Vancouver and the surrounding cities that can be done as a day trip, have so many events and activities, it can be hard to keep up.  Here is a sampling of what's available by the month in Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, Steveston, Cloverdale, New Westminster, Harrison Hot Springs, Abbotsford, Nanaimo, Sunshine Coast

 

MAY


Vancouver International Children’s Festival, end May,  http://www.childrensfestival.ca/

Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair, CLOVERDALE about May 19,  epicfest.ca

Playland at the PNE, April - Sept, http://www.pne.ca/playland/

New Westminster Hyack Festival, NEW WESTMINSTER, *Parade and *Fair, about May 18,

http://hyack.bc.ca/

International Summer Night Market,  RICHMOND,  mid May to mid September, www.summernightmarket.com

Vancouver Chinatown Night Market, mid May to early Sept,  http://vancouverchinatownnightmarket....

Vancouver Whitecaps FC, (Men: March-Oct, Women: May-July,)  http://www.whitecapsfc.com/

Richmond Night Market, RICHMOND, mid May to early Oct,  http://www.richmondnightmarket.com/

Vancouver Farmers Markets, http://www.eatlocal.org/

 

JUNE

 

EAT, Vancouver,  about June 1,  http://www.eat-vancouver.com/

Alcan Dragon Boat Festival,  about June 10,  http://dragonboatbc.ca/

Bard on the Beach, Shakespeare Festival, June-Sept,  http://www.bardonthebeach.org/

Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) July to mid Aug,  http://www.tuts.ca/

International Jazz Festival, Vancouver, about June 24,  coastaljazz.ca

Car Free Days,  about June 17 - http://www.carfreevancouver.org/locat...

Playland at the PNE, April-Sept,  http://www.pne.ca/playland/

Vancouver International Children’s Festival, about May 30,  http://www.childrensfestival.ca/

International Summer Night Market,  RICHMOND, mid May to mid Sept,  www.summernightmarket.com

Vancouver Chinatown Night Market, mid May to mid Sept, http://vancouverchinatownnightmarket....

Velopalooza Vancouver! about June 15,  http://www.velopalooza.ca/

Steveston Bullhead Derby, STEVESTON about June 24, www.stevestonsalmonfest.ca

Pender Harbour Jazz Festival, PENDER HARBOUR,  about June 3, 

http://www.penderharbourbluesfestival...

Powell River Blues Festival, POWELL RIVER,  about June 1

http://powellriverblues2012.com/

Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival, GIBSONS,  about June 8

http://www.coastjazz.com/

Vancouver Whitecaps FC, (Men: March-Oct, Women: May-July,)  http://whitecapsfc.com/

BC Lions Football, June-Nov,  http://www.bclions.com/

Vancouver Canadians minor league baseball, June-Aug,

http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t435

Greek Day, in Kitsilano - about June 26,  http://www.greekday.com/eventsList.html

Richmond Night Market, RICHMOND, mid May to early Oct,  http://www.richmondnightmarket.com/

Vancouver Farmers Market,  http://www.eatlocal.org/

 

JULY

 

Bard on the Beach, Shakespeare Festival, June-Sept,  http://www.bardonthebeach.org/

Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) July to mid Aug,  http://www.tuts.ca/

Canada Day, July 1,  http://www.canadaday.canadaplace.ca/   ....   and ....  http://www.canadadayfireworks.ca/

Celebration of Light – Fireworks, 3 nights:  late July, early Aug,

http://hondacelebrationoflight.com/

Vancouver Folk Music Festival, about July 15,  http://thefestival.bc.ca/

Harrison Festival of the Arts, HARRISON HOT SPRINGS, about July 9

www.harrisonfestival.com

Steveston Salmon Festival on July 1, STEVESTON,   http://www.stevestonsalmonfest.ca/

Caribbean Days Festival, about July 23, http://www.caribbeandays.ca/

Playland at the PNE, April-Sept, http://www.pne.ca/playland/

Dragonboat Festival, NANAIMO, about July 8,  http://www.nanaimodragonboat.com/

Silly Boat Regatta, NANAIMO, about July 17.   Build, float, race and raise money for the Child Development Centre, all on one day! Fantastic fun.

http://sillyboat.com/

World Championship Bathtub Race, NANAIMO, about July 23,  Race bathtubs with engines on the back along a course from the harbour in Nanaimo, north to the Winchelsea Islands and then back to Departure Bay. Fun for everyone!

http://bathtubbing.com/

Kitsilano Show Boat at Kits Pool, July and Aug,  h ttp://www.kitsilanoshowboat.com/

International Summer Night Market,  RICHMOND, mid May to mid Sept, www.summernightmarket.com

Richmond Night Market, RICHMOND, mid May to mid Oct,  http://www.richmondnightmarket.com/

Vancouver Chinatown Night Market, May-Sept,  http://vancouverchinatownnightmarket....

Vancouver Whitecaps FC, (Men: March-Oct, Women: May-July,)  http://whitecapsfc.com/

Vancouver Canadians minor league baseball, June-Aug, http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t435

BC Lions Football, June-Nov,  http://www.bclions.com/

Vancouver International Jazz Festival, including two days of free concerts at David Lam Park, over the first weekend in July -

www.coastaljazz.ca

Carnaval de Sol - about the first week July, http://www.carnavaldelsol.com/

Vancouver Farmers Markets,  http://www.eatlocal.org/

 

AUGUST

 

The PNE Fair and Playland at the PNE,  the 2 weeks before Labour Day,  http://www.pne.ca/thefair/index.html

The 56th Annual Squamish Days & Loggers Sports Festival, August 1-5, www.squamishdays.ca

Celebration of Light – Fireworks:  3 nights, end July, early August,  http://hondacelebrationoflight.com/

Kitsilano Showboat at Kits Pool, June-Aug 2011,  http://www.kitsilanoshowboat.com/

Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival, about Aug 25,  http://www.vancouverwoodenboat.com/

Dragon Boat Races, STEVESTON, about Aug 25,    http://dragonboatbc.ca/

Korean Festival, Swangard Stadium, BURNABY, about August 8th, http://www.koreanculture.ca/news/

Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival, BURNABY, about August 13,  http://www.burnabybluesfestival.com/

Abbotsford Airshow, ABBOTSFORD, about Aug 12,  http://www.abbotsfordairshow.com/

3rd Say Hi to a Stranger Weekend Closing Party, VANCOUVER, August 23, 2015, 3-6pm http://www.sayhitoastranger.com/

International Summer Night Market,  RICHMOND, mid May to mid Sept,  www.summernightmarket.com

Richmond Night Market, RICHMOND, mid May to mid Oct,  http://www.richmondnightmarket.com/

Vancouver Chinatown Night Market, May-Sept,  http://vancouverchinatownnightmarket....

Vancouver Whitecaps FC, (Men: March-Oct, Women: May-July,)  http://whitecapsfc.com/

Vancouver Canadians minor league baseball, June-Aug, http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t435

C Lions Football, June-Nov,  http://www.bclions.com/

Vancouver Farmers Markets,  http://www.eatlocal.org/

 

SEPTEMBER

 

The PNE Fair and Playland at the PNE, 2 weeks before Labour Day,  http://www.pne.ca/thefair/index.html

Bard on the Beach, Shakespeare Festival,  June-Sept,  http://www.bardonthebeach.org/

Vancouver International Film Festival, about Sept 29,  http://www.viff.org/

Terry Fox Run, Sunday, about Sept 18  http://www.terryfox.org/?s=1

Vancouver International Fringe Festival, about Sept. 8,  http://www.vancouverfringe.com/

International Summer Night Market,  RICHMOND, mid May to mid Sept,   www.summernightmarket.com

Richmond Night Market, RICHMOND, mid May to mid Oct, http://www.richmondnightmarket.com/

Vancouver Chinatown Night Market, May-Sept,  http://vancouverchinatownnightmarket....

Vancouver Whitecaps FC, (Men: March-Oct, Women: May-July,)  http://whitecapsfc.com/

BC Lions Football, June-Nov,  http://www.bclions.com/

Vancouver Taiwan Fest - about Sept 3,  http://taiwanfest.ca/

Moon Festival - about Sept 17,  http://stillmoon.org/moon-festival-2/

Vancouver Farmers Markets -  http://www.eatlocal.org/markets.html

Jazz on the Mountain at WHISTLER, will be held at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler