This weekend’s list of family (and mom) outings include the ultimate Lego-lovers event: BrickCan, May the Fourth at the Space Centre for galaxy far far away lovers, Tiny Tots for the super littles, free art-making at the Polygon Gallery, a super local craft fair just in time for Mother’s Day, and The Mother of All Comedy Shows for a laugh-out-loud night out with the GFs. Take a look!
Family friendly weekend events in Metro Vancouver
Fingerling Festival *Free*
Saturday, May 4, 2019, Port Moody
Join the 27th annual Fingerling Festival Saturday at the Noons Creek Hatchery in Port Moody, and help release 40,000 salmon fingerlings into the river. This free, family event includes two performances by eco stewardship advocates Bobs & Lolo.
BrickCan 2019 – LEGO Fan Expo
Saturday & Sunday May 4 & 5 2019 Richmond
Lego lovers won’t want to miss this showcase of their favourite blocks and figures. See hundreds of creative and intricate models, buy new and used Lego, and build something cool with a huge collection of Duplo and System LEGO Bricks! Tix are $15 for 4 and up.
May the Fourth be With You
Saturday, May 4 2019, Vancouver
Got some Star Wars fans in the house? Join the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and celebrate all things related to the force. Dress as your favourite Rebel or Empire character, visit distant worlds beyond your imagination and make your own glowing lightsaber.
The Mother of All Comedy Shows
Saturday, May 4 2019, New Westminster
Local funny ladies are rockin’ the mic this Saturday at the Anvil Centre in New West and poking fun at all things mom. They may be mothers. They may have mothers. They may share a viewpoint that you haven’t even thought of. This is a show for mothers and the others that love them.
Saturday & Sunday May 4 & 5 2019, East Vancouver
Just in time for Mother’s Day, Vancouver’s uber local craft fair returns to East Vancouver with 85 local makers and small shops. They’ve got clothing, baby kid items, jewelry, artisanal food, paper goods, ceramics, bath body, florals, and more.
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VSO Tiny Tots – Muzical Zoo for Me & You!
Friday May 3, Vancouver / Saturday May 4, New Westminster
Dance with teddy bears, rock with dinosaurs, and boogie with orangutans in show full of bouncy originals and classic melodies accompanied by Clarinet, Trombone, and String Bass. Geared to the 5 and unders.
Polygon Gallery Kids First Saturday *Free*
Saturday, May 4 2019, North Vancouver
Explore the artworks, and participate in activities that lead to deeper engagement with art and creativity. This Saturday, taking inspiration from the series of photographs by Alana Paterson, kids and parents will be creating life-sized portraits. How cool is that?
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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).