27 can't-miss Vancouver food events happening in July

Jun 27 2019, 4:03 pm

The month of July is going to be freaking delicious, at least, if you attend one of these epic shindigs (or a few) it surely will be.

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Whether you’re aiming to sip on stellar wines, hit up a food truck festival, or make it to a night market, July is going to be the month the get your summer eating and drinking started.

Here are some awesome food events happening in or around Vancouver in July.

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Hip Hop Trivia Night at Juke Fried Chicken

Juke Fried Chicken is hosting a Hip Hop Trivia Night on the third Tuesday of every month kicking off at 7 pm. Teams of up to six are invited to take part in five rounds of questions on all things hip hop. There will be food and drink specials and prizes up for grabs too. Sign up as an individual or a team of up to six via email ([email protected]), Instagram or Facebook to guarantee a spot, or simply walk-in night-of.

When: Third Tuesday of every month
Where: Juke Fried Chicken – 182 Keefer Street, Vancouver

Disco Dumplings at Burdock & Co

This weekly series features a savoury dumpling menu, DJ Chris Allen spinning vinyl, and a flashy disco ball setting the mood. Plates are $10 and guests can choose from an assortment of decadent dumplings including nettle and ricotta with wild greens and pork and burdock with charred chili sauce.

When: Mondays at 8 pm (walk-ins only; reservations on Mondays will only be accepted until 6:30 pm)
Where: Burdock & Co – 2702 Main Street, Vancouver

The Juice Truck X TMRW Foods Pop-up

Popular local juicery and cafe The Juice Truck will be teaming up with Vancouver’s TMRW Foods for a drool-worthy weekly event. The Juice Truck’s Main Street location will host a weekly pop-up on Saturdays from 11 am to 3 pm.

When: Saturdays from 11 am to 3 pm
Where: The Juice Truck – 4236 Main Street, Vancouver

North Vancouver’s Shipyards Night Market

Back at it again, North Vancouver’s Shipyards Night Market is returning for Spring and Summer 2019. Gathering some of Vancouver’s best food vendors, this free event will feature a full farmers’ and artisan marketplace along with local food trucks and live entertainment weekly until 10 pm.

Where: Shipbuilders’ Square – 15 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
When: May 3 to September 27, 2019, at 5 pm
Price: FREE entry

Richmond Night Market 2019

This market draws crowds from across the province, who travel to check out the rows on rows of vibrant cuisine along with the diverse line-up of nightly performances on the 50-foot entertainment stage.

When: May 10 to October 14, 2019
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond (near Bridgeport Station)
Price: TBD

Sunday Seafood Boil Series at Boulevard

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar will officially be hosting its popular series of summer seafood boils for 2019. This epic feast is enjoyed outside at a communal table, and features fresh-caught lobster, jumbo prawns, clams, mussels, and Dungeness crab.

When: Sundays from June 30 to August 25
Where: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar – 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Price: $68; buy online

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Port Moody Golden Spike Days Food Trucks

A number of food trucks and snack-food vendors will be on site on Canada Day during Port Moody’s Golden Spike Days celebration. Items for sale will include flavoured shaved ice, fresh lemonade, mini doughnuts, ice cream, and a variety of ethnic and North American festive-style foods.

When: July 1 from 11 am to 11 pm
Where: Rocky Point Park — 2800 Murray Street, Port Moody

Great Canadian BBQ at H2 Rotisserie & Bar

Enjoy the Great Canadian BBQ at H2 on July 1 prepared and served outdoors (weather permitting). The menu will offer 25 choices like sushi, build-your-own grilled corn, grilled Pacific salmon, and more. There will be an acoustic live performance throughout the afternoon as well.

When: July 1 from noon to 5 pm
Where: 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
Price: $45

Grouse Mountain Canada Day 2019

Celebrate Canada at the peak of Vancouver this year. After you conquer the Grouse Mountain Trail, stop by their Canada Day barbecue or grab a BeaverTail, some classic poutine, or an ice cold beer at their mountaintop plaza beer garden. The Canada Day BBQ and Mountaintop Beer Garden runs from 11:30 am to 5 pm.

When: July 1 from 11:30 am to 5 pm
Where: Grouse Mountain — 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver

Steveston Salmon Festival

The festival is famous for its salmon barbecue where over 1,200 pounds of wild salmon filets are grilled over open fire pits. A Canada Day Parade through historic Steveston village kicks off the festival.

When: Monday, July 1 from 10 am to 10:30 pm
Where: 4111 Moncton Street, Richmond
Price: FREE, salmon BBQ $16 per plate

Canada Day at the Cannery

At 12 noon, enjoy cake (while supplies last) and celebrate the 125th ‘Canniversary’ since the historic cannery was built in 1894. Look for face-painting, caricatures, and snack vendors, as well as performances throughout the day at the Salmon Festival’s Celebration Stage in front of the Cannery.

