We’re trying not to live in the past, but remember last year’s September? Warm weather, fog but sun up in the mountains… Sigh. Well, it wouldn’t be known as Raincouver without a little bit of rain. Although this weekend is looking a little wet, there are plenty of things going on in the city to keep you dry (and entertained!). We’ve got Oktoberfest kicking off, burlesque parties, lots of flea markets, and a bike rave (allegedly!) Check out the top 10 terrific things going on this weekend in Vancouver:

Vancouver Fringe Festival

When: All weekend
How much: free – $15
Where: Granville Island / all around
What is it: There’s something for everyone at the Fringe Festival! Check out their schedule of events to find a performance that’s right for you, whether it’s “Quack, Quack, Penis”, “God is a Scottish Drag Queen”, or “Hunger Games: The Musical”.
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Mercato Italian Night Market

vancouver farmers marketWhen: Friday, Sept 18th from 4pm – 8pm
How much: Free entry
Where: 3075 Slocan Street
What is it: This unique market is about bringing together the tastes of Italy with the produce grown in local farms. Enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables, handmade products from local artisans and delicious food prepared by Il Centro’s chef.
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Used Book Sale

vancouver book saleWhen: Friday, Sept 18 to Saturday, Sept 19. 10.am – 5 p.m.
How much: Free + cost of books
Where: 350 West Georgia Street
What is it: A huge collection of books for sale. Proceeds go to support the library. Lots of classics, contemporary books, and more. Everything will be 50% off on Saturday.
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free wine tasting vancouverWhen: Friday, Sept 18th
How much: ??
Where: Olympic Village Plaza
What is it: Olympic Village Plaza will transform into a kaleidoscope of rich flavours, exquisite experiences, and unparalleled local Thompson Okanagan specialties. That is literally the only description we can find about this event. Who knows what will be happening!
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Oktoberfest at the Alpen Club

oktoberfest vancouver 2013When: Saturday, September 19th doors at 7pm
How much: $25 in advance / $30 at the door
Where: 4875 Victoria Drive
What is it: Get your oom-pah-pah on with Steam Whistle Brewing at their traditional Oktoberfest Party at the Vancouver Alpen Club. Enjoy authentic German food, entertainment by The Edelweiss Dancers and music from The Rheinlander Band.
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Eastside Flea Market

eastside flea marketWhen: Saturday, September 19th, 10am to 4pm
How much: $2 admission
Where: The Wise Hall (1882 Adanac Street)
What is it: Just under 40 local vendors celebrate the return of the Flea to the Wise Hall. Curated for the best locally handmade wares, vintage clothing and collectibles around!
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Vancouver Bike Rave 2015

Vancouver bike rave 2015When: Saturday, September 19th, 7pm
How much: Free
Where: Creekside Park, Vancouver
What is it: Same route as 2014, meet at Creekside Park at 7:00pm and enjoy a little bike rave to close off the summer season! Not sure if this is officially happening or not. Just show up and find out! We saw it on a flyer, so it must be true…
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Taboo Revue Variety Burlesque Show

When: Saturday, September 19th, 8pm
How much: $15 admission
Where: The Wise Hall (1882 Adanac Street)
What is it: Vancouver’s longest running burlesque show features over 20 sultry performers to tantalize your senses with an evening of comedy, dazzling group dances, and striptease.
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Main Street Flea

Eastside Flea Market VancouverWhen: Saturday, Sept 19th and Sunday, Sept 20th, 12 – 5pm
How much: $15 admission
Where: Hot Art Wet City (2206 Main Street)
What is it: Find kitchen and home accessories, ephemera and wonderful oddities including butterfly + bug specimens, old-timey wooden crates + books, vintage craft supplies + picture frames, furniture + lighting, home brew supplies, vintage Playboy magazines, vintage Georgia Straights, and more.
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Kitty Nights Burlesque

vancouver burlesqueWhen: Sunday, August 30. Doors at 8pm.
How much: $9 for entry
Where: The Biltmore Cabaret (2755 Prince Edward St)
What is it: Canada’s Most Popular Burlesque show and party is every Sunday night at the Biltmore Cabaret! The show features a different lineup of the greatest local and international burlesque stars and starlets every week. Truly is the best way to end your weekend.
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