What’s on for Vancouver Family Fun in September

Vancouver Family Fun in September - SavvyMom

It’s not quite time to give up the warm, long days of summer just yet – but fall is coming.

As we wind down and look ahead, there’s plenty of activities, events, and festivals to give us a last taste of summer – and a first glimpse at the season ahead. Check out our round-up of best bets for Vancouver family fun in September and take note: some are only running through the first week of the month, so get organized now to take advantage of the final days of some great activities.)

With school heading back in and wet weather ahead, there’s no time like the present to enjoy some unique fun with your family.

Here’s what’s on for Vancouver family fun in September:

Richmond Night Market

When: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & Stat Holidays until September 5
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond
Website: https://richmondnightmarket.com/

The market has been drawing crowds to Richmond for 20 years – and all the Vancouver family fun is back for August 2021. Great food, entertainment, and plenty of vendor stalls are just a block away from Bridgeport SkyTrain station.

Organizers say this year’s event will be a smaller venue to help ensure everyone has a safe visit, and there will be handwashing stations throughout the market.

Wings and Wizards

When: on now until September 6
Where:  BC Place Stadium
Website: https://www.wingsandwizards.com/

This interactive exhibit blends art, technology, storytelling, and design to create a fascinating magical experience. Self-guided and touch-free, Wings and Wizards uses cutting-edge interactive technologies – including motion tracking, proximity-based devices, lights, projections, props, and soundscapes – to create an all-ages magical experience.

Chilliwack Sunflower Festival

When: on now until September 6
Where: 41310 Royalwood Drive
Web: https://chilliwacksunflowerfest.com/

Enjoy a stroll along the one-way pathways through 15 acres (on a 60-acre farm) full of sunflowers. With 42 varieties of sunflowers, including giant sunflowers, the farm also has 50 varieties of dahlias and eight varieties of gladiolas. Everything is planted to maximize a succession of blooming times throughout the season.

This farm is also known for their springtime tulip festival events.

Sensea Immersive: Da Vinci Experience

When: on now until March 31, 2022
Where: Tsawwassen Mills
Website: https://sensea.show/canada/

Enjoy a whole new way to experience the art of Leonardo Da Vinci with an immersive display of the artist’s masterpieces. This 360-degree digital show includes displays, sound effects, projection mapping, virtual reality experiences, and more.

2021 Bikennale/Walkennale

When: on now until October 11
Where: locations around Vancouver
Website: https://www.vbbike.ca/

The Vancouver Biennale and the Community Arts Council of Vancouver have joined forces to offer a great event that blends outdoor recreation and great art. Self-guided walking and cycling tours include fascinating information on public art and points of cultural and historical interest throughout Metro Vancouver. To enjoy this Vancouver family fun in September, register as an individual or group and enjoy updated tours now until the middle of October.

Imagine Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

When: on now until September 7
Where: Canada Place
Web: https://www.imagine-vangogh.com/

It’s been a big hit in Vancouver for several months now, but the time is almost up: Imagine Van Gogh will wrap up at the start of September. This immersive art exhibition includes the music of great composers including Mozart and Bach, and promises a once-in-a-lifetime experience to see Starry Night, Irises, and other Van Gogh masterpieces in a whole new way.

PNE Fair FUNdamentals

When: on now until September 6
Where: PNE Fair Grounds, 2901 East Hastings
Website: https://www.pne.ca/

Did you miss your annual visit to the PNE last year? Well, they PNE missed you, too – and they’re hoping folks from around the region will come take part in this year’s FUNdamentals fair, marking their 111th annual fair. With reduced capacity, the fair will include many of the fair’s most loved events for Vancouver family fun in September, from SuperDogs to the Revel District Stage – and all that great fair food.

All tickets are purchased in advance by date, so plan now to get a spot before they’re all gone.

Taves Family Farm 

When: on now until Winter
Where: 333 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford
Website: https://www.tavesfamilyfarms.com/

Starting September 1, this Fraser Valley farm – one of  the most popular destinations for Vancouver family fun in September – will be open daily. With u-pick open for apple, plum, and goji berry, along with pumpkins right around the corner, this farm has plenty of fresh produce to take home, along with heaps of farm fun while you’re there, including a farm store, a kid’s play area, and much more.

Art Downtown

When: on now until September  30
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery & Jack Poole Plaza
Website: https://www.facebook.com/artvancouverexhibition/

This free community event showcases artists and performers with a focus on environmental and justice-inspired art and performance, produced by the Vancouver Visual Art Foundation. Events – including live art events and painting on site for the audience – will take place at the Vancouver Art Gallery every Tuesday, and at the Jack Poole Plaza on Wednesdays and Fridays.

BC Culture Days

When: September 24 to October 24
Where: various locations
Website: https://culturedays.ca/en/bc

Explore music, food, arts, and much, much more in Canada’s largest public participation campaign for the arts. Free interactive events in communities throughout the Greater Vancouver region are aimed at all ages, from young children to seniors. Check out the listing of events that pique your curiosity or choose those closest to home. These ongoing events are a great way to learn something new at a budget-friendly price.

Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival 

When: September 18-26
Where: False Creek
Website: https://concorddragonboatfestival.ca/

One of the continent’s premiere dragon boat festivals returns this month for Vancouver family fun in September, with cultural programming, exhibits, installations, performances, panels, and more. The organization has focused this year’s event around the theme of re-creation, which will carry into the 2022 festival as well, to recognize the impacts of Covid on community. Admission is free.

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