Credit: Hubert Kang/ Tourism Vancouver
It's starting to feel like fall in Vancouver! To get you in the spirit, here is a list of some upcoming fall festivals and events:
2019 Mid-Autumn Moon Festival: Tea & the Moon
When: September 13, 2019
Times: Friday, September 13th, 2019
Location: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Celebrate the second largest festival in the Chinese calendar at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. The 2019 Mid-Autumn Moon Festival takes place Friday, September 13 and this year, it’s all about tea. Bring friends, family, and loved ones and fully immerse yourself in the Chinese art, culture, and history of tea that goes back over 4,000 years.
6th Annual Harvest Feastival
When: September 26, 2019
Location: UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research
Spend a cozy fall evening with UBC at the 6th annual Harvest Feastival: a long table dinner featuring fresh, local food from the UBC Farm, followed by an evening of arts and culture programming.
For more information, please visit here.
Rugby Canada - Men's International Rugby
When: September 7, 2019
Times: Saturday, September 7th, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Location: BC Place
International rugby returns to Vancouver this summer, as Rugby Canada has announced a September 7 match against the United States at BC Place. The match will serve as a final Rugby World Cup tune-up for both teams.
For more information and tickets, please visit here.
Cirque Du Soleil: Luzia
When: October 3, 2019 - December 15, 2019
Times: Thursday, October 3rd - Sunday, December 29th, 2019
Location: Concord Pacific Place
Due to popular demand, Cirque du Soleil is excited to be adding three weeks of performances (November 26 to December 15, 2019) to the previously-announced Vancouver engagement of its delightfully-imaginative and visually-stunning production LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. With its new dates of October 3 to December 15, 2019, audiences are invited to a redesigned white-and-gold Big Top at Concord Pacific Place to escape to an imaginary Mexico – a sumptuous world suspended somewhere between dreams and reality.
In a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA takes audiences on a surrealistic journey filled with wonders, playfulness and striking artistry. Smoothly passing from an old movie set to the ocean to a smoky dance hall or an arid desert, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity. Rich in awe-inspiring moments, LUZIA enchants by incorporating rain into acrobatic and artistic scenes – a first for a Cirque du Soleil touring production.
CIBC Run for the Cure
When: October 6, 2019
Times: Sunday, October 6th, 2019 starts at 9:30 am
Location: Concord Pacific Place
Run or walk with us on Sunday, October 6, 2019, for the CIBC Run for the Cure in Vancouver. Whether it's your first time, or you've participated for years, we look forward to having you join the movement! Help make this year's event inspirational and memorable, all while you help the Canadian Cancer Society create a future without breast cancer.
For more information, to pledge and register to run please visit here.
Times: Friday, October 11th - Monday, October 14th, Wednesday, October 16th - Sunday, October 20th, 2019
Location: Pacific National Exhibition
Admission: $14.99 Adults, $9.99 Seniors, and Children, $44.99 for Family Pass (2 adults, up to 3 children)
The largest harvest celebration ever conceived in Canada is sowing the seeds for your arrival. Bringing to life a vision for an enchanting and playful all-ages autumn adventure, Harvestland, is coming to the PNE from Oktober 10-20, 2019. This remarkable harvest festival brings together a diverse assemblage of rides, attractions, food, and entertainers for a celebration of community, nature, exploration and the imagination.
In the distance, you can hear the crunch of fresh produce, the crackle of the grill, the fizz of the pour and bite of the chopping block. Harvest celebrations will get underway in Oktober and we can’t wait to celebrate together.
Features include: Kinder Farm | Woodland Labyrinth | Bavarian Village | Harvest Rides | Biergarten | Oktoberfest Fare
The Return of the Haus
The 19+ Harvest Haus returns. Classic elements will reappear again this year, such as the theatrical keg tapping opening ceremony, a grand selection of traditional German fare, wondrous dancing, and lots of liquid gold bier for the drinking.
2019 International Theatresports Festival
When: October 15 - 20, 2019
Location: The Improv Centre, The Waterfront Theatre, The Nest (Granville Island)
The International Theatresports Institute (ITI) is the largest improv network in the world, representing 90 improv companies, schools and universities from 22 countries on six continents. Every two years, ITI convenes a conference and festival that brings together improvisers from around the globe. Previous locations have included Dubai, Milan, Würzburg, and San Francisco. This year’s Festival features more than 50 public performances from improvisers from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, UK, and the U.S.A
2019 Writers Festival
When: October 21, 2019 - October 27, 2019
Times: Monday, October 21st - Sunday, October 27th, 2019
Location: Granville Island
The Vancouver Writers Fest’s flagship Festival welcomes local and international writers to stages on and around Granville Island for a week of literary events and immersive conversations for all ages.
The program guide will be available online and in print in late August.
2019 Chutzpah Festival
When: October 24 - November 24, 2019
Location: Norman Rothstein Theatre, Vogue Theatre, Rickshaw Theatre, The WISE Hall
Now in its 19th year of celebrating culturally rich works in comedy, music, theatre and dance, the Chutzpah! Festival has established a reputation for presenting Vancouver audiences with new and exciting, critically acclaimed artists from all over the world. This year’s festival will also showcase live music with film, and shines a light on artists from the U.K., Israel, Italy, U.S.A., and Canada.
Circle Craft Market
When: November 7, 2019 - November 11, 2019
Times: Thursday, November 7th - Monday, November 11th, 2019
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West
Generations of locals and visitors have attended and enjoyed a Market where they come face to face with fine BC and Canadian artisans and their work: wood-turners, glassblowers, sculptors and potters, clothing and jewelry designers, toy-makers, and many more.