Vancouver will have B.C.’s biggest outdoor beer garden this summer


Bigger can definitely be better, especially when it comes to all things beer. Mark your calendars for June 22 through June 24, when Vancouver’s Red Truck Beer sets up the province’s biggest beer garden during the Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival.

The Red Truck Patio will be a one-stop spot for catching live music, dragon boat racing, and tons of brews.

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The beers will be coming from Red Truck’s custom event trailer, where they’ll be pouring a full roster of their craft brews–just a few blocks from where they’re made.

“When the Dragon Boat Festival approached us with the idea of creating a live music stage with BC’s biggest patio beer garden, it was such a natural fit that there was no way for us to say no,” said Red Truck Beer General Manager Jim Dodds in a media release, adding: “It’s an honour to be able to support this great Vancouver institution right in our East Van backyard.”


Featured musical programs for the Dragon Boat fest include the Emerging Artists Showcase, World Beat Showcase, and Latin-infused Salsa Saturday. You can check out the full festival programming schedule here.

The Red Truck Patio will be open from 3 to 8 pm on Friday, June 22, and from 11 am to 8 pm on Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24. Admission to the Dragon Boat Festival is absolutely free, too.

Vancouver Is Awesome is a proud media sponsor of the Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Races.

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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