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May Events in Metro Vancouver


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Sunny days lead us to a new month, full of festivals, family fun, and many ways to enjoy our region both indoors and outside. Miss604 is proud to sponsor BC Youth Week, the first week of May, and the rest of the month is full of activities including the opening of Playland, Mother’s Day, and the May Long Weekend.

May Events in Metro Vancouver, May 2016

This list is updated every day so be sure to check back often. If you have an event to add, send it in for free using my Contact Form here.

May Events in Metro Vancouver

Jump to: Sunday, May 1 to Sunday, May 8, 2016
Jump to: Monday, May 9 to Sunday, May 15, 2016
Jump to: Monday, May 16 to Sunday, May 22, 2016
Jump to: Monday, May 23 to Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Multi-Day Events

Events that run for longer than three days in a row are highlighted in green below.


Sunday, May 1, 2016
Sponsored by Miss604: BC Youth Week
BMO Vancouver Marathon
Vancouver Youth Week: Skate Jam
Mega Youth Night, Richmond
VSO Symphony Sunday: Faust Plays Bartok
Walk for Alzheimer’s – Vancouver
Friends of the Grove Cocktail Party & Fundraiser
Art in the City at West End Community Centre
Salmon Leave Home
Vancouver Opera Presents: Evita
Verses Festival
Firehall Arts Centre Presents: Just Words
Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
Abbotsford Tulip Festival
Burnaby Festival of Learning
Metro Theatre Presents: Towards Zero by Agatha Christie
CANstruction Vancouver

Monday, May 2, 2016
Sponsored by Miss604: BC Youth Week
Eight 1/2 Inches of Comedy: Full Service
Metro Theatre Presents: Towards Zero by Agatha Christie
Burnaby Festival of Learning
CANstruction Vancouver

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Sponsored by Miss604: BC Youth Week
Clothing Exchange and Fashion Show, Richmond
Hot Copy: a Publicity Workshop for Fringe Artists and Creative Types
Metro Theatre Presents: Towards Zero by Agatha Christie
Burnaby Festival of Learning
CANstruction Vancouver

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Sponsored by Miss604: BC Youth Week
Vancouver Police Museum Speaker Series: Locked Up and Innocent
pARTy at The Loft Studio in Downtown Langley
GDC/BC Salazar Awards 2016
High Performance Wellness Speaker Series
BBQ and Water Fight, Richmond
Vancouver Recital Society: Bryn Terfel
Untold Stories Vol II – Collisions Between Art and Science
Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon
Missing From Me: A Free Play By Youth at the Roundhouse
Frank & Oak Warehouse Sale Vancouver
Metro Theatre Presents: Towards Zero by Agatha Christie
Burnaby Festival of Learning
CANstruction Vancouver

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Sponsored by Miss604: BC Youth Week
MEC Big Chop
Making a Scene Conference
ArtStarts in Schools
After Hours at the Vancouver Aquarium
VSO Tea and Trumpets
Talk and Tour: Public Realm Design Essentials: Program, Process, Price
ADDRESS // Launch Party & Designer Happy Hour
The Great New Zealand Wine Tiki Tour
Pokey LaFarge With Guests The Cactus Blossoms
Compagnie Thor, Thierry Smits
Yaletown Farmers Market
Pace + Kaleido at Studio 1398
Vancouver Opera Presents: Evita
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Missing From Me: A Free Play By Youth at the Roundhouse
Metro Theatre Presents: Towards Zero by Agatha Christie
Burnaby Festival of Learning
Frank & Oak Warehouse Sale Vancouver
CANstruction Vancouver

Friday, May 6, 2016
Sponsored by Miss604: BC Youth Week
Fleetwood Seniors Mother’s Day Tea
Woolith Fair
DNA “Spring Soiree” Networking Party
Quick & Dirty: Laura Bifano & Mike West
Gallery Gachet Opening: In This Together
Leadercast Metro Vancouver 2016
Wild Fruit – LGBTQ Dance Party
Exhibition Opening, Jochen Lempert
Kensington Prairie Family Dance Party
Newton Community Walk
VSO Pops: Broadway Rocks
Vancouver International Burlesque Festival
Shipyards Night Market, North Vancouver
Pace + Kaleido at Studio 1398
Vancouver Opera Presents: Evita
Missing From Me: A Free Play By Youth at the Roundhouse
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Metro Theatre Presents: Towards Zero by Agatha Christie
Burnaby Festival of Learning
Frank & Oak Warehouse Sale Vancouver
CANstruction Vancouver

