Thrill the World is an event where people dressed like zombies dance to the music of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” at Vancouver’s Olympic Village in October.
Thrill the World Vancouver
Thrill the World usually takes place in Vancouver on the last Saturday afternoon in October each year. Part of an international phenomenon where random people dress up as zombies, rehearse together and then perform to music once or twice, hundreds of people turn out to enjoy the fun.
In 2017 Vancouver’s Thrill the World event took place on Saturday, October 28th, starting at 3 pm. There was no event in 2018, and the event likely didn’t happen in 2019 either.
About the Thrill the World Event
On the afternoon of the Thrill the World event day people meet in the plaza at Vancouver’s Olympic Village. From noon until 2:30 people check-in, get made up and even have a rehearsal or two.
Participants must register in advance, have their name tags and be ready to go within the designated area no later than 2:50 pm. Participants are not allowed to join late.
At 3 pm sharp the dancing begins, not only at the Vancouver venue but in other cities around the world too. Get there early to get a good viewing spot. It’s a short show, so if you arrive even just a few minutes late you might miss the dance.
For more information, check out the Thrill the World Vancouver Facebook page.
Interested in learning about other great activities in the month of October in Vancouver? Then check out the following:
- Vancouver’s Best Places in Autumn
- Halloween Haunted Houses (not for young children)
- Vancouver’s October Calendar
- Vancouver Shows and Entertainment Listing
Below are photos from the event in 2015: