You might have to charter a boat to get to some of these events if this rain keeps falling as hard as it is! If you don’t want to spend the weekend lazing away on the couch in your comfiest sweatpants, there are lots of reasons to brave the weather with your slickest rain slicker and sturdiest rain boots. Take a look at some of the fun stuff happening this weekend in Vancouver:

friday in vancouver

Friday, October 20, 2017

  • Eastside Flea Harvest Market – Shop local artisan food and drinks, 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.

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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!
  • Vancouver Women’s Health Collective’s 45th Anniversary Fundraiser – Featuring a multicultural dinner, silent auction, and performances by dancers, spoken word artists and musicians.
  • 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.
  • Geeks vs. Nerds: Scaredy Cats – A funny and nerdy debate about all hallows eve types of stuff. There will also be a raffle, costume contest and more.
  • The Tragically Hip: Long Time Running – The Tragically Hip documentary LONG TIME RUNNING chronicles the emotionally epic iconic Canadian band’s now-legendary 2016 tour – that captured the heart of the nation. Showing at the Rio Theatre.
  • 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.
  • Pacific Pet Expo (Cloverdale) – An expo that satisfies every pet lover’s dreams! It’s got doggy activities, lots of stuff for cat lovers, a chance to meet llamas, a basset hound race, and contests for best dressed pet…
  • Buffy, The Musical – Once more, with feeling! It’s the sing-along event of the season! Come sing with your fellow Scoobies at The Pacific Cinemathque this October.

sunday in vancouver

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.
  • Ferment Fest Vancouver– Discover the taste and health benefits of fermented foods with an afternoon of fermented sampling and discovery, and prepare to join the fermented foods cheer team!
  • Pacific Pet Expo (Cloverdale) – An expo that satisfies every pet lover’s dreams! It’s got doggy activities, lots of stuff for cat lovers, a chance to meet llamas, a basset hound race, and contests for best dressed pet…
  • Buffy, The Musical – Once more, with feeling! It’s the sing-along event of the season! Come sing with your fellow Scoobies at The Pacific Cinemathque this October.

For even more events, and events coming up next week (including Seinfeld Trivia…) check out the October Monthly listings.

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