Saturday, May 7, 2016
Sponsored by Miss604: BC Youth Week
Jane’s Walk New Westminster
Terminal City Rollergirls Bout
VIBF Presents: Vancouver Uncovered
Darkness Into Light Vancouver 5k Walk/Run
A Growing Affair Plant Sale
Opening: THE SHOW at Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Fingerling Festival 25th Anniversary, Port Moody
New West Craft at River Market
Breakfast with the Birds at Campbell Valley Park
Cinco de Mayo at Casa de Amigos
Got Craft?
Mother’s Day High Tea To Go
The Mindful Pop-Up
Mother’s Day Tea at Irving House
21st Annual Queens Park Garage Sale
Zumba Party
Vancouver Bird Week- Garden Plants for Birds
VanDusen Bird Walk
UBC Plant Sale – A Growing Affair
Stone Soup Festival
KPU Science Rendezvous
Winspiration Day
Kiai! 40th Anniversary Party & Silent Auction
VSO Pops: Broadway Rocks
Free Electronics, Small Appliances & Power Tools Drop-off Event
Cooking Class & Mother’s Day Dinner Special
BC Renaissance Festival
Trout Lake Farmers Market
Pace + Kaleido at Studio 1398
Vancouver Opera Presents: Evita
Missing From Me: A Free Play By Youth at the Roundhouse
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Metro Theatre Presents: Towards Zero by Agatha Christie
Burnaby Festival of Learning
Frank & Oak Warehouse Sale Vancouver
CANstruction Vancouver

Sunday, May 8, 2016
MOTHER’S DAY EVENTS
Got Craft?
Mother’s Day High Tea To Go
Jane’s Walk New Westminster
The East Van Bazaar
Treat Your Mom at the Market (Lonsdale)
Mother’s Day Tea on the Train, Port Moody
Here’s to the Ladies Who Laugh
Mother’s Day Community BioBlitz
Mother’s Day Tea at Irving House
The Women of Stanley Park Historical Walking Tour
Dawn Chorus Walk at Queen Elizabeth Park
Mother’s Day at The Glades Garden
Mother’s Day Community Bioblitz: Birding Tours
Mother’s Day at VanDusen Garden
BC Renaissance Festival
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Pace + Kaleido at Studio 1398
Vancouver Opera Presents: Evita
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Metro Theatre Presents: Towards Zero by Agatha Christie
Frank & Oak Warehouse Sale Vancouver
CANstruction Vancouver

Monday, May 9, 2016
TWU viewing of Transit of Mercury
Meet the Photographer: Bird Photography Exhibition
Debra Sloan – Art of Craft Lecture Series 2016
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Metro Theatre Presents: Towards Zero by Agatha Christie
CANstruction Vancouver

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Move for Health Day, Walk in Queen Elizabeth Park
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Metro Theatre Presents: Towards Zero by Agatha Christie
CANstruction Vancouver

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Contemporary Art Bus Tour: UBC Galleries
Launch Event: Canadian Women in Public Relations
eWoman Success Summit
City Debate #5: Let Experts Plan
Environmental Extravaganza, Surrey
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Revolver Festival
Metro Theatre Presents: Towards Zero by Agatha Christie
CANstruction Vancouver

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Coquitlam Public Library Science Expo
INFLUX Local Artist Showcase
Irezumi Invasion Art Show
Jazz Concert Series at Roedde House
Baubles for Banting
Dress for Success: IMPACT Gala
Spot Prawn Boil at The New Oxford
Indian Summer Supper Club at the Urban Tea Merchant
Ballet BC’s Program 3
Yaletown Farmers Market
Circus West Presents: Dream Factory
All Access Tour of BC Place
Environmental Extravaganza, Surrey
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Revolver Festival
Metro Theatre Presents: Towards Zero by Agatha Christie
CANstruction Vancouver

Friday, May 13, 2016
Royal City Craft Beer Revolution
A Dram Come True at Hycroft
FACTS Vancouver Biodiversity and Innovation Conference
Graham Clark Presents InstaGRAHAM
Country Night in Surrey
The Indestructibles Live in Vancouver
Shipyards Night Market, North Vancouver
All Access Tour of BC Place
Environmental Extravaganza, Surrey
Circus West Presents: Dream Factory
Ballet BC’s Program 3
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Revolver Festival
Metro Theatre Presents: Towards Zero by Agatha Christie
CANstruction Vancouver

