September Events in Metro Vancouver


Friday, August 30th, 2013 — 2:17pm PST
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A glorious summer of sunshine is coming to an end but before you pack away your sunglasses and picnic blankets you should check out some of the great events and activities around Metro Vancouver in September. From a BBQ and Chili Festival to fall markets and a TreeFest, there’s plenty of fun to be had in September.

Iona Beach at Twilight
Photo credit: TOTORORO.RORO on Flickr

Multi-Day Events

Events that run for longer than three days in a row are highlighted in green below. Festivals this month include Culture Days, Vancouver Fringe Festival, the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival, MexicoFest, and more! This post is updated daily so bookmark it, check back often, and feel free to send in your community events for listing as well.

September Events in Metro Vancouver

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Sunday, September 1, 2013
Fort Farm Fest at Fort Langley
Re-Up BBQ’s Annual Labour Day Party
Gastown BBQ & Chili Festival
Victory Square Block Party
PNE Concerts: Lights
TELUS Taiwanfest
ArtStarts Free Weekend Workshop: New Westminster
Klahowya Village at Stanley Park
Vancouver Latin American Film Festival
Hershe Bar
Opening of the Isabelle Dunlop Gastown Pop-Up Shop
Japanese Rakugo Comedy in English at The Cultch
Vancouver Chinatown Night Market

Kitsilano Farmers Market
Mt Pleasant Farmers Market

Monday, September 2, 2013
PNE Concerts: An Evening with Loverboy
TELUS Taiwanfest
Burnaby Village Museum Fall Fair
Klahowya Village at Stanley Park (Final Day)
Vancouver Latin American Film Festival
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Music in the Park at Capilano River Park
Vancouver Latin American Film Festival
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Vancouver Wine Tasting Circle
Vancouver Latin American Film Festival
Thursday, September 5, 2013
MexicoFest
Vancouver Fringe Festival
Vancouver Latin American Film Festival
Friday, September 6, 2013
High Colour: Paintings By Catherine V. Fraser Opens at Artemis Gallery
Lee McIntyre Art Exhibition
NET at Fringe
LUXSTAR ‘Innergalaktik’ Art Show Opening
Vancouver Chinatown Night Market
Vancouver Latin American Film Festival
MexicoFest
Vancouver Fringe Festival

Saturday, September 7, 2013
West End Fest
Fresh St Market Grilled Cheese Competition
Langley Cruise-In
Walking Tour: Grandview, West of Commercial
Wesbrook Village Festival
Fleetwood Family Festival
Salsa Cruise
Portobello West Fall Market
Stanley Park’s Secrets Historical Walking Tour
Luxury & Supercar Weekend
Vancouver Chinatown Night Market
Trout Lake Farmers Market
West End Farmers Market
Kerrisdale Village Farmers Market
Vancouver Latin American Film Festival
MexicoFest
Vancouver Fringe Festival

Sunday, September 8, 2013
Vancouver Public Library’s Stanley Park 125 History Exhibition
Vancouver Canadians Championship Playoff Game
Coho Festival in West Vancouver
Mountain View Cemetery Bike Tour
Bugs Galore at Richmond Nature Park
The Awesome Race
Big Brother Canada Casting Call at Metrotown
The n Games at Elm Park
15th Annual Rhythm of Life: The Run and Walk for Everyone
Free All Ages Evaporators Concert
Feast of Fields
Portobello West Fall Market
Luxury & Supercar Weekend
Vancouver Chinatown Night Market (Last of the Season)
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Mt Pleasant Farmers Market
MexicoFest
Vancouver Fringe Festival

Monday, September 9, 2013
VSO School of Music: Fall Class Registration Opens
MexicoFest
Vancouver Fringe Festival

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Jewish Federation: An Evening with Jason Alexander
MexicoFest
Vancouver Fringe Festival

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
All About Upholstery Seminar
How Can I Keep From Singing: An Eva Cassidy Tribute
MexicoFest
Vancouver Fringe Festival

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Young Women Entrepreneur Club
Vancouver Art Attack: Paint Your Heart Out
Lunch Poems at SFU
Port Moody Arts Centre: Gallery Opening Reception
Accordion Noir Festival
Dances for a Small Stage
New Forms Festival
MexicoFest
Vancouver Fringe Festival
How Can I Keep From Singing: An Eva Cassidy Tribute

