A comprehensive list of October events in Vancouver for 2017. Highlights include: Oktoberfest, Fright Nights, Halloween, Parade of Lost Souls, Burlesque, Thanksgiving, and bike to work week. New events added regularly, so check back for updates.

Go to a specific week: Oct 1 – 8  |  Oct 9 – 15  |  Oct 16 – 22  |  Oct 23 – 31 | Halloween

Sunday, October 1, 2017

  • Biggest Dog Meet Ever – An event at Trout Lake in Vancouver for dog owners to meet up and socialize with each other.
  • Knit City – An event all about the fibre life (knitting, crocheting, spinning, weaving, etc…). Demonstrations, a marketplace, and lots of food trucks.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017

  • Perogy Night in Vancouver – Tasty homemade perogies on sale for good prices! Great community event. 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at 154 E. 10th Ave, Vancouver.
  • Harvest Haus Oktoberfest – An Oktoberfest celebration held in a bigger location with more food, more games, and more entertainment. Food, merriment, and lots and lots of beer!
  • Oktoberfest at the Alpen Club – The annual Oktoberfest festival in Vancouver that has a traditional flair with live music, lots of beer, and games.
  • Fright Nights @ Playland – 8 haunted houses, 15 rides, and the Monsters of Schlock, oh and a bunch of wandering creepy monsters to keep you on edge all night.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

  • Eastside Flea Fall Market – Shop local, mingle with friends, enjoy a hot toddy, listen to live bands, eat some delicious food, check out community art & more!
  • Fort Langley Cranberry Festival – Cool, unique vendors, free entertainment, pancake breakfast, and family activities await everyone for what is always a great day in the centre of Fort Langley.
  • Insane Inflatable 5k –  Get “pumped up” for a course filled with the world’s largest and most extreme inflatable obstacles ever produced. Here’s your chance to be a kid at heart, and insane by choice!
  • Harvest Haus Oktoberfest – An Oktoberfest celebration held in a bigger location with more food, more games, and more entertainment. Food, merriment, and lots and lots of beer!
  • Oktoberfest at the Alpen Club – The annual Oktoberfest festival in Vancouver that has a traditional flair with live music, lots of beer, and games.
  • Fright Nights @ Playland – 8 haunted houses, 15 rides, and the Monsters of Schlock, oh and a bunch of wandering creepy monsters to keep you on edge all night.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

  • Thanksgiving Stat Holiday
  • Turkey Trot – This family-friendly run along Vancouver’s False Creek Seawall is perfect to burn off some of those extra Thanksgiving calories.
  • Stacked Comedy at Yaggers – Showcasing some of Vancouver’s best stand up comedians every monday, show starts at 9 pm and entry is only 5 dollars.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

  • Rick & Morty Trivia – Prepare to Get Schwifty and Michael down your Vincents as IQ 2000 returns with RICK AND MORTY Trivia at the Biltmore Cabaret!
  • Happy 3rd Birthday, Gastown Cabaret – This means three phenomenal sets of birthday inspired acts, awesome party games, and one big BIRTHDAY CAKE!
  • Puzzled Pint – Teams of 2-7 come discover a new bar/pub/resto each month and complete paper puzzles (logic, crosswords, folding, etc.). To find the party, solve the location puzzle on www.puzzledpint.com
  • An Evening of Storytelling! – Ten storytellers share original stories! Cash prizes by audience vote.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

  • Vancouver International Improv Festival – Some of the world’s best improvisers will be in Vancouver for a week of mind-expanding and mind-blowing comedy
  • 13th Annual Taste of Yaletown – Delight in an array of sharing dishes matched with perfect wine and cocktail pairings at set price tiers of $25, $35, and $45. A portion of profits from each meal served during Taste of Yaletown is donated to The Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

  • Vancouver International Improv Festival – Some of the world’s best improvisers will be in Vancouver for a week of mind-expanding and mind-blowing comedy
  • 13th Annual Taste of Yaletown – Delight in an array of sharing dishes matched with perfect wine and cocktail pairings at set price tiers of $25, $35, and $45. A portion of profits from each meal served during Taste of Yaletown is donated to The Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

