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Ten family friendly events in Vancouver this weekend, February 9 & 10 2019

Lunar New year takes over this weekend with parades, performances and art installations. But there are even more family and kid friendly events this weekend in Vancouver. Looking for a toe-tapping live performance? Head to a free concert with Will’s Jams as part of the Ken Mooney Firehall series; jump aboard the Valentine’s train at Bear Creek Park in Surrey; hit up Annie at the Michael J Fox Theatre or go to a free arts event at the ArtStarts gallery. Be sure to cap it all off with a hot chocolate as part of the super photogenic and oh so tasty Hot Chocolate fest.

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Family friendly events this weekend in Vancouver

Lunar New Year events *FREE*

Family friendly events this weekend in Vancouver

This is the big Lunar New Year weekend and there are parades, festivities and events all over Vancouver from the streets of East Van and the Granville Island to downtown Vancouver, and, of course, Richmond. Check out Lunar Fest for family friendly fun on the Art Gallery north plaza, or head to Metropolis at Metrotown for its lantern display, live entertainment, craft-making, and even red envelopes!

>> Check out these FREE Lunar Day events!

Concert with Will’s Jams at the Firehall! *FREE*

February 10, 2019, Vancouver

Family friendly events this weekend in Vancouver

Get ready to boogie with Will’s Jams as part of the Kevin Mooney Firehall Series this Sunday. The award-winning children’s musician and CBC Kids TV star Will Stroet. Jam along with Will as he performs his high energy, sing-a-long tunes with fun actions that kids love! 

>> Firehall Series with Will Stroet

Bear Creek Valentine’s Train & Mini Golf *$7*

Until February 14, 2019

Family friendly events this weekend in Metro Vancouver

Talk about a family friendly deal! TheBear Creek  Valentines train includes a train ride, mini golf and crafts all for $7! What’s not to love?

>> Bear Creek Valentine’s Train & Crafts

ArtStarts Explores *FREE*

February 9, 2019

FREE Family friendly events this weekend in Vancouver

Come explore at the ArtStarts Gallery downtown! This fun, free drop-in program invites all families to investigate and discover the world around them through observing, touching, drawing, moving, getting messy, and listening to inspire creative learning. Please come dressed to get messy. All ArtStarts performances and workshops are for young people and their caregivers.

>> ArtStarts Explores

Hands on workshops for kids at Home Depot *FREE*

Free Family friendly events this weekend in Vancouver

Got a little builder in the house? Head to free Hands-on Workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12. Held on the 2nd Saturday of each month at all The Home Depot stores. Each child can bring home a newly constructed project, an achievement pin and certificate.

>> Hands on workshops for kids at Home Depot

Spin Art Hearts *$2*

Family friendly events this weekend in Vancouver

Visit the Kids Market on Granville Island and your very own unique Valentine for someone special with  spin art. Create one of a kind designs with some paint and their super cool spin art machine. A perfect event for any budding artist. And only $2 each!

>> Spin Art at Kids Market

Check out the movie The Land Before Time for $2.99

Saturday, February 9 2019, various locations


Watch a family favourite film every Saturday for only $2.99 at select Cineplex theatres. A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting WE Charity. This Saturday’s super cute screening is The Land Before Time, which follows a Littlefoot (Gabriel Damon), a young orphaned plant-eating dinosaur, who sets out for a fabled land, meeting a variety of new friends along the way — while also being tracked by the killer dinosaur that mortally wounded his mother.

>> Family  Favourite Movies

Annie, the musical

February  16, 2019, Burnaby

Family friendly events this weekend in Vancouver
Camryn Macdonald, centre, leads the cast of orphans in Annie: The Musical, coming to the Michael J. Fox Theatre stage in February. Photograph By EMILY COOPER, COURTESY ALIGN ENTERTAINMENT

Check out the cheerful escapades of little orphan Annie at the Michael J. Fox Theatre. Featuring a fresh cast of young local talent, and iconic songs like “Tomorrow” and “It’s a Hard Knock Life,” the musical is a heart-warming antidote to the long, grey days of winter.

>> Annie, the musical

Hot Chocolate Festival

Runs until February 14, 2019, various locations

Family friendly events this weekend in Vancouver

The annual Hot Chocolate Fest is in full swing with wild and wacky hot chocolate concoctions with clever names like “Smore than meets the eye” “Dazzling Mermaid.’ This is one outing the kids are sure to love!

>> Hot Chocolate Festival

Black History Month screening of Supa Modo

Feb 11, 2019 Downtown Vancouver

Photo credit: VanCity VIFF

Black Panther wasn’t the only African superhero movie to make waves last year. Check out Supa Modo, Kenya’s submission to the Academy Awards, a poignant but irresistible fantasy about a 9-year-old girl, Jo, with terminal cancer, but who comes to believe she is blessed with some very special gifts. “Brutal and beautiful, melancholy and joyous, Supa Modo is simultaneously crushing and uplifting.” Brent McKnight, Seattle Times

>> Black History Month at Vancity VIFF

Looking for more Family Fun?  Check out our Events Calendar!

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