Vancouver in SEPTEMBER 2017

Vancouver in SEPTEMBER 2017

September in Vancouver

Vancouver’s 2017 September calendar features important dates and events including concerts, end of summer festivals, the PNE and Labour Day holiday events.


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September Events Calendar

  • Sept. 4, 2017 – Labour Day (Stat Holiday)
  • Sept. 10, 2017 – Grandparents’ Day
  • Sept. 22, 2017 – Fall Equinox

September Events in Vancouver

Below is what’s happening on the different days of the month.

Note: schedules are subject to change – check official event websites for exact details.

Labour Day Weekend Activities

Friday, September 1, 2017

  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – Vancouver’s annual summer fair with amusement rides, shows, vendor markets and live music. Tonight’s headliner band is Rick Springfield.
  • Guns N’ RosesNot this Lifetime Tour concert at BC Place Stadium.
  • Richmond World Festival – a free multicultural event at Minoru Park in Richmond (September 1-2, 2017).
  • Summer Concert Series – free live music at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park Plaza from 7:00 until 9:00 pm featuring the Clavinova Nights Jazz Band as well as the Bruce James Orchestra.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespeare FestivalShakespearean theatre at Vanier Park from June 1 to September 23. 2017 plays include Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter’s Tale, The Merchant of Venice and The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
  • Bill Reid Gallery – free admission at the Bill Reid First Nation’s art gallery between 2 and 5 pm (because it’s the first Friday of the month).
  • Night Markets

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Monday, September 4, 2017

  • Labour Day – various activities celebrated all weekend long throughout the Lower Mainland.
    • Music in the Park – a community event celebrating art, music and Labour Day all afternoon at Capilano River Regional Park in North Vancouver from 12 to 5 pm.
  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – last day of the season for Vancouver’s annual summer fair. Today’s iHeartRadio Beach Ball series of concerts include appearances byTrain, Blondie, Serena Ryder, The Philosopher Kings, Ruth B and Christian Hudson.
  • Taiwanese Cultural Festival – a festival celebrating everything Taiwanese along Granville Street and other downtown locations.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespeare FestivalShakespearean theatre at Vanier Park.
  • Night Markets

Free Events in September

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Friday, September 22, 2017

  • Port Moody Oktoberfest – a popular community event celebrating the traditional German holiday near the Port Moody Public Library.
  • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway. Cost is $10 and free for children 12 & under.
  • BC Lions – pro football at BC Place Stadium with BC Lions vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats at 8 pm.
  • Snowbird RV Show – a recreational vehicle trade show at Tradex in Abbotsford from 10 to 9 pm.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespeare FestivalShakespearean theatre at Vanier Park.
  • Night Markets
    • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond.
    • Shipyard Night Marketat the bottom of Lonsdale Avenue in North Vancouver. Tonight’s opening band is Adam Woodall and the headliner group is Rosco.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sunday, September 24, 2017

  • Walk for Reconciliation – a walk from the corner of Cambie Street and Georgia to Strathcona Park starting at 9:30 am followed by a Reconciliation Expo from 10:30 until 3:00 pm. The Keynote speaker at this free event is Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde.
  • Port Moody Oktoberfest – a popular community event celebrating the traditional German holiday near the Port Moody Public Library.
  • World Rivers Day at Burnaby Village – free admission today at Burnaby Village Museum from 11 to 4:30 pm. At the event there are about a dozen exhibitors, a storyteller and various kid-friendly activities.
  • Etsy Made in Canada Market – a market featuring 150 local vendors from 11 am until 5 pm at the Rocky Mountaineer Station at 1755 Cottrell Street. Admission is $4, but free for children ages 12 and under.
  • Snowbird RV Show – a recreational vehicle trade show at Tradex in Abbotsford from 10 to 5 pm.
  • Sunday Farmers Markets – at Ambleside, Coquitlam, Kitsilano, Mt. Pleasant, Whistler and White Rock.
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond.
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public by donation at 1633-170th Street in Surrey.

Monday, September 25, 2017

  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

  • Janet Jackson – in concert with her State of the World tour at Rogers Arena.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Cheap movie night at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

Saturday, September 30, 2017

 


To return to the top of the page, click September Calendar.

To see what’s happening next month, click October Calendar of Events.

2018 Events

A new event scheduled for September of 2018 is the following:

  • Skookum a music, art and food festival at Stanley Park (September 7-9, 2018).
  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation tonight from 5 to 8:30 pm. Guided tours are at 7 pm (September 21, 2018).

September Weather & Activities

For information on what to expect weather-wise in the month of September and for a list of recommended activities, click September Weather.

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