Victoria Day is coming up this weekend, otherwise known as May Long and for once in a very, very long time the sun will actually be making an appearance here in the Lower Mainland. We normally see rain for this weekend so it’s a great chance to get out there and enjoy the rare sunshine we are expected to have. Personally I’m raring to get out. I feel like I’ve been cooped up for far too long. I want to do all the things… hit the beach, plan a picnic, maybe a hike or two and get out for a little romantic getaway… hmm that might be a tad ambitious but you catch my drift.
If you’re sticking around town there are a few ways you can enjoy the holiday. Whether it’s at the Rodeo or Circus with your family, drinking some craft beer with friends or relaxing at the springs there are lots of opportunities to get out and have fun this weekend.
The Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair is back this May long weekend!
This year visitors can expect this beloved tradition to be an action packed weekend of family fun. Visitors can look forward to more competitions live entertainment, and more food for all ages. Families will have a blast in the Country Fair with the Envision Financial Kidz Zone, Agri Zone and Cone Zone. Visitors of all ages will en joy the S&R Sawmills West Coast Lumberjack Show, the BC Country Music Association Pavilion, the sixth annual World Freestyle Roundup Skateboard Competition, BC’s largest travelling Midway and the spectacular Art Knapp Outdoor Living Pavilion.
Open daily from 4PM to 2AM to the 19+ crowd, The Longhorn Saloon is proud to present performances by Ettinger & Big 50 and the Chris Buck Band all weekend. For a special treat, fans will be thrilled to welcome 2017 Juno Award nominated country singer Aaron Pritchett to Sunday’s line up. From 9:30AM to 11PM, Aaron will be rockin’ the stage with anthems such as “Hold My Beer” and hits off his newest album The Score.
Get full Cloverdale Rodeo details at cloverdalerodeo.com
Where: Cloverdale Fairgrounds – 62 Avenue, Surrey BC
When: May 19, 2017 4:00pm to May 22nd, 2017 5:00pm
Tickets: Country Fair Admission $10 (12 & under free)
Fort Langley Beer and Food Festival
This Saturday, join the mass of craft beer lovers as they converge on Fort Langley’s National Historic site for Trading Post’s inaugural Fort Langley Beer + Food Festival. Featuring 18 of the Fraser Valley’s best craft breweries, local artisan food trucks, live music and more, the festival is a part of Canada’s 150 birthday celebrations. Free entrance to the fort will provide insight into the lives of First Nations communities, international fur traders and Hawaiians as they converged on this spot 190 years ago, in the birthplace of British Columbia. Tickets are for 19+ only and the proceeds will go towards the KPU Brewing Lab scholarship.
Where: Fort Langley
When: May 20th, 2017
Time: 12pm to 5pm
Tickets: $30 available here: https://www.fortlangley.beer/tickets/
For more information about the Fort Langley Beer and Food Festival, visit https://www.fortlangley.beer/
5K Foam Fest
Frothy, foamy and loaded with fun, the 5K Foam Fest is coming to Abbotsford June 3rd. I know, I know it’s not the long weekend but it’s coming up and were giving tickets away!!! (See bottom of this post for details on how to ENTER)
As part of 365 Sport Inc.’s 2017 national tour, Foam Fest will be held across Canada but only in three BC locations — Nanaimo, Sun Peaks and Abbotsford. With over 22 obstacles, 2.5 million cubic feet of foam, mucky mud pits, kids zone, 20-foot ‘sky fall’ drop, bouncy castles, the worlds tallest portable inflatable waterslide, food and drink vendors and an on-site DJ, everyone can participate in some good clean fun. Participants will also receive a race-bib, tattoo, water, medal, beach towel and a Chapman’s Sports Lolly.
As part of 365 Sport Inc.’s ‘give-back’ policy to feed families across Canada, each Foam Fest event partners with the location’s local food bank. Participants who bring a non-perishable food item will receive a custom branded 5k foam fest lanyard and 365 Sport Inc. will also make a financial contribution.
Where: Clearbrook Park/ Abbotsford Exhibition Park – 32470 Haida Dr. Abbotsford BC
When: Saturday, June 3, 2017
Tickets: $67 available here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-5k-foam-fest-abbotsford-june-3-2017-registration-30467535218
Harrison Hot Springs
Harrison Hot Springs Resort makes planning a getaway convenient and affordable for couples, families, or anyone waiting to get away on their own. In the spring, seniors tend to visit, as do groups of young women for hen parties; they also get the hipster artisan crowd that love to make stops on the Agassiz/Harrison Circle Farm Tour.
Where: Harrison Hot Springs – 100 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs, BC
Royal Canadian Family Circus “Under the Big Top”
An all new global thrill show “Under the Big Top” is coming to Abbotsford for 10 shows starting this weekend! The Royal Canadian Family Circus Spectact! 2017 has been performing for 50 years, thrilling and entertaining audiences of all ages with their spectacular shows. You will be taken into a world where you’ll see incredible performances from around the globe perfect for the whole family and a special performance, “Celebrating 150 Years Canada.”
Where: Sevenoaks Shopping Centre Parking Lot, Abbotsford BC – 32900 S Fraser Way
When: May 19th – 22nd, 2017
Tickets: General Admission – $25, VIP Seating – $35, Ringside Seating – $50
Discount tickets with coupon code: SEVENOAKS
May Long Giveaway
Were giving you the chance to WIN 2 TICKETS to the Fort Langley Beer and Food Festival this Saturday, May 20th, 2017. Value $60!!!
***Congrats to PAIGE C for scoring this sweet prize!***
Featuring 18 of the Fraser Valley’s best craft breweries, local artisan food trucks, live music and more.
Were giving another luck listener the chance to WIN a Family Package or Group of 5 tickets to the 5K Foam Fest!! Value $335!!!!
*** Winner announced Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 ***
You’ll be able to participate in 22+ obstacles including the world’s largest inflatable waterslide, mud pits and 2.5 MILLION cubic feet of foam! Rock out all day to 12,000 watts of awesome music, enjoy a FREE kids zone for kids 7 and under, delicious food, great vendors and beer gardens. 5K Foam Fest has fun activities for all ages, perfect for the whole family!
And for our GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE we want to send one lucky couple to HARRISON HOT SPRINGS for a romantic getaway for two!!! Valued at $500!!!
Fall in love again with a romantic retreat for two! Nestled among beautiful snowcapped peaks and tranquil lakes, the resort features everything you’ll need to create lasting memories. Enjoy a side-by-side massage in Healing Springs Spa, indulge in an evening of dinner and dancing at the Copper Room. Wake up to a lazy breakfast.
- One night in the East Tower accommodations
- Couple’s Massage in Healing Springs Spa or Spa Treatment credit of $125 per adult
- Breakfast for two in the Lakeside Café
- Three Course Dinner for two in the Copper Room.
- In-room amenity
*Valid until December 14th, excluding long weekends.
TO ENTER: Tell us what your plans are for the long weekend and which prize you’d like to WIN in the comments below!
Good luck! Have a great weekend everyone.
***Contest is now closed, congratulations to Catherine and Tyson ***
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