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5 long weekend events in Greater Van

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The long weekend is just around the corner, which means that your friends are going to want to make the most of their 3 days off. Well, come to their rescue with this guide to fun activities and events to attend in and around the city.

Here are the best events during the long weekend.

BC Annual Spot Prawn Fest

Taking place at the False Creek Wharf, this annual event showcases one of Vancouver’s best seafoods. Head down for a bowl of chowder, and learn about how you can incorporate spot prawns in your upcoming BBQ.

When: Sunday, May 19, 11AM-3PM
Where: False Creek Fisherman’s Wharf
Tickets: Free to attend, $12 for a big ol’ bowl of chowder

Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair

We’re gearing up to take our horse to the old town road, horse tack and all. Seriously though, rodeos are pretty heck danging fun, and it’s a great excuse to see if that Wrangler shirt you bought on a whim was a good idea.

When: May 17 to May 20
Where: Cloverdale, BC
Tickets: $33 for a one-day rodeo pass, get them here

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The Great Outdoors Fest

This 4-day long festival in Whistler is meant to usher in the summer, and will have a ton of activities for you. There’s a pancake breakfast, concerts, sports, arts, and much more. Want to get a head start on summer fun? Head to Whistler.

When: Friday, May 17 to Monday, May 20
Where: Around Whistler
Tickets: Most events are free!

All British Field Meet

Nothing like humming and hahing over some old British automobiles. Put on your best monocle, don a velvet sport coat, and go scoff at cars that you could never afford. Fun fact though- you can buy an old Jaguar S-Type for less than $20k USD.

When: Saturday, May 18, 10AM-4:30PM
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden
Cost: $17 for GA

Zero-Waste Vegan Market

Taking place in Railtown, this market will be selling food, beauty products, apparel and a lot more. There will also be workshops and live demos. About what? Beats us, but we’re sure it’s health-related. Swing by the rooftop after party for a vegan pot luck as well.

When: Saturday, May 18, 11AM-4PM
Where: 520 Alexander Street
Cost: Free to attend!

And that’s our guide for the events and festivals happening this weekend! What’s the point of a long weekend if you don’t take advantage of it? See you at the rodeo, we’ve got our best cowboy boots on and we want to pet a horse.

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