What: Get ready to enjoy one of the biggest natural food events of the year as the Veg Expo is coming to Vancouver’s Convention Centre. The highly-anticipated vegan, vegetarian, and sustainable food event is taking place on Sunday, May 28. Returning to Vancouver for its fourth year, the expo is set to feature more than 200 local and international exhibitors. This means you’ll be able to snap up some of the most original plant-based edible and innovative lifestyle products on the market.
Where: Convention Centre West
When: May 28 from 10 am to 6 pm
Tickets:Online, $5 for children, $15 for general admission, $13 for seniors and $35 for a family pass
What: You’ll find familiar faces like Applebarn Pumpkin Farm, Blue Comet Seafoods and Goldwing as well as new ones like Honest Food Farms, Rai Produce and Urban Digs Farm. You won’t have to elbow your way through lines to get at the cauliflower and there’s plenty of adjacent street parking. It’s also only a couple blocks from the 99 B-line.
Where: Dude Chilling Park – 2390 Brunswick Street, Vancouver
When: Every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm, May 28 to October 8
What: Old-fashioned souls with offbeat ideas. The Sophistocrats came together during their years together at Selkirk College in Nelson, BC. They have an eclectic style, heavily influenced by Alternative R&B and Indie Pop, with lead vocalist Sophie MP singing in English, French and Spanish. Also featuring Davuis Yates on guitar and backup vocals, Nathan Swift on Bass, and Aybars Savat on Drums.
Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
What: Now in its 11th year, Fair in the Square brings together more than 3,000 people in a celebration of community, good food, non-profit organizations, and eclectic music. The event is hosted by Central City Foundation, in partnership with Vancouver Community College. The day-long festival also includes kids activities, contests, prizes, and more.
Where: Victory Square Park – 200 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
What: Enjoy the sites of Vancouver’s beautiful urban waterfront as you head west along the scenic seawall on the Scotiabank MS Walk. Back at the finish area, participants can enjoy snacks and refreshments, music, and the great company of other dedicated walkers.support of Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon.
Where: Plaza of Nations – 750 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
What: Spring into summer by joining Passion to Lead at their community market with local vendors and volunteers selling pre-loved clothing and local handmade goods. The majority of the proceeds will go to supporting the P2L programs as well as their Global Sorority documentary, which will be featured at the market throughout the day.
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver