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From the Polar Bear Swim on January 1 to the Festival of Lights in late December, festivals and other exciting events are happening all the time in Vancouver.

Remember that things do change, so be sure to confirm dates and times before making travel plans.

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16th Annual European Festival!

  • Saturday, May 25, 2013 - Sunday, May 26, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 10:30AM
  • Location: Swangard Stadium
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On May 25th and 26th Swangard Stadium will host the 16th Annual European Festival - which offers the perfect way to celebrate and enjoy Europe without the dreadful jetlag and airport security checks. This year's festival brings together some 30 countries in this weekend cultural festival of food, fun and performances. From 10:30am to 11:00pm on May 25th, 10:30am to 6pm May 26th, the European Fe... Visit Website

26th Annual Larry Young Memorial Run

  • Sunday, May 26, 2013 - Sunday, May 26, 2013
  • Time: 9:00 AM 5 km Walk / 9:30 AM 5 km Run
  • Location: HMCS Discovery, Stanley Park
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The Vancouver Police Foundation is proud to join the Vancouver Police Emergency Response Team in support of the 26th Annual Larry Young Memorial Run. Each year, members of the Emergency Response Team host a 5 km run and walk in Sgt. Young's honour. Sgt. Young was a founding member of the Vancouver Police Emergency Response Team who died in the performance of his duties on February 2, 1987. All... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Dreamgirls

Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, the musical Dreamgirls tells the rags-to-riches tale of a 1960s girl group, loosely based on The Supremes. Young, black, and with talent to burn, the hopeful divas Effie, Deena, and Lorrell fantasize about playing the Apollo Theater. After getting their big break, The Dreamettes seem unstoppable-until rivalry and betrayal enter the group. Share their elatio... Visit Website

EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival

  • Friday, May 24, 2013 - Sunday, May 26, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: BC Place
  • Location: BC Place
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EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival is the ultimate Consumer Food Expo! Celebrity chefs, popular local restaurants, wineries, food and beverage manufacturers, cookbook authors, retailers, artisans, and many others from the culinary world will come together for a three day public extravaganza at BC Place Stadium. The 11th annual EAT! Vancouver Food + Coooking festival encompasses unique f... Visit Website

Inspire de la Rue - Fashion Show

  • Sunday, May 26, 2013 - Sunday, May 26, 2013
  • Time: 5:00PM - 8:00PM
  • Location: Club 560
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Inspire de la Rue is the first ever edition to a new event on Vancouver's couture calendar which brings you an eclectic collaboration of performance, dance, and runway. Significantly different from other fashion events in the region, Inspire de la Rue showcases ‘individuality and cultural diversity' as the core of artistic arrangement coming to life on stage. Celebrating the theme of &ls... Visit Website

James Hart - The Dance Screen (The Scream Too), Exhibition

James Hart, Exhibition The Dance Screen (The Scream Too) November 2012 to March 9, 2014 In late 2009, artist James Hart began designing a large-scale sculpture titled The Dance Screen (The Scream Too) and began carving the work in 2010. This ambitious project brings together many of the principal animal figures from traditional Haida stories, especially creatures that depend on salmon for t... Visit Website

Jazz Vespers Series: Steve Maddock Quartet

  • Sunday, May 26, 2013 - Sunday, May 26, 2013
  • Time: 4:00 PM
  • Location: Northwood United Church
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"Jazz at Northwood" Talented jazz musicians performing selections interspersed with inspirational readings/poetry. Steve Maddock Quartet: Steve Maddock, vocals. Steve Kaldestad, saxophone. Jodi Proznick, bass. Jesse Cahill, drums. Sunday, May 26th, 2013 @ 4:00PM Northwood United Church (156th Street, Surrey) Admission by donation! For more details please visit http://www.north... Visit Website

Jelly Invasion at the Vancouver Aquarium

  • Thursday, May 16, 2013 - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 (Recurring daily)
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This summer, thousands of jellyfishes are invading the Vancouver Aquarium. With over 15 different species of jellyfishes from all over the globe on exhibit, plus new shows, activities and interactive displays, there's a lot of new and exciting things to see and do. Come and see several jellyfish species rarely on display at the Aquarium! Daily, May 16, 2013 - November 12, 2013 Vancouver Aquariu... Visit Website

Kitsilano Farmers Market

  • Sunday, May 12, 2013 - Sunday, October 20, 2013 (Every Sunday)
  • Time: 10:00AM to 2:00PM
  • Location: Kitsilano Community Centre
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Vancouver Farmers Markets are always in season! Join us at the markets this summer to find delicious locally made food. Enjoy knowing where your food comes from and who cultivates it. Vancouver Farmers Markets (otherwise known as Your Local Farmers Market Society) is about people who love fresh food at festive gatherings. With the initial goal in 1995 to create the fun and value of weekly Farme... Visit Website

Portobello West presents Fashion + Art Summer Market

  • Saturday, May 25, 2013 - Sunday, May 26, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Creekside Community Recreation Centre
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Portobello West's Summer Market! Stop by between 11:00am-5:00pm and shop from up to 50 amazing Canadian and Pacific Northwest designers, artists, and producers! There’s something for everyone including fashion, accessories, jewellery, art, sweets, and baby + kids items.   For more information please visit   Saturday May 25th + Sunday Ma... Visit Website

The Columbia presents Sunday Blues Revue

  • Sunday, February 03, 2013 (Every Sunday)
  • Time: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Location: The Columbia
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Enjoy the New Orleans style venue, newly-renovated, for some blues by some of the finest musicians in this vintage show lounge every Sunday night for Sunday Blues Revue. Date: Every Sunday evening starting February 3, 2013 Time: 5:00PM - 9:00PM Location: The Columbia, 530 Columbia Street, New Westminster Visit the website at for more information.

UBC MOA presents Safar/Voyage: Contemporary Works by Arab, Iranian, and Turkish Artists

  • Saturday, April 20, 2013 - Sunday, September 15, 2013 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: UBC Museum of Anthropology
  • Time: Tuesdays 10AM-9PM; Wednesdays-Sundays 10AM-5PM; Closed Mondays
  • Location: UBC Museum of Anthropology
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Following the universal theme of voyage, the first major Canadian group exhibition of contemporary artists from the Middle Eastern region arrives at MOA in Spring of 2013. Guest curated by Fereshteh Daftari, Safar/Voyage’s scope takes viewers from the planet earth, down to maps, and further to specific cities such as Tehran and Cairo, after which it proceeds to reveal internal and meditativ... Visit Website

Vancouver Art Gallery presents Hope at Dawn: Watercolours by Emily Carr and Charles John Collings

The medium of watercolour is one of the most challenging used by artists. After the pigment has been placed on paper, change is not possible and the artist must possess considerable skill to achieve his or her artistic goal. Two major artists working in British Columbia in the first half of the twentieth century used watercolour extensively: Emily Carr and Charles John Collings. At the Vancouve... Visit Website

Vancouver FanClub presents Vivace

Vivace Sunday, May 26, 2013 Doors: 5pm / Show: 6pm The combination of powerful male voices and emotionally driven female vocals creates Vivace, a new addition to the classical crossover genre. The operatic pop vocal Vancouver-based quartet is made up of Melody Mercredi, Tiffany Desrosiers, Marc Devigne, and DJ Calhoun, each vocalist having enjoyed individual success in their solo careers. For... Visit Website