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Vancouver Events in SEPTEMBER 2020

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Vancouver’s 2020 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. 7, 2020 – Labour Day (Stat Holiday)
  • Sept. 13, 2020 – Grandparents’ Day
  • Sept. 22, 2020 – Fall Equinox

See below for a list of what’s happening on the different days of the month.

Note: Schedules are subject to change. This is the case any year, but especially in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, see official event websites for the most up-to-date details.

 


Week of September 1st to 8th

Sept. 1-6 | Sept. 7-13 | Sept. 14-20 | Sept. 21-27 | Sept. 28-30


 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Vancouver Mural Festival – the Street Party is not taking place in 2020, but the festival is set to feature new murals, talks and more until September 7th.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 8 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver Tour routes. Both begin across the street from the Holy Rosary Cathedral which is located at 646 Richards Street. (Exact details to be confirmed.)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Vancouver Mural Festival – the Street Party is not taking place in 2020, but the festival is set to feature new murals, talks and more until September 7th.
  • Main Street Farmers Market – a medium-sized market in front of Central Station near Science World.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park at 10 am, Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (Exact details to be confirmed.)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)

Thursday, September 3, 2020

  • New West Farmers Market – at Tipperary Park in New Westminster from 3 until 7 pm.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Vancouver Mural Festival – the Street Party is not taking place in 2020, but the festival is set to feature new murals, talks and more until September 7th.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (Exact details to be confirmed.)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)

Chilliwack Sunflower Festival

Friday, September 4, 2020

  • Bill Reid Gallery – free admission at the Indigenous art gallery from 2 until 5 pm (because it’s the first Friday of the month).
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (Because of COVID-19, advanced reservations are required. Also, instead of being by donation, there may be a $5 charge.)
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Vancouver Mural Festival – the Street Party is not taking place in 2020, but the festival is set to feature new murals, talks and more until September 7th.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours around Gastown and other parts of downtown Vancouver. Today features the Forbidden Vancouver Tour and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm. (Exact details to be confirmed.)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Richmond World Festival – a free multicultural event at Minoru Park in Richmond. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Night Markets

Saturday, September 5, 2020

  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE is open today from 11 am until 5 pm with over 20 rides.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Vancouver Mural Festival – the Street Party is not taking place in 2020, but the festival is set to feature new murals, talks and more until September 7th.
  • Taiwanfest – usually a large Asian street party on Granville Street, but most of this year’s festival is to be held online (September 5-7, 2020).
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (Because of COVID-19, advanced reservations are required. Also, instead of being by donation, there may be a $5 charge.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour, the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour and the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour. (Exact details to be confirmed.)
  • Saturday Farmers Markets – in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Fort Langley, Lonsdale Quay, Maple Ridge (Haney), Squamish, Trout Lake and the West End.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – from 9 am to 5 pm at 703 Terminal Avenue.
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Family Favourites Movies – a family-friendly film costs $2.99 in the morning at select Cineplex theatres in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Richmond World Festival – a free multicultural event at Minoru Park in Richmond. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)

Sunday, September 6, 2020

  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE is open today from 11 am until 5 pm with over 20 rides.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Vancouver Mural Festival – the Street Party is not taking place in 2020, but the festival is set to feature new murals, talks and more until September 7th.
  • Bands on the Beach – free live music at Harrison Hot Springs. (In-person event cancelled, now taking place online instead.)
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (Because of COVID-19, advanced reservations may be required. Also, instead of being by donation, there may also now be a $5 charge.)
  • Taiwanfest – usually a large Asian street party on Granville Street, but most of this year’s festival is to be held online (September 5-7, 2020).
  • Jazz Vespers – at 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. (Available to stream online.)
  • Victory Square Block Party – a free event with live music at Victory Square at 316 West Hastings Street. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • 17th Annual Corn Festival – family-friendly activities and entertainment with a Latin-American theme at Vancouver’s Britannia Community Services Centre. Free Admission. (To be confirmed.)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Sunday Farmers Markets – at Ambleside, Coquitlam, Kitsilano, Mt. Pleasant, Whistler and White Rock.
  • Flea Markets
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Really Gay History Tour in Vancouver’s West End and the Forbidden Vancouver Tour around Victory Square and Gastown. (Exact details to be confirmed.)
  • Steveston Village Farmers Market – in the parking lot of the Steveston Community Centre at 4111 Moncton Street from 10:30 am until 3:30 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Summer Sundays – live music at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody. (CANCELLED)

