Welcome to the month of May, Vancouver! The weather might not be all sunshine and flowers just yet — but there is still plenty of fun to be had this weekend!

Check out our roundup of markets, day trips, concerts, and other awesome things to do between May 6th and May 8th.

CityFest at the Shipyards

This year’s youth-led CityFest will take place this Saturday, May 7th at the Shipyards in North Vancouver. The event will feature skateboarding, BBQ, live music, and more!

When: Saturday, May 7th
Where: Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Cost: Free

Richmond Night Market

By now you’ve probably heard that the Richmond Night Market is back for the summer. What you might not know is that they’re making up for lost time during the pandemic with their longest season yet — the market will go from April 29th to October 10th!

When: Any weekend in May
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond

Burnaby Village Museum 

The Burnaby Village Museum is a classic family-friendly destination for local history buffs and casual museum-goers alike, and it’s kicking off the season on May 7th. Check out the Tram Barn, Blacksmith Shop, phonograph collection, and much more. Sneak peeks are available via their interactive map.

When: Starting Saturday, May 7th
Where: 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby

Go for Mother’s Day brunch

Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday, and if you haven’t already made brunch plans, you should definitely consider it — there are some seriously tasty brunch specials going on this weekend. Definitely worth splurging on a mimosa flight and some eggs benny!

When: Sunday, May 8th
Where: Check out our picks at the link above!

OPETH and Mastodon

The pair is back in Canada for the second leg of shows in their North American tour. They’ll be performing at Doug Mitchell at UBC this Saturday, May 7th, so grab your tickets now while they last!

When: Saturday, May 7th
Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
Cost: $25+

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In case you didn’t hear, the Boxcar is officially staying open as per a new lease with the building’s new owners. It’s like a springtime Christmas miracle!! Celebrate their big win with a couple of local brews or check out another bar or speakeasy on your must-visit list.

When: Anytime
Where: Check out our picks at the link above.

A Guide to the NFT world – Art Vancouver 2022

Curious about what NFTs and crypto mean for local art? We’ve got the perfect introductory event for you. Art Vancouver is presenting “A Guide to the NFT world” that will cover all the bases–from defining the terms to contextualizing them in different art mediums. Panellists include Amir Aziz, Jessica Liu, Drew Ray Tanner, Reid Robinson, and Jhordon Stevenson, all of whom are industry leaders in their own right.

When: Saturday, May 7th
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West – Hall A

Poorboy Trio at the Pourhouse

Performing blues, soul, Canadiana, and jazz — this swing blues group does it all! With Pat Darbus on double bass, Martin Eade on drums, traditional blues harmonica by ‘Huggybear’ Leonard, and guitar by ‘DoubleD’ Dykhuizen, the talented group is slated to perform at the Pourhouse this Sunday, May 8th. If you want to keep the Mother’s Day celebrations rolling after brunch, this is a great option!

When: Sunday, May 8th
Where: 162 Water Street

Whitecaps vs Toronto

Cheer on the Whitecaps at BC Place this Sunday, May 8th at 1 pm.

When: Sunday, May 8th
Where: 777 Pacific Blvd, BC Place
Cost: $31+

Improv Cocktail Hour at Havana Theatre

In case you missed last weekend’s event, there’s another Improv Cocktail Hour at Havana coming up this Saturday. Gear up for some Vegas-style comedy, great drinks, and even better Latin-inspired eats.

When: Saturday, May 7th
Where: 1212 Commercial Drive, Havana Theatre
Cost: $29.37

Cheers to the weekend, Vancouver!