Friday, September 13, 2013
In The House Festival Presents: Yin Yeung Express
Dances for a Small Stage
Magpie’s Nest Community Art Space’s Fundraiser
New Forms Festival
MexicoFest
Vancouver Fringe Festival
Accordion Noir Festival
Dirty Dancing Burlesque
How Can I Keep From Singing: An Eva Cassidy Tribute

Saturday, September 14, 2013
Coquitlam’s TreeFest
Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House
Come Forage with Chef Chris Whittaker
Best Catch Sustainable Seafood Festival
Great Canadian Craft Presents: Fall Into CraftMusic Therapy Ride
Poetry in Motion
The Cat in the Hat Event at Brentwood Town Centre
Salsa Cruise
The Color Run™ 5k
16th Annual Naturally Living Fair
Vancouver Farmers Markets Tomato Festival
Trout Lake Farmers Market
West End Farmers Market
Kerrisdale Village Farmers Market
In The House Festival Presents: Yin Yeung Express
New Forms Festival
MexicoFest
Dances for a Small Stage
Vancouver Fringe Festival
Accordion Noir Festival

Sunday, September 15, 2013
Great Canadian Craft Presents: Fall Into Craft
Vancouver Tweed Ride
Brockton Point’s Secrets Historical Walking Tour
BBQ on the Bypass
4th Annual Autumn Shift Festival
Experiments in Arab Cinema: The Traveling Program
16th Annual Naturally Living Fair
Vancouver Farmers Markets Tomato Festival
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Mt Pleasant Farmers Market
In The House Festival Presents: Yin Yeung Express
New Forms Festival
MexicoFest
Vancouver Fringe Festival
Accordion Noir Festival

Monday, September 16, 2013
Reconciliation Week
Vancouver Fashion Week
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Reconciliation Week: All Nations Canoe Gathering
Yoga at the Nat cancelled
The Art of Marketing Conference
Vancouver Fashion Week
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
North Shore International Film Series: The Sapphires
Opening of Christine Breakell-Lee at the District Library Gallery
“Money and Life” Village Surrey Movie Night
Vancouver Fashion Week
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Success, Solidarity & Sisterhood: An Inspirational Evening of Power Panelists
Book Launch & Lecture Rebel Life: The Life and Times of Robert Gosden
UBC Campus Heritage Walking Tour: Modern Buildings & Landscapes
Reel Causes: Sapphire Girls Screening
Vancouver Fashion Week
Friday, September 20, 2013
3rd Annual Fraser Valley Cork & Keg
Mixin’ For Dixon: Celebrating Dixon Transition Society
SOAR Philanthropic Society Banquet
Vancouver Fashion Week
IDS West: Interior Design Show West

Saturday, September 21, 2013
Vancouver Public Space Network: PS I Love U
Vancouver Special Tour
Fun Fun Park Recycling Fair
Eileen Fisher In-Store Charity Fundraiser
Vancouver Table Hockey Extravaganza Challenge at Robson Square
TreeKeepers Day at Alexandra Park
Olde Harvest Fair at Stewart Farm in South Surrey
Lower Lonsdale Fall Festival
Vancouver Singapore Film Festival
Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival
Self Defence Workshop for Women
Canadian Association for Girls in Science: Open House
Geekenders Assemble at The Cellar
Global Dance Connections: Compagnie Pedro Pauwels
Trout Lake Farmers Market
West End Farmers Market
Kerrisdale Village Farmers Market
Vancouver Fashion Week
IDS West: Interior Design Show West

Sunday, September 22, 2013
Walk for Reconciliation
Bladder Cancer Awareness Walk
VOKRA’s 4th Annual Walk for the Kitties
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Mt Pleasant Farmers Market
IDS West: Interior Design Show West

