Family-Friendly Weekend Events in Metro Vancouver

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School’s out and it’s time for the first long weekend of the summer! Celebrate Canada’s birthday by taking part in a community event in your neighbourhood (take a peek at our big Canada Day event round up). You can also splash around at a pool party, explore some lovely lavender blooms, or take part in Surrey’s Pride Festival. It’s Asteroid Day at the Space Centre and Dominion Day at the Historic Stewart Farm. There’s a neat nature walk in Campbell Valley Park and a fun hello to summer concert with Will Stroet. We’ve highlighted a few events here, but make sure you check out our interactive event listings guide for even more great fun stuff to do.

Tsawwassen Mills Block Party: A LEGO® Bricks Event
Friday, June 29th – Sunday, July 8th, 12 pm – 6 pm, Tsawwassen Mills, 5000 Canoe Pass Way, Tsawwassen
Join the BLOCK PARTY at Tsawwassen Mills this summer and throughout Canada Day Long Weekend! Enjoy 10 days of interactive LEGO experience and activities, build your own LEGO creations, participate in our event contests and leave with fun giveaways.

School’s Out Splash
Friday, June 29th, 1 pm – 3 pm, Spani Pool, 655 Hillcrest Street, Coquitlam
Head to Spani Pool in Mundy Park for games and activities to celebrate the start of summer!

Lavender Open House
Saturday, June 30th – Sunday, July 1st, Tuscan Farm Gardens, 6834 Mt. Lehman Road, Abbotsford
The lavender is in bloom! Free admission to the gardens, all our wonderful natural products in our shop, and lavender ice cream to enjoy while you explore the blooms. Tuscan Farm Gardens is a family run organic lavender farm in Abbotsford with beautiful gardens for events and photos. All of our plant-based body care products are handmade on the farm in small batches using ingredients in their purest form, organic herb infusions, pure essential oils and natural preservatives when necessary.

Surrey Pride Festival
Saturday, June 30th, 11 am – 3 pm, Holland Park, King George at 100 Avenue, Surrey
The Surrey Pride Festival 2018 is happening in Holland Park on Saturday, June 30. Everyone is welcome, no matter your gender, race, sexuality, age, religion, or cultural background. Check out the annual Surrey Pride Festival that benefits the LGBTQ2+ community, friends, and allies. This event is put on by the Surrey Pride Society, and proudly sponsored by PULSE FM.

Hello Summer at Douglas Park
Saturday, June 30th, 11 am – 2 pm, Douglas Park, 20550 Douglas Crescent, Surrey
Join Will Stroet and the Backyard Band to say Hello to Summer! Science World will have a live show as well. See you there!

Asteroid Day
Saturday, June 30th, 12 pm – 4 pm, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
Visit the Space Centre to take part in this global celebration! Asteroid Day is held on the anniversary of the largest recorded asteroid impact of Earth at Tunguska, Siberia in 1908. This global awareness campaign aims to educate the public about the nature and dangers of asteroids and protective methods for our planet. We will have fun activities for kids related to asteroids, meteors and rocks from 12:00-4:00pm in our gallery. All activities included in regular admission rates.

Board Games: Then & Now
Saturday, June 30th, 1 pm – 3 pm, Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Gather the family on the last Saturday of every month and try out old-time games and toys from the museum’s teaching collection and some new games that will get you thinking.

Sport BC Canada Day Summer Warm-Up
Sunday, July 1st, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm, Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
Summer Warm Up is a festival on Canada Day presented by Sport BC and the City of Vancouver. Sport is so much more than competition, it is a way to be active, be part of a community and create new connections. Summer Warm Up celebrates all the different ways Canadians keep moving and gives everyone a chance to check out a variety of sports and activities that keep us all healthy and engaged. Free for all ages!

Campbell Valley Nature Walks – Summer’s Songsters
Monday, July 2nd, 1 pm – 2:30 pm, Campbell Valley Regional Park, Langley
Learn about wildlife and wildflowers on these casual walks with veteran naturalist Al Grass. Bring your camera. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through a variety of habitats. Discover the park’s summer birds and how they live. Free for all ages! Registration required.

If you’ve got an event you think we should know about please send us all the details! Looking for your event to be featured? Email us for more information.

And we wanted to remind you to always call or visit the event website for info before you head out just in case any changes have been made since we posted it. And of course, have fun!

By: Michelle Hughes

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