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Vancouver in SEPTEMBER 2019

September in Vancouver

Vancouver’s 2019 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. 2, 2019 – Labour Day (Stat Holiday)
  • Sept. 8, 2019 – Grandparents’ Day
  • Sept. 23, 2019 – Fall Equinox

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

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

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Week of September 14th to 15th

Sept. 14-15 | Sept. 16-22 | Sept. 23-30


 

Saturday, September 14, 2019


  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking ToursForbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour in the morning, the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour in the afternoon and both the Forbidden Vancouver Tour and Lost Souls of Gastown in the evening.

Chilliwack Sunflower Festival

Sunday, September 15, 2019

 


Week of September 16th to 22nd

Sept. 14-15 | Sept. 16-22 | Sept. 23-30


 

Monday, September 16, 2019

  • Lower Mainland Parks – on days with good weather, many of the region’s top parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co.Stolie performs tonight at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”.
  • 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.

2019 Shipyards Festival


2019 Shipyards Festival

Mark your calendars for the Shipyards Festival which takes place in North Vancouver on Saturday, September 28th, 2019. Headliner bands include The Boom Booms and The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer. Click Shipyards Festival 2019 for details.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • 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!
  • Rent – a musical play at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
  • Arts Club Theatre – the play A Thousand Splendid Suns shows at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage at 2750 Granville Street.
  • Bard on the Beach – today’s show at the Shakespearean festival’s Vanier Park venue is Coriolanus. Click Bard on the Beach for Tickets.
  • 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.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

  • Vancouver International Flamenco Festival – a dance takes place at various venues between September 13th and 29th.
  • 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 2 pm, Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm.
  • Bard on the Beach – today’s shows at the Shakespearean festival’s Vanier Park venue are Coriolanus and Shakespeare in Love. Click Bard on the Beach for Tickets.
  • Arts Club Theatre – the play A Thousand Splendid Suns shows at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage at 2750 Granville Street.
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co.Cat Madden and The Single Malts perform tonight at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

  • 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 between 10 am and 5 pm. Prices start at 50 cents for paperbacks and $2 for hardcover books. (To be confirmed.)
  • Community Movie Night – the film Finding Nemo shows for free at the City Centre Community Centre at 7 pm at 5900 Minoru Boulevard in Richmond.
  • Snowbird RV Show – a recreational vehicle trade show at Tradex in Abbotsford.
  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation tonight from 5 to 8:30 pm.
  • Rio Samaya Band – playing in the Chinese Bunkhouse at Britannia Shipyards at 5180 Westwater Drive in Steveston village. Tickets cost $10 at the door.
  • Bard on the Beach – today’s shows at the Shakespearean festival’s Vanier Park venue are Coriolanus and Taming of the Shrew. Click Bard on the Beach for Tickets.
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co.Gio Levy performs tonight at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”.
  • Thursday Farmers Markets – in New Westminster (Royal City), Granville Island and Downtown in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza.
  • 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.
  • Arts Club Theatre – the play A Thousand Splendid Suns shows at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage at 2750 Granville Street.
  • Vancouver International Flamenco Festival – a dance takes place at various venues between September 13th and 29th.

Friday, September 20, 2019

  • B&G Clubhouse Gala – a fundraising event for the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Coast BC at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.
  • Find the Perfect Pint – a beer-drinking fundraising event for the Coquitlam Rotary Club at the Poirier Forum.
  • Friday Night LiveLynn Valley's Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway.
  • Bard on the Beach – today’s show at the Shakespearean festival’s Vanier Park venue is Taming of the Shrew. Click Bard on the Beach for Tickets.
  • 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 between 10 am and 5 pm. Prices start at 50 cents for paperbacks and $2 for hardcover books. (To be confirmed.)
  • Snowbird RV Show – a recreational vehicle trade show at Tradex in Abbotsford.
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public by donation from 11 to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey.
  • 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.
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. Teon Gibbs performs tonight at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”.
  • Night Markets

