Dancing in the Streets
Summer time is outdoor party time, and we’ve found family-friendly festivals with al fresco dining and dancing in the street!
Harrison Festival of the Arts – Children’s Day
If you’re hankering for a road trip, then hit the highway and head for Harrison Hot Springs on July 13. It’s Children’s Day at the Festival featuring a mime-magician and various musical performers ($6 admission). There’s also a climbing wall, giant sandbox and water play area. Be sure to take a dip at the Harrison Resort Public Pool (an indoor, hot mineral water pool) or splurge for an overnight stay at the resort.
Spirit of the Sea
There’s no better place to beat the summer heat than the sandy beaches of White Rock. This seaside community’s annual festival (July 29 to August 1) features a special children’s parade and carnival complete with crafts, games and storytelling. An evening fireworks display and torchlight parade are also planned—fun if the kids are still awake!