Fireworks and family-friendly fun at Vancouver’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration

Are you ready to party like it’s almost 2018 in a family-friendly atmosphere?

Concord’s New Year’s Eve Vancouver 2018 is one of Canada’s largest all-ages celebrations on one of the biggest nights of the year. Indoor and outdoor programming, country music, a street party, a kids’ zone and of course fireworks make it the premier event destination for ringing in the New Year in YVR.

The spectacle takes place 7 p.m.-1:30 a.m. at Vancouver Convention Centre West (1055 Canada Pl) and Canada Place (999 Canada Pl). There are a few options for enjoying the fun, including VIP and family passes. Here’s the rundown, along with some of what to expect.

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Fireworks and family-friendly fun at Vancouver’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: November 30, 2017

There is a whole lot to sing about in Vancouver lately, and a whole lot being sung this weekend. Both Stanley Park and VanDusen have come alight with thousands of bulbs, and you can see both while singing all the way on a karaoke trolley. Or have a listen to some powerful spoken word, a choir of protest songs,  or a symphony of Broadway show tunes.

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: November 30, 2017

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: November 23, 2017

It’s on. The sun has made itself scarce and this weekend Vancouver has begun to deploy the yearly brigade against the dark with bright lights, festive markets, holiday events,  concerts, a town of candy, and arts celebrations that will continue their campaigns of cheer and festivities straight through December.

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: November 23, 2017

Celebrate Día De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at the Museum of Anthropology

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The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) is well worth the trip out to Point Grey near UBC for its extensive collection of First Nations artifacts and aristry along with the stunning setting perched above the Pacific Ocean. Next week, they will also be hosting a party to celebrate the dead!

Similar to some of Vancouver’s other top attractions who have begun to offer extremely successful night-time events (e.g. FUSE, After Hours at the Aquarium, etc…), MOA now doesn’t shut down after dark. On the first Thursday of every month, the museum hosts monthly cabaret parties with an unexpected mix of comedy, music, dance and experimental theatre by some of the most interesting artists from Vancouver and beyond.

Next week, MOA invites you to an immersive evening of music, interactive theatre, live painting, and altar-making for this year’s Day of the Dead (Día De Los Muertos) on Thursday, November 2 from 6pm-11pm. 

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Celebrate Día De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at the Museum of Anthropology

Experience the Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival this Saturday

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Image from Still Moon Arts Society | Facebook.com

The festival season isn’t over quite yet! This Saturday, the 15th annual Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival is returning to Vancouver for a night you won’t soon forget.

An event packed full of family-fun, lantern parades, vegetable competitions, and lots of fun, the Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival has something for everyone! Co-produced by the Renfrew Park Community Association and the Still Moon Art Society, the festival celebrates the first full moon of the fall.

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Experience the Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival this Saturday

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: Sept. 21, 2017

This weekend you can dine on top of a mountain or down by the Fraser River, watch innovative dances, get up close with Salvador Dali sculpture, create Amazonian-style beadwork, and celebrate Saturn. It’s also your last chance to catch Bard on the Beach!


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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: Sept. 21, 2017

Literary thrillers, song-and-dance cartoons, East Van gangs at this weekend’s Word Vancouver

Katherine Collins will talk about her groundbreaking Canadian comics creation, Neil the Horse, at this year’s Word Vancouver.

From the 1900 salmon strike to the 2017 women’s march, Vancouver boasts a long history of activism. This history is the subject of City on Edge: A Rebellious Century of Vancouver Protests, Riots, and Strikes, a new book by Kate Bird.

Bird is one of many authors featured at this year’s Word Vancouver Festival. The festival gets underway today (Tues. Sept 19) and features (free!) readings and events throughout the week.

But the whole thing culminates on Sunday, Sept 24 with a full, multi-author day of activities in and around the downtown branch of the Vancouver Public Library (350 W. Georgia). Events include readings, presentations, workshops, kids books, and even poetry (poetry! in this day and age!). Below, we’ve listed a few of Sunday’s authors and presentations we think might be worth checking out.

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Literary thrillers, song-and-dance cartoons, East Van gangs at this weekend’s Word Vancouver