Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Celebrate the lunar calendar’s Mid-Autumn Festival with our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend, Friday through Sunday!

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Vancouver Fringe Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Vancouver Fringe Festival; Thursday September 1 – Sunday September 14 @ various locations around Granville Island, downtown Vancouver
$14 per show + $5 membership fee; passes and other pricing in effect
A celebration of theatre!  Featuring 700+ performances by 89 artists over 11 days, The Fringe employs an “everyone is welcome” selection technique—the Mainstage shows are literally drawn out of a hat, giving all artists a chance to participate.   There is also a category for artists who find their own venue, Bring Your Own Venue (BYOV), and the Fringe Onsite program takes places in nooks and crannies all over Granville Island.  See the website for the full event schedule!

 


 

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Friday September 5th

 

 

 

Richmond Olympic Oval | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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1st TAFISA World Martial Arts Games; times vary @ Richmond Olympic Oval (6111 River Rd), Richmond
$15 general seating; $30 3 day pass
300 athletes from 30 countries will gather together through September 7 for the first ever  TAFISA World Martial Arts Games.  Featuring a martial arts festival that combines interactive demonstrations, followed by a competition event that will showcase the community of sport for all martial arts athletes from around the world!  Click the link for the full event listing.

Comedy MIX: Ivan Decker; 8:00PM & 10:30PM @ Comedy Mix, Century Plaza Hotel & Spa ( 1015 Burrard St), downtown Vancouver
$17, 19+ only; doors open one hour before show
Since his start in comedy in a dusty broken down bar in East Vancouver Ivan Decker has quickly become one of the most enjoyable comedians in the country.  Voted the #1 comedian in Vancouver by judges at the 2011 Vancouver Comedy Showdown, Ivan’s comedic style is that of a modern day observational comedian. Generally straying from crude or cheap laughs he prefers to dissect and disassemble every day situations to find humour.  On through September 6.  More info at the link!

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (facebook)

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival; times vary @ various locations, Vancouver
$10-12 + $2 VLAFF membership fee; other pricing in effect
Explore the art of contemporary Latin American cinema through the eyes of its filmmakers. Check the website for the full movie and special events listing. On through September 7.

Shipyards Night Market; 5:00PM-10:00PM @ Shipyards Plaza (15 Wallace Mews), North Vancouver
Free admission
The North Vancouver Night Market is in a class of its own with over 15 food trucks, live music, around 100 vendors, and a beer garden with locally brewed beer on tap. On every Friday Night through September 26, featuring local products, showcasing BC’s artisans, bakers and farmers.

Melissa Etheridge| Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Melissa Etheridge; 8:00PM @ Hard Rock Casino Vancouver (2080 United Blvd), Coquitlam
$70-95
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge is bringing her This is ME Solo tour to Metro Vancouver!  Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Etheridge has remained one of North America’s favourite female artists for more than two decades.  Get tickets from Ticketmaster (there’s a retail outlet at Tickets Tonight!).   More info at the link.

25th Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival; times vary @ Vanier Park, Vancouver
$33-47, other pricing in effect; multi-show passes available
Celebrating its 25th Season in 2014, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June 11 through September 20. This year features A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Cymbeline, and Bill Cain’s Equivocation!

Candyland at the Richmond Night Market| Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Candyland at the Richmond Night Market – Photo Credit – Vikki Leung (twitter)

Richmond Night Market; 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 8351 River Rd (next to River Rock Casino Resort), Richmond
International Summer Night Market; 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way), Richmond
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
Open air summer markets with vendors and food stalls to satisfy all your night market needs! See the websites for more details.

White Rock Moon Festival| Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Lantern filled White Rock Pier (2013) – Photo Credit – Gord Goble – The Now

2nd Annual White Rock Moon Festival; 5:00PM-10:00PM @ White Rock Museum & Archives (14970 Marine Dr), White Rock
Free
Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in White Rock!  This three day festival will feature Western and Chinese cultural performances, food vendors along the Museum plaza, martial arts demonstrations, arts & crafts vendors, and traditional Chinese lily flower lanterns along the pier and promenade.  Opening Ceremonies start tonight at 6PM, fireworks at 9PM.  On through September 7.

