Food festivals and dining events happening in Vancouver this August

August 8, 2017

by Jennifer Foden

Foodie friends – there are a ton of events to sink your teeth into this month. From snackin’ on brunch food to sippin’ on cider, here are the best food festivals and dining events happening in Vancouver this August. [Photo by The Glass Eye/Dîner en Blanc]

Food festivals and dining events happening in Vancouver this August

30 Days of IPA

For the entire month of August, Donnelly Group will be serving up a different IPA from a different brewery every day. The beers hail from across B.C., Canada and the U.S. and will be served at one of nine participating Donnelly Group pubs each day. Map out your IPA game here.

  • When: August 1st to 31st
  • Where: Library Square, The Lamplighter, The Three Brits, New Oxford/Tavern, The Bimini, The Railway Stage & Beer Café, Blackbird, The Butcher & Bullock and Cinema
  • Price: The price of a beer!

Sunday Cider’s Summer Sizzler Vol. 3

Sunday Cider usually doesn’t open their doors to the public – and thirsty Vancouverites are left to search for it in local bars and bottle shops. However, they’re back with the third installment of their Summer Sizzler – think growler fills, new cider releases, street food and live music!

  • When: Saturday August 12th from 1 pm to 7 pm
  • Where: Sunday Cider (1575 Vernon Drive)
  • Price: Free admission (but you’ll want to bring money for cider)

Brunch Affair

The Brunch Affair Food Festival is back at Lonsdale Quay for two more days of brunch food magic. Sip on caesars and mimosas and munch on breakfast bagels, charcuterie boards, pastries and more. The festival takes place just a short walk from the North Van SeaBus terminal.

  • When: Saturday August 12th and Sunday August 13th from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: The Pipe Shop in Lonsdale Quay
  • Price: $12 (includes $12 in food tokens) or $20 (includes $20 in tokens and a free drink)


Caskapalooza is back for another year – featuring 35 unique beer casks! Tickets are only $25 and include 12 sample tokens. Come #drinkforacause, as partial proceeds will be donated to Dress for Success Vancouver, a charity that helps local women into the workforce.

  • When: Tuesday August 22nd from 4 pm to 8 pm
  • Where: Craft Beer Market (85 West 1st Avenue)
  • Price: $25 (includes 12 sample tokens)

Le Dîner en Blanc

Dîner en Blanc started 30 years ago in Paris and the Vancouver version is now in its sixth year. Thousands of people, dressed all in white, meet for a massive “chic picnic” in a public space. The best part: the mystery location isn’t revealed until mere hours before the event. Ooh la la!

  • When: Thursday August 24th at 5:30 pm
  • Where: It’s a secret!
  • Price: $40 + $9 membership

Wild Salmon Celebration Dinner

The Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia and the B.C. Salmon Marketing Council are teaming up to present the inaugural Wild Salmon Celebration. Every dish will feature wild B.C. salmon and will be prepared through the collaboration of several well-known Canadian chefs.

  • When: Saturday August 26th from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Where: False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf
  • Price: $49
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