This week has been so crazy. All the back-to-school madness reached a fever pitch this week and we still can't believe it's September. If you're looking forward to the weekend, then you can rest easy because we've already done the planning for you. We're always on top of things to do this weekend in Vancouver and we'd never let you down.

The first weekend of September is full of incredible food events and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. If you love to laugh, eat and be absolutely amazed then you're going to love what Vancouver has in-store for you. Plus, if you're looking for a special date idea this September then you can't go wrong with one of these perfect weekend plans. 

These events are high-energy, colourful and totally fun. They're just what we need to jumpstart us after a draining week. It's still warm and dry here in Vancouver and you should definitely take advantage and get out there. You'll have plenty of time to curl up at home in your fuzzy socks later. It's going to be fall before you know it so go ahead and enjoy the last of the sunshine while you can.

Here are 6 epic things to do in Vancouver this weekend:

Back to School TheatreSports Improv

Price: Tickets from $10.75 for students, regular tickets $15.75

When: Friday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 PM and Saturday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 PM see website for more showtimes

Address: 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver

Why You Need To Go: Have a drink on the secret seaside patio and then grab your seat at this amazing theatre on Granville Island. This improv show is all about back to school and it's going to be so relatable and hilarious you won't want to miss it.

Vancouver Fringe Festival

Price: Membership is $7, ticket prices vary

When: Thursday, Sept. 5 to Sunday, Sept. 15

Address: Various locations in Vancouver

Why You Need To Go: From the wacky, weird and hilarious to the thought-provoking and mind-bending, shows at the Vancouver Fringe Festival are always a riot. See their full program and pick out a show this weekend, we love the hilarious Fake Ghost Tours.

In-N-Out Burger Pop-Up

Price: Free admission

When: Saturday, Sept. 7 starting at 8 a.m.

Address: Langley Good Times Cruise-In On Fraser Highway from 264th St. to 272nd St, Langley

Why You Need To Go: This is annual burger pop-up is worth checking out this weekend so you can get a taste of the California classic In-N-Out burger. Yum.

The Magical Brunch

Price: $75 to 80

When: Saturday, Sept. 7, 1 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 8, 12 p.m.

Address: The Fairmont Vancouver, 900 W Georgia St, Vancouver

Why You Need To Go: There's brunch and then there's magical brunch. This Disney-inspired brunch and party is the place to live out your childhood Disney fantasies IRL with a mimosa in hand.

Bike the Night

Price: $20

When: Saturday, Sept. 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Address: Sunset Beach Park, 1204 Beach Ave, Vancouver

Why You Need To Go: Join in this colourful bike rave for one last magical summer bike ride at night.

Façade Festival

Price: Free!

When: Sunday, Sept. 8 to Saturday, Sept. 14 from 7:30 p.m. to midnight each night.

Address: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square (Georgia Street side of the Vancouver Art Gallery), 750 Hornby St., Vancouver

Why You Need To Go: The Vancouver Art Gallery will be magically lit up with incredible displays of art. This is perfect for checking out if you're downtown on the weekend and it's absolutely breathtaking.

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