A comprehensive list of September events in Vancouver for 2017. Highlights include: Vancouver Fringe Festival, Westward Music Festival, Bike the Night, ETSY Made in Canada Market, and a whole lot more!

Go to a specific week: Sept 1 – 4 | Sept 4 – 10 | Sept 11 – 17 | Sept 18 – 24 | Sept 25 – 30

Friday, September 1, 2017

  • The Tenacious D Burlesque Tribute – An epic, juicy, full-throttle tribute to the greatest band in the world… Prepare yourself for a sensational music and dance event featuring some of this city’s hottest burlesque performers,
  • North Vancouver Shipyards Market – Live music, a beer garden, food, art, music… Dogs are allowed and you can by things like jewelry, clothing, baking, organic meats, and much more.
  • The Fair at the PNE – The PNE Fair is back in its 103rd year. With family exhibits, animals, rides, attractions and LOTS OF FOOD. On until Sept 4th.
  • Aritzia Warehouse Sale – The most popular warehouse sale in Vancouver with 50 – 90% off Aritzia fashions. Arm your elbows, because this sale can be a gongshow.
  • Illumination Night Market – A night market in Richmond with lots of food, things to buy, and the first and largest ever summer lighting show in Vancouver.
  • Richmond Night Market – The biggest night market in Richmond with hundreds of food and merchandise booths, giant dinosaurs, and lots more surprises.
  • Richmond World Festival – So many things to see and do and at the Festival including music performances. You can learn to dance bhangra, participate in the cultural art projects, challenge your friends to a sumo competition, or browse the international marketplace for some quality crafts.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

  • Caturday at Queen Elizabeth Park – A collective of cat lovers and cats coming together to enjoy the sunshine and partake in some cat-napping and socializing.
  • TaiwanFest – Live music, street food, a fashion exhibit, craft showcase, film screenings, and more.
  • Dysfunctional Disney Cabaret – A fun and sexy homage to our favorite princesses, villains and enchanted animals featuring a talented cast that truly is the only wish your heart needs to make. Watch the Magic Kingdom turn topsy-turvy with these wild and wacky tributes.
  • The Fair at the PNE – The PNE Fair is back in its 103rd year. With family exhibits, animals, rides, attractions and LOTS OF FOOD. On until Sept 4th.
  • Aritzia Warehouse Sale – The most popular warehouse sale in Vancouver with 50 – 90% off Aritzia fashions. Arm your elbows, because this sale can be a gongshow.
  • Illumination Night Market – A night market in Richmond with lots of food, things to buy, and the first and largest ever summer lighting show in Vancouver.
  • Richmond Night Market – The biggest night market in Richmond with hundreds of food and merchandise booths, giant dinosaurs, and lots more surprises.
  • Richmond World Festival – So many things to see and do and at the Festival including music performances. You can learn to dance bhangra, participate in the cultural art projects, challenge your friends to a sumo competition, or browse the international marketplace for some quality crafts.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

  • Victory Square Block Party 2017 – The official end of the summer party hosted by Music Waste & CiTR. Bands include Palm Oil, Graftician, Laydy Jams and more. 2pm – 9pm FREE.
  • TaiwanFest – Live music, street food, a fashion exhibit, craft showcase, film screenings, and more.
  • The Fair at the PNE – The PNE Fair is back in its 103rd year. With family exhibits, animals, rides, attractions and LOTS OF FOOD. On until Sept 4th.
  • Aritzia Warehouse Sale – The most popular warehouse sale in Vancouver with 50 – 90% off Aritzia fashions. Arm your elbows, because this sale can be a gongshow.
  • Illumination Night Market – A night market in Richmond with lots of food, things to buy, and the first and largest ever summer lighting show in Vancouver.
  • Richmond Night Market – The biggest night market in Richmond with hundreds of food and merchandise booths, giant dinosaurs, and lots more surprises.

