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10 family friendly events in Metro Vancouver on September 28 & 29, 2019

10 family friendly events in Metro Vancouver on September 28 & 29, 2019

There are so many family friendly events this weekend around Vancouver! It’s BC Culture Days which means arts activities galore. No matter whether you prefer to be indoors or out, exploring arts or the natural world, we’ve got it all in the Lower Mainland. Think African dance, the corniest of mazes, the pick of the pumpkin patches, a festival of words downtown, the Interior Design Show with youth workshops for the 8-14 set.

10 family friendly weekend events in Metro Vancouver

BC Culture Days

September 27-29, 2019, CBC Plaza & various locations

Photo by Craig Foster.

This weekend, celebrate arts, culture, and heritage in your community through free interactive events all weekend! Head to the CBC Plaza all weekend for non-stop performances for all ages.

>> BC Culture Days
>> Culture Days at CBC Vancouver

Africa with the Masters Festival *FREE*

Saturday, September 28 & Sunday September 29, Vancouver

Join The African Friendship Society for African music, dance and traditional games this weekend. There are a host of interactive activities and performances lined for the entire weekend, day and night for kids and adults of all ages and backgrounds.

>> Africa with the Masters Festival

Top Ten Pumpkin Patches in Metro Vancouver!

Word Vancouver *FREE*

Sunday, September 29, Vancouver

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Do you love reading and free, kid-friendly fun? Then Word Vancouver, which celebrate 25 years, is the place to be this Sunday. Expose your children to literature and live, in-the-flesh authors without a big outlay of cash or commitment. Think free author readings and kid-friendly events (think readings, stilt walkers, acrobats) all day at Library Square.

>> Word Vancouver

Interior Design Show Youth Workshops

September 26-29 2019 Vancouver Convention Centre

Decor fans take note! The IDS is in town, and they’ve got workshops for youth (8-12) to explore the worlds of architecture and design. One is a class on designing an eco-friendly neighbourhood and the other is an introduction to passive houses. Explore the floor while the kids getting creative.

>> Interior Design Show Youth Workshops

ArtStarts on Saturdays – Andy the Musical Scientist *FREE*

Saturday, September 28, Vancouver & Sunday September 29, New Westminster

Using home-made instruments and humor, Andy demonstrates technology in music, scientific principles of sound, recycling in action, and even transforms a spoon into a guitar! Experience digital looping and beatboxing, chanted rhythms, Lego theremin, and other amazing inventions inspired by instruments from Africa and Asia.

>> Andy the Musical Scientist – Vancouver
>> Andy the Musical Scientist – New Westminster

Place des Arts Family Day *FREE*

Sunday, September 29, Coquitlam

Get the whole family immersed and excited about art at the Place des Art Coquitlam Family Day/ Tour the galleries and create your own masterpieces in a variety of drop-in-style art activities related to the artwork on display.

>> Place des Arts Family Day

Food Truck Festival

Saturday September 28 2019 Langley

Kick off the Fall season with at Ralph’s Market’s Food Truck Festival. They’ll have 12 local food trucks on location plus live music and local artisans.

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>> Food Truck Festival at Ralph’s Farm Market

Head to the Pumpkin Patch

September 28-October 31 2019, across the Lower Mainland

Most patches are open this weekend so get your dibs in early and enjoy the festive farmyard fun at one of these ten patches around the Lower Mainland. Don’t forget to wear rubber boots and bring a juiced up iPhone for all those cute snaps!

>> Top Ten Pumpkin Patches

Chilliwack Corn Maze and Festival

Runs until October 31 2019 Chilliwack

Each year the region’s biggest and most elaborate corn maze creates a new design based around a topical theme for their 12 acre maze. Cozy fall lunch items, animals to visit, games, activities for kids and more.

>> Chilliwack Corn Maze and Festival

Art 4 Life Opening Reception

Saturday, September 28 2019, Port Moody

Geared toward the young and young at heart, this annual exhibition at the Port Moody Arts Centre encourages creative exploration, imagination, and learning. Join them at the Opening Reception for a fun, interactive arts experience for the whole family.

>> Art 4 Life Opening Reception

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  • The North Van Run is also happening this Sunday. This annual race includes a free kids run and a stroller-friendly 5k. Registration closes this Friday at 6pm.

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