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Free Things To Do & See In Metro Vancouver This Fall

Vancouver events

We’re still a bit away from the holiday season, but why not save some money right now? Here are 15 free Vancouver events to check out this fall.

Free Metro Vancouver Events This Fall


Shipyards Festival

Vancouver events
Photo: Vancouver’s North Shore Tourism / Facebook

About: This festival will showcase a mix of recording artists and emerging local talent that’ll have you moving all night long. 40 performers will entertain the crowds across four stages.
Date: Saturday September 28th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Scarecrow Festival

About: The first day of this year’s festival is September 21st. Attractions include a DIY Build-a-Crow station, as well as live music, scarecrow scavenger hunt, crafts, speakers, hayrides, food trucks, and more!
Date: Saturday September 21st, 2019 – Thursday October 31st, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.



Variety Week Wrap Party

Variety Week Wrap PartyAbout: Beginning at 12:00 p.m., you are invited to come and experience the fantastic panoramic views of the city from up high above, while helping BC kids with special needs. Organizers are asking for a minimum suggested donation of $5 to ride the ferris wheel.
Date: Friday October 4th, 2019
Cost: Minimum suggested donation of $5 to ride the ferris wheel
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Fort Langley Cranberry Festival

About: From 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., historic Fort Langley will be bustling with over 70+ vendors. They’ll be selling yummy cranberry baked goods, wines, art and artisan creations.
Date: Saturday October 11th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Richmond Lantern Festival

About: This event will include lantern making, mini games, balloon twisting, face painting, drum circle and more.
Date: Thursday October 17th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Kits House Autumn Fair

About: Kits House is going to transform into a busy marketplace with a ton of family-friendly activities.
Date: Saturday October 19th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Photo: West Vancouver Community Centres Society / Facebook

About: Taking place on Sunday, October 6th, everyone is invited to come out for an old fashioned, community-centric day with family friendly activities!
Date: Sunday October 6th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Women’s Personal Safety Workshops

About: The tactics taught are designed to be easily learned and remembered by women who have no prior training.
Date: Thursday October 24th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 6:30 p.m.

The Bridal Gallery Designer Sample Sale

About: All of their designer gowns will be on sale to make room for the newest release of the 2020 collections!
Date: Sunday October 6th, 2019 – Monday October 7th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Vancouver Real Estate Summit

About: This is your chance to hear from some of the top network professionals of the real estate industry.
Date: Saturday October 5th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.



Kitsilano Winter Market

Photo: Kitsilano Neighbourhood House

About: Held at Kits House, this a one-day indoor event focusing on local and sustainable crafts and food.
Date: Saturday November 30th, 2019
Cost: Free – $2
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Vancouver Canadian Immigrant Fair

About: The fair offers a dynamic environment for immigrants who need help as they look for jobs, go back to school and settle into their new home.
Date: Friday November 8th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.



Yule Duel

Yule Duel
Photo: Yule Duel / Facebook

About: Choirs will be setup along Water Street, performing a selection of holiday songs to entertain the crowd. Once the judges have made their rounds, the festivities will shift to the main stage as teams compete in a final sing-off!
Date: Thursday December 5th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Woodwards Holiday Market

About: The Woodwards Holiday Market 3rd annual event brings you the best in curated local vendors, music and hot bevies for the chilly winter shopping season.
Date: Saturday, December 14th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Women’s Personal Safety Workshops

About: The tactics taught are designed to be easily learned and remembered by women who have no prior training.
Date: Wednesday December 11th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 6:00 p.m.


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