5 Summer Events Still Going in September

Richmond Night Market runs until October 8, 2012. Photo credit: Richmond Night Market

Labour Day has come and gone but the sun is still shining and some of the best Vancouver summer events and activities are still taking place.

If you haven’t had a chance to explore the tale of the two night markets in Richmond, check out the giant Douglas fir zipper at VanDusen Botanical Garden or watch Shakespeare on the beach, there’s still time.

5 Summer Events Still Going in September

1) Vancouver Chinatown Night Market, until Sept. 9
Of all the summer markets, the Chinatown Night Market has the most intimate, neighbourhood feel, set in the heart of Vancouver’s historic Chinatown. From Dana’s coverage: “The colourful awnings of the Chinatown Night Market lead visitors from the bustling commercial districts of Chinatown to some of its most beloved landmarks, Continue reading:
5 Summer Events Still Going in September

Summer Night Market in Richmond Opens May 11, 2012

Summer Night Market in Richmond. Photo: Dana Lynch

Like practically everyone else in the Lower Mainland, I love our summer night market tradition: eating Pork Sui Mai with toothpicks, sharing twirled “Hurricane” potatoes, browsing cheap sunglasses after dark…. I love the intimacy and neighbourhood-feel of the Chinatown Night Market (opening for Summer 2012 on May 18) and I love the carnival-like, night-bazaar atmosphere and incredible selection of food at the enormous Summer Night Market in Richmond.

But this year, the massive Summer Night Market—the night market that’s been at 12631 Vulcan Way since 2008—will have some major competition: the “original” Richmond Night Market is re-opening on May 18 (at 8351 River Rd., near the River Rock Casino), and will have just as many vendors as the Summer Night Market.

Maybe that’s why the Summer Night Market is opening today, May 11—to get a jump on the competition!

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Summer Night Market in Richmond Opens May 11, 2012

20 Unmissable Vancouver events in May 2012

During May, antsy Vancouverites head out and take part in all the hallmarks of the upcoming, sweet summer season, when the town glows and every visitor falls in love and eyes beachfront condo prices.

Where do I begin? May kicks off with the highly-anticipated Spot Prawn Festival in honour of our plump, coastal crustaceans. Add to that the return of the buzzy Chinatown Summer Night Market, plus a new Richmond Night Market, a Bard on the Beach bash for Bill’s b-day and the Victoria Day long weekend. There’s no doubt: sunny, lazy beach season is soon here.

Here are 20 unmissable Vancouver events to help you plan your May agenda. Continue reading:
20 Unmissable Vancouver events in May 2012