Around Vancouver Town: July 4th-6th

Take off Fridays YVR


Hi mama! Are you looking for fun activities to take advantage of the fabulous weather we’re having? I’ve got a hot list for you! From Take-Off Fridays to Musical Nooners and piano lessons we’ve got you covered in this week’s edition of Around Vancouver Town.

Take-Off Fridays

Every Friday until August 29th

This Friday, July 4th, kicks off the 5th annual Take-Off Fridays summer series at YVR. From 9:00am to 3:00pm, every Friday from July 4th to August 29th, both children and adults are able to enjoy all the fun that YVR has to offer from free entertainment, delicious food samples, tours of the Public Observation Area, shopping deals, face-painting, caricaturists, and much more!

Additionally, fast approaching is the return of the legendary YVR Take-Off Fridays’ Paper Airplane Competition on July 11th at 11:00am. Participants of all ages and wannabe pilots alike will be coached by BCIT Aerospace Technology instructor Ralph Heldt, and will compete to win huge prizes, including a $1,00 travel gift card courtesy of Uniglobe Travel.

Indian Summer Festival

Friday June 4th

Come to historic Victory Square Park in Gastown on Friday July 4th with family and friends. Grab a bite at a food trucks, have a hearty chuckle with Laughing Yoga expert Nish Thaver, and limber up with Hip Hop Yoga teacher Chris Duggan. As the sun sets, settle down on a blanket or chair (bring your own!), or on the green grass and watch the award-winning film Bend it Like Beckham.

Laughing and hip hop yoga from 6pm
Film screening of Bend It Like Beckham @ 9:30pm


The Indian Summer Festival runs until July 12th

Musical Nooners at CBC

Running from now until August 22nd, every day from noon-1pm

Friday, July 4 – The Boom Booms
The Boom Booms are a musical force, an East Van brotherhood, a Canadian indie soul band that lays down a energizing, organic groove that rattles around in your bones while beaming feel good messages into your head. We dare you not to dance.
For more information on Musical Nooners follow @CBCVancouver and #musicalnooners on Twitter. You can also visit their website.

Planning ahead? Register your littles in music classes for September!

Harmonious Music Studio

When my son was 6 months old we started him in music classes and now that he’s nearly 4, there is no doubt that music will be a big part of his life for years to come. This studio in the Dunbar area comes highly recommended and are now accepting September registrations. 

Check out Harmonious Music Studio and their Music for Young Children (MYC) program. It is a parent-participation program in a small group setting (3-6 students in a class). They meet once a week for an hour and we do a variety of musical activities – keyboard, creative movement, rhythm, ear -training, sight reading, music theory and composition. For more information, visit their website. Photo courtesy of their website.

Have a great weekend mama!

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