Temperatures continue to rise across the region and the Vancouver events just keep on coming along. From a music festival to a block party, here are 2 Metro Vancouver events to check out this weekend.
Vancouver Events This Weekend
Friday, June 14
About: Alongside their celebrity host, randomly selected contestants play everyone’s favourite games like Plinko, Cliffhangers, The Big Wheel and even the fabulous Showcase. Not to mention, lucky audience members can even win prizes right from their seat!
Cost: Starting at $39.50
About: There will be mouthwatering Greek food, folk dancing representing various regions of Greece, and performances from around the world!
About: With endless rows of things to eat and see, the Richmond Night Market will be bustling with over 100 different food vendors to choose from, merchandise and games.
Cost: Free – $.75
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
About: Guest curated by Haida Curator Kwiaahwah Jones in collaboration with Viviane Gosselin, Co-curator and Director of Collections & Exhibitions at MOV, this exhibition features an unparalleled collection of Haida art boasting more than 450 works created as early as 1890.
Cost: $9 – $19
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
About: Visitors will find fresh food, locally made products, musicians, art and entertainment every Friday night. The festivities in the Square kick off at 5:00 p.m. on Friday nights. In addition, there is live music until 10:00 p.m. on the Shipbuilders’ Stage, showcasing talent from all over BC.
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
About: Vancouver Beer Bike Tour, hosted by Canadian Craft Tours, is an exciting way to travel between some of North Vancouver’s most popular breweries.
About: Created by the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) in Chicago, A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature, is “an interactive and immersive exhibition that exposes and explains the mathematical patterns that abound in the natural world”.
Cost: Free – $25
Time: 10:00 a.m.
About: Festival events will take place at various venues from Wednesday, June 12th – Sunday, June 16th, 2019. Highlights this year include a block party, Bhangra street battle tournament, art party, womxn’s showcase, and panel event.
About: Burnaby Village Museum has created a 1920s village for you to explore. Costumed townsfolk welcome visitors and give demonstrations in the homes, shops and businesses.
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
About: Vancouver’s amusement park, Playland, opened for the season on Saturday, May 4th, 2019. Well-known rides such as The Beast, Hellevator, and the Wooden Roller Coaster will once again be ready to make you scream.
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
About: Performers take the classic characters one step further in a rapid-fire, irreverent mix of burlesque, dark comedy, and much more.
Cost: $25 – $30
Time: 8:00 p.m.
About: The market features a blend of Italian specialties, and local arts and crafts. This year, their summer market will happen only once on June 14th, during Italian Heritage Month.
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
About: This musical is about an imaginative hit book that spans across generations. The Arts Club Theatre Company presents: Matilda The Musical.
Cost: Starting at $39
About: Audiences can relive the magic of Harry’s sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, set to the music of a live symphony orchestra.
Cost: Starting at $26
Time: 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
About: Born in Johannesburg, Noah began his career as a comedian, presenter and actor in his native South Africa in 2002.
Cost: $59.75, $75.75 and $85.75
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 15
About: The Food Truck Festival will have over 22 hand-picked food trucks with a focus on diversity. Not to mention, there will be live music by Coalmont & DJ h2o.
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
About: Taking place at Maplewood Farm in North Vancouver, participants have the opportunity to do yoga outdoors alongside goats.
Time: 8:50 a.m.
About: ASAP Rocky and Rae Sremmurd will be headlining the outdoor hip-hop music festival. It returns to the PNE Amphitheatre on Saturday, June 15th and Sunday, June 16th, 2019.
Cost: $149 – $269
Time: 2:00 p.m.
About: There will be art exhibits, music stages, food trucks, and places to grab a cold drink.
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 16
About: Every year they select a dozen or so gardens in East Vancouver and persuade the accomplished gardeners to allow the group past their garden gates to look around, admire, and ask questions
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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