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.


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.


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
A week in June

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

Vancouver International Jazz Festival
End of June, during the Canada Day long weekend

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.


Summer Bounce + Grill
Returning to David Lam Park 

Free afternoon picnic, games, and entertainment for the whole family. The fun-filled afternoon is followed by a free outdoor movie and popcorn. Get your blanket and join us.

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!


Taste of Yaletown
October 11 to 26

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.


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.