Saturday, May 14, 2016
Family Fun Day at Britannia Mine Museum
The Dunbar Chronicles, A Walk Through Dunbar History
Sea to Sky Gondola 2nd Birthday Celebration
Super Saturday, Jayne Blumenthal
People Like Us: Broadway Revue for Charity
Social Fabric Celebration
Bear Creek Wildlife Park
Vancouver Arts Lip Sync Battle II
Point Grey Village Music & Food Fest
Cambie Spring Swap Meet, Richmond
Rhodes to Mental Health
CEFA Open House, New Westminster
Leigh Square Sound Lounge
Sheep to Shawl at the Surrey Museum
Trout Lake Farmers Market
All Access Tour of BC Place
Circus West Presents: Dream Factory
Ballet BC’s Program 3
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Revolver Festival
Metro Theatre Presents: Towards Zero by Agatha Christie

Sunday, May 15, 2016
Kellie Haines CD Launch Celebration & Free Musical Performance
13th Annual JCC Festival Ha’Rikud
Sunday Paella Series at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
TEDxKids@BC
Vancouverite: A Comedy Show
Second Sunday Concert Series
Gayblevision: Our Vision / Our Archive
40th Anniversary Celebration Concert
MEC Vancouver Century Ride
Scotiabank MS Walk
Bright Futures Walk-a-Thon
Vancouver Academy of Music: Gorgeous Gershwin
Master Class in Food Photography
Rhythm of My World by Jacintha Krish
Woman 2 Warrior
PoMo Talks- World Café
Kitsilano Farmers Market
International Summer Night Market
Richmond Night Market
All Access Tour of BC Place
Circus West Presents: Dream Factory
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Revolver Festival
Metro Theatre Presents: Towards Zero by Agatha Christie




Monday, May 16, 2016
Magic for Fort Mac
Jazz Jam Mondays, Port Moody
All Access Tour of BC Place
Revolver Festival
Metro Theatre Presents: Towards Zero by Agatha Christie

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
All Access Tour of BC Place
Revolver Festival
Metro Theatre Presents: Towards Zero by Agatha Christie

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Vancouver Recital Society: Ian Bostridge
Paint night at The Loft Studios in Downtown Langley
The Silverman Morning Music Series
Your Gut Your Health
Vancouver Police Museum Speaker Series: Walking the Corridors of Riverview
Kitchen Skills Series: Eat Your Veggies
All Access Tour of BC Place
Revolver Festival
Metro Theatre Presents: Towards Zero by Agatha Christie

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Yaletown Farmers Market
Local Talks Vancouver
Children’s Charity Classic Golf Tournament
Vancouver Food Summit
Fight With a Stick presents Revolutions
Revolver Festival
Metro Theatre Presents: Towards Zero by Agatha Christie

Friday, May 20, 2016
Dale Barltrop and Nicola Benedetti
Shipyards Night Market, North Vancouver
Stanley Park Photo Walk
Walking Tours: Hastings Park and the P.N.E. Fairgrounds
Whistler Go Fest
International Summer Night Market
Richmond Night Market
All Access Tour of BC Place
Fight With a Stick presents Revolutions
Revolver Festival
Pacific Theatre Presents: Wit
Metro Theatre Presents: Towards Zero by Agatha Christie

Saturday, May 21, 2016
New West Craft at River Market
Nature Discovery Walk at Crescent Park
Habitats of Elgin Heritage Park
Strathcona Photo Walk
Coastal City Ballet: Swan Lake
ARTIST TALK: Tike Kerr, Body Language
Dunbar Cold Brew Coffee: Trials and Tribulations
Trout Lake Farmers Market
Dale Barltrop and Nicola Benedetti
Vancouver Comic Arts Festival
International Summer Night Market
Richmond Night Market
Whistler Go Fest
All Access Tour of BC Place
Fight With a Stick presents Revolutions
Revolver Festival
Metro Theatre Presents: Towards Zero by Agatha Christie
Pacific Theatre Presents: Wit

Sunday, May 22, 2016
Family Toy and Clothing Sale
The Women of English Bay Historical Walking Tour
Positive and Loving Self-Talk Skills for Children
Gastown Night Photo Walk
Hershe Bar, Where the Girls Are
Paint night at The Loft Studios in Downtown Langley
Sunday Paella Series at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Vancouver Culinary Market
Royal Victorian Party
Family Toy and Clothing Sale
Symphony at the Annex
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Vancouver Comic Arts Festival
International Summer Night Market
Richmond Night Market
Whistler Go Fest
All Access Tour of BC Place
Fight With a Stick presents Revolutions
Revolver Festival
Pacific Theatre Presents: Wit

