Annual Events

Yaletown hosts many events throughout the year. Most events are outdoors and celebrate everything from Yaletown’s bustling dining scene, Vancouver’s emerging music scene, to what makes Yaletown a unique community. Events are subject to change so check our events page regularly for the latest updates.

MAY

Engine 374 Anniversary Celebration
May 20

Celebrate CPR Engine 374: the engine that made history by pulling the first trans-continental passenger train into Vancouver. During the celebration, Engine 374 makes her annual trip out onto the Roundhouse Turntable. Watch her steam up and hear the whistle blow! Come celebrate with free birthday cake and other activities.

JUNE

Chef Meets Truck
June 12

Premier Vancouver restaurant chefs hop on board local Food Trucks to serve up the foodie event of the season at the intersection of Hamilton Street and Nelson Street.

Yaletown Community BBQ
June 13

Yaletown invites locals to a free outdoor BBQ at the Roundhouse Community Centre Turntable Plaza. It’s a free all-ages event that features plenty of family-friendly fun.

Let’s Hear it for Yaletown
June 25 to 29

Enjoy live music daily during lunchtime and after work at Bill Curtis Square (Canadaline station) on Mainland and Davie Street.

Vancouver International Jazz Festival
June 30 to July 1

The Vancouver International Jazz Festival features live music on four stages at David Lam Park and the Roundhouse Community Centre. The weekend features over 30 performances and hundreds of musicians from all over the world.

AUGUST

Roundhouse Fun Fair
Returning to David Lam Park on August 12 

Celebrate the end of summer at David Lam Park with a BBQ (by donation), live music, bouncy castles, carnival games, sports activities, arts and crafts and more!

Pet-A-Palooza
August 26

Pet-A-Palooza is the West Coast’s largest outdoor pet festival. This free and pet friendly festival is the most fun you’ll have with your pet all summer. Bring your pet to sample treats, food, accessories, toys, and get hooked up with loads of free swag!

OCTOBER

Taste of Yaletown
October 18 to 28

Experience Vancouver’s premiere dining event featuring award-winning chefs and tasty menus.

Halloween in Yaletown
Every October 31

Come dressed as your favourite character and join us while we trick or treat and play in the business district. All ages welcome.

NOVEMBER

CandyTown
Returning to Mainland Street on November 24

Vancouver’s only free outdoor winter festival. Features a sleigh-full of entertainment, ice sculpting, horse-drawn carriage rides, and the “All I Want for Christmas” gift market.