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Week of September 7th to 13th

Sept. 1-6 | Sept. 7-13 | Sept. 14-20 | Sept. 21-27 | Sept. 28-30


 

Monday, September 7, 2020

  • Labour Day – various activities celebrated all weekend long throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE is open today from 11 am until 5 pm with over 20 rides.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Vancouver Mural Festival – the Street Party is not taking place in 2020, but today marks the end of the festival, which featured new murals, talks and more over the past three weeks.
  • Taiwanfest – usually a large Asian street party on Granville Street, but most of this year’s festival is to be held online (September 5-7, 2020).
  • Labour Day at Burnaby Village – the outdoor museum celebrates its final day of the summer season with free carousel rides, live entertainment and family-friendly activities. (To be confirmed.)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Departures are at 7 and 8 pm. (Exact details to be confirmed.)
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)

Tuesday, September 8, 2020


  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver Tour routes. Both begin across the street from the Holy Rosary Cathedral which is located at 646 Richards Street. (Exact details to be confirmed.)

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

  • Main Street Farmers Market – a medium-sized market in front of Central Station near Science World.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park at 6 pm, Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (Exact details to be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Friday, September 11, 2020

  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public by donation from 11 to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (Because of COVID-19, advanced reservations may be required. Also, instead of being by donation, there may also now be a $5 charge.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours around Gastown and other parts of downtown Vancouver. Today features the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm. (Exact details to be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver Fringe Festival – an annual live theatre festival with shows at various venues around town. (TBD)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Westward Music Festival – a music festival at various venues in downtown Vancouver. Today features free concerts in Yaletown. (TBD)
  • Mid-Autumn Moon Festival – music, tea tasting and craft-making opportunities at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden in the evening. (To be confirmed.)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Night Markets

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Sunday, September 13, 2020

  • Grandparents’ Day
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE is open today.
  • Coho Festival – a salmon festival normally in West Vancouver’s Ambleside Park, but is set to be a virtual event this year.
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public by donation at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (Because of COVID-19, advanced reservations may be required. Also, instead of being by donation, there may also now be a $5 charge.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Really Gay History Tour in Vancouver’s West End and the Forbidden Vancouver Tour around Victory Square and Gastown. (Exact details to be confirmed.)
  • Sunday Farmers Markets – at Ambleside, Coquitlam, Kitsilano, Mt. Pleasant, Whistler and White Rock.
  • Ladner Village Market – the last day of the season for the market along 48th Avenue in Ladner. (This market is happening. Because of COVID-19, however, only food vendors are participating.)
  • Flea Markets
  • Vancouver Fringe Festival – an annual live theatre festival with shows at various venues around town including on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Coho Run – a 14K run ending at the annual Coho Festival at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Drug Free Dash – a 5K Run, 5K Walk and 10K run at Centennial Beach at 541 Centennial Parkway in Tsawwassen. (TBD)
  • Jazz Vespers – at 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. (CANCELLED)
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Luxury & Supercar Weekend – Canada’s premier outdoor luxury automotive event takes place at VanDusen Garden. (CANCELLED)

 


Week of September 14th to 20th

Sept. 1-6 | Sept. 7-13 | Sept. 14-20 | Sept. 21-27 | Sept. 28-30


 

