Fun & Fantastic Things To Do in Vancouver This May

It’s finally spring! The sun is shining, the weather is warming up, and it’s time to get out and explore the city with friends and family. Here are the hottest events happening in May in Vancouver.

Art Vancouver International Art Fair 2023

From May 4th to May 7th check out the Art Vancouver International Art Fair. Showtimes occur daily and are as follows: Thursday 06:00 PM to 11:00 PM; Friday 01:00 PM to 09:00 PM; Saturday 12:00 PM to 09:00 PM; Sunday 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM at 1055 Canada Place.

BMO Vancouver Marathon

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On May 8th, sprint across the city in a scenic and award winning course that spans over 42 kilometres.

Royal Canadian International Circus

The Royal Canadian International Circus is back! See them from May 11 – 14! This family-friendly show will thrill people of all ages with death defying stunts and beautiful trapeze acts! Use promo code BIGTOP2023 when you buy tickets online for 2 for 1 tickets.

Run for Women

On May 13, take a run in support of the Women’s Hospital & Health Centre Foundation. There are 5km, 10 km and 1km options. The run begins in Westbrook Village.

Rotary May Days Parade and May Days Market

Also happening on May 13th is the Rotary May Days Parade and May Days Market in Port Coquitlam. Join them as they celebrate their 100th year!

Vancouver All British Field Meet 

This event is happening on May 20th! This one-of-a-kind car show features hundreds of British-built vehicles at VanDusen Garden.

Victoria Day Weekend Boat Party 

This is a nightclub-style event out on the water with Vancouver Boat Parties. Visit their website for details.

Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair

This family-friendly cowboy event is world famous, and happens every Victoria Day Long Weekend! There’s rides, shows and $300,000 in prizes to be won

Movie Night at MONOVA

On May 25, see the classic 1984 film A NeverEnding Story at Monova Museum. Admission is free.

Ladner May Days

May 26 kicks off this three-day long event in Ladner Memorial Park. There will be music, events, rides and a fastball tournament.

Vancouver International Children’s Festival  

On May 30th, Vancouver celebrates all things kids. This child-focused event features live performances, music and kid-friendly things to do on Granville Island.

Additional Events

There are also several events near Vancouver. Check out free events at the Polygon Gallery, farmers markets and Marvel Avengers STATION. See their respective websites for details. And, if you can’t make it to any of the Royal Canadian International Circus’ Vancouver shows, visit the Royal Canadian International Circus website for shows in the Vancouver metro area. Use promo code BIGTOP2023 for 2 for 1 tickets.

January 22, 2024
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