Vancouver's summer food events

Vancouver's current summer food events and upcoming food events for July.

Vancouver food events for July

Although the weather may not be reflecting it, Vancouver is heading into summertime and even a little rain won’t stop the incredible festivals and food events planned.

Kickstarting the summer was Vancouver’s 22nd Strawberry Festival hosted by the West End Senior’s Network. The star of the festival was undoubtedly the fresh, homemade strawberry shortcake with heaping spoonfuls of strawberries, ice cream and whipped cream. There was also a cakewalk featuring beautiful strawberry cakes, pies and cheesecakes.

June was also Vancouver’s 17th Annual Scandinavian Midsummer Festival. Despite the rain, hundreds of Vancouverites braved the mushy terrain to experience the music, gymnastics, dancers and of course the food. The Scandinavian festival served a variety of delicious treats including Scandinavian waffles, pastries, Swedish meatballs, barbeque salmon and a variety of Smorrebrod. The only thing that outshone the spread of delicious Scandinavian treats was the wife carrying contest.

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

A brand new farmer’s market also popped up at the Shangri-La Hotel. With eight different vendors, this little luxury farmer’s market had a little bit of everything from canned smoked salmon (Skipper Otto’s Wild BC Salmon) and edible flowers (Organic Farm Connection) to delicious baked goods (Beaucoup Bakery & Cafe, Erin Ireland, French Made Baking). Delicious bites and sips were also served by Market by Jean-Georges using ingredients from the market.

Shangri-La farmer's market

Shangri-La farmer's market organic produce

Five blocks of Granville Street were also alive with music and a variety of Latin American food with the Carnaval Del Sol. There were empanadas, ensalada, tamales, Jamaican patties, tacos, pupusa and a variety of desserts including dulce de leche cakes and fresh tropical fruit. Festival goers were entertained with street soccer tournaments, fashion shows, and of course lively Latin music and dancers.

Latin day foods

Upcoming Vancouver Food Events

If you missed out on these incredible June food events, don’t worry, here is a list of upcoming food events in Vancouver:

July 8, 2012 Indonesia Day 2012 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

July 19, 20 - 22, 2012 BC Renaissance Fair Thursday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

July 28, 29, 2012 Caribbean Day Food Festival 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Vancouver Chinatown Night Market Friday, Saturday, Sunday 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Richmond Summer Night market Friday, Saturdays: 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Sundays: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Farmer’s markets

Burnaby Farmer’s Market: Saturdays, Burnaby Village Museum

Ambleside Farmer’s Market: Sundays, Ambleside Park, West Vancouver)

Main Street Station Farmer’s Market: Wednesdays, Main and Terminal

Steveston Farmer’s and Artisans’ Market: Sundays (bi-weekly), 3rd Avenue and Moncton

Lonsdale Quay Farmer’s Market: Saturdays, Lonsdale Key North Vancouver

Port Coquitlam: Thursdays, 2253 Leigh Square

Mission City Farmer’s market: Saturdays, Lane Creek Park




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