October Events in Metro Vancouver 2014


Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 — 11:38am PDT
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October is one of the busiest months in Vancouver thanks to fundraising galas, Halloween, haunted tours, and cultural festivals.

A few long-running events this month include: Diwali Fest, the Zombie Syndrome, the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour, the Chinatown Haunted House, Stanley Park Ecology Society’s Creatures of the Night, and the Bear Creek Park Train will have the Pumpkin Express earlier in the day followed by the Haunted Forest Scream Train in the evenings.

Gastown
Photo credit: Lisa Nixon on Flickr

As always, should you have an event you would like to include on the event list, please feel free to send details my way.

October Events in Metro Vancouver

Jump to: Wednesday, October 1st to Sunday, October 5th, 2014
Jump to: Monday, October 6th to Sunday, October 12th, 2014
Jump to: Monday, October 13th to Sunday, October 19th, 2014
Jump to: Monday, October 20th to Sunday, October 26th, 2014
Jump to: Monday, October 27th to Friday, October 31st, 2014

Multi-Day Events

Events that run for longer than three days in a row are highlighted in green below.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Vancouver International Film Festival
Read for the Cure
Surrey Library: Game Changer: Life Changing People, Places and Moments
National Seniors’ Day at the Central Library
TechPong at The Imperial
Our Town
Artists for Conservation: Grouse Mountain
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Vancouver International Film Festival
The Sonics at The Rickshaw
LunaFest Vancouver
Letter Writing Club
TUTS Fall Gala
In Wait: Full Circle Art Collective Artist Panel
Oktoberfest Celebration at The Bimini Public House
3rd Annual Murale Get Gorgeous Gala
HerStory Cafe: Frontier Femininity: Rodeo Cowgirls in BC
Shimmy Showdown for Dixon Transition Society
Vancouver Opera: Carmen
Oktoberfest at Harvest Haus
Savour, Lonsdale Quay Market’s Food and Beverage Festival
Yaletown Farmers Market
Artists for Conservation: Grouse Mountain
Our Town

Friday, October 3, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Vancouver International Film Festival
Oktoberfest at the Vancouver Alpen Club
Jane’s Blond at Kennedy’s Pub
Opening Reception: Boobies & Wieners: Another Immature Look at the Nude
Weekly Late Night at La Mezcaleria
Fraser Valley Food Show
Artists for Conservation: Grouse Mountain
Vancouver Opera: Carmen
Oktoberfest at Harvest Haus
Savour, Lonsdale Quay Market’s Food and Beverage Festival
Our Town

Saturday, October 4, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Vancouver International Film Festival
Oktoberfest at the Vancouver Alpen Club
Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Dallas
Doors Open Vancouver
Vancouver Book Fair at Robson Square
Wait for Me Daddy: Memorial Unveiling in New Westminster
Bobs & Lolo at Capilano Mall
Chef Michael Smith in Abbotsford
Surrey: Rethinking the Roots of Nature and Art
Burnaby City Hall Farmers Market
Cellar Jazz: Larry Fuller Trio
Beta5 Chocolates’ Anniversary
Marpole Walking Tour: Transportation Theme
Paws for Hope: Creating a No-Kill Community
Vancouver Electronic Ensemble Performance – Vancouver New Music Festival
13th Annual Premium Sake Tasting Night
PumpkinFest at Park Royal
Trout Lake Farmers Market
West End Farmers Market
Kerrisdale Farmers Market
Artists for Conservation: Grouse Mountain
Fraser Valley Food Show
Vancouver Opera: Carmen
Oktoberfest at Harvest Haus
Savour, Lonsdale Quay Market’s Food and Beverage Festival
Our Town

Sunday, October 5, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Vancouver International Film Festival
Toronto Raptor vs Sacramento Kings at Rogers Arena
CIBC Run for the Cure
Diwali Fest Vancouver
Vancouver Book Fair at Robson Square
36th Annual Motorcycle Toy Run
Kidstuff Swapmeet in Burnaby
Grand Opening of ZHOOSH Fitness Garage + Fundraiser for Parkinson Society BC
Fall Fair at Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
Water’s Edge Day – Celebrating Vancouver’s Waterfront
Great Expectations Fashion Show at Hycroft
Communication Convergence
Cannery Farmers Market
PumpkinFest at Park Royal
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
Hastings Park Winter Market
Artists for Conservation: Grouse Mountain
Fraser Valley Food Show
Vancouver Opera: Carmen
Oktoberfest at Harvest Haus
Savour, Lonsdale Quay Market’s Food and Beverage Festival
Our Town

