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Fair at the PNE Hast­ings St, Van­cou­ver On­go­ing un­til Septem­ber 2 This 17- day an­nual tra­di­tion fea­tures nightly con­certs, kids shows, cul­tural shows, Su­per­dogs & sev­eral great new at­trac­tions; not to men­tion, over 50 amuse­ment park rides.

Fort Farm Fest Fort Lan­g­ley National His­toric Site Au­gust 31-Septem­ber 1 Ex­plore the her­itage gar­den and feed the farm an­i­mals, watch a barrel mak­ing demon­stra­tion, and com­pete in the farm re­lay and watch demon­stra­tions. Reg­u­lar ad­mis­sion fees ap­ply; free for an­nual pass hold­ers. 604.513.4777 |

Arts­tarts River Mar­ket at West­min­ster Quay, New West­min­ster Septem­ber 1, 11am & 1pm (2 ses­sions) Kids will ex­plore the in­ge­nious ways bugs and birds use plants and other ma­te­ri­als around them to cre­ate shel­ter and cam­ou­flage. Make pat­terns with rub­bings on pa­per, or try your hand at weav­ing us­ing all nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als di­verted from green waste. www.arts­

Mu­sic in the Park Capi­lano River Re­gional Park Septem­ber 2, 12noon-6pm Bring a pic­nic or en­joy the food carts and be in­spired by art dis­plays and demon­stra­tions while en­joy­ing free, live mu­si­cal per­for­mances. www.nvartscoun­

Fall Fair Burn­aby Vil­lage Mu­seum Septem­ber 2, 11am-4:30pm Old- fash­ioned fun com­plete with games, en­ter­tain­ment and mar­ket ven­dors. Try the races, the corn shuck­ing or take pic­ture at one of the photo stops. Free gate ad­mis­sion. Carousel Rides are free. www.burn­abyvil­lage­mu­

The RCMP Mu­si­cal Ride 2013 Al­bion Fair­grounds Septem­ber 5, 6:30-8pm The RCMP Mu­si­cal Ride con­sists of a va­ri­ety of in­tri­cate fig­ures and cav­alry drill chore­ographed to mu­sic. De­mand­ing ut­most con­trol, tim­ing and co­or­di­na­tion, th­ese move­ments are formed by in­di­vid­ual horses and rid­ers, in two’s, four’s and eight’s at the trot and at the can­ter. Tick­ets are $15 604.463.6922­leridge-pittmead­ the-rcmp-mu­si­cal-ride-2013/

Learn to Fish, a Fraser River Ex­pe­ri­ence Mat­squi Trail Re­gional Park, Meet at Mis­sion Bridge Pic­nic Area Septem­ber 7, 10am–12noon Kids ages 5-15 can learn about fish and fish­ing tech­niques along the banks of the Fraser River. Equip­ment pro­vided. Adults must ac­com­pany kids and fill out a free tidal fish­ing li­cense for each child. $5/child. Regis­tra­tion re­quired, 604.504.4716

Lu­mi­nary Fes­ti­val 2013 Sun­stone Park, Delta Septem­ber 7, 6-9pm Ex­pe­ri­ence the magic as the park comes alive with lights. Use your imag­i­na­tion to cre­ate a lantern to bring to the Fes­ti­val. There will be food ven­dors, en­ter­tain­ment, mu­si­cians, and chil­drens ac­tiv­i­ties. 604.952.3177 | www.metrovan­cou­

Wes­brook Vil­lage Fes­ti­val Heart of Wes­brook Vil­lage (Wes­brook Mall and Shrum Lane) Septem­ber 7, 11am-3pm Buskers will bring their beats to the streets, and mu­si­cians in­clud­ing Dr. Strangelove & Will Stroet will take the stage with tunes that ap­peal to all mu­sic lovers. Shop­pers can en­joy the side­walk sale of lo­cal retailers as they show­case their prod­ucts with in­ter­ac­tive games and con­tests. There will also be a free BBQ lunch and kids zone, with face-paint­ing, crafts ta­bles, bouncy cas­tles and rock wall climb. www.dis­cov­er­wes­

Mex­ico Fest - Fi­esta 2013! Van­cou­ver Con­ven­tion Cen­tre – Ex­hi­bi­tion Hall B Septem­ber 7th, 12noon to 9pm Live cul­tural per­for­mances, beer gar­den, Mex­i­can food ven­dors, kids zone, tra­di­tional mari­achis, tra­di­tional Mex­i­can dances, busi­nesses’ booths, cul­tural pavil­ions. West­Coast Fam­i­lies will be there too! www.mex­i­­cou­ver/events/

The Coho Fes­ti­val Am­ble­side Park, West Van­cou­ver Septem­ber 8, 11am-6pm Sev­eral thou­sand peo­ple at­tend this event to take in ex­hibits in the sus­tain­abil­ity zone, to en­joy out­door en­ter­tain­ment by the wa­ter, par­tic­i­pate in chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties and to en­joy the fa­mous salmon bar­be­cue. 604.926.6956 |­hoso­ci­

20th An­nual Tree Fest Riverview Hos­pi­tal Grounds, Co­quit­lam Septem­ber 14 This free event will be a fun filled day for the whole fam­ily in cel­e­bra­tion of trees in­clud­ing en­ter­tain­ment, crafts and ac­tiv­i­ties, mu­seum tours, food con­ces­sion and much more!

Place des Arts Fam­ily Open House Place des Arts, Co­quit­lam Septem­ber 14, 2-4 pm En­joy fun arts ac­tiv­i­ties, take a tour of the cen­tre, par­tic­i­pate in hands-on teacher demos, win door prizes and get a dis­count on class regis­tra­tion dur­ing the event (one per fam­ily). 604.664.1636 |

South­lands Coun­try Fair South­lands Rid­ing Club, Van­cou­ver Septem­ber 15, 10am-4pm The Fair fea­tures pony rides, pet­ting farm, old fash­ioned games, eques­trian en­ter­tain­ment, Silent Auc­tion, a lo­cal arts and crafts mar­ket, farm­ers mar­ket, mu­sic, face paint­ing, hay piles, bouncy horses, de­li­cious food, and much more! Ad­mis­sion by do­na­tion, park­ing is free, some ac­tiv­i­ties cost $1-$5, while many oth­ers are free. www.south­land­srid­ing­

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