What makes a community? This Saturday you can find out, with no less than SIX community celebrations featuring parades, family activities, live music like The Carnival Band (pictured), dancing, amusement rides, children’s entertainers, mural painting and more. You can also take in some “wacky” family games and a bouncy castle Sunday at the YMCA. All free!
There are a ton of events on this weekend and I don’t want you to miss out! My time is a bit thin these days (new job on the horizon) so I’ve concentrated my efforts on the Calendar. Check it out for info on a free Magic Show (pictured), community fairs and some Children’s Fest activities under $5 in Surrey.
In my pre-baby life, the May long weekend meant the start of camping, cabins and summer parties. As the Mom of a toddler, I’m just happy to get outside at all. Fortunately, Vancouver is serving up four bite-sized nature excursions you can easily do in a half-day. Perfect for introducing a kid under 5 to the outdoors without even leaving the city.
Get moving this week on Move for Health Day with some fun family activities that take you beyond the playground, check out some fresh local eats (or grow your own) and celebrate Mother’s Day with free treats for us hard-working Moms… There’s so much to do for free, that it won’t all fit on the page. Keep reading ’til the end for more!
This week is all about how to connect… with your neighbours, with your environment, with your family. You can get to know your neighbourhood in a new way on a “Jane’s Walk”, connect with Asian culture downtown, focus on local food, check out youth performers and explore tons of family environmental events in the Lower Mainland. There are some freebies to be had this week too…
Vancouver is in full spring bloom and there’s a lot to discover this week in both nature and art. Rock out with Will Stroet for free on Saturday, join a bike ride among the blossoms, explore two awesome city parks with guides, soak in a carnival atmosphere and unleash your creativity with free family-focused art programs! There are more Earth Day activities too…
Every day should be Earth Day… but there are lots of ways to celebrate our amazing home this weekend with a big line-up of family-friendly events. Choose between taking the kids to march in a parade, craft a recycled-paper necklace, watch for birds, ride in a canoe, build a bee box, or, of course, plant a tree.