamloops Blazers

What: Vancouver Giants take on the Kamloops Blazers in pre-season WHL action at Langley Events Centre.

When: September 8, 2019
Time: 5 pm
Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
Tickets: Online

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


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 to September 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

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: Now to 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

FREE Waffles at Chambar

Chambar Free waffles


What: On September 8, Chambar’s 15th-anniversary celebrations kick off with a block party featuring live entertainment and an outdoor pig roast at 2 pm. There will also be 1,500 of Chambar’s famous waffles up for grabs (while supplies last).

When: September 8, 2019
Time: 2 pm
 568 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Cost: Free

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