It's going to be a busy long weekend in Vancouver - here are some of On the Coast's picks for the best Metro Vancouver events to check out this Saturday and Sunday.
The Main Street Vinyl Record Fair
Dust off your turntable and update that record collection for the summer season ahead. You can buy, sell, and trade new and used vinyl. Discover rare gems or stock up on cheap classics at one of the most extensive vinyl markets this city has to offer.
Runs May 17 and 18 from 11 a.m. PT to 4 p.m. PT at The Cambrian Hall (215 East 17th Avenue, Vancouver)
Kits Pool Opens for the Summer
If the rain holds off, take a dip in one of the city's most picturesque swimming pools. Weather be damned, summer's coming, so break out the swimwear!
Opens May 17 for the summer (2305 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver)
2014 National Rope Skipping Championships
The best jump ropers from across the country descend upon Abbotsford this weekend to compete for Canada's top skipping prize. Cheer on Team B.C. and the rest of these impressive athletes as they pull off stunts so far removed from your childhood double-dutch memories, you'll question if you ever jumped rope in the first place!
Runs May 16 to 19 at The Envision Athletic Centre at the University of the Fraser Valley (1395 McKenzie Road, Abbotsford)
Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair
Yeehaw! Saddle up for one of B.C.'s oldest events at this weekend's Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair. The dates and locations have changed over the years, but this exhibition has been around, in one way or another, for 126 years!
Runs May 16 to 19 at The Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition Fair Grounds (6050A-176th Street, Surrey)
Richmond Night Market
Sample the food and do some shopping at the Richmond Night Market as it opens for yet another season of family fun.
Runs every weekend from May 16 to October 13 (3063-8700 McKim Way, Richmond)