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7 FREE family events this weekend: June 8 & 9 2019 in Vancouver!

7 FREE family events this weekend: June 8 & 9 2019 in Vancouver!

Here are six unique events going on in Metro Van this weekend. From an open doors tour of Surrey architecture to a Filipino fest in North Van, there’s lots to do indoors and out, and it’s all free!

Weekend events for families this weekend in Metro Vancouver

Italian Day on the Drive

The biggest Italia festa in the Lower Mainland takes place on Sunday on Commerical Drive! The Drive comes alive in green, white and red with piazza style animated zones, live music, food, patios, fashion, retail vendors, vehicles, activities, children’s zones and more.

>> Italian Days on the Drive

BC Buddhist Festival

Saturday June 8, 2019 Vancouver

Meditation classes, Tai Chi, Dharma lectures, visiting high priests, vegetarian food, lotus lantern-making, an art exhibition, live performances and a focus on peace and tranquility mark the 5th year of this family friendly, free event at the top of QE park.

>> BC Buddhist Festival

Surrey Doors Open

June 8, 2019, Surrey

Explore 27 venues offering a behind the-scenes look into Surrey’s rich heritage, art, culture and architecture in four communities. This free event offers fun activities for all ages, guided tours, entertainment, contests, prizes and more!

>> Surrey Doors Open

ArtStarts Explores

June 8, 2019, Vancouver

This fun, free drop-in program invites families to investigate and discover the world around them through observing, touching, drawing, moving, getting messy, and listening to inspire creative learning.

>> ArtStarts Explores

Construction Cares Indoor Fair

Sunday, June 9 2019, North Vancouver

This fun-filled indoor fair for adults and children of all ages take place at the super cool Pipe Shop in North Van. Think iGames, activities, interactive displays, food, live auctions, food vendors, DJ on site and more! Admission is free with tix needed for activities. Proceeds to charity.

>> Construction Cares

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Philippine Days Festival

June 8, 9 2019, North Vancouver

Celebrate the unique Filipino tradition of a “Barrio Fiesta,” with Filipino cuisine, song and dance, stage performances, field parade demonstrations, and more than 75 food and merch trucks and booths.

>> Philippine Days Festival

Teddy Bear Picnic & Parade

June 9 2019 Coquitlam

Fun for all young children – featuring storytelling, puppet shows, rovers, gymnastics and more. Also check out the pre-picnic Grand Parade. Bring your teddy bears to watch as the parade marches up to the Teddy Bear Picnic at Town Centre Park!

>> Teddy Bear Picnic

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