Fun For Busy Parents

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Busy parents need fun nights out too. Days off from parenting duties and the mundane tasks of everyday life.  Sometimes it is nice to do things that we normally take our kids to, but with an adult-only twist.

Now that restrictions are lifted, life is starting to get back to a new “normal” which means companies are finding new and fun ways to keep customers entertained. With the weather improving there are lots of great options popping up too.

Check out these fun unique events in Greater Vancouver.


Brewhalla: Fort Langley Beer & Music Festival

Fort Langley Park
May 21 1230-6pm

Located at Fort Langley park, enjoy beer from 30 local craft beverage vendors. 8 local musicians to keep you entertained and food from 10 different food trucks will be at the event.  Tickets are $40 each and include admission to the Festival, 4oz tasting glass, 3 tasting tokens & live music from 5+ bands. Buy your tickets online to secure your spot.

Check out the additional locations/dates for Brewhalla this year:

Port Moody – August 5/6
North Vancouver – Sept 30


Wine & Wild

Greater Vancouver Zoo – 5048 264th St, Aldergrove
May 20,2022

Explore the Zoo after hours with a tour, covering some of the R-Rated topics in the animal kingdom.  Spend an evening full of wine, food, learning and laughs at Greater Vancouver Zoo. Join Menita Prasad, the Director of Animal Care & Sonia Sidhu from the KiSS Morning Show for WINE & WILD: An Adults ONLY “Wine and Food” Pairing Tour. Members tickets are be discounted.
*first come first serve*

Tickets are limited and available for 2 x 45-60 minute tours on Friday, May 20th.

SESSION 1 starts @  5pm (Alcohol Not Included)
SESSION 2 starts @ 6:30pm
SESSION 3 starts @ 8pm

Science World After Dark +19 event 

1455 Quebec St, Vancouver

Starting May 19th and every Thursday evening from 6-10pm you can have uninterrupted adult time at Science World.  Science World After Dark is a special event where adults (ages 19+) take over the dome every third Thursday of the month. With admission, you are free to explore the exhibits and galleries at your leisure. Enjoy drinks, food, music and more, and experience a night out for adults that is a little bit out of the ordinary. Pre-purchase your tickets online.  Limited tickets available for each session.


Ripples Winery

3387 Tolmie Road, Abbotsford

Ripples Winery/New Wave Distillery was severely damaged in the November 2021 floods.  With hard work, determination and the help of so many volunteers they have been able to rebuild and celebrated a soft re-opening of their beautiful dining area/lounge on Saturday April 30th.  They are planning for an official Grand re-opening on May 6th.   Looking online the dining area/lounge looks to be open Wednesday to Sunday each week.  Check their website for current availability and times. Reservations are recommended but there will also be a first-come first served area in the outdoor courtyard and garden area.


Spring Art & Wine Walk

33660 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford
Thursday May 26, 2022 4-8PM

Enjoy an evening of exploring downtown Abbotsford while checking out local artists and sampling tasty wine.  Tickets are on sale now. Limited tickets are available.  Check in between 4-530pm at 33660 South Fraser Way in Jubilee Park.  The walk will take place between 5-8pm.
Only those who wish to drink need to purchase a ticket and be 19+.  Those who do not wish to drink or are under age can talk around and do not need a ticket.


Sip & Stroll Art Walk 

Community Futures North Fraser 33163 2nd Ave, Mission
Friday June 3 4-8pm

Start your stroll at Community Futures on 2nd Ave, where you’ll receive a goody bag of a wine glass, downtown coupons and deals, and information on where to go next on your evening stroll. Participating businesses will be featuring local artists on site so you can experience their creations, hear the story behind their journey while enjoying a variety of wine, beer, cider, or some non-alcoholic offerings. Bring a friend to sip, stroll, and shop the night away! Tickets are $30 each and available online.

Rock Maple Ridge

Albion Fairgrounds, 23588 Jim Robson Way, Albion Fairgrounds
Saturday August 13, 2022

Enjoy an outdoor rock concert at Rock Maple Ridge. DOORS open at 2:30pm . The following bands are set to play: Toronto 3:30pm-4:30pm Nick Gilder 5:00pm-6:15pm Headpins 6:40pm-8:00pm April Wine 8:30pm-10:00pm.  General Admission tickets are $119 each and are available to purchase online.
Have a fun event for busy parents?  Email me and let me know all the details
Tina Evans

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