79 Things To Do & See In Vancouver This Fall

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It might be sad for many to accept that summer is gone, but fall brings with it new excitement and seasonal festivals.

The season of colours has everything for everyone to take part in.

From corn mazes to spooky Halloween attractions, here are 79 Vancouver events to check out this fall season.

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Vancouver Events This Fall

September

World’s Best Food Truck Tour

World's Best Food Truck Tour

Photo: Vancouver Foodie Tours / Facebook

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.

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 – Monday, October 8th, 2018
Cost: $6.50 – $24.00
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:
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:
Cost: Free with museum admission
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Free Outdoor Yoga

Kits Beach / date night

Photo: Mat Collective / Facebook

About: Mat Collective has decided to continue their free outdoor yoga classes during the fall season this year.
Date: Tuesday, September 4th – Thursday, November 29th, 2018
Cost: Free
Time: Various

Curious Imaginings

About: This art exhibit will “challenge us to explore the social impacts of emerging bio-technology and our ethical limits”.
Date: Friday, September 14th – Saturday, December 15th, 2018
Cost: $11 – $35
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Raincouver Umbrella Party

Raincouver Umbrella Party

Photo: Party4Health / Facebook

About: It’s going to be the rainiest, outdoor urban dance party in history. They are going to explore a pedestrian paradise with happy beats and, of course, umbrellas.
Date: Friday, September 21st, 2018
Cost: By donation
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Ghostly Gastown Tour

About: This tour is perfect for those who crave a deeper look into the history of Gastown and anyone that has a thirst for the supernatural.
Date: Wednesday, September 12th – Wednesday, November 28th, 2018
Cost: $20
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Seawheeze Sunset Festival

seawheeze sunset festival

Photo: Seawheeze Sunset Festival/Facebook

About: The Seawheeze half marathon before the Sunset Festival is 21.1KM. It follows a route that showcases the best of Vancouver’s picturesque scenery. Diplo will be headlining the festival and Felix Cartal will be performing an opening set.
Date: Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
Cost: $45
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Ambleside Artisan Farmer’s Market

About: You’ll see a good selection of prepared foods including baking, syrups, jams, jellies, honey, salsas, anti-pastas and much more.
Date: Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Jon Hopkins

About: Electronic musician Jon Hopkins performs at The Imperial
Date: Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
Cost: $24.50
Time: 9:00 p.m.

Angra

About: Brazilian power metal band Angra performs at the Rickshaw
Date: Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Cost: $25
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Natalie Prass

About: Singer-songwriter Natalie Prass performs at the Fox Cabaret
Date: Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Cost: $17.50
Time: 9:00 p.m.

Kamloopa

About: This performance follows two urban Indigenous sisters and a lawless trickster who road trip to the largest pow wow on the west coast, KAMLOOPA.
Date: Tuesday September 25th, 2018 – Saturday October 6th, 2018
Cost: $24 – $45
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

DJ Pauly D

DJ Pauly D

Photo: DJ Pauly D / Facebook

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-$85
Time: 10:00 p.m.

Indigenous Sport Gallery Opening

About: This event will celebrate and recognize Indigenous athletes who have made an impact on British Columbia’s sport history.
Date: Wednesday September 26th, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Pre-Halloween Candy Making Demo

About: This is your chance to get a first look and taste of their new special edition Halloween candy mix… as it’s created.
Date: Thursday, September 27th, 2018
Cost: Free
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Fall Fling 2018

About: Fall Fling is a fun evening out and a great way to connect with friends and colleagues from BC’s diverse disability community.
Date: Thursday, September 27th, 2018
Cost: $95
Time: 5:30 p.m.

Sake Fest

Sake FestAbout: Sake Fest celebrates everything we love about the Japanese rice wine drink. It’s part of a larger 7-day series of events during “Sake Week”.
Date: Thursday September 27th, 2018
Cost: $55
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Miguel and DVSN

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.

Ghostly Downtown Tour

About: Hear the sordid history of Vancouver’s nightlife and as well as the many ghost stories along the way!
Date: Friday September 28th, 2018, Friday October 26th, 2018,
Cost: $20
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Cannabis Hemp Conference and Expo

About: It’ll feature over 40 speakers, 35 exhibitors, 6 live workshops and 700+ attendees.
Date: Friday September 28th, 2018 – Sunday September 30th, 2018
Cost: Starting from $179
Time: 8.30 a.m. – 6.00 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.

