The scents of summer have begun wafting through the air, and we’re ready to start feasting! Whatever your sunny favourites are: BBQ, popsicles, cob salads, or hot dogs and burgers, there are always plenty of delicious ways to celebrate the season. Start with these local happenings that take the warmer weather as an opportunity for bold menus and big flavours. Here are some of the notable events you should put on our foodie radar this month!

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. 

Richmond

Steveston Village

VCBW: Craft Beer & Music Festival, July 6

By combining delicious beer with incredible food, cutting edge arts, music and craft culture, the yearly event captures the very essence of Vancouver and what it is we all love about our city.

Vancouver

PNE Fairgrounds

World Wide Food Festival, July 6

The World Wide Food Festival is a vibrant celebration of global cultures through a diverse array of cuisine and performances. This year includes a participation of 24 food vendors representing a variety of culinary traditions. Attendees can look forward to sampling delicious dishes from Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean, Thailand, Greece, Vietnam, the Philippines, Persia, Ukraine, Poland, Lebanon, Mexico, Japan, and more. 

Coquitlam

Town Centre Park

Fridays on Front, Every Friday from July 12 to 26 and August 9 to 23

Fridays on Front, one of the best food street parties in the city features a ton of delicious food, music performances, and artisan retailers. The weekly themed events, which include a Pride party, a Retro ’80s and ’90s night, and a Latin Night, are back this year.

New Westminster

Front Street

Chinatown Festival, July 13-14

The Vancouver Chinatown Festival is a free 2-day event in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown, showcasing live on-stage performances, children theatre, cultural diversity corner, guided tours, and more!

Vancouver

Keefer and Columbia Street

Bubble Tea Festival, July 19-21

This festival features a diverse array of bubble tea vendors serving up refreshing concoctions bursting with flavor and tapioca pearls as well as a curated lineup of top-notch street food and food truck vendors, offering an eclectic mix of culinary delights from around the globe!

Burnaby

Swangard Stadium (6100 Boundary Rd)

Fusion Festival, July 20-21

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.

Surrey

Holland Park (13428 Old Yale Road)

Richmond Night Market, Friday-Sunday’s from Apr 26 to Oct 14, 2024

The ultimate food fest is at this popular Night Market which has been running since 2000! As the sun sets, the Sweet Dragon and night market come alive with over 600 international food options that are waiting for you to explore, tempting your taste buds with an exotic journey of flavors. Plus, explore more than 110 retail booths, each a treasure trove of unique finds, trendy fashion, and artisanal crafts!

Richmond

8351 River Rd

Shipyards Night Market, Every Friday Night from May 10-Sep 13

Every Friday night, locals and visitors gather at the Shipyards District to indulge in a culinary extravaganza, explore unique artisan vendors, enjoy live music and DJ sets while unwinding in the lively beer garden. This one-of-a-kind experience is brought to you by the Greater Vancouver Food Trucks Festival and a community of passionate individuals dedicated to creating unforgettable memories.

Vancouver’s North Shore

Shipyards District

Fort Langley Farmers Market, Saturdays until December 7th

Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market kicks off this June with local farmers android vendors  bringing in fresh local produce, field greens, vegetables, fruits & flowers, fresh baking, fruit pies, cupcakes & cookies, local craft beer, varietal wines, tasty prepared foods from our Fraser Valley, the Similkameen & Okanagan Valleys.

9025 Glover Road, Fort Langley

Langley

 

 

There are many ways to get to each of these spots in Metro Vancouver by transit. Visit TransLink’s Trip Planner to find your way.

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