Saturday, September 21, 2019

  • Elton John – in concert on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour at Rogers Arena.
  • Mother Mother – an outdoor concert by the local band along with The Zolas, Tokyo Police Club and Sam Lynch at Stanley Park’s Malkin Bowl.
  • Olde Harvest Fair at Stewart Farm – free family-friendly activities and entertainment take place at the historic farmhouse in South Surrey near Crescent Beach.
  • Open House at Mackin House – the museum at 1116 Brunette Avenue in Coquitlam celebrates both its 20th anniversary and the 110th anniversary of the arrival of the first passenger train to Maillardville.
  • Ioco Ghost Town Days Corn Roast – corn on the cob, hot dogs and other refreshments at Ioco Road and 1st Avenue in Port Moody at 6 pm. The cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children (ages 11 and under). This is followed at 7:30 by a free outdoor showing of the movie Night at the Museum. Advanced registration is required for the Corn Roast, but not for the movie (to which all are welcome).
  • Indonesia Fest – from noon until 4 pm at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre at 6688 Southoaks Crescent in Burnaby.
  • Vancouver International Flamenco Festival – performances place at various venues between September 13th and 29th.
  • 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 between 10 am and 5 pm. Note: Prices today will likely be half what they were on the two previous days. (To be confirmed.)
  • Cloverdale Market Days – a large artisan market featuring over 100 vendors in downtown Cloverdale on 176th Street (between 56A Avenue and 58 Avenue) from 10 am until 3 pm.
  • Scarecrow Festival – live music, scavenger hunt, crafts, vendors, food trucks and scarecrows to admire at Art’s Nursery at 8940 192nd Street in Surrey.
  • Riverfest – a community festival at the Quay in New Westminster with live entertainment and environmental educational displays.
  • 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.
  • Snowbird RV Show – a recreational vehicle trade show at Tradex in Abbotsford.
  • Rent – at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
  • Darts Hill Garden – today is an official Open House at the gardens at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. Admission is by donation.
  • 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.
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour in the morning, the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour in the afternoon and both the Forbidden Vancouver Tour and Lost Souls of Gastown in the evening.
  • 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.

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

  • Elton John – in concert on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour at Rogers Arena.
  • Mother Mother – an outdoor concert by the local band along with The Zolas, Tokyo Police Club and Sam Lynch at Stanley Park’s Malkin Bowl.
  • World Rivers Day – special family-friendly activities at Burnaby Village.
  • Ioco Ghost Town Day – live entertainment, trolley tours, pony rides, museum displays and other family-friendly activities between noon and 4 pm at Ioco Road and 1st Avenue in Port Moody. Free admission.
  • Autumn Harvest Festival – a family-friendly event at the Kilby Historic Site in the Fraser Valley.
  • Snowbird RV Show – a recreational vehicle trade show at Tradex in Abbotsford.
  • Vancouver International Flamenco Festival – performances place at various venues between September 13th and 29th.
  • Rent – the Rock musical shows at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co.Tissa Rahim and Arsen Shomakhov perform tonight at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – this afternoon features the Really Gay History Tour in Vancouver’s West End and the Forbidden Vancouver Tour around Chinatown, Victory Square, and Gastown.
  • Vancouver AIDS Walk – a walk raising both funds and awareness along the Sunset Beach Seawall between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm.
  • Sunday Farmers Markets – at Ambleside, Coquitlam, Kitsilano, Mt. Pleasant, Whistler and White Rock.
  • Flea Markets
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond.
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public by donation at 1633-170th Street in Surrey.
  • Jazz Vespers in Vancouver – at 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver.
  • Jazz Vespers in Surrey – at Northwood United Church at 8855-156th Street in Surrey from 4 to 5 pm. Admission by donation.

 


Week of September 23rd to 30th

Sept. 14-15 | Sept. 16-22 | Sept. 23-30


 

Monday, September 23, 2019

  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Ru Paul’s Drag Race – drag performances at the Orpheum Theatre.
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – the bands Puppycat and San Pedro Cinco perform tonight at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”.
  • 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.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

  • Elton John – in concert on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road 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.
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – the bands Turunesh and The Kane/Wilson Quintet perform tonight at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”.
  • Arts Club Theatre – the play A Thousand Splendid Suns shows at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage at 2750 Granville Street.
  • 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.

Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

  • 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 2 pm, Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm.
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – the bands Ryley & Kaylar and Jen Hodge perform tonight at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”.
  • Arts Club Theatre – the play A Thousand Splendid Suns shows at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage at 2750 Granville Street.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

  • Margaret Atwood – the celebrated Canadian author speaks at the Vancouver Writers Fest at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC. (SOLD OUT.)
  • Vancouver International Film Festival – first day of the season for the international film festival centred at the Vancity Theatre at 1181 Seymour Street.
  • Vancouver International Flamenco Festival – performances place at various venues between September 13th and 29th.
  • Arts Club Theatre – the play A Thousand Splendid Suns shows at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage and The Birds & the Bees shows at the Granville Island Stage.
  • Museum of Vancouver – admission by donation from 5 to 8 pm as it is the last Thursday of the month.
  • Thursday Farmers Markets – in New Westminster (Royal City), Granville Island and Downtown in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza.

  • 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.

Friday, September 27, 2019

2019 Shipyards Festival

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019

  • Lower Mainland Parks – on days with good weather, many of the region’s top parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – both Ryan Fischer and Stephanie Pedraza perform tonight at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”.
  • Arts Club Theatre – the play The Birds & the Bees shows on the Granville Island Stage at 7:30 pm.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – a 2-hour walking tour around Victory Square, Chinatown and Gastown in downtown Vancouver. Departs at 7 pm.

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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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