A Greek Food Festival & 21 More Events To Check Out In Vancouver This Weekend

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The fun ain’t stopping with this weekend’s Vancouver events. From a greek food festival to night markets, here are 22 Metro Vancouver events to check out this weekend.

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Metro Vancouver Events This Weekend

Friday, June 7

Surrey Greek Food Festival

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Photo: Surrey Greek Food Festival / Facebook

About: There will be mouthwatering Greek food, folk dancing representing various regions of Greece, and performances from around the world!
Cost: Free
Time: Various

Richmond Night Market

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.

Haida Now

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.

Shipyards Night Market

Shipyards Night Market

Photo: @yvonneming88 / Instagram

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.
Cost: Free
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Craft Cycle Vancouver Beer Tour

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.
Cost: $45
Time: Various

A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature

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.

Burnaby Village Museum Summer Season

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.
Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Playland

playland the beast

Photo: PNE/Playland / Facebook

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.
Cost: Various
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Matilda The Musical

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
Time: Various

Vancouver Craft Beer Week

About: Over the past 9 years, it has evolved from Canada’s first-ever craft beer week into a cultural engine that showcases music, food, art, and craft beer at events across the city, from the last weekend of May to the first weekend of June every year.
Cost: $35 – $140
Time: Various

Versace Sample Sale

Versace Sample Sale richmond

Photo: @versace / Instagram

About: Attendees will have the opportunity to save up to 80% off on men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, handbags, jewellery, and robes. In addition, you’ll find sweaters, dresses, ties, scarves, belts, accessories, hats, jackets, watches, bedding and much more.
Time: Various

Billy Gardell

About: Gardell’s stand up show is a powerhouse. His grounded, down-to-earth point of view strikes a chord with audiences. Stories about his rough childhood, wild adolescence and new family life are executed with the skill of a master craftsman.
Cost: $49.50
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 8

North Vancouver Free Outdoor Movie Night

Free Outdoor Movie Night

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About: This event will be screening the classic baseball sports comedy A League Of Their Own.
Cost: Free
Time: 9:20 p.m.

World Oceans Day at the Vancouver Aquarium

About: This World Oceans Day, come to the Vancouver Aquarium and enjoy a day of celebration, packed with family fun and entertainment.
Cost: $21 – $38
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

NOSH Foodie Fest

About: With unmissable meals and food truck specialities, this free to attend event will satisfy your hunger pangs and tantalize your taste buds.
Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Philippine Days Festival

About: On Saturday, June 8th and Sunday, June 9th, Waterfront Park will be home to an array of Filipino cuisine, song and dance performances, field parade demonstrations.
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Disney Big Band Burlesque

Disney Big Band Burlesque

Photo: Toy Story / Facebook

About: Come watch them Hakuna their Tatas to the live music of “The Happiest Big Band On Earth” – a 17 piece jazz ensemble led by the talented and wonderful Matt Grinke.
Cost: $25 – $30
Time: 8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00 p.m.)

Goat Yoga

About: Taking place at Maplewood Farm in North Vancouver, participants have the opportunity to do yoga outdoors alongside goats.
Cost: $30
Time: 8:50 a.m.

Vessi 500

About: The Vessi 500 Championship is a seeding race for the Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival, and is the second largest dragon boat race in British Columbia!
Cost: Free
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 9

Italian Day On The Drive

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Photo: Italian Day / Facebook

About: Italian Day on The Drive is a vibrant cultural street festival celebrating Italian culture, heritage and community with over 150 street participants, comprised of partners, merchants, vendors and community organizations.
Cost: Free
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Teddy Bear Picnic

About: This free event features storytelling, puppet shows, rovers, gymnastics and much more for everyone to enjoy.
Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Pop-Up Roller Skate

About: The skate will take place from 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the Robson Square Skating Rink. DJ K-Tel will be spinning the best pop anthems and slow dances from your grad party.
Cost: $10 – $15
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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