There is always a lot to in the summer. The weather is warm (hopefully!), the days are longer, and generally good times are had. There are music festivals, farmers markets and festivals to go to. With all of these hip happening things going on, it’s hard to keep track. In hopes of helping ease the stress of all that event coordinating, I have developed a list of the top seven food events happening this summer, enjoy!
May 26th, 6-10pm – Heritage Bar & Grill, New Westminster
The Royal City Farmers Market fundraiser is a key necessity in keeping the market running. With tickets only $20 (includes a burger and drink) it’s a steal of a deal for a great cause!
June 2 – 5, various times – various locations around Tofino
Now in its third year, the Tofino Food and Wine Festival features amazing (and delicious!) events such as an Epicurean Showcase, Bienvenue! A taste of BC Bubbles, The Cocktail Show, and, their main events, Grazing in the Gardens —located at the beautiful Tofino Botanical Gardens. Tickets to the festival differ per event.
June 10 – 12, various times – the new Vancouver Convention Centre, West Wing
Eat! Vancouver is a massive event that gives people the opportunity to learn about different food, and different ways of cooking. Chefs from restaurants all around Vancouver will have samples of their best dishes available for a small charge ($1 – $2.50). Venture over to the Grapes and Hops Stage to try out wine and beer from all over BC. Adult tickets are $16.
June 17 -18, various times — Comox, BC
The BC Shellfish Festival is the largest seafood festival in BC. This year it will have exciting events such as a Chef’s Dinner (tickets – $120), and two main stages (tickets – $5) featuring cooking demos, an Oyster Shucking competition and a Chowder Challenge, and live music! The event promises to be fun for the whole family!
July 1, 9 – 11am — Krauseberry Farms, Langley
Come out and celebrate Canada Day and contribute to a great cause — Breast Cancer Research. There will be hay-rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, face painting, live entertainment and, of course, a delicious pancake breakfast. Entry is by donation (all proceeds go to Breast Cancer Research)
July 10, 4pm – Glorious Organics, Aldergrove, BC
Outstanding in the Field is a traveling culinary adventure that moves around North America trying to reconnect food eaters with the food they eat. This year Outstanding in the Field will take place at the Glorious Organics farm, who is a major distributor to restaurants throughout Vancouver. Tickets are $190.00.
July 17 – Krauseberry Farms, Langley
This year will mark the 6th Annual Farmers Feat. Come out to Krauseberry Farms and meet the local farmers and business people in your community. This is a great oppurtiunty to learn some new things about farming and the business behind it. There will also be tasty food, live entertainment, hay-rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, face painting and a petting farm!