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Fun events to check out in Vancouver this weekend: Oct 7-9

Taylor Swift dance party, beer festival, pumpkin carving, and more. There's so much to do this weekend!
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There are plenty of fun events happening in and around Vancouver on Oct. 7-9, 2022. From Taylor Swift dance party and Brewhalla to Fright Nights and pumpkin carving, there's so much to do!

There's always a boundless amount of things to do around Vancouver in the fall season (and in general, really), many of which require zero money, but this weekend has much more fun to offer. 

From festivals to fashion show days to unique parties, this weekend is far from boring. This month is filled with free events too, so if you've already made plans, you can find some budget-friendly fun for another time. 

Here are some fun events happening this weekend that you won't want to miss:

Pumpkin Carving Fundraiser

This fundraiser will let you carve a Ukrainian-themed pumpkin while raising funds for humanitarian and medical aid in Ukraine. Each ticket includes family admission plus one pumpkin, tryzub stencil, and pumpkin carving supplies. 

When: Oct. 7, 6-8 p.m.

Where: 154 E 10th Ave

Cost: $20

Fright Nights 2022

The spooky amusement park is opening this weekend and will have seven haunted houses, 19 rides, roaming monsters, live performances and lots of eerie decorations.

When: October 7-31; Wed-Sat 6 p.m.-midnight; Sundays 6-11 p.m.

Where: PNE/Playland - 2901 E Hastings

Cost: $45-56

Taylor Swift Halloween Dance Party

Though a couple of weeks before Halloween, it's never too early to jam out to Taylor Swift among fellow Swifties. 

When: Oct. 8, 9 p.m.-midnight

Where: 254 E Hastings St

Cost: $5-20

Trinidad & Tobago Culture Days

This celebration of Trinidad and Tobago culture includes carnival costume making, artwork by local artists, live music, and traditional food and drink from local vendors. 

When: Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Where: Pacific Arts Market - 1448 Broadway

Cost: $128

Breville Coffee Masterclass

Learn how to make specialty coffee at home from professional baristas. The hands-on demonstration will go over grinding, extracting, milk texturing, and latte art.

When: Oct. 8, various time slots

Where: Hudson's Bay - 674 Granville St

Cost: Free

Brewhalla

This beer and music festival has lots of booze– 24 vendors, to be precise! It also takes place at the end of the month with a more spooky theme out in Surrey. Tickets can be purchased online

When: Oct. 7, 5-10 p.m.

Where: The Shipyards - 125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver

Cost: $60

Queer Reading Event

Queer authors Arleen Paré and Andrea Routley will be reading passages of their books and answering questions from the audience at this in-person reading event. 

When: Oct. 7, 6-8 p.m.

Where: Massy Arts Society - 23 E Pender St

Cost: Free