Enjoy These Vancouver Beer, Wine & Cocktail Festivals Throughout the Summer

VCBW, Photo: Rick Chung/YVArcade

Summer in Vancouver also means tons of fun outdoor beer, wine, spirits, and cocktail festivals where visitors can enjoy local and international drinks in a festival setting with good music, a lively atmosphere, and fun artisans while basking in the glow of the warm sun.


Photo: Greater Vancouver Food Bank

Foodstock returns to Swangard Stadium in Burnaby on Sunday, June 23 for its third annual fundraiser festival featuring a lineup of great food trucks, local breweries, marketplace vendors, and live performances, all in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank (GVFB).

The music stage will be headlined by local bands, Yukon Blonde and The Matinee, with support from Mivule, The Hausplants, and Suppertime! The field will also be filled with games and activities for everyone to play. Cool down at on-site beer stations from Luppolo, Dageraad, Parallel 49, Main Street, and more.

To purchase Foodstock tickets, visit Eventbrite.

Vancouver Craft Beer Week

Photo: Rick Chung/YVArcade

Vancouver Craft Beer Week (VCBW) is the city’s annual gathering of the finest in craft beer on the PNE Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 6. This is the best, most fun way to sample every kind of ale imaginable in one location.

Expect an impressive lineup of breweries and cideries from across British Columbia, Canada, and around the world when festival-goers get the opportunity to discover the latest in the brewing industry.

Enjoy those beers while rocking out to bands like Lovely the Band, Yukon Blonde, Black Pontiac, Post Modern Connection, and Lee Brown all day long. Some delicious fare from Vancouver’s best restaurants and pop-ups will be on hand, including Rebel Rebel Barbecue, Super Thai, Planted Love, BKH Jerky, and a food truck food court curated by the Vancouver Food Truck Society.

To purchase VCBW tickets, visit Ticketleader.

Country Club

Photo: Luis Santoyo

On the day after VCBW, the inaugural Country Club Music & Whiskey Fest takes over the PNE on Sunday, July 7 for a good ol’ country party with live music, southern barbecue, whiskey cocktails, and other cowboy-themed activities.

Dust off those dancing boots and celebrate all things country while immersing yourself in the spirit of country living. Headlining the festival are renowned artist Tanner Adell and beloved local singer Jojo Mason. Both will be ready to serenade attendees with their chart-topping hits ranging from infectious country songs to toe-tapping anthems.

The festival grounds will be transformed into a country paradise with rustic decor, hay bales, and plenty of space to kick back with friends or take a ride on the mechanical bull amidst the laid-back country vibes.

To purchase Country Club tickets, visit Ticketleader.

PunchBowl Festival

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A few weeks later, the PunchBowl Festival makes its triumphant return on Saturday, July 27 for another vibrant celebration of tacos, cocktails, and live music, also on the PNE Fairgrounds.

Attendees can look forward to different vendors showcasing a diverse selection of one-of-a-kind taco creations, premium spirits, beers, ciders, cocktails, and wines at the tasting festival. There will be a variety of tastes to satisfy every palate with live performances by DJ Marvel adding to the midsummer atmosphere.

The festival is also bringing back its on-site liquor store for guests to easily access and purchase their favourite spirits from the event with many hard-to-find products readily available.

To purchase PunchBowl tickets, visit Ticketleader.

Rosé Disco

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The next day, have fun at the second annual Rosé Disco & Wine Fest back at the PNE on Sunday, July 28. Put on your finest pink and white wardrobe and get ready to dance at this rosé-themed day party while sipping on a selection of fabulous wines.

The summer event promises a fusion of delectable cuisine, world-class rosé wines, and electrifying musical performances to celebrate all things pink. Headlining the Rosé Disco are acclaimed DJs BYNX and Felix Cartal, both ready to set the dance floor on fire with infectious beats.

Rosé Disco will feature an array of over two dozen local and international rosé wineries curated to delight wine enthusiasts of all tastes. There will also be a lineup of local food vendors, including Loula’s, Little Devils Wood Fire Pizza, Risotto Party, Lee’s Donuts, and more.

To sign up for pre-sale access, visit Rosé Disco’s website.