We spent the day today in Port Moody at Rocky Point Park. This park has been on my personal bucket list for the past year, and was high up on my Summer Bucket List as well. Although my kids have been only so-so with water parks, I knew this water park could potentially make the difference for Aiden, since it is designed around a train theme. And we were not disappointed!
We came to Rocky Point Park on Sunday to take advantage of the Summer Sunday Concerts going on right now. Though the music was not really our style, it was still great to have something more to our experience for the day. There is a huge grassy area around the stage, and between the ocean and the water park / playground area, so there is ample space to set up your picnic wherever you want.
Last Saturday kicked off the first of the Saturday Summer Sessions art & music festival at The Shipyards at the foot of Lonsdale. For those of you (like me) who love the outdoor concert scene, but not the time at which most of the concerts take place, this is a great alternative. We got there so early on Saturday, the kids actually got to help test out the drum sets (translation: Damien was in heaven).
Right now, there are Summer Concert Series taking place all over North Vancouver, most of which are held on Fridays from 7-9pm. The concerts at Cates Park are the exception, but I’ve had too many bad parking experiences there for me to consider this a regular option.
The new Summer Sessions concert series runs from 3-10pm, offering children’s art and activities and sometimes music and shows in the earlier hours, with adult-focused concerts starting after 7pm. So, YAY!
Last week, we sat in for some of the Celtic Ensemble and Irish Dancers as the Summer Sessions kicked off and had a great time. Don’t expect it to be as busy as the Friday Night Market, or have as many booths or food trucks, but come check it out if you’re looking to add some more music to your family lives!