September Events in Metro Vancouver


Monday, September 1st, 2014 — 11:39am PST
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September in Vancouver means festival season of a different kind has begun. Gone are the dusty outdoor concerts and here are the red carpet galas, opening nights, and theatre showcases. Headlining this season are the Vancouver International Film Festival (“VIFF”) and the Vancouver Fringe Festival.

I have listed the Fringe Festival each day but I have included individual listings for shows that have personally emailed me with info. As a proud media partner of VIFF, I will also be adding listings once they come available after the schedule is released September 4th.

While this month also leads us into family fun like corn mazes and harvests on the farm, The Province has a great list of day camps for kids who are out of school during the teachers’ strike.

Summer Storm ~ Vancouver, BC
Photo credit: SeaSide Signs ~ Vancouver, BC on Flickr

As always, should you have an event you would like to include on the event list, please feel free to send details my way.

September Events in Metro Vancouver

Jump to: Monday, September 1st to Sunday, September 7th, 2014
Jump to: Monday, September 8th to Sunday, September 14th, 2014
Jump to: Monday, September 15th to Sunday, September 21st, 2014
Jump to: Monday, September 22nd to Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Multi-Day Events

Events that run for longer than three days in a row are highlighted in green below.


Monday, September 1, 2014
Vancouver Latin American Film Festival
Vancouver International Tap Dance Festival
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
Theatre Under the Stars in Stanley Park
Klahowya Village & Spirit Catcher Train in Stanley Park
The Cinematheque’s Annual Film Noir Summer Season of Films

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Free Outdoor Movie in Stanley Park: The Princess Bride
Opening Night of the Vancouver Fringe Festival with The Cave Singers
80s Night: Back2Skool Edition at The Biltmore
Vancouver Latin American Film Festival
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Main Street Farmers Market
Vancouver Latin American Film Festival
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Paul Anthony’s Talent Time
Vancouver Shogi Club
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Muse
Opening Reception: The Art Rental Show
Rock the Mic Band Competition at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver
Yaletown Farmers Market
Vancouver Fringe Festival
Vancouver Fringe Festival: TigerMilk Collective’s Greenland
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Junk! The Musical
Vancouver Fringe Festival: “Mom?” A Comedy of Mourners
Vancouver Fringe Festival: The Greatest Monkey Show on Earth
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Orange is the New Blank
Vancouver Latin American Film Festival
Friday, September 5, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: September Late Night Movies at the Rio Theatre
Free Outdoor Movie in Mission: Frozen
White Rock Moon Festival
1st TAFISA World Martial Arts Games in Richmond
Opening Reception: Streets ft iHeart, Joy, Slingshot, Wrk(less), & MW Bowen
Comedy + Old School Hip Hop Dance Party
Richmond Night Market
International Night Market
Vancouver Fringe Festival: The Hatter – Written and performed by Andrew Wade
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Ludwig and Lohengrin
Vancouver Latin American Film Festival
Vancouver Fringe Festival
Vancouver Fringe Festival: TigerMilk Collective’s Greenland
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Junk! The Musical
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Roller Derby Saved My Soul
Vancouver Fringe Festival: The Chariot Cities
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Paleoncology

Saturday, September 6, 2014
Zombie Walk Vancouver
West End Fest
Charity Art & Wine Fundraiser for Mission Hospice Society
Free Outdoor Movie in Moffat Park, Surrey: LEGO Movie
Free Outdoor Movie at Connaught Park, Vancouver: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Stars on Broadway Present: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Fleetwood Festival
A Day at the Farm: Westham Herb Farm
Good For Grapes, The Ruffled Feathers, Smash Boom Pow, MEZ, Killing Time DJs
Meat Loaf Jesus Directed by David C. Jones
The Good of the Sun @Van Fringe 2014
Portobello West Fall Market
Trout Lake Farmers Market
West End Farmers Market
Kerrisdale Farmers Market
Richmond Night Market
International Night Market
1st TAFISA World Martial Arts Games in Richmond
White Rock Moon Festival
Vancouver Fringe Festival
Vancouver Fringe Festival: The Hatter – Written and performed by Andrew Wade
Vancouver Fringe Festival: TigerMilk Collective’s Greenland
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Junk! The Musical
Vancouver Fringe Festival: “Mom?” A Comedy of Mourners
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Roller Derby Saved My Soul
Vancouver Fringe Festival: The Chariot Cities
Vancouver Fringe Festival: The Greatest Monkey Show on Earth
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Dirty Old Woman
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Ludwig and Lohengrin
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Orange is the New Blank
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Muse
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Paleoncology

