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Five free family friendly events in Vancouver this weekend: August 17,18, 2019

Keep summer alive by hitting up one of these free family friendly summer events around Metro Vancouver.

Five FREE (and one paid) family friendly events in Vancouver this weekend

Waste to Wonder *Free*

Runs until September 8, 2019, Burnaby

The Waste to Wonder exhibit showcases five life-size sculptures of Canadian at-risk wildlife — the narwhal, orca, bison, grizzly, and caribou — each of them made from upcycled flip flops. In addition to the exhibit, there will be upcycle bracelet & beauty container workshops, a plastics recycling drives, contest giveaways, and more!

>> Waste to Wonder

Port Moody Car-Free Day

Sunday August 18, 2019 Port Moody

Port Moody’s Car-Free Day is a street party filled with local businesses, musicians (including kiddie fave Music with Marnie), green transportation displays, delicious food, and a family-friendly Brewers Row beer garden. With 130 booths to explore, a bicycle skills zone, a mini train, and a ninja obstacle course, this is solid family fun!

>> Port Moody Car-Free Day

Richmond Garlic Fest

Sunday, August 18, 2019 Richmond

This Fest is all about the stinking rose! Enjoy fresh garlic staright from the farm as well as garlicky delights made by chefs of local restaurants, a Farmers’ Market, birds of prey flying demos, a kids zone, farm tours, and more. By donation with all proceeds from the festival going to support The Sharing Farm in their mission to grow fresh healthy produce for families in need.

>> Richmond Garlic Fest

Final show at the Kitsilano Showboat

Saturday August 17, 2019 Vancouver

Whoa. How did this happen? If you haven’t been to the iconic (and free) Kitsilano Showboat auditorium, this is you last chance for this summer. s Ache Brasil students will close out the summer festivities with their jaw dropping capoeira performance. This really is a perfect outing for families with little ones. Go for a dip at the classic outdoor pool, and cap it off at an early show. PS: There will be prizes!

>> Kitsilano Showboat

Can Forests Handle the Heat? * Free*

Saturday August 17, 2019 North Vancouver

Lynn Headwaters Regional Park

​The spectacular North Shore mountains are full of nature’s wonders. Discover more about the charms and challenges of wilderness at these drop-in sessions by notable naturalists and backcountry experts. 
Meet at BC Mills House.

>> Mountains 101: Can Forests Handle the Heat

Bonus: This one isn’t free but it’s kind of a big deal.

The Fair at the PNE

August 17 – September 2, 2019 Vancouver

It’s time for SuperDogs, blue-ribbon farm animals, mini donuts and ooey gooey ribs because the PNE Fair opens tomorrow. And of course Vancouver’s answer to Disneyland, Playland has been going strong all summer so if you haven’t, now is also the time to take a gentle ride on the Ferris Wheel or go nuts on The Beast!

>> The PNE

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