Monday, September 14, 2020

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Tonight features the Forbidden Vancouver Tour and Lost Souls of Gastown Tour. Departures are at 7 and 8 pm and cost $28 for adults and $25 for seniors and students. (Exact details to be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver Fringe Festival – an annual live theatre festival with shows at various venues around town including on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Lower Mainland Parks – on days with good weather, many of the region’s top parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

  • 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.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver Tour routes. Both begin across the street from the Holy Rosary Cathedral which is located at 646 Richards Street. (Exact details to be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver Fringe Festival – an annual live theatre festival with shows at various venues around town including on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

  • Main Street Farmers Market – a medium-sized market in front of Central Station near Science World.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park at 10 am, Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (Exact details to be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver Fringe Festival – an annual live theatre festival with shows at various venues around town including on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)

Thursday, September 17, 2020

  • New West Farmers Market – at Tipperary Park in New Westminster from 3 until 7 pm.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (Exact details to be confirmed.)
  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation tonight from 5 to 8:30 pm. (TBD)
  • Vancouver Fringe Festival – an annual live theatre festival with shows at various venues around town including on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)

Friday, September 18, 2020

  • Vancouver Fringe Festival – an annual live theatre festival with shows at various venues around town including on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Find the Perfect Pint – a beer-drinking fundraising event for the Coquitlam Rotary Club at the Poirier Forum. (TBD)
  • MCC Festival for World Relief – a fundraising event for international development and refugee assistance featuring food as well as new and second-hand goods for sale at Tradex in Abbotsford. Free admission. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Friday Night LiveLynn Valley's Friday Night Live – live entertainment with a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public by donation from 11 to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (Because of COVID-19, advanced reservations may be required. Also, instead of being by donation, there may also now be a $5 charge.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours around Gastown and other parts of downtown Vancouver. Today features the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (Exact details to be confirmed.)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Night Markets

Saturday, September 19, 2020

  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE is open today.
  • Vancouver Fringe Festival – an annual live theatre festival with shows at various venues around town including on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Chilliwack Food Truck Festival – at the Chilliwack Coliseum at 45323 Hodgins Avenue. (Originally scheduled for April but then postponed until today due to concerns about the COVID-19 virus.)
  • Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival a small community country fair in the Fraser Valley. (CANCELLED)
  • MCC Festival for World Relief – a fundraising event for international development and refugee assistance featuring food as well as new and second-hand goods for sale at Tradex in Abbotsford. Free admission. (CANCELLED)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Cloverdale Market Days – a large artisan market featuring over 100 vendors in downtown Cloverdale on 176th Street (between 56A Avenue and 58 Avenue). (TBD)
  • Riverfest – a community festival at the Quay in New Westminster with live entertainment and environmental educational displays. (To be confirmed.)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Darts Hill Gardenopen to the public by donation at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (Because of COVID-19, advanced reservations may be required. Also, instead of being by donation, there may also now be a $5 charge.)
  • Markets
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour and Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour in the morning and both the Forbidden Vancouver Tour and Lost Souls of Gastown in the evening. (Exact details to be confirmed.)
  • Family Favourites Movies – a family-friendly film costs $2.99 in the morning at select Cineplex theatres in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. (TBD)

Sunday, September 20, 2020

 


Week of September 21st to 28th

Sept. 1-6 | Sept. 7-13 | Sept. 14-20 | Sept. 21-27 | Sept. 28-30


 

Monday, September 21, 2020

  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Tonight features the Forbidden Vancouver Tour and Lost Souls of Gastown Tour. Departures are at 7 and 8 pm and cost $28 for adults and $25 for seniors and students. (Exact details to be confirmed.)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday). (TBD)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland. (TBD)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver Tour routes. Both begin across the street from the Holy Rosary Cathedral which is located at 646 Richards Street. (Exact details to be confirmed.)

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

  • Main Street Farmers Market – a medium-sized market in front of Central Station near Science World.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park at 10 am, Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (Exact details to be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)

Thursday, September 24, 2020


  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking ToursForbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (Exact details to be confirmed.)

