This is it. The last weekend of summer (metaphorically). The kids are heading back to school. The air’s starting to cool. For those of us staying in the city this holiday long weekend, there are a slew of capital ‘F’ Fun events happening that will soothe any back to school woes.
TAIWANfest is back on Granville Street (and other locations) this weekend. The entire family will get into this cool cultural event. There’s a Friendship Picnic, all about cultivating new friendships over food, plus an array of delicious, unique foods and beverages for the kids to expand their culinary repertoire. You’ll also expand your understanding of Asian cultures with the exhibits and films. Admission is free!
September 3-5, Downtown Vancouver
Over 40 food trucks you say? We are so there. Here’s a great opportunity to celebrate Metro Vancouver’s multicultural richness and deliciousness. This fun fest this Saturday in Richmond celebrates that diversity with eclectic and mouth-watering style. Get a kick out of a lineup of performers with international music, dance, cuisine. Take a browse through the artisan marketplace and check out arts and other activities. There’s also something called “Kids World” and a “Wide World of Sport” area with a soccer tournament for your little soccer heads. There’s a ton of stuff to explore.
Saturday, September 3, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Minoru Park, 7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond
Ok, this one’s not free, but summer in Vancouver isn’t quite complete without a visit to the PNE with your fam. It’s not just about the rides and mini donuts, though, it’s also about the entertainment (like Pat Benatar hitting us with her best shot and The Monkees monkeying around). There’s honestly no shortage of fun stuff for all ages.
Until Sept 5 at 2901 East Hastings Street
Heather Maxwell Hall is a Vancouver-born-and-raised writer and journalism school grad who loves the arts, her little family, and the Pacific Northwest. She cultivates good vibes by going on long walks, taking pictures, and discovering new things.