Vancouver Weekend Events (Oct 3 - 5, 2014)

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Bat Box Building Workshop - $10
Friday 2pm - 4pm
Saturday 5pm - 8pm
UBC Farm  Vancouver, BC V6T 1W5
Bats are great to have around, want to know why? Join us in this fun workshop! Learn about bats, build a batbox, and find out what you can do to help these amazing animals.  This workshop is suitable for  anyone who loves bats! You can have your batbox installed by our bat experts in suitable habitat on the BC south coast, or take it home if you’ve got a good bat friendly spot.  This workshop is kid-friendly; children should be 5 or older and must be accompanied by an adult. 

Harvest Haus - $25     
Thur, Oct 2 - Sunday, Oct 5
Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
Bavarian-themed long table seating plan for hundreds of attendees     Drinking stein vessels provided to all attendees to amplify the Bavarian event feel.     Multiple food and beverage themed areas within the larger Harvest Haus Halle, highlighting ingredients and products of the harvest     Theatrical keg tapping opening ceremony, interludes and closing stage performances     A mix of unique and expected Bavarian musical entertainment     Authentic European food stalls in the Marktplatz serving traditional Oktoberfest fare including pretzels, bratwurst, spaetzle, and schnitzel     Premium coursed food offering, the Bavarian Feast, an elevated ticket experience prepared using local ingredients from Sole Foods     Custom created Harvest Haus merchandise and gift shop     Outdoor harvest market including merchants and harvest producers     Harvest-themed staff throughout the experience.

Fraser Valley Food Show 2013 - $7 online, $9 at gate (cash only)  
Friday, Oct 3 – Sunday, Oct 5
Tradex Trade & Exhibition Centre 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford, BC
Discover sausages, beer, Top Chefs and gluten free living at the 7th annual Fraser Valley Food Show on Friday, October 3th to Sunday, October 5th, 2014!  The Fraser Valley Food Show is showcasing the magic of food and cooking at the Tradex Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford, BC. Experience food both local and international, celebrity chef demonstrations, cooking competitions, sausage making competitions, cheese and wine seminars, Bite of the Valley participating restaurants and the Grapes and Hops wine/beer/spirits tasting pavilion.

Artists for Conservation Festival - $31.95
Sept 26 - Oct 5
Grouse Mountain
 A 10-day art and environmental education happening, featuring the world-top conservation themed art exhibit and sale with leading nature and wildlife artists and naturalists. The opening gala for the fourth annual Artists for Conservation Festival will draw both art lovers and nature enthusiasts to Grouse Mountain.  This year’s festival focuses on bears. Tickets for the opening gala on Friday, September 26 and Wine & Cheese on Saturday, September 27 are available online. The festival opens to public at 10am on Saturday, September 27 and runs until Sunday, October 5 on Grouse Mountain. A special family weekend is planned for Saturday, October 4 through Sunday, October 5.


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Open Doors Vancouver
Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm
Various locations
Enjoy free, behind the scenes access to the buildings that shape our city. Explore Vancouver’s civic, cultural, and historic facilities and learn about how they are designed and what happens inside at this all-ages event.

Vancouver International Photography Festival - $2 for two day pass
Saturday, 11am - 6pm
Sunday, 10am - 4pm
VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1
This is the 3rd Annual Vancouver International Photography Festival. The festival last year was a smashing success, we had over 1000 participants; this year we are expecting even more participants. The VIPF Society is hosting this year’s festival at the beautiful VanDusen Botanical Gardens, which is located in central Vancouver. The festival will take place on October 4th and 5th at the Visitor Centre Hall; the 2-day festival will include the opening and closing ceremony, seminars by professional photographers and many other events. On the last day of the festival, a camera swap meet will be held in the Floral Hall directly across from the main event gallery.

