18 things to do in Vancouver this weekend

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Here are some of the top events to check out in Vancouver during this weekend, September 18 to 20. For a complete list of events, head over to our Vancouver Events Calendar.

Joe Rogan with Special Guests

  • What: Stand-up comedian Joe Rogan will make guests laugh at his Vancouver tour stop in September. A intimate venue will be sure to add to the experience.
  • Where: The Orpheum – 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, September 18; 8 p.m.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Seattle Sounders FC

  • What: The Whitecaps face off against the Seattle Sounders at BC Place.
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, September 19; 7 p.m.

Spark

  • What: Join Spark, an outdoor dinner and concert at the top of the Sea to Sky Gondola on Mount Habrich in Squamish. Experience breathtaking views of the coastal mountain range, the Stawamus Chief and Howe Sound, all while raising much-needed funds for Camp Goodtimes which is an internationally-acclaimed summer recreation program that provides a unique summer experience for children living with cancer and their families.
  • Where: Sea to Sky Gondola – 36800 Highway 99, Squamish
  • When: Saturday, September 19; 4:30 to 11 p.m.

Max Amini

  • What: Recently honoured by Canada’s Department of Multiculturalism, comedian Max Amini brings a sizzling set of all new material to Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre on September 19th.
  • Where: Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, September 19; 7 p.m.

Vancouver Tweed Ride

  • What: Get your most traditional English garb and your vintage bikes ready, the Tweed Ride is returning to Vancouver. The Tweed Ride aims to promote bike riding in urban areas and proceeds for the ride benefits Power To Be Adventure Society.
  • Where: Vancouver Club – 915 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, September 20; ride starts at 12:30 p.m.

Terry Fox Run

  • What: Honour the late Canadian legend Terry Fox by running to support a cure for cancer. This year is the 35th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon for Hope.
  • Where: Various locations
  • When: Sunday, September 20

Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life

  • What: The Scotiabank AIDS WALK for LIFE celebrates 30 years of making a difference. WALK September 20 to raise funds for people living with HIV and AIDS in BC, and show them they aren’t alone. Highlights include cake, health services and a shoe fashion show.
  • Where: Sunset Beach – 1204 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, September 20; 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Recurring events

International Summer Night Market

  • What: Each weekend over 20,000 visitors hit up this massive summertime night market in Richmond and experience the diverse array of booths, food and drink vendors, kids’ play area, and live entertainment.
  • Where: 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way), Richmond
  • When: Friday, May 8 to September 27; Fridays and Saturdays 6 to 11 p.m. and Sundays 6 to 10 p.m.

Richmond Night Market

  • What: Drawing crowds from all over Metro Vancouver, the Richmond Night Market is located within easy access of the Canada Line’s Bridgeport Station. Roam the aisles to find games, food, and all sorts of wares for sale. Late nighters take note, this is the only local night market open until midnight (Fridays and Saturdays).
  • Where: 8351 River Rd. (nearby Bridgeport Station)
  • When: May 15 to October 12, 2015; Fridays and Saturdays 7 p.m. to Midnight, Sundays and holiday Mondays 7 to 11 p.m.

Shipyards Night Market

  • What: The Shipyards Night market features food trucks, live music, numerous vendors and a beer garden.
  • Where: Shipbuilders’ Square – 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
  • When: May 1 to September 25; Fridays, 5 to 10 p.m.

Trout Lake Farmers’ Market

  • What: This is the farmers’ market that started up in 1995 and became the cornerstone of the Vancouver Farmers’ Market collective of markets.
  • Where: Lakewood Drive and 13th Avenue, East Vancouver
  • When: Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; May 9 to October 24

West End Farmers’ Market

  • What: The West End’s relaxed Saturday market is a great meeting spot for locals. Grab a cup of coffee, peek at the adjacent community gardens, and take a stroll with your purchases at Nelson Park.
  • Where: Comox Street (between Bute and Thurlow), Vancouver
  • When: Saturdays, May 30 to October 24; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kerrisdale Farmers’ Market

  • What: The Kerrisdale Farmers’ Market lines East Boulevard every Saturday, bringing out the locals in one of Vancouver’s oldest communities. Stroll, shop, and eat at this vibrant weekend gathering.
  • Where: East Boulevard (between 37th and 41st Avenues), Vancouver
  • When: Saturdays, June 10 to October 13; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

River District Farmers’ Market

  • What: This market offers a unique riverfront gathering place in a burgeoning local community. Shop from vendors and artisans, and soak up some local colour.
  • Where: Kerr Street Plaza, 8683 Kerr Street
  • When: Saturdays, May 30 to October 10; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Plaza of Nations Saturday Night Market

  • What: The Plaza of Nations transformed into an outdoor marketplace, complete with food trucks, craft beer, and local bands
  • Where: Plaza of Nations – 750 Pacific Boulevard
  • When: Every Saturday, June 20 to September 12, 2015; 5 to 10 p.m.

Kitsilano Farmers’ Market

  • What: The Kits market takes place Sundays in the parking lot of the Community Centre, and has a Bike Valet for shoppers on two wheels, and lots nearby for families to do.
  • Where: West 10th Ave (between Larch and Balsam), Vancouver
  • When: Sundays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; May 10 to October 25

Mt Pleasant Farmers’ Market

  • What: The Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market is one of the newer kids on the Vancouver Farmers’ Market’s block, but it has quickly become a focal point of the community, bringing familiar vendors and neighbourhood faces together Sundays.
  • Where: 2300 Guelph Street, Mount Pleasant, Vancouver
  • When: Sundays, June 14 to October 11; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m

Free Yoga at Dude Chilling Park

  • What: Yoga instructor Solomon Montijo, along with ten other teachers, hosts free classes daily at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. in Dude Chilling Park.
  • Where: Dude Chilling Park – 2390 Brunswick St., Vancouver
  • When: Daily; 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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