When: July 1 from 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
Price: FREE

Surrey Canada Day Food Trucks

Surrey Canada Day is Western Canada’s biggest Canada Day celebration. It will be hosted at the Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre with a carnival midway, entertainment, and family activities. There will also be more than 20 food trucks, with options ranging from donairs to bacon sandwiches.

When: July 1 at 10 am to 11 pm
Where: Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre — 17728 64th Avenue, Surrey
Price: FREE

FREE breakfast sandwiches and coffee at Big Star Sandwich Burnaby

On July 2 the 3736 Canada Way shop will be offering FREE breakfast sandwiches and coffee between 8 am and 11 am. This promo will surely make heading back to work after the long weekend suck slightly less.

Where: Big Star Sandwich Burnaby – 3736 Canada Way, Burnaby
When: July 2 from 8 am to 11 am

Tacofino x BETA5 Evening Summer Social

Tacofino and BETA5 are co-hosting a special Evening Summer Social at BETA5 on July 4. Attendees can expect a Tacofino taco, a beer from Strange Fellows Brewing, and a Tacofino-inspired Lime-Mint Freshie-Inspired sundae.

When: July 4 from 6 to 9 pm
Where: BETA5 – 413 Industrial Avenue, Vancouver
Price: $29; buy online

Official Farmhouse Fest Saison and Wild Ale Kickoff at Bells and Whistles

Bells and Whistles is hosting the official kickoff for the fifth annual Farmhouse Saison and Wild Ale Fest on July 5. Enjoy some of the best small-batch, farmhouse-style beer purveyors during a 16-tap takeover that features Halifax’s Stillwell Brewing, Quebec’s Brasserie Dunham, and Ontario’s Bellwoods Brewery to name a few.

When: July 5
Where: Bells and Whistles – 3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver

Half-priced Chicken Sandwiches at Juke

Customers who head to either of Juke Fried Chicken’s locations (Chinatown or West End) on July 6 can get in on $3.25 chicken sandwiches, for both dine-in and take-out.

When: July 6
Where: Juke Fried Chicken – 182 Keefer Street, Vancouver; Little Juke – 1074 Davie Street, Vancouver

Carnaval del Sol 2019

Vancouver’s biggest two-day Latin American festival Carnaval del Sol is returning this summer. The event features live music, art, dance, sports, poetry, and food. Over 450 artists from different Latin American countries will attend the festival as well this year.

When: July 6 and 7 from 10 am to 10 pm
Where: Concord Pacific –88 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Price: $2; buy online or pay at the entrance

Sunday Night Movie Series at Bells and Whistles

Enjoy movies every Sunday night at Bells and Whistles. This month watch Talladega Nights (July 7), Three Ninjas (July 14), Days of Thunder (July 14), and Beverly Hills Cop (July 28).

When: July 7, 14, 21, 28 at 9 pm
Where: Bells and Whistles – 3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver

Ubuntu Canteen Backyard BBQ

Ubuntu will host this Community Backyard BBQ on July 14. It will feature cocktails, local craft beer, and A Sunday in August wine, along with eats from the grill and local DJs.

When: July 14 from 3 to 9 pm
Where: Ubuntu Canteen – 4194 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Price: Free entry; Food and drink tickets for purchase on site

Origo Club One-Year Anniversary

This spot is celebrating its anniversary by offering a French-inspired table d’hôte menu complete with wine pairings. Reservations are highly recommended.

When: July 16 to 20 for dinner only.
Where: Origo Club – 6888 River Road #110, Richmond
Price: $59 (not including wine pairings

Port Moody Rotary Ribfest 2019

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

The Brick Bar – Vancouver

The Brick Bar, the first bar of its kind, is happening at The Anza Club. The bar will consist of over one million blocks, and will feature sculptures made completely from LEGO bricks.

When: July 19 and 20, 2019
Where: The Anza Club, 3 W 8th Ave, Vancouver
Tickets: $15–$20; buy online

Big Day BBQ

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

Ubuntu Canteen Farm-to-Bottle Wine Dinner

Ubuntu Canteen is co-hosting the latest edition of its Farm-to-Bottle Dinner Series with That’s Life Gourmet to present an evening of Spanish wine paired with Spanish-inspired fare.

When: July 22 at 6:30 pm
Where: Ubuntu Canteen – 4194 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Price: $135; buy at Ubuntu or call 604-336-9097

Tacofino x Four Winds Brewing Dinner at Tacofino Hastings

Tacofino Hastings will host a five-course menu paired with a range of unique and exclusive beer from the notable local brewery.

When: July 25 at 6 or 8:30 pm
Where: Tacofino Hastings – 2327 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver
Price: $55; buy online

Vancouver Vegan Festival 2019

Vancouver Vegan Festival is going down at Creekside Park on July 27, and if you’re into plant-based eats you need to be there. There will be over 70 vendors at this festival along with live music, free yoga, and inspiring speakers too.

When: July 27 from 11 am to 7 pm
Where: Creekside Park – 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver

Brewery & The Beast Vancouver 2019

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