Streets Opening Reception; 7:00PM-11:00PM @ Hot Art Wet City (2206 Main St at E 6th Ave), Vancouver
Free
Bringing street art inside!  A group show featuring local wheatepeaste and stencil artists iHeart, Joy, Slingshot, Wrk(less), and MW Bowen.  Show runs through September 26.  More info at the link.

Gettin' Old Schooled| Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Gettin’ Old Schooled; doors 8:00PM @ The Imperial (319 Main St), Vancouver
Early bird $18, other pricing in effect; 19+ only
Don’t miss this old school hip hop, funk and soul dance party, hosted by comedian Dino Archie with music by Vancouver’s legendary DJ Kemo and Jay Swing!  More info here.

 

 


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Saturday September 6th

 

 

Comedy MIX - Ivan Decker | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Ivan Decker

Comedy MIX: Ivan Decker; 8:00PM & 10:30PM @ Comedy Mix, Century Plaza Hotel & Spa ( 1015 Burrard St), downtown Vancouver
$20, 19+ only; doors open one hour before show
Since his start in comedy in a dusty broken down bar in East Vancouver Ivan Decker has quickly become one of the most enjoyable comedians in the country.  Voted the #1 comedian in Vancouver by judges at the 2011 Vancouver Comedy Showdown, Ivan’s comedic style is that of a modern day observational comedian. Generally straying from crude or cheap laughs he prefers to dissect and disassemble every day situations to find humour.  More info at the link!

1st TAFISA World Martial Arts Games; times vary @ Richmond Olympic Oval (6111 River Rd), Richmond
$15 general seating; $30 3 day pass
300 athletes from 30 countries will gather together through September 7 for the first ever  TAFISA World Martial Arts Games.  Featuring a martial arts festival that combines interactive demonstrations, followed by a competition event that will showcase the community of sport for all martial arts athletes from around the world!  Click the link for the full event listing.

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (facebook)

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival; times vary @ various locations, Vancouver
$10-12 + $2 VLAFF membership fee; other pricing in effect
Explore the art of contemporary Latin American cinema through the eyes of its filmmakers. Check the website for the full movie and special events listing. On through September 7.

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival; times vary @ Vanier Park, Vancouver
$33-47, other pricing in effect; multi-show passes available
Celebrating its 25th Season in 2014, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June 11 through September 20. This year features A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Cymbeline, and Bill Cain’s Equivocation!

Day At The Farm - Westham Island Herb Farm | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Sharon Ellis (twitter)

9th Annual A Day At The Farm; 10:00AM-4:00PM @ Westham Island Herb Farm (4960 Kirkland Rd), Delta
A great way for the entire family to learn about farming and agriculture!  Go on hay wagon tours, meet the dairy farmer, learn about chickens, crops grown in our region, see draft horses plow, and enjoy live music.  More info at the link.

Richmond Night Market; 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 8351 River Rd (next to River Rock Casino Resort), Richmond
International Summer Night Market; 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way), Richmond
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
Open air summer markets with vendors and food stalls to satisfy all your night market needs! See the websites for more details.

Project Limelight Fundraiser | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Project Limelight Fundraiser; 7:00PM-2:00AM @ Korean Community Centre (1320 E Hastings St), Vancouver
$12, 2 tickets $18; all ages
A fundraiser party to raise money for Project Limelight.  Featuring performances by Good For Grapes, The Ruffled Feathers, Smash Boom Pow, and DJs MEZ and Killing Time.  There’ll be a full bar, a photobooth, and a silent auction.  More info at the link!

