27 things to do in Vancouver this weekend: September 7 to 9

Sep 5 2018, 12:37 am

September rolls along, and we’re here to help you enjoy your weekend! Here are 27 things to do in Vancouver on Friday, September 7, Saturday, September 8, and Sunday, September 9. There’s SKOOKUM 2018, Wesbrook Village Festival, and more to enjoy.

And for more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.

Friday, September 7, 2018


  • What: The inaugural three-day festival is the result of a collaboration between BRANDLIVE and Virgin Mobile. More than 50 performances will take place over the course of the festival from The Killers to Florence + The Machine to Metric and more, accompanied by live art installations, gourmet culinary experiences, and some of BC’s best wines and craft beer.
  • When: Friday, September 7 to Sunday, September 9, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Brockton Field in Stanley Park, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Available online as of Friday, April 20, starting at $114

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood

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Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood / Facebook

  • What: Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood return to the River Rock Show Theatre with their two-man improv show, Scared Scriptless. As seen on TV specials and movies, comedy veterans Colin and Brad will be making Metro Vancouver laugh during their interactive performance. The entire audience will be in on the act as they participate and provide suggestions, with Colin and Brad doing the rest. 
  • When: Friday, September 7, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: River Rock Casino Resort – 8811 River Rd, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online

Vancouver Fringe Bar

  • What: For the 11 days of the Vancouver Fringe, the Fringe Bar features a variety of local bands and artists each night. Acts include Ponytails on September 6, Harlequin Gold on September 9, and Kimmortal on September 13.
  • When: Now to Sunday, September 16, 2018
  • Time: 6 pm to late from Monday to Friday, and 1 pm to late on Saturday and Sunday
  • Where: Ocean Art Works on Granville Island
  • Admission: Free

Le Burger Week Vancouver 2018

  • What: This year there are nine Vancouver eateries competing for the title of their city’s best burger. The winning creation is 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: Now to Friday, September 7, 2018
  • Time: Regular Hours
  • Where: Restaurants around Vancouver
  • More Info: Online

BC Lions vs Ottawa Redblacks

  • What: Catch the BC Lions in action against the Ottawa Redblacks at BC Place.
  • When: Friday, September 7, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Coquitlam Summer Concert Series – Motown Night

  • What: The Motown celebration features performances by Kokosoul and Hitsville USA.
  • When: Friday, September 7, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: TD Community Plaza — 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

Vancouver Flipout Pinball Expo 2018

Revival Brewcade

Pinball Machine (Weigelstein/Shutterstock)

  • What: The three-day event features over 100 pinball machines set to free play. There will also be competitive and amateur tournaments, special guests, and more for attendees to check out.
  • When: Friday, September 7 to Sunday, September 9, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 12 midnight Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm Sunday
  • Where: Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
  • Admission: $60 for a weekend pass, $25 for Friday, $30 for Saturday, and $20 for Sunday for adults. $35 for a weekend pass, $15 for Friday, $20 for Saturday, and $10 for Sunday for adults. Children 5 and under are free with paying Adult (2 kids per adult limit)

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Wesbrook Village Festival 2018

Wesbrook Village Festival

  • What: The annual festival is a fusion of fun, food, and entertainment. Enjoy a sidewalk sale, indulge in tasty BBQ fare during the free signature BBQ lunch, and delight in delicious samples from local eateries and community retailers. Enjoy live entertainment from Will Stroet, Dr. StrangeloveBeauty Shop Dolls, and Aché Brasil. There’s also going to be a kids zone complete with face-painting, craft tables, bouncy castles, and even a rock climbing wall.
  • When: Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Wesbrook Village, UBC – 3378 Wesbrook Mall
  • Price: Free and open to all

Surrey’s Pie in the Plaza 2018

  • What: This annual celebration of the city’s local agri-food sector is running for its third consecutive year. This free event features live music by local Celtic-Canadian folk-rock group the Pat Chessell Band, a ventriloquist performance by Norma McKnight, pony rides, face painting, an inflatable corn maze, vendor booths, and the pièce de résistance – a giant, 8-foot 2,000-slice blueberry pie. Pie will be served right after the opening ceremonies at 12:30 pm, so be sure to plan accordingly.
  • When: Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Central City Shopping Centre’s outdoor plaza – 10153 King George Boulevard, Surrey
  • Price: Free