Sunday, September 7, 2014
Zombie Walk White Rock
Canuck Place Adventure Race
Ovarian Cancer Walk of Hope
Feast of Fields
A Planning Tour of the West End
ClearlyContacts.ca Grind Challenge 2014
Portobello West Fall Market
Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
Richmond Night Market
International Night Market
1st TAFISA World Martial Arts Games in Richmond
Vancouver Latin American Film Festival
White Rock Moon Festival
Vancouver Fringe Festival
Vancouver Fringe Festival: The Hatter – Written and performed by Andrew Wade
Vancouver Fringe Festival: TigerMilk Collective’s Greenland
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Junk! The Musical
Vancouver Fringe Festival: “Mom?” A Comedy of Mourners
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Dirty Old Woman
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Ludwig and Lohengrin
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Orange is the New Blank
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Muse
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Paleoncology

Monday, September 8, 2014
Vancouver Fringe Festival
Vancouver Fringe Festival: The Hatter – Written and performed by Andrew Wade
Vancouver Fringe Festival: TigerMilk Collective’s Greenland
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Roller Derby Saved My Soul
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Orange is the New Blank
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Paleoncology

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
The Long Long Table, Surrey
Vancouver Fringe Festival
Vancouver Fringe Festival: TigerMilk Collective’s Greenland
Vancouver Fringe Festival: The Chariot Cities
Vancouver Fringe Festival: “Mom?” A Comedy of Mourners
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Dirty Old Woman
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Ludwig and Lohengrin
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Muse

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Gods of the Grill with Chef Francis Mallmann at CinCin
Hope Couture for BC Cancer Agency
Tasting Plates West End
Project EveryBody Film, Art & Culture Festival
Main Street Farmers Market
Vancouver Fringe Festival
Vancouver Fringe Festival: TigerMilk Collective’s Greenland
Vancouver Fringe Festival: The Greatest Monkey Show on Earth
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Orange is the New Blank

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Gods of the Grill with Chef Francis Mallmann at CinCin
BC Conservation Symposium
Opening Reception at Winsor Gallery: Bill Anderson: Continuum
Talk: History of Human Rights in British Columbia
Opening Reception at Winsor Gallery: Gary Pearson: Turn Back, Detour, Go On
Rock the Mic Band Competition at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver
Yaletown Farmers Market
Vancouver Fringe Festival
Vancouver Fringe Festival: The Hatter – Written and performed by Andrew Wade
Vancouver Fringe Festival: TigerMilk Collective’s Greenland
Vancouver Fringe Festival: The Chariot Cities
Vancouver Fringe Festival: “Mom?” A Comedy of Mourners
Vancouver Fringe Festival: The Greatest Monkey Show on Earth
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Dirty Old Woman
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Paleoncology

Friday, September 12, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: September Late Night Movies at the Rio Theatre
The 7th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show: Crossing Boundaries
The Labyrinth: A Spectacular Burlesque Adventure ReMOUNT
Celebrate the Successful Completion of Chef Ned Bell’s Ride Across Canada
Richmond Night Market
International Night Market
Vancouver Fringe Festival
Vancouver Fringe Festival: TigerMilk Collective’s Greenland
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Junk! The Musical
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Roller Derby Saved My Soul
Vancouver Fringe Festival: The Chariot Cities
Vancouver Fringe Festival: “Mom?” A Comedy of Mourners
Vancouver Fringe Festival: The Greatest Monkey Show on Earth
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Ludwig and Lohengrin
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Orange is the New Blank

Saturday, September 13, 2014
Music Therapy Ride
Vancouver Eastside 10K
Robson Community Fair
Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival
Vancouver Shogi Club
The Colour Run Vancouver
BrazilFest, North Vancouver
Metro Vancouver Parks: Spiders Unravelled
TreeFest, Coquitlam
Fleetwood Ball Hockey Tournament
Fiona Malena Flamenco Ensemble
Vancouver Art Attack: Paint Your Art Out
Chef Vikram Vij: DRAGON IN THE GARDEN
Salif Keita at The Vogue
Neil Hamburger w/ Major Entertainer Mike H.
Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House
36th Annual Old Fashioned Fall Fair
Trout Lake Farmers Market
West End Farmers Market
Kerrisdale Farmers Market
Richmond Night Market
International Night Market
Vancouver Fringe Festival
Vancouver Fringe Festival: The Hatter – Written and performed by Andrew Wade
Vancouver Fringe Festival: TigerMilk Collective’s Greenland
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Junk! The Musical
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Roller Derby Saved My Soul
Vancouver Fringe Festival: “Mom?” A Comedy of Mourners
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Dirty Old Woman
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Ludwig and Lohengrin
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Orange is the New Blank
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Muse
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Paleoncology

