Kitsilano fall fun: All the events you need to know about


Sure, we all know about autumn standouts including Thanksgiving (Monday, Oct. 8), Halloween (Wednesday, Oct. 31) and turning the clocks back (Sunday, Nov. 4).

Here are some more exhibitions, harvest fests, dinners and parties to help you relish seasonal change. Have an event to add? Send us an email, or help out by commenting below.

Fall events you need to know about

1) Object(ing): The Art/Design of Tobias Wong at Museum of Vancouver, from Sept. 20
The MOV presents the first time solo exhibition of internationally acclaimed Vancouver-born artist Tobias Wong. Wong is cheeky, playful, witty, and clever. His work defies categorization engaging with a range of art processes from installations, performances, and furniture making to product and fashion design. Entry is $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, $8 for youth (5-17) and $35 for familes.

2) Craft Beer Month, Oct. 1-31
What started as a niche market has proven so popular that there’s a whole month devoted to specially-brewed suds. Look out for keg tapping events and meet-the-brewer evenings in Kits throughout October. Find the full schedule at

3) Kits House October Community Potluck- Thanksgiving/Harvest Time, Oct. 5, 6-8pm
Make neighbourhood friends by bringing a vegetarian dish to share to St. Marks Church (1805 Larch Street at 2nd),

4) Kitsilano Farmers’ Market, through Oct. 21
Meet your maker at Kitsilano’s beloved Farmers’ Market, which remains open until Sunday, October 21, at Larch and 10th Street. Entry is free.

5) Apple Festival at UBC Botanical Gardens, Oct. 13-14, 11am-4pm
Every year, around 44,000 lbs (20,000 kilos) of apples are sold to thousands of hungry attendees.  Other draws: a  naming ceremony for Canada’s newest apple variety, an apple tasting tent with pie and cider, children’s entertainment, gardening demonstrations, the chance to purchase your own apple tree. Entry is $4, cash only with kids 12 and under free. The tasting tent is another $5.

6) UBC Farm Harvest Festival, Oct. 20, 9am-1pm
It’s the last UBC Farm Market and a celebration. Stock up on hearty root vegetables for cold-weather stews. Compete in a pumpkin carving competition. Send the kids on a spooky farm tour. Enjoy live music. Entry TBD.

7) Edible Canada Whisky Dinner, Oct. 27
Whisky expert Andrew Starritt of Cask Strength partners with EC president and Chef Eric Pateman for a night of spirited culinary magic. Rare single malt whiskies are paired with rich dishes to enhance the complex flavors of the spirits. Good for whisky lovers and learners. Tix are $125 per person.

8) Kitsilano Community Centre Howl Spook Fest, Oct. 27
Every year, this event sells out. So book ahead. Upgrade trick-or-treating into a proper party at the Kitsilano Community Centre’s annual Halloween bash. Families don costumes, turning out in droves to decorate cookies, dance, play, craft and spook their neighbours. Entry is $6 per person.

Photo credit: Flickr user RichardBowen

Last modified: October 9, 2012

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