Monday, October 6, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Vancouver International Film Festival
Museum of Vancouver Legacy Awards Dinner
Nadia’s Nest Egg- Fundraising Auction
Monday Night Trivia at Displace Hashery
Our Town
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Vancouver International Film Festival
Our Town
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Vancouver International Film Festival
Molson Canadian Puck Party at Boston Pizza
BANDWIDTH! a multimedia fundraiser
Welcome to Coquitlam Open House
Shanti Uganda Society Presents: 6th Annual Evening of Art
Our Town
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Vancouver International Film Festival
SnapQuest MS Vancouver Scavenger Hunt
Gap Day Canada
Jazz Night at Roedde House Museum
An Evening With the Paranormal Society at Historic Stewart Farm in Surrey
Farm Tots: Pumpkin Fun at Historic Stewart Farm in Surrey
Ronald McDonald House: A Night to Dream Gala
Fraser Valley Small Business Information Expo
Young Women in Business: Let’s Get Digital – An SEO & Google Analytics Workshop
Our Town
Friday, October 10, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Vancouver International Film Festival
VIFF at SFU Surrey
VIFF Closing Gala Film and Party
Beerlesque
Patrick Maliha’s Favourite People
Sea to Sky Gondola Harvest Sunset Dinner
THEN & NOW: Songs and Storytelling – A Fundraiser for Megaphone Magazine
Oktoberfest at the Vancouver Alpen Club
Opening Day: Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train
Opening Night: Fright Nights at Playland
Pacific Theatre Presents: The Rainmaker
Our Town

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Diwali Fest Vancouver
Orphan Thanksgiving
Fort Langley Cranberry Festival
Cranberry Sale at Richmond Nature Park
Vancouver Shogi Club
Sea to Sky Gondola Harvest Sunset Dinner
Community Short Film Festival
Lookout for Lookout
Oktoberfest at the Vancouver Alpen Club
Vancouver Electronic Ensemble Performance – Vancouver New Music Festival
Trout Lake Farmers Market
West End Farmers Market
Kerrisdale Farmers Market
Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train
Fright Nights at Playland
Pacific Theatre Presents: The Rainmaker
Our Town

Sunday, October 12, 2014
Bowen Island AppleFest
Women’s History Month: The Remarkable Women of English Bay
Second Sunday Concert Series – Cordei at Roedde House Museum
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
Hershe Bar at the Red Room
Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train
Fright Nights at Playland


Monday, October 13, 2014
Thanksgiving
Fright Nights at Playland
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The Films of Bill Morrison
Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train
Fright Nights at Playland
Our Town

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
North Shore International Film Series: Magic in the Moonlight
A Special Occasion with Sara Bynoe
Open Mic Comedy at La Fontana
Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tours
Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train
Fright Nights at Playland
Pacific Theatre Presents: The Rainmaker
Our Town

Thursday, October 16, 2014
PechaKucha Night Surrey Vol. 1 Public Art
Contrasting Landscapes: Artists’ Reception at East Van Studios
Wil at Vancouver FanClub
Gastown Shop Hop
Fall in Love With Local
An Evening With the Paranormal Society at Historic Stewart Farm in Surrey
Fort Langley: Grave Tales
Global Dance Connections: Compagnie Gilles Jobin (Switzerland)
Vancouver Home + Design Show
Opening Reception: Rimi Yang: New Works at Winsor Gallery
Severn Cullis-Suzuki and Tanya Tagaq at The Chan Centre
Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tours
Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train
Fright Nights at Playland
Pacific Theatre Presents: The Rainmaker
Our Town

Friday, October 17, 2014
Diwali Fest Vancouver
Contrasting Landscapes: Artists’ Reception at East Van Studios
Oktoberfest at the Vancouver Alpen Club
Slide Rule to Sci-Fi Exhibit
Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini
Vancouver Aquarium Toast to the Coast
Science World’s Geodesic Ball
Kyle Bottom’s Comedy Bucket
Krav Maga Force: Weekend Seminar
Sunshine Coast Art Crawl
Bear Creek Haunted Forest Scream Train
Fort Langley: Grave Tales
Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tours
Vancouver Home + Design Show
Global Dance Connections: Compagnie Gilles Jobin (Switzerland)
Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train
Fright Nights at Playland
Pacific Theatre Presents: The Rainmaker
Our Town

