Festivals

vancouver spot prawn festival 2013

Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia 7th Annual BC Spot Prawn Festival – Vancouver, BC
Saturday, May 11th, 2013 – 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 spot prawn festival

Cowichan Bay 5th Annual Spot Prawn Festival – Cowichan Bay, BC
Sunday, May 19, 2013 — 10am to 5pm
Cowichan Bay, BC (located mid way between Nanaimo and Victoria)

On May 19th the historic Village of Cowichan Bay is celebrating its 5th 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

powell river prawn festival

Powell River Spot Prawn Festival – Powell River, BC
Saturday, June 1, 2013 – Noon to Midnight
Wharf at Westview – Powell River, BC

This is a 12 hour event, from noon to midnight on June 1, 2013.  The festival is located at the Wharf at Westview to provide easy access to the commercial fishing vessels selling live spot prawns.  This is a family event with entertainment for kids including a ‘dunk-a-dad’ tank, a free fishing derby, a bouncy castle, a magician, a professional clown and other entertainment.  Pedro the Prawn, the 6 foot festival mascot will again be at the festival.  Cooking demonstrations and the Black Box Competition are favorites showcasing local chefs.  In addition, food vendors will offer a wide variety of options to please everyone.  For more information go to:  http://www.prspotprawnfest.com/

Victoria 1st Annual Spot Prawn and Sustainable Seafood Festival – Victoria, BC
Sunday, May 26th, 2013 — 11am to 5pm
Roundhouse at Bayview Place – 253 Esquimalt Road, Victoria, BC

On May 26, 2013 Vic West will be the home of the first annual Victoria Spot Prawn and Sustainable Seafood Festival, a celebration of seasonal, sustainable and local seafood.  This is a free event offering the tastes, sights and sounds of sustainable food and lifestyle choices, with a special emphasis on live spot prawns and other sustainable seafood.  The day will also feature chef demos, fresh seafood sales, food vendors, artisans and crafters, musical performances, kids’ activities, and a speaker series. For more information go to:  http://www.harbourliving.ca/event/victoria-spot-prawn-and-sustainable-seafood-festival2013/

Okanagan 3rd Annual Spot Prawn Festival – Kelowna, BC
The 3rd annual Okanagan Spot Prawn Festival is scheduled to run from May 25th to June 2nd with participating restaurants featuring spot prawn creations from the Okanagan’s best chefs.  Codfather’s Seafood market will be offering a special spot prawn boil event on Wednesday, May 29th and the festival will end with the signature event, the Spot Prawn Extravaganza, at Manteo Resort’s Smack DAB restaurant on Sunday, June 2nd.  For more information go to:  http://okspotprawnfestival.com

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