10 of the tastiest food and drink festivals around Vancouver in 2022


When you live in a city as delightful as ours, this is pretty much a must. Before spring begins, we’re going to talk about our favorite food and drink festivals in Vancouver this year. From the most popular options to some lesser known options, we have a wide variety of times to share.

Here are the tastiest food and drink festivals in Vancouver in 2022.

Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival

We’re kicking off with food trucks! Throughout the summer, this festival will bring together some of the region’s best food trucks in various cities, ranging from Burnaby to Surrey to Richmond.

When: Starts April 8
Or: Locations around Greater Vancouver

Sakura Days Japan Fair 2022

The flagship event of the Cherry Blossom Festival doubles as a delicious way to savor Japanese cuisine and treats. Plus, using VanDusen Garden as the backdrop, you’ll enjoy it in one of the most beautiful areas of the city.

When: April 9 and 10
Or: 5251 Oak Street

Whiskey & Words

Specific to be sure, but more than worth mentioning. Organized by the Vancouver Writers Fest, this event will give you access to incredible whiskeys from here in British Columbia and around the world. In addition, there will be food to accompany the tastings.

When: April 22
Or: 1218 Cartwright Street

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Richmond Night Market

No list of summer food festivals for Vancouver is complete without this inclusion. Home to literally hundreds of vendors, it has become a must for food and drink lovers to visit at least once during the summer months.

When: Starts April 29
Or: 8351 River Road, Richmond

Vancouver International Wine Festival

One of the oldest gastronomic events in the city, and for good reason. Try some amazing wines at one of the tastings or refuel with a special dinner/gala.

When: May 16 to 22
Or: Multiple locations

Italian day on the road

A big outdoor festival? You bet! Although specific dates have yet to be confirmed, Italian Day on the Drive is set to return this year, and we have a feeling it will be bigger than ever.

When: Dates to be confirmed (but sometimes in June)
Or: Commercial Reader

Greek summer party

Speaking of kitchen-specific options, Greek Summerfest also announced a return this year! You can enjoy it there or pick it up for a delicious picnic at a nearby park. Either it works!

When: July 7 to 17
Or: 4541 border road

Powell Street Festival

And to complement the specific festivals, we have the Powell Street Festival! It’s similar to Sakura Days, in that it’s focused on Japan, but expect some amazing food vendors alongside the events and activities happening.

When: July 30 and 31
Or: Powell Street

Brewery and the Beast

This one-day festival sells out year after year, and we’re sure 2022 will be no exception. Tickets go on sale April 7, so be sure to get yours before they sell out!

When: August 7
Or: 811 Place Concorde

fruit beer festival

Last but not least, we choose the return of the Fruit Beer Fest. Featuring producers from across Canada, it will be a day full of delicious foam to pour, with tasty food for good measure. Plus, a fruit beer in the summer is, in our eyes, a great way to spend the day.

When: August 13
Or: 3883 Imperial Street, Burnaby

These are our picks for the best food and drink festivals coming to Vancouver this year! Of course, we’ll be sure to let you know about anything that pops up in the meantime.


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