Kid Approved Guide to August Events
Written by KidApprovedBC 02/08/17
Seize the last month of summer with a fun-filled August, crammed with family friendly events and activities.
Check out the White Rock Sea Festival August 5 & 6. Full of classic beach activities with a family fun zone including skimboarding, sandcastles, kites and beach volleyball. Or take in the evening entertainment with live music, fireworks, a torchlight walk and lantern parade.
Budding scientists will enjoy Mad Science on August 9 at the White Rock Library. With a focus on the weird and wonderful behaviour of air, this event will feature a hot air balloon, an air vortex and a hovercraft!
For live music in an iconic location, hit the TD Concerts by the Pier – August 10 with Little Destroyer & Guests and August 19 with Platinum Blonde.
And of course, do not miss the White Rock Farmers Market, every Sunday till October. Locally grown produce, flowers, baked goodies, fresh breads and artisanal cheese are just a sampling of what’s available.
Young theatre-goers will love the Beach House Theatre presentation of The Commedia Tales of King Arthur, throughout August. This retelling of the Knights of the Round Table is full of slapstick comedy and high energy. It’s sure to engage kids of all ages!
Bring a blanket to Movies Under The Stars, every Saturday evening in August at Holland Park. With kid favs like Lego Batman, Sing, Moana & Beauty & the Beast, it is cinematic fun for the whole family.
The historic Stewart Farm House is always a fun outing, but the Amazing Farm Scavenger Hunt takes it up a notch! This pioneer themed race includes water pumping, old-school handwashing of laundry and many other tasks the first settlers in Surrey would’ve been challenged with.
The jam-packed Tsawwassen Sun Festival fills the entire long weekend, running August 5-7. This celebration of all things summer features a parade, “drive-in” movie, talent show, kids funzone, pancake breakfast and several sports tournaments.
Bring the whole family to the midsummer celebration that is Starry Nights at Deas Island Park. On August 15, the park is transformed into a magical land. Explor along paths that weave through the trees with lanterns, drumming, and hot chocolate.
photo credit Delta Optimist
Check out the Concerts in the Park series in North Delta on August 23, featuring Canadian folk music group The Flanagans. Bring a lawn chair & blanket and enjoy a summer night of music.