Welcome to yoyomama’s weekend guide! Your go-to list of family friendly fun things to do with kids in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. It’s also easy to get these event listings in our handy new app, OnTheGoKids, which takes our weekend guide and makes it mobile!
O Canada! Wear red and white, and celebrate your native or adopted homeland in one of the many parties and festivals around the Lower Mainland this weekend. Pancakes, parades, carnivals and fireworks, there’s a lot going on and it’s all going to be fun. The kids will enjoy the rides, games, crafts, and many other fun things, and will be full of cake by the time the day is over. So have a great time, and start the summer holidays with a blast.
Saturday, July 13th – Sunday, July 14th, 10 am – 4pm, Whistler Olympic Plaza, 4144 Village Stroll, Whistler
After thirty years of fun, this iconic Whistler family-friendly event moves to the Whistler Olympic Plaza, the permanent arts and culture venue that is part of the 2010 Olympic legacy. Here, nestled between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, alongside the Olympic rings and totem poles, your family can enjoy live music and theatre performances every hour this weekend. With talent like Ache Brasil, the Kerplunks, and Vancouver Circus School, you’re sure to be both amazed and entertained. Entrance is by donation and all performances are free. You can register online for creative workshops with great offerings like soapstone carving, creative amazing Lego structures or honing your circus skills. Also onsite you’ll find face painting, balloon twisting, community presentations, and lots, lots more. So whether you make a day or a weekend it, here’s a great chance to come see what all the hype is about in Whistler, where the fun comes to the mountains: www.artswhistler.com
You’ll find all these events and more in our interactive events calendar.
And we wanted to remind you to always call or visit the website for event info before you head out just in case any changes have been made since we posted it. And of course, have fun!
By: Elina Singh