Notable Now Vancouver: September 6, 2013

Fiesta Mexico Independencia (September 7, Vancouver Convention Centre)
Stop by and celebrate this annual festival in honour of The Day of Independence (or El Grito de Dolores). This free event comes packed with plenty of reasons to unleash your best salsa steps with cultural and musical performances igniting the party. Enjoy traditional Mexican cuisine, explore cultural pavilions and stop by the obligatory beer garden for a cerveza. For details, click here.

Now Open: Don’t Argue Pizzeria (3240 Main Street)
South Main Street has recently seen the addition of this authentic Neapolitan pizzeria and it’s garnered quite a fan base already. Minimalist yet elegant interior design leaves plenty of room for the over-the-top flavour they’ve packed into a menu of offerings. Bite into a Margarita as you groove to tunes provided courtesy of a classic jukebox and sip on locally sourced craft beer and wine.

The Fringe Festival (September 5 to 15)
Back for another bound-to-be record-breaking year, The Fringe Fest is officially upon us featuring more than 600 performances by 89 artists on 25 different stages around the city (even an apartment). You can grab tickets to select shows or make your way down to Granville Island and partake in the site-specific theatre unique to the festival. Learn more about Fringe and score tickets here

Luxury Supercar Weekend (September 6 to 8, Van Dusen Botanical Gardens)
For the fourth time in Canada, this lifestyle weekend is the Nation’s multi-day outdoor showing of luxury and supercar, and definitely one that auto enthusiasts ought to flock to. This unique show brings the world of luxury automobile design to centre stage alongside other noteworthy perks. Attendees can check out fashion shows, live entertainment and enjoy the scene at one of Vancouver’s top-notch garden parties complete with cocktails and a touch of whimsy. Find more information and buy tickets here

The Coho Festival (September 8, Ambleside Park, West Vancouver)
Check out this free event that takes place on the sunny shores of Ambleside Park and features live entertainment, interactive learning, activities and fantastic food. Join thousands of other attendees for this popular annual event and be sure to get their early to enjoy the famous salmon BBQ. If you’re up for it, partake in the 1.5-km fundraiser open-water swim. Learn more here

Portobello West Fall Market (September 7 and 8 at Olympic Village)
Get stocked for the season and drop by this weekend’s Portobello West to grab the latest goods from local artists and vendors. Take in plenty of live music while sampling your way around food trucks to keep the appetite at bay. Be on the lookout for Cowl and Company, works courtesy of artist Jane Dickson, and place your bid at the silent auction to benefit Dress for Success. More details here

Photo courtesy Luxury Supercar Weekend