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Free Movie Day at Cineplex (Select Films)
Oktoberfest at the Vancouver Alpen Club
TEDxVancouver
In Person: Veronica Roth & Tahereh Mafi at Chapters Metrotown
Search & Rescue Denim Co. Fall/Winter Release Party
Queen’s Park Pumpkin Patch in New Westminster
Pokémon Autumn Regional Championship
Home Movie Day Vancouver
Seniors Festival in New Westminster
Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini
Tri-City Women’s Heart and Soul Conference
Vancouver Aquatics Centre’s 40th Birthday Celebration
Vancouver Halloween Parade and Expo
Boban and Marko Markovic Orkestra
Trout Lake Farmers Market
West End Farmers Market
Vancouver Winter Extreme Ski & Board Swap
UBC Apple Festival
Fort Langley: Grave Tales
Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tours
Sunshine Coast Art Crawl
Krav Maga Force: Weekend Seminar
Vancouver Home + Design Show
Global Dance Connections: Compagnie Gilles Jobin (Switzerland)
Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train
Bear Creek Haunted Forest Scream Train
Fright Nights at Playland
Pacific Theatre Presents: The Rainmaker
Our Town

Sunday, October 19, 2014
Vancouver Halloween Parade and Expo
Coquitlam: Salmon Come Home
Cinema Sunday Presents My Fair Lady at The Cinematheque
SFU: Young Innovators Crawl
The Walking Dead Pinball Launch Party
RIPE 2014: Vancouver Farmers Markets’ Dinner Celebration
Port Moody Arts Family Friendly Opening Reception
Vancouver Academy of Music: VAMSO Concerto Extravaganza
Cannery Farmers Market
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Vancouver Winter Extreme Ski & Board Swap
UBC Apple Festival
Fort Langley: Grave Tales
Sunshine Coast Art Crawl
Krav Maga Force: Weekend Seminar
Vancouver Home + Design Show
Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train
Bear Creek Haunted Forest Scream Train
Fright Nights at Playland
Pacific Theatre Presents: The Rainmaker

Monday, October 20, 2014
Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train
Bear Creek Haunted Forest Scream Train
Fright Nights at Playland
Pacific Theatre Presents: The Rainmaker

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Vancouver Writers’ Festival
Alfred Hermida Book Launch
Vancouver Heritage Foundation Lecture: Maclure in Shaughnessey
Chinatown Haunted House
Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tours
Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train
Bear Creek Haunted Forest Scream Train
Fright Nights at Playland
Pacific Theatre Presents: The Rainmaker

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BC Hydro Candlelight Dinner
We Day Vancouver
BC Supports Music Education! A Concert In Honor of Senator Tommy Banks
Restaurants for Change Fundraiser
Inclusion Art Show at Heritage Hall
Fall Fundraiser: Vancouver An Ever-Changing City
Chinatown Haunted House
Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tours
Vancouver Writers’ Festival
Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train
Bear Creek Haunted Forest Scream Train
Fright Nights at Playland
Pacific Theatre Presents: The Rainmaker

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Diwali Fest Vancouver
Peninsula Community Foundation’s Vintage Affair
Strike A Chord: A Benefit For Music Heals
HOT TALKS: Leanne Prain
1st Annual Job Fair for Persons with Disabilities
Journalism: The Next 50 years
Park Spark in Coquitlam, Bulb Planting
The History of the Vancouver Police Museum, Morgue and Important Cases
Inclusion Art Show at Heritage Hall
Paris Pop-Up Shop at Highstreet in Abbotsford
Benefest for Tibet
Dear Armen: Vancouver, Unceded Territories
Discover Dance: South Asian Arts
Dances for a Small Stage
Evil Dead: The Musical
Burnaby Village Museum: Haunted Village
Chinatown Haunted House
Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tours
Vancouver Writers’ Festival
Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train
Bear Creek Haunted Forest Scream Train
Fright Nights at Playland
Pacific Theatre Presents: The Rainmaker

Friday, October 24, 2014
West Coast Women’s Show
2nd Annual Zombie Walk/Flashmob in Downtown Maple Ridge
Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini
Alicia Tobin’s Come Draw With Me
Rio Grind Film Festival
Chinatown Haunted House
Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tours
Burnaby Village Museum: Haunted Village
Vancouver Writers’ Festival
Dances for a Small Stage
Evil Dead: The Musical
Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train
Bear Creek Haunted Forest Scream Train
Fright Nights at Playland
Pacific Theatre Presents: The Rainmaker

