14 things to do in New Westminster this fall

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Fall is in the air, and New Westminster is buzzing with fun things to do this season. Check out our list of things to do in the city.

For more things happening around town, visit our events calendar.

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Pub Night on the Fraser

  • What: Every Thursday and Friday until the end of November, our DJ will transform the Paddlewheeler into a dance night party hub with dance favorites and the latest current hits! Be sure to also check out our delicious food and drink specials available for purchase from the best chef and bartender combo on the Fraser River!
  • When: Running until Friday, November 27
  • Where: Paddle Wheeler, 788 Quayside Drive, New Westminster
  • Cost: $35

Building Stones of New West Walking Tour

  • What: Join City Councillor Patrick Johnstone as he takes you on a 250-million-year historic journey through New Westminster. With a geologist’s eye, you will examine the stones used to build some of our historic buildings including granite, andesite, marble and sandstone. In association with the museum’s temporary exhibit, Architectural Gems in the Crown of the Royal City, this architectural tour will also explore geology and paleontology.
  • When: Saturday, October 17; 10 to 11:30 p.m.
  • Where: Begbie Statue, Law Courts – 651 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster
  • Cost: By donation

12th Annual Hyacks Football Tailgate Auction

  • What: Mark your calendars: The 12th annual Hyacks Football Tailgate Auction – presented by River Market, will be held on Saturday, October 17th at LaPerla Ballroom. It is the largest fundraiser of the year for the football program.
  • When: Saturday, October 17; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: River Market – 810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster

Spooktacular Cabaret

  • What: Come on down to the gorgeous Columbia Theatre on October 17 and get your Halloween on with the lovely ladies of Damask Burlesk and their spooky guests. Come in your best Halloween costume and compete in our Costume Contest with a basket of fun and sexy prizes!
  • When: Saturday, October 17; 8 p.m. to midnight
  • Where: The Columbia – 530 Columbia Street, New Westminster
  • Cost: $20-$30

TD Tree Days

  • What: Join us as we do our part to help plant 50,000 trees nationwide during TD Tree Days. Locally, volunteers will plant 300 trees at Lower Hume Park on Sunday October 18. The event will run from 1 to 4 p.m.  Volunteers should bring a refillable water bottle, and wear weather-appropriate attire and closed-toed shoes.
  • When: Sunday, October 18; 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Hume Park, New Westminster

Night at the Museum

  • What: Visit the museum by flashlight, hear some spooky stories about New Westminster and make a creepy craft to take home.  Then try some old-time Halloween fortune-telling games that kids long ago played.
  • When: Thursday, October 29; 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Anvil Centre – Room 311, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster
  • Cost: $13.25

Momentum Youth Arts Festival

  • What: Presented by the Arts Council of New Westminster and produced by Massey Theatre, MOMENTUM Youth Arts Festival is programmed, organized and driven by youth. The Momentum Youth Panel consists of seven youth from New Westminster steering the arts programming for the festival.
  • When: Friday, October 23 to Sunday, October 25; Various times.
  • Where: Various locations. Click here for details.
  • Cost: Free

Escape the Haunted House

  • What: Enter the Youth Centre’s haunted house, if you dare. You must find the clues to escape or else you may never get out…
  • When:  Friday, October 30; 7 to 11 p.m.
  • Where: New West Youth Centre – 620 Eighth Street, New Westminster
  • Cost: $2.00

Family Monster Mash Bash

  • What: Join our super fun monster mash bash! Ghoulish games, tasty treats, creepy crafting, costumes and awesome entertainment. Pumpkins are available for purchase by donation.
  • When: Friday, October 30; 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Queensborough Community Centre – 920 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster
  • Cost: Free

Fraser River Frights

  • What: Climb aboard the Samson V ghost ship. Join the crew for an afternoon of ghost stories and spooky nautical crafts and embark on an eerie scavenger hunt. Discover all the mysteries aboard!
  • When: Saturday, October 31; 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Where: Samson V – 880 Quayside Drive, New Westminster

The Art of History

  • What: Join Visual Historian Katherine Freund-Hainsworth and learn to combine mixed-media art with historical subject matter. This two part hands-on workshop guides you through the process of using your own historical artifacts, topics or family history projects to create a piece of meaningful artwork. Archive visit and art supplies included.
  • When: Saturday, November 7; 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Anvil Centre – 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster
  • Cost: Free

New West Craft

  • What: The Arts Council of New Westminster presents the New West Artisans Fair, a bi-monthly event celebrating the art of making. Jewelers and knitters and crafters abound to bring you the best they have to offer. The perfect place to find that little something for the one you love made by your friendly neighbourhood artisan.
  • When: Saturday, November 7 and Saturday, November 21; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: River Market at New Westminster Quay, New Westminster

Herbert Spencer Christmas Craft Fair

  • What: With over 40 vendors to choose from, feast your eyes (and appetites) on a gorgeous bake sale, a lovely bistro, and an exciting raffle. Admission is free, so spend an afternoon shopping for those perfect holiday treats and trinkets.
  • When: Saturday, November 14; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Herbert Spencer Elementary School gym – 605 Second Street, New Westminster
  • Cost: Free

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