7 things to Vancouver this weekend: September 4 to 6

Sep 4 2020, 7:00 am

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Please note: As recommended by BC’s provincial health officials, if you choose to participate in events or leisure activities outside of your home, please adhere to COVID-19 health and safety measures, including proper physical distancing and frequent handwashing. If you are sick, please stay home. 

Another weekend is upon us, Vancouver!

And, of course, it comes with a variety of things to do to help you make the most of it.

Be sure to don your mask, maintain your distance, and stick to your bubbles.

Here some ideas to help keep your weekend busy:

Enjoy the Vancouver Mural Festival


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What: This year, mural lovers can expect artwork in more neighbourhoods than ever. From August 18 to September 7, artists will paint and unveil over 60 murals in nine different neighbourhoods. In addition to stunning artwork, VMF, alongside Granville Island Brewing, has announced the Pop-Up Patio series — three weeks of live, nightly performances at an outdoor, cabaret-style venue. Learn more about the mural festival here.

When: Until September 7
Time: Various times
Where: Mural locations vary; performances take place at 123 E 6th Avenue in Mount Pleasant
Cost: $24.90; Tickets for performances can be found on Eventbrite

18th Annual Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival


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What: Join the Still Moon Arts Society and the Renfrew Park Community Association to celebrate the full moon, the harvest abundance, and diverse cultural traditions. This year’s themes include Constellations and Transformation. The festival includes origami demonstrations, performers, lantern walks, lantern workshops, and more.

When: September 1 to 27
Time: Times vary — a calendar of events can be found online
Where: Locations vary
Cost: Free

Gastown Unplugged


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What: The Gastown Unplugged series will see live music take place in four different locations, entertaining patio guests and the general public from now until October. The initiative, led by the Gastown Business Improvement Association (BIA), follows the success of Patiotown as a way to support local artists that are no longer booking indoor gigs. While there is no set schedule for Gastown Unplugged, the Gastown BIA will be announcing the pop-up entertainment weekly on Instagram and on their website.

When: Now until October
Time: Times vary
Where: Locations vary
Cost: Free

Host a fancy date night


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What: When’s the last time you wore a nice suit? When’s the last time you put on a red lipstick? If your answer is anytime longer than three weeks ago, it may be time for a date night. The nice thing about an in-house date night is that you don’t even have to worry about bringing a coat or getting your outfit wet. If you want some fancy foods without the hassle of cooking, you can even support a local business and order in.

Date: Any day
Time: Any time
Location: Anywhere (indoors or distanced)

Visit the Maan Farms Abbotsford Sunflower Festival


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What: Get your cameras ready because a stunning sunflower festival will be kicking off in Abbotsford this week. From August 19 to September 13, 2020, Maan Farms will be hosting the Abbotsford Sunflower Festival.

When: Until September 13, 2020
Time: Hours of operation vary
Where: Maan Farms — 790 McKenzie Road, Abbotsford
Tickets: Available online or at the door; prices vary

Take a walk around the city

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What: It’s supposed to be a gorgeous weekend in Vancouver, so why not take advantage of it and explore. If running isn’t your thing, try one of these six walking routes around the city.

Satisfy your sweet tooth


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What: Looking for a way to satisfy your sweet tooth? Look no further than Vancouver’s newest spots for delicious treats. Highly anticipated Chinatown bakery Kouign Café opened its doors this week and offers up delicious White Rabbit Cookies, among other sweet delights inspired by popular Asian flavours.

Doughnut lovers can check out Cin City Mini Donut. The purveyor of always-fresh doughnuts, hot dogs, cotton candy, and lemonade has operated seasonal stands before, but this is the brand’s first full-time location.

Where: Cin Cin Mini Donut — 327 E Broadway, Vancouver / Kouign Café — 18 E Pender Street, Vancouver

With files from Alyssa Therrien and Hanna Mclean

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