Friday, October 13, 2017

  • Halloween Expo – The largest Halloween convention of fandom: Cosplay, Films, Comics, Anime, Games, Makeup, Costumes, Arts and Performances.
  • Harvest Haus Oktoberfest – An Oktoberfest celebration held in a bigger location with more food, more games, and more entertainment. Food, merriment, and lots and lots of beer!
  • Oktoberfest at the Alpen Club – The annual Oktoberfest festival in Vancouver that has a traditional flair with live music, lots of beer, and games.
  • Vancouver Art Book Fair – Three rooms featuring 100s of artists and publishers from around the world exhibiting their printed matter and publications.
  • Vancouver International Improv Festival – Some of the world’s best improvisers will be in Vancouver for a week of mind-expanding and mind-blowing comedy
  • Fright Nights @ Playland – 8 haunted houses, 15 rides, and the Monsters of Schlock, oh and a bunch of wandering creepy monsters to keep you on edge all night.
  • 13th Annual Taste of Yaletown – Delight in an array of sharing dishes matched with perfect wine and cocktail pairings at set price tiers of $25, $35, and $45. A portion of profits from each meal served during Taste of Yaletown is donated to The Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

  • Free movies @ Cineplex – Free movies at all Cineplex locations starting at 9am.
  • UBC Apple Festival – It’s a festival about apples! Lots and lots of apples! $4 entry and an opportunity to learn more about one of BC’s favourite fruits.
  • Abracadaver Cabaret – Vancouver’s eighth annual horror show returns with ‘Mythology’ as the theme. Burlesque, music, theatre, and magic – all with a decidedly macabre twist. No minors, not recommended for the faint of heart.
  • Halloween Expo – The largest Halloween convention of fandom: Cosplay, Films, Comics, Anime, Games, Makeup, Costumes, Arts and Performances.
  • Vancouver International Improv Festival – Some of the world’s best improvisers will be in Vancouver for a week of mind-expanding and mind-blowing comedy
  • Harvest Haus Oktoberfest – An Oktoberfest celebration held in a bigger location with more food, more games, and more entertainment. Food, merriment, and lots and lots of beer!
  • Oktoberfest at the Alpen Club – The annual Oktoberfest festival in Vancouver that has a traditional flair with live music, lots of beer, and games.
  • Light the Night Vancouver – An evening filled with inspiration and hope and “Light The Night” on October 15th at twilight, and help make a difference in the lives of more than 110,000 Canadians affected by blood cancer.
  • 13th Annual Taste of Yaletown – Delight in an array of sharing dishes matched with perfect wine and cocktail pairings at set price tiers of $25, $35, and $45. A portion of profits from each meal served during Taste of Yaletown is donated to The Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
  • Fright Nights @ Playland – 8 haunted houses, 15 rides, and the Monsters of Schlock, oh and a bunch of wandering creepy monsters to keep you on edge all night.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

  • UBC Apple Festival – It’s a festival about apples! Lots and lots of apples! $4 entry and an opportunity to learn more about one of BC’s favourite fruits.
  • Halloween Expo – (Parade Day!) The largest Halloween convention of fandom: Cosplay, Films, Comics, Anime, Games, Makeup, Costumes, Arts and Performances.
  • Fright Nights @ Playland – 8 haunted houses, 15 rides, and the Monsters of Schlock, oh and a bunch of wandering creepy monsters to keep you on edge all night.
  • 13th Annual Taste of Yaletown – Delight in an array of sharing dishes matched with perfect wine and cocktail pairings at set price tiers of $25, $35, and $45. A portion of profits from each meal served during Taste of Yaletown is donated to The Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

Monday, October 16, 2017

  • Vancouver Writer’s Festival – This festival ignites a passion for reading and writing by producing a number of special events that features writers from around the world.
  • WOO HOO! Simpsons Trivia Halloween Edition – 50 cromulent questions from seasons 1-9, three classic Simpsons episodes, and probably the most fun you’ll ever have on a Monday night.
  • Stacked Comedy at Yaggers – Showcasing some of Vancouver’s best stand up comedians every monday, show starts at 9 pm and entry is only 5 dollars.
  • 13th Annual Taste of Yaletown – Delight in an array of sharing dishes matched with perfect wine and cocktail pairings at set price tiers of $25, $35, and $45. A portion of profits from each meal served during Taste of Yaletown is donated to The Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

