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Top 9 Amazing Festivals In Canada If You Want To Eat, Drink & Dance

Are you hungry? Many food festivals are returning this year across Canada, providing delectable meals that you won’t want to miss.

From first Fridays in Montreal to the Shediac Lobster Festival in New Brunswick, events are taking place across the country, offering a variety of fun activities and musical repertoire in addition to wonderful food owls.

The National Show of Canada, noted for its extensive food choices, is also returning this year, as is the Calgary Stampede, which will include some pretty interesting foods this year.

Many of these food events are even free to attend, so put on your stretchy pants and get ready to eat.

Night Market in Richmond

  • Adults are charged $6.
  • Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays till October 10, 2022
  • Richmond, British Columbia, 8351 River Rd.

Why you should go: This food festival is North America’s largest night market, with over 500 international delicacies to sample.

Aloha Boys’ Flying Cup Noodles, a cup of instant noodles with Hawaiian garlic butter shrimp, Spam, and shoyu ramen eggs, is one of the meals you can sample this year.

Lobster Festival in Shediac In Canada 2022

  • Price varies depending on the event.
  • Dates: July 2–10, 2022
  • 58 Festival St., Shediac, New Brunswick

Why You Should Go: This year, Shediac’s legendary Lobster Festival returns with approximately 50 activities and events, concerts, specialty beer, and, of course, loads of lobster.

This year’s festival will feature “an astounding amount of new features,” as well as an entertainment fair, according to the organizers.

Corn and Apple Festival in Morden

  • Admission is free.
  • Date and time: August 26-28, 2022
  • Morden, Manitoba, 13-379 Stephen St.

Why you should go: The Morden Corn and Apples Festival is undoubtedly Manitoba’s largest culinary festival of the year, and, as the name implies, apples and corn play an important role.

Every day of the festival, festivalgoers can enjoy free Morden sweet corn (an annual tradition), and there will also be a variety of caterers and food trucks.

Montreal’s First Fridays

  • Admission is free.
  • Time: Choose a day between now and October 7, 2022.
  • Montreal Olympic Park is located at 4545 Pierre-de-Coubertin Avenue in Montreal, Quebec.

Why You Should Go: Les Premiers Vendredis, aka First Fridays, is a summer-long street food event that brings together over 50 trucks and restaurants at Montreal’s Olympic Park. It is said to be the largest food festival of its kind in Canada.

Classics like churros from Mignon Churros & Nougat, tacos from Mi Corazon, and poutine from Le Gras Dur are frequently included at the festival. The site also claims to have the city’s largest pop-up patio, with over 3,000 seats.

Stampede in Calgary

  • Admission to the park is $23.
  • Dates: July 8–17, 2022
  • Calgary, Alberta 1410 Olympic Way SE

Why You Should Go: The Calgary Stampede returns this year, and while it isn’t exclusively a food festival, it has always been a large part of it.

Unagi sushi tacos, Kraft Dinner snack portions, and cotton candy-covered noodles are among the unusual treats available this year.

National Exhibition of Canada

  • Admission is $20 in advance.
  • Dates: August 19–September 5, 2022
  • Exhibition Hall, 100 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto, ON

Why You Should Go: After a two-year break, Canada’s largest fair is back in action, and you already know the culinary scene will be fantastic.

While specific vendors have not been named, several classics frequently available at Ex include deep-fried Mars bars and waffles.

Food Truck Festival in Toronto In Canada 2022

  • Admission is free.
  • Dates: July 29–August 1, 2022
  • Woodbine Park is located at 1695 Queen Street East in Toronto, Ontario.

Why should you go: Who doesn’t appreciate food trucks? You can see a lot of them in Woodbine Park during this free festival.

The event is part of the Canadian Food Truck Festival, which will also visit Brampton, Burlington, and Pickering. 6 Spice Rack, Craig’s Cookies, Hungry Moon, the Hogfather, and other vendors are present at the Toronto location.

Taste of Edmonton

  • Admission is free.
  • Dates: July 21–31, 2022
  • Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta

Why you should go: Enjoy drinks and food from the top restaurants and food carts in town. Coconut smoothies served in palm tree cups from Coconut Jungle, Ahi tuna from Ice House, and more will be available this year.

The Sun Festival In Canada 2022

  • Admission: Free on July 8, $11.04 + per adult
  • Time: July 8 – 10, 2022
  • Jonathan Rogers Park is located at 110 West Seventh Avenue in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Why You Should Go: Carnaval del Sol is likely the largest Latin American event in the Pacific Northwest, with live music, art by Latin artists, a beer garden, and plenty of food yummy.

Chicharron with fries from Munchu Picchu, Mexican street corn salad from Machete Mexican and Healthy Foods, and mini churro dumplings from Blend Bubble Tea are among the goodies available this year.

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