  • What: RISK! is a live show and podcast where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share. Founded in 2009 by Kevin Allison of MTV’s sketch comedy show, The State, RISK! has been downloaded tens of millions of times and has featured true stories from Sarah Silverman, Kevin Nealon, Dan Savage, Margaret Cho, Andy Dick, Michael Ian Black, and regular folks from around the world.
  • When: Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7:30 pm, Show 8:30 pm
  • Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward St. Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $24.99

Frank Turner

  • What: Frank Turner will be making a stop in Vancouver on a 2018 world tour in support of his latest album, Be More Kind.
  • When: Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Where: The Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $39.50 to $44.50

In-N-Out at the Langley Good Times Cruise-In

  • What: The famous American chain, known for its massive 3×3 burgers and animal fries, will be coming to the Langley Good Times Cruise-In, a large-scale charity event for retro car enthusiasts.
  • When: Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Time: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Fraser Highway – 264th to 272nd Street, Langley

TEDxVancouver 2018

  • What: TEDxVancouver is giving attendees the chance to find out how to change the world. An astounding lineup of leaders, activists, visionaries, champions, pioneers, and authors, to name a few, will be sharing their story at the Chan Centre for Performing Arts. The theme for this year’s event is “How To.” Speakers will share their experiences, journeys, and accomplishments, revealing what it was like and how they did so in the process.
  • When: Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Time: Doors open at 8:30 am, show from 10 am to 5 pm.
  • Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts – 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver
  • Admission: Available online, general admission for $99

Luxury & Supercar Weekend 2018

Luxury & Supercar weekend

Luxury Alliance Group

  • What: Hundreds of rare classics and modern supercars worth more than $250M will be on display. Visitors can see high-end models from Pagani, Lamborghini, McLaren, Bugatti, Ferrari, and Koenigsegg, among others with the serene VanDusen Botanical Garden as a backdrop. Highlights of the weekend include a display of the first Porsche ever made, the Singer Porsche William DLS worth $2.2M, the Dino Ferrari, and the official Canadian public launch of the Pagani Huayra BC, worth $4.5M. Other events taking place over the two-day celebration include a $10M luxury and supercar auction, a piano concert in the garden, and two high-fashion runway shows presented by Oakridge Centre.
  • When: Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 5 pm
  • Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Available online for $125

LaSalle College Vancouver Open House Gaming Workshops

  • What: Hear more about LaSalle College Vancouver’s program curriculums and take part in free gaming workshops while you’re there.
  • When: Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Where: LaSalle College Vancouver – 2665 Renfrew Street
  • Price: Free – Register today via LaSalle College Vancouver

H2 Rotisserie & Bar Does Oktoberfest

  • What: H2 Rotisserie & Bar at The Westin Bayshore will be celebrating Oktoberfest with brews, bites, games, a live performance by Siegel Entertainment’s The Alpiners Oompapa band, and all of the Deutsch-style shenanigans you can dream of on their garden-side terrace. Tickets include entry, one complimentary beer ticket, take-home stein, and grub for the night (all the schnitzel you can eat).
  • When: Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: The Westin Bayshore – 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
  • Price: $60; buy online

Die Hard: The Musical-ish

  • What: Nakatomi Plaza. Christmas Eve. 1988. John McClane is on a mission to save his wife from German terrorists led by the debonair Hans Gruber, all while singing parodies of hit songs from the 80s. Part of the 2018 Vancouver Fringe Festival
  • When: Now to Sunday, September 16, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Studio 1398 – 1398 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $15, plus $7 membership

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Polish Festival Vancouver

Polish Festival


  • What: The Polish party is going down at the Shipbuilders’ Square and Pipe Shop in North Vancouver and will feature music, singing, folk dancing, arts, games, and more. And of course, there will be delicious traditional Polish food including sausages, pierogis and pastries. After you feast, check out the vendors selling Polish crafts, jewelry and accessories.
  • When: Sunday, September 9, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 9 pm
  • Where: The Shipyards — 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver BC
  • Admission: Free