Monday, September 4, 2017

  • Labour Day Stat Holiday
  • TaiwanFest – Live music, street food, a fashion exhibit, craft showcase, film screenings, and more.
  • FAÇADE FESTIVAL 2017 – A week-long public arts and culture event taking place from September 4th to September 10th, 2017. Ten contemporary Canadian artists are set to transform the Georgia Street façade of the Vancouver Art Gallery in spectacular fashion with bold, site-specific commissioned artworks.
  • The Fair at the PNE – The PNE Fair is back in its 103rd year. With family exhibits, animals, rides, attractions and LOTS OF FOOD. Last Day!
  • Aritzia Warehouse Sale – The most popular warehouse sale in Vancouver with 50 – 90% off Aritzia fashions. Arm your elbows, because this sale can be a gongshow.
  • Richmond Night Market – The biggest night market in Richmond with hundreds of food and merchandise booths, giant dinosaurs, and lots more surprises.
  • Stacked Comedy at Yagger’s – A weekly Monday night Stand Up Comedy showcase in the heart of Kitsilano, featuring some of the best Comedians working in Vancouver as well touring headliners from across the US and Canada.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

  • FAÇADE FESTIVAL 2017 – A week-long public arts and culture event taking place from September 4th to September 10th, 2017. Ten contemporary Canadian artists are set to transform the Georgia Street façade of the Vancouver Art Gallery in spectacular fashion with bold, site-specific commissioned artworks.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

  • FAÇADE FESTIVAL 2017 – A week-long public arts and culture event taking place from September 4th to September 10th, 2017. Ten contemporary Canadian artists are set to transform the Georgia Street façade of the Vancouver Art Gallery in spectacular fashion with bold, site-specific commissioned artworks.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

  • The Vancouver Pancakes & Booze Art Show – Underground art show featuring 75+ emerging artists, live body painting, music, art, and a free pancake bar!
  • Paul Anthony’s Talent Time: Season 10 Launch – A random set of performances that will keep you consistently entertained. Also featuring a photobooth, contests, games & prizes…
  • The Regional Assembly of Text Letter Writing Club – Enjoy tea and cookies while creating unique letters for loved ones on typewriters.
  • FAÇADE FESTIVAL 2017 – A week-long public arts and culture event taking place from September 4th to September 10th, 2017. Ten contemporary Canadian artists are set to transform the Georgia Street façade of the Vancouver Art Gallery in spectacular fashion with bold, site-specific commissioned artworks.
  • Accordion Noir Festival – The 10th annual festival for accordion lovers, likers and those looking to have their minds changed. Events include a dance hall, live entertainment, a parade, and more.
  • Vancouver Fringe Festival – An “everyone is welcome” style festival with un-juried, uncensored theatre in an accessible environment.

Friday, September 8, 2017

  • Accordion Noir Festival – The 10th annual festival for accordion lovers, likers and those looking to have their minds changed. Events include a dance hall, live entertainment, a parade, and more.
  • 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.
  • ICONS Vintage Market (Eastside Flea) – Handpicked vintage clothing, vinyl records, cool housewares, wild finds, rock n’ roll, food & drink, Live DJ, and more…
  • Vancouver Fringe Festival – An “everyone is welcome” style festival with un-juried, uncensored theatre in an accessible environment.
  • North Vancouver Shipyards Market – Live music, a beer garden, food, art, music… Dogs are allowed and you can by things like jewelry, clothing, baking, organic meats, and much more.
  • Illumination Night Market – A night market in Richmond with lots of food, things to buy, and the first and largest ever summer lighting show in Vancouver.
  • Richmond Night Market – The biggest night market in Richmond with hundreds of food and merchandise booths, giant dinosaurs, and lots more surprises.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

  • Eastside Flea Market – 50+ local vendors, 5 artisan showrooms, food trucks, an outdoor courtyard, music, pinball, and many more surprises.
  • Fall for Local Market – A two-day shop small event to discover some of the best independent brands on the North Shore for the 2017 Fall For Local Pop-Up Market.
  • Accordion Noir Festival – The 10th annual festival for accordion lovers, likers and those looking to have their minds changed. Events include a dance hall, live entertainment, a parade, and more.
  • Dunbar Village Harvest Festival – This year’s festivities bring locals a variety of activities for adults and kids, group presentations and live music and entertainment.
  • Vancouver Fringe Festival – An “everyone is welcome” style festival with un-juried, uncensored theatre in an accessible environment.
  • Illumination Night Market – A night market in Richmond with lots of food, things to buy, and the first and largest ever summer lighting show in Vancouver.
  • Richmond Night Market – The biggest night market in Richmond with hundreds of food and merchandise booths, giant dinosaurs, and lots more surprises.
  • FAÇADE FESTIVAL 2017 – A week-long public arts and culture event taking place from September 4th to September 10th, 2017. Ten contemporary Canadian artists are set to transform the Georgia Street façade of the Vancouver Art Gallery in spectacular fashion with bold, site-specific commissioned artworks.
  • Graham Clark’s Quiz Show – A comedy show that cherry picks the best segments of game shows, plus a few new favourites, and presents them all in one bizarre event! Comedians play the “contestants” with prizes for the audience.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