Fresh Air Hike: Burnaby Lake Loop; 10:00AM-1:00PM, meet @ Burnaby Lake Nature House, Burnaby Lake Regional Park (4519 Piper Ave), Burnaby
$5.50, other pricing in effect; 15+ only, advanced registratioin required
Join a park interpreter for a guided walk through deciduous and conifer forests.  Spot migrating waterfowl and shore birds from lakeside boardwalks, listen for tree frog croaks and walk over Cariboo Dam.  This 10km easy hike is mostly on flat terrain with the exception of one set of stairs.  Registration barcode: 5889, or call 604.432.6359.

BC Farmers Appreciation Week | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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UBC Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-1:00PM @ UBC Farm (3461 Ross Drive), University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Kerrisdale Farmers’ Market; 10:00AM-2:00PM @ East Blvd (between W 37th & 41st Ave), Vancouver
Trout Lake Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-2:00PM @ John Hendry Park (13th Ave between Lakewood & Templeton), Vancouver
West End Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-2:00PM @ 1100 block Comox St, across from Nelson Park, West End, downtown Vancouver
Lonsdale Quay Farmers’ Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ Lonsdale Quay (123 Carrie Cates Court), North Vancouver
River District Farmers’ Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ 8683 Kerr St, Vancouver
Haney Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-1:00PM @ Memorial Peace Park (11900 224 St), Maple Ridge
Burnaby Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-2:00PM @ North Parking Lot at Burnaby City Hall (4949 Canada Way at Deer Lake Parkway), Burnaby
Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ St. Andrews Historic Church
(9025 Glover Rd), Langley
Free admission
Don’t miss this year’s fresh summer produce at our local farmers’ markets! Check out the markets every Saturday through October for the freshest seasonal produce and products. Featuring live entertainment and a variety of different vendors.  A great place to bring the whole family!

5th Luxury & Supercar Weekend | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

The Saleen S7-R will be on display this weekend! Photo Credit – Luxury Supercar Weekend (facebook)

5th Luxury & Supercar Weekend; 11:00AM-5:00PM @ VanDusen Botanical Garden (5251 Oak St at W 37th Ave), Vancouver
$50-100, weekend passes available; other pricing in effect
Canada’s best curated automotive and luxury lifestyle event, showcasing the finest in luxury, supercars, fashion, art, food, wine and spirits.  L&SW offers a unique up-close and personal opportunity to view the world’s most important examples of automotive achievements from manufacturers around the world.  On through September 7.  Click the link for more info!

The Village At Park Royal’s 10 year Main Soiree Celebration; 10:30AM-4:00PM @ The Village At Park Royal (2002 Park Royal South), West Vancouver
Free
Celebrate The Village’s 10th anniversary!  Featuring pop up yoga classes by YYoga, cake, a Big Love Ball giveaway, fun family activities, and live music from Star Captains and Dear Rouge.  Check out the full schedule at the link.

White Rock Moon Festival| Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Gord Goble – The Now

2nd Annual White Rock Moon Festival; 10:00AM-9:00PM @ White Rock Museum & Archives (14970 Marine Dr), White Rock
Free
Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in White Rock!  This three day festival will feature Western and Chinese cultural performances, food vendors along the Museum plaza, martial arts demonstrations, arts & crafts vendors, and traditional Chinese lily flower lanterns along the pier and promenade.  Opening Ceremonies start tonight at 6PM, fireworks at 9PM.  On through September 7.

Portobello West Fall Market; 11:00AM-5:00PM @ Creekside Community Recreation Centre (1 Athletes Way), False Creek, Vancouver
$2 admission
Vancouver’s favourite artisan craft fair is back for its third show of 2014 this weekend!  Shop from a wide variety of local goods ranging from fashion, jewelry, accessories, art, sweets, baby & kids items, and more.  See the link for the full list of vendors.  On through September 7.

Zombie Walk | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Last year’s Zombie Walk – Photo Credit – Vikki Leung (twitter)

Zombie Walk; assembly at 3:00PM, parade from 4:00PM-6:00PM @ Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza (W Georgia St at Howe St), downtown Vancouver
Free
Summer in Vancouver ain’t officially over until the streets are taken over by the undead during the annual Zombie Walk, a flashmob-esque event that aims to scare.  To participate, all you really need to do is cover yourself tastefully in fake blood, meet at the Vancouver Art Gallery and shuffle your way with other zombie corpses to English Bay.  Please don’t vandalise anything or anyone on the way.  More info here!

