Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia 7th Annual BC Spot Prawn Festival – Vancouver, BC
Saturday, May 10th, 2014 – 11am to 2pm
False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf – 1505 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver BC
This festival kicks off the BC spot prawn season. This is a free family event with cooking demos and kids’ activities. Vancouver’s top chefs prepare a spot prawn boil with cooking demonstrations so you can recreate these dishes at home. The Vancouver Aquarium and its Oceanwise program provide kids with an exploration of fabulous fish and other cool creatures through hands-on activities and other family friendly events. For more information go to: http://chefstablesociety.com/spotprawnfestival/
Cowichan Bay 5th Annual Spot Prawn Festival – Cowichan Bay, BC
May 24 and 5, 2014 — 10am to 5pm
Cowichan Bay, BC (located mid way between Nanaimo and Victoria)
On May 24-25th the historic Village of Cowichan Bay is celebrating its 6th Annual Spot Prawn Festival. This is a family event; it’s free and dogs are always welcome! This festival features all day music, face painting, glitter tattoos, a colouring contest and more to entertain the kids. Buy your live prawns right off the boat or at Cowichan Bay Seafood, then check out the Village and enjoy the many unique boutiques, eateries, crafts and wines the Cowichan Valley has to offer, right in one location! Tour the Maritime Centre, enter a raffle to win a boat, then sit down in the Big Tent and enjoy a freshly cooked plate of BC spot prawns, soup and salad and a soft drink while listening to live music. For more information go to: http://www.prawnfest.ca
Okanagan 4th Annual Spot Prawn Festival – Kelowna, BC
May 18th to June 1st, 2014
The Okanagan is proud to support our local BC Spot Prawn fishermen and celebrate the Spot Prawn harvest season. Dine out during the festival at participating restaurants and enjoy spot prawn creations from the Okanagan’s best chefs.
Try them at home with fabulous recipe suggestions compiled by local cookbook author, Jennifer Schell to embrace the festival with the signature event the Spot Prawn Extravaganza at Bonfire Grill at the Cove/The Cove Lakeside Resort on Sunday, May 25th with Okanagan chefs battling to win Best Spot Prawn Dish, accompanied with local Okanagan wines.
For more information go to: http://okspotprawnfestival.com