Vancouver Art/Book Fair 2014
Saturday & Sunday October 4 and 5, 2014 12–5pm
Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby St  Vancouver, BC
Free and open to the public, VA/BF is the only international art book fair in Canada and one of only two on the West Coast. In 2014 the event is anticipated to attract over 1,500 visitors from across the Greater Vancouver Area and beyond.  Presented by Project Space, VA/BF is a two-day festival of artists’ publishing featuring nearly one hundred local, national and international publishers, as well as a diverse line-up of programs, performances and installations. Featured artists travel to Vancouver from across Canada and the globe, and produce everything from books, magazines, zines and printed ephemera to digital, performative or other experimental forms of publication.

10th World Wide Instameet at UBC
Saturday, 1pm - 5pm
The Boulevard Coffee Roasting Co., 5970 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Mark your calendars for October 4th as Alivia (@alittlebitofblush) and Jesse (@thewildtraveller) are hosting a phototwalk together as part of the upcoming #WWIM10! If you love gardens and nature as much as we do you won't want to miss out. We'll be meeting at Boulevard Coffee Roasters at UBC at 1pm before making our way over to Alivia's favourite hidden gem in Vancouver, Nitobe Memorial Garden, where everyone who attends will be provided complimentary admission courtesy of UBC Botanical Garden. After that we will be making pitstops at a couple of other scenic spots on campus before wandering down a forested trail behind the Museum of Anthropology to a quiet sandy beach. There will be prizes for best photo of Nitobe as well as a 'Shot of the Day' winner. Details will be provided at the event.

Hawkers Market - $10 
Saturday, 4pm - midnight
Hawkers Market 188 Kingsway Vancouver, BC V5T 3J2
Hawkers Market returns September 27th   with Loud Music by BESTiE, Claire Morifee and Ashar Kazi !  Stay tuned for loads of details to come!  FOOD IS THE NEW ROCK  #hawkersmarket #BESTiE   MUSIC LINEUP!  DJ CITO - DJ SETS - 4pm - 9pm  Claire Mortifee - 9pm - 10pm  Mausiki - 10pm - 11pm  BESTiE 11pm - Midnight!

Bat Box Building Workshop - $10
Friday 2pm - 4pm
Saturday 5pm - 8pm
UBC Farm  Vancouver, BC V6T 1W5
Bats are great to have around, want to know why? Join us in this fun workshop! Learn about bats, build a batbox, and find out what you can do to help these amazing animals.  This workshop is suitable for  anyone who loves bats! You can have your batbox installed by our bat experts in suitable habitat on the BC south coast, or take it home if you’ve got a good bat friendly spot.  This workshop is kid-friendly; children should be 5 or older and must be accompanied by an adult.

4th Annual Pumpkin Fest
Sat 7:00pm - 11pm
Sun 10am - 3pm
West Vancouver Community Centre, 6262 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Kick off PumpkinFest 2014 with a HARVEST DANCE on Saturday October 4th, 2014 from 7.00 – 11.00 in the West Vancouver Community Centre Atrium. Join us for a western-style country dance for the whole family featuring The Adam Woodall Band!  Then bring the whole family along on Sunday October 5th for our HARVEST FESTIVAL from 10.00 – 3.00 for an old fashioned, harvest community festival with family friendly activities: Pumpkin Patch, Pony Rides, Farm, Antique Farm Equipment, Cow Milking and new this year a Goat Hill and Pig Walking! Beer Garden, Entertainment, Home and Harvest Competition, Hay Tunnel, “Welly” Boot Toss, old fashioned games such as Sack Races, Face Painting and Crafts, Artisanal Market, Art Show, Scarecrow Competition, Scavenger Hunt, Pumpkin Carving, Free Skating, Swimming and Gymnastics, West Vancouver Police Dog demonstrations, West Vancouver Firefighters activities and much much more!

