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Honda Cel­e­bra­tion of Light English Bay, Van­cou­ver July 27, 31 & Au­gust 3 Watch the largest off­shore fire­works com­pe­ti­tion in the world with shows from United King­dom, Canada and Thai­land. Come early and bring a blan­ket and food. Please don’t for­get to take your garbage with you!


In­ter­na­tional Bog Day Burns Bog, Delta July 28, 10am-3pm Start the day off with Jog for the Bog, a trail walk/run through Burns Bog. Stay for the fun and cel­e­brate In­ter­na­tional Bog Day, with free en­ter­tain­ment for all.


Har­mony Arts Fes­ti­val West Van­cou­ver Am­ble­side wa­ter­front Au­gust 2-11 En­joy street per­for­mances, art exhibitions, artist talks and demon­stra­tions, con­certs, the Art Mar­ket, fam­ily- ori­ented ac­tiv­i­ties and unique culi­nary ex­pe­ri­ences.

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Tsawwassen Sun Fes­ti­val Win­skill Park & South Delta Rec Cen­tre Au­gust 3-5 An all week­end event in­clud­ing ball tour­na­ments, fire­works, a pa­rade, pet­ting zoo, chil­dren’s fes­ti­val and a beer gar­den! Check web­site for event times.


Pi­rate Day Kilby His­toric Site, Har­ri­son Au­gust 5, 11am-3pm Pi­rate games, crafts and a trea­sure hunt all make for a great out­ing. Start work­ing on your cos­tume now as there will be a con­test for the best dressed pi­rate!

604.796.9576 | Ab­bots­ford Air­show Ab­bots­ford Air­port Au­gust 9-11, 8am-6pm (show starts at 10am) Watch var­i­ous air­craft in use and for­merly used by lo­cal and for­eign mil­i­taries as they per­form tricks in the sky! Check web­site for event sched­ule.

www.ab­bots­for­dair­ Delta Com­mu­nity An­nual An­i­mal Expo Lad­ner Me­mo­rial Park Au­gust 11, 10am-4pm A fun, free com­mu­nity event that pro­motes an­i­mal safety and aware­ness, in­clud­ing dog train­ers, dog bite preven­tion ed­u­ca­tion for chil­dren, wildlife man­age­ment and fun ac­tiv­i­ties. 604.940.7111­com­mu­nityan­i­mal­shel­ Willing­don Com­mu­nity Fair Willing­don Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Burn­aby Au­gust 15, 5–8pm Bar­beque, en­ter­tain­ment, games, raf­fles, com­mu­nity dis­plays and more! 604.297.4526 The Fair at the PNE PNE Fair­grounds, Van­cou­ver Au­gust 17 – Septem­ber 2 (closed Aug 19 & 26) With hun­dreds of per­for­mances and ex­hibits and more than 50 thrilling rides & at­trac­tions, The Fair at the PNE is def­i­nitely the best part of sum­mer! New this year: 20% price re­duc­tion in Gate Ad­mis­sion and park­ing rates, Coupon Book with hun­dreds of dollars in sav­ings on food and mer­chan­dise, Re­served seat­ing and a big­ger venue for Sum­mer Night Con­certs, and much more. Adults $16, Kids 13 & un­der Free.

Starry Night Deas Is­land Park, Delta Au­gust 17, 7:30-10pm (start any­time be­tween 7:30 and 9pm) Ex­pe­ri­ence the magic & mys­tery of the park tran­si­tion­ing from day into night. Drum in the park, walk along lantern lit trails. Visit dis­cov­ery sta­tions and lis­ten to the night sounds.


Van­cou­ver Latin Sum­mer Fes­ti­val 2013 Vic­to­ria at 15th, Van­cou­ver Au­gust 18, 11am-7pm Fam­ily event ad­mis­sion is free, do­na­tions wel­comed


An­nual Kids Fes­ti­val Kilby His­toric Site, Har­ri­son Au­gust 24, 11am-3pm Load up the kids and get out of the house for one last hur­rah this sum­mer. En­joy a full day of en­ter­tain­ment for the kid’s in­clud­ing face paint­ing, bal­loon twist­ing, emer­gency ve­hi­cles and our fa­mous piñata party.

604.796.9576 | Royal Cana­dian Mounted Po­lice ( RCMP) Mu­si­cal Ride Swan­gard Sta­dium, Burn­aby Au­gust 27, 5:30pm-9pm The troop of 32 horses and rid­ers per­forms a va­ri­ety of cav­alry drills chore­ographed to mu­sic. Join in for fun dis­plays, ac­tiv­i­ties and food!


Arts­tarts on Satur­days ArtS­tarts Gallery, Van­cou­ver Au­gust 31, 11am-1pm Kids can ex­plore the in­ge­nious ways that bugs and birds use plants and other ma­te­ri­als around them to cre­ate shel­ter and cam­ou­flage. Make pat­terns with rub­bings on pa­per, or try thgeir hand at weav­ing us­ing all nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als di­verted from green waste. Ideal for ages 3-12.


Fort Farm Fest Fort Lan­g­ley National His­toric Site Au­gust 31-Septem­ber 1 Ex­plore the her­itage gar­den and feed the farm an­i­mals at this au­then­tic Hud­son’s Bay Com­pany fort. Watch a barrel mak­ing demon­stra­tion, com­pete in the farm re­lay and watch farm-re­lated demon­stra­tions.­g­ley/ac­tiv/ ac­tiv2013.aspx

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