Vancouver Events Roundup – Oct 12th edition

Lots of events happening around town! I am psyched to take my guy to the Apple Festival on Saturday (see info below). But there is lots happening. Here is my selected round-up of things to do for a modern mama and kids over the next few weeks:

National Costume Swap Day – Saturday, October 13th.

Green your Halloween and save some money by participating in National Costume Swap day! The swaps in Vancouver are being hosted at 4Cats Art Studios on Commercial Drive (on the 14th, not the 13th), Yaletown, and Kitsilano. Get details here. You can start bringing in your costumes right now!

One of a Few/Two of a Few/Misch Warehouse Sale, Saturday, October 13th, 10am-5pm.

These Gastown and South Granville boutiques carry some of the most beautiful clothes in the city for us ladies. Beautiful, not cheap…so a warehouse sale is a great chance to pick-up some deals! Happening this Saturday, 2033 W. 41st Ave in Kerrisdale.



The TELUS World of Science is FREE this weekend on Saturday October 13 and Sunday October 14th. At $23.50 for adults and $16.75 admission for kids, you’ll be saving some $$ by going this weekend. Visitors will get to interact with a Canadian Space Agency astronaut; explore Science World’s new spaces, take a virtual tour of the ATLAS control room at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider; and more!

The Great Big Boo! is a safe, not scary Halloween event that combines a theatrical musical show with trick-or-treating. Written for kids 2-12, this is an energetic show for the family. The entire event is 1 hour and 40 minutes – 50 minute show, intermission, and 30 minutes of trick-or-treating. Five performances at the PNE Oct 20 & 21. Tickets are $19.50 & available here.

And of course, don’t forget our two Modern Mama Events coming up too – Our skincare & pampering event at Kiehl’s happens this Sunday, October 14th, 9:30am-11:30am. Plus, our Essential Series on introducing solids and the baby led weaning approach is on Tuesday, October 16th, 10:00am-noon. Get details here.

 Previously mentioned events upcoming and ongoing:

The UBC Apple Festival  – October 13-14 11am-4pm. UBC Botanical Garden
There will be over 60 varieties of apples to try, and a children’s area featuring activity stations ranging from crafts, to face painting, games and story telling. $4 admission, free for kids 12 and under. Include access to the botanical garden.

Lullaby League Babysitter Mixer – October 16, 7pm, Pebble Baby Boutique
Join the next Lullaby League mixer to interview sitters in one short hour. $50. DETAILS.

The Salon of Self Care – October 18, 6-9pm, Dailey Method Studio, 3584 W. 41st Ave.
InspireHealth and The Dailey Method are excited to present The Salon of Self Care, $30.

Little Spooks and Friendly GhostsVandusen Botanical Garden, Sunday Oct 28, 5-7 p.m. Tickets now available for Vandusen Garden’s Family Halloween Event! Ideal for children ages 8 year and younger.

Southlands Farm Pumpkin Patch- until Halloween
During the month of October, at Southlands Farm, 6767 Balaclava Street at W. 51st Ave.
Explore a magical farming oasis in the city. Open every day in October, 9am-6pm. More info.

The Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train  runs nightly from October 5 – 31. Sun. to Thurs. 6PM to 10PM, Fridays and Saturdays 6PM to 11PM, and matinees every Wednesday 11AM to 3PM. Live music on Friday & Saturdays too.

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