Jul 11

Here’s what you need to know about Playland Nights

It’s time to party the night away at Playland.

Friday nights are about going out, having a few drinks, and catching up with friends. Luckily, Playland Nights can tick all those checkboxes and add in the exhilarating rides too. Whether this is your first time experiencing Playland Nights or you’ve been a fan for three years, here’s what you need to know (and won’t want to miss):

  1. The Rides

We kicked out the kids but left the rides. Starting at 7pm every Friday night in July, Playland is open to adults only! This year, we are featuring the all-new Sea to Sky Swinger – perfectly designed to showcase the best of Vancouver’s landscape with its glittering lights at night. Your Playland Nights ticket gives you access to the park’s favourite rides, but if you’re looking to skip the line, you’re in luck! The Wonderlust VIP pass lets you do just that! It also gives you access to a VIP bar and rapid access to eight of our most popular rides.

  1. The Drinks

During Playland Nights, the grounds are fully licensed. This means you get to enjoy your favourite beverage (adult or not) throughout the park while checking out all the entertainment we have to offer. We have the craft beer fans and oenophiles covered. And if you’re looking for other exciting options – this year’s cocktails are both tasty and picture-worthy. Try the all-new Playland-inspired Dry Ice cocktail, the Tipsy Unicorn, and Tito’s handmade vodka drink – a combination of Tito’s Very Berry lemonade, Jalapeno lemonade and Canadian Mule. Let’s cheers to that!

  1. The Entertainment

There won’t be a lack of entertainment with the drums, samba, burlesque show and more! When it’s time to get the party started, we have Drum N Dirty with upbeat remixed party music. Wes Barker, the Stunt Magician, will also join the party and bring his famous magic shows and illusions as seen on America’s Got Talent. Get ready to be a part of this incredible entertainment roster that will rival even the best Friday night club scene!

  1. The Food

Playland is where it’s at with all the delicious finger foods and festival favourites. We have all the mini donuts and hot dogs ready when you are! Did we mention we have totchos? Yeah, that’s right. That’s tater tots with taco toppings.

  1. The (VIP) Experience

All new this year! The Wonderlust VIP Experience brings you on an exclusive magical journey, with different theme nights to choose from. Dress up to the themes and enjoy the exclusivities of a true VIP – including a secret VIP homebase lounge and park-wide riddles to be a part of. Psst, it’s like your own budge pass!

 

Playland Nights is where the party is at this Friday, and every Friday in July. It’s a classic summer night event that you won’t want to miss. So grab your friends and cheers to the drinks, ‘cause we’re about to party the night away.

 

Save on tickets and get them now at pne.ca/playland-nights to spare some $ for the drinks!

 

Photo credits: Maxine Bulloch

Jun 29

Top 5 Posts from #PlaylandNights

Last Friday saw the return of the super popular Vancouver summer event: Playland Nights (19+).

Whether you are looking for a fun activity with friends or a cute date idea, Playland Nights is great way to celebrate at the end of the week.

This isn’t an ordinary night at the amusement park… There’s are DJs bumpin’ tunes, an axe-throwing challenge*, and multiple bars with hard lemonades, candy floss vodka martinis, and champagne cocktails!

This year’s event features 2 additional entertainment options: challenge your friends to a virtual reality racing game* or if sultry glamour is more your taste, then take in the talented performers at the Kitty Nights burlesque shows (4 shows nightly at 8, 9, 10, 11pm).

If you want to take the experience to the next level, grab a VIP Pass which gets you express park entry, allows you to skip the line (once) at ten different rides including the Beast and Wooden Roller Coaster, plus exclusive access to the VIP Bar!

Visit Playland Nights (19+) for more info or buy your tickets here before 5:00 on event days to save $3.

 *an extra change applies for these attractions

 

Check out the top 5 Instagram posts from last week’s #PlaylandNights event!

A ton of great shots were taken at the opening week event! Here are a few favourites:

Tay bae all the way everyday

A post shared by Makenna Rae (@makenna2113) on

Are we just really tiny or is the chair just really big? #playlandpark #Vancouver

A post shared by Clare Lange (@clareellenlange) on

If you’re attending an upcoming Playland Nights, use the hashtag #playlandnights!

Aug 10

The Fair at the PNE Community Spotlight

Festival Park Community Spotlight

With the Fair at the PNE a little over a week away, we want to share with you the mixture of cultural festivals, summer pop-up markets and community showcases happening this year! Check out the schedule below for the Community Spotlight Programming!

 

Heroes Weekend

August 19 and 20
11:00am – 6:00pm
Festival Park

The Fair is honoured to salute the First Responders in our community who help keep Vancouver safe! Come see a number of different Ambulance, Firefighter, Police, RCMP, Search and Rescue, and Coast Guard vehicles on display the entire weekend!


Hot Vancouver Nights Car Showcase

August 22 to 25
11:00am – 6:00pm
Festival Park

Hot Vancouver Nights Car Showcase

Car lovers UNITE! The Hot Vancouver Nights Car Showcase presented by 360 Fabrication Inc. will have you drooling with envy as you make your way around some of the most beautiful classic cars and hot rods in Vancouver.


Spirit of India Summer Festival

August 26 and 27
11:00am – 6:00pm
Festival Park

Spirit of India at the Fair at the PNE

This summer festival is presented by the Gujarati Society of BC. It celebrates the best of South Asian culture. Bring your friends and come explore the beautiful colours, smells, and atmosphere of the Spirit of India Summer Festival!


Fall for Local Summer Market

August 23 to September 3
11:00am – 6:00pm
Festival Park

Fall for Local at the Fair at the PNE

The Fall for Local Summer Market is a pop up market filled with local entrepreneurs displaying a number of great products including Jewelry, Clothing and Cosmetics! Local vendors include: Tamara Phillips ART, Granola Girl, Luna Nectar, and many more!


Caribbean Carnival

September 4
11:00am – 6:00pm
Festival Park

The Caribbean Carnival is presented by the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC. It brings the rhythm, art, and costumes of the Trinidad and Tobago culture to the Fair at the PNE! Featuring III Steel Band, Parade of Costumes, Limbo Dancing, Arts & Crafts, and much more!


Don’t forget to follow us on social media (@PNE_Playland) to stay informed on everything happening at the Fair at the PNE this year!