Things to do in the lower mainland. A listing of upcoming events and ongoing attractions in the Greater Vancouver Lower Mainland area

Saturday, July 11, 2009

July 11 & 12: Celebrate Carrbbean Days in Maple Ridge

This festival is loads of fun and the biggest Caribbean festival in Canada. It runs Saturday from 9-5 and Sunday 12-9, on 224th street (between Dewdney and Lougheed) and at the adjoining bandstand and Peace Park. Enjoy live bands on two stages, playing reggae, calypso, salsa and soca music. Stay for the colourful costume parade, street vendors with caribbean food and jewelry. A large kid zone will feature rides and street entertainers. In previous years the kids entertainment has featured face painting and some really great craft activities. I take the kids each year and this is one of the highlights of the summer, with a very festive, relaxed and happy atmosphere that the kids really love.

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