All the can't-miss BBQ events in Metro Vancouver this summer

Jun 24 2019, 8:58 pm

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).

Port Moody Rotary Ribfest 2019

 

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The fifth annual celebration of all things BBQ meat will be kicking off on July 19 and running until July 21 at Rocky Point Park. This three-day event runs from 11 am to 9:30 pm (9 pm on the 21) and will feature seven rib vendors, music, a corn hut, and more. There will also be a family-friendly beer garden with 6oo seats, along with an adults-only beer garden with room for 1,100 thirsty rib-lovers.

When: July 19 to 21 from 11 am to 9:30 pm
Where: Rocky Point Park – 2800 Murray Street, Port Moody

Big Day BBQ

 

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Big Day BBQ events pop up all over Vancouver, but you’ll definitely want to be at this one at Fraser Common Farm in Langley. This day will feature complimentary beverages from Windfall Cider, Powell Brewery, and Dickie’s Ginger Beer and music by Starlight & the Pony. Food up for grabs will include a whole hog, chicken, and brisket. You can also enjoy a farm tour or play a game of corn hole before you down dessert from the Pie Shoppe. All proceeds go towards completing their barn project, which houses the many groups that visit the farm to learn about local food systems.

When: July 21 from 3 to 7 pm
Where: 1322 256 Street, Langley. There’s also a shuttle bus departing from Vancouver at 1:45 pm
Price: $20 – $90; buy online

Brewery & The Beast Vancouver 2019

 

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Local and regional farms provide the highest quality meats which are made into pig roasts, sausages, smoked meats, classic BBQ, and more. Attendees get a personal wooden board complete with a cup holder for their beer along with a hand/face cloth to use in between chowing down on dozens of local purveyors, restaurants, and cafe’s creations.

When: July 28 from 1 to 4 pm
Where: Concord Pacific Lot – 88 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Price: $110; buy online

RibFest Langley 2019

 

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This August, RibFest Langley looks to take a bite out of Metro Vancouver’s barbecue scene by hosting top ‘ribbers’ from across North America 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 16 to 17, 11 am to 9 pm; August 18, 11 am to 8 pm
Where: McLeod Athletic Park – 56th Avenue and 216th Street, Langley
Price: Free

With files from Christy Wang.