YVR Food Fest 2017

  • June 29, 2017 - July 3, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: Olympic Village Site
  • Address:
  • 215 West 1st Ave
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Admission: $10.00 - $149.00

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - Monday, July 3, 2017

Olympic Village, Vancouver

Arrival Agency's summer food festival is back—bigger and better and now happening on the Canada Day Long Weekend. Featuring expansive programming all weekend long. Consistently named one of the city's top food events by attendees and critics alike, the weekend-long celebration of food culture in Vancouver and beyond is now in its sixth year.

New this year are local and international culinary talent collaborating on a long table dinner, a giant outdoor brunch, and a Canada Day BBQ with live music. This is all in addition to Food For Thought, a food-centric TED Talks-style speaker series, and the festival's flagship event the Street Food Showdown, a gathering of 80+ food carts, restaurants, wineries and breweries.

Highlight Events:

Street Show Down — Sunday, July 2, 2017
11am - 7pm
YVR Food Fest's flagship event! Upwards of 80 food carts and restaurants will be on hand. Each one will offer up an affordable tasting menu items that allows one to sample as many different food carts and restaurants as they can handle. This feeding frenzy will be complemented by pairings from the top breweries, wineries, and distilleries in the province. At the end of the event, attendees will vote on their favourites and winners will be declared in a variety of categories.

Canada Day Cookout & Outdoor Concert - Saturday, July 1, 2017
A gigantic Austin-style outdoor party with bands, DJs, and, of course, amazing food, the Canada Day Cookout will be one of the city's biggest celebrations. The event will feature some of the top bands + DJs in the city, while the culinary aspect will be based around the idea of pairing great tasting BBQ staples (everything from dogs and burgers to brisket and ribs) with great local craft beer.

Gather - Friday, June 30, 2017
A collaborative outdoor table dinner with local and international chefs. This unforgettable dinner features pairings from the province's top wineries. The dress code may be casual, but the meal will be a sumptuous 4-star delight served al fresco. Attendees can come with a group or come alone and leave with new friends.

The Big Brunch - Monday, July 3, 2017
11am - 3pm
A unique event, and the first of it's kind in Vancouver! A gigantic outdoor brunch that feature every conceivable type of delicious brunch fare from some of the city's best restaurants and cafés. In addition to the main event, we'll be staging multiple food/drink events: a Caesar competition, a breakfast sandwich cook-off, and a cold-brew kegger featuring the city's best coffee roasters.

Food For Thought - Thursday, June 29, 2017
6pm - 9pm
Food For Thought is speaker series of genuine and personal stories about food-related topics that engage, provoke, and inspire. Speakers will include chefs, farmers, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders who bring their unique insight to the stage. This event aims to foster dialogue and build community while those at the forefront of the industry share their personal stories. It is also forum that addresses the challenges food culture and its creators face today and will confront in the future. Past speakers have included Trevor Bird (Fable Kitchen), Mauricio Lozano (Faculty Brewing), Vanessa Bourget (Exile Bistro), Hana Etsuko Dethlefsen (Let's Cooking), and more.

For tickets and more information please visit

YVR Food Fest 2017
215 West 1st Ave