Harvest Haus - $25     
Thur, Oct 2 - Sunday, Oct 5
Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
Bavarian-themed long table seating plan for hundreds of attendees     Drinking stein vessels provided to all attendees to amplify the Bavarian event feel.     Multiple food and beverage themed areas within the larger Harvest Haus Halle, highlighting ingredients and products of the harvest     Theatrical keg tapping opening ceremony, interludes and closing stage performances     A mix of unique and expected Bavarian musical entertainment     Authentic European food stalls in the Marktplatz serving traditional Oktoberfest fare including pretzels, bratwurst, spaetzle, and schnitzel     Premium coursed food offering, the Bavarian Feast, an elevated ticket experience prepared using local ingredients from Sole Foods     Custom created Harvest Haus merchandise and gift shop     Outdoor harvest market including merchants and harvest producers     Harvest-themed staff throughout the experience

Fraser Valley Food Show 2013 - $7 online, $9 at gate (cash only)  
Friday, Oct 3 – Sunday, Oct 5
Tradex Trade & Exhibition Centre 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford, BC
Discover sausages, beer, Top Chefs and gluten free living at the 7th annual Fraser Valley Food Show on Friday, October 3th to Sunday, October 5th, 2014!  The Fraser Valley Food Show is showcasing the magic of food and cooking at the Tradex Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford, BC. Experience food both local and international, celebrity chef demonstrations, cooking competitions, sausage making competitions, cheese and wine seminars, Bite of the Valley participating restaurants and the Grapes and Hops wine/beer/spirits tasting pavilion. 

Artists for Conservation Festival - $31.95
Sept 26 - Oct 5
Grouse Mountain
 A 10-day art and environmental education happening, featuring the world-top conservation themed art exhibit and sale with leading nature and wildlife artists and naturalists. The opening gala for the fourth annual Artists for Conservation Festival will draw both art lovers and nature enthusiasts to Grouse Mountain.  This year’s festival focuses on bears. Tickets for the opening gala on Friday, September 26 and Wine & Cheese on Saturday, September 27 are available online. The festival opens to public at 10am on Saturday, September 27 and runs until Sunday, October 5 on Grouse Mountain. A special family weekend is planned for Saturday, October 4 through Sunday, October 5.


Sunday, October 5, 2014

4th Annual Pumpkin Fest
Sat 7:00pm - 11pm
Sun 10am - 3pm
West Vancouver Community Centre, 6262 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Kick off PumpkinFest 2014 with a HARVEST DANCE on Saturday October 4th, 2014 from 7.00 – 11.00 in the West Vancouver Community Centre Atrium. Join us for a western-style country dance for the whole family featuring The Adam Woodall Band!  Then bring the whole family along on Sunday October 5th for our HARVEST FESTIVAL from 10.00 – 3.00 for an old fashioned, harvest community festival with family friendly activities: Pumpkin Patch, Pony Rides, Farm, Antique Farm Equipment, Cow Milking and new this year a Goat Hill and Pig Walking! Beer Garden, Entertainment, Home and Harvest Competition, Hay Tunnel, “Welly” Boot Toss, old fashioned games such as Sack Races, Face Painting and Crafts, Artisanal Market, Art Show, Scarecrow Competition, Scavenger Hunt, Pumpkin Carving, Free Skating, Swimming and Gymnastics, West Vancouver Police Dog demonstrations, West Vancouver Firefighters activities and much much more!

Vancouver International Photography Festival - $2 for two day pass
Saturday, 11am - 6pm
Sunday, 10am - 4pm
VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1
This is the 3rd Annual Vancouver International Photography Festival. The festival last year was a smashing success, we had over 1000 participants; this year we are expecting even more participants. The VIPF Society is hosting this year’s festival at the beautiful VanDusen Botanical Gardens, which is located in central Vancouver. The festival will take place on October 4th and 5th at the Visitor Centre Hall; the 2-day festival will include the opening and closing ceremony, seminars by professional photographers and many other events. On the last day of the festival, a camera swap meet will be held in the Floral Hall directly across from the main event gallery.