  • StreetFood Vancouver Festival – 22 hand-picked food trucks along with Live Music, Artisan Market And Family Fun Entertainment. Free event.
  • Eastside Flea Market – 50+ local vendors, 5 artisan showrooms, food trucks, an outdoor courtyard, music, pinball, and many more surprises.
  • Pop-Up Roller Disco – Classic roller rink vibes with big hair, short shorts, long socks, and all of the disco, funk, R&B and glam rock you can handle, brought to you by DJ K-Tel.
  • Vancouver Fringe Festival – An “everyone is welcome” style festival with un-juried, uncensored theatre in an accessible environment.
  • Accordion Noir Festival – The 10th annual festival for accordion lovers, likers and those looking to have their minds changed. Events include a dance hall, live entertainment, a parade, and more.
  • Illumination Night Market – A night market in Richmond with lots of food, things to buy, and the first and largest ever summer lighting show in Vancouver.
  • Richmond Night Market – The biggest night market in Richmond with hundreds of food and merchandise booths, giant dinosaurs, and lots more surprises.
  • FAÇADE FESTIVAL 2017 – A week-long public arts and culture event taking place from September 4th to September 10th, 2017. Ten contemporary Canadian artists are set to transform the Georgia Street façade of the Vancouver Art Gallery in spectacular fashion with bold, site-specific commissioned artworks.
  • Coltura Presents the Gas Trap – A performance art project from award-winning anti-gasoline nonprofit Coltura, The Gas Trap offers a mesmerizing performance in a 25-foot inflatable sculpture, slowly filling with emissions from a nearby car exhaust.

Monday, September 11, 2017

  • Vancouver Fringe Festival – An “everyone is welcome” style festival with un-juried, uncensored theatre in an accessible environment.
  • Stacked Comedy at Yagger’s – A weekly Monday night Stand Up Comedy showcase in the heart of Kitsilano, featuring some of the best Comedians working in Vancouver as well touring headliners from across the US and Canada.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

  • Puzzled Pint – Crack the location puzzle, bring friends and meander to the designated location, solve fun puzzles at your leisure while enjoying brews and bites at a different pub on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
  • The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Anaconda – Come see folks who wrote jokes for Mystery Science Theater 3000 provide live commentary for the 1997 classic ANACONDA.
  • Movies in the Morgue – Watch a gritty drama, a classic comedy or a heart-pounding action film, all while surrounded by the ghosts and gadgets of Vancouver’s past. Tonight’s movie is: Blade Runner
  • An Evening of Storytelling – Ten storytellers share original stories! $5 cover includes a ballot to vote for your favorites. $280 in cash prizes are up for grabs. New participants are always welcome.
  • Vancouver Fringe Festival – An “everyone is welcome” style festival with un-juried, uncensored theatre in an accessible environment.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

  • Vancouver Fringe Festival – An “everyone is welcome” style festival with un-juried, uncensored theatre in an accessible environment.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

  • Westward Music Festival – A festival in the heart of the city featuring performers such as Vince Staples, A Tribe Called Red, Bishop Briggs, and more…
  • Vancouver Fringe Festival – An “everyone is welcome” style festival with un-juried, uncensored theatre in an accessible environment.

Friday, September 15, 2017

  • Westward Music Festival – A festival in the heart of the city featuring performers such as Vince Staples, A Tribe Called Red, Bishop Briggs, and more…
  • Vancouver Fringe Festival – An “everyone is welcome” style festival with un-juried, uncensored theatre in an accessible environment.
  • North Vancouver Shipyards Market – Live music, a beer garden, food, art, music… Dogs are allowed and you can by things like jewelry, clothing, baking, organic meats, and much more.
  • Richmond Night Market – The biggest night market in Richmond with hundreds of food and merchandise booths, giant dinosaurs, and lots more surprises.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

