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
Hello Oktoberfest! European beer, food and live entertainment are showcased!
The annual nightly terrors are back at Fright Nights! Check out the carnival rides, haunted houses, decorations, live entertainment and more.
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!
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!
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.
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!
12:30 – 1:30pm
Part of the 14th annual Diwali Fest, the Vancouver Library is featuring colourful dance and music performances!
4111 Moncton Village
Steveston Village turns adults-only for this Oktoberfest event which includes beer, a souvenir mug, dinner and live entertainment.
Granville Island and comedians elebrate the 19th Vancouver International Improv Festival with over 40 unique performances and workshops.
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!
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
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!
UBC Botanical Garden
How many UBC professors receive apples on their desks?
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.
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!
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.
Vancouver Convention Centre
Amar likes his beer chilled and ranch sauce with pizza.