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market Fall Fair 
Sunday, 10am - 2pm
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market – 2300 Guelph St
Celebrate the best of fall produce, food trucks, crafts, yummy treats, games and more! Fun for all ages – free admission! Bring one of your prized garden veggies or carved pumpkins for display and get $2 off an apple cider! 

Water's Edge Day
Sunday, 10am - 5pm 
Vancouver Maritime Museum, 1905 Ogden Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1A2
Have you ever paddled in a First Nations Canoe? Do you know the animals that live in English Bay? Would you like to see what False Creek used to look like 100 years ago?  Grab your friends and family and come down to the shore for Vancouver's first celebration of its waterfront. Vancouver Maritime Museum is offering a range of free and fun activities for the whole family, indoors and outdoors, on and off the water.

Made From Scratch - $5
Sunday, 10am - 6pm
188 Kingsway Vancouver, BC V5T 3J2
Made From Scratch is a new local space by Hawkers Market, focusing on a family style event with Food Workshops, Folk Music, Kid Friendly entertainment, Food Trucks, Long Table Dining and Craft Beer by 33 Acres.

Game Big at Cineplex
Sunday, 11am - 3pm
Silvercity Riverport, Richmond
First come, first serve - open to public. free admission. Join Xbox and get the chance to go head to head playing Killer Instinct Season 2, with the pre-released character, TJ Combo! At participating Cineplex locations we’re celebrating the launch of the Big Screen Gaming Program across Canada, and they’ll have some of the best games of the year on Xbox One, swag and prizing and a chance to play Forza Horizon 2 on the big screen! Sit back and watch, or battle your friends and enjoy cool swag and giveaways!

Vancouver Art/Book Fair 2014
Saturday & Sunday October 4 and 5, 2014 12–5pm
Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby St  Vancouver, BC
Free and open to the public, VA/BF is the only international art book fair in Canada and one of only two on the West Coast. In 2014 the event is anticipated to attract over 1,500 visitors from across the Greater Vancouver Area and beyond.  Presented by Project Space, VA/BF is a two-day festival of artists’ publishing featuring nearly one hundred local, national and international publishers, as well as a diverse line-up of programs, performances and installations. Featured artists travel to Vancouver from across Canada and the globe, and produce everything from books, magazines, zines and printed ephemera to digital, performative or other experimental forms of publication.

Sustenance Festival - free to various costs
Oct 5 - 19
 at Community Centres all over Vancouver
Sustenance has been an annual festival of the Vancouver Park Board. Sustenance is all about food, art, sustainability, celebration, discussion, and food security. It’s dynamic, creative, delicious, educating, and timely. This Sunday's workshops: RE-CREATION Workshop & Field Trip, RE-CREATION Sound Installation, Wild Edible Mushrooms & Plants Identification, I Smell Garlic! Yum!, Chutney Making, Eating As If The Environment Matters, Preserving Herbs for Winter 

Harvest Haus - $25     
Thur, Oct 2 - Sunday, Oct 5
Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
Bavarian-themed long table seating plan for hundreds of attendees     Drinking stein vessels provided to all attendees to amplify the Bavarian event feel.     Multiple food and beverage themed areas within the larger Harvest Haus Halle, highlighting ingredients and products of the harvest     Theatrical keg tapping opening ceremony, interludes and closing stage performances     A mix of unique and expected Bavarian musical entertainment     Authentic European food stalls in the Marktplatz serving traditional Oktoberfest fare including pretzels, bratwurst, spaetzle, and schnitzel     Premium coursed food offering, the Bavarian Feast, an elevated ticket experience prepared using local ingredients from Sole Foods     Custom created Harvest Haus merchandise and gift shop     Outdoor harvest market including merchants and harvest producers     Harvest-themed staff throughout the experience

Fraser Valley Food Show 2013 - $7 online, $9 at gate (cash only)  
Friday, Oct 3 – Sunday, Oct 5
Tradex Trade & Exhibition Centre 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford, BC
Discover sausages, beer, Top Chefs and gluten free living at the 7th annual Fraser Valley Food Show on Friday, October 3th to Sunday, October 5th, 2014!  The Fraser Valley Food Show is showcasing the magic of food and cooking at the Tradex Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford, BC. Experience food both local and international, celebrity chef demonstrations, cooking competitions, sausage making competitions, cheese and wine seminars, Bite of the Valley participating restaurants and the Grapes and Hops wine/beer/spirits tasting pavilion.