Parallel 49 Oktoberfest

Parallel 49

Photo: Parallel 49 Brewing Company‎ / Facebook

About: Everyone is encouraged to come and enjoy a delicious German menu, $5 beers, a live polka band and a DJ.
Date: Saturday September 29th, 2018
Cost: Free
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Toronto Raptors VS. Blazers

About: Mark your calendars, the Toronto Raptors will be at Rogers Arena this fall for a pre-season game in Vancouver.
Date: Saturday, September 29th, 2018
Cost: Various
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

F.U.B.A.R. Roller Jam

About: Robson Square’s skating rink will once again be magically transformed into a classic roller rink
Date: Sunday, September 30th, 2018
Cost: $10
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Childish Gambino Vancouver Concert

Childish Gambino

Photo: HYPEBEAST / Facebook

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.

CIBC Run for the Cure

About: You’re invited to run or walk for the CIBC Run for the Cure in Vancouver.
Date: Sunday, September 30th, 2018
Cost: Free
Time: 7:45 a.m.

PumpkinFest 2018

About: Last year over 5,000 people came together at the West Vancouver Community Centre under sunny skies to enjoy farm animals, old fashioned games, artisan market, Home & Harvest competition, watch police & firemen demonstrations, participate in free swimming, gymnastics and skating, enjoyed local food vendors and listened to fantastic local talent.
Date: Sunday, September 30th, 2018
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m.

October

Def Leppard & Journey Vancouver Concert

Def Leppard

Photo: Def Leppard; Journey / Facebook

About: Two of the world’s greatest rock bands, Def Leppard and Journey, are co-headlining a giant 58-city North American tour.
Date: Monday October 1st, 2018
Cost: Various
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Beyonce and Jay Z Concert

About: Considered one of the most influential, powerhouse couples in the industry, Beyonce and Jay Z are music royalty.
Date: Tuesday October 2nd, 2018
Cost: Various
Time: 8:00 p.m.

EDEN

About: Alt-pop singer-songwriter EDEN performs at the Vogue Theatre
Date: Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
Cost: $24.99
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Flint Eastwood

About: Indie-rock duo Flint Eastwood performs at the Fox Cabaret.
Date: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
Cost: $15
Time: 9:00 p.m.

Diwali In BC

About: Award-winning Artistic Director of Diwali in B.C., Rohit Chokhani, is pleased to announce the 2018 programming for Diwali in B.C. – a provincial initiative aimed at making Diwali celebrations province-wide over the next five years.
Date: Wednesday October 3rd, 2018 – Saturday November 17th, 2018
Cost: Various
Time: Various

Jerry Seinfeld

About: Touring with Just For Laughs and JS Touring, Seinfeld will be performing his stand-up routine live at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Date: Thursday October 4th, 2018 – Friday October 5th, 2018
Cost: $77.00, $99.00, $125.00, $175.00
Time: 7:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

Fright Nights

Fright Nights

Photo: PNE/Playland / Facebook

About: With eight haunted houses, including the newest haunted house, The Bloodshed, it promises to be the scariest event you attend this Halloween.
Date: Friday, October 5th – Wednesday, October 31st, 2018
Cost: Various
Time: Various

Vancouver Seasonal Release Brewery Tours

About: Join Canadian Craft Tours and BC Brewery Tours on their Seasonal Release Brewery Tours in Vancouver!
Date: Friday, October 5th – Saturday, October 13th, 2018
Cost: $70
Time: Various

Vancouver Halloween Parade & Expo

Vancouver Halloween Parade

Photo: Dan Rickard / Flickr

About: The 5th annual Vancouver Halloween Parade & Expo is a three day festival inspired by comics, anime, video games and mythologies.
Date: Friday, October 5th – Sunday, October 7th, 2018
Cost: Various
Time: Various

Oktoberfest Vancouver

About: Held at the Vancouver Alpen Club, you’ll experience German food and beer steins while swaying to live music.
Date: Friday October 5th, 2018 – Saturday October 20th, 2018
Cost: $35 – $80
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Galaxion Dance & Gamer Party

Galaxion

Photo: Snow Snow / Flickr

About: Galaxion celebrates all facets of fun 80’s dance music from pop to hip hop to post-punk. DJs Pandemonium, Trilliam Gibson, Evilyn13 and Vortex will be playing retro choons all night long.
Date: Saturday October 6th, 2018
Cost: $7 – $10
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Morgue Ghost Tours

About: The Northern Paranormal Investigators are back again for a spooktacular evening of storytelling and future-foreseeing. It’s a double feature – Mystics at the Museum during the day and Morgue Ghost Tours until midnight.
Date: Saturday October 6th, 2018
Cost: $22- $35
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Vancouver’s Police Museum: Stories from 240 E Cordova

About: Museum Director, Rosslyn Shipp and Curator, Elizabeth Peterson will discuss the use and adaptation of the building’s facilities through the decades, the Museum’s custodianship of the historic site today and the unique perspective the Museum offers to connect with Vancouver’s history.
Date: Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
Cost: $9 – $15
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Jay Rock

About: American rapper Jay Rock performs at The Imperial
Date: Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
Cost: $25
Time: 9:00 p.m.

