What’s on for Vancouver Family Fun in September
It’s back to school time and with it comes a return to all the after-class activities, sports, lessons, and more. In other words: here comes the full schedule. But there’s still plenty of Vancouver family fun to be had this month, as summer events trail off and autumn events pick up. So find time in between the official stuff to explore your city, get out into the woods, check out what’s happening in your community, and have some fun with the fam. Here’s a few local events coming up this month, from North Vancouver to Abbotsford, and spots in between.
What’s On for Vancouver Family Fun in September
When: until September 4
Where: PNE Fair Grounds, Hastings St.
For generations, Vancouverites have marked the end of summer with the PNE Fair. This year’s fair runs from August 19 until Monday September 4. Events include returning favourites and new hits and the always popular Summer Night Concerts. Check out the food trucks for unique eats, and learn about BC’s agriculture, along with plenty of other displays and activities.
Go Underground at the Britannia Mine museum
When: until September 30
Where: Britannia Beach
Go underground aboard the Britannia train into an early haulage tunnel. And once inside, discover what it took to be a miner — including demonstrations of actual working drills.
Circo Osorio International Circus
When: Throughout September
Where: Various locations around BC
Spend a night under the big tip enjoying international circus acts throughout the month. This travelling circus will be spending several days in a number of local communities across the greater Vancouver region including Abbotsford, Surrey, Tsawwassen, Richmond, and Coquitlam. This show – which includes acrobats, sword swallowers, and much more – has been running for more than 21 years, and has appeared in more than 800 cities across the globe.
Riverfest in New Westminster
When: September 20 to 24
Where: Fraser River Discovery Centre
Learn all about the Fraser River, from the animals that live in or near it, to the people who work on it, to the impact of the environment on it, at this annual festival focused on all things river. Taking place over a number of days, and with a mix of in-person and online events, there is sure to be something for every nature lover – or boat lover. Full details will be posted soon, so check back regularly at their website.
Fire Dragon Festival
When: September 23-24
This 2-day-long festival features tai chi presentations, dumpling making, workshops, entertainment, and Fire Dragon dance. This festival is part of mid-autumn celebrations
Spring and Summer Farmers’ Markets
When: Varied dates and times
Where: throughout the region
Use the search feature on the BC Farmers Market website to search for the local winter markets in your neck of the woods, or check out the upcoming spring and summer versions. From fresh veggies to locally crafted artisan goods, BC farmers’ markets are known for their diverse offerings, all year round.