October Events in Metro Vancouver 2020

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The leafs are falling already, it seems not long ago the cherry blossoms were raining down like confetti as we sat inside looking out. With the province reopening, and with careful consideration to COVID safety protocols, there are more October events in Metro Vancouver than there have been for the last six months. From online plays and film to in-person tours and walks. Find these events and much more listed below.

October Events in Metro Vancouver

October Events in Metro Vancouver 2020

This list is updated daily. If you have an event to add, send it in here for a free listing.

Jump to: Thursday, October 1 to Sunday, October 4, 2020
Jump to: Monday, October 5 to Sunday, October 11, 2020
Jump to: Monday, October 12 to Sunday, October 18, 2020
Jump to: Monday, October 19 to Sunday, October 25, 2020
Jump to: Monday, October 26 to Wednesday, October 31, 2020

Some ongoing events throughout the month include:

Thursday, October 1, 2020
Transform Cabaret Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival
October at the Vancouver Fringe Festival
IDS – Interior Design Show
Vancouver Improv Festival
Rob Teszka: Magic Dropout
North Van Arts: Art Rental Show
Friday, October 2, 2020
Transform Cabaret Festival
Performance and XR Symposium
A Taste of Peru (Vegan) – Cooking Class
Roedde House Speakeasy Style Fundraisers
October at the Vancouver Fringe Festival
Maan Farms Haunted Halloween
IDS – Interior Design Show
Vancouver Improv Festival
North Van Arts: Art Rental Show
Saturday, October 3, 2020
Portobello West Fall Market
Kaleidoscope Arts Festival
Heritage Apple Day in Langley
TaiwanFest Virtual
The Arts Club: An Evening with Bill and Bernard
All About Squash – Cooking Class
Riley Park Farmers Market
Trout Lake Farmers Market
West End Farmers Market
Transform Cabaret Festival
Rob Teszka: Magic Dropout
Creatures That Glow-In-the-Park
Roedde House Speakeasy Style Fundraisers
Braid StrEAT Food Truck Experience Extended
October at the Vancouver Fringe Festival
Maan Farms Haunted Halloween
IDS – Interior Design Show
Vancouver Improv Festival
North Van Arts: Art Rental Show
Vancouver Bird Week
Sunday, October 4, 2020
Kids Market Granville Island: Free Drawing Class
Portobello West Fall Market
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Transform Cabaret Festival
Braid StrEAT Food Truck Experience Extended
October at the Vancouver Fringe Festival
Rob Teszka: Magic Dropout
IDS – Interior Design Show
Vancouver Improv Festival
North Van Arts: Art Rental Show
Vancouver Bird Week

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Monday, October 5, 2020
October at the Vancouver Fringe Festival
Exhibition: Shoe Reviews Online And Other Replacement Works
Vancouver Bird Week
Read for the Cure
IDS – Interior Design Show
North Van Arts: Art Rental Show
Rob Teszka: Magic Dropout
Vancouver Bird Week
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
World CP Day
Cooking with Wine for Thanksgiving – Cooking Class
Birding Bright – Exploring Responsible Birding (Online)
October at the Vancouver Fringe Festival
Know Your Worth 3.0: Holding Your Space
IDS – Interior Design Show
Presentation House: All Star Comedy
North Van Arts: Art Rental Show
Vancouver Bird Week
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Main St Farmers Market
Everything Made of Stars – Draconids
Understanding South of the Fraser’s Orchards
Taste Of Italy with Homemade Pasta – Cooking Class
October at the Vancouver Fringe Festival
Harvest Tours at the Cranberry Bog in Langley
IDS – Interior Design Show
Rob Teszka: Magic Dropout
Presentation House: All Star Comedy
North Van Arts: Art Rental Show
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Chefs in the House Virtual Fundraiser for Dan’s Legacy
Grave Tales at Fort Langley for Halloween
Making Sense of Bird Senses: How Birds Perceive the World
A Photographic Tour of Post-war New Westminster
October at the Vancouver Fringe Festival
Trivia Nights at the Nat
Harvest Tours at the Cranberry Bog in Langley
Maan Farms Haunted Halloween
Presentation House: All Star Comedy
IDS – Interior Design Show
North Van Arts: Art Rental Show
Vancouver Bird Week
Friday, October 9, 2020
Halloween Fun at the PNE, Slayland
Grave Tales at Fort Langley for Halloween
October at the Vancouver Fringe Festival
Harvest Tours at the Cranberry Bog in Langley
Maan Farms Haunted Halloween
North Van Arts: Art Rental Show
Rob Teszka: Magic Dropout
Vancouver Bird Week
Saturday, October 10, 2020
Riley Park Farmers Market
Trout Lake Farmers Market
West End Farmers Market
Burnaby Modified, Food-First Farmers’ Market
Fantastical Forest Walk at Derby Reach
Harvest Tours at the Cranberry Bog in Langley
Halloween Fun at the PNE, Slayland
Grave Tales at Fort Langley for Halloween
October at the Vancouver Fringe Festival
Maan Farms Haunted Halloween
Spookyshop – Workshop and Virtual Choir (Youth Event)
North Van Arts: Art Rental Show
Vancouver Bird Week
Sunday, October 11, 2020
Kids Market Granville Island: Free Drawing Class
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Halloween Fun at the PNE, Slayland
Grave Tales at Fort Langley for Halloween
Maan Farms Haunted Halloween

