Food Events in Vancouver You’ve Got to Check Out This July
Foodies, add these events your summer to-do list.
July 1, 2018
Featuring skilled volunteers grilling an impressive 1,200 pounds or so of fresh salmon over flaming pits, the 73rd annual Steveston Salmon Festival, present by Keltic Canada Development, will also play host to food trucks and vendors galore, including a pie and ice cream parlour.
When: Sunday, July 1 from 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: Steveston Community Park – 4011 Moncton Street, Richmond
Rib lovers rejoice! Mamie Taylor’s ninth annual Canada Day RibFest is back with an abundance of meat cooked by master chefs and grillers from some of the city’s finest restaurants competing in an intense cook-off judged by the public.
When: Sunday, July 1 at 2 p.m.
Where: Mamie Taylor’s – 251 East Georgia Street, Vancouver
Back again for the fourth year in a row, Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar’s weekly dinner series oversees East Coast-inspired seafood cuisine prepared by executive chef, Roger Ma and his talented culinary team, including jumbo prawns, clams, mussels, crawfish, and Dungeness crab. Finish off the evening with sweet Beignets for dessert.
When: Sunday, July 1
Where: Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar – 845 Burrard St, Vancouver
Cost: $65 per person (plus gratuity, taxes and service fees) and available online.
An award-winning Quebec brewery is bringing an exclusive taste to craft beer connoisseurs at the Wildebeest. Attendees, guided by brewmaster Eloi Deit, can relish in a wide selection of unique beers that are unavailable in B.C. outside of this event.
When: Wednesday, July 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Wildebeest – 120 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Cost: $39 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and available online.
Chef Vikram Vij, along with the city’s celebrity, culinary artists like Blue Water Cafe and Cacao, will be preparing a delectable menu for guest to get a sense of how cultures are mashing at one of Vancouver’s most sought-after summer parties.
When: Thursday, July 5 from 7 p.m.-11 p.m.
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Cost: $135; tickets available online
Kick off the days of longer nights and warmer evenings with this booze-focused friendly night market. Presenting New West Craft vendors and live music by the New Westminster Arts Council, Columbia StrEAT food Truck Fest trucks will also feature some of the most beloved and delicious street eats around.
When: Friday nights from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. from July 6 to August 24
Where: 600 block of Front Street, New Westminster
Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day but brunch is everyone’s favourite weekend past-time. Celebrate the second annual homegrown food fest, presented by Bud Light Radler, filled with some of the finest eats that every music loving, breakfast savvy, mimosa enthusiasts would appreciate.
When: Saturday and Sunday, July 7-8 (10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m. each day)
Where: The Pipe Shop – 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Cost: $5-45; tickets available online
If tea’s too hipster for you, Main Street Brewing has some of the best beers to meet your drinking needs — not to mention, some of the best curry dishes in town to accompany your cooling beverage.
When: Sunday, July 8 from 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Where: Main Street Brewing Co. – 261 East 7th Avenue, Vancouver
Cost: $35; tickets available online
French Fry Day
It’s fry-day, fry-day, gotta get down to Bells and Whistles for their special one-day-only promotion of deluxe fries in honour of National French Fry Day like the Chilli Cheese Fries (Ballpark chilli and aged cheddar), the Chowder Fries (Cream corn, locally caught fish, fresh dill, paprika), and the Curry Fries (lamb curry, mint-lime yogurt, braised chickpeas, cilantro).
When: Friday, July 13
Where: Bells and Whistles – 3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Take your taste buds on a trip to Italy with this unique and vibrant market of fresh assortments like fruits and vegetables, local, fresh local and handmade produce, and mouth-watering food prepared by the Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre‘s chef.
When: Friday, July 13 from 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Where: Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre – 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver
Tantalize your taste buds with this ultra-popular family-style Dungeness Crab and Lobster Boil dining Series and complimentary glasses of wine, available at YEW seafood and bar.
When: Sunday July 15, 22 & 23 from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 pm
Where: YEW seafood + bar – 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Cost: $72.26; tickets available online
When: Wednesday, July 18 from 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
Where: Mamie Taylor’s – 251 East Georgia Street, Vancouver
Cost: $66.45; tickets available online
Rib lovers, it’s time to put on another ten pounds with the 4th annual Port Moody Rib Fest, boasting three days of delicious BBQ and craft breweries with awesome live music and family entertainment to boot.
When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, July 20-22
Where: Rocky Point Park – 2800 Murray Street, Port Moody
From Miku and Minami’s aburi sushi to savoury meats from Dixie’s BBQ, fashionably-dressed attendees of the tenth annual Deighton Cup can feast on food prepared by some of the city’s favourite chefs and restaurants.
When: Saturday, July 21 from 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Hastings Racecourse – 188 North Renfrew Street
Cost: Festival Ticket $65; Last Chance $75 (after July 16)
Sour-style beer is the main attraction at the inaugural Steveston Ciders and Sours Fest. Boasting approximately thirty-five booths at O’Hare’s GastroPub and Liquor Store, guests will have the opportunity to sample some of the best alcohol in the province.
When: Saturday, July 21 from 2:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Seine Net Loft at Britannia Shipyards – 5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond
Cost: $55; tickets available online
Number of food stalls and other vendors are lined up for Vancouver’s Thai Festival, a celebration showcasing the authentic taste of Thai cuisine alongside the country’s music and culture.
When: Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22 from 10:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Art Gallery Plaza – 750 Hornby St, Vancouver
Boasting numerous exotic ethnic food vendors and booths, music, and culture galore, the two-day Surrey Fusion Festival is a family-friendly event that attracts thousands of people each year for an entertaining yet filling day.
When: Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22 from 11 p.m.-10 p.m.
Where: Holland Park – 13428 Old Yale Road, Surrey
With the five-course menu paired with a variety of scrumptious beers from Victoria-based craft brewery, Phillips Brewing and Malting Co., it’s no surprise that Tacofino’s perennially Beer Dinner Series is sold-out.
When: Thursday, July 26 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Tacofino – 1025 Mainland St, Vancouver
Be our guest, be our guest, to the Brewery and the Beast, hosted by the Phillips Brewing Company. The epic meat festival brings together a variety of fresh ingredients prepared by the finest chefs in Calgary, Vancouver, and Victoria with premium drinks to pair.
When: Thursday, July 26
Where: Concord Pacific Place – 180 Pacific Boulevard
The world’s first pop-up restaurant series is an elegant celebration of picturesque dishes made from feature farm ingredients but get this: the location is a down-to-earth farm field. Hosted by Savio Volpe’s Mark Perrier and Surrey’s Zaklan Heritage Farm, farm-to-table dining marks the tradition of simplicity and freshness
When: Saturday, July 14
Where: Zaklan Heritage Farm, 13278 84th Avenue