Arrival Agency's summer food festival is back—bigger and better and now happening on the Canada Day Long Weekend. Featuring expansive programming all weekend long. Consistently named one of the city’s top food events by attendees and critics alike, the weekend-long celebration of food culture in Vancouver and beyond is now in its sixth year.

New this year are local and international culinary talent collaborating on a long table dinner, a giant outdoor brunch, and a Canada Day BBQ with live music. This is all in addition to Food For Thought, a food-centric TED Talks-style speaker series, and the festival’s flagship event the Street Food Showdown, a gathering of 80+ food carts, restaurants, wineries and breweries. All of this will take place at the YVR Food Fest site in the Olympic Village (215 West 1st Ave).

Street Food Showdown — Sunday, July 2

80+ FOOD CARTS AND RESTAURANTS CONVERGE AT THE CITY’S BIGGEST ANNUAL FOOD EVENT

Sunday, July 2
YVR Food Fest in the Olympic Village (215 West 1st Ave)
11am - 7pm 

YVR Food Fest’s flagship event! Upwards of 80 food carts and restaurants will be on hand. Each one will offer up an affordable tasting menu items that allows one to sample as many different food carts and restaurants as they can handle. This feeding frenzy will be complemented by pairings from the top breweries, wineries, and distilleries in the province. At the end of the event, attendees will vote on their favourites and winners will be declared in a variety of categories.

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CANADA DAY COOKOUT & Outdoor concert — Saturday, July 1

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CELEBRATE CANADA’S 150th BIRTHDAY WITH GREAT FOOD, BEER, AND MUSIC

Saturday, July 1
12pm-8pm
YVR Food Fest in the Olympic Village (215 West 1st Ave)

A gigantic Austin-style outdoor party with bands, DJs, and, of course, amazing food, the Canada Day Cookout will be one of the city’s biggest celebrations. The event will feature some of the top bands + DJs in the city, while the culinary aspect will be based around the idea of pairing great tasting BBQ staples (everything from dogs and burgers to brisket and ribs) with great local craft beer. 

 

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GATHER — Friday, June 30

COLLABORATIVE LONG TABLE DINNER WITH LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL CHEFS

Friday, June 30
6pm-9pm
YVR Food Fest in the Olympic Village (215 West 1st Ave)

A collaborative outdoor table dinner with local and international chefs. This unforgettable dinner features pairings from the province’s top wineries. The dress code may be casual, but the meal will be a sumptuous 4-star delight served al fresco. Attendees can come with a group or come alone and leave with new friends. 

Participating Chefs TBA

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The Big Brunch — Monday, July 3

THE LARGEST OUTDOOR BRUNCH IN THE CITY’S HISTORY

Monday July 3
YVR Food Fest in the Olympic Village (215 West 1st Ave)
11am - 3pm

A unique event, and the first of it’s kind in Vancouver! A gigantic outdoor brunch that feature every conceivable type of delicious brunch fare from some of the city’s best restaurants and cafés. In addition to the main event, we’ll be staging multiple food/drink events: a Caesar competition, a breakfast sandwich cook-off, and a cold-brew kegger featuring the city’s best coffee roasters. 

 

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Food For Thought — Thursday, June 29

SPEAKER SERIES: FRESH IDEAS ABOUT FOOD CULTURE

Thursday, June 29
YVR Food Fest in the Olympic Village (215 West 1st Ave) 
6pm - 9pm

Food For Thought is speaker series 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. This event aims to foster dialogue and build community while those at the forefront of the industry share their personal stories. It is also forum that addresses the challenges food culture and its creators face today and will confront in the future. Past speakers have included Trevor Bird (Fable Kitchen),  Mauricio Lozano (Faculty Brewing), Vanessa Bourget (Exile Bistro), Hana Etsuko Dethlefsen (Let’s Cooking), and more.

This year's speaker TBA

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F.A.Q.

You have questions, we have answers!

 

Do children get in free?
Yes! Children under 12 get in free to all daytime YVR FOOD FEST events. 

Can I bring my dog to YVR FOOD FEST?
Yes! But please make sure it's on a leash and well-behaved. 

Will there be shade and places to sit?
Yes! There is ample shade and seating! But bring a hat and sunscreen!

Will there be alcohol?
Yes! Some of the city's top breweries and wineries will be on hand at YVR FOOD FEST.  

Will there be vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free options?
Yes! We will post all the participating food vendors closer to the event. 

Will there be bike valet?
Yes! It is located at the entrance along the Seawall.

Are there ins and out?
Yes,

Will there be an ATM?
Yes! While many of the trucks accept debit and credit cards, we recommend bringing cash with you so you won't have to wait in line at the ATM.

How much do food and drinks cost?
Every vendor sets their own prices, but food items range from $2,50 to $15 (roughly). Beer and wine will be $5 a glass.  

How do I get to YVR FOOD FEST?
YVR FOOD Fest takes place at 215 West 1st Avenue (between the Cambie Street Bridge and the Olympic Village). The site is next to the Seawall and a short walk from the Canada Line’s Olympic Village Station, the Aquabus’ Spyglass Place Dock, and major bus routes along Broadway, Cambie, Main, and West 2nd Avenue. Enter along the Seawall. 

What does a General Admission ticket include?
General Admission tickets get you into the event. If you purchase them in advance, they also come with one beverage.. 

What are Taster Tokens?
Taster Tokens are the currency at VYR FOOD Fest and can be exchanged for food at all participating vendors.. 

Will there be tickets at the door?
Yes, but we recommend purchasing tickets in advance. General Admission tickets purchased in advance come with a free drink. 

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Applications to be a Vendor at VYR Fest are now open. Contact Isabel@arrivalagency.com for sponsorship opportunities.

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