The Most Awesome Events to See Labour Day Long Weekend

The most awesome things to do in Vancouver, Sep 1-4 2017


Slam Dunk playing Victory Square Block Party in 2013. Photo by Rebecca Blissett

Staying in Vancouver for the long weekend? Great! We’ve got four days and nights packed with awesome events to see!

One that there’s no way we’d miss is Victory Square Block Party on Sunday. It’s packed with awesome local bands like Needles//Pins, Dumb, Passive, and Laydy Jams, it’s outdoors, all ages, and free!

Here are the 11 best events happening this Labour Day long weekend, as picked by our city’s #knowfun Selectors at Do604:

Honne at CommodoreFri Sep 1
UK dance music duo who are lighting up clubs all over the world are sure to put the Commodore’s bouncy floors to the max!

Summer End Haze Daze Party at The FoxFri Sep 1
How can you say no to a night with three fantastic local rock bands getting all hazy while we enjoy this totally not end of summer weather?

Guns n’ Roses at BC Place Fri Sep 1
Only $35 for the nosebleeds, and our friends who’ve seen GnR on this tour say the show is surprisingly incredible.

Spoon with White Reaper at Malkin Bowl Sat Sep 2
Such a wicked double header of indie rock perfection, outdoors in the summertime? No brainer!

Tavis E. Triance & The Natural Way at BiltmoreSat Sep 2
Love thoughtful lyrics with trippy instrumentation? Your favourite new band is Tavis E. Triance & The Natural Way! Check them out at their album release party!

August Alsina at CommodoreSat Sep 2
From New Orleans, this new king of R&B/hip hop crossover has totally blown up since 2014 and is now at the top of his game.

Safe & Sound Music Fest at Westminster Pier Park, New Westminster Sun Sep 3
One of the Lower Mainland’s newest music fests is shooting big with a fresh location and a stacked lineup. Definitely worth hopping on the skytrain for.

Victory Square Block PartySun Sep 3
One of our favourite annual music events, this is where you get to see – for free! – the coolest emerging bands, as picked by CiTR and Discorder, play live.

iHeartRadio at PNE AmphitheatreSun & Mon
Well, this seemed to come out of nowhere. Lorde, The Strumbellas, Serena Ryder, even Blondie! are playing East Van this weekend. Get in!

Haim at Malkin BowlMon Sep 4
Everyone’s favourite indie sisters are sure to wow the crowd with their charisma and irresistible tunes.

Radiohead: Meeting People Is Easy at The RioMon Sep 4
A totally sarcastic title. Follow Radiohead in their heyday as they struggle with becoming the world’s biggest band.

Have an awesome long weekend checking out these shows! You can always head to our Vancouver Events calendar, powered by Do604, for a full list of our recommended things to see and do in Vancouver.