06/04/2015 08:39 EDT | Updated 06/04/2016 05:59 EDT

5 weekend events in and around Vancouver June 5-7

Whether you want to create a new gadget or take part in a fun race with the family, there are plenty of fun and engaging events happening in and around Vancouver this weekend.

Here are On the Coast's top five picks:

​Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

The Mini Maker Faire returns to the PNE Forum this weekend to showcase invention, creativity and resourcefulness. Makers of all ages and backgrounds will be there to showcase their latest gadgets and creations.

Many of the booths will be hosting free or low-cost activities to give visitors a chance to try their hand at new skills.
​When: June 6-7

World Oceans Day 

Celebrate World Oceans Day by helping clean up your local beach. The Surfrider Foundation is organizing a cleanup at Kitsilano beach and a cigarette butt collecting contest, as well as hosting kids activities at Science World.
When: June 6


Femme City Choir, an all-genders, queer and trans* centred femme-fabulous singing group, is hosting the second annual femme-stravaganza at Vancouver's York Theatre. The event bills itself as a shimmering night of song, dance and art. Last year's event sold out so make sure you get your tickets soon! Tickets are $25.
When: June 5-6

Pender Harbour Blues Festival

Organized by the Pender Harbour Blues Society, the festival is a mix of free and paid concerts throughout the area.

The aim is to preserve, nurture and promote B.C.'s blues in all its forms. One of the highlights is Jim Byrnes' Gospel show at the Pender Harbour School of Music Sunday afternoon.
When: June 5-7

Burnaby Hats Off Day

Voted the city's best festival, it's a day for Burnaby Heights businesses to 'take their hats off' to the community and their customers. There will be a parade along Hastings Street, a family fun three-block dash and a street festival with activities for people of all ages.
When: June 6