Top Events In Metro Vancouver For May Long Weekend


If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, look no further. Here’s a list of some of the top things happening this weekend across the lower mainland.

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Concert | Hedley

Reigning from Abbotsford, Juno Award winning group Hedley will perform Friday night at Rogers Arena in support of their latest album, Hello. Special guests include Carly Rae Jepson and Francesco Yates.


Culture | Check Out A Night Market

A few of metro Vancouver’s top night markets are now open ahead of the summer, with each offering countless goods, treats, and culture.


Events | Cloverdale Rodeo

Yeehaw! Back for its 70th year, the Cloverdale Rodeo is sure to be the big ticket event in the lower mainland this weekend. The event will hosts its classic events including Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding, Bull Riding and Ladies Barrel Racing.


Support Local | Farmers Markets

Looking for some  fruits and vegetables to stock your fridge? Why not support local farmers. Farmers’ markets are well known for a fresh and diverse stock week in and week out. Find the nearest Farmers Market to you.

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Be a Kid Again | Playland

Sometimes the best way to get a 360 view of the city is to ride the Atmosfear. If you’re afraid of heights, you can still get a fair dose of fun by riding one of Playland’s other 29 rides or sinking your teeth into mini donuts, mmm donut..


Celebrate Art | Vancouver Comic Arts Festival

Over 250 artists, writers, and publishers from the comic industry will unite to display their work and host panels related to art creation. The event runs Saturday through Sunday and is free to attend.


Take A Peek | All Access Tour Of BC Place

B.C. Place has recently undergone a series of changes and is inviting the public for an ‘All Access Experience’ all weekend. Ticket prices are $20 for adults.


Travel North | Whistler Go Fest

Whistler is celebrating May with their annual Whistler Go Festival, a four day event that features everything from concerts to yoga, and street entertainment to bear sculpting. If you’re a biker, you’ll be happy to know the Whistler Mountain bike park also opens this weekend.


Take A Dip | Vancouver Outdoor Pools Open This Weekend

Majority of Vancouver’s outdoor pools will open gates this weekend including the beloved Kitsilano Pool. While the weather doesn’t call for too much sun, you know where to be if the forecast is wrong (it usually is).


More ideas: take advantage of Bellis Fair Mall accepting the loonie at par, challenge your friends to an elevated hike, or go for an epic bike ride.

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