Friday, September 25, 2020

  • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway. (TBD)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Roedde House – admission to the historic museum in Vancouver’s West End is by donation today (because it’s the last Friday of the month). (TBD)
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public by donation from 11 to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (Because of COVID-19, advanced reservations may be required. Also, instead of being by donation, there may also now be a $5 charge.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours around Gastown and other parts of downtown Vancouver. Today features the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (Exact details to be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Night Markets

Saturday, September 26, 2020

  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE is open today.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Darts Hill Gardentoday is an official Open House at the gardens at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. Admission is by donation. open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (Because of COVID-19, advanced reservations may be required. Also, instead of being by donation, there may also now be a $5 charge.)
  • Saturday Farmers Markets – in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Fort Langley, Lonsdale Quay, Maple Ridge (Haney), Squamish, Trout Lake and the West End.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour and Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour in the morning and both the Forbidden Vancouver Tour and Lost Souls of Gastown in the evening. (Exact details to be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver Flea Market – from 9 am to 5 pm at 703 Terminal Avenue. (TBD)
  • Family Favourites Movies – a family-friendly film costs $2.99 in the morning at select Cineplex theatres in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (CANCELLED)

Sunday, September 27, 2020

  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE is open today.
  • Maple Ridge Car Free Day – a community event with live music at Memorial Peace Park at 11900 224th Street. (Originally scheduled for June but postponed until today, although details are to be confirmed.)
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public by donation at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (Because of COVID-19, advanced reservations may be required. Also, instead of being by donation, there may also now be a $5 charge.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Really Gay History Tour in Vancouver’s West End and the Forbidden Vancouver Tour around Victory Square and Gastown.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Sunday Farmers Markets – at Ambleside, Coquitlam, Kitsilano, Mt. Pleasant, Whistler and White Rock.
  • Flea Markets
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (CANCELLED)
  • Jazz Vespers – at 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. (TBD)

 


Week of September 28th to 30th

Sept. 1-6 | Sept. 7-13 | Sept. 14-20 | Sept. 21-27 | Sept. 28-30


 

Monday, September 28, 2020

  • Lower Mainland Parks – on days with good weather, many of the region’s top parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – a 2-hour walking tour around Victory Square and Gastown in downtown Vancouver. Departs at 7 pm. (Exact details to be confirmed.)

Best Places in Autumn

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday). (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver Tour routes. Both begin across the street from the Holy Rosary Cathedral which is located at 646 Richards Street. (Exact details to be confirmed.)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland. (TBD)

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

  • Main Street Farmers Market – a medium-sized market in front of Central Station near Science World.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park at 10 am, Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (Exact details to be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – live music at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”. (TBD)

Other Events in September 2020

Many of the following events may also take place in September 2020 (but with details to be confirmed):