Monday, October 12, 2020 – Thanksgiving
Virtual Korean Culture Week in Vancouver
Maan Farms Haunted Halloween
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Piper Spit Bird Count
Beautiful Bats (Online)
Virtual Korean Culture Week in Vancouver
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
New Orleans Favourites – Cooking Class
Stanley Park Owls (Online)
Virtual Korean Culture Week in Vancouver
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Chefs in the House Virtual Fundraiser for Dan’s Legacy
Dining Out For Life 26th Annual
Trivia Nights at the Nat
Virtual CHFI Gala
Discover Dance – Sujit Vaidya
Firehall Arts Centre: I Walked the Line
Grave Tales at Fort Langley for Halloween
Virtual Korean Culture Week in Vancouver
Maan Farms Haunted Halloween
Friday, October 16, 2020
What a Blast! Surrey City Orchestra
The Chan Centre: PIQSIQ
The Boom Booms at the Massey Theatre
Connecting Children to Nature
Beaty Biodiversity Museum 10th Anniversary
Roedde House Speakeasy Style Fundraisers
Vancouver Art Book Fair
Reel Causes Presents: Conviction – Virtual Screening
Firehall Arts Centre: I Walked the Line
Halloween Fun at the PNE, Slayland
Grave Tales at Fort Langley for Halloween
Virtual Korean Culture Week in Vancouver
Maan Farms Haunted Halloween
Reel Causes Presents: Conviction – Virtual Screening
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Q&A with Some Assembly Theatre: Uprooted
New West Culture Crawl
Awesome Owls
MUJI Community Market (Robson)
The Boom Booms at the Massey Theatre
Vancouver Art Book Fair
Riley Park Farmers Market
Trout Lake Farmers Market
West End Farmers Market
Pretty in Pink Halloween Cookies – Cooking Class
Firehall Arts Centre: I Walked the Line
Roedde House Speakeasy Style Fundraisers
Braid StrEAT Food Truck Experience Extended
Halloween Fun at the PNE, Slayland
Grave Tales at Fort Langley for Halloween
Maan Farms Haunted Halloween
Reel Causes Presents: Conviction – Virtual Screening
Sunday, October 18, 2020
New West Culture Crawl
Kids Market Granville Island: Free Drawing Class
Choux Pastries – Online Live Class
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
Kitsilano Farmers Market
MUJI Community Market (Robson)
Vancouver Art Book Fair
Firehall Arts Centre: I Walked the Line
Braid StrEAT Food Truck Experience Extended
Halloween Fun at the PNE, Slayland
Grave Tales at Fort Langley for Halloween
Maan Farms Haunted Halloween
Reel Causes Presents: Conviction – Virtual Screening

