10 things to do in Vancouver: Sunday, May 28

May 25 2017, 12:55 pm

More sun is in the forecast, so it’s a perfect time to explore some fun events! From Veg Expo to Fair in the Square and more, check out our 10 things to do in Vancouver this Sunday, May 28.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Veg Expo 2017



  • 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

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market

  • 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

Butterfly Monitoring Workshop

  • What: Join this hands-on workshop for an introduction to butterfly ID, biology and photography tips. Includes indoor classroom and outdoor components. Presented by Metro Vancouver with WildResearch.
  • Where: Campbell Valley Regional Park
  • When: May 28 from 10 am to 3 pm
  • Cost: $15, call 604-432-6359 to register. 13+

The Sophistocrats

  • 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
  • When: May 28 at 8 pm

Fair in the Square 2017

  • 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
  • When: May 28 from 11 am to 2 pm
  • Cost: Free

Scotiabank MS Walk

  • 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
  • When: May 28 at 9 am
  • Register: Online

Spring Into Summer Community Clear Out

  • 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
  • When: May 28 from 2 to 5 pm
  • Cost: Free

KidPreneur Market Day


Image: KidPreneur

  • What: Check out the Young Entrepreneur Learning Lab Market Day and support local KidPreneurs as they debut their handcrafted products and launch their mini-businesses at the Semiahmoo Shopping Centre.
  • Where: Semiahmoo Shopping Centre – 1711 152 Street, Surrey
  • When: May 28 from 1 to 4 pm
  • Cost: Free

Vancouver Postcard Club Show and Sale

  • What: Come visit the Vancouver Postcard Club’s Annual Show and Sale and see why postcards are the world’s number 3 collectible after stamps and coins.
  • Where: Hastings Street Community Centre – 3096 E Hastings St, Vancouver
  • When: May 28 from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Tickets: $5

2017 BC Buddhist Festival

  • What: The 2017 BC Buddhist Festival is a free family event including Buddhist activities, meditation instruction, ethnic food, music, performances, Tibetan sand mandala, kids play zone and much more.
  • Where: 6210 Tisdall Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 28 from 10 am to 6 pm
  • Cost: Free
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