 

 

 


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Sunday September 7th

 

 

Road To Ninja - Naruto The Movie | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Cineplex Odeon

Road To Ninja: Naruto The Movie; 12:30PM @ various Cineplex Odeon Theatres in Metro Vancouver
$9.25
Naruto fans!  Don’t miss this chance to see Road To Ninja on the big screen!  Also playing Thursday September 11 at 7:30PM.  Click the link for a list of showing theatres.

Karaoke World Championships Canada; 5:00PM @ Vancouver FanClub (1050 Granville St), downtown Vancouver
Free admission
The world’s biggest karaoke event, bringing together singers from all over the world, regardless of race, nation or religion. KWC is the opportunity for aspiring singers to become stars. The Men’s and Ladies BC provincial champion win airfare to Red Deer, Alberta to compete at the National Final October 25 & 26.

5th Luxury & Supercar Weekend | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Celebrating 100 Years of Maserati this weekend. Photo Credit – Luxury & Supercar Weekend

5th Luxury & Supercar Weekend; 11:00AM-5:00PM @ VanDusen Botanical Garden (5251 Oak St at W 37th Ave), Vancouver
$50-100, weekend passes available; other pricing in effect
Canada’s best curated automotive and luxury lifestyle event, showcasing the finest in luxury, supercars, fashion, art, food, wine and spirits.  L&SW offers a unique up-close and personal opportunity to view the world’s most important examples of automotive achievements from manufacturers around the world.  On through September 7.  Click the link for more info!

Rainforest Café; 1:30PM-3:30PM, meet @ Stanley Park Nature House (north foot of Alberni St), Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver
$10
Many plants and berries look tasty, but what can you pick without getting sick?  Explore the range of edible foods growing in our local forests during this “urban foraging” tour.

Richmond Olympic Oval | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Richmond Olympic Oval (facebook)

1st TAFISA World Martial Arts Games; times vary @ Richmond Olympic Oval (6111 River Rd), Richmond
$15 general seating; $30 3 day pass
300 athletes from 30 countries will gather together through September 7 for the first ever  TAFISA World Martial Arts Games.  Featuring a martial arts festival that combines interactive demonstrations, followed by a competition event that will showcase the community of sport for all martial arts athletes from around the world!  Click the link for the full event listing.

25th Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival; times vary @ Vanier Park, Vancouver
$33-47, other pricing in effect; multi-show passes available
Celebrating its 25th Season in 2014, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June 11 through September 20. This year features A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Cymbeline, and Bill Cain’s Equivocation!

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

The Way He Looks – Photo Credit – Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (facebook)

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival; times vary @ various locations, Vancouver
$10-12 + $2 VLAFF membership fee; other pricing in effect
Explore the art of contemporary Latin American cinema through the eyes of its filmmakers. Check the website for the full movie and special events listing. On through September 7.

2nd Annual White Rock Moon Festival; 11:00AM-4:00PM @ White Rock Museum & Archives (14970 Marine Dr), White Rock
Free
Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in White Rock!  This three day festival will feature Western and Chinese cultural performances, food vendors along the Museum plaza, martial arts demonstrations, arts & crafts vendors, and traditional Chinese lily flower lanterns along the pier and promenade.  Opening Ceremonies start tonight at 6PM, fireworks at 9PM.  On through September 7.

International Summer Night Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – International Summer Night Market

Richmond Night Market; 7:00PM-11:00PM @ 8351 River Rd (next to River Rock Casino Resort), Richmond
International Summer Night Market; 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way), Richmond
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
Open air summer markets with vendors and food stalls to satisfy all your night market needs! See the websites for more details.

