Looks like another sunny, crisp fall weekend is on tap for the Thanksgiving long weekend in Vancouver! Whether you’re planning on gorging yourself on mashed potatoes or hiking in the mountains, take some time to appreciate the small things that make you happy this weekend.

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Perogy Night in Vancouver

When: Friday, October 6, 2017
Where: 154 E. 10th Ave, Vancouver
What is it: Tasty homemade perogies on sale for good prices! Great community event. 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. (more info)

Harvest Haus Oktoberfest

When: Friday, Oct 6 – Saturday, Oct 7
Where: Sole Food Street Farms adjacent to BC Place at 88 Pacific Blvd
What is it: An Oktoberfest celebration held in a bigger location with more food, more games, and more entertainment. Food, merriment, and lots and lots of beer! (more info)

Oktoberfest at the Alpen Club

When: Friday, Oct 6 – Saturday, Oct 7
Where: 4875 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC
What is it: The annual Oktoberfest festival in Vancouver that has a traditional flair with live music, lots of beer, and games. #dasoriginal (more info)

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North Shore Craft Beer Week

When: Friday, Oct 6 – Friday, Oct 13
Where: Various locations
What is it: Try special casks, attend fun events, and learn more about North Shore beers while collecting stamps on our North Shore Ale Trail Passport. (On until October 13) (more info)

Fright Nights at Playland

When: Friday, Oct 6 – Sunday, Oct 8
Where: Playland at the PNE
What is it: With 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. (more info)

Eastside Flea Fall Market

When: Saturday, Oct 7 – Sunday, Oct 8
Where: 1024 Main Street, Vancouver
What is it: Shop local, mingle with friends, enjoy a hot toddy, listen to live bands, eat some delicious food, check out community art & more! (more info)

Fort Langley Cranberry Festival

Fort Langley Cranberry Festival

When: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Where: Fort Langley
What is it: 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. (more info)

Insane Inflatable 5K

When: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Where: Cloverdale Fair Grounds (6050 176 Street, Surrey)
What is it: 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! (more info)

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Uniqlo Opening Weekend

When: All weekend
Where: Metrotown
What is it: Western Canada’s first Uniqlo opens in Metrotown Mall this weekend. Expect huge crowds, but it’ll be worth it to grab some heattech! (more info)

First Caturday Vancouver

When: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Where: Queen Elizabeth Park
What is it: Cats take over the park at the First Caturday meetup! Meet other cats, cat lovers, and more… (more info)

Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Halloween Trivia

When: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Where: Yagger’s Downtown (433 West Pender)
What is it: Admission is free! Bring your best Simpsons Treehouse of Horror costumes and prepare for a good time! All new members receive their official Stonecutters Vancouver car magnet (while supplies last). Lots of prizes! (more info)

Octoberlesque – A Feast of Burlesque Thanksgiving

When: Sunday, October 8, 2017
Where: Biltmore Cabaret (2755 Prince Edward Street)
What is it: Featuring eight performances of titilating burlesque, a fabulous intermission go-go dancer, and a post-show dance party! (more info)

Turkey Trot

When: Monday, October 9, 2017
Where: Granville Island
What is it: This family-friendly run along Vancouver’s False Creek Seawall is perfect to burn off some of those extra Thanksgiving calories. Or to prepare yourself for a big dinner! (more info)

Want even more ideas on what to do? Check out the full October event listings here.

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