Summer may soon be over, but that doesn’t mean that the fun has to end. September is jam-packed with tons of activities and events. Here’s a round-up of the best:
19 Summerset Yoga
London Heritage Farm is the setting of a free outdoor yoga experience presented by Lululemon Athletic (Richmond Centre) to reflect back on summer and set intentions forth for the fall.
Sept 1, 2016: Doors 6pm, Class 6:45-8pm
18 Yoga at Woodwards
More yoga as YYoga presents a free lunchtime yoga session at the Woodwards Atrium in Gastown open to all levels.
Sept 2, 2016: 12-12:45pm
17 Jack Pool Plaza Community Yoga
Jack Pool Plaza is hosting more free daily yoga sessions, this time in celebration of “Sport Without Limits” and the Americas Masters Games held in Vancouver. Arrive 15 minutes early with your own mat, rain or shine!
Sept 1-4, 2016: 12pm daily
16 18 Heirloom Tomato Fest
Do you like tomatoes? How about over 20 heirloom tomato varieties plus cooking demos, tastings, live music, workshops, vendors and a farm tour? Check out the Heirloom Tomato Fest in Tsawwassen by Earthwise Society.
Sept 3, 2016: 10am-3pm
15 TriCities Cask Festival
Over 25 breweries from all around British Columbia celebrate cask ale in Port Moody along with food vendors and live entertainment.
Sept 4, 2016: 11am-5pm
The virtual experience and art installation – MIRAGE at Metropolis at Metrotown runs until September 5th and features a dynamic visual, audio and digital experience to fully be immersed in.
Until Sept 5, 2016: 12-7pm
13 Team Canada Men’s Soccer
The Canadian men’s national soccer team takes on El Salvador in a 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifier at BC Place Stadium.
Sept 6, 2016: 7pm
12 Oasis Beach Club (CANCELED)
Second Beach Pool at Stanley Park will transform into Oasis Beach Club for an end-of-summer pool cabana-style fundraiser benefitting Canuck Place Children’s Hospice with live music and art presented by The Social Concierge.
Sept 9, 2016: 7-11pm
11 Anniversary of Star Trek Celebration
Beam up to the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre to celebrate 50 years of Star Trek with comedians Geeks vs Nerds and a screening of the fan culture documentary Trekkies (1999).
Sept 8, 2016: 7-10:30pm
10 BC Lions
The BC Lions take on the Montreal Alouettes at BC Place Stadium in mid-season Canadian football action.
Sept 9, 2016: 7pm
9 Hatzic Music Festival
How about some weekend camping with a pig roast, live bands, DJ’s and open jam sessions at the second annual Hatzic Music Festival out in Mission?
Sept 9-11, 2016
8 Mural Festival Guided Bike Tour
Hayo Magazine and Mobi (Vancouver Bike Share) present a guided bike tour visiting all the murals from the Vancouver Mural Festival. Get your Instagram hashtags ready~
Sept 10, 2016: 10am
7 Strathcona Sports Day
Grab your 3-legged race partner for Sports Day at Strathcona Park followed by a backyard BBQ after a day of redeeming your childhood.
Sept 10, 2016: 12pm
6 Luxury & Supercar Weekend
The Luxury & Supercar Weekend takes place at Vandusen Botanical Garden and features a live car auction and fashion show. There will be restored collectibles, modified supercars and all your favourite luxury brands like Rolls Royce, Aston Martin and Bentley.
Sept 10 & 11, 2016
5 Vancouver Street Food Festival
The best of Vancouver’s street food scene will converge for this one-day family-friendly free event. There will be 30 handpicked food trucks and carts plus live music and face painting at the Concord Pacific parking lot at 88 Pacific Blvd.
Sept 11, 2016: 12-6pm
4 Me Too Vol. 5
This free mental health speaker series at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts is hosted by Me Too Conversations via the Vancouver General Hospital Foundation. To help break the stigma, mental illness stories will be shared plus key note speeches by doctors on innovative research.
Sept 15, 2016: 6-9pm
3 West End Food Festival
The annual Vancouver West End Food Festival includes workshops and events aimed at community building, social inclusion, urban farming and food preparation. There’s a special pop-up potluck for free at Nelson Park Community Gardens on the 15th!
Sept 15-20, 2016
2 Dinner By Design
The series of visually stunning and mouth-watering dinner and craft cocktail parties kicks off with a Cocktail Art night followed by a Gala Dinner night with a Public Viewing in-between. The event showcases dining experiences by international designers and local talent.
Sept 15-16, 2016
1 Vancouver Startup Week 2016
Local entrepreneurs, investors and community leaders convene to celebrate tech and innovation through a variety of events like a Hackathon, socials, awards, seminars, workshops and tech talks.
Sept 25-30, 2016
By Amar Mirchandani @amarmirch