The 2020 BC Day Long weekend is going to be a little different because of the coronavirus. Gatherings of 50+ still aren’t allowed. In the Spring of 2020, a lot of events were canceled in the Fraser Valley due to the coronavirus including the Maple Ridge Caribbean Festival and others.
On Canada Day back on July 1 there were several events that took place online instead like The Virtual Surrey Canada Day festival that included music and cultural entertainment, and performances by a number of different artists including 54-40, Bif Naked, Colin James and many others. Similar to Canada Day some Vancouver BC Day festivals are planning to do online activities including the Pride Festival and the Powell Street Festival
There are still several live events and activities taking place this weekend including the Abbotsford Agrifair at the Exhibition Park venue in Abbotsford. In Vancouver, you can visit Playland at the PNE and the PNE Prize Home Lottery
Since it’s in the Fraser Valley and it normally opens on August 1 until September 15 we want to give a special mention to the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival. We heard it may be opening mid-August, and on their website, it says “Dates TBA.” See the link above for more details.
The White Rock Sea Festival usually takes place on the first weekend in August, but due to the coronavirus it has been canceled and is expected to return in 2021. You can always head to White Rock Beach this weekend and enjoy the sand, shops, restaurants, and the ocean on your own!
Long Weekend Activities in the Fraser Valley
Fort Langley Farmers Market, Saturday, opens at 9:00 for Seniors and 10:00 AM
White Rock Farmer’s Market Sunday 10 – 2
Abbotsford Farm & Country Market Saturday 9 – noon
Details: Hosted by White Rock and Surrey Naturalists – WRSN. Meet Liz at the Mud Bay Park parking lot @ 13030 48 Avenue, turn south off Colebrook Road. Saturday, Aug 1, 2020, 9 AM – 11 AM PDT at Mud Bay Park. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Liz will visit Mud Bay Park. and Colebrook Park afterward.
Featured Image: Chilliwack Sunflower Festival 2018