Monday, May 23 2016
VICTORIA DAY
Victoria Day Family Fun at Sunset CC
26th International Military Band Concert, Surrey
Canada Place Photo Walk
Richmond Night Market
Whistler Go Fest
All Access Tour of BC Place
Pacific Theatre Presents: Wit

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
All Access Tour of BC Place
Pacific Theatre Presents: Wit

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
UBC School of Music 2016 – Free Show
Dashing Date: Wine Down
Book Launch: I’m Right and You’re an Idiot
All Access Tour of BC Place
Fight With a Stick presents Revolutions
Pacific Theatre Presents: Wit

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Sponsored by Miss604: Surrey International Children’s Festival
10×10 Philanthropy
Art Vancouver
Vancouver Historical Society Talk – Sensational Vancouver
DNV Firefighters Charitable Society’s Barn Burner
20th Annual Big Sisters Spring Lunch Presented by Scotiabank
Arts Umbrella Dance Company
Yaletown Farmers Market
Fight With a Stick presents Revolutions
Pacific Theatre Presents: Wit

Friday, May 27, 2016
Sponsored by Miss604: Surrey International Children’s Festival
Funky Beach Party
Paint night at Candlelight Cuisine South Surrey
Alicia Tobin’s Come Draw with Me
Food Photographers Tina Albrecht and Joann Pai
Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra Season Finale Concert
Shipyards Night Market, North Vancouver
thisopenspace x Classics Agency Panel Talk
Vancouver Craft Beer Week
Opening Night Festivities for Vancouver Craft Beer Week
Pacific Chor Fest
Mini Golf Fundraiser in Vancouver
Fight With a Stick presents Revolutions
Art Vancouver
Arts Umbrella Dance Company
BC Centre for Ability: Dreaming for Dreams
Pacific Theatre Presents: Wit

Saturday, May 28, 2016
Sponsored by Miss604: Surrey International Children’s Festival
TEDx StanleyPark
UBC 100: What’s Next? A Day of Exploring the Future
Hall Pass: A Free Indie Band Music Festival
LifeSpace Learning Garden Launch Party
Portobello West Sumer Market
UBC Alumni Event: William Shatner – The Curious Life
2nd Annual Multicultural Festival
Teenage Dirtbag with Jacob Samuel
Grape & Grain
After Dark: Free Night of the Arts for Teens
Terminal City Rollergirls Bout
ArtStarts Presents Storytelling with Jamie Oliviero
Family Art Day at the Contemporary Art Gallery
Place Maillardville Family Fun Day
Discover Owls at Surrey Nature Centre
New Narratives: An Enviro-Art Extravaganza
Hyack Parade New Westminster
Uptown Festival, New Westminster
Leigh Square Sound Lounge
Good Noise Vancouver: Soul Gospel
Erato Ensemble: BAM!
Trout Lake Farmers Market
VSO Musically Speaking: A Tchaikovsky Celebration
West End Farmers Market
Art in the Garden
Mini Golf Fundraiser in Vancouver
Pacific Chor Fest
Fight With a Stick presents Revolutions
Art Vancouver
Vancouver Craft Beer Week
Arts Umbrella Dance Company
Pacific Theatre Presents: Wit

Sunday, May 29, 2016
Festival Coquitlam: Como Lake Fishing Derby
Grape & Grain
White Rock Farmers Market
Portobello West Sumer Market
Vancouver Culinary Market
Velopalooza Bike Wash
The Big Splash at Westbrook Community Centre
Yoga Bend & Brunch
Sunday Paella Series at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Musical Bridges Spring Benefit Concert 2016
Vancouver Culinary Market
Heritage Homes Tour New Westminster
Salmonberry Day Community Fair
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Vancouver Academy of Music: Suzuki Festival Concert
Art in the Garden
Mini Golf Fundraiser in Vancouver
Pacific Chor Fest
Fight With a Stick presents Revolutions
Art Vancouver
Vancouver Craft Beer Week
Pacific Theatre Presents: Wit

Monday, May 30 2016
Vancouver International Children’s Festival
All Access Tour of BC Place
Vancouver Craft Beer Week
Pacific Theatre Presents: Wit

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
All Access Tour of BC Place
Vancouver Craft Beer Week
Pacific Theatre Presents: Wit
Vancouver International Children’s Festival

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