The Fair at the PNE is back, this time with more fun and exciting shows and attractions for all ages. The Fair will open August 20-September 5, and will be closed Mondays August 22 and 29.
Wondering what The Fair has in store for you this year? Our Summer Night Concerts are back and better than ever!
Spend an evening with Culture Club, Olivia Newton-John or take in the sounds of Steve Miller Band. Don’t miss Foreigner and Canada’s-own Simple Plan, along with other amazing country, pop and rock artists. Our Summer Night Concerts are FREE with admission, with the exception of KiSS RADiO WHAM BAM. Check out the full list of performers here.
NEW THIS YEAR AT THE FAIR:
NEW AND ONLY THIS YEAR: Don’t miss the Pacific Coliseum Marquee Show UNBELIEVABLE: A Magical Experience! This world-class show is FREE with admission and has a mix of comedy and GRAND illusions! Reserve a seat in the first few rows for just $20 ($60 for a family of 4); includes an exclusive backstage magic experience and popcorn to enjoy during the show. Be amazed by some of the industry’s best performers and illusionists!
NEW AND ONLY THIS YEAR: Don’t forget about the North American premier of Angry Birds Universe Exhibition. The most unique interactive experience is at the Angry Birds Exhibition; where guests are propelled down a zip-line into giant foam structures (just like the game). Guests will learn about the physics of the game through hands on activities such as the “Pulley Power” booth, climbing wall and oversized sling shot! More information on the Angry Birds Universe Exhibition.
NEW THIS YEAR: Celebrate a Canadian Summer with us at Festival Park, in anticipation of Canada turning 150! Parades, live shows and bands await all Fair long! This new family area is FREE with admission. Come experience what a Canadian Summer has to offer with the Canada Showcase that plays daily with multicultural music, dancing and activities! Watch the sun go down and party hard at “Hit The Deck- A Canadian Backyard Party” on Nightly at the PNE! View a list of all Fair Shows Here!
NEW AND ONLY THIS YEAR: Blast off to a world where Science Fiction Meets Science Fact. How close are we to discovering new alien worlds and alien life? What are the differences between androids and robots? Alien Worlds and Androids lets you explore the cutting-edge science taking place now at organizations like NASA and JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) and brings you face-to-face with worlds far beyond our own. FREE with admission.
Be sure to swim by the BCAA ToonCity stage for the Mermaid Tales-A Musical Journey Under the Ocean with the Mermettes. If water isn’t your thing, check out Let’s Pretend with KC Bear where you get to pretend to be a firefighter, police officer, or magical princess; the sky is the limit! The BCAA ToonCity stage is FREE with admission.
For all the animal enthusiasts out there, be sure not to miss the SuperDogs show where the Dog Band “Three Directions” will be performing. Make sure you cheer on the pups as they jump, weave, roll and even dance their way into your heart! Get ready to ROCK n ROLL OVER! FREE with admission.
One of the best BBQ’s in town is back by popular demand! The 6th annual Vancouver Rib Festival will feature top Champion BBQ pit masters from across Canada. Watch, Smell and Taste what these four teams (Gator BBQ, Boss Hogs, Prairie Smoke and Spice BBQ and Misty Mountain BBQ) will have cooking on the BBQ!
To help wash down the delicious ribs, check out the Craft Beer Fest open daily from 2pm – 10pm in the Italian Gardens, featuring up to 50 breweries. For $10 per person ($9 online) you will get to enjoy local craft drafts, plus get a 4oz collectors sampling cup. Each beer ticket is $2.
Back by popular demand is the ever energetic Dueling Pianos! Every night two piano players will go head to head and battle it out to get the crowd going! Grab a drink, make a request, sing a long and join the party on the dance floor! FREE with admission.
Don’t forget to sign up for the 2nd Annual PNE Donut Dash 5K walk run race happening August 21 2016 at 9:00am. Registration includes a PNE Donut Dash T-shirt, Race Bib, Finisher Medal and Fair Gate admission for August 21st. Register for the PNE Donut Dash
If you’re interested in a little shopping be sure to check out the Marketplace at the Forum building for more than 150 exhibit booths with everything from Soap and Bedsheets to Chairs and Chocolate Fudge. Take your time cruising through the booths checking out some of the new items such as the Euro Scooter, Chop Master and the MaxBurn power board. FREE with admission.
Here is something for all you thrifty individuals out there! Check out our promotional days where you can save a few dollars while experiencing all that The Fair at the PNE has to offer! Don’t miss any DAYS TO SAVE!
Heroes’ Opening Weekend – INCLUDES A FREE GUEST!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20- SUNDAY, AUGUST 21
FREE gate admission for First Responders and a guest.
Promotion is valid for police, RCMP, ambulance workers, firefighters, military, search & rescue and coast guards plus one guest. First Responder must present a valid First Responders service card at the gates. Guest does not require a service card.
FREE Gate Admission for all guests – BOTH TUESDAYS THIS YEAR!
TUESDAY, AUGUST 23 & 30
Re-entrance hand stamps will only be given after 1pm. Guests are welcome to re-enter the gates prior to 1pm without a hand stamp.
Wild Ride Wednesdays
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24 & WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31
Purchase 2 Ride Passes for the price of 1!
Only available onsite on the day of the promotion. Does not apply to ride coupons or complimentary passes.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25
Seniors 65+ receives FREE gate admission.
Vancity Member Day
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Vancity members and a guest each receive $5 gate admission.