I don’t know where April went but somehow May has shown up on my calendar. This month is jam-packed with exciting new events and family-favourites returning for 2023. As always, be sure to keep a close eye on the Family Fun Vancouver calendar as we are constantly adding new events. Happy May!


Have you experienced the theatrical magic created by Carousel Theatre for Young People? Every year this accomplished production company mounts a series of performances just for kids. These shows are not theatre performances that are kid-friendly; these are theatre shows for kids. From May 2-7th, CTYP presents Alphonse, the story of a young boy who meanders through the forest using his imagination to tell stories while his worried friends, family and even the police, search for him. Alphonse reminds us all that growing up doesn’t mean we have to leave our imagination behind.

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The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

Calling all mythology and musical lovers! The popular novel “The Lightning Thief” has been adapted into a popular musical that’s perfect for all ages. This show is the perfect way to introduce young readers to the world of theatre, while also offering a fresh and exciting experience for seasoned theatre-goers. The two-act full-stage musical with intermission features adult performers, a 5-piece live orchestra, Ancient Greek and modern-day scene changes, lightning & sound effects along with giant puppets, bringing the world of Percy Jackson to life on stage.

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City of Surrey Youth Week (May 1-7): Celebrate the preteens and teens in your life during Youth Week 2023! The City of Surrey is hosting a variety of free events specifically geared towards ages 10-18, such as a Bake Night, Paint Night, Super Mario Kart Party, 3V3 Mini Basketball Games, and more! Best of all? The events are FREE!

Star Wars Day (May 4) – yes, it’s a thing. May the fourth = May the force (be with you). Whether you’re up to date on your Star Wars trivia or could use a refresher, there are some great events happening around Metro Vancouver to celebrate the day.

Farmers Markets in Metro Vancouver (May – October) – Does anyone else feel healthier just by shopping at a Farmer’s Market? I love bringing home fresh veggies and home-baked goodies each week. Spring & Summer Farmer’s Markets across Metro Vancouver are opening in May and many run weekly until the end of October.

Royal Canadian International Circus (May 4-7 | 11-14 | 18-22) : Have you got your tickets for this thrilling show? See some of the world’s top circus performers when they roar into your city this May. With shows in Surrey, Richmond and Vancouver, there are plenty of opportunities to see incredible skill (and bravery). Use the code familyfunvancouver for a Buy One Get One FREE offer!

Food Truck Festival – Coquitlam (May 13 & 14) – come hungry to the Food Truck Festival in Coquitlam. There will be 20+ trucks to enjoy along with food and entertainment. Admission to this event is free.

Mother’s Day (May 13) – Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful moms, step-moms, grand-moms, moms-in-training, moms-flying-by-the-seat-of-their-pants, and everyone else who is helping nurture the next generation. We’ve rounded up a full list of events and activities for every mom in your life.

Cloverdale Rodeo (May 19-22): Buckle up because the Cloverdale Rodeo is back for 2023 and there are more exciting events than ever before! This family-favourite event returns with Barrel Racing, and plenty of Roughstock Rodeo Events.

Vancouver Children’s Festival (May 30 – June 4) – just squeaking in at the end of May, but we couldn’t leave this Vancouver staple off our May events list.

For a complete listing of all the best events around Metro Vancouver, click on our calendar, and stay tuned to all the best local family events through Facebook,  and Instagram.