Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair
May long weekend is just a few short days away, did you plan anything? Don’t sweat it, I’ve got you covered. I will be quite busy with another hockey tournament this weekend, but there is one event we don’t like to miss, The Cloverdale Rodeo. Last year we missed it due to an away hockey tournament, so this year my kids want to go. I secretly really want to go too. Not only is it a rodeo, but they also have a petting zoo, rides for all ages, haunted houses, carnival food, face painting, and of course award winning BBQ. The kids and I enjoy the Lumberjack competitions; I love a good lumberjack. #ruggedstrongmen Even if you don’t have children there is live music, beer gardens, the craft fair with local talent and lots of other great stuff to explore. The rodeo runs May 19th -22nd.
Thomas the Train in Squamish, B.C
If you haven’t already taken a ride on the Thomas the Train in Squamish, B.C. and you have young children, this is a must. I took the boys quite a few years back, and they still talk about it. They completely enjoyed themselves despite the 2-hour drive from Langley.They were so happy and exhausted from all the excitement they were asleep the minute we hit the road heading home. Now you deserve a cocktail and a pat on the back for that brilliant idea. Thomas runs May 20,21,22,27,28th so make sure you book asap because this very popular event sells out fast.
May Day Fort Langley Parade
Every year on May Day there is a family fun Fort Langley Parade and celebration. The parade starts at 11:00 am at Church Street and ends on Glover Road. The party continues at the Fort Langley Community Park where there will be a May Pole Dance. There is also food trucks and live music until 4:00 pm. I did this a few years back, and we enjoyed the parade. If you live in The Fort, I would just walk. If you are driving parking will be a little crazy. I would get there early, have breakie or take a walk down to Derby Reach.
Most of the options, if not all, will draw an enormous amount of people. So if you don’t want to be standing in long line-ups or spending countless minutes trying to find parking, an Escape room adventure might be a great option. Trying to find your way out of a room will test the boundaries of your families ability to work as a team, and you might even learn a thing or two about how you family works under pressure while having a bunch of fun. So many of these establishments are opening all over the country, guess what, there is one right here in Langley. There are some cool themes too, The Wild West, Himalayan Cavern just to mention a couple. So get going and book now because they are filling up fast. They also have other locations.
I hope this helps a little my friends. Have a fantastic weekend.
I hope this helps a little my friends. Happy May Long.