The last few days of summer are officially here, and there are plenty of concerts, markets, and events to make them the best of the season yet. And if you’re ready to plunge into fall, we’ve got a couple of fun fall activities on the roster as well! Without further ado, here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this week (September 19-23).



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Kehlani is a Bay Area treasure, and she’s coming to Vancouver this Wednesday, September 21st. What you might not know about the talented R&B singer/dancer is that she initially got her start as a member of the teen group Poplyfe back in 2011. Since then, she’s put out hits like Can I, Nights Like This, and collaborated with everyone from Charlie Puth to Justin Bieber & Cardi B.

When: Wednesday, September 21st
Where: 2901 East Hastings
Cost: $46.50

Biermeister’s Dinner at CRAFT

Oktoberfest is coming early to Vancouver this week with CRAFT’s special Biermeister’s Dinner on Wednesday, September 21st. And not only that – they’ve got an entire CRAFTOberfest Menu available from Tuesday, September 20th to October 3rd! The Biermeister’s Dinner features three courses of traditional Bavarian fare and four brews expertly paired by the folks at McClelland Premium Import.

As for the latter menu, CRAFT visitors can expect an array of eats, including bratwurst plates, Jägerschnitzel, and pretzel bites. And of course, flights of Bavarian beer to wash it all down.

When: Wednesday, September 21st
Where: 85 West 1st Avenue
Cost: $80.59


Also performing at the PNE this week is the electronic music duo Odesza, hailing just a stone’s throw away in Bellingham. After a four-year hiatus, Clayton Knight and Harrison Mills are finally back with “The Last Goodbye” — a dance-friendly album and nod to the friends & family who supported them over the years.

When: Friday, September 23rd and Saturday, September 24th
Where: 2901 East Hastings
Cost: $55+

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Pumpkins After Dark 2022

Ok, we’re getting into some pumpkin content, folks. And with 6,000 glowing pumpkins on display in Burnaby this month – we think this event is one heckuva way to kick off the season.

When: Thursday, September 22nd to Sunday, October 31st
Where: 3883 Imperial Street, Burnaby
Cost: $21.95 for adults, $$17.95 for youth (4-16)

Sissy That Wok 

A special House of Rice drag performance is taking place at the Museum of Vancouver this Friday, as part of a larger exhibition on Chinese Migration to BC. Vancouver’s first all-Asian drag house will no doubt put on a memorable show, as well as dive into the ways that Asian drag artists inspire Western ideals of gender, art, and beauty.

When: Friday, September 23rd
Where: 1100 Chestnut Street
Cost: $27.54-$38.15

Check out a waterfront patio

In the spirit of sending off summer 2022 right, we want to remind everyone that Vancouver has some gorgeous waterfront patios. If you haven’t gotten the chance to hit up a good happy hour this season (or even if you have), here are some primo waterfront spots to check out.

Where: See our picks above

Visit the outdoor pool at Kits Beach


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Unless it snows, this week is really the perfect time to visit the Kits pool before it gets too chilly. Why not go for a lap swim and enjoy one of the most scenic saltwater pools in the province??

When: Open throughout September
Where: Click the link above for more info

Beaded Nostalgia at the Bill Reid Gallery 

The Bill Reid Gallery has a ton of inspiring exhibits right now, including Beaded Nostalgia – a look into the past through the use of contemporary beadwork. Artists Audie Murray (Michif), Hazel Wilson (Haida), Nico Williams (Anishinaabe), and Serena Steel (Secwepemc), each use their innovative beadwork to express feelings of nostalgia and connections to their own experiences.

Pro-tip: If you’re looking to check out the rest of the gallery, note that the gallery offers free admission from 2 to 5 pm on the first Friday of every month.

When: Open throughout September
Where: 639 Hornby Street
Cost: $13 GA

Polygon Gallery

The Polygon is a staple when it comes to interactive, thought-provoking art, and we think this is a great week to check out what’s on. Currently, the Stan Douglas exhibit is on, and it explores historical instances of social unrest through a panoramic photograph series.

When: Open throughout September
Where: 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Cost: Admission by donation

Richmond Night Market

It’s the perfect time to hit up the Richmond Night Market for their year-end sale, which is on until the market closes for the year on October 10th. Load up on food vendor eats and check out this year’s attractions while you can!

When: On throughout September
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond
Cost: $4 ($22 to skip the line)

And that’s all for this week, everyone. We hope you’re able to enjoy the beautiful sunny weather and start cozying up for the season ahead.