Vancouver International Improv Festival

About: For two decades, the Vancouver International Improv Festival has been bringing the world’s best improvisers to Vancouver for a week of shows, workshops and generally hilarious times.
Date: Wednesday, October 10th – Saturday, October 13th, 2018
Cost: $15 – $25
Time: Various

Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train

Stanley Park Halloween Ghost TrainAbout: Join Jack on his journey as his lantern casts a light on floating Druids, a 12 foot monster and creatures barely human.
Date: Thursday October 11th, 2018 – Wednesday October 31st, 2018
Cost: Free – $12
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Monday – Thursday); 10:00 p.m. (Friday – Sunday)

A Night To Dream Gala Vancouver

About: This elegant evening will include delicious food, fine wine, exciting live and silent auctions, raffle prizes, and live entertainment in celebration of this amazing community that keeps families close when it matters most.
Date: Thursday October 11th, 2018
Cost: $400
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

FAN EXPO

FAN EXPO Vancouver

Photo: Justice League Movie / Facebook

About: Over 30,000 people are expected to attend this year with more than 500 vendors on site. Moreover, vendors will feature collectibles, comic books, exclusive fan gear, and more.
Date: Friday October 12th, 2018 – Sunday October 14th, 2018
Cost: $30 – $229
Time: 4:00 p.m. (Friday); 10:00 a.m. (Saturday/Sunday) – 9:00 p.m. (Friday); 7:00 p.m. (Saturday); 5:00 p.m. (Sunday)

Luke Bryan

About: American country singer-songwriter Luke Bryan performs at BC Place
Date: Saturday, October 13th, 2018
Cost: Various
Time: 4:00 p.m.

Halloween Mystery Nights

About: Sign up in teams of 2-5 players to play the Vancouver mysteries crime game in Downtown and compete for prizes.
Date: Saturday October 13th, 2018 – Wednesday October 31st, 2018
Cost: $28/player plus fees and taxes
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

Arts Umbrella Splash

About: Presented by TD Bank Group, the annual event gathers art lovers together for a showstopping evening featuring live performances, delicious food, and, at its core, a comprehensive art auction comprised of nearly 100 pieces by prominent B.C. artists.
Date: Saturday October 13th, 2018
Cost: $350 – $500
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Light The Night

light the night

Light The Night / Facebook

About: Every autumn, thousands of friends, families and co-workers gather in over 240 cities across North America and walk at twilight to pay tribute and bring hope to those battling blood cancer by holding illuminated lanterns – white for patients and survivors, red for supporters, and gold in memory of ones lost.
Date: Saturday October 13th, 2018
Cost: By donation
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Lost Souls of Gastown

About: As Halloween draws near, venture into Vancouver’s earliest and most gruesome history on the Lost Souls of Gastown. You’ll discover a time when Vancouver was the Granville Townsite – the wild frontier town that suffered a devastating fire, smallpox outbreaks, and unsolved murders.
Date: Tuesday, October 16th – Wednesday, October 31st, 2018
Cost: $25 – $28
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Vancouver Fall Home Show 2018

About: The Vancouver Fall Home Show is where big ideas, trusted advice, and fresh inspiration unite, complete with more than 325 trusted brands and local companies.
Date: Thursday, October 18th – Sunday, October 21st, 2018
Cost: $6 – $16
Time: Various

Chris Griffin

About: Calgary-born, Vancouver-based Chris Griffin has established himself as one of comedy’s most dynamic storytellers.
Date: Thursday October 18th, 2018
Cost: $15
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tour

Vancouver Trolley Tour

Photo: Vancouver Trolley Company

About: As nightfall begins, you’ll be whisked through Vancouver’s streets, while tuning into the echoes of devastating events.
Date: Friday October 19th, 2018 – Wednesday October 31st, 2018
Cost: $55
Time: 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m

A Conversation With Ellen DeGeneres

About: Called “A Conversation with Ellen DeGeneres,” the exciting event gives fans the rare opportunity to see her answer questions.
Date: Friday October 19th, 2018
Cost: Starting at $121
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Evening Of HOPE Gala

About: Organizers are excited to announce Special Keynote Speaker: 3-time Gold Medal Olympian, Meghan Agosta, of the Canadian Women’s Hockey Team. She will be joined by their special guests, Heart for Africa Co-Founders Janine & Ian Maxwell.
Date: Saturday October 20th, 2018
Cost: Starting at $175
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Hozier Vancouver Concert

About: Hozier has established himself as one of the most successful and respected musicians in music. He has won two Billboard Awards, a coveted Ivor Novello, VH-1 Artist Of The Year, and stunning sets of Glastonbury, Coachella, and Red Rocks, among others.
Date: Monday October 22nd, 2018
Cost: $39.50, $52, $72
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Arctic Monkeys Vancouver Concert