Monday, September 23, 2013
The 2013 Vancouver International Improv Festival
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Maker Show and Tell at the Rio Theatre
Malene Grotrian: Full Circle Fashion Event
From Producer to Plate: Connecting with Sustainable Seafood
VCC FAshion Show: Fiat Mode XXVI
1 School 1 Day
The 2013 Vancouver International Improv Festival
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Wines of Argentina: Celebrate One Night in Argentina
Word Vancouver
Greeting Fluency Salon in Vancouver
Women in Mining September Social
The 2013 Vancouver International Improv Festival
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Sponsored by Miss604: Vancouver International Film Festival
Discover Dance: Shiamak’s Bollywood Jazz
John Waters Double Bill at the Rio Theatre
Urban Glamour Market: Fall Edition
Snowbird RV Show: Abbotsford
The 2013 Vancouver International Improv Festival
Word Vancouver

Friday, September 27, 2013
Sponsored by Miss604: Vancouver International Film Festival
Third Annual Artists for Conservation Festival
Arthritis Society 8th Annual Bluebird Gala
Happy Planet: The Big Sipper Smoothie Event
RiverFest in New Westminster
2nd Annual Fraser Valley FlipOut Pinball Tournament
Confessions: An Art Show by Jamie Smith
The Real McKenzies at The Cellar
Culture Days: Coast Mental Health Annual Art Show and Sale
Culture Days: Granville Island
Culture Days: Alley Gallery Art Event
Culture Days: Arts Club Stroll
Snowbird RV Show: Abbotsford
The 2013 Vancouver International Improv Festival
Word Vancouver

Saturday, September 28, 2013
Sponsored by Miss604: Vancouver International Film Festival
Third Annual Artists for Conservation Festival
Broadway East Art Walk
The Talk Showcase with Chris James
Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup: Garry Point Park
RiverFest in New Westminster
Second Annual Pie Baking Competition in Steveston
Songwriting & Performance Workshop with the Multi-Talented Blake Havard
Mushtari Begum Festival of Indian Classical Music & Dance
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House Hosts MetamorFest
The Shed Row Market, Langley
Trout Lake Farmers Market
West End Farmers Market
Kerrisdale Village Farmers Market
Vancouver Book Fair at Robson Square
Culture Days: MetamorFest
Culture Days: Coast Mental Health Annual Art Show and Sale
Culture Days: Broadway East Art Walk
Culture Days: Granville Island
Culture Days: Alley Gallery Art Event
Culture Days: Arts Club Stroll
Snowbird RV Show: Abbotsford
The 2013 Vancouver International Improv Festival
Word Vancouver

Sunday, September 29, 2013
Sponsored by Miss604: Vancouver International Film Festival
Surrey International World Music Marathon
Burnaby’s World Rivers Day Celebration
Afternoon Tea for Kids! Princess and Prince Theme
Walk4Wildlife Fundraising Walk
The North Vancouver Community Arts Council Presents: Trolley Dances
A LUSH Garden Event
Passionate Embrace Book Launch and Milonga
BC Cancer Foundation: Concrete Hero
The Shed Row Market, Langley
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Mt Pleasant Farmers Market
Vancouver Book Fair at Robson Square
Snowbird RV Show: Abbotsford
Word Vancouver
Third Annual Artists for Conservation Festival
Culture Days: Coast Mental Health Annual Art Show and Sale
Culture Days: Granville Island
Culture Days: Alley Gallery Art Event
Culture Days: Arts Club Stroll

Monday, September 30, 2013
Sponsored by Miss604: Vancouver International Film Festival
Third Annual Artists for Conservation Festival

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One comment

  1. Greetings Rebecca, Thought to send this along. Last year you helped our festival out on your sites. We could offer two tickets to the Gala evening again as we did last year. Let me know please. here is a little info on the event.

    INTERNATIONAL ARTIST DAY FESTIVAL 2014

    Save the date, October 24. 25. 26 sees the return of International Artist Day Festival in White Rock. After a successful inaugural event in 2013, this years’ festival opens Oct 24th with a Gala evening showcasing 15 or so Master Artists in an intimate open air studio. The event also features the popular 12” x 12” room with more than 200 original artworks for purchase painted by artists from across British Columbia and Canada. A limited number of Gala tickets will be available soon. Visit the IAD websites at http://www.iadfestival.com or http://www.internationalartistday.com contact us at 604 536-3049 for further information and updates on this year’s celebration of Artists. Proceeds from the event will benefit “Master Artists in Local Schools”

    Thank you Chris MacClure Chair IAD Festival http://www.internationalartistday.com

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