Welcome to the last weekend of August (and kind of summer). From food festivals to corn mazes, here are 18 Metro Vancouver events to check out this Labour Day long weekend.
Metro Vancouver Events This Long Weekend
Friday, August 30
About: This festival is all about showcasing the world’s beautiful cultures and flavours, and simultaneously celebrating the city’s diversity through music, food, sports, and art from around the world.
Date: Friday August 30th, 2019 – Saturday August 31st, 2019
Time: Friday 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
About: The farm features a 12-acre maze that can be quite the challenge to get through. As guests make their way through the maze, it becomes an interactive experience to say the least.
Date: Thursday August 15th, 2019 – Thursday October 31st, 2019
Cost: Starting at $11.75 (plus GST)
About: Vancouver Beer Bike Tour, hosted by Canadian Craft Tours, is an exciting way to travel between some of North Vancouver’s most popular breweries.
Date: Saturday March 9th, 2019 – Monday December 30th, 2019
About: Organized by the same group that put together the Tulips of the Valley event, the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival features close to 20 acres of over 35 varieties of sunflowers. This year also features 54 varieties of Dahlias, displayed across 2 acres.
Date: Thursday August 1st, 2019 – Sunday September 15th, 2019
Cost: $10 – $15
About: Visitors will find fresh food, locally made products, musicians, art and entertainment every Friday night. The festivities in the Square kick off at 5:00 p.m. on Friday nights. In addition, there will be live music playing until 10:00 p.m. on the Shipbuilders’ Stage, showcasing talent from all over BC.
Date: Friday, May 3rd, 2019 – Friday, September 27th, 2019
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
About: The Fair at the PNE kicks off on Saturday, August 17th and will run until Monday, September 2nd, 2019. Whether it’s outrageous food you’re looking for or exciting performances, you’ll find just about everything this summer.
Date: Saturday, August 17th – Monday, September 2nd, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. or later
About: With endless rows of things to eat and see, the Richmond Night Market will be bustling with over 100 different food vendors to choose from, merchandise and games.
Date: Friday May 10th, 2019 – Monday October 14th, 2019
Cost: General: $4.75 / Children under 8: Free / Seniors over 60: Free
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
About: Created by the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) in Chicago, A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature, is “an interactive and immersive exhibition that highlights and explains the mathematical patterns that abound in the natural world”.
Date: Friday February 22nd, 2019 – Tuesday September 3rd, 2019
Cost: Free – $25
Time: 10:00 a.m.
About: Burnaby Village Museum has created a village for you to explore, featuring costumed townsfolk in homes, shops and businesses straight out of the 1920’s.
Date: Saturday May 4th, 2019 – Monday September 2nd, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
About: Visitors will be able to walk through over 8 acres of land that’ll have over 20 different varieties of Sunflowers and Dahlias.
Date: Saturday August 3rd, 2019 – Sunday September 15th, 2019
Cost: Free – $15
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
About: Taking place at The Clubhouse on Friday, August 30th, DJs In Mirrors + iamelectro and Robert Kate wol + Charlotte Twanow will be playing cult 80s hits all night.
Date: Friday, August 30th, 2019
Cost: $8 – $12
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
About: Aritzia will be offering 50% – 90% off original retail prices during the sale, which also includes new items.
Date: Wednesday August 28th, 2019 – Monday September 2nd, 2019
Time: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
About: For their 20th anniversary, the corn maze this year will “honour the leaders, youth, and now children of past scouts” You can also experience their Night Corn Maze by the light of the moon.
Date: Tuesday August 27th, 2019 – Monday October 14th, 2019
Cost: Free – $25
Saturday, August 31
About: On Saturday, August 31st and Sunday, September 1st, this family-friendly two-day festival will have something for everyone, and aims to showcase the pride of Japanese culture here in Canada through games, fashion, food and daily performances.
Date: Saturday August 31st, 2019 – Sunday September 1st, 2019
Cost: Free – $14
Time: 11:00 a.m. (Saturday); 1:00 p.m. (Sunday)
About: Classes will be held outdoors on a grassy paddock and you are to bring your own yoga mat. Moreover, you will be outside so expect to get a little dirty.
Date: Saturday May 18th, 2019 – Sunday October 27th, 2019
Time: 8:50 a.m.
About: Individuals can stretch in the sunshine after a rewarding hike up the Grouse Grind or can simply just take the Skyride for some fresh air.
Date: Saturday July 6th, 2019 – Saturday August 31st, 2019
Cost: Free with membership or admission ticket
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, September 1
About: Your tour may include Chaberton Estate Winery, Vista d’oro Vineyards, Township 7 Winery, and Backyard Vineyards. This itinerary may change from week to week.
Date: Sunday, September 1st, 2019
Cost: $125 per person
Time: 10:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, September 2
About: Enjoy this last summer weekend at MOV and get admission to the galleries for only $5 on Monday, September 2, 2019 all day long (10-5pm)!
Date: Monday September 2nd, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.