39 Things To Do & See In Vancouver This September

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It’s almost time to swap those shorts and t-shirts for that warm hoodie and sweats.

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September brings plenty of opportunities to see new events across the city. From music festivals to gaming expos, here are 39 things to do & see in Vancouver this September.

Things To Do & See In Vancouver This September

PNE

The PNE - Fair at the PNE games

Photo: jbarc in BC / Flickr

About: Whether it’s outrageous food or daily concerts, you’ll find just about everything this summer.
Date: Saturday, August 18th – Monday, September 3rd
Cost: Free – $55.75
Time: Various

Aritzia Warehouse Sale

About: The retailer is offering 50% – 90% off original retail prices, and these discounts even apply to new items!
Date: Wednesday August 29th, 2018 – Monday September 3rd, 2018
Cost: Free
Time: 7:00 a.m.

World’s Best Food Truck Tour

About: The World’s Best Food Truck Tour, hosted by Vancouver Foodie Tours, takes you to the city’s best street fare spots. This tour showcases the multicultural flavours that is made with BC’s top-notch ingredients.
Date: Friday May 4th, 2018 – Friday September 28th, 2018
Cost: $49.99 – $59.99
Time: 11:00 am.

Pop-Up Food Trucks

About: From July 23rd to October 31st, rotating food trucks will be on-site daily on the SkyTrain Walkway at Lougheed!
Date: Monday July 23rd, 2018 – Wednesday October 31st, 2018
Cost: Various prices
Time: 11:30 a.m.

Free Outdoor Yoga At Kits Beach + Riley Park

Kits Beach / date night

Photo: Mat Collective / Facebook

About: The classes will be held on the North side of the beach, at the corner of Maple Street and Ogden Ave. The location is different than past years, and offers a better view of the ocean and downtown Vancouver.
Date: Friday August 31st, 2018
Cost: Free
Time: Various times

Shigeru Ban

About: Offsite: Shigeru Ban is a new exhibition at Vancouver Art Gallery’s Offsite location (1100 West Georgia Street) featuring the full-scale version of renowned Japanese architect Shigeru Ban’s Kobe Paper Log House
Date: Friday May 11th, 2018 – Monday October 8th, 2018
Cost: $6.50 – $24.00
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Body Language

About: Guest curator Dion Kaszas of the Nlaka’pamux First Nation traces the deep-rooted traditions of Indigenous tattooing, piercing and personal adornment.
Date: Friday June 8th, 2018 – Sunday January 13th, 2019
Cost: Free – $26
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Mattie Gunterman

About: Presenting the paintings of Emily Carr with forty-eight photographs by US-born photographer Mattie Gunterman, this exhibition draws on the Gallery’s deep holdings of Carr’s work to reflect her engagement and affection for BC’s landscape.
Date: Saturday April 28th, 2018 – Monday September 3rd, 2018
Cost: Free – $24
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Definitely Dali Exhibition

dali exhibition

Photo: paulisson miura/flickr

About: As part of the Definitely Dali Project, two iconic Dali sculptures will be arriving at the Chali-Rosso Art Gallery this summer: Woman Aflame and Surrealist Piano.
Date: Saturday May 5th, 2018 – Saturday September 1st, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Haida Now

About: Guest curated by Haida Curator Kwiaahwah Jones in collaboration with Viviane Gosselin, Co-curator and Director of Collections & Exhibitions at MOV, this exhibition features an unparalleled collection of Haida art boasting more than 450 works created as early as 1890.
Date: Friday March 16th, 2018 – Saturday June 15th, 2019
Cost: $9-$19
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Culture at the Centre

About: Co-curated by Jill Baird and Pam Brown, the collective effort offers insight into the important work Indigenous-run cultural centres and museums in BC are doing to support their language, culture, and history.
Date: Sunday March 18th, 2018 – Monday October 8th, 2018
Cost: Free with museum admission
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Sheepdogs

The Sheepdogs

Photo: The Sheepdogs / Facebook

About: The Sheepdogs along with Terra Lightfoot will be performing at the Malkin Bowl this weekend.
Date: Saturday September 1st, 2018
Cost: $42
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Cheese and Meat Festival

About: Explore the smells, tastes, and textures of cheese, charcuterie, and accompaniments, while pairing them with wine, cider, beer, and mixed drinks.
Date: Saturday September 1st, 2018
Cost: $35 – $145
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Jade Bird

About: Country singer-songwriter Jade Bird will be performing at the Biltmore Cabaret
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Date: Saturday September 1st, 2018
Cost: $15

Le Burger Week

About: Every year, from September 1st – 7th, restaurants in different cities across Canada and the United States make a special burger just for Le Burger Week.
Date: Saturday, September 1st – Friday, September 7th, 2018
Cost: Various
Time: Various

Kerrisdale Antiques Fair

About: This market features over 250 tables of antique, vintage and retro collectibles, making it the largest event of its kind held in Vancouver
Date: Saturday, September 1st – Sunday, September 2nd, 2018
Cost: Free – $8
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Story Story Lie

About: They’ve got sensational stories (and a lie) about school days and some steamy confessions from summer at their hit storytelling game show.
Date: Wednesday September 5th, 2018
Cost: $10 – $12
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Pancakes & Booze Art Show

Booze Art Show

About: As the nation’s premier pop-up art show, The Pancakes & Booze Art Show provides art lovers an opportunity to explore more than 200 pieces of artwork created by some 60+ artists local to Vancouver’s unparalleled art scene.
Date: Thursday September 6th, 2018
Cost: $10 – $13
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Small Town Boys

About: Montreal born and former Vancouver resident, Sean Casey Leclaire is pleased to bring his solo show, Small Town Boys, to the Vancouver Fringe Festival playing from Sept. 6 – 16, 2018 at the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island.
Date: Thursday September 6th, 2018 – Sunday September 16th, 2018
Cost: $15
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

FlipOut Pinball Expo

Vancouver FlipOut Pinball Expo

Photo: Thomas Hawk / Flickr

About: The expo will feature many old school arcade classics that’ll remind you of how it feels to be a kid all over again.
Date: Friday September 7th, 2018 – Sunday September 9th, 2018
Cost: Free – $60
Time: 10:00 a.m.