Monday, October 19, 2020
Vancouver Writers Festival 2020
Gulf of Georgia Cannery: Once Upon a Haunted Sea
Reel Causes Presents: Conviction – Virtual Screening
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Mediterranean Sun & Seafood – Cooking Class
Vancouver Writers Festival 2020
Firehall Arts Centre: I Walked the Line
Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival
Gulf of Georgia Cannery: Once Upon a Haunted Sea
Reel Causes Presents: Conviction – Virtual Screening
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Learning and Leadership for Sustainability in Metro Van Schools
Black Artistic Expressions in BC Event Series
Bear IQ 
Latincouver: Latin American Female Writers
Vancouver Writers Festival 2020
Firehall Arts Centre: I Walked the Line
Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival
Gulf of Georgia Cannery: Once Upon a Haunted Sea
Reel Causes Presents: Conviction – Virtual Screening
Thursday, October 22, 2020
May’s Place 30th Anniversary
Aunt Leah’s Online Gala for Foster Youth
The Cultch Presents: Little Volcano
Identifying Bird Songs (Online)
Chefs in the House Virtual Fundraiser for Dan’s Legacy
Grave Tales at Fort Langley for Halloween
Got Craft? Virtual Market Foodie Edition
Vancouver Writers Festival 2020
Clue at the Rio Theatre
Trivia Nights at the Nat
Firehall Arts Centre: I Walked the Line
Maan Farms Haunted Halloween
Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival
Gulf of Georgia Cannery: Once Upon a Haunted Sea
Reel Causes Presents: Conviction – Virtual Screening and Q&A
Friday, October 23, 2020
BC SPCA Offleashed Gala Online
Latincouver: Coping as a New Immigrant to Canada
Halloween Fun at the PNE, Slayland
In-Person Day of the Arts Camp
Grave Tales at Fort Langley for Halloween
J-Horror at The Cinematheque
The Nightmare Before Christmas at the Rio
Got Craft? Virtual Market Foodie Edition
Vancouver Writers Festival 2020
The Cultch Presents: Little Volcano
Firehall Arts Centre: I Walked the Line
Maan Farms Haunted Halloween
Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival
Gulf of Georgia Cannery: Once Upon a Haunted Sea
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Splash for Arts Umbrella
Riley Park Farmers Market
Trout Lake Farmers Market
West End Farmers Market
Magic Circle Treat to be Tricked
J-Horror at The Cinematheque
Got Craft? Virtual Market Foodie Edition
Halloween Fun at the PNE, Slayland
Grave Tales at Fort Langley for Halloween
Vancouver Writers Festival 2020
MUJI Community Market (Robson)
The Cultch Presents: Little Volcano
Firehall Arts Centre: I Walked the Line
Maan Farms Haunted Halloween
Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival
Gulf of Georgia Cannery: Once Upon a Haunted Sea
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Return of the Salmon
Celebrate the Night, Maple Ridge
Kids Market Granville Island: Free Drawing Class
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
Got Craft? Virtual Market Foodie Edition
J-Horror at The Cinematheque
Kitsilano Farmers Market
The Cultch Presents: Little Volcano
Halloween Fun at the PNE, Slayland
MUJI Community Market (Robson)
Grave Tales at Fort Langley for Halloween
Vancouver Writers Festival 2020
Firehall Arts Centre: I Walked the Line
Maan Farms Haunted Halloween
Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival
Gulf of Georgia Cannery: Once Upon a Haunted Sea

Monday, October 26, 2020
Patterns of the City
J-Horror at The Cinematheque
Vancouver Co-op Radio Virtual Trivia Night Fundraiser
Friends In Need – Food Bank Drive
Gulf of Georgia Cannery: Once Upon a Haunted Sea
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Curious Coyotes – Online
J-Horror at The Cinematheque
Latin American Artis Workshop with Clarissa Banos
Free Online Intro Acrylic Painting Class with Michael Markowsky
Online – Foraging for Beginners
Gulf of Georgia Cannery: Once Upon a Haunted Sea
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
The Secret Life of Spotted Owls
SFU — What’s at Stake? The 2020 U.S. Election
DTES Heart of the City Festival
Are Scooters The Future? Let’s Talk Mobility in Vancouver
J-Horror at The Cinematheque
Latin American Artist Workshop – Mexican Traditions w/Ari De La Mora
Maan Farms Haunted Halloween
Noodle Bowls Cooking Class
Gulf of Georgia Cannery: Once Upon a Haunted Sea
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Sponsored by Miss604: SPARK Festival of Animation
Chefs in the House Virtual Fundraiser for Dan’s Legacy
Halloween Fun at the PNE, Slayland
J-Horror at The Cinematheque
Latin American Artist Workshop – Latin Guitar Workshop w/Kin Balam
Trivia Nights at the Nat
Japanese/Canadian Cooking Class
Discover Dance – Sujit Vaidya
DTES Heart of the City Festival
Grave Tales at Fort Langley for Halloween
Maan Farms Haunted Halloween
Gulf of Georgia Cannery: Once Upon a Haunted Sea
Friday, October 30, 2020
Sponsored by Miss604: SPARK Festival of Animation
DTES Heart of the City Festival
Halloween Fun at the PNE, Slayland
J-Horror at The Cinematheque
Latin American Artist Workshop – Portray Yourself as a Catrina with Dee
Grave Tales at Fort Langley for Halloween
Maan Farms Haunted Halloween
MUJI Community Market (Robson)
Gulf of Georgia Cannery: Once Upon a Haunted Sea
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Sponsored by Miss604: SPARK Festival of Animation
Braid StrEAT Food Truck Experience Extended
Vancouver Pride: The Boo Ball
Live Music and Laughs at Pacific Art Market
DTES Heart of the City Festival
J-Horror at The Cinematheque
Halloween Fun at the PNE, Slayland
Maan Farms Haunted Halloween
MUJI Community Market (Robson)
Gulf of Georgia Cannery: Once Upon a Haunted Sea

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