Ready for the May Long Weekend? Well if the promises of sun and warm weather are true, this long weekend in Vancouver is going to be amazing!  If you’re staying in the city, you are definitely not spoiled for events. We’ve got night markets, craft markets, beer markets, and everything in between. Take a look at some of the excellent events happening below.

friday in vancouver

  • North Vancouver Shipyards Market – Live music, a beer garden, food, art, music… Dogs are allowed and you can buy things like jewelry, clothing, baking, organic meats, and much more.
  • Eastside Flea Shop N-Bop – Select vendors, a DJ, artisan showrooms, pinball & pool, and seasonal drink specials! 6-10pm
  • Illumination Night Market – A night market in Richmond with lots of food, things to buy, and the first and largest ever summer lighting show in Vancouver.
  • Richmond Night Market – The biggest night market in Richmond with hundreds of food and merchandise booths, giant dinosaurs, and lots more surprises.
  • Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair – A little bit of country just outside the city! Four days of rodeo and country fun with BBQs, horseback riding, and more family fun.
  • Twin Peaks Cabaret – Live music, costumes, performance, coffee, and pie. An evening of tribute to David Lynch’s iconic TV series.

saturday in vancouver

  • Eastside Flea Market – 50+ local vendors, 5 artisan showrooms, food trucks, an outdoor courtyard, music, pinball, and many more surprises. 11am – 5pm.
  • Vancouver Comic Arts Festival – A two-day celebration of comics and graphic novels and their creators, including an exhibition and vendor fair featuring hundreds of creators from around the world.
  • Fort Langley Beer and Food Festival – The first-annual festival is bringing together 18 of the best craft breweries from the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley, as well as local food and wine vendors and entertainment.
  • Trout Lake Farmers Market – Sample artisan breads & preserves, stock up on free-range and organic eggs & meats, get the freshest, hard-to-find heirloom vegetables and taste the first Okanagan cherries and peaches of the season.
  • THE SHOW at Emily Carr – Featuring more than 300 works from this year’s Design, Media and Visual Arts graduates, The Show at Emily Carr University highlights student creativity and innovation. Ongoing until May 21
  • VidLaser Radiohead / Dark Side of the Moon – A weekly laser show featuring the highlights and constellations over Vancouver’s night sky with the soundtrack of your favourite songs from RadioHead and Pink Floyd
  • Kitsilano Pool opens for the season – Along with other outdoor pools in Vancouver, outdoor swimming season is officially upon us!
  • VHS / VAL Pop Up Market – There will be a wide range of vendors with products such as skincare, art, jewelry, pottery, candles, clothing, blankets, vinyl, a tarot booth, live painting and more!
  • Illumination Night Market – A night market in Richmond with lots of food, things to buy, and the first and largest ever summer lighting show in Vancouver.
  • Richmond Night Market – The biggest night market in Richmond with hundreds of food and merchandise booths, giant dinosaurs, and lots more surprises.
  • Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair – A little bit of country just outside the city! Four days of rodeo and country fun with BBQs, horseback riding, and more family fun.
  • Affordable Concert Series at the Rio – $20 gets you 4 bands, all of which offer up the best they have, just to make your night as awesome as possible!

  • Vancouver Comic Arts Festival – A two-day celebration of comics and graphic novels and their creators, including an exhibition and vendor fair featuring hundreds of creators from around the world.
  • Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair – A little bit of country just outside the city! Four days of rodeo and country fun with BBQs, horseback riding, and more family fun.
  • Love Shack: Live Band and Burlesque Tribute to the B52s – Beehives, miniskirts and shagadelic, swingin’ fun with your favorite B-52’s hits live onstage at The Biltmore accompanying the wild antics of a bevvy of fun-lovin’ burlesque beauties.
  • Illumination Night Market – A night market in Richmond with lots of food, things to buy, and the first and largest ever summer lighting show in Vancouver.
  • Richmond Night Market – The biggest night market in Richmond with hundreds of food and merchandise booths, giant dinosaurs, and lots more surprises.
  • Streetfight – Hot Hot Hot Sunday Night Improv – It’s the hottest improv show around, where two teams of seasoned improvisers battle it out for your love and your laughs with hilarious short form improv games!

Monday (Victoria Day Holiday)

  • Illumination Night Market – A night market in Richmond with lots of food, things to buy, and the first and largest ever summer lighting show in Vancouver.
  • Richmond Night Market – The biggest night market in Richmond with hundreds of food and merchandise booths, giant dinosaurs, and lots more surprises.
  • Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair – A little bit of country just outside the city! Four days of rodeo and country fun with BBQs, horseback riding, and more family fun.
  • Stacked Comedy at Yagger’s – A Stand Up Comedy showcase in the heart of Kitsilano featuring some of the best Comedians working in Vancouver as well touring headliners from across the US and Canada.
  1. While i might have been stuck away working this weekend i can vouch for the illumination night market! it’s something else! The fort langley beer festival sounds like something I should plan to see (and taste) next year!

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