Ladner Village Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Knitting Chair at Ladner Village Market – Photo Credit – Knitting Chair

Kitsilano Farmers Market; 10:00AM-2:00PM @ 2690 Larch St at W 10th Ave, Vancouver
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market; 10:00AM-2:00PM @ 2300 Guelph St (between 7th & 8th Ave), Vancouver
Ambleside Farmers Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ Ambleside (1500 block Bellevue), West Vancouver
Coquitlam Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-1:00PM @ Dogwood Pavilion (624 Poirier St at Winslow Ave), Coquitlam
White Rock Farmer’s Market; 9:00AM-1:00PM @ Miramar Plaza (15154 Russel Ave), White Rock
Steveston Farmers’ & Artisans Market; 10:00AM-4:00PM @ Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site (12138 Fourth Ave), Steveston Village, Richmond
Ladner Village Market – Last Day; 10:00AM-4:00PM @ 5028 48 Ave (at Elliot St), Delta
Don’t miss this year’s fresh summer produce at our local farmers’ markets! Check out the markets on Sundays through October for the freshest seasonal produce and products. Featuring live entertainment and a variety of different vendors. A great place to bring the whole family!

OSGEMEOS at Granville Island Public Celebration & Unveiling| Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vancouver Biennale

OSGEMEOS at Granville Island: Public Celebration & Official Unveiling of Giants; 12:00PM-5:00PM  Ocean Concrete (1415 Johnston St), Granville Island, Vancouver
Free
Join the Vancouver Biennale for the official unveiling of Giants by OSGEMEOS.  Bring friends, family and fido for a closer view of the mural that everyone is talking about!  Don’t forget to smile when the giant aerial photo is taken to commensurate this historic event – the Canadian debut of OSGEMEOS is their largest project in the world and the only 360-degree Giants in their global series.

Portobello West Fall Market; 11:00AM-5:00PM @ Creekside Community Recreation Centre (1 Athletes Way), False Creek, Vancouver
$2 admission
Vancouver’s favourite artisan craft fair is back for its third show of 2014 this weekend!  Shop from a wide variety of local goods ranging from fashion, jewelry, accessories, art, sweets, baby & kids items, and more.  See the link for the full list of vendors.  On through September 7.

20th Annual Feast of Fields | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – FarmFolkCityFolk (facebook)

20th Annual Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields; 1:00PM-5:00PM @ Bremner’s Farm (4626 88th St), Delta
$95, other pricing in effect; $15 roundtrip transportation
Experience the harvest, gourmet style with a gastronomic journey towards a sustainable, local food system!  Feast of Fields is a 4 hour wandering harvest festival.  With a wine glass and linen napkin in hand, you can taste the very best of BC from chefs, farmers, fishers, ranchers, food artisans, vintners, brewers, distillers and other beverage producers from across the province.

Walking Tour: Planning of Vancouver’s West End; 10:00AM-12:00PM, meet @ Barclay Heritage Square, West End, downtown Vancouver
$15
Join Gordon Price, Director of the SFU City Program and long-time resident, for a planning tour of Vancouver’s West End.  The West End reveals about eight different architectural stages, from fine wooden mansions to functional wooden walk-ups, not to mention all those highrise towers, in which can be found the origins of Vancouverism.  Gordon will explains some of the planning theory and trends that shaped the West End – and some of the forces likely to shape its future.

24th Annual Clearly Contacts Grind Challenge | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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24th Annual Clearly Contacts Grind Challenge; day of registration starts 7:00AM @ base of Grouse Mountain (6400 Nancy Greene Way), North Vancouver
$50-55; other pricing in effect
The perfect way to celebrate the end of the summer grind season, whether you’re looking to set a new event record, beat your personal best, tackle the trail as a team or to raise funds for BC Children’s Hospital.  A ton of race day fun including photobooths, on-course entertainment, complimentary post-race pancakes, physio and yoga, and live DJs!  More info at the link.

 

 

 



More events on our events calendar here and here. Where will you be this weekend? Leave a comment below, or tweet me at @vikkiwkl!


 

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