It’s finally summer–which means festivals with live music, local breweries and international flavours are happening across Metro Vancouver. Check ‘em out here.
Steveston Salmon Festival, July 1
The annual Steveston Salmon Festival is Richmond’s largest event! Enjoy the Salmon Festival parade, musical entertainment, historical and cultural programs and displays, and lots of food, including the famous salmon BBQ and festival chow mein.
Parade starts at 10AM and festival grounds are open 11AM – 5PM
Steveston Community Centre, 4111 Moncton Street
Bubble Tea Festival, July 7 – 9
After a successful inaugural event last summer, the Bubble Tea Festival returns! This year’s Bubble Tea Festival theme is Taste of Taiwan, featuring Bubble tea vendors, Food trucks with Asian street foods, outdoor movies, concerts, performances and even bumper cars for toddlers.
Children 12-year old enter free (with an accompanying adult.)
Swangard Stadium, 3883 Imperial Street
BC Halal Food Fest, July 8-9
Western Canada’s Largest Halal Food Festival is back this Summer. The two day food extravaganza the incredible diversity of halal food for Eid. Don’t miss the snacks, desserts, drinks, and entertainment. All ages welcome, free admission.
Holland Park, 13428 Old Yale Road
Philippine Days, July 8 – 9
The “Barrio Fiesta” atmosphere of Philippine Days is a guaranteed good time. Check out the largest Filipino cultural celebration in BC by perusing the festival’s 75 food and merchandise booths and exploring the culture and art of the Philippines.
The Shipyards Event Grounds, 125 Victory Ship Way
Vancouver Craft Beer Week, July 8
There are over 150 beers to sample at this year’s Vancouver Craft Beer Week, not to mention live performances by The Strumbellas, Capital Cities and Fake Shark.
PNE Fairgrounds, 2901 East Hastings
Brewery & the Beast, July 9
Extraordinary chefs and beverage makers come together at this iconic summer culinary event to deliver a feast of fire-kissed meats served alongside craft beers, cocktails, ciders and wines with live music performances included. Grab your ticket now, this event tends to sell out.
Concord Pacific Place, 88 Pacific Blvd
Vancouver Chinatown Festival, July 15 – 16
The Vancouver Chinatown Festival is a free 2-day event in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown, showcasing unique and specialty goods from local merchants, a petting zoo, mahjong, a walking tour, and of course lots of food!
Chinatown Plaza, 100 Keefer Street
Surrey Fusion Festival, July 22-23
The Surrey Fusion Festival is the ultimate celebration of food, music and culture, hosting pavilions from over 40 cultures from across the globe, including North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania. The festival pavilions are packed with international foods, artifact and textile displays, and musical and dance performances across multiple stages. Free admission.
Holland Park, 13428 Old Yale Road
Caribbean Days Festival, July 29-30
A weekend of tropical rhythm, cuisine, carnival and culture as only the Caribbean can offer, the Caribbean Days Festival has been running in Metro Vancouver since 1988. Soak up some sunshine and check out the parade, performances, and Caribbean cuisine paired with local craft beer from Marine Brewing. All ages welcome. Free admission.
Town Centre Park, 1299 Pinetree Way,
There are many ways to get here by transit. Visit TransLink’s Trip Planner to find your way.