  • Market Mexico – An immersive Mexican cultural experience, in the heart of downtown Vancouver. One day only — Free to attend.
  • Bike the Night – HUB Cycling will open up Vancouver’s streets so that thousands of riders can experience Vancouver’s most iconic roadways after dark. Deck out your bike in lights and spread good cycling vibes with over 5000 other riders of all ages on this 10 kilometre slow roll.
  • First Pick Handmade – A handmade fashion and accessories show with a boutique department store feel. Shop for your new Fall 2017 look and get first pick directly from local and Canadian designers. Clothing, Jewelry, Hats, Winter Accessories, Shoes, Bags and more, curated just for you.
  • Westward Music Festival – A festival in the heart of the city featuring performers such as Vince Staples, A Tribe Called Red, Bishop Briggs, and more…
  • Whistler Village Beer Festival –  five days of beer fuelled fun with a main tasting event spanning two days, interesting seminars, unique cask nights, food pairing dinners and of course some great parties!
  • Vancouver Fringe Festival – An “everyone is welcome” style festival with un-juried, uncensored theatre in an accessible environment.
  • Richmond Night Market – The biggest night market in Richmond with hundreds of food and merchandise booths, giant dinosaurs, and lots more surprises.
  • Taboo Revue Season Opener – A cast of over 20 teasers will tantalize your senses with an evening of dreamy dances, glamourous group numbers, and hilarious comedic antics – All in Screaming Chicken’s signature burlesque style.
  • Portobello West Fashion & Art Market – Embellish your wardrobe with elegant hand soldered & forged accessories, nourish your body with sustainable bath goods, redesign your space with hand painted illustrations & letterings, and refresh your taste buds with locally made spirits. 50+ BC artisans, food trucks and live entertainment.
  • Bloodfeud: Anniversary Show – Stand up comedy show with a mix of improvisers to celebrate the first anniversary of the show “Bloodfued”!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

  • Westward Music Festival – A festival in the heart of the city featuring performers such as Vince Staples, A Tribe Called Red, Bishop Briggs, and more…
  • Portobello West Fashion & Art Market – Embellish your wardrobe with elegant hand soldered & forged accessories, nourish your body with sustainable bath goods, redesign your space with hand painted illustrations & letterings, and refresh your taste buds with locally made spirits. 50+ BC artisans, food trucks and live entertainment.
  • First Pick Handmade – A handmade fashion and accessories show with a boutique department store feel. Shop for your new Fall 2017 look and get first pick directly from local and Canadian designers. Clothing, Jewelry, Hats, Winter Accessories, Shoes, Bags and more, curated just for you.
  • Whistler Village Beer Festival –  five days of beer fuelled fun with a main tasting event spanning two days, interesting seminars, unique cask nights, food pairing dinners and of course some great parties!
  • Vancouver Fringe Festival – An “everyone is welcome” style festival with un-juried, uncensored theatre in an accessible environment.
  • Richmond Night Market – The biggest night market in Richmond with hundreds of food and merchandise booths, giant dinosaurs, and lots more surprises.

Monday, September 18, 2017

  • WOO HOO! Classic Simpsons Trivia -Trivia questions from the first 9 seasons & three episodes screened. $5 entry at The American.
  • Stacked Comedy at Yagger’s – A weekly Monday night Stand Up Comedy showcase in the heart of Kitsilano, featuring some of the best Comedians working in Vancouver as well touring headliners from across the US and Canada.
  • Nasty Women Comedy: Fierce – A dream team of female improvisors craft a brand new sketch and improv show at the Biltmore Cabaret. Come laugh!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

  • WORD Vancouver – This festival promotes books and authors with free exhibits, performances, and hands-on activities for a wide range of ages and interests.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

  • Improv Against Humanity: September Edition – Join The Fictionals Comedy Co. for an action-packed look back at Summer, sweet prizes to get you ready for Fall, and the crowning of the Most Horrible Person in Vancouver! Will it be YOU…?
  • WORD Vancouver – This festival promotes books and authors with free exhibits, performances, and hands-on activities for a wide range of ages and interests.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

  • 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.
  • Art Battle Vancouver – A group of seriously talented artists get together to paint their hearts out and you get to be the judge of who did the best!
  • Beaty Nocturnal: Life in Colour – Come by for a night at the museum and celebrate the opening of our newest exhibition, Life In Colour. This art exhibition has wall-sized murals for you to colour in with art by Angela Gooliaff.
  • WORD Vancouver – This festival promotes books and authors with free exhibits, performances, and hands-on activities for a wide range of ages and interests.
  • Cosmic Nights: Saturnalia – Cosmic Nights is back at the Space Centre! Discover the wonders of the universe – over drinks! Cosmic Nights: Saturnalia a party for the adventurer in all of us! This is a 19+ event.

