May in the Vancouver region is abloom with cultural delights. Vancouver’s West of Main Art Walk invites exploration, while Vancouver’s North Shore shows off Arts in the Garden. Langley hosts the vibrant Langley Quilters Guild Show, while Whistler welcomes families to the Children’s Festival and the Farmer’s Market season begins. As the weather warms, it’s a great time to get out and get cultured!


West of Main Art Walk

Various locations around Vancouver

May 25th – 26th

Artists are opening up their studios from Point Grey to Main Street, and from Granville Island to 41st Avenue over the May 25th and 26th weekend, so you can learn about their artwork (available for sale). Dozens more artists are showing their work all under one roof in larger hubs. There, you’ll also find art demonstrations and more. At Lord Byng Mini School for the Arts, you’ll discover young emerging artists.

Got Craft Spring Market

Maritime Labour Centre

May 4th – 5th

The return of this popular Spring event continues to support creative small businesses located in East Vancouver. Featuring 80 makers and small shops, a Mini Makers Market of “kidpreneurs” under the age of 16, plus food trucks and legendary swag bags, you’re sure to find a treasure or two.

Vancouver’s North Shore

Arts In The Garden

Various locations around Vancouver’s North Shore

May 25th – 26th

Arts in the Garden is an annual outdoor community event, this year in its 25th year! Each year, musicians, visual artists and performers fill outdoor garden spaces with their imagination and creativity, with the aim of inspiring visitors to reflect on their relationships to place, land, and community.


Langley Quilters’ Guild Show 2024 

Christian Life Assembly

May 10th – 11th

This Biannual Quilt Show features 300-plus quilts on display. There is a vendor mall and tea room to round out a very colourful afternoon! This year, this very popular event will dazzle at a brand-new venue! Get excited to see the quilters showcase their fantastic creations.


Whistler Children’s Festival

Various locations including Maury Young Arts Centre and Whistler Olympic Plaza

May 17-19

The Whistler Children’s Festival is back for its 41st year! Whistler’s longest running festival engages children and families in arts and culture, urging them to explore creativity and let their imaginations run wild. Enjoy roving circus performers, magic shows, interactive experiences, and internationally acclaimed children’s performers.

Whistler Farmers’ Market 

Upper Village Stroll at the base of Blackcomb Mountain

May 19th, 2024 – every Sunday until Oct 13th

A feast for your senses, the Whistler Farmers’ Market features local produce, tasty food, local artisans, live entertainment and family activities. The Farmers’ Market happens every Sunday until Thanksgiving on October 13, with the addition of Saturday markets on June 29, August 3, August 31 and October 12.


The tide is higher or lower, she couldn’t tell you which 

Deer Lake Art Gallery

May 4th – June 1st

Ketty Zhang, a 1.5-generation split between China & Canada, explores placelessness through her art. During her Casa Lü Residency, she delved into video art featuring Huan 讙, a mythical creature. Inspired by alebrijes (supernatural animal figures) and her diasporic experience, she invites reflection on folklore’s role in contemporary society, blurring boundaries between reality and myth. 

There are many ways to get to these by transit. Visit TransLink’s Trip Planner to find your way.

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