Cloverdale Rodeo And Country Fair
When: Friday to Monday
Where: Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey
The 64th annual Cloverdale Rodeo, the second largest rodeo in Canada, welcomes the world’s top cowboys and cowgirls, including the Canadian and world rodeo champions. Admission is $10 and tickets for the rodeo events range from $15 to $30. Info:

Beach Pools open
When: Saturday, 10 p.m.
Where: Kits Beach, Second Beach and New Brighton
Vancouver’s three seaside outdoor pools open for the summer this weekend. As well, city lifeguards will begin patrolling the city’s 11 bathing beaches daily beginning at 11:30 a.m. Info:

Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise
When: Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Granville Island
An interactive dinner theatre cruise around English Bay. Boarding starts at 6:30 p.m., departure at 7 p.m. Admission includes a buffet dinner. Tix: $79.95. Info: 604-737-1750 or

Richmond Night Market Opens
When: Friday
Where: 12631 Vulcan Way in Richmond
Based on Asian night markets, Richmond’s version offers entertainment, shopping, food and a place for local entrepreneurs to promote themselves.

Fort Langley Mayday Parade and Festival
When: Parade begins at 11 a.m. Monday
Where: Fort Langley Community Park
Visitors can celebrate Victoria Day in an original Victorian setting at the 88th annual Fort Langley Mayday Parade and Festival. The parade runs down Glover Rd. starting at Mavis Ave. The festival also includes rides, entertainment and food.

Vancouver International Children’s Festival

When: Monday to Friday
Where: Vanier Park
The annual children’s festival features family-friendly theatre, puppetry, music and dance performances, as well as arts and crafts. Highlights include the National Acrobats of Taiwan. Tix: $16 for shows. Info: