Everything You Need To Know About Vancouver’s European Festival

Vancouver’s European Festival is one that really does take a number of prizes when it comes to a festival with a great atmosphere. In 2017, the festival will be taking place on May 27th and 28th, and really embraces European culture in a whole new way. Located at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby’s Central Park, there are a huge number of reasons why you should make sure you head out to the festival, particularly if you haven’t had the chance to visit Europe yet, or you have a plan in place to visit and want to see what the culture is like first. If of course you are looking to head to Europe after you try out the festival and have a taste of the food and culture Europe has to offer, then check to see whether you are eligible for an E111 renewal before you go, to ensure that you are safe throughout your trip. Here, we’re taking a closer look at Vancouver’s European Festival, what you can find there and everything you should know!

What Is The Festival?

Vancouver’s European Festival isn’t a huge event, but it is one that does attract around 10,000 visitors every year. There are a huge number of European countries that get involved with this festival, including Scandinavian countries, France, Spain, UK, Russia and some of the Baltic States too. At the festival, you will find a variety of European foods to try, plenty of musical performances to help you really get to grips with the culture, and also plenty of dancing to provide you with a whole new reason to get to know what Europe is really about.

When And Where Is The Festival?

As mentioned above, the festival will be taking place on May 27th and 28th, and while the gates open at 11am, there will be non-stop entertainment and food samples for you to enjoy while you’re there. Located in the beautiful setting of Swangard Stadium, there really is no better place to enjoy this incredible festival. In addition to all of the food and smaller musical events, there will be an unconfirmed headline band playing on the Saturday night for all of the guests to enjoy.

What To Expect

Vancouver’s European Festival provides an exciting taste of European life, and alongside the food and musical performances, there will be plenty of arts showing off their creations, dance performances (particularly with Russia being perfectionists at the art of ballet), and even the opportunity to sample some European beers. One of the major reasons why this is such a great thing this year, is that the stadium has recently relaxed their liquor laws, meaning visitors can walk around freely with their beverages as opposed to being confined within a specific beer garden. A weekend pass for the European Festival costs just $9 in advance, or $10 at the gate, and children under the age of 11 can enter for free, making it a true family event.