Vancouver received a rude awakening from its summertime slumber with a ton of rain this week. It's time to wake up and realize how few days of summer you have left to get out there. If you're left scrambling looking for things to do in Vancouver this weekend then we've got you covered. From the top food and drink events in the city to the concerts where all the cool kids will be, here's what you need to know.
Whether you want to stay downtown this weekend and catch an indie concert or you feel like going on a quick road trip to for an epic beer festival, there's something going on this weekend that you won't want to miss. Plus, it could be your last weekend to check out a summer festival so if there's anything left on your bucket list from the summer it's time make sure everything's checked off.
Looks like it could be a sprinkly weekend out there, too, so pack your umbrella with you before heading out to have fun this weekend. We complain about the weather a lot, but it doesn't stop us from having fun. Here are seven things to do in Vancouver that you have to try this weekend:
Westward Music Festival
Price: Various ticket prices
When: Thursday, Sept. 12 until Sunday, Sept. 15
Address: Various locations around Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: Venues across Vancouver will erupt with music this weekend so check out the amazing line-up and grab your wristbands for the festival.
Mid-Autumn Moon Festival: Tea & The Moon
Price: Admission by donation
When: Friday, Sept. 13 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Address: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 578 Carrall St, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: Under a dazzling full harvest moon, head to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen gardens and experience the magic of mid-autumn festival celebrations including tea tasting and mooncake making.
Whistler Village Beer Festival
When: Main Event from Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15
Address: Whistler Olympic Plaza, 4365 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
Why You Need To Go: Catch the main event at the Whistler Beer Festival and sample brews up in the fresh mountain air.
Cheese and Meat Festival
Price: Food seminars from $40, Super Pass tickets $150
When: Saturday, Sept. 14
Address: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: This festival is foodie heaven and your chance to join in tastings, classes and samplings of delicious offerings.
Price Is Right Live
Price: Tickets from $50.25
When: Various shows from Thursday, Sept. 12 to Sunday, Sept. 15
Address: Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, 2080 United Blvd, Coquitlam
Why You Need To Go: Come on down! You're the next contestant on the Price is Right. If you used to watch this show growing up, then this is your chance to live it IRL.
Richmond Sunflower Festival
Price: $15.75 per person
When: Now until Sunday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Address: 12900 Steveston Hwy, Richmond
Why You Need To Go: If there's any sign that summer is over, it's this — the sunflower festival is ending and this is the last weekend. Now's the chance to see it for yourself if you didn't get a chance to take photos in the sunny yellow fields yet.
School of Magic High Tea
Price: From $65
When: Starting on Sunday, Sept. 15
Address: 1161 W Georgia St, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: Looking to treat yourself this weekend? You can do no better than this Harry Potter-inspired high tea set.