  • We All Float Down Here: A Burlesque Tribute to Stephen King – Don’t be a “Misery”, take a “Stand”, get “Carrie”d away, get with “It” and “Jaunt” down for a “Shining” example of…(we refuse to make a Tommyknockers pun)… amazing burlesque artists coming together to put on the Stephen King-iest burlesque show Canada’s ever seen!
  • Vancouver Writer’s Festival – This festival ignites a passion for reading and writing by producing a number of special events that features writers from around the world.
  • 13th Annual Taste of Yaletown – Delight in an array of sharing dishes matched with perfect wine and cocktail pairings at set price tiers of $25, $35, and $45. A portion of profits from each meal served during Taste of Yaletown is donated to The Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

  • Improv Against Humanity: Paranormal Hilarity at the Rio Theatre! – Join The Fictionals and special guests for an early Halloween treat, complete with spooky prizes, a COSTUME CONTEST, and the crowning of the Most Horrible Person in Vancouver! Will it be YOU?
  • Fright Nights @ Playland – 8 haunted houses, 15 rides, and the Monsters of Schlock, oh and a bunch of wandering creepy monsters to keep you on edge all night.
  • Vancouver Writer’s Festival – This festival ignites a passion for reading and writing by producing a number of special events that features writers from around the world.
  • 13th Annual Taste of Yaletown – Delight in an array of sharing dishes matched with perfect wine and cocktail pairings at set price tiers of $25, $35, and $45. A portion of profits from each meal served during Taste of Yaletown is donated to The Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

  • Fright Nights @ Playland – 8 haunted houses, 15 rides, and the Monsters of Schlock, oh and a bunch of wandering creepy monsters to keep you on edge all night.
  • Vancouver Writer’s Festival – This festival ignites a passion for reading and writing by producing a number of special events that features writers from around the world.
  • 13th Annual Taste of Yaletown – Delight in an array of sharing dishes matched with perfect wine and cocktail pairings at set price tiers of $25, $35, and $45. A portion of profits from each meal served during Taste of Yaletown is donated to The Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

Friday, October 20, 2017

  • Eastside Flea Fall Market – Shop local, mingle with friends, enjoy a hot toddy, listen to live bands, eat some delicious food, check out community art & more!
  • Oktoberfest at the Alpen Club – The annual Oktoberfest festival in Vancouver that has a traditional flair with live music, lots of beer, and games.
  • Fright Nights @ Playland – 8 haunted houses, 15 rides, and the Monsters of Schlock, oh and a bunch of wandering creepy monsters to keep you on edge all night.
  • Vancouver Writer’s Festival – This festival ignites a passion for reading and writing by producing a number of special events that features writers from around the world.
  • 13th Annual Taste of Yaletown – Delight in an array of sharing dishes matched with perfect wine and cocktail pairings at set price tiers of $25, $35, and $45. A portion of profits from each meal served during Taste of Yaletown is donated to The Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

  • Eastside Flea Fall Market – Shop local, mingle with friends, enjoy a hot toddy, listen to live bands, eat some delicious food, check out community art & more!
  • Make a Glass Pumpkin – Create a beautiful work of art out of molten glass! Work one-on-one with a professional glass artist to make a glass pumpkin that will be treasured forever.
  • Hot One Inch Action – Original art from local artists in button form, you buy a mixed bag for $5 and mix and mingle until you get all the ones you want!
  • Vancouver Art Battle – Painters have 20 minutes to take their canvases from blank to beautiful, the audience votes to pick the winner. It’s always new, this is a very inspiring night of creation and community!
  • Oktoberfest at the Alpen Club – The annual Oktoberfest festival in Vancouver that has a traditional flair with live music, lots of beer, and games.
  • Fright Nights @ Playland – 8 haunted houses, 15 rides, and the Monsters of Schlock, oh and a bunch of wandering creepy monsters to keep you on edge all night.
  • 13th Annual Taste of Yaletown – Delight in an array of sharing dishes matched with perfect wine and cocktail pairings at set price tiers of $25, $35, and $45. A portion of profits from each meal served during Taste of Yaletown is donated to The Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
  • Vancouver Writer’s Festival – This festival ignites a passion for reading and writing by producing a number of special events that features writers from around the world.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

