Family Activities in Vancouver (July 12 - July 14)

  1. Lavender Farm Open House (All Ages)

The lavender is blooming! Walk through our beautiful gardens and find the perfect spot to enjoy a lavender lemonade or ice cream. 

Date: Saturday & Sunday, July 13-14 (July 20-21, July 27-28)

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Sat), 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. (Sun)

Address: Tuscan Farm Gardens - 6834 Mt Lehman Rd., Abbotsford

Price: FREE

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  1. 8th Bees and Blueberries Festival (All Ages)

This free, non-profit event celebrates the importance of bees and taking care of the environment. There will be a variety of family-friendly activities such as free guided tours, a blueberry pie eating contest, bee-friendly planting corner, and more!

During the event, not only will you get to enjoy a variety of fun activities, but also learn about honey bees. Our goal is to share our knowledge of bees to educate the community about why bees are so important and why we should be taking care of the environment!

Date: Saturday & Sunday, July 13-14 

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Address: Dr. Bee Honeyland - 17617 Ford Detour Rd., Pitt Meadows

Price: FREE

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  1. Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Festival (All Ages)

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Taiwan at this colourful, family-friendly celebration. The event features a full menu of activities and performances, including opera, dance, and a popular high school marching band. There will also be performances from other cultural traditions, including a Brazilian dance troupe and a cool jazz ensemble. Don’t miss the Taiwanese craft demonstrations where you can learn all about origami, knot art, flower arrangements, and more. 

Date: Friday - Sunday, July 12-14 

Time: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. (Fri), 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Sat), 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Sun)

Address: Richmond Oval's Riverside Plaza - 6111 River Rd., Richmond

Price: FREE

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  1. 6th Annual Thai Festival: Glories of the Kingdom (All Ages)

Thai Festival is about delicious Thai cuisine, performing arts, unique products and crafts, in a lively, outdoor venue in the heart of downtown Vancouver. The free event also features fashion, kickboxing, Thai massage and spa, cooking and fruit-carving demonstrations, plus plenty of prize draws.

Date: Saturday & Sunday, July 13-14 

Time: 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

Address: Vancouver Art Gallery - 750 Hornby St., Vancouver

Price: FREE

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  1. Infusion YA Book Festival (Age 13-25)

First ever young adult (ages 13-25) literary festival in B.C. Guests will be transported to the magical and adventurous world of young adult literature.

Date: Friday - Saturday, July 12-13 

Time: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Address: Vancouver Public Library Central Branch - 350 W. Georgia St., Vancouver

Price: FREE

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  1. Afternoon Family Cruise (All Ages)

The only event of its kind in Vancouver. Kids can dance in their pretty princess dresses or superhero attire to two levels of music. Costumes are welcome!

Date: Saturday, July 14 

July 14: Maui & Moana and Black Panther | July 28: An All Super Hero Event - Super Girl, Wonder Woman, Captain America & Iron Man | Aug. 11: Elsa & Anna and Spiderman | Aug. 25: Details TBA  

Time: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Address: MV Britannia - 501 Denman St., Vancouver

Price: adults $25, kids (0-18) $18

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  1. Music in the Morning: Summer Music Vancouver (All Ages)

Summer Music Vancouver (SMV) is Music In The Morning’s downtown summer festival, serving an exciting gap in classical arts programming in the city. With mainstage concerts at the beautiful Christ Church Cathedral and daily concerts at Robson Square, SMV offers a different lens through which Vancouverites and tourists can experience the city. With our concert programming, sight-reading parties, a chamber music training institute, and free public performances enjoyed alongside a bevy of food trucks, there’s always something happening at this festival!

Date: July 12-17 

Time: TBD

Address: various venues

Price: Events are free, by donation or ticketed. Festival passes are availalbe

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  1. Family Summer Art Party (All Ages)

Bring the family to share stories through art. Look closely at shape, colour, and language with exhibiting artists, artist educators, and volunteers. Create with colours, collage, shapes, and more—both indoors and outdoors! Activities relate to the summer exhibits and permanent artworks in the building. Everyone is welcome at this event—children must be with an adult. 

Date: Saturday, July 13 

Time: 12 p.m.- 3 p.m.

Address: Surrey Art Gallery - 13750 88th Ave., Surrey

Price: FREE

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  1. Mountains 101 (All Ages)

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. 

Date: Saturday, July 13 

July 13: Backcountry Adventure & Safety * Aug. 17: Can Forests Take the Heat? Climate Change Impact on Wild Forests * Sept. 14: Bear Necessities 

Time: 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Address: Lynn Headwaters Regional Park - B.C. Mills House, North Van

Price: FREE

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  1. The Eastside Flea: Outdoor Summer Series (All Ages)

Vintage, collectibles, handmade, and more! Come shop the curated vendor roster, grab lunch from local food trucks, enjoy some live vinyl DJs, and maybe even a cheeky drink.oh, and bring your dogs!

Date: Friday & Saturday, July 12-13

Time: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. (Fri), 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Sat)

Address: 238 E. 1st Ave., Vancouver

Price: FREE

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