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Thrill The World Surrey
Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Colorado
Halloween in the Forest, Surrey
Beyond the Magic: National Chemistry Week at UBC
Speed Coaching
Sea to Sky Gondola Trick-Or-Treating on the Panorama Trail
Vancouver Pride Presents: The Haunting at the Commodore
All Souls at Mountain View Cemetery
BC SPCA Richmond A Fetching Affair
Vancouver Halloween Dog Parade
Vancouver Shogi Club
BC Beer Awards
Burnaby Halloween Howler
Cloverdale Halloween Costume Parade
Haunted Farm – Stewart Farm Surrey
Historic Halloween at Britannia Shipyards in Richmond
ArtStarts: Painting Magnificent Coastal Forests with Sandi Henrich
Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini
Spook-tacular Hallowe’en Fun at Cambie Community Centre in Richmond
Burnaby Art on the Spot Zombie Attack!
Saturday Afternoon Dance Party
Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s Laneway House Tour
36th Annual Rock & Gem Show Port Moody
Stanley Park Noir
TEDx Renfrew Collingwood
Image Process: A Fundraiser for the Western Front Archive
The Chan Centre Presents: Diego El Cigala
Family Fright at the Fort: Fort Langley
Rio Grind Film Festival
West Coast Women’s Show
Chinatown Haunted House
Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tours
Burnaby Village Museum: Haunted Village
Vancouver Writers’ Festival
Dances for a Small Stage
Evil Dead: The Musical
Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train
Bear Creek Haunted Forest Scream Train
Fright Nights at Playland
Pacific Theatre Presents: The Rainmaker

Sunday, October 26, 2014
Rock ‘n’ Roll Oasis Vancouver Half Marathon
Family Fright at the Fort: Fort Langley
Tea Sparrow’s First Annual Tea-Off
Surrey Art Gallery Family Day
Rio Grind Film Festival
West Coast Women’s Show
Chinatown Haunted House
Burnaby Village Museum: Haunted Village
Vancouver Writers’ Festival
Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train
Bear Creek Haunted Forest Scream Train
Fright Nights at Playland

Monday, October 27, 2014
Women in Leadership October Social: Mentoring Mixer & Panel
Chinatown Haunted HouseStanley Park Halloween Ghost Train
Bear Creek Haunted Forest Scream Train

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Vancouver International Flamenco Festival
Halloween 80s Night
Chinatown Haunted House
Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tours
Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train
Bear Creek Haunted Forest Scream Train
Fright Nights at Playland

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
11th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Vancouver Aquarium After Hours Halloween
Hunter Gatherers by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb at Havana Theatre
Chinatown Haunted HouseHaunted Vancouver Trolley Tours
Evil Dead: The Musical
Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train
Bear Creek Haunted Forest Scream Train
Fright Nights at Playland
Pacific Theatre Presents: The Rainmaker
Vancouver International Flamenco Festival

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Superheroes Gala for Kids Up Front
A Paranormal Evening at the Cannery
Scarytales Halloween for Make-A-Wish
Hamlet at The Shop Theatre
Halloween For Hunger at The Portside – Community First Foundation
RainCheque: NeighbourMaker Design Jam! at MOV
Chinatown Haunted House
Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tours
Evil Dead: The Musical
Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train
Bear Creek Haunted Forest Scream Train
Fright Nights at Playland
Pacific Theatre Presents: The Rainmaker
11th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Hunter Gatherers by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb at Havana Theatre
Vancouver International Flamenco Festival

Friday, October 31, 2014
Trick or Treat Parade at Willowbrook
Halloween at Lonsdale Quay
Halloween SkyTrain Party
Richmond Olympic Oval Halloween Skate
Showcase From The Crypt at the Rio Theatre
Halloween at Vancouver TheatreSports
Yelloween Veuve Clicquot Presents The Annual Halloween Party
Creepy Columbia Crawl, New Westminster
Day of the Dead at Townhall in South Surrey
Halloween Street and Fireworks in Richmond
Burnaby Pirate House
The Beat Presents Barcardi Boo Ha Ha at the Commodore
Scarytales Halloween for Make-A-Wish
Hamlet at The Shop Theatre
Chinatown Haunted House
Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tours
Evil Dead: The Musical
Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train
Bear Creek Haunted Forest Scream Train
Fright Nights at Playland
Pacific Theatre Presents: The Rainmaker
11th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Hunter Gatherers by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb at Havana Theatre
Vancouver International Flamenco Festival

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2 comments

  1. Leeanne says:

    Missing the annual Vancouver Book Fair Oct 4th and 5th. http://www.vancouverbookfair.com

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