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What’s happening in July? Check out these family-friendly festivals!

african descent festival

Looking for something new and exciting to do with the kids in Vancouver this summer? Here are some family fun festivals to get you out there and loving the city.

African Descent Fest

Admission: FREE!
Thornton Park, Main Street Science World
Friday July 22, 2016: 12pm – 6:30pm
Saturday July 23, 2016: 12pm- 9:00pm

This fest aims to showcase the city’s vibrant and thriving African community while promoting the oneness of all ethnicities and communities. Get an eyeful of everything from art, DJs, live bands, and fashion to Black Lives Matter speakers and much more. There’s plenty for the whole family to see and learn.

 Taco Fest

taco fest

Admission: $15 in advance, $20 at door, kids 10 and under FREE

Swangard Stadium

Saturday, July 16, 2016, 12pm-10pm

Taco Fest is an annual music and food festival celebrating tacos and music in Vancouver. It’s a family friendly all-day music experience outdoors, and all ages are welcome. Taste test a variety of food vendors with tacos of every kind, plus a delicious range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. There will be icy treats, too! You can also display your culinary courage with the Step into the Ring Of Fire Taco eating contest! Groove to 10 hours of live rock music with some cool local bands, too.

Kids Day as VanDusen Gardens

vandusen-kids day

Admission: Adults – $9, Seniors – $7, Children – $4, plus a family ticket discount

Van Dusen Gardens

Sunday, July 17, 2016, 12pm-3pm

Get in on a family fun day at the beautiful VanDusen Botanical Garden. Not only is there 55 acres of gorgeous greenery and mazes to explore, your kids can also sing and dance to a live concert by Will Stroet, star of the musical TV series Will’s Jams on Kids’ CBC. There will also be garden-themed arts and crafts, lawn games like giant Jenga, plus yummy treats and more. It’s a free concert and activities all included with regular garden admission.

Got some other ideas for family fun this weekend? Leave a comment below to let us know!

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