  • The East Van Garage Sale – A garage sale hosted at Hastings Astoria. $5 cover and 19+ only.
  • Eastside Flea Fall Market – Shop local, mingle with friends, enjoy a hot toddy, listen to live bands, eat some delicious food, check out community art & more!
  • Fright Nights @ Playland – 8 haunted houses, 15 rides, and the Monsters of Schlock, oh and a bunch of wandering creepy monsters to keep you on edge all night.
  • 13th Annual Taste of Yaletown – Delight in an array of sharing dishes matched with perfect wine and cocktail pairings at set price tiers of $25, $35, and $45. A portion of profits from each meal served during Taste of Yaletown is donated to The Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
  • Vancouver Writer’s Festival – This festival ignites a passion for reading and writing by producing a number of special events that features writers from around the world.

Monday, October 23, 2017

  • Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing – Have you ever read a poorly written novel and thought to yourself, who publishes this crap? Perhaps you flipped through Sarah Palin’s/ Justin Beiber’s/ R. Kelly’s etc. autobiography and guffawed at her/his life story. Well, that’s what Say Wha?! is all about.
  • Bike to Work Week – The name says it all. Celebration stations will be set up across Metro Vancouver giving away free warm treats to keep you energized!
  • Stacked Comedy at Yaggers – Showcasing some of Vancouver’s best stand up comedians every monday, show starts at 9 pm and entry is only 5 dollars.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

  • After Hours at the Aquarium – Grab a beer or glass of wine and enjoy exploring the Aquarium after dark in a fun and social atmosphere. Come in costume and learn about the spooktacular animals that call the aquarium home.
  • Fright Nights @ Playland – 8 haunted houses, 15 rides, and the Monsters of Schlock, oh and a bunch of wandering creepy monsters to keep you on edge all night.
  • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – Follow the white rabbit on a wondrous walk with zany lights and sounds, and illuminated pumpkin caricatures. Visitors of all ages will enjoy tasty treats, crafts and much more! October 24 to October 31 from 5pm to 9pm daily.
  • Bike to Work Week – The name says it all. Celebration stations will be set up across Metro Vancouver giving away free warm treats to keep you energized!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

  • Fright Nights @ Playland – 8 haunted houses, 15 rides, and the Monsters of Schlock, oh and a bunch of wandering creepy monsters to keep you on edge all night.
  • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – Follow the white rabbit on a wondrous walk with zany lights and sounds, and illuminated pumpkin caricatures. Visitors of all ages will enjoy tasty treats, crafts and much more! October 24 to October 31 from 5pm to 9pm daily.
  • Bike to Work Week – The name says it all. Celebration stations will be set up across Metro Vancouver giving away free warm treats to keep you energized!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

  • Story Story Lie Story Story Lie – An interactive, live and laughter filled show with one simple premise: Vancouver’s best share intimate, hilarious and often embarrassing stories that seem too strange to be true. The catch? Someone’s lying.
  • Bike to Work Week – The name says it all. Celebration stations will be set up across Metro Vancouver giving away free warm treats to keep you energized!
  • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – Follow the white rabbit on a wondrous walk with zany lights and sounds, and illuminated pumpkin caricatures. Visitors of all ages will enjoy tasty treats, crafts and much more! October 24 to October 31 from 5pm to 9pm daily.
  • Fright Nights @ Playland – 8 haunted houses, 15 rides, and the Monsters of Schlock, oh and a bunch of wandering creepy monsters to keep you on edge all night.

Friday, October 27, 2017

  • Science World After Dark: Zombie Outbreak – During your After Dark internship with the BC Centre for Disease Control, a mysterious pathogen turns people into the undead. Discover more about diseases, clinical crises and epidemics, as you get hands on to try and save humanity!
  • Bike to Work Week – The name says it all. Celebration stations will be set up across Metro Vancouver giving away free warm treats to keep you energized!
  • The Big Reveal: Open House at Emily Carr – Please join us for two days of scheduled events to welcome you — our friends, neighbours, supporters and lifelong learners. The Big Reveal will include activities, self-guided tours, art stations, exhibits and more!
  • Fright Nights @ Playland – 8 haunted houses, 15 rides, and the Monsters of Schlock, oh and a bunch of wandering creepy monsters to keep you on edge all night.
  • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – Follow the white rabbit on a wondrous walk with zany lights and sounds, and illuminated pumpkin caricatures. Visitors of all ages will enjoy tasty treats, crafts and much more! October 24 to October 31 from 5pm to 9pm daily.
  • All Funked Up! Halloween Party! – It’s that time of year again!!! Get those costumes ready…your dancing shoes shined…and be prepared to get “All Funked Up”!
  • Dooms Night 2017 – An EDM epic rager Halloween party with Tiesto, Don Diablo, Head Hunterz, and more at the PNE Forum…

