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Fun (and free) family events in Vancouver this long weekend

Fun (and free) family events in Vancouver this long weekend

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

Richmond World Festival


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

The PNE’s last weekend


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

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