An extended streak of hot weather is about to hit Vancouver just in time for the May Long Weekend. Check out our full weekend guide for everything happening around the city.
Cold drinks | 7-Eleven BYOC Day
7-Eleven Canada has announced that Slurpee Bring Your Own Cup Day will return this year for another full day of celebration for the first time. It returns for a second time on Friday, May 19th, 2017, just in time for the May long weekend. Containers must be within 26cm in diameter, watertight, clean and hygienic. As well, there is a limit of one container per person per day and no refills.
Deals | SL Designer Fashion Sale
Visit SL at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet from Friday, May 19th, 2017 – Sunday, May 28th for a designer sale of luxurious European fashion brands and products including beauty, literature, and home accessories.
Laughs | Comedy On Wheels 2017
Award-winning theatre company Realwheels presents Comedy on Wheels: Celebrating Canada’s Birthday with Belly Laughs! This year’s show runs from Thursday, May 18th, 2017 – Saturday, May 20th at Performance Arts on Granville Island.
Middle Eastern fashion | Surrey Pre-Eid Mela 2017
The Surrey Pre-Eid Mela returns for another exciting year on Friday, May 19th, 2017. It takes place at Punjab Banquet Hall from 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. The event will have stalls set up with clothes, jewelry and many more things.
Outdoor fun | Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair 2017
This year marks the 71st annual Cloverdale Rodeo and the 129th annual Country Fair. With Canada celebrating its 150th year, visitors can expect British Columbia’s most beloved annual tradition to be an action-packed weekend of family fun. Visitors can look forward to more competitions, more live entertainment, and more food for all ages. It runs from Friday, May 19th, 2017 – Monday, May 22nd, 2017.
Bargains | Eastside Flea Spring Markets
Good times are returning with bi-weekly Eastside Flea Spring Markets in the Ellis Building. Over 50 local vendors, food trucks, artisan showrooms, seasonal drink specials, pinball, and a deejay will all be rocking the weekend. On Friday, the market is open from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Furthermore, on Saturday and Sunday it will be open from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission is $3.
Outdoor shopping | Night Markets
Comic books | VanCAF 2017 – The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival
The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival is back for two days of comic book fun on Saturday, May 20th, 2017. It will take place at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. VanCAF is a two-day celebration of comics and graphic novels and their creators. it includes an exhibition and vendor fair featuring hundreds of creators from around the world. Admission is free.
Collectors | All British Car Show VanDusen Garden
This Saturday, May 20th, VanDusen welcomes 500 vintage and classic cars in this celebration of the British Car. Food trucks and vendors will be on site for this family-friendly event. It runs from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $34.
Craft beer | Fort Langley Beer + Food Festival 2017
Enjoy some of BC’s best food and beer at Fort Langley National Historic Site this Saturday. Matching the fort’s pioneering history with the pioneering spirit of local craft brewers, a new beer festival is set to take place. The event runs from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission is $30.
Concert | Sam Outlaw
SoCal country singer-songwriter Sam Outlaw comes to the Biltmore Cabaret this Saturday. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $12.50
Sports | Vancouver Whitecaps
The Vancouver Whitecaps take on Sporting Kansas City in Major League Soccer action this Saturday night.
Food affair | Gastown Chicken Fight 2017
On Sunday, May 21st, 2017, The Lamplighter Pub is inviting wing lovers to be part of the sixth annual Gastown Chicken Fight. The event brings together the restaurants and bars of the neighbourhood together in competition to see who can make the best wings around.
Documentary | I Am Heath Ledger
Vancouver-based directors Derik Murray and Adrian Buitenhuis’s documentary examines the short life and career of the Australian actor. The documentary begins at 5:15 at the Rio Theatre. The directors will be in attendance at the screening. Tickets are $12.