Four Ways to Celebrate the Long Weekend

If you find yourself south of the border for Canada’s Victoria Day weekend here are four events to catch    


Joshua Tree Music Festival

This annual festival has more to offer than just music—there is a large market with arts and craft vendors, art installations and even a “Kidsville” schedule for kid-friendly entertainment. And, of course, like at any good festival, there are lots of food and drink options. Music lovers will also appreciate the impressive line-up of live music performances by up-and-coming artists.

May 15 to 18, Joshua Tree, Calif.

Chicago Craft Beer Week

The fifth annual Chicago Craft Beer Week brings beer lovers together to explore the local craft beer scene, which has been booming over the past few years. More than 300 venues will participate in special events, including tastings of rare beer, beer dinners and even a beer circus. Basically anywhere you find yourself in the city will be beer-filled fun.

May 15 to 25, Chicago, Ill.

Mariana’s Trench Concert

This Canadian band (winner of the 2013 Juno Award for Group of the Year) is putting on a free concert in downtown Vegas to celebrate Victoria Day. Head over to The D Las Vegas to see the show on the Fremont Street Experience’s Third Street Stage. The show also marks the beginning of the Fremont Street Experience’s annual Rock of Vegas Summer Concert Series.

May 18, Las Vegas, Nev.

Bay to Breakers

This San Francisco tradition is one of the world’s largest and oldest footraces (the first race was held in May 1912!). Every year, approximately 50,000 participants and 100,00 spectators move along the 12-kilometre course that starts near the San Francisco Bay and heads west through the city to finish at the Pacific Coast’s Ocean Beach. Race registration is closed but Bay to Breakers is known as one of the city’s biggest parties and the spirit is infectious. 

May 18, San Francisco, Calif.

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