September Guide: Major Events & Fall Things To Do in Metro Vancouver

Published Aug 27, 2018

Discover the best things to do with kids this September!

Hello fall!

Kick off September with some amazing Labour Day Weekend events, but don't stop there! September has tons of fun on the horizon.

We can't wait for sweater weather, scarves, and cozy drinks!

Here's some highlights of the major events you don't want to miss, but if you don't want to skip a beat then head to our full events calendar for all kid-friendly happenings.

1. The Fair at the PNE

It’s not every day you can explore exhibits, enjoy live performances, be thrilled by rides, play games, learn about livestock, shop for treasures, and eat the yummiest food all in one place. Kids of all ages love BC’s legendary Fair at the PNE!

When - Ongoing till September 3rd
Where - Pacific National Exhibition, E Hastings
Price - Admission $18 | Free for 13 & under (plus pay for rides)
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8. Richmond World Festival

Richmond's major multicultural festival was expanded to 2 days this year. This festival celebrates Richmond’s significant cultural diversity and we’re inviting the world to the party! With headliners like Lights, 

When - Aug 31st - Sept 1st, Friday 4pm -10pm & Saturday 11am -10pm
Where - Minoru Park, Richmond
Price - Free
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3. Victory Square Block Party

The annual event to bring summer to a close! Free live music, awesome raffle prizes, and ice cream truck for a full day of all ages fun. Performances this year include La Kasquivana, Prxncxss Aprntly, Sorry Edith, future star, Mamarudegyal, club sofa, YEP and Devours.

When - Sunday Sept 2nd from 1pm - 9pm
Where - Victory Square (corner of Cambie and Hastings)
Price - Free
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4. Labour Day Fair

The final hurrah of the summer season at Burnaby Village Museum. It's old-fashioned fun complete with games of chance, entertainment, demonstrations, a children's craft, and market vendors. Plus FREE carousel rides!

When - Monday Sept 23rd from 11am - 4:30pm
Where - Burnaby Village Museum
Price - Free
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5. SKOOKUM Festival

The highly anticipated festival boasts an amazing lineup of local and international musical artists, including headliners The Killers and Florence + The Machine. SKOOKUM will bring over 50 stage performances on three stages, live and multimedia art installations, gourmet culinary experiences, while showcasing some of the best BC wines, craft beer, and offerings from local craft distilleries. Best news yet? It's an all ages festival, so you can still attend with your children in tow.

When - September 7-9th
Where - Stanley Park
Price - Free for kids 10 & under, adult ticket prices vary
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6. Wesbrook Village Festival

The bustling boulevards of Wesbrook Village will be alive with family-friendly activities during the community’s annual community festival. Enjoy a sidewalk sale with interactive games and contests, plus there will be a kids zone complete with face-painting fun, craft tables, bouncy castles and more. Don't miss the live on-stage performances and of course, what beats a FREE BARBECUE?

When - Saturday Sept 8th from 10am - 4pm
Where - Wesbrook Village
Price - Free 
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7. Surrey's Pie in the Plaza

Looking for something fun and unique? Celebrate Agriculture Week with this fun family event and see the creation of BC's largest blueberry pie! Watch the pie being assembled and stay for a slice after the ceremonial pie cutting. There will also be other free, family-friendly activities throughout the afternoon like pony rides, live music, face painting, corn maze, photo booth and more.

When - Saturday Sept 8th from 11am - 4pm
Where - Central City Plaza (just outside Central City Shopping Centre)
Price - Free
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8. Coho Festival

This event is more than the name suggests. Yes, it features the famous Coho Salmon Barbecue, but also a Kids Park, Main Stage, and the Squamish Nation Village. The day starts with a Coho Run, Coho Swim, pancake breakfast and much more.

When - Sunday Sept 9th from 11am - 6pm
Where - Ambleside Park, West Van
Price - Free
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9. Aldor Acres Family Farm

This is a pumpkin patch heaven, and then some. Petting zoos, snack bar, baby farm animals, tractor rides out to the patches. On a beautiful fall day, Aldor Acres is a must.

When - Opens Saturday September 15th (ongoing till Halloween) open 9am - 5pm
Where - 24990-84 Ave, Langley
Price - $9 per person or $42 per family
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10. Southlands Country Fair

Enjoy a day in the country (without leaving the city)! There will be pony rides, a petting farm, old fashioned games, local arts and crafts market, farmers' market, bouncy horses, face painting, delicious food, beer garden, and of course spectacular equestrian entertainment from the Southlands Riding Club members!

When - Sunday Sept 16th from 10am - 5pm
Where - Southlands Riding Club
Price - By Donation
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11. West Van PumpkinFest

Celebrate the start to the harvest season with an old fashioned, community style day with tons of kids activities. Enjoy farm animals, the market, pumpkin patch, family zone, scavenger hunt, dunk tank, and even free swimming, skating, gymnastics, and weight room!

When - Sunday Sept 30th from 10am - 3pm
Where - West Vancouver Community Centre
Price - Free
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