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10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, May 25

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Daniel Chai May 24, 2019 5:00 am

Enjoy your last Saturday of May with these 10 fun things to do around Vancouver on Saturday, May 25! Carrie Underwood, Root Beer Festival, and more.

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

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Carrie Underwood

What: Seven-time Grammy winner and Pollstar’s three-time top female country touring artist, Carrie Underwood brings The Cry Pretty Tour 360 to Vancouver. Featuring special guests Maddie & Tae and Runaway June.

When: Saturday, May 25, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Envision Craft Fair

What: The Envision Craft Fair is an opportunity for people from around Vancouver to come together to showcase and sell their work: art, crafts, food, jewelry bath products, and more. The goal is to raise awareness about health, hygiene, and the situation amongst homelessness youth, while helping people around Vancouver have a chance to show off their work. Proceeds from this event will be donated to Covenant House BC.  

When: Saturday, May 25, 2019
Time: 12:30 to 4 pm
Where: St. John’s School – Gunn Gym – 2215 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver
Admission: By donation to Covenant House

Glades Garden Openings

The Glades / City of Surrey

What: This special woodland garden is home to many species of rare and unusual rhododendrons, azaleas, and fine heritage trees. Follow the meandering paths, pause by the ponds and discover for yourself, the story of The Glades.

When: May 25, May 29, June 1, June 15, July 3, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Glades – 561 172 St, Surrey
Admission: Entrance by donation (excluding Mother’s Day – ticketed event)

Day Out with Thomas

What: Day Out With Thomas provides an opportunity for kids to take a ride with their favourite tank engine, meet the railway controller, Sir Topham Hatt, have fun in the Imagination Station, enjoy face painting, musical entertainment and much more. Tickets are sold for specific train times, with departures from 9:30 am to 4 pm.

When: May 25 to May 26, 2019
Time: 9 am to 4:30 pm
Where: West Coast Railway Heritage Park 39645 Government Road Squamish
Tickets: Online

Dog Days of Summer at Hastings Racecourse

What: The Dog Days of Summer series is returning to Hastings Racecourse. On May 25 and 26, the cutest purebred British, English, and French bulldogs you’ve ever seen will be running the track between each horse race as they compete for a $500 prize and honour of being the “Top Dog of Hastings.” Next up on the weekend of June 22 and 23 are the heartwarming Corgi Races. Last year, we saw the inaugural corgi races bring adorable (and hysterical) moments to the North Renfrew race track, with four-legged athletes competing for the “Top Corgi” prize. On the weekend of July 13 and 14, you can take in all of the action at the iconic Wiener Dog Races at Hastings Racecourse. Enjoy a pack of incredibly excited Dachshunds racing.

When: May 25 and 26, June 22 and 23, and July 13 and 14
Time: Various times
Where: Hastings Racecourse – 188 North Renfrew Street, Vancouver
Price: FREE admission

Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir: The Return of Soul Gospel

What: Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir presents the final concert of their 15th anniversary season, The Return of Soul Gospel. Good Noise will be joined by Canada’s Queen of Soul, Dawn Pemberton, and JUNO-nominee Warren Dean Flandez in a vibrant, energetic concert featuring music by Stevie Wonder, Al Green, and more.

When: Saturday, May 25, 2019
Time: 3 pm and 8 pm
Where: Christ Church Cathedral – 690 Burrard St., Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Surrey International Children’s Festival

What: Every year, Surrey International Children’s Festival showcases seven new featured performances by artists from across Canada and around the world on the Festival’s four performance theatres inside the Surrey Arts Centre and in Bear Creek Park. Come and celebrate local professional and emerging artists on the Community Spirit Stage and explore the lively mix of activities throughout the site.

When: Now to Saturday, May 25, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Bear Creek Park and Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Tickets: Online

Cloverdale Market Days

What: One of the largest open-air markets in the Fraser Valley showcasing unique items from local BC Artisans and treasures from downtown Cloverdale merchants. With Cloverdale Market Days featuring more than 120 vendors as well as live entertainment and food trucks, you’ve got a destination outing for the whole family.

When: May 25, June 22, July 27, Aug 24, September 21, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: 176 Street between 56A and 58 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

Port Coquitlam’s Public Works Community Open House

What: Get an insider’s look at Port Coquitlam’s Public Works services – from water to waste, roads to parks – at a free Community Open House. Plus enjoy free children’s activities, a hot dog barbecue by donation, giveaways, and more.

When: Saturday, May 25, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Public Works Yard – 1737 Broadway St., Port Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Tri-Cities Collective Hello Spring Market

The Collective Handmade Markets‎

What: The Tri-Cities Collective presents the Hello Spring Market! Market highlights include swag bags for the first 40 shoppers, over 60 handmade and local vendors, Wings Outdoor Grill and Vancouver Fashion Truck onsite, Build a Biz Kids.com Mini Maker Market, and more. Partial proceeds will be donated to CAARE Rescue.

When: Saturday, May 25, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Kyle Centre – 127 Kyle St, Port Moody
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Pride Match vs FC Dallas

What: Rainbows will fill BC Place, as the Whitecaps wear special Pride crested jerseys. The corner flags and nets will also be multi-coloured for the match. Fans are encouraged to take part also, as each seat will come with a coloured sign to form a rainbow around the stadium.

The ‘Caps are hosting pre-game festivities on Terry Fox Plaza prior to the 4 pm kickoff, hosted by Conni Smudge beginning at 2:30 pm. The event include a drag show and lip sync performance, as well as a drag race on the pitch at halftime. Members of Sher Vancouver — a non-profit society for LGBTQ South Asians and their friends, families, and allies — will be in attendance.

When: Saturday, May 25, 2019
Time: 4 pm
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $30.50

Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival 2019 – Cloverdale

What: The Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival is back for its sixth year featuring delicious grub-on-wheels, drinks, and more. This year brings drool-worthy events from the Fraser Valley Food Truck Association, each featuring 28 trucks to enjoy.

When: May 25, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Cloverdale Exhibition Grounds
Admission: Free

4th Annual Root Beer Festival

What: Sticky’s fourth Annual Root Beer Festival is going down on May 25 at the Sticky’s Candy store in Langley from 11 am to 3 pm, and it sounds like it’s going to be pretty sweet. The fourth annual fest of all things root beer will feature over 50 premium varieties of this carbonated beverage, along with fudge, candy, ice cream, and root beer floats.

When: May 25, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Douglas Park – 20550 Douglas Cresent, Langley
Price: $25; buy online

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