About: The band will perform nine additional shows in October, including a final show right here in Vancouver at the Pacific Coliseum.
Date: Thursday October 25th, 2018
Cost: $49.50, $59.50, $69.50
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

R.L. Stine Goosebumps

Goosebumps

Photo: Goosebumps / Facebook

About: This event will start off with a lecture from R.L. about his life and career, followed by an audience Q&A. Afterward, guests will move to the lobby area for a book signing and Halloween party!
Date: Friday October 26th, 2018
Cost: $31 – $80
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Vancouver Baby And Family Fair

About: It is a two-day family event that provides guests with the opportunity to shop specifically for products for the entire family.
Date: Saturday October 27th, 2018 – Sunday October 28th, 2018
Cost: $7 – $12
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Carved: Halloween Circus Carnival

About: Come out for trick-or-treating, food carts, aerial silk and trampoline lessons, juggling, costume contests and more!
Date: Saturday, October 27th, 2018
Cost: $10
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Kits House Autumn Fair

About: The entire block will be filled with street vendors, food trucks, carnival games, a pumpkin patch, local musicians, and a farmers market.
Date: Saturday October 27th, 2018
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Tokyo Police Club

About: Indie-rock quartet Tokyo Police Club performs at the Fox Cabaret
Date: Monday, October 29th, 2018
Cost: $22.50
Time: 9:00 p.m.

November

Bacio Rosso

Bacio Rosso

Photo: Bacio Rosso / Facebook

About: Described as “Moulin Rouge meets Cabaret meets Burlesque”, guests are seated in the heat of the action with jugglers, contortionists, trapeze artists, magicians, singers and clowns weaving together an unforgettable evening of magic, love and laughter.
Date: Thursday November 1st, 2018 – Monday December 31st, 2018
Cost: Starting at $109
Time: 6:00 p.m. / 7:00 p.m.

Russell Peters

About: Comedian Russell Peters performs on his Deported World Tour.
Date: Thursday, November 1st, 2018
Cost: $71.25 – $125.80
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Classified

About: Rapper Classified performs at the Commodore Ballroom
Date: Thursday, November 1st, 2018
Cost: $35
Time: 9:30 p.m.

Drake Vancouver Concert

drake

Photo: The Come Up Show/Flickr

About: Canadian rap superstar Drake performs on his Aubrey and the Three Migos Tour, featuring guests Migos.
Date: Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
Cost: $59.50 to $199.50
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Justin Timberlake Vancouver Concert

About: The Mirrors singer is scheduled to play nine shows across Canada in support of his recently released album, Man of the Woods, including two in Vancouver
Date: Thursday November 8th – Friday, November 9th, 2018
Cost: Various
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Fleetwood Mac

About: American pop legends Fleetwood Mac perform at Rogers Arena
Date: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
Cost: Starting at $69.50
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Onesie Bar Crawl

Onesie Bar Crawl

Photo: We Love Pub Crawls / Facebook

About: Themed DJ parties will fill your night with music from the 80s, 90s, 2000s and even a neon party to look forward to!
Date: Saturday, November 17th
Cost: $20 – $35
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Disney On Ice

About: Hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse bring the Disney magic to life and take audiences on an expedition across raging seas and snow-covered mountains in this action-packed extravaganza with the beloved characters from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Tangled and Cinderella!
Date: Wednesday November 21st, 2018 – Sunday November 25th, 2018
Cost: $20 – $110
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Women Against MS Luncheon

About: Women Against MS (WAMS) is a powerful network of women building MS awareness and raising research funds to end MS.
Date: Thursday November 22nd, 2018
Cost: Starting at $125
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

6lack Vancouver Concert

6lack

Photo: 6LACK / Facebook

About: The Atlanta, Georgia rapper is best known for his single his single “Prblms”, which was released in June 2016, “OTW”, and “Switch”.
Date: Thursday November 29th, 2018
Cost: $40 – $169
Time: 9:00 p.m.

Kitsilano Winter Market

About: Held at Kits House, it’s a one-day indoor event focusing on local and sustainable crafts and food.
Date: Saturday December 1st, 2018
Cost: Free – $2
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

December

The Tenors Vancouver Concert

The Tenors

Photo: The Tenors / Facebook

About: The group is comprised of Clifton Murray, Fraser Walters and Victor Micallef. They blend classical music and contemporary pop to deliver powerful performances.
Date: Monday December 3rd, 2018
Cost: $36 – $125
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Yule Duel

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 6th, 2018
Cost: Free
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Winter Breakout Music Festival

Winter Breakout Music Festival

Photo: Lil Uzi Vert / Facebook

About: The one-day festival will be headlined by Lil Uzi Vert & Playboi Carti.
Date: Friday December 14th, 2018
Cost: $99 – $150
Time: 6:00 p.m.

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