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The Richmond Night Market & 19 More Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Photo: Richmond Night Market / Facebook

The sun is shining bright and there’s numerous Vancouver events going on to take advantage of this beautiful weather. From night markets to getting onboard a ship, here are 20 Metro Vancouver events to check out this weekend.

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Metro Vancouver Events This Weekend

Friday, May 10

Richmond Night Market

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Photo: Richmond Night Market / Facebook

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.

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

Canadian Artists and France

About: Looking at the significance that French art and culture has held for Canadian artists over the past 120 years, this exhibition of works from the Gallery’s collection focuses on influences of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Surrealism on Canadian artists during the first half of the twentieth century.
Cost: Various
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.

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.

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.

Peruvian Tall Ship

Peruvian Tall Ship
Photo: Naval Reserve

About: BAP Unión will be open for free public tours from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10th and Saturday, May 11th.
Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Surrey Carnival

About: Running from Wednesday, May 1st – Sunday, May 12th, 2019, visitors can expect plenty of adrenaline-rushing rides, fun fair games, and plenty of delicious bites.
Cost: Various
Time: 3:00 p.m.

Burnaby Village Museum Summer Season

Free Things To Do In Burnaby
Photo: Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel

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.

Vancouver Art Gallery Fuse Party

About: Since its inception in 2005, thousands of visitors have converged at the Gallery to experience innovative and experimental live art, explore the exhibitions on view and relax with friends in the FUSE bars.
Cost: $15 – $29
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.


Saturday, May 11

Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival; Abbotsford

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Photo: Big Red’s Poutine

About: The annual tour is the largest event of its kind in the lower mainland. On Saturday, May 11th, the festival will roll into Civic Plaza with 20 food trucks:
Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Rain City Block Party

About: The event will feature vendors, DJs, a food truck, ping-pong, a hula-hoop zone, lounge spaces, a photo booth and more!
Cost: Free
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Vancouver Park Board Tree Sale

About: Pre-ordered tree(s) will be ready for pick-up on Saturday, May 11th and Sunday, May 12th at the Nat Bailey Stadium overflow parking lot. As of May 1, $10 trees are now available online for purchase.
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Saturday); 2:00 p.m. (Sunday)

New Life

Photo: New Life

About: The exhibit, entitled “New Life” has been curated by West Vancouver based artist Benjamin Lumb. The exhibit will feature three unique pieces that encompass remnants of our city’s history.
Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Pop-Up Roller Skate

About: The skate will take place from 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the Robson Square Skating Rink. DJ K-Tel will be spinning the best rock tunes that span the decades to appease your inner rock god or goddess.
Cost: $10 – $15
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Mother’s Day Portraits

About: Treat Mom to a special portrait or bring in the whole family for a group shot to remember.
Cost: Free
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Colour Fest

Colour Fest
Photo: Diwali Fest / Facebook

About: Attendees will be celebrating the South Asian spring festival of Holi with music, dance and a community colour war!
Cost: Free
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Mother’s Day High Tea

About: Celebrate mothers with delicious sweets and savouries, and enjoy hand-blended teas. This event sells out fast so don’t miss out.
Cost: $15 – $40
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 12

Twenty One Pilots

Twenty One Pilots
Photo: Twenty One Pilots / Facebook

About: Twenty One Pilots was formed in 2009 by lead vocalist Tyler Joseph along with former members Nick Thomas and Chris Salih, who left in 2011. It currently consists of Joseph and drummer Josh Dun. The duo rose to fame in 2015 after several years of touring and independent releases.
Cost: Various
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Richmond Pop Up Wedding Dress Sale

About: Shoppers can expect to save up to 90% off the manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP). There will be over 500+ designer wedding gowns from size 2-28 available for purchase. These gowns will all be priced between $199 – $999.
Cost: Free
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (last admittance at 2:30 p.m.)


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