What’s Happening in October? Family-Fun Events in Metro Vancouver

What's Happening in October? Event Guide for Metro Vancouver

The month of Thanksgiving, pumpkins, cobwebs, and Halloween has arrived! The fog greets us in the morning, and darkness arrives earlier each evening. Vancouver flourishes in the Fall & Winter. There are dozens and dozens of family-friendly events waiting to entertain you and the kiddos in October!

Don’t forget to regularly check out our Ultimate Halloween Event Guide through the month of October. Events happen all month long and we are constantly adding new events to our guide.

Diwali Fest (Oct 5 – Nov 3) is an annual South asian arts & cultural festival that marks its 16th year in Vancouver. The festival showcases the best & brightest South Asian talent, through FREE (or very reasonably priced) performances across the city.

Spend an afternoon with Carousel Theatre for Young People. Rainbow Fish (Oct 5 & 6) will engage even the youngest child with his silver scales and heart of gold in this magical puppetry adaptation of Marcus Pfister’s award-winning book about a beautiful fish who learns to share his most prized possession.

The 24th annual Cranberry Festival returns to historic Fort Langley (Oct 12). The pancake breakfast starts at 8am (cash-only). The festival, which gets bigger every year, runs from 10am -4pm. Stock up on your Thanksgiving cranberries, table decorations and all-things Fall. Admission to the Fort is FREE, for everyone, in celebration of the Cranberry Festival.

Want to give your Halloween costume a trial run? The Halloween Parade happens in Vancouver on Oct 13th and everyone is encouraged to dress up.

Woot woot! The annual Mt Cheam Train Show pulls into Chilliwack’s Heritage Park Oct 19 & 20. Enjoy interactive displays, outstanding models, and loads of vendors.

The Apple Festival is a great opportunity to not only discover more about this delicious fruit, but have a whole lot of fun doing it!  Admission is $5 each (children 12 and under are FREE).  Be sure to bring cash as there is an additional $5 fee to try the delights in the Tasting Tent; there will also be vendors on site. The kid zone is terrific! (Oct 19 & 20)

Feeling brave? Check out the Flashlight Mysteries, presented by Metro Vancouver, at Delta’s Deas Island Regional Park, on Oct 19. It’s free to attend, you just need to bring your own flashlight.

FlyOver Canada is celebrating the fun of Halloween by adding some spine-tingling entertainment to its popular, must-see attraction (Oct 24 – Nov 3). Broomelda the Witch invites guests to venture through the Haunted Hallway and onto a thrilling ride across Canada.

Things are getting spooky at Surrey’s Historic Stewart Farm (Oct 26). A shadowy barn, creaky floorboards, rustling trees – visit the haunted farm if you dare! This safe and fun family drop-in shares old-time All Hallow’s Eve traditions, crafts and spooky treats. Light-hearted friendly “ghosts’ just might be rattling doorknobs and making special appearances! Admission is FREE.

Don’t forget if you are looking for the perfect pumpkin or a truly puzzling corn maze, we’ve got the Ultimate Guide to all your Fall Farm Fun! You also can’t miss reading our truly massive list of Halloween events happening all over Metro Vancouver.

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