A Foam Fest & 19 More Events To Check Out In Vancouver This Weekend

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May just flew by but June brings plenty of excitement. From a craft beer festival to night markets, here are 20 Metro Vancouver events to check out this weekend.

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Metro Vancouver Events This Weekend

Friday, May 31

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.

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.

House of Vans

About: Created by iconic footwear brand, Vans, House of Vans is an incubator of creative expression bringing to life Vans’ founding pillars of action sports, art, music and street culture. There will be live performances, open skate sessions, and much more!
Cost: Free
Time: Various

Shipyards Night Market

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

Craft Cycle Vancouver Beer Tour

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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

Bridge Festival

About: Celebrate culture through demonstrations by local community groups. Each pavilion will showcase a unique culture through art, music and interactive performances.
Cost: Free
Time: Various

Vancouver Craft Beer Week

Vancouver Craft Beer Week

Photo: Vancouver Craft Beer Week / Facebook

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

Bob Saget

About: Bob Saget is renowned for his family-friendly work on hit TV shows Full House and America’s Funniest Home Videos. However, it’s his unconventional stand-up comedy that he’s bringing to the River Rock Show Theatre on Friday, May 31st, 2019.
Cost: Starting at $79.50 (plus service charges)
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 1

Hats Off Day Festival

hats off day festival

Photo: Burnaby Heights/Facebook

About: Hats Off Day will kick off with the sixth annual Family Fun Dash at 9:30 a.m., where families race down a three block portion of Hastings. The start line is at Madison Avenue, and the finish line is at MacDonald Avenue.
Cost: Free
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 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.

Burn365 Fitness Grand Opening

About: There will be speeches, live music, swag, beverages, prize giveaways, and much more! Plus, they will have free classes after the event.
Cost: Free
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Hype City

Hype City

Photo: @vancouverstreetwear / Instagram

About: This year’s event will be bringing in over 70 premium vendors, as well as some more interactive activities to get the community involved, such as an all-day Super Smash Brothers tournament.
Cost: $25 – $30
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Moonlight Walk For Cancer

About: Taking place on Saturday, June 1st, walk around Lafarge Lake to light a path in support of those going through a cancer journey, and to celebrate survivors and caregivers.
Cost: Various
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Free Outdoor Yoga At Kits Beach & Riley Park

About: The daily free yoga classes are organized by Mat Collective, a non-profit operating for the well-being of their students and the betterment of our planet earth.
Cost: Free
Time: Various

Dee Daniels

About: Beloved local singer Dee Daniels has had a very diverse musical career. She has sung with many of the legends of jazz, including Benny Green and Toots Thielemans; sung for the King and Queen of Belgium’s 25th Wedding Anniversary, performed in Twyla Tharp’s musical Come Fly Away.
Cost: $15 – $30
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 2

Japan Market Early Summer Fair

Japan Market

Photo: Japan Market / Facebook

About: Visitors will come across yummy food, unique Japanese crafts & merchandise, live Koto performance, taiko, cultural workshops and more.
Cost: By donation
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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