Saturday, October 28, 2017

  • Thrill the World Vancouver –  An annual dance event in which participants simultaneously emulate the zombie dance seen in the music video of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller’!
  • Burlesque Tribute to Alice Cooper – This Halloween, Kitty Nights Burlesque re-mounts their theatrical, live rock-burlesque journey into the mind and the madness of Alice Cooper at the fabulous Rio Theatre!
  • Halloween Monster Match – Join Vancouver TheatreSports on October 28 for the Halloween Monster Match. Celebrate the season of goblins and Jack-O-Lanterns at our SPOOKtacular event – Halloween Monster Match featuring costumed performers in two head-to-headless competitions where all but one ghoul will perish
  • The Big Reveal: Open House at Emily Carr – Please join us for two days of scheduled events to welcome you — our friends, neighbours, supporters and lifelong learners. The Big Reveal will include activities, self-guided tours, art stations, exhibits and more!
  • Fright Nights @ Playland – 8 haunted houses, 15 rides, and the Monsters of Schlock, oh and a bunch of wandering creepy monsters to keep you on edge all night.
  • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – Follow the white rabbit on a wondrous walk with zany lights and sounds, and illuminated pumpkin caricatures. Visitors of all ages will enjoy tasty treats, crafts and much more! October 24 to October 31 from 5pm to 9pm daily.
  • Elemental Trends Fall Harvest – A market…
  • Costume Ball at Science World – Vancouver’s longest running Halloween costume ball. 2 rooms of music, 8 DJs, live performances, costume contest… $55

Sunday, October 29, 2017

  • Parade of Lost Souls – The Parade takes place each year in the Commercial Drive area. In keeping with the decades-old tradition, the parade route is kept a well-guarded secret, announced only the midnight the before. And the party doesn’t stop at the end of the parade. Celebrations continue through the night at the always sold-out Lost Souls After Party.
  • The Artisan’s Event – Autumn Market – You’ll find one of a kind local artists and artisans.
  • Fright Nights @ Playland – 8 haunted houses, 15 rides, and the Monsters of Schlock, oh and a bunch of wandering creepy monsters to keep you on edge all night.
  • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – Follow the white rabbit on a wondrous walk with zany lights and sounds, and illuminated pumpkin caricatures. Visitors of all ages will enjoy tasty treats, crafts and much more! October 24 to October 31 from 5pm to 9pm daily.

Monday, October 30, 2017

  • Fright Nights @ Playland – 8 haunted houses, 15 rides, and the Monsters of Schlock, oh and a bunch of wandering creepy monsters to keep you on edge all night.
  • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – Follow the white rabbit on a wondrous walk with zany lights and sounds, and illuminated pumpkin caricatures. Visitors of all ages will enjoy tasty treats, crafts and much more! October 24 to October 31 from 5pm to 9pm daily.
  • Stacked Comedy at Yaggers – Showcasing some of Vancouver’s best stand up comedians every monday, show starts at 9 pm and entry is only 5 dollars.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

  • It’s LIT – Halloween Party – On Halloween night become an honorary member of “The Loser’s Club” and join us in the sewers for our IT’s LIT party! We will be transforming the Biltmore into the town of Derry with some scary AF decorations! We all PARTY down here!
  • Hallo.Work.It – Bossy Halloween Party – A special edition of Bossy at The Fox Cabaret to the sweaty & sweet sounds of FEMME POWERED Hip Hop and R&B.
  • Fright Nights @ Playland – 8 haunted houses, 15 rides, and the Monsters of Schlock, oh and a bunch of wandering creepy monsters to keep you on edge all night.
  • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – Follow the white rabbit on a wondrous walk with zany lights and sounds, and illuminated pumpkin caricatures. Visitors of all ages will enjoy tasty treats, crafts and much more! October 24 to October 31 from 5pm to 9pm daily.