YVR Food Fest returns this summer with food trucks, brunch, BBQ and more

Apr 8 2017, 5:50 am

Get ready to get into some serious grub this summer with the return of YVR Food Fest, which will take your Canada Day Long Weekend eating plans to new levels.

Arrival Agency’s sixth installation of their popular summertime food festival (formerly known as Food Cart Fest) will offer not only their signature Street Food Showdown, but expanded foodie programming that will include a long table dinner, a huge outdoor brunch, a Canada Day BBQ with live music, and the speaker series Food For Thought.

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Taking place from June 29 to July 3, YVR Food Fest is one of Vancouver’s best-loved food-focused events, all of the festival’s delicious options happen at the Olympic Village site at 215 West 1st Avenue.

“We’ve added so many new events this year and they’re all happening at our amazing location in the Olympic Village. With such a diverse array of programming and talent involved, it will create a really amazing energy in Olympic Village throughout the weekend,” says Arrival Agency’s Ernesto Gomez.

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Here’s a breakdown of each event:

Food For Thought

Geek out during an evening 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.

Thursday, June 29 from 6 to 9 pm; Tickets are $24 (Includes drinks and canapés)


This is an outdoor long-table dinner showcasing food from local and international culinary talent, along with pairings from the province’s top wineries.

Friday, June 30 from 6 to 9 pm; Tickets are $149 (includes food/drink)

Canada Day Cookout & Outdoor Concert

A big Austin-style outdoor party with bands, DJs, and BBQ eats all day long. Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with BBQ staples—hot dogs, burgers, brisket, and ribs—and local craft beer.

Saturday, July 1 from noon to 8 pm; Tickets are $10-60 (includes food/drink)

Street Food Showdown

80+ food trucks and restaurants will be dishing up affordable eats, plus there will be breweries, wineries, and distilleries from around BC to pour pairings. Attendees get to vote on their faves in numerous categories.

Sunday, July 2 from 11 am to 7 pm; Tickets are $10-60 (includes food/drink)

The Big Brunch

This could be the largest outdoor brunch ever in Canada! Here you’ll find brunch fare from some of the city’s best restaurants and cafés. The events also features a Caesar competition, a breakfast sandwich cook-off, and a cold-brew kegger with local, independent coffee roasters.

Monday July 3 from 11 am to 3 pm; Tickets are $10-60 (includes food/drink)

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“As YVR Food Fest expands, our goal is to include different communities, generate dialogue and push boundaries around food culture. With the help of the top food and beverage minds in our city, we hope to turn the festival into one of North America’s leading destination food events,” adds Gomez.

Early bird tickets are available now, and you’ll want to keep your eyes out for more news about additional YVR Food Fest events, like late night parties, cocktail gatherings, and private dinners.

YYR Food Fest

When: June 29 to July 3, 2017
Where: Olympic Village – 215 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online

Daily Hive is a proud community partner of YVR Food Fest

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