It’s officially fall this weekend. We can finally accept the cooler, wetter days, revel in the fall harvest and leaf change, and participate guilt-free in indoor activities. Check out the kid friendly festivals celebrating World Rivers Day.
Family events around Vancouver on September 21 & 22 2019
Riverfest 2019 *Free*
Saturday, September 22 New Westminster Quay
Celebrate BC and World Rivers Day with Bobs and Lolo on the RiverFest stage, the Family Fun Zone, the Exhibitor Expo, the New West Craft Artisan Market, the Samson V Maritime Museum, Food at the River Market and the famous Lucille Johnstone Workboat Parade. This free event hosted by the Fraser River Discovery Centre brings plenty of hands-on opportunities for children.
Ridge Meadows Rivers Day *Free*
Sunday September 22 2019, Maple Ridge
This fun, family event helps raise awareness of the beautiful streams and rivers in our community and activities include live entertainment, a barbeque, children’s trout fishing pond, environmental displays and lots of activities for children of all ages.
Scarecrow Festival Kick Off *Free*
Saturday September 21, 2019 Surrey
This fun, family-friendly event kicks off with a full day festival on Saturday, and includes a DIY Build-a-Crow station, live music, scarecrow scavenger hunt, crafts and activities, speakers and demos, hayrides, food trucks and more! Supports three local charities and groups.
World Rivers Day *Free*
Sunday September 22, Burnaby
Join the Burnaby Village Museum for a free family-friendly celebration of our rivers and waterways. Activities include demonstrations, displays, tours, activities, crafts and music. Headliner, children’s entertainer (and mom of 4!), Ginalina, will be joined by funny lady Kellie Haines Ventriloquist, Stories on Wheels and the magical world of the Nylon Zoo. The carousel (rides $2.65 each) and ice cream parlour will be open too.
Tinypreneurs Club at the Kids Market
Saturday, September 21 2019 Granville Island, Vancouver
Mini entrepreneurs showcase their products. Enjoy entrepreneurial talks, games, door prize and entertainment for the kids and more!
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Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).