Aug 14

New Wristbands Process for Summer Night Concerts Makes For a Fuller Fair Day

Everything you need to know about getting into the Summer Night Concerts for FREE!

Rather than have you stand in a line all afternoon to get into the PNE Amphitheatre for free, we’ve introduced a new procedure this year: Time-stamped wristbands (and much less waiting)!

Beginning at 2:00pm daily, time-stamped wristbands will be available at no cost to guests wanting to see that night’s concert. Wristbands will only be available at the Revelation ride booth located on the North East corner of Playland next to The Corkscrew entrance.

Wristbands will be available on a first come first served basis. Only one (1) wristband will be issued per guest and they must be secured on your wrist by staff at the booth.

GUESTS DO NOT NEED TO WAIT IN LINE TO GET INTO THE VENUE. That’s right! Your wristband secures your time of entry.  Simply return to the Revelation booth 10 minutes before the time stamp on your wristband.

The first group of wristbands will be allowed in at 6:00pm, followed by a 6:30pm group, 7:00pm group, and 7:30pm group (access times stamped on wristbands). ALL WRISTBANDS EXPIRE AT 8:00pm. Your wristband does not guarantee entry after 8:00pm. All concerts start at 8:30pm (except for the iHeartRadio music festival September 3 & 4).

For more information on the wristband policy, please click here.

May 29

The Fair at the PNE 2017 Line-up

The Far at the PNE is back for another amazing year of rides, food and entertainment! We will be keeping Canada’s 150 birthday celebration going this year at the Fair at the PNE so come check it out!

Summer Night Concerts

The legendary Summer Night Concerts are back! Our amazing line-up of artists this year will be sure to keep you on the edge of your seat! Spend an evening with The B-52s and The Gipsy Kings. Take in the sounds of Chicago and sing along with Huey Lewis and The News, along with other amazing country, pop and rock artists! Concerts are free with admission, but a limited number of reserved seats are available starting at just $20!

Would you like to enjoy the concert without dealing with the crowds? We have just the solution. This year we are excited to offer Private Suites for our Summer Night Concerts! For more information on suite sales click here!

Suite Sales


Marquee Show – UNBELIEVABLE! A Magical Experience

Back by popular demand UNBELIEVABLE: A Magical Experience has an all new line-up of illusionists! Watch in amazement as some of the best illusionists in the industry take the stage for this nightly performance. The show is FREE with admission, or you can purchase premium seats for $12 per person or $40 for a group of four.

Hockey Hall of Fame- Legends of Hockey Exhibit

Listen up Hockey fans! Have you ever wanted to see the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto but couldn’t make the trip? Come explore the largest Hockey Hall of Fame exhibition outside the walls of the Hockey Hall of Fame itself! With more than 5,000 square-feet of artifacts, artwork, photography and video there is something for all Hockey lovers!

Xtreme Bugs

If you enjoyed Dinosaurs Alive at The Fair last year, you’re going to love Xtreme Bugs! This all new experience features 19 animatronic models along with 110 static Bugs. Learn about how these insects live, move and look as well as their role in the environment.


New this year is Toytopia in Rollerland. Explore and play with some of the world’s biggest and most beloved toys and retro arcade games! This exhibit features multiple play zones, a larger than life Jack in The Box and the world’s largest Etch A Sketch! For the LEGO lover in the family we have dozens of LEGO figures on display a LEGO train layout and a LEGO building wall. Did we mention there will be LEGO? ()


Take a walk through the Marketplace in the PNE Forum where you will find more than 150 exhibitor booths carrying everything from soap, bed sheets and pillows, to special appliances, garage door organizers and everything in between.

RCMP Musical Ride

We are proud to present the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride during their 2017 Canada 150th celebration tour during The Fair! A Canadian tradition since 1876, a troop of 32 scarlet coated “Mounties” on majestic black horses will present a 30 minute show of intricate figures and cavalry drills choreographed to music.

Returning Fan Favorites at the Fair at the PNE

What would the Fair at the PNE be without some of the fan favorites from years past! Sing along with Dueling Pianos in the Plaza Beer Garden, become a farmer in Kidz Discovery Farm, taste some of the best craft breweries in the city at the Craft Beer Fest and be amazed by the skill and focus of the always entertaining SuperDogs!

Dueling Pianos

Kids Discovery Farm

Craft Beer Festival


Don`t forget to follow us on social media and tag us in all your Fair adventures! Here are a few hashtags we will be using:

Summer Night Concerts: #PNEConcerts

The Fair at the PNE: #TheFair

Festival Park: #FestivalPark

Unbelievable: #PNEUnbelievable

Toytopia: #Toytopia

Hockey Hall of Fame: #PNEHockeyHallofFame

Dueling Pianos: #DuelingPianos

Craft Beer Festival: #PNECraftBeerFest

ToonCity: #ToonCity

Xtreme Bugs: #PNExBugs

SuperDogs: #SuperDogs

Donut Dash: #PNEDonutDash

Sep 4

Concert Review: Colbie Caillat & Christina Perri – Girls’ Night Out, Boys Can Come Too Tour

-Special thanks to Francis Santos of Virgin 94.5 for being our guest correspondent. 

The stage was set as people rushed to get seats at the PNE Amphitheatre to see the “Girls’ Night Out, Boys Can Come Too” tour featuring Christina Perri and Colbie Caillat. This summer tour started on July 10th in Connecticut, travelled across the United States and Canada, and concluded here in Vancouver at the Fair at the PNE.

Colbie Caillat at the PNE

Although a summer tour, you wouldn’t have guessed it looking at the crowds; ponchos and umbrellas peppered the area. I was amazed at the number of fans braving the elements to watch these two musicians. One thing was for sure; those who attended were invested in being there and in the end, were not disappointed.

Perri and Caillat started their sets with high energy that set the tone for a magical night. Each recounted stories of how they got into the music industry. Christina Perri told her story of being a waitress trying to break into the business, and how, when she was about to give up, regained her conviction and followed her dreams.

Summer Night Concert at The Fair at the PNE

Christina Perri cONCERT vANCOUVER

Colbie Caillat thanked a friend who posted one of her songs on the now defunct social media website Myspace that helped launched her career. The theme of the night was very positive, loving and empowering, especially during Perri’s ballad “Human” and Caillat’s “Try”.

Christina Perri kept the energy up with upbeat songs like “Be My Forever”. She showed stunning class and depth, incorporating piano and cello for “Jar Of Hearts” and closed her set with “I Don’t Wanna Break” by dancing around with her bandmates and friends.

christina perri at the fair vancouver


Colbie Caillat came out strong for “Live It Up” and had the entire amphitheatre swaying and singing to “Bubbly”. She showed her playful side by donning a trucker hat for “Blaze”, and got everyone up and dancing for “Brighter Than The Sun”.

Colbie Caillat summer night concerts pne

This was definitely not just a girls’ night out, as everyone (even the guys) enjoyed the show. Their beautiful voices were able to cut through the rainy weather to brighten the mood and warm the hearts of everyone in attendance.