Family-Friendly Weekend Events in Metro Vancouver

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Hello, weekend! There’s some really great stuff happening around town – fill your tummy at Ribfest in New West, talk like a Pirate at the Cannery in Richmond, or celebrate the opening of Fire Hall No. 1 in Richmond. Head to a fall fair or two, learn all about garlic, or take part in a Terry Fox Run in your neighbourhood. Looking for more family-friendly fun? Check out our round-up of September events.

New Westminster Ribfest
Friday, September 14th – 16th, Westminster Pier Park, 1 Sixth Street, New Westminster
It’s time for the 1st annual New Westminster Ribfest at Westminster Pier Park from September 14-16, 2018. It’s going to be an amazing weekend with the best in slow-cooked ribs, chicken, brisket and pulled pork. In addition to an amazing BBQ experience, Ribfest will feature a best rack competition, fresh lemonade, mini donuts, ice cream, live music, beer garden and more.

Pirate Weekend at the Cannery
Saturday, September 15th – Sunday, September 16th, 10 am – 5 pm, Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
Pirates (the friendly kind!) invade the Cannery on September 15 & 16, from 12 to 4 pm, in celebration of Talk Like a Pirate Day! The Shady Isle Pirates will set up a pirate encampment inside the historic cannery, with lots of games and swashbuckling fun for the entire family to enjoy. Wear your best pirate gear, or try some from their collection, and be sure to brush up on your pirate-speak before you dare to enter the pirate zone! Admission for Youth (17 years & under) is free (must be accompanied by an Adult).

Fire Hall No. 1 Grand Opening Celebration
Saturday, September 15th, 11 am – 2 pm, Fire Hall No. 1, 6960 Gilbert Road, Richmond
Everyone is welcome for family fun, activities and guided tours. This event is for All Ages. Disability access is available.

2018 UBC Farm Fall Fair
Saturday, September 15th, 10 am – 2 pm, UBC Farm, 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver
If cozying up to a hot drink while picking out the perfect pumpkin sounds like a great way to spend a Saturday then this is the event for you! The UBC Farm Fall Fair is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the harvest with our community of local vendors and get into the autumn spirit.

Kensington Prairie 8th Annual Fall Fair
Saturday, September 15th, 11 am – 3 pm, Kensington Prairie Community Centre, 16824 32 Avenue, Surrey
Head to Kensington Prairie for a fun family fall event. Celebrate the harvest with games, snacks and more. All ages are welcome!

September Westminster Savings Family Day at the Evergreen Cultural Centre
Saturday, September 15th, 1 pm – 4 pm, Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Create a tiny home in the shape of a takeaway container. Get creative in decorating the exterior of your new abode. When finished, assemble the box and place an object, note or poem inside that reminds you of your home. Carry it wherever you go!

8th Annual Garlic Festival
Saturday, September 15th – Sunday, September 16th, 10 am – 4 pm, Fantasy Farms, 9423 Gibson Road, Chilliwack
The 8th Annual Garlic Festival will take place in the centre of 4 corn mazes! Farm, Local Vendors, Food, Kids Zone, Beer Garden, Fun, Music and more!

Terry Fox Run
Sunday, September 16th, various locations across Canada
Every year Terry Fox Runs are held in over 9000 communities across Canada with the goal of raising funds for cancer research. We work directly with The Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI – the research arm of the Terry Fox Foundation) striving for the best outcomes for cancer patients. Find a run in your neighbourhood and join in for a good cause!

Southlands Country Fair
Sunday, September 16th, 10 am – 5 pm, Southlands Riding Club, 7025 MacDonald Street, Vancouver cost: by donation
The Southlands Country Fair is a community event focused on horses and rural lifestyle within the city of Vancouver. The fair was created to showcase the unique equestrian neighbourhood of Southlands and to give all Vancouver residents an opportunity to enjoy a day in the country without leaving the city.

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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!

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