18 Vancouver events to get your FALL on this OCTOBER

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Grab your favourite pumpkin spice latte and layer up, it’s Fall festivity time! There’s a ton of autumn themed, Halloween-filled, and celebratory events to check out throughout October 2017:

18 Harvest Haus

Photo/Facebook @HarvestHaus

October 5-14

Hello Oktoberfest! European beer, food and live entertainment are showcased!

17 PNE Halloween Fright Nights

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October 6-31

The annual nightly terrors are back at Fright Nights! Check out the carnival rides, haunted houses, decorations, live entertainment and more.

16 Cranberry Festival

Photo/Fort Langley National Historic Site

October 7
Fort Langley

Venture on out to the Fort Langley National Historic Site for the Cranberry Festival on Cranberry Day! The entire market and village are cranberry themed and feature farm games and a cranberry stomp!

15 Vancouver Canucks

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October 7

Preseason is over and the regular season is on! The Vancouver Canucks kick off the 2017-18 season with their home opener versus the Edmonton Oilers!

14 Granville Island Turkey Trot

Photo/RUNVAN & Granville Island Turkey Trot

October 9

Run, walk or stroll around Granville Island on this 10km trot on Thanksgiving Day. Proceeds support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. 10k run, walk, stroll + kids run.

13 Richmond Night Market

Photo/Richmond Night Market

Until October 9

Say so long to summer at Metro Vancouver’s biggest night market which wraps up this month.

12 VIFF 2017


September 28 – October 13

The 2017 Vancouver International Film Festival brings the best of international cinema and film making to the city. There’s screenings, talks, parties, music and other industry events going on!

11 Diwali @ the Vancouver Library


October 5
12:30 – 1:30pm

Part of the 14th annual Diwali Fest, the Vancouver Library is featuring colourful dance and music performances!

10 Steveston Oktoberfest

Photo/Steveston Community Centre

4111 Moncton Village
October 6

Steveston Village turns adults-only for this Oktoberfest event which includes beer, a souvenir mug, dinner and live entertainment.

9 Vancouver International Improv Festival


October 11-14

Granville Island and comedians elebrate the 19th Vancouver International Improv Festival with over 40 unique performances and workshops.

8 Vancouver Halloween Parade & Expo

Photo/Vancouver Halloween Parade & Expo

It’s time for the 4th annual Vancouver Halloween Parade & Expo! The four day festival features art, performances, cosplay, films, comics, anime, games, makeup and more!

7 Just For Laughs Canadian Comedy Tour 2017


October 13-16
Various BC LocationsOctober 13 – Surrey, Bell Performing Arts Centre
October 14 – Vancouver, Chan Centre for The Performing Arts
October 15 – Victoria, McPherson Playhouse
October 16 – Kelowna, Kelowna Community Theatre

Sugar Sammy, Alonzo Bodden and Gina Brillon headline the 2017 Just For Laughs Canadian Comedy Tour. This is the 17th edition of annual fall comedy your.

6 Diwali Downtown Vancouver


October 14
Free or by donation

Part of the 14th annual Diwali Fest, Downtown Vancouver goes Bollywood for the festival the East Indian Festival of Lights. There’s music, dance, art, fashion and more!

5 UBC Apple Festival

Photo/UBC Botanical Garden

October 14-15
UBC Botanical Garden

How many UBC professors receive apples on their desks?

4 West Coast Women’s Show

Photo/Facebook @WCWomensShow

October 20-22
Abbotsford Tradex Centre

The 17th annual West Coast Women’s Show features over 400 booths in fashion & style, health & wellness, home & interior decor, international cuisine, fitness, travel, and more! Also features special guest speakers.

3 Museum of Vancouver


October 26
Admission by donation

The last Thursday of the month means admission is by donation to the Museum of Vancouver! Check out the history of the city!

2 Harrison Beer Fest

Photo/Tourism Harrison

October 27-28

It’s craft beer month in Harrison Hot Springs! The 6th annual Harrison Beer Fest runs the last weekend of the month with an Irish-cask themed night, Oktoberfest beer & dance party and more.

1 Vancouver Home & Design Show

Photo/Home and Garden Events

October 26-29
Vancouver Convention Centre

The fall Vancouver Home & Design Show features more than 325 exhibitors to spark your inner designer-self. The show focuses on all things design, entertainment and home improvement.
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