Five fun things to do in Vancouver this May long weekend

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By Minah Seo


Victoria Day is coming up! There are some great events coming up this weekend so get ready to eat, drink, and be merry all weekend long with these activities in Vancouver and beyond…

Spot Prawn Festival, Vancouver

On May 17, the Chef’s Table Society of BC, Pacific Prawn Fishermen’s Association, and Fisherman’s Wharf will host a free celebration filled with food and entertainment for all ages, including free cooking demos. Tickets are also available for purchase for the festival’s feature event, the Spot Prawn Boil, which allows you to enjoy a plate of fresh spot prawns straight from the boat!

To purchase tickets or to find out more, visit their website.

Red Bull Tour Bus, Vancouver 

The Red Bull Tour Bus is kicking the weekend off in Gastown. James Vincent McMorrow, who’s been featured at Coachella and SXSW, will be headlining the free tour this Saturday. The event is at Maple Tree Square and starts at 3PM.

Tickets are free; to RSVP for the concert, click here.

Great Outdoors (GO) Fest, Whistler

GO Fest is for everyone, from kayakers to music fans to artists! It encompasses outdoor activities, including golfing, bike riding, and water sports plus arts and cultural events such as a farmer’s market and film festival.

Nita Lake Lodge is also hosting GO SUP today (Friday) at 2pm. A $15 ticket gets you a delicious BBQ and stand-up paddleboard demo. The event is on until 4:30PM and tickets are available at the lodge.

For more information and tickets, visit Whister’s GO Fest.

Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair, Surrey

Only an hour’s drive from downtown Vancouver, visit Surrey to enjoy the biggest rodeo and fair in BC. There will be many fun and exciting events from art shows to live music, and go-karting for the kids!

Find tickets and more information here.

Visit a Night Market, Vancouver

Get a taste of the varied cultures of Vancouver this summer. Try different cuisines from around the world, listen to live music and play fun games: there are many different night markets opening up this weekend to try out…

International Summer Night Market

Richmond Night Market

Shipyards Night Market

Surrey Night Market