SKOOKUM Music Festival

About: The 17-acre site will have a first year capacity of 20,000 per day, and will feature multiple stages of today’s best contemporary music across broad genres, styles and cultures.
Date: Friday September 7th, 2018 – Sunday September 9th, 2018
Cost: $114 – $319
Time: 5:05 p.m.

Luxury & Supercar Weekend

Luxury And Supercar Weekend

Photo: Luxury & Supercar Weekend

About: Taking place at VanDusen Botanical Garden, this automotive event will showcase a large selection of supercars and automotive designs.
Date: Saturday September 8th, 2018 – Sunday September 9th, 2018
Cost: $75 – $125
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

TEDxVancouver

About: Organizers have put together a diverse lineup of speakers that include politicians, authors, Indigenous figures, activists, and more.
Date: Saturday September 8th, 2018
Cost: $99.99
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sam Smith

About: The Thrill Of It All finds Smith once again working alongside close friend and long-time collaborator Jimmy Napes plus Timbaland, Malay, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd and Stargate.
Date: Monday September 10th, 2018
Cost: $35 – $125
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Easter Seals Drop Zone

About: Become a superhero for a day and register to rappel as an individual or recruit your family, friends or colleagues to take the Drop Zone challenge.
Date: Friday September 14th, 2018
Cost: $49
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wizards Assemble Pub Crawl

Wizards Assemble Pub CrawlAbout: Hundreds of wizards will be descending on the streets of Vancouver for a night of endless laughs and magic.
Date: Saturday September 15th, 2018
Cost: $20 – $30
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Legends & Stars Charity Match

About: Archie (aka KJ Apa) and a few of his co-stars will be playing in the annual Legends & Stars charity match at BC Place
Date: Saturday September 15th, 2018
Cost: $5
Time: 4:45 p.m.

First Pick Handmade

About: This fall and winter fashion and accessory only event features head to toe handmade fashions with several designers debuting their seasonal lines.
Date: Saturday September 15th, 2018 – Sunday September 16th, 2018
Cost: $3
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Market Mexico

VancouverAbout: Presented by the Mexico Tourism Board and Arrival Agency, Market Mexico is an immersive cultural experience with food, drinks, music, film, crafts, shopping and more.
Date: Saturday September 15th, 2018
Cost: Free
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Race for Courage

About: Experience the best of the west coast featuring a 15 km mountain bike and 6 km trail run, as well as a fun obstacle course. You can take on the race as an individual participant or form a team (group or relay).
Date: Sunday September 16th, 2018
Cost: $40 – $75
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Leap and The Loom Will Appear

About: LEAP and The Loom Will Appear is an exhibition by world-renowned, senior Canadian fibre artist Sola Fiedler, known for her tapestry tributes to cities that have hosted Olympic Games.
Date: Thursday September 20th, 2018 – Tuesday October 2nd, 2018
Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

ArtBreakers Illustration Market

About: The ArtBreakers Illustration Market is coming to Vancouver this September and will feature some of the best contemporary illustrators, comic, and concept artists in North America.
Date: Saturday September 22nd, 2018 – Sunday September 23rd, 2018
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Seawheeze Sunset Festival

About: The Sunset Seawheeze Festival is held by Lululemon. Start the night off with some yoga held by a Global Yoga Ambassador, and flow into a night of wild dancing. Additionally, there’ll be food, beverages, local vendors, and everything in between.
Date: Saturday September 22nd, 2018
Cost: $45
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Miguel and DVSN Concert

miguel

Photo: Andy Witchger/Flickr

About: Produced by Live Nation, Miguel will be touring with DVSN, as part of The Ascension tour.
Date: Thursday September 27th, 2018
Cost: $45, $59.50, $$69.50, $95
Time: 8:00 p.m.

DJ Pauly D

About: Pauly D is best known for his time on the infamous reality show, Jersey Shore. His loud and energetic personality made him a huge draw and left fans with many famous quotes to live by.
Date: Wednesday September 26th, 2018 – Thursday September 27th, 2018
Cost: $30 – $45
Time: 10:00 p.m.

Stop Podcasting Yourself

About: Hosts Graham Clark and Dave Shumka will be weaving their comedic tales through time and space under a visual display in the Planetarium Star Theatre.
Date: Friday September 28th, 2018
Cost: $25
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Kits House Casino Night

About: Casino Night is Kits House’s annual fundraising event, where you can enjoy a pop-up casino without having to go downtown.
Date: Friday September 28th, 2018
Cost: $35
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Toronto Raptors VS. Blazers

toronto raptors vancouver

Photo: Toronto Raptors

About: The Raptors, who recently fired their head coach, will likely present a new style of play as they take on NBA All-Star Damian Lillard and the Blazers in which will be on full display for local basketball fans.
Date: Saturday September 29th, 2018
Cost: Various
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Childish Gambino Concert

About: Childish Gambino kicked off his tour in Atlanta and wrap it up right here in Vancouver.
Date: Sunday September 30th, 2018
Cost: Starting from $59.50
Time: 8:00 p.m.

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