Adults-only nights with booze return to Playland this summer


If you love everything about Playland at the PNE except the kids and teens, there are some Friday nights this summer that are just for you. Playland is bringing back their popular adults-only nights, complete with DJs, music, axe-throwing, and burlesque shows.

Running every Friday night from June 22 through July 27, Playland will be open to guests 19 and older from 7 pm to midnight.


Grown ups can eat their fill, play midway games, try out virtual reality racing, hit up a burlesque show inspired by old-time carnival style, and do some axe-throwing. Guest DJs will be on hand spinning tunes, and of course there are all the rides.

As a wonderful bonus, the full grounds are licensed for the event, which means you can wander around with you Playland-inspired cocktails, craft beer, or

The tricky part is, it takes some planning to ensure you get in to get your grown ups-only good times. Playland suggests you purchase advanced tickets as these evenings do sell out.

Two more cautions: Two pieces of ID are required for admission (one must include your name, date of birth, and signature), and your Playland Season Pass is not valid for Adults-Only nights. Tickets are $31 per person online before 5 pm the day of the event, and $34 online (and at the gate, if not sold out) from 5 pm on the day of.

Playland at the PNE is located at 2901 East Hastings Street in Vancouver.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom