This weekend is all spring, all the time, and all FREE! It’s a blossom frenzy at Queen Elizabeth Park with The Big Picnic and Night Lights. There are early Earth Day events on Saturday – of note the epic Party for the Planet in Surrey. If you’re looking for something closer to nature, help release the salmon at Hyde Park.
FREE family friendly weekend events in Metro Vancouver
Party for the Planet *Free*
Saturday, April 13, 2019, Surrey
Get green and have a blast doing it! Pick up local plants, ride the zipline and enjoy live performances for kids and families. The City of Surrey host its ninth annual Earth Day Party for the Planet celebration at Civic Plaza. The signature Surrey event features the new Live Green World, offering environmental workshops, a sustainable marketplace, acoustic concert series and local vendors.
The Big Picnic *Free*
** DATE CHANGE -> Sunday, April 14, 2019, Vancouver**
Are you ready to picnic under the cherry blossoms canopy at Queen Elizabeth Park? Join blossom lovers at The Big Picnic this Saturday for blossom viewing, a series of live performances including Chibi Taiko (a children’s taiko group), food and of course, the delicate pink petals.
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Night of Lights *Free*
Friday, April 12, 2019, Vancouver
Stimulate your senses at an enlightening evening celebrating the blossoms at this new event in Queen Elizabeth Park. Nights of Light 2019 is a taste of a multi-evening sensory experience coming to the Festival in 2020Music, light, food trucks, artists, and artisans come together for a free evening under the blossoms.
Jim Byrnes at the Firehall *Free*
Sunday, April 14th, Vancouver
Kick back and take in Canadian Blues Legend Jim Byrnes. Warm and weathered, soaring and bright, Jim Byrnes is a modern-day master and one of Canada’s best-loved musical icons. Musicians like this don’t come around every day. Listen and be taken away.
Hyde Creek Watershed Society Open House
Saturday, April 13, 2019, Port Coquitlam
Come help release thousands of salmon into Hyde Creek. Carry a bucket of salmon fry to the creek and release them on their journey to the ocean. Enjoy tours, exhibits, crafts and a fund raising hot dog BBQ.
Peekaboo Beans Grand Opening *Free*
Sunday April 14, 2019, Tsawassen
Peekaboo Beans fans won’t want to miss this one! The locally based online company and maker of super comfy kids clothing is opening its first bricks and mortar retail boutique at Tsawwassen Mills. There will be performances by Bobs & Lolo, as well as mom and baby yoga and toddler yoga! Plus gifts and the latest spring threads.
Earth Day in Maple Ridge *Free*
Saturday, April 13, 2019, Maple Ridge
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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).