Metro Vancouver Weekend Event Guide: 8 Family Fun Activities (May 25 – 27)

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Metro Vancouver Weekend Event Guide May 25 - 27Presented by the Royal Canadian Circus

The best part of a long weekend? The next weekend arrives earlier. The kids have a month left of school, summertime fun is ramping up, and here are 8 activities we think you’ll enjoy this May 25 – 27 weekend.

1. Royal Canadian Circus
SPECTAC! 2018 brings old-school circus acts to modern day families. The Magnificent Big Top show includes flying trapeze, Chinese acrobat troupes, aerial strap performance, juggling, quick change act, a dazzling hula hoop maze, and the Tarzan Zerbini Dancers and Aerialists. The Circus is in town for FOUR weeks starting with shows in Tsawwassen this weekend.

2. Ladner May Days
Come to Memorial Park for the Ladner Pioneer May Days Fair (est. 1896). Ladner May Days features live bands, free entertainment, carnival rides and a beer garden for the adults. The festivities begin on Friday evening with discounted midway rides for kids. On Saturday the day is filled with a broad range of top notch family entertainers and many FREE activities and entertainment for children.

3. Day Out with Thomas
A Day Out with Thomas includes activities for the whole family. The highlight for most young visitors is a 25 minute train ride with Thomas at the front pulling all the train cars. Kids can also take pictures with Sir Topham Hatt, make crafts, enjoy face painting, mini-train rides, bouncy castles, mini golf, free Thomas tattoos, and beg you to bring home oodles of Thomas memorabilia.

4. Michaels Kids Club
For either $2 or $5 your child can enjoy some crafting fun while you browse the aisles at Michaels. This weekend the kids’ craft at Michaels is: flamingo crafts.Royal Canadian Circus

5. Cineplex Family Favourites
A family movie for just $2.99 per person? You bet! Head to your local Cineplex Theatre on Saturday at 11am. Every Saturday there is a new movie showing. The flick you can enjoy this weekend is: Peter Rabbit.

6. Surrey International Children’s Festival
The annual Surrey International Children’s Festival inspires young hearts and minds to greater possibilities, and celebrates our rich and diverse cultural heritage through performing and visual arts experiences.

7. Como Lake Fishing Derby
The annual Como Lake Fishing Derby is a free event for youth under 16 years of age. The day includes prize giveaways and a pancake breakfast available for a nominal charge.

8. Salmonberry Days Community Fair
Young, old and in-between, there’s something for everyone each and every year. BBQ, activities, carnival games, festival attractions ( face painting, balloon twisting, henna and more), umbrella painting and live entertainment for all! This is a FREE event.

But wait…There’s more!

Curious about other events happening through the month of May? Take a look at our “What’s Happening in May” event guide. We’ve got oodles of suggestions for family fun throughout the fifth month of 2018.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Did you know you can submit your family-friendly event to us? Fill out the form with your event details, and send us a photo, and we’ll do our best to get your event added to our busy events calendar.

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Royal Canadian CircusThe Royal Canadian Circus’ 2017 inaugural visit to BC was such a hit they are returning for FOUR weeks in 2018. This year’s circus will be better than ever, with a wide array of internationally renowned acts including the thrilling 4-Man High Wire from Portugal featured in America’s Got Talent and the magnificent Corinci-Asch Equestrians & Acrobats (which are featured in the newly released movie The Greatest Showman). You’ll also see the Acrobatic Strap & Silk act, a Hula Hoop maze, Chinese Acrobats, the TZ Dancers and Aerialists, and the Wheel of Destiny. The show features some of the most talented circus performers from around the world, brought together under the direction of famed Ringmaster (and the daredevil himself!) Joseph Bauer. The Royal Canadian Circus visits Surrey, Tsawwassen, Richmond, and Abbotsford during their 4 week tour. Get your tickets and don’t forget the promo code familyfunvancouver to get the 2 for 1 deal!

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