24th Annual Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields

  • What: Feast of Fields is a wandering gourmet harvest festival that highlights the connections between farmers and chefs, field and table, and between farm folks and city folks. With a wine glass and linen napkin in hand, you’ll stroll across a farmers field, travelling from tent to tent (sometimes through the barn, past the tractor or around the chicken coop) listening to live music, and tasting gourmet creations from some of BC’s top chefs, bakers, food artisans, vintners, brewers, distillers and other beverage producers.
  • When: Sunday, September 9, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 5 pm
  • Where: UBC Farm – 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver
  • Price: $95; buy online

One Love Westcoast Fest

  • What: One Love Westcoast Fest is a Reggae, Latin and Afro festival that has been taking place on the lower mainland since 2001. Formerly hosted at Trout Lake, the festival is moving to Taj Park Convention Centre in 2018.
  • When: Sunday, September 9, 2018 
  • Time: 11 am to 7 pm
  • Where: Taj Park Convention Centre – 8580 132 St., Surrey
  • Admission: Online, $20 for adults, free for children

Treefest 25 – Riverview Arboretum 2018

  • What: Enjoy guided tree and heritage walks, talks and tours. Yes there will be cake.
  • When: Sunday, September 9, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Riverview Lands. Enter the site from Colony Farm Road. Event is held in the Arboretum above Pine Terrace. Parking is available on Pine Terrace.
  • Admission: Free

Ladner Village Market

  • What: Ladner Village Market takes over the heart of Ladner Village with live music, tons of vendors, and much to see and taste.
  • When: Sunday, September 9, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: 5028 48th Avenue (between Delta and Elliott Streets) in Ladner Village
  • Admission: Free

BC SPCA’s Paws for a Cause

  • What: Taking place at David Lam Park, the fundraising walk-turned-celebration benefits local animals in the care of the BC SPCA at the Vancouver, Burnaby, West Vancouver, and Richmond Branches. A one-kilometre walk is open to participants (both human and canine) of all ages and fills the False Creek Seawall with animal lovers. In addition to the walk, the event will feature an afternoon filled with activities for both pets and owners. The festival site will feature vendors, activities, BC SPCA booths, and interactive games for fun-loving canines.
  • When: Sunday, September 9, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: David Lam Park – 1300 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
  • Price: $20 registration fee for adults

Purchase a Panda at Aberdeen Centre

  • What: For two days only, 500 plush pandas are being put up for ‘adoption’ – an initiative put on by Aberdeen Centre to benefit a local charitable organization – Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives (RCRG). Anyone who visits the mall between 12 to 4 pm will be able to take a panda home for just $25.
  • When: Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 4 pm
  • Where: Aberdeen Centre – 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond
  • Price: $25, cash only

Dish & DUER Warehouse Sale

Pants/Dish & DUER

  • What: Snag bargain deals on hundreds of the Dish & DUER’s most popular styles during a massive three-day warehouse sale. This year’s warehouse sale is taking place at a new location: 33 West 8th Avenue beside 33 Acres Brewing. You can go right ahead and treat yourself to a congratulatory beer for scoring some premium denim for $50 or less!
  • When: Now to Sunday, September 9, 2017
  • Time: Various times
  • Where:  33 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Price: FREE admission- Click here for more info!

Kim’s Convenience

  • What: Mr. Kim is proud of his store, Kim’s Convenience. After thirty years of selling lottery tickets, catching petty thieves, and reporting illegally parked cars, he tries desperately – and hilariously – to convince his artist daughter Janet to take over the store. The play that inspired the hit TV sitcom.
  • When: Now to Saturday, October 6, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Pacific Theatre – 1440 W 12th Ave, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

3rd Annual McSpadden County Fair

  • What: Harvest time fun at McSpadden County Fair. Enjoy live music, raffle, market, information booths, food, and more.
  • When: Sunday, September 9, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 5 pm
  • Where: McSpadden Park –  2125 Victoria Dr, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free
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