Get ready, Vancouver, because we’ve got a big week coming up! From the highly-anticipated Beyonce concert to the return of Taste of Abby’s fall food festival, here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this week (September 11-15).



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Yes, you read that right, it’s finally time for Queen Bey herself to make her way to Vancouver for her Renaissance World Tour. And while tickets certainly don’t come cheap, they’re a far cry from the hundreds of dollars fans shelled out earlier this year!

When: Monday, September 11th
Where: BC Place
Cost: $222.53+

Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie is an icon in his own right, and equal parts singer, songwriter, record producer, and television personality. He originally rose to fame in the 70s as part of the Motown group “Commodores,” soon collaborating with the likes of Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. He’s even won the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s highest honour, the Johnny Mercer Award – among many other accolades. And you can see him perform live at Rogers Arena this week!

When: Tuesday, September 12th
Where: Rogers Arena
Cost: $77.35

Sponsored Pick: Vancouver Fringe Festival

The Vancouver Fringe Festival is back, and they’re taking over Granville Island from Thursday, September 7th to Sunday, September 17th. Prepare to welcome talent from near and far with over 85 new acts by local and international talent. Enjoy performances in theatre, comedy, dance, drag, spoken word, and music. Snag your tickets for only from $15 and prepare for an eclectic and dazzling night out you won’t soon forget.

When: Thursday, September 7th to Sunday, September 17th
Where: Granville Island
Cost: $15 per ticket

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Taste of Abby

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Photo via Robyn Bessenger Photography / Taste of Abby

Over the course of 10 days, visitors of the second annual ‘Taste of Abby’ festival can gather and sample the best of the harvest season. Delicious farm-to-table experiences, seasonal bites, spirit, cider, and beer releases, and exciting fall-themed activities all await. Plus, the entire festival kicks off with a special night market to ring in the new, bountiful season!

When: September 15th to 24th
Where: 2552 McCallum Road, Abbotsford
Cost: $35 for the night market

Mexican Independence Day 

Mexico’s Independence Day is coming up, and Vancouver is celebrating with a free party at the ENSO Event Centre. Get ready to enjoy the best of Mexican music at the largest club in the city!

Note that guest list is priced at $15 per person.

When: Friday, September 15th
Where: 750 Pacific Boulevard
Cost: Free or $15 for guest list

Sponsored Pick: Hit Up Bootleggers x Pixel Open Air Gala at Science World

Don’t miss the first ever live drone show at Bootleggers x Pixel Open Air Gala this Friday. The innovative collaboration with Pixel Sky Animations and Chali Rosso Art Gallery is happening at Science World featuring Pixel Sky’s fleet of drones, art exhibits including iconic pieces by Andy Warhol, two stages of music featuring guest headliner DJ Ray Kash, Bootleggers Cocktail Station, a VR booth, and a whole lot more.

Please note that the show won’t be properly visible outside of the event enclosed perimeter. In addition, the east basin of False Creek will be closed to all vessel traffic, anchored, personal, craft, etc. for safety as it’s under the drones flight path. Snag your tix now before they’re gone!

When: Friday, September 15, 2023 starting at 5PM
Where: Science World at 1455 Quebec Street
Cost: Starting at $38

Go on a waterfall hike

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Photo via BC Parks

It goes without saying that BC is home to some of the most scenic hikes in the country – but there happen to be some particularly striking waterfalls you can check out on many of them.

Where: Click the link above for more info

Vancouver Canadians

Baseball season is coming to a close soon, but not until the Vancouver Canadians face off against a team that’s currently TBA from September 15th to 17th. So stay tuned and add the Nat to your radar this week!

When: Games until September 17th
Where: 4601 Ontario Street
Cost: $10+

Grab some bikes & ride

Since we’ve been on the receiving end of some beautiful weather so far this season, we thought we’d remind folks that Mobi now has e-bikes available for usage. The 24-Hour Pass gives you access to e-bikes for 25¢/min for the first 30 minutes and 35¢/min thereafter.

Date Night at the Improv Centre 

Every Wednesday, the Improv Centre on Granville Island hosts a special ‘date night’ show geared towards the 19+ crowd, complete with raunchy jokes and storytelling. If you need a mid-week icebreaker, this is it!

When: Every Wednesday
Where: 1502 Duranleau Street

And that’s a wrap on the week, Vancouver!