Love concerts? This week’s performing roster is full of top-notch talent – from 50 Cent to Kansas’ 50th Anniversary Tour. So no matter what your preferred genre, you’ve got someone onstage to look forward to seeing! And if you’d rather dip your toes into some early fall activities instead, we’ve got you covered. Here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this week (September 4-8).

Rifflandia Music Festival


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We know we’re starting off this list with a Victoria pick, but the 2023 Rifflandia Music Fest lineup is definitely worth the trip. Headlining this year’s festival are big names like Iggy Pop, Salt-N-Pepa, Diplo, Paris Hilton, Herbie Hancock, Stephen Marley, and Chet Faker – and that’s just for starters!

When: Thursday, September 7th to Saturday, September 9th and Friday, September 15th to Sunday, September 17th
Where: Victoria, BC
Tickets: On sale starting Friday, May 18th

The Chicks World Tour

The Chicks and Maren Morris are heading to Vancouver on Tuesday, September 25th, and if you love country, you likely need no introduction to the powerhouse that is the band. The country-pop crossover group has decades of music and Grammy wins under its belt, despite several core members coming and going.

When: Tuesday, September 5th
Where: Rogers Arena
Cost: $226.95

Kansas 50th Anniversary Tour 

Legendary American rock band Kansas is celebrating its 50th anniversary by going on a special tour, performing AOR radio staples like “Carry on Wayward Son” and “Fight Fire with Fire.” So don’t miss out on the chance to hear five decades’ worth of music!

When: Wednesday, September 6th
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Cost: $54

50 Cent

The ‘Final Lap Tour’ is in celebration of 20 years of 50 Cent’s game-changing debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin’. The show will feature the rap icon performing dozens of fan-favourite hits along with select tracks that have not been performed live in decades.

When: Friday, September 8th
Where: Rogers Arena
Cost: $325.95+

Full Pint Comedy  

Tuesdays at Castaway Bar and Kitchen in Kits are for comedy nights featuring some of the best comics in town. Guests can expect to see comedians featured in everything from Just For Laughs to Netflix.

When: Tuesday, September 5th
Where: 3293 West 4th Avenue
Cost: $10-$12

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Check out a corn maze 

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Whether it’s a visit to Canada’s first corn maze in Chilliwack or Taves Family Farms in Abbotsford, there are a handful of fun corn mazes and accompanying early fall activities to enjoy this month, including apple picking and hayrides!

Where: See our picks above

Richmond Night Market

Get your forks ready, Vancouver. The Richmond Night Market is coming back even bigger and better than ever, and the wait is finally over! Filled with hundreds of incredible vendors (and now including cuisine from Turkey and Mexico), it’s considered one of the world’s leading food markets for good reason. From candy sticks to boba, to customizable noodles and hot pot — it’s easy to see why the market attracts over one million visitors each year.

When: Friday, April 28th to October 9th
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond

Ride the largest Mountain Coaster in Canada

The 3,375-foot Railrider Mountain Coaster at Revelstoke’s Mountain Resort is open throughout September, and it’s a great time to get in some rides on Canada’s largest mountain coaster ride.

When: Open throughout September
Where: 2950 Camozzi Road, Revelstoke
Cost: $35 per ride

Play some pickleball

Interested in learning a new, beginner-friendly sport this month? Enter pickleball, the more casual cousin of ping pong and tennis. Luckily, Vancouver has several permanent outdoor courts as well as pop-up courts throughout the city to take advantage of.

Where: See locations above

Check out a patio happy hour

It probably goes without saying that patio hopping is a must before summer’s end, but we know it’s easy to rack up quite the bill. Thankfully, there are a ton of stunning patios with equally amazing happy hours to take advantage of, so why not keep the summer vibes going a little while longer?

Where: Check out our picks above

And that’s a wrap on some of the best things to do in Vancouver this week.