FAMILY EVENTS ON THE NORTH SHORE
THIS WEEKEND (JULY 18-20, 2014)
FRIDAY, JULY 18thFriday Night Market at the Shipyards (5 – 10 pm) (FREE) Location: Shipbuilder’s Square at the foot of Lonsdale, North Van Details: The popular Friday night market is back! Each week you can enjoy fresh food, locally made products, musicians, art and live entertainment. There are always LOTS of kids dancing up a storm in front of the stage. If you’re hungry make sure you visit the food trucks and then stop by the beer and wine garden. Summer Concert Series: Live in Lynn Valley Village (7-9pm) (FREE) Location: 1277 Lynn Valley Road, North Van Details: Family-friendly concerts on Friday nights all summer long! Bring your chairs and kiddies out this Friday to hear River and the Road (Jungle Folk), and dance the night away! There are always tons of toddlers & young kids out enjoying these concerts! Summer Concert Series: Evenings in Edgemont (7-9pm) (FREE) Location: 3000 block of Highland Boulevard, North Van Details: Family-friendly concerts on Friday nights all summer long! Bring your chairs and kiddies out this Friday to hear the Adam Woodall Band (Folk Rock), and dance the night away! There are always tons of toddlers & young kids out enjoying these concerts! Summer Concert Series: Concerts in the Cove (7-9pm) (FREE) Location: Panorama Park, 2200 Block of Panorama Drive, North Van Details: Family-friendly concerts on Friday nights all summer long! Bring your chairs and kiddies out this Friday to hear Mostly Marley (Reggae), and dance the night away! There are always tons of toddlers & young kids out enjoying these concerts!
SATURDAY, JULY 19thBonfire Car Wash Fundraiser at Sutherland Secondary (10:00am – 4:00pm) Location: 1860 Sutherland Avenue, North Vancouver, BC
Details: Get the Ultimate carwash! The North Shore Bonfire Ultimate Boys and Girls Teams (mostly from Argyle and Sutherland) are going to the Canadian National Ultimate Championships in Waterloo Ontario from August 10-13. They are raising funds at a carwash On Saturday, July 19th from 10-4 at Sutherland Secondary School, one block east of Grand Blvd & 19th. You can buy an Ultimate disc while you are there and have some summer fun of your own. All are welcome!!! Imagine & Explore: Inside Out (10:30am – 12pm) Location: Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Road, North Van Details: What kind of creature keeps its skeleton outside its body? An insect, that’s who! Discover the incredible world of Lynn Canyon’s invertebrates. For children aged 3 to 6 years old, with an adult. Pre-register at 604-990-3755. $8.25 per child, adults FREE. Salmon & Berry Festival at Fresh Street Market (11:00 am – 3:00 pm) Location: Fresh St. Market – 1650 Marine Drive, West Van Details: It’s going to be a “berry” hot Saturday in West Vancouver as Fresh St. Market (1650 Marine Drive) hosts its second annual Salmon & Berry Festival on July 19th. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 10,000 pounds of the freshest, wild B.C. Sockeye salmon and 10,000 pounds of local B.C. berries will be available on-site. The whole community is invited to local food tastings, a pie eating contest, grilled salmon burger and drink combo for $5, and fun-filled family activities. Free to attend. www.freshstmarket.com Cates Park Summer Concerts (4 – 7pm) (FREE) Location: Cates Park / Whey-ah-Wichen – 4100 Dollarton Hwy, North Van Details: The Cates Park Concerts are free outdoor concerts, held each summer in picturesque Cates Park, North Vancouver. This concert series showcases local bands, featuring talented young artists performing on the outdoor stage from 4-7pm on Saturdays in July and August. Each concert will feature 3 local bands, and the final concert will showcase 9 singer/songwriters. So catch one performance, or bring your blanket and lawn chair and catch them all. Pack a picnic or get food from Wally’s Burgers at the Cates Park Concession (concession is open daily during the summer from 11:30 am to 7:30 pm, weather dependent). For info call 250-725-3696. Summer Sessions at Shipbuilders’ Square (7 – 10pm) (FREE) Location: Shipbuilders’ Square, Foot of Lonsdale, North Van Details: A free summer concert series at Shipbuilders’ Square at the foot of Lonsdale. Taking place on Saturdays from July 5 – August 30, the series features free evening concerts with a diverse mix of performers and musicians. Early afternoons will feature a variety of fun family activities including free interactive art for kids, face painters, and “Painters at the Pier”. Each Saturday will host a variety of food trucks, local artisan vendors and a beer garden for those 19 and over. Bring the family, bring a chair and come to have fun.
SUNDAY, JULY 20thSummerFest 2014: Concert Series Sundays (1-3pm) (FREE) Location: Lonsdale Quay, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Van Details: Free live concerts featuring a different music genre each week, with returning favourites and world-renowned performers. There is something to please every musical taste! This Saturday features Robyn and Ryleigh (Folk-Pop duo). If you know of any family events happening on the North Shore this weekend that we haven’t listed, please post a comment below or email firstname.lastname@example.org with details! And note that times/dates for events can change after posting, so we recommend double-checking with an event’s website/coordinator before heading out! Cheers mamas!