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What’s happening in Vancouver in September 2023

What’s happening in Vancouver in September 2023

Visiting Vancouver this summer and looking for things to do? Our Concierge Team has rounded up the best events for you to experience this month!


Richmond Night Market
What: A kaleidoscope of colours, fantastical characters, and mouth-watering international foods combine at the 2023 Richmond Night Market, North America’s largest event of its kind, and located in picturesque Richmond, British Columbia
When: Fridays 7pm – 12am, Saturdays & Long Weekend Sundays 6pm – 12am, Regular Sundays & Long Weekend Mondays 7pm – 11pm from April 28th to October 9th, 2023
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond

North Vancouver’s Shipyards Night Market
Dates: May 12 – September 15, 2023
The Shipyards Night Market takes place on Fridays at Shipbuilders’ Square at the bottom of Lonsdale Avenue in North Vancouver.

Downtown Farmers Market
What: 25+ farms and producers!
When: every Wednesday, 2pm- 6pm from May 31 – November 29, 2023
Where: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza), located 750 Hornby St. at W. Georgia Street

West End Farmers Market on Comox Street
What: 30 farms and producers, food and coffee trucks
When: every Saturday, 9am-2pm from May 20 – Oct 28, 2023
Where: 1100 Comox Street between Thurlow Street and Bute Street

Events and Attractions

Bard on the Beach
What: The 34th annual Bard on the Beach festival includes plays of: Julius Caesar, Henry V, a Beatles-themed version of As You Like It, and Goblin: Macbeth. The last of these is a goblins-produced version of the famous Shakespearean play.
When: June 8 – September 30, 2023
Where: Vanier Park, 1000 Chestnut St, Vancouver

Polish Festival Vancouver
What: Polish Festival Vancouver is a wonderful festival celebrating Polish food, dancing and culture at the Shipyards in North Vancouver.
When: September 3, 2023
Where: Shipyards, North Vancouver

Vancouver Triathlon
What: The Annual Vancouver Triathlon is held in scenic Stanley Park! Race within this majestic world-renowned park on a course CLOSED TO VEHICLE TRAFFIC!
When: September 4, 2023
Where: Stanley Park – Ceperley Field (next to 2nd Beach Pool)

RBC GranFondo Whistler
What: The RBC GranFondo Whistler is a stunning point-to-point cycling journey along the famous Sea to Sky Corridor between Vancouver and Whistler.
When: September 9, 2023
Where: Ride starts in Stanley Park

The Great Outdoors Comedy Festival
What: Bringing top names in comedy to cities across Canada for a wildly hilarious night. This years line up features Russell Peters, Reggie Watts, Steph Tolev, and Kevin Hart & friends.
When: September 15 + 16, 2023
Where: Brockton Point, Stanley Park

Vancouver Fringe Festival
What: PUSHING THE LIMITS OF PERFORMING ARTS in true Fringe fashion, Vancouver Fringe returns for 2023 with 85+ blistering new acts from Sep 7 – 17. From emerging local artists to trailblazing talent from all across the globe, this year will see more theatre, comedy, dance, drag, spoken word and music descend on our doorstep than ever before!
When: September 7 – 17, 2023
Where: Granville Island

Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF)
What: The annual Vancouver International Film Festival showcases exceptional cinema in one of the world’s most beautiful cities
When: September 28 – October 2, 2023
Where: VIFF Centre- Vancity Theatre

Vancouver International Flamenco Festival
What: Showcasing both music and dance, the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival celebrates the Spanish dance art with a series of performances each year.
When: September 18 – 30, 2023
Where: Various locations

Main Street Car-Free Day


Ed Sheeran
When: September 1 – 2, 2023

50 Cent
When: September 9, 2023
Where: Rogers Arena

When: September 11, 2023
Where: BC Place

Lionel Richie and Earth, Wind & Fire
When: September 12, 2023
Where: Rogers Arena

When: September 22, 2023
Where: BC Place

When: September 29, 2023
Where: Rogers Arena


BC Lions vs. Ottawa Redblacks
When: September 16, 2023
Where: BC Place

2023 Laver Cup (Tennis)
When: September 22- 24
Where: Rogers Arena

BC Lions vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders
When: September 29
Where: BC Place

Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers
When: September 30
Where: Rogers Arena

Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. D.C. United
When: September 30
Where: BC Place

Hockey players at Rogers Arena in Vancouver
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