The sun is out and this weekend is full of exciting Vancouver events to get you outside the house. From night markets to amusement park rides, here are 22 Metro Vancouver events to check out this weekend.
Metro Vancouver Events This Weekend
Friday, May 24
About: From the very small to towering figures, Jurassic Quest has over 80 true-to-life size dinosaurs, which was “painstakingly replicated in every detail”.
Cost: Starting at $20
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: 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: 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: This fun-filled event offers children and their families the opportunity to take a 25 minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular Thomas & Friends series.
Cost: $24.65 – $28.65
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
About: The fair will once again feature live bands, carnival rides, a colourful parade and much more for the entire family to take part in.
Time: 4:00 p.m.
About: Engage with professional art instruction, while enjoying wine, punch, appies and music at their cozy AOMA studio.
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
About: This event will be complete with lyrics on the screen, the bouncing ball, prop bags, a fun costume contest hosted by the Geekenders, and so much more!
Cost: $20 – $25
Time: 7:00 p.m.
About: There will also be ultraviolet dancers, fire performers, soaring aerial acts and CO2 shows.
Cost: $10 – $25
Time: 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Saturday, April 25
About: Not only will the event offer a wide variety of root beer concoctions, but there will be 50 kinds of the bubbly goodness from across North America available to sample.
Time: 11:00 a.m.
About: With numerous sales taking place at the same time, sellers will benefit from an influx of bargain hunters scouring the community for a deal, and savvy shoppers will have multiple options to find their perfect purchase.
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 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: This year’s Guest of Honour is renowned geo-strategist and bestselling author Dr. Parag Khanna. The evening’s theme will be “The Future is Asian,” in honour of Dr. Khanna’s just-released book of the same name.
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 26
About: Visitors will enjoy concerts, delicious pastries, an on-site restaurant, live performances, and a marketplace, showcasing the best of Europe right here in our own backyard!
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
About: Neighbours from around the city are invited to Fair in the Square in downtown Vancouver for a celebration packed with live music, arts and crafts, a free BBQ lunch, and more.
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
About: Hundreds of participants will show their support for people living with MS and ensure that Canadians with MS have a better future at this event at Concord Pacific Place in Vancouver.
Time: 9:00 a.m.
About: She will be joined on tour by special guests Maddie & Tae and Runaway June.
Cost: $75 – $379
Time: 7:00 p.m.
About: The City of Surrey allows residents to dispose of their unwanted items completely free of charge at the Pop-up Junk Drop events taking place this spring and summer.
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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