  • Seniors Day at MOV – on the first Tuesday of the month, admission to the Museum of Vancouver is just $5 for anyone age 65 or older. (TBD)
  • Summer Concert Series – free live music from 7 to 9 pm at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park Plaza at 1299 Pinetree Way. (Not in September 2020.)
  • Serbian Days – a free cultural event with Serbian music, dancing and family-friendly activities at Vancouver’s Saint Sava Church at 505 East 63rd Avenue. (To be confirmed.)
  • Circo Osorio Circus – a Las Vegas-based circus with shows in a giant big top at a couple of different venues (with dates and other details to be confirmed).
  • Brahm’s Tam Drum Circle – drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach if the weather is sunny from early evening until sunset. Free! (TBD, but likely cancelled for 2020.)
  • Brew-HaHa Festival of Beers – a fundraising event for Port Coquitlam Heritage at the Leigh Square Community Arts Village at 2253 Leigh Square Place. (To be confirmed.)
  • Bike the Night – a massive 10-km group cycle ride through the streets of Vancouver starting and finishing at Sunset Beach. (Cancelled in its regular format for 2020.)
  • Nikkei Matsuri – a 2-day Japanese festival at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre in Burnaby. (It normally takes place on the Labour Day Weekend. In 2020, however, it happened on a number of weekends in August and in a scaled-down format instead.)
  • Fleetwood Festival – live music, informational community booths and live entertainment at the Fleetwood Community Centre at 15996 84 Avenue in Surrey. (To be confirmed.)
  • Savour Summer Festival – a free family-friendly event at River District Vancouver.
  • MBCA BC Stars Show and Shine – a car show featuring Mercedes-Benz vehicles at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver. Free admission.
  • Jazz Evenings in the Parlour – live music at the Roedde House Museum in Vancouver’s West End (not far from Robson Street).
  • Arts Club Theatre – live theatre at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Island Stage, and Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre.
  • BC Lions Football – Canadian professional football games normally occur at BC Place Stadium, but not in 2020. (Games are to be played in a different city.)
  • Vancouver International Flamenco Festival – dance performances take place at various venues at the end of September.
  • Mid-Autumn Moon Festival – cultural activities at Coquitlam’s All Saints Parish Hall at 821 Fairfax Street.
  • Vancouver Classic Car Toy Run – a small car rally from Port Moody to Vancouver.
  • Kilby Pioneer Days – family-friendly activities at Kilby Historic Site in Harrison Mills. (TBD, but likely cancelled.)
  • Polish Festival – a cultural event with music, dancing and child-friendly activities at the Pipe Shop at the Shipyards in North Vancouver.
  • Paws for a Cause – a fundraising event for the SPCA at David Lam Park in Yaletown.
  • Fall Used Book Sale – hosted by the Friends of the Vancouver Public Library in the atrium at the Central Branch at 350 West Georgia Street. (To be confirmed.)
  • Snowbird RV Show – a recreational vehicle trade show at Tradex in Abbotsford.
  • Olde Harvest Fair at Stewart Farm – free family-friendly activities and entertainment take place at the historic farmhouse in South Surrey near Crescent Beach.
  • Ioco Ghost Town Days Corn Roast – corn on the cob, hot dogs and other refreshments at Ioco Road and 1st Avenue in Port Moody.
  • Scarecrow Festival – live music, a scavenger hunt, crafts, vendors, food trucks and scarecrows to admire at Art’s Nursery at 8940 192nd Street in Surrey.
  • Steveston Grand Prix of Art – paintings by dozens of artists are on display at the Seine Net Loft at 5180 Westwater Drive at the Britannia Heritage Shipyards.
  • Autumn Harvest Festival at Kilby Farm – a family-friendly event at the Kilby Historic Site in the Fraser Valley.
  • Vancouver International Film Festival – an international film festival centred at the Vancity Theatre at 1181 Seymour Street. (September 24th to October 9th, 2020)
  • White Rock Buskers & Comedy Fest – comedy shows in the streets of White Rock.
  • Climate Strike Day – students (and non-students) across Canada (and other countries) will likely be striking for one day in support of the environment and initiatives to fight climate change.
  • Shipyards Festival – a free festival featuring live music and family-friendly activities at the Shipyards and Lower Lonsdale District of North Vancouver.
  • Drive-In Movie Nights at Heritage Park – a movie shows at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish. (To be confirmed.)
  • White Rock Moon Festival – a cultural event featuring live music, Chinese lanterns and other activities at the White Rock Pier.
  • Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival – a craft beer-sampling event at the Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam.
  • Professional Sports
  • Mid-Autumn Moon Festival – food, music and various cultural activities at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. (To be confirmed.)
  • Richmond Sunflower Festival – sunflowers and other family-friendly things to see and do at Richmond Country Farms in Richmond.
  • Whistler Village Beer Festival – a 7-day event celebrating everything to do with craft beer up at Whistler. (September 14-20, 2020.)
  • Sky Pilot – 14 km, 25 km and Kids Race runs beginning at the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish. (Cancelled for 2020.)

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

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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