If you check the weather forecast for the next few months, you’ll be happy to see ‘Raincouver’ is not coming back anytime soon.
But is it really summer if we don’t go to a BBQ party and feast on some juicy burgers, ribs, and corn on the cob?
Whether indoor or outdoor, there are many restaurants and places around Metro Vancouver that are perfect for a summer get-together with a few friends.
For your convenience, we have put together a collective list of all the fun BBQ parties happening over the next few months (and more will be added along the way).
Dust off your hula skirts and get ready for the longest day of the year. You can sample five limited release beers there, accompanied by a barbecue, games, giveaways, and more.
When: June 21 from 5 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Steamworks Beer — 3845 William Street, Burnaby
As the sun sets on the longest day of the year, people feast, dance, and light bonfires to celebrate the sun’s triumph over darkness. Strange Fellows Brewing’s mid-summer barbecue will be the ideal place to spend a summer night with friends. Corey Curtis will be there to serenade guests with sweet summer tunes, and you can get a burger and a beer for $15.
When: June 23 from 4 pm to 7 pm
Where: Strange Fellows Brewing — 1345 Clark Drive, Vancouver
$10 will get you a juicy cheeseburger with a buffet of pasta and potato salad. A DJ and some wild dancing will start after dinner at 9 pm.
When: June 23 from 5 pm to 9 pm
Where: Rose & Crown Pub — 1203 56th Avenue, Delta
Come down on July 8 for Campagnolo Roma’s second barbecue party. The restaurant will be roasting a whole hog, briskets, links, and southern inspired sides. You can also expect some good tunes and good beers.
When: July 8 at 11 am
Where: Campagnolo Roma — 2297 East Hastings, Vancouver
Celebrate the summer solstice week and Indigenous History month with the Stanley Park Ecology Society. Indigenous chef Lauraleigh Paul Yuxweluptun’aat of Bigheart Bannock Catering will be serving a four-course dining experience.
When: June 24 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Stanley Park Nature House — Alberni Street, Vancouver
Price: $52 per person; buy online
Taking place over three days in Rocky Point Park, this is a FREE community event features live music, craft beers, and family entertainment. Come to enjoy three days of delicious barbecue with friends and family.
When: July 20 to 22 all day
Where: Rocky Point Park — 2800 Murray Street, Port Moody
Brewery & The Beast is an annual festival of meat promoting local farms and restaurants. The $100 ticket includes food, beverages, and live music from the Electric Timber Co. with special guests.
When: July 29 from 1 pm to 4 pm
Where: Concord Pacific Place — 180 Pacific Boulevard
Price: $100 per person; buy online
This Southern BBQ with Merchants Workshop and DL Chicken Shack is brought to us from Fraser Common Farm Co-op.
When: August 19 from 4 to 8 pm
Where: Fraser Common Farm – 1322 256 Street, Langley
Price: $110; buy online
This August, RibFest Langley looks to take a bite out of Metro Vancouver’s barbecue scene by hosting top ‘ribbers’ from Prairie Smoke, Boss Hogs and more. The event is free and open to families of all ages. There will also be live music and family entertainment throughout the day.
When: August 17 to August 19 from 11 am to 9 pm
Where: McLeod Athletic Park – 56th Avenue and 216th Street, Langley