12 Delicious August Food Events You Should Check Out
Can you believe it is already August?
It felt like Vancouver just got its summer groove on and we’re already with only a few weeks left of this sunshine.
With summer coming to a close soon…you’ve got to make these last few weeks worth it - right? Time to turn up your summer outings on overdrive.
Here are 12 delicious August food events you should check out:
1. National Watermelon Day
Cool down from the blazing sun by sipping on these special watermelon themed cocktails at Cafe Medina, Tacofino Hastings and Wildebeest.
There’s nothing more refreshing!
Café Medina Bar Manager Marc Slingsby-Jones’ Lady Bradford libation (Zubrowka Bison Grass vodka, St. Germain, watermelon, fresh lime and mint)
Wildebeest’s Afternoon Delight Slushy (premium vodka, Aperol, sweet vermouth, watermelon and lime)
Tacofino Hastings’ signature Jalapeño Watermelon Margarita
Time: August 3 Friday
2. Gastown Pride Party @ Tacofino’s Taco Bar
Put your Vancouver Pride Week festivities up another notch at Gastown Tacofino’s Pride Party! Expect live music by DJ Gissala, drag performances, Happy Hour food specials, and Pride Themed RoSlay Sangria.
$1 from each RoSlay and $2 from each pitcher sold will be donated to QMUNITY, a local organization that provides support and resources for the LGBTQ/2S community.
Time: Aug 3 3PM - 7PM
Location: Tacofino Taco Bar
3. Powell Street Festival
The largest Japanese Canadian festival is back! Immerse yourself in Japanese culture by watching a variety of traditional and contemporary performances like taiko drumming, sumo wrestling, martial arts, folk and modern dance and tea ceremonies. And of course, there will be a bunch Japanese food stalls for you to enjoy.
Time: Aug 4 & 5 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Location: By Oppenheimer Park, 400 block of Powell Street
Price: Free admission
4. Food Day of Canada
Restaurants across the Canada will be creating special dishes and menus for Food Day Canada. Chef Ian McHale, of Wildebeest, will be offering a Sole Food Farms Salad for $16, which features mixed greens from Sole Food Street Farms (an urban agricultural project), heirloom radish, Hives for Humanity dressing and spiced maple granola.
Time: Aug 4
5. Saturday Morning Cereal Pop Up
Are you a Captain Crunch person or a Lucky Charms person?
Get ready for a trip down memory lane as this cereal pop up will remind you of those times you spent your Saturday Mornings munching on.
When: Saturday, August 11 from 10 am to 6 pm (or until supplies last)
Where: 1636 Venables St, Vancouver, BC V5L 2H2
Price: $5 per bowl; FREE Admission
6. Smoothie Workshop With Sisley Killam (R.H.N.) and Meghan De Jong (R.H.N.)
Looking to stop skipping the most important meal of the day and start eating a healthy breakfast?
Learn how to create the perfectly balanced breakfast and everyday smoothie that actually fills you up from Registered Holistic Nutritionists, Sisley and Meghan.
Time: Tue, August 14, 2018 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
Location: Be Fresh Local Market 1900 West 1st Avenue Vancouver, BC V6J 1G6
Price: $15 - Includes smoothie samples, recipes, nutrition info, and a personal shopping list
7. “When Poultry Meets Wine" Pop-up Dinner by Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry
Edible Canada, Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry and Ripples Estate Winery are teaming up for a special pop up 4-course plated dinner.
The menu will feature locally sourced, grown and harvested ingredients from Fraser Valley farms and expertly paired by Ripples Estate and Sommelier Ashley West
Time: Fri, 17 August 2018 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM PDT
Place: Edible Canada 1596 Johnston Street Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9
8. Fair at the PNE 2018
Pacific National Exhibition Food Fair has something for everyone! From classic Fair favourites like candy apples and mini donuts, this year will also feature healthier and local food items. And as always, expect some unique and crazy offerings that you won't find anywhere else.
Time: Aug 18 - Sept 3 (closed Aug 20 & 27), 11:00 AM to Late
Location: 2901 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver
9. The Return of Railtown's Tailgate Barbecues!
After a two-year hiatus, Railtown Cafe’s al-fresco-style Tailgate Barbecue events is back! Soak up the sun and indulge in a southern barbecue-styled feast from a custom-built, 12-foot barbecue barrel and serve up slow-smoked brisket, pork shoulder, beer-brined chicken and sausages along with a selection of made-from-scratch sides.
Time: Aug 18 & Aug 25
10. Vanfoodster Tasting Plates Commercial Drive
Have you ever experienced a food crawl?
Explore the restaurants and cafes of Commercial Drive and meet some new food loving friends on the way.
Hustle Pizza Co.
Time: Wed, August 22, 2018 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
Price: $35 - $60
11. Shipyard Night Market
Presented by the Port of Vancouver, The Shipyards Night Market in North Vancouver features over 30 unique food trucks, local art, live music, entertainment and shopping that is perfect for everyone.
Location: Shipbuilders’ Square – 15 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
Time: Every Friday from May 4 to September 28 from 5 to 10 pm
12: Richmond Night Market
The Richmond Night Market is a great weekend activity to give you and your friends an excuse to spend a night hovering around the array of street food stalls and Korean sock stands. Each year, the Night Market attracts over 1 Million visitors, making it one of B.C.'s most popular summer attraction.
This year the Richmond Night Market has also transformed itself into a Hawaiian and seafood heaven by erecting Palm Trees and a special stall that offers Lobster, King Crab, and more.
And of course, the food at the Night Market is always the highlight. Check out our favourite new and old items to get.
Location: 8351 River Road, Richmond (nearby Bridgeport Station)
Time: Fridays and Saturdays from May 11 to October 8 from 7 pm to midnight; Sundays and holiday Mondays 7 to 11 pm
Cost: $4.25 entry for General Admission
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