October in Vancouver

Oct 2-12.  Raven Transforming Cabaret Festival. Artists share their own stories. thecultch.com

Oct 2-Nov 6.  Chilliwack International Film Series. Cottonwood 4 Cinemas. chilliwackartscouncil.com

Oct 3.  BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards (Kelowna). Laurel Heritage Packinghouse. $60. thewinefestivals.com

Oct 3.  Malcolm Gladwell. Author of Outliers, Blink and The Tipping Point. Orpheum Theatre. $30+. writersfest.bc.ca

Oct 3-Dec 15.  Cirque du Soleil LUZIA. Concord Pacific Place. $54+. cirquedusoleil.com

Oct 4.  Ice Cube. $170+. hardrockcasinovancouver.com

Oct 4-6.  SHUX. Board game convention and gaming event. Vancouver Convention Centre. $190. shutupandsitdown.com

Oct 4-7.  Knit City. Classes, vendors and speakers. PNE Forum. $12+. knitsocial.ca

Oct 4-5, 11-12, 18-19.  Oktoberfest Vancouver. German beers, wines, spätzle and schnitzel. $35+. vacbc.ca

Oct 5.  World of Dance. Featuring The Kings. Queen Elizabeth Theatre. $77+. vancouvercivictheatres.com

Oct 5.  Logic. $50+. thunderbirdarena.ubc.ca

Oct 5.  Ride for Refuge (Richmond). 10K and 5K bike ride in support of Journey Home Community. Richmond Christian School. rideforrefuge.org

Oct 5.  Charli XCX. $50. commodoreballroom.com

Oct 5.  Tegan and Sara. $40+. voguetheatre.com

Oct 5-31.  Pumpkin Express (Surrey). Train rides through the forest. $5. bctrains.com

Oct 6.  Vancouver Motorcycle Christmas Toy Run. Leaving Coquitlam Centre at 9:30am. Locations: Coquitlam, Port Moody, Burnaby, and Vancouver. lmcb.ca

Oct 6.  CIBC Run for the Cure. 5K run or walk for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Concorde Pacific Place. cibcrunforthecure.ca

Oct 7.  Rock The Rink. Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir, Patrick Chan and more. $37+. thunderbirdarena.ubc.ca 

Oct 7-13.  Vancouver Fashion Week. David Lam Hall. vanfashionweek.com

Oct 8.  Bastille. $40+. thunderbirdarena.ubc.ca

Oct 9.  Canucks Home Opener vs. Los Angeles Kings. Rogers Arena. canucks.nhl.com

Oct 10-20.  Harvestland and Harvest Haus. Barvarian village, woodland labyrinth and Oktoberfest-inspired fun. pne.ca

Oct 11.  Jonas Brothers. $73+. rogersarena.com

Oct 11-13.  Halloween Parade and Expo. Parade on Oct 13 at 11am on Howe St. vanhalloween.com

Oct 11-14.  Whistler Blackcomb Turkey Sale. Ski equipment sale. Day 1 open to residents and pass holders only. whistlerblackcomb.com

Oct 13.  John Fogerty. $68+. rogersarena.com

Oct 11-31.  Stanley Park Ghost Train. Alice in Nightmareland themed. $6. vancouver.ca

Oct 13-14.  Granville Island Turkey Trot. Run off your feast with a 10K run and kids run. Granville Island. turkeytrotrun.ca

Oct 14.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Oct 14-15.  Morrissey. Orpheum Theatre. $73+. vancouvercivictheatres.com

Oct 15.  Tyler, The Creator. $37+. pne.ca

Oct 17.  NBA Canada Series. LA Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks. Rogers Arena. $56+. nbacanadaseries.com 

Oct 17-20.  Whistler Writers Festival. Readings, workshops and more. whistlerwritersfest.com

Oct 18.  Hozier. $40+. thunderbirdarena.ubc.ca

Oct 18.  Oktoberfest (Coquitlam). Live entertainment, craft beer and German cuisine. $49.50. hardrockcasinovancouver.com

Oct 18-31.  Scream Train (Surrey). Take a ride through the forest with Chainsaw Charlie. $5. bctrains.com

Oct 19.  Whistler 50 Relay & Ultra. 50-mile relay or solo course benefiting food banks. Olympic Plaza. whistlerblackcomb.com

Oct 19.  Luke Combs. $44+. rogersarena.com

Oct 19.  Light the Night Walk. Walk to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. Stanley Park. lightthenight.ca

Oct 19.  West Coast Guitar Night. Historic Theatre. $34. thecultch.com

Oct 19.  BC Beer Awards and Festival. Showcasing over 40 of BC’s best breweries. Croatian Cultural Centre. $40+. bcbeerawards.com

Oct 19-20.  Okanagan Marathon (Kelowna). Marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K and 1K run and festival. City Park. okanaganmarathon.ca

Oct 19-20.  UBC Apple Festival. Apples, live entertainment and more. $5. botanicalgarden.ubc.ca

Oct 20.  Schitt’s Creek. Live event with cast members. Queen Elizabeth Theatre. $70+. vancouvercivictheatres.com

Oct 20.  Wedding and Honeymoon Show. Westin Bayshore Hotel. $16. vancouverweddingshows.com

Oct 21.  Thom Yorke. Orpheum Theatre. $90+. vancouvercivictheatres.com

Oct 21.  The Who. $80+. rogersarena.com

Oct 21-27.  Writers Fest. Authors connecting with readers. writersfest.bc.ca

Oct 24-27.  Vancouver Fall Home Show. Vancouver Convention Centre. $14. vancouverfallhomeshow.com

Oct 25.  Dooms Night. Martin Garrix, Cosmic Gate and more. $110+. pne.ca

Oct 25-26.  Harrison Beer Festival. Buffet, live music and dancing. Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa. $38+. harrisonbeerfest.com

Oct 26.  Diwali Fest. South Asian music, performers and interactive mosaic artwork. Roundhouse Community Centre. diwalifest.ca

Oct 26.  Fall Classic. Half marathon, 10K and 5K run and post-race celebrations. UBC. fallclassicrun.ca

Oct 26.  Haunted Farm (Surrey). Historic Stewart Farm. surrey.ca

Oct 26.  Dallas Smith & Dean Brody (Abbotsford). $40+. abbotsfordcentre.ca

Oct 28.  Natasha Beddingfield. $40+. voguetheatre.com

Oct 30-31.  Zero Waste Conference. Celebrating circular economy success stories. Vancouver Convention Centre. zwc.ca

Oct 30-Nov 10.  Heart of the City Festival. Sharing the stories of local residents and artists. heartofthecityfestival.com

Oct 31.  Trick or Treat in Yaletown. Treats from merchants and antique horse carriage. Bill Curtis Square. yaletowninfo.com


For a complete listing of events this fall in Vancouver, download the PDF below. 

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