Discouraged by the drizzly weekend forecast? Don’t be – there’s plenty to do in the city that will distract you from your Raincouver woes. From a fall pop-up market to an international flamenco festival, here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this weekend (September 22-24).

Vancouver Etsy Co – Fall Pop-Up Market 

Get ready to ring in the new season with a ton of handcrafted gifts, pottery, jewelry, fall decor, and more by over 90 local makers and artists at the Vancouver Etsy Co Fall Pop-up Market, which is on from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, September 23rd at Robson Square.

When: Saturday, September 23rd
Where: 800 Robson Street
Cost: Free admission

Arctic Monkeys


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Formed by four high schoolers in 2002, the Arctic Monkeys have undergone quite a transformation, managing to rise to mainstream success for their unique alt-rock sound and catchy guitar riffs. As of now, the band has won seven Brit awards and 5 Grammy nominations.

When: Saturday, September 23rd
Where: Pacific Coliseum
Cost: $45 to $112.50+

Sponsored: Tacofino Brewery Dinner Series

West Coast-born taco bar Tacofino is bringing back its popular Brewery Dinner Series for another season! Head on down to the Tacofino Ocho location on the last Thursday of the month from September until March (excluding December) for a curated 5-course menu with accompanying beer pairings. This event was a huge hit last year, so make sure you get your tickets in time!

When: Event kick-off on Thursday, September 28th at 7 PM
Where: Tacofino Ocho, 8 East 5th Ave Vancouver
Cost: $70 per person

The Laver Cup

This weekend, tennis lovers will definitely want to check out this year’s highly anticipated Laver Cup – an annual tennis competition between six of the best players in Europe and six from elsewhere in the world. So if you’re excited to see some of the globe’s best players in action, head to Rogers Arena.

When: September 22 to 24, 2023
Where: 800 Griffiths Way
Cost: $69+ for single-game tickets

Vancouver International Flamenco Festival

Presented by Flamenco Rosario, the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival is a celebration of the art of flamenco outside of Spain, and you still have over a week to put on your dancing shoes and check it out. Visitors can expect to enjoy many live performances by local, national, and international flamenco artists, including free outdoor classes on September 23rd and 24th on the Picnic Pavilion Stage on Granville Island.

When: Until September 30th
Where: Granville Island
Cost: Free and ticketed events

Sponsored: Grouse Mountain’s Early Bird Passes

Calling all winter warriors! Ski season is just a few short months away, and Grouse Mountain’s Early Bird Passes for up to 40% off regular-priced season passes. Get unlimited access to the mountain’s iconic city views all season long—for a fraction of the price.

When: Prices go up on September 25th
Where: Online
Cost: Adult Unlimited Passes starting at $599

Oktoberfest eats at Brewhall

Get ready for authentic German beer at Oktoberfest at Brewhall, including their award-winning Köl Story Bro Kölsch and a new Oktoberfest Amber Lager. As well, visitors can enjoy schnitzel, currywurst, sausage, and soft-baked pretzels until October 2nd.

When: Now until October 2nd
Where: 97 East 2nd Avenue

Car Free Day West End

Love street festivals and perusing food vendors? Vancouver is getting its last one of the season this weekend from Davie Street to Robson. Visitors can expect to enjoy a ton of local eats, live entertainment, and cultural programming.

When: Sunday, September 24th
Where: Davie to Robson Street
Cost: Free admission

Taste of Abby

This weekend is the last chance to check out the second annual ‘Taste of Abby’ festival in Abbotsford, which features the best farm-to-table experiences, seasonal bites, spirits, ciders, and beers of the season.

When: September 15th to 24th
Where: 2552 McCallum Road, Abbotsford
Cost: $161.08 for the Harvest Festival, free admission to the County Market

Lace up your skates at Rollerland

Whether you’re a newbie to rollerskating or a seasoned pro, a visit to Rollerland at the PNE is always a fun time. Visitors can choose from the all-ages sessions from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, or the adult-only sessions from 8 to 11 p.m., the latter of which includes tunes by DJs and a selfie station.

When: Every Saturday until December 30th
Where: 100 North Renfrew Street
Cost: $15-$25

Go on a fall hike

Lastly, this weekend marks the first days of fall, so we don’t think it’s out of the question to get our rainy hiking gear out and hit the open trails this weekend. After all, BC is absolutely stunning in autumn, the leaves are already starting to change.

Where: Check out our picks above

And that’s a wrap on this weekend, Vancouver. We know the weather won’t be on our side, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get out there and still enjoy it!