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18 Things To Do In Metro Vancouver This Long Weekend (August 30 – September 2)

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Photo: richmond world festival / Facebook

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

Richmond World Festival

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Photo: richmond world festival / Facebook

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
Cost: Free
Time: Friday 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Chilliwack Corn Maze & Pumpkin Farm 2019

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)
Time: Various

Craft Cycle Vancouver Beer Tour

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
Cost: $45
Time: Various

Chilliwack Sunflower Festival

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Photo: @memoriasabordo / Instagram

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

Shipyards Night Market

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
Cost: Free
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

PNE Fair

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
Cost: Various
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. or later

Richmond Night Market

Richmond Night Market
Photo: Richmond Night Market

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.

A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature

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.

Burnaby Village Museum

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
Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Richmond Sunflower Festival

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.

The Dark Eighties: Cult 80s Party Vancouver

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.

Aritzia Warehouse Sale

Aritzia Warehouse Sale
Photo: @paustachio / Instagram

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
Cost: Free
Time: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Bose Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

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
Time: Various


Saturday, August 31

Nikkei Matsuri

Nikkei Matsuri
Photo: Nikkei Matsuri / Facebook

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)

Goat Yoga

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
Cost: $30
Time: 8:50 a.m.

Peak Yoga at Grouse Mountain

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

Fraser Valley Wine Tour

Fraser Valley Wine Tour

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

September Long at MOV

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Photo: Rikki / Julius Reque / 604 Now Flickr Pool

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
Cost: $5
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


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