Another weekend, another drizzly weather forecast. But we won’t let that won’t cramp our style! From big-name concerts to a spring market, Cinco de Mayo celebrations, here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this weekend (May 3-5).

FOREIGNER: Farewell Canada 

With 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, FOREIGNER is hailed as one of the most popular rock bands in the world, behind some of the genre’s most iconic anthems over the years, including “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” and “Waiting For A Girl Like You.”

When: Friday, May 3rd
Where: Abbotsford Centre, Abbotsford
Cost: $191.75+

Free night at Vancouver Art Gallery

Thanks to a new partnership with BMO, the Vancouver Art Gallery is set to launch free admission to the public on the first Friday of every month, from 4 pm to 8 pm. The first free Friday night will be on May 3rd – so mark your calendars and get ready to enjoy some after-work art!

When: Friday, May 3rd
Where: 750 Hornby Street

Sponsored pick: Chop Steakhouse & Bar

Special occasions, big announcements, celebrations of every type – we know there’s only one kind of place to do them justice: a modern steakhouse. Chop Steakhouse & Bar just announced their returning Steak Masters program complete with a new limited-time menu. The new menu will be available at Chop locations across Canada, but it’s only here for 8 weeks. Make up a special occasion if you have to, because you don’t want to miss this!

Got Craft Spring Market 

Got Craft is hosting a pet-friendly pop-up market at the Maritime Labour Centre, bringing together 80 local makers and small businesses. Here, visitors can also check out a Mini Makers Market with ‘kidpreneurs’ under the age of 16 years old, as well as an array of food trucks.

When: Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th
Where: 1880 Triumph Street
Cost: $5 for admission

Taylor Swift Dance Party at the Roxy

Vancouver’s popular live music bar, The Roxy will be hosting a special Taylor Swift-themed dance party in honour of the release of The Tortured Poets Department, and tickets are just under $20

When: Saturday, May 4th
Where: 932 Granville Street
Cost: $15

Richmond Night Market

The Richmond Night Market is North America’s largest outdoor market, and you can enjoy hundreds of delicious street food eats from around the globe!

When: Opens all May
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond
Cost: $8.50 for single admission, $40 for Zoom Pass

Pearl Jam Dark Matter World Tour 

Pearl Jam fans, listen up. Your favourite ’90s rock band is going on a world tour, and Vancouver is the only Canadian stop. Stay tuned for last-minute ticket prices for the May 4th and May 6th shows as they drop!

When: Saturday, May 4th and Monday, May 6th
Where: Rogers Arena
Cost: Check back soon

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo 

If you don’t have Cinco de Mayo plans just yet, consider this list a great place to start. From tasty deals to a food truck festival, here’s how to celebrate Cinco De Mayo in Vancouver this year.

Where: See our picks above


It’s your last chance to check out Carmen onstage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, featuring an all-star cast, beautiful stagecraft, and a passionate story of romance. So don’t miss out!

When: April 27th to May 5th
Where: 630 Hamilton Street
Cost: $79+

Harrison Tulip Festival

Speaking of tulips, the beloved Harrison Tulip Festival (formerly the Chilliwack Tulip Fest) wraps this weekend, so now’s your chance to roam over 20 acres of stunning tulips, double daffodils, and hyacinths in bloom. If you’re looking to take in the spring colours and maybe get in a few family photos for the season, this is the perfect opportunity to do both.

When: Until May 5th
Where: 5039 Lougheed Highway, Agassiz
Cost: $12 per adult

And that’s a wrap on the weekend, Vancouver! Now get out there and enjoy it!