Artists for Conservation Festival - $31.95
Sept 26 - Oct 5
Grouse Mountain
 A 10-day art and environmental education happening, featuring the world-top conservation themed art exhibit and sale with leading nature and wildlife artists and naturalists. The opening gala for the fourth annual Artists for Conservation Festival will draw both art lovers and nature enthusiasts to Grouse Mountain.  This year’s festival focuses on bears. Tickets for the opening gala on Friday, September 26 and Wine & Cheese on Saturday, September 27 are available online. The festival opens to public at 10am on Saturday, September 27 and runs until Sunday, October 5 on Grouse Mountain. A special family weekend is planned for Saturday, October 4 through Sunday, October 5.



Reoccurring Events


Night Markets:

Richmond Night Market - $2
Fri-Sat  7PM - 12AM  May 16 - Oct 13
Sun & Stat Holidays  7PM - 11PM
8351 River Road, Richmond BC
Lots of food, live entertainment and vendors. $2 fee for regular admission (Subject to changes). FREE admission for children 10 & under and FREE admission for Seniors 60 & up. $10 and $20 Zoom Passes are available for purchase.

MERCATO: Italian Night Market 
3pm - 7pm every 3rd Friday of the month until until Friday, November 21st, 2014
Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan Street at Grandview Highway
IL CENTRO Italian Cultural Centre is proud to host and present Il MERCATO, the city’s first Farmer and Italian Night Market starting this Friday. This market is the first of its kind in Vancouver bringing together the tastes of Italy with the produce grown in local farms. We invite the community to come shop for a vibrant assortment of fresh fruit and vegetables, handmade products from local artisans and delicious food prepared by Il Centro’s chef. The Italian community market element allows you the opportunity to bring home a taste of Italy every month. Stay for live Italian music featuring the classic mandolin and accordion, and children’s activities provided by our Italian School teachers.


Farmers Markets:

Vancouver Farmers Market - Trout Lake
Saturdays, 9:00am - 2:00pm May 10 - October 18, 2014
North Parking Lot of John Hendry Park at Trout Lake, Vancouver 

Saturday Farm Market at UBC Farm
Saturdays, 9:00am-1:00pm from June-Oct
free 30 minute public tours at 11:00am
UBC Farm, 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver

Vancouver Farmers Markets - West End
Saturdays, 9:00am - 2:00pm from May 31 - October 18, 2014
1100 Block of Comox Street across from Nelson Park at Mole Hill

Kerrisdale Village Farmers Market 
Saturdays, June 14 - October 11, 2014 10am - 2pm each week 
East Boulevard between 37th and 41st Avenue - near Kerrisdale Arena

River District Farmers Market
Saturdays, 10:00am - 3:00pm from May3 - Oct18
Kerr Street Plaza – on Kerr Street, one block South of SE Marine Drive, Vancouver

Kitsilano Farmers Market  
Sundays, 10:00am - 2:00pm from May 11 - October 19
2690 Larch Street at 10th Avenue, Parking Lot of Kitsilano Community Centre 

Mt Pleasant Farmers Market 
Sundays, 10am - 2pm from June 15 - October 12, 2014 
Guelph Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, on the paved play area between Mt. Pleasant Elementary and Guelph Park

FOSS Farm Market Days 
Fridays in June, July and August from 10:30am - 5pm 
Saturdays in September and October from 12-4pm 
6767 Balaclava St at West 51st Ave, Vancouver

Hastings Park Winter Market
Sundays, Oct 5 - Nov 30, 10am - 2pm
Hastings Skatepark, Vancouver, BC V5K 4A6




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