The Guide to May Long Weekend Fun in Vancouver
If you are looking for some serious May long weekend fun in Vancouver, you need look no further. We have your whole weekend covered with the four events that are sure bets for good crowds, great music, amazing food, a lot of beer, horses and classic cars.
You can’t go wrong whether you are going with a date, have whole family in tow or are single and looking to meet new people. Get out in Vancouver this Victoria Day long weekend and enjoy everything the city has to offer.
What: Food from over 20 trucks, art, live music and entertainment featuring talent from all over BC, and local products from artisans, bakers and farmers. Products include; jewellery, clothing, kids wear, bakers, produce, preserves, soaps, organic meats, honey, plants, chocolate and many handmade products.
When: Friday, May 15, 2015, 5 pm to 10pm
Where: Shipbuilders' Square - Wallace Mews Rd, North Vancouver
Cost: Free admission
What: Dubbed the 'Greatest Show on British Wheels' with 500 classic vehicles. A day for the whole family to enjoy motoring memories of the past plus brass band and jazz music, vendor stands and food truck concessions. Classic cars for sale, automotive parts and automobiles are also on display at the venue.
When: Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak St, (604) 257-8463
Cost: Tickets at the gate or in advance at the website from $8 to $17
What: The Chefs' Table Society of BC proudly presents the seventh annual Spot Prawn Festival, a celebration of one of the region's most prized and sustainable seafoods. Located at False Creek's Fisherman's Wharf, the festival invites visitors and locals to meet some of Vancouver's top culinary talent, observe cooking demos, soak up live entertainment and enjoy local wines and mouthwatering dishes.
When: Sunday, May 17, 2015, 11 am to 3 pm
Where: False Creek Fisherman’s Wharf - 1505 West 1st Ave
Cost: $17.50; each admission to the Spot Prawn Boil includes a plate of three BC spot prawns plus a selection of side dishes and bread from Terra Breads and access to the drink tent for free samples from sponsors Salt Spring coffee, R&B Brewery, and Summerhill Pyramid winery.
What: 69th annual May long weekend four-day show featuring the world's top ranked cowboys and cowgirls competing in Saddle Bronc, Bull Riding, Bareback and Ladies Barrel Racing. Visitors of all ages will enjoy the Lumberjack Show, the BC Country Music Pavilion, the fourth annual World Freestyle Roundup Skateboarding Competition and BC's largest travelling Midway.
When: Monday, May 18, 2015, 10 am to 5 pm (events begin on Friday; check website for times)
Where: Cloverdale Fairgrounds - 17607-17905 62 Ave, Surrey, BC