Sunday, September 14, 2014
5th Annual Autumn Shift Festival in Mount Pleasant
Family Fun Day at the Farm
BBQ Off the Bypass in Langley
VOKRA Walk for the Kitties
Fresh St. Surrey: Grilled Cheese Competition 11am-3pm
Scotiabank Passions Gala for the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation
BrazilFest, North Vancouver
Best Catch Sustainable Seafood Festival
Vancouver Tweed Ride
Heritage Vancouver: A Soldier’s Journey – From Home Front to Front Line
36th Annual Old Fashioned Fall Fair
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
Richmond Night Market
International Night Market
Vancouver Fringe Festival
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Junk! The Musical
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Roller Derby Saved My Soul
Vancouver Fringe Festival: The Chariot Cities
Vancouver Fringe Festival: “Mom?” A Comedy of Mourners
Vancouver Fringe Festival: The Greatest Monkey Show on Earth
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Dirty Old Woman
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Muse

Monday, September 15, 2014
Vancouver Design Week
Vancouver Fashion Week
The Cinematheque: DIM Cinema: Exhibition
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
2nd Annual Full Circle Fashion & Art Event
Top Drop Vancouver, Wine Event
P4A (Party for Architects) Presents: Barbara Bestor & Coast Modern for VDW
The Chan Centre: Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer
Vancouver Design Week
Vancouver Fashion Week

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Nerd Nite Vancouver
Frames of Mind: Out of Mind, Out of Sight
Main Street Farmers Market
Vancouver Design Week
Vancouver Fashion Week

Thursday, September 18, 2014
8th Annual Boat Show at the Creek
Fashion on Fourth
The Second Annual West End Food Festival
Women in Mining – Wine and Cheese Night
New Forms Festival at Science World
Metrotown’s Shopping Night Out
The Dance Centre presents Discover Dance!
Pecha Kucha Night Vancouver
Yaletown Farmers Market
Vancouver Design Week
Vancouver Fashion Week

Friday, September 19, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: September Late Night Movies at the Rio Theatre
Fraser Valley Cork Keg – Wine, Beer and Food Festival
Dunbar: Art in the Park
Turning Point Ensemble: Imaginary Worlds
Hot Art Wet City: Kyle Bottom’s Comedy Bucket
Celtic Performing Arts Presents: Carlos Nuñez
Vancouver Design Week
8th Annual Boat Show at the Creek
New Forms Festival at Science World
Vancouver Fashion Week

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Surrey Youth Fest: Fall Outdoor Festival
Steam Whistle Brewing’s Oktoberfest
Surrey Art Studio Tour
Osprey Yoga’s Grand Opening
1 School 1 Day at Jack Poole Plaza
Altered Book Workshop with Rachael Ashe
Urban Village Pop-Up Patio Longtable
Pirates at the Cannery
YVR FOD Squad at the Great Shoreline Cleanup
Olde Harvest Fair, Surrey
Long Table Winemakers Dinner With Chef Chris Whittaker
Wesbrook Village Festival
Princess Project Donation Days at Willowbrook
Digital Darlings Photoshop Workshop
MEC Outdoor Nation Vancouver
Trout Lake Farmers Market
West End Farmers Market
Kerrisdale Farmers Market
Richmond Night Market
Richmond Night Market
Vancouver Design Week
8th Annual Boat Show at the Creek
New Forms Festival at Science World
Vancouver Fashion Week

Sunday, September 21, 2014
Vancouver Confidential: Book Launch
Rhythm of Life: The Run and Walk for Everyone
Campbell Valley Wine Run
Princess Project Donation Days at Willowbrook
BC Gold Ribbon Campaign
Heritage Vancouver: Historic Chinatown
Digital Darlings Photoshop Workshop
MEC Outdoor Nation Vancouver
Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
Richmond Night Market
Vancouver Design Week
8th Annual Boat Show at the Creek
New Forms Festival at Science World
Vancouver Fashion Week

Monday, September 22, 2014
Vancouver Is Ashes: The Great Fire of 1886
Wild Rice Seafood Dinner and Salmon Butchering Demo at River Market
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
The Cinematheque: 15th Annual Summer Visions Gala Screenings and Awards
Tasting Plates West Vancouver
Eva Cassidy: How Can I Keep From Singing
Hapa-Palooza
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The Cinematheque: 15th Annual Summer Visions Gala Screenings and Awards
Word Vancouver
Lezervations Social Series
Arts and Crafts Social
National Forest Week Demos
Tom Wilson at FanClub
Main Street Farmers Market
Hapa-Palooza
Eva Cassidy: How Can I Keep From Singing

