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10 things to do in Vancouver this weekend

DH Vancouver Staff May 01, 2015 11:26 am

Here are some of the top events to check out in Vancouver between May 1 and 3. For a complete list of events, check out the Vancity Buzz calendar here.

Shipyards Night Market

  • What: A vibrant gathering focused on local artisans, bakers, farmers, along with an array of artisans and vendors. There will be plenty of food trucks and other prepared eats, as well as a Beer Garden (for those 19+) and live music.
  • Where: Shipbuilders’ Square, 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
  • When: Every Friday May 1 to September 25; 5 to 10 p.m.


Hiring Happy Hour

  • What: A hiring event featuring companies including United Front Games, E-Link Entertainment, IUGO Mobile Entertainment, Fathom Interactive, I Got Games, A Thinking Ape, East Side Games, Hothead Games, Roadhouse Interactive, Bandai Namco, Relic and BlueBat Games.
  • Where: The Portside Pub – 7 Alexander St., Vancouver
  • When: Friday, May 1; 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Commercial Drive Street Party

  • What: Come by for some loud music, dancing and good times at the first ever Commercial Drive Street Party.
  • Where: Grandview Park – Commercial Drive and Charles St., Vancouver
  • When: Friday, May 1; 6 to 11 p.m.

Eat! Vancouver at BC Place

  • What: Capping off the expanded events of EAT! Vancouver’s week-long culinary festival is the three-day tasting event and expo at BC Place. This year’s lineup includes a host of fun experiences and special programming sure to entice many of Vancouver’s enthusiastic food lovers.
  • Where: BC Place Stadium – 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, May 1 to Sunday, May 3

Vancouver Police Department Recovered Goods Auction

  • What: The Vancouver Police Department holds its annual auction of stolen or recovered goods, including bikes, electronics, sporting goods, jewellery, appliances and more.
  • Where: 1055 Vernon Drive, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, May 2; 9 a.m.

Free Comic Book Day

  • What: Comic book shops around Vancouver will be giving out free comic books to anyone who walks through their doors in celebration of the international Free Comic Book Day.
  • Where: Various locations, see link for details.
  • When: Saturday, May 2

OneRepublic at Rogers Arena

  • What: The band OneRepublic brings their Native Tour to Vancouver, featuring hits like “Counting Stars”, “I Lived” and “If I Lose Myself”.
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, May 2; 7:30 p.m.

BMO Vancouver Marathon

  • What: Marathon, new Marathon Relay, Half Marathon and 8 km races take place on Sunday, May 3, finishing at an exciting downtown Finish Line and Street Festival.
  • Where: For race route, visit
  • When: Sunday, May 3; 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Vancouver Wheelmen 5th Annual Vintage Bike Swap

  • What: Vancouver Wheelmen Vintage Bicycle Club presents the 5th Annual Vintage Bike Swap. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned rider, come on down to buy or swap an old bike.
  • Where: Brittania Community Centre – 1661 Napier St., Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, May 3; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Happy Show

  • What: One of the largest exhibitions in MOV’s 120-year history, this astonishing experience transcends the boundary between art and design. It takes over museum galleries and in-between spaces-stairwells, hallways, and restrooms-in order to ask: what makes us happy?
  • Where: Museum of Vancouver – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
  • When: On now until September 7, 2015; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except Thursdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m, closed Mondays


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