Friday, September 22, 2017

  • Spice World (With The Spice Gurlz Live Drag Shadowcast!) – Experience the magic of the movie made even better with five of this city’s fave drag superstars taking the stage as Posh, Sporty, Scary, Baby and Ginger.
  • Hapa-palooza Festival – Hapa-palooza Festival celebrates mixed heritage through events featuring a vibrant fusion of live music, dance, literature, artistic performances and culinary experiences!
  • The Vancity Women’s Expo + Pop-Up – This event offers a fantastic day out with girlfriends, Mothers and Daughters to relax, get pampered, and have fun.
  • WORD Vancouver – This festival promotes books and authors with free exhibits, performances, and hands-on activities for a wide range of ages and interests.
  • North Vancouver Shipyards Market – Live music, a beer garden, food, art, music… Dogs are allowed and you can by things like jewelry, clothing, baking, organic meats, and much more.
  • Richmond Night Market – The biggest night market in Richmond with hundreds of food and merchandise booths, giant dinosaurs, and lots more surprises.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

  • ETSY Made in Canada Market – Shop from over 150 Local Vancouver Etsy Sellers on September 23rd + 24th at the beautiful Rocky Mountaineer Station with free parking, food trucks, and lots of great handmade goods.
  • WORD Vancouver – This festival promotes books and authors with free exhibits, performances, and hands-on activities for a wide range of ages and interests.
  • Hapa-palooza Festival – Hapa-palooza Festival celebrates mixed heritage through events featuring a vibrant fusion of live music, dance, literature, artistic performances and culinary experiences!
  • Eastside Flea Market – 50+ local vendors, 5 artisan showrooms, food trucks, an outdoor courtyard, music, pinball, and many more surprises.
  • Richmond Night Market – The biggest night market in Richmond with hundreds of food and merchandise booths, giant dinosaurs, and lots more surprises.
  • World’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment 2017 – More than 30,000 people in more than 400 cities and in over 73 countries around the world will participate in a global flashmob designed to rebuild our sense of human connection by inviting strangers to share a minute of eye contact in public.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

  • ETSY Made in Canada Market – Shop from over 150 Local Vancouver Etsy Sellers on September 23rd + 24th at the beautiful Rocky Mountaineer Station with free parking, food trucks, and lots of great handmade goods.
  • WORD Vancouver – This festival promotes books and authors with free exhibits, performances, and hands-on activities for a wide range of ages and interests.
  • Hapa-palooza Festival – Hapa-palooza Festival celebrates mixed heritage through events featuring a vibrant fusion of live music, dance, literature, artistic performances and culinary experiences!
  • Eastside Flea Market – 50+ local vendors, 5 artisan showrooms, food trucks, an outdoor courtyard, music, pinball, and many more surprises.
  • Richmond Night Market – The biggest night market in Richmond with hundreds of food and merchandise booths, giant dinosaurs, and lots more surprises.

Monday, September 25, 2017

  • Stacked Comedy at Yagger’s – A weekly Monday night Stand Up Comedy showcase in the heart of Kitsilano, featuring some of the best Comedians working in Vancouver as well touring headliners from across the US and Canada.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Thursday, September 28, 2017

  • Interior Design Show Vancouver – Individual designers, artists, makers and design-centric brands come together in Vancouver to showcase their current works, concepts and products.

Friday, September 29, 2017

  • Interior Design Show Vancouver – Individual designers, artists, makers and design-centric brands come together in Vancouver to showcase their current works, concepts and products.
  • North Vancouver Shipyards Market – Live music, a beer garden, food, art, music… Dogs are allowed and you can by things like jewelry, clothing, baking, organic meats, and much more.
  • Richmond Night Market – The biggest night market in Richmond with hundreds of food and merchandise booths, giant dinosaurs, and lots more surprises.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

  • Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival – The Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival is a signature festival that celebrates the full moon and harvest abundance, while honouring diverse cultural traditions. The festival will highlight art, music, environmental stewardship, and community participation.
  • Vancouver Cheese & Meat Festival – It’s cheese… It’s meat… What else do you have to know? Hosted at the Terminal City Club.
  • Knit City – Canada’s largest independant fibre arts festival! Marketplace open Saturday Sept 30 – Sunday Oct 1, classes offered Friday Sept 29 – Monday Oct 2.
  • Richmond Night Market – The biggest night market in Richmond with hundreds of food and merchandise booths, giant dinosaurs, and lots more surprises.
  • Interior Design Show Vancouver – Individual designers, artists, makers and design-centric brands come together in Vancouver to showcase their current works, concepts and products.

New events are added daily, if you have a suggestion for an event to add to the list, email suggestions@boredinvancouver.com