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Vancouver International Film Festival
Bowling for a Cure
G is for Goddess, Presented by LunaPads
Emotions- The Open Mic Experience Act II
We Did It Bubble Bash! For Bloedel Conservatory
Main Mall Harvest Feast at UBC
IDS West Interior Design Show
Vancouver Historical Society Speaker Series: Mark Forsythe & Greg Dickson
Xpocity Vancouver by The Socialettes
Yaletown Farmers Market
Hapa-Palooza
Word Vancouver
Eva Cassidy: How Can I Keep From Singing

Friday, September 26, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Vancouver International Film Festival
Artists for Conservation: Preview Gala
Black Diamond Gala: BC Adaptive Snowsports
Alicia Tobin’s Come Draw With Me
Women’s Media Golf Classic
LOL For Life: Comedy Show for SPEAC
Ole Originals Frist Ever Studio Sale
The Bluebird Gala for The Arthritis Society
Richmond Night Market
Fraser Valley Flipout Pinball Tournament
Professional Photography Festival
Camera Obscura Workshop at Roedde House Museum
Hapa-Palooza
Word Vancouver
IDS West Interior Design Show
Eva Cassidy: How Can I Keep From Singing

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Canuck Place Gift of Time Gala
Sponsored by Miss604: Vancouver International Film Festival
Free Weekend at Science World
Walking Tour: 
The Bloedel Conservatory and Queen Elizabeth Park
Bowling with the Pirates in Richmond
Artists for Conservation: Musical & Cultural Performances
4Cats Free Family Workshop
Guess Who 2: Mystery on Granville Island
Hot One Inch Action
Backyard Biodiversity Exhibition Opening
Brilliant! A Show of Love for Mental Health
Safar Middle Eastern Dance and Music Gala Show
Metrotown’s 7th Annual Retail Job Fair
Closing Time: Prohibition, Rum-Runners and Border Wars
Robson Square: Etsy ‘Made in Canada’ Market
7th Annual Celebrity Dim Sum
ArtStarts Presents Dumpsta Dragons
RiverFest New Westminster
Jürgen Partenheimer: The Archive—The Raven Diaries
Vancouver Shogi Club
Unbridled Mud Trials, Chilliwack
Trout Lake Farmers Market
West End Farmers Market
Kerrisdale Farmers Market
Richmond Night Market
Camera Obscura Workshop at Roedde House Museum
Hapa-Palooza
Word Vancouver
Professional Photography Festival
Fraser Valley Flipout Pinball Tournament
IDS West Interior Design Show
Eva Cassidy: How Can I Keep From Singing

Sunday, September 28, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Vancouver International Film Festival
Free Weekend at Science World
Bomber Brewing Oktoberfest
West End Flea Market
Mount Kilimanjaro Grouse Grind
Backyard Vineyards 5th Anniversary Party
Frances Willard Commemoration & Walking Tour of Stanley Park Monuments
6th Annual Pumpkin Run/Walk
HYCS Gala Fundraising Finale Dinner
PoCo Rivers and Trails Festival
Koerner Concert: From Spillville to St. Petersburg
ArtStarts Presents Dumpsta Dragons
Miss and Mister World Canada 2015 Audition
Literacy is Life Team Trivia Challenge
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
Richmond Night Market
Camera Obscura Workshop at Roedde House Museum
Hapa-Palooza
Word Vancouver
Professional Photography Festival
Fraser Valley Flipout Pinball Tournament
IDS West Interior Design Show

Monday, September 29, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Vancouver International Film Festival

Small Business BC’s INSPIRE
A Conversation with Brian Jackson about Heritage in Vancouver
Professional Photography Festival

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Vancouver International Film Festival
#EmbraceVancouver with Taryn Brumfitt
The Art of Leadership Vancouver w/ Rudy Giuliani
Heritage, Gentrification, and the Future of Vancouver Dinner and Lecture

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One comment

  1. Steve says:

    Hi Rebecca, Autumn shift is listed as Sept 5th but it should be the 14th (it is the 5th annual,.. maybe that was the confusion). Also,… BEST Vancouver event in the city,.. Paul Anthony’s Talent Time is on the 4th:
    http://talenttime.tv/main.html
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paul-Anthonys-Talent-Time/123039641109387

    AND: Nerd Nite http://vancouver.nerdnite.com/ Sept 17.

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