Fresh Farm Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss


Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 — 9:16am PDT
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From Coquitlam and Abbotsford, to Vancouver and Richmond. Celebrate the bounty of the season – like blueberries, tomatoes, and picturesque sunflowers – at these farm festivals filled with family fun.

Fresh Farm Festivals You Won't Want to Miss

Fresh Farm Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss

Coquitlam Blueberry Festival

When: Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 9:00am to 1:00pm
Where: Poirier Street Market ( 624 Poirier Street, Coquitlam)
Admission: Free
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Things to do: Sample the best blueberry products Poirier Street Farmers Market vendors have to offer and learn how to incorporate blueberries into your meals at the blueberry recipe demonstration tent with Karen Curtis.

Farm Fest at Garden City Lands

When: Saturday, August 11, 2018, 10:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Garden City Rd & Lansdowne Rd (entrance is at 5040 Garden City Rd)
Admission: Free
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Things to do: Richmond celebrates local food, sustainability and its agricultural past, present and future. Visit the Farmers Market, see local performers on the Community Stage, and enjoy children’s activities, local food trucks, agricultural demonstrations and displays by local farmers, community partner displays, and more.

Apple Harvest Festival

When: Saturday, September 16, 2018 10:00am to 2:00pm
Where: Krause Berry Farms (6179 248 St, Langley)
Things to do: Games and crafts, apple themed products on display. Apple fudge, apple fritters, apple waffles, apple wine and more!

Bees and Blueberries Festival

When: Saturday August 18 & Sunday, 19, 2018, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Where: 17617 Ford Detour Road, Pitt Meadows
Admission: By donation to Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation
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Details: Free guided tours with a live beehive opening, visit the planting corner to take home your very own free bee-friendly flower. There will also be free pony rides and a petting zoo. The main stage lineup will feature performers like Dilly the clown and Juno-nominated children’s singer-songwriter Ginalina. Register in advance for the blueberry pie eating contest and Sylvan Learning Centre spelling bee. Each day will end with a live bee beard demo.

Tomato Fest

When: Trout Lake – Saturday, August 25, 9:00am to 2:00pm
Kitsilano – Sunday, August 26, 10:00am to 2:00pm
Where: Trout Lake Lakewood Dr & E 13th Ave; Kitsilano 10th Ave & Larch St
Admission: Free
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Things to do: Celebrate tomato season this year at Tomato Festival! Discover heirloom tomato varieties at our tomato display with over 100+ varieties of tomatoes, try tomato samples at our tasting station and pick up a new tomato recipe.

Garlic Festival

When: Sunday, August 19, 2018, 10:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Terra Nova Rural Park (The Sharing Farm) 2771 Westminster Hwy
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Things to do: Over 1,000 pounds of locally grown garlic for sale! The festival will also feature live music, garlic ice cream, a large selection of The Sharing Farm’s own produce, giveaways and a children’s area with family friendly activities. To celebrate the 10-year milestone for this event, The Sharing Farm is partnering with the City of Richmond to create an enhanced festival. Along with the usual foods and local farmers market, expert bird handlers will educate and entertain event attendees with flying demonstrations of native birds of prey.

Applebarn’s Opening Day

When: Friday, August 17, 2018, 10:30am to 5:30pm
Where: Taves Family Farm, 333 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford
Admission: Free admission to the Country Store, U-pick apple orchards, pumpkin patch. Applebarn Pass applies for activities.
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Things to do: Take a hay ride, run or pedal kart through the corn maze. See the animals, jump on jumping pillows, enjoy an apple cider slushy and more. Visit the new sunflower patch!

London Heritage Farm Family Farm Day

When: Sunday, August 19, 2018, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Where: 6511 Dyke Road, Richmond
Admission: Seniors and teens – 3$, Adults – 4$, Families – 6$, Kids under 12 – Free
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Things to do: Petting zoo, pony rides, nylon zoo, birds of prey, kids’ crafts, woodworking, vintage photo booth and more.

Stay on top of these events and more by checking in on Miss604’s August event list, which is updated daily.

Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks Barge Tour


Friday, August 3rd, 2018 — 2:52pm PDT
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It’s BC’s largest public event and the longest-running offshore fireworks competition in the world! The Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks in Vancouver draw half a million spectators to the shores of English Bay each year, where 3 countries present spectacular displays over 3 summer nights.

Honda Celebration of Light

Have you ever wondered what goes into producing fireworks shows like this? Well, I got a tour of the twin fireworks barges today and was provided some insights thanks to Kelly Guille from Sirius Pyrotechnics.

Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks Barge Tour

Honda Celebration of Light

Celebration Of Light Fireworks Barge

“Every time you see something open up in the sky, it launched from somewhere, which is down here,” Kelly sat along the sand banks on the first barge where we disembarked from a shuttle vessel and picked up a shell.

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#DoWhatYouLoveBC Giveaway


Friday, August 3rd, 2018 — 8:49am PDT
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They say if you have a job you love, you’ll never work a day in your life! BC’s dairy farmers love what they do, and they want to share some of that love with you. Working alongside their families, caring for animals, and contributing safe, quality milk to their communities are just a few of the reasons why dairy farmers love their jobs.

BC Dairy Association #DoWhatYouLoveBC

This month, the BC Dairy Association is sharing the stories of four farmers across the province, and giving you the opportunity to share why you love what you do for a chance to win one of four $100 VISA gift cards.

#DoWhatYouLoveBC

There are two ways you can share what you do, and why you love it:

  1. Visit BC Milk on Facebook and enter through the contest tab here »
  2. Snap a photo showcasing why you love what you do, share it on Instagram with #DoWhatYouLoveBC and include a caption to describe your photo. Don’t forget to mention @bcmilk! Accounts must be public to participate.

The contest will be open August 3 to August 30, 2018. One winner, receiving one $100 VISA gift card, will be drawn each week. Draws will happen every Thursday. Entries are limited to one per person.

Want to know more? Follow BC Milk on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – and #DoWhatYouLoveBC!

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Sponsored by the BC Dairy Association

Gibsons Night Market


Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 — 11:00am PDT
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As a proud, card-carrying member of the Gibsons Public Market I was excited to hear the news that they will be hosting their first ever Gibsons Night Market this week!

Gibsons Night Market

Where: Gibsons Public Market (473 Gower Point Rd, Gibsons)
When: Friday, August 3, 2018 *and* Friday, August 31, 2018
4:00pm to 9:00pm
Admission: Free!

Great food, art, music, entertainment, and shopping. They have over 20 stalls of local vendors, including farmers, bakers, artisans and food vendors, with indoor and outdoor activities as well.

Gibsons Market Building

There will be an Outdoor Beer Garden and you can drop the kids off the at supervised Movie Night in the Coastal Room upstairs from 6:00pm to 8:00pm featuring Moana. Free popcorn will be available for the kids and child care will be by donation if you’d like a certified babysitter/volunteer to watch your young ones while you enjoy the rest of the market.

Entertainers include Finn The Magician, Lippy the Clown, DJ Buzy B, and the north side of Emelle’s patio will become a stage for the Hawaiian Hula Dance Group by Dhyana Bartkow.

Emelle’s Market Bistro and The 101 Brewhouse+Distillery will be collaborating to create two special cocktails for that night. One will be gin-based & the other one will be vodka-based. There will also be Persephone beer on tap and many other delicious drinks.

View from Nova Kitchen

Follow the Gibsons Public Market on Facebook and Twitter for more information and updates.

A Complete Guide to Coquitlam’s Outdoor Concerts


Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 — 8:58am PDT
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Who isn’t over the moon that summer concert and festival season is in full swing? Outdoor shows are a must-do during the summer months and Coquitlam doesn’t disappoint. With events happening all summer long, there is still time to take advantage. Jump on the Millennium Line Evergreen Extension to Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station and get in on the summer concert action.

Coquitlam Concerts

The Music

Summer Concert Series
FREE
Friday, August 3, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday, September 7, 2018 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Coquitlam’s Summer Concert Series has grown from a small neighbourhood event to a must-do summer essential. Hosted at TD Community Plaza, this family-friendly event features popular local artists and performers. There are two nights left, Rock Night (August 3) and Motown Night (September 7). Bring a blanket, pack a picnic and enjoy.

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In partnership with the City of Coquitlam

Things to do in Vancouver BC Day Long Weekend


Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 — 8:51am PDT
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The BC Day long weekend is here, bringing with it festivals, fireworks, Pride and fun! Check out what’s happening around Metro Vancouver:

Things to do in Vancouver BC Day Long Weekend

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend - BC Day Long Weekend

Friday, August 3, 2018
White Rock Sea Festival
Abbotsford Agrifair
Vancouver Pride with Queer As Funk
Vancouver Undie Run
Chicks Ahoy! Pride Boat Cruise Party
Youth Night at Richmond Olympic Experience
Fridays on Front, New West
Music at the Cannery
Richmond Night Market
Shipyards Night Market North Vancouver
Kitsilano Showboat
Pop-Up Food Trucks at Lougheed
Summer Fun in Thompson Park
CBC Musical Nooners
Harmony Arts Festival, West Vancouver
Vancouver Bach Festival

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