What’s up, Vancouver? Any weekend plans in the works? We’re about the enter the glorious month of May — which we’re hoping comes with some well-deserved sunshine, open patios, and things to do that aren’t indoors.

Here are 10 of the best things to do in Metro Vancouver this weekend.

Richmond Night Market

Yes, it’s true — the Richmond Night Market is back in full swing and we’re already making a list of food we want to nab! Pro tip: start with some boba and snacks, and then check out the dinosaur sculptures.

When: Friday, April 29th
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond

Richmond Community Block Party

Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival is back again for this year’s Community Block Party series, and they’re kicking things off in Richmond this weekend. Join us for 20 delicious food truck vendors, and a ton more local shops and artists to peruse! The block party will be making 4 stops this spring, so keep your eye out for the next one!

When: Friday, April 29th to Sunday, May 1st
Where: 5300 No. 3 Road, Richmond

Improv Cocktail Hour at Havana Theatre

Comedy and cocktails that are equally smooth and strong?? Sign us up! Havana Theatre on Commercial is hosting an Improv Cocktail Hour with some of Vancouver’s best comedians. Enjoy modern Latin fare and Vegas-style comedy that is sure to put you in the weekend mood.

When: Saturday, April 30th
Where: 1212 Commercial Drive, Havana Theatre
Cost: $29.37

Antonio Larosa

Antonio Larosa is no stranger to performing on big stages, for big crowds. He started playing the guitar at just 10-years-old and has since attended the jazz program at Capilano University, starred in numerous theatre productions across Canada and the U.S., and become a country-rock vocalist. Check out this great local talent at Guilt & Co this Saturday!

When: Saturday, April 30th
Where: Guilt & Co.

Verses Festival of Words

Head to The Cultch this Saturday for the last day of Verses Festival of Words, AKA Canada’s largest alternative literary arts festival! The event is hosted by Vancouver Poetry House and includes spoken word poetry, multi-media storytelling, singer-songwriting, improv, and more.

When: April 21st to Saturday, April 30th
Where: 1895 Venables Street

UBC Botanical Garden

Go on a TreeWalk or opt for a self-guided tour of some of Vancouver’s most beautiful gardens! UBC’s Botanical Garden always has a ton going on during spring.

When: Open throughout May
Where: 6804 SW Marine Drive
Cost: $10 for GA

Hit up a farmer’s market or two

It probably comes as no shock that there are a ton of farmer’s markets popping up all over metro Van this spring. Check out some local producers, grab a cup of joe, and get your weekly grocery shopping out of the way. Bring your bikes, dogs, kids, and tastebuds for a day of sampling artisan cheese and

Where: Locations around Vancouver

Raveena at Imperial


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For Raveena, music is meant to be a “complete expression of the self.” Come see her perform during her ‘Asha’s Awakening Tour’ in Gastown for a music experience like no other.

When: Saturday, April 30th
Where: 319 Main Street, Imperial Vancouver
Cost: $30-$95

Chilliwack Tulip Festival 

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that your last chance to get to Chilliwack’s annual Tulip Fest is this Sunday, May 1st. Get your fix of the gorgeous spring blooms until next year!

When: Sunday, May 1st
Where: 41310 Yale Road, Chilliwack
Cost: $13+ for GA

Bloedel Conservatory

After being closed for much of the pandemic, Vancouver’s beloved Bloedel Conservatory at Queen Elizabeth Park is finally open to the public! What better way to commemorate spring than with a visit to the domed lush paradise at the conservatory. Come say hi to 500+ plants and over 100 tropical birds, and don’t be too surprised if some of them answer back! (The birds…not the plants.)

When: Open throughout May
Where: 4600 Cambie Street
Cost: $7.05

Have a great weekend, Vancouver! We’ll see you next week.