September Labour Day Long Weekend 2023 - Panda Pod

🎉 Fun Things to do in Vancouver this Weekend: September 2023

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Hey Panda Pod Explorers! 

The Labour Day Long Weekend in Vancouver is packed with activities for everyone. From outdoor adventures to city-wide events, it’s the perfect time to explore what the city has to offer. Whether you’re looking for relaxation or excitement, Vancouver has got you covered this long weekend.

We will list all the festivals, concerts, live music, arts, theatre, and sports events. Whether you’re a local or a guest at Panda Pod Hotel, this weekend will be a lot of fun! Check out the weekend events below.

DJ GAMMER in Vancouver

Get ready to dance the night away with DJ Gammer, one of the leading figures in the UK electronic music scene. Enjoy a night of electrifying beats and high-energy performance this long weekend at the Harbour Event Centre.

Dates: September 2, 2023

Location: Harbour Event & Convention Centre

Admission: $37.35

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Celebrate Taiwan at TAIWANFEST Vancouver! This festival offers a rich tapestry of food, culture, music, and traditional arts. From art, mouth-watering street food and performances by Dungi Sapor & Which Nancy – it’s a cultural extravaganza for everyone.

Dates: Sept 2 – 4, 2023

Location: Various Locations in Downtown Vancouver

Admission: Free

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Ed Sheeran – The Mathematics Tour

Ed Sheeran is back and he’s bringing his “Mathematics Tour” to Vancouver! Known for hits Thinking Out Loud, Perfect, and Shape of You – this is a concert you won’t want to miss. With special guests DJ Khalid and Maisie Peters. Grab your tickets and prepare for an evening with Ed Sheeran.

Dates: September 2, 2023

Location: BC Place

Admission: Visit website

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Vancouver Polish Festival

Celebrate Polish culture at its finest at the Vancouver Polish Festival! Taking place at the Shipyards, North Vancouver, this festival offers a delightful mix of traditional Polish food, music, and dance.

Don’t miss the chance to indulge in pierogi, enjoy folk performances, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Poland.

Dates: September 3, 2023

Location: Vancouver Polish Festival

Admission: Visit website

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Abbotsford Summer Flower Festival

The Abbotsford Summer Flower Festival is a floral paradise. Wander through fields of vibrant blooms, perfect for photo ops and family outings. Don’t forget to pick up a bouquet of fresh flowers to commemorate your visit!

Dates: September 2 – 4, 2023

Location: 3663 Marion Rd, Abbotsford, BC, V3G2J6

Admission: $10

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Vancouver Fringe Festival


Celebrate the weekend with a “Fringe” at the Vancouver Fringe Festival. The biggest theatre festival is BACK and taking over Granville Island. It’s a fantastic way to dive into the world of theatre and discover something new


Dates: September 7 – 17, 2023

Find out more about the Fringe Festival here.


Light Up Chinatown! Festival


Get ready to be dazzled at the Light Up Chinatown! Festival. This one-day event transforms Vancouver’s historic Chinatown into a radiant spectacle of lights, colors, and cultural performances. Don’t miss the chance to explore the vibrant stalls and indulge in some delicious Chinese cuisine.

Dates: September 9 – 11, 2023

Find out more about the the Festival here.


Ain’t Too Proud Broadway Musical


Experience Broadway-level entertainment right in Vancouver with Ain’t Too Proud! A Broadway musical sensation featuring iconic hits and a story that delves into the heart of American R&B. It’s not just a musical; it’s a journey through a pivotal era of American music history, making it a culturally enriching experience for visitors.

Dates: September 16, 2023

Find out more here.


Vancouver Gift Expo 2023


The Vancouver Gift Expo this weekend. Discover unique gifts, artisan crafts, and and explore the creativity and craftsmanship that locals has to offer. For tourists, it’s a perfect place to pick up one-of-a-kind souvenirs that are far from the usual touristy trinkets. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or looking for special gifts to take home, the Vancouver Gift Expo offers a shopping experience that’s as unique as the city itself.

Dates: September 17 – 19, 2023

Find out more here.


Bard on the Beach

Experience the magic of Shakespeare with Bard on the Beach. Set against the stunning backdrop of the ocean and mountains, this outdoor theatre offers classic plays with a twist. Learn more about this event here!

Dates: June 8 – September 30, 2023

Location: Vanier Park – 1695 Whyte Ave, Vancouver, BC

Admission: Visit Website

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PNE Summer Night Concert

The PNE Summer Night Concert series continues to rock the Labour Day weekend. With a lineup featuring a variety of artists across genres, there’s something for every music lover. Enjoy the open-air venue and the unique fair atmosphere.

Dates: August 19 – September 4 2023

Location: PNE @ 2901 E Hastings St, Vancouver

Admission: Visit website

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Jason Derulo

Get ready to party at the PNE with R&B Star Jason Derulo! Enjoy the night with his dynamic stage presence and high-energy experience. Get ready to dance and sing along with his hits.

Dates: Sep 1, 2023

Location: PNE @ 2901 E Hastings St, Vancouver

Admission: Visit website

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Nikkei Matsuri Japanese Festival in Burnaby

Immerse yourself in Japanese culture at the Nikkei Matsuri Festival in Burnaby. The festival features traditional tea ceremonies, modern J-pop performances, and a comprehensive look at Japanese heritage. Don’t miss all delicious Japanese food stalls!

Dates: September 1 – 3, 2023

Location: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

Admission: Visit website

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Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies

Windborne’s “Call of the Canadian Rockies” is a musical tribute to the majestic landscapes of Canada. Combining classical and contemporary music, this ride aims to capture the essence of the Rocky mountains. It’s a soul-stirring experience for nature and music lovers alike live at the Canada place.

Dates: July 14 – September 4, 2024

Location: 201 – 999 Canada Place

Admission: Visit Website

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And there you have it—a weekend so packed with events! So, put on your party hat, grab your tickets, and make it a memorable weekend. If you need a place to stay, feel free to book a pod with us! 🐼

Have a great weekend! 🎉

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