EPIC: The Sustainable Living Festival (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

photo: epicfest.ca

photo: epicfest.ca

The newest event to Vancouver’s summer festival lineup, EPIC: The Sustainable Living Festival, promises to kick off the summer season with some of BC’s best sustainable food, beverages, local live entertainment, products and services. Now in its 7th year as Western Canada’s largest sustainable lifestyle showcase, EPIC is combining environmentally friendly living with outdoor festivities from sunrise to sunset at an all-new venue, the VanDusen Botanical Gardens.

New to the EPIC lineup this year is the outdoor concert stage with non-stop live entertainment. With performances by well established BC entertainers Kuba Oms and the Paperboys, and local up-and-comers including last year’s Peak Performance finalists Jordan Klassen, Dominique Fricot, Steph MacPherson and many more, the outdoor concert stage will bring rhythmic dance vibes, bohemian rock, jazz funk and relaxing melodies to this year’s hottest new festival.

Also new to EPIC this year is Food Truck Alley, which will give guests the opportunity to support local food trucks and taste some of Vancouver’s very best street cuisine. Plus, don’t miss the Celebration of Food honouring BC’s amazing food culture and community. EPIC will host several restaurants and caterers preparing gourmet-tasting plates, with dozens of exhibitors offering sips and samples of delicious local and sustainable food and beverages.

EPIC will continue its six-year tradition of quenching the thirst of visitors with some of the best beverages from amazing local breweries to celebrate international wineries. This year, EPIC is introducing the Sip & Savour Garden which will play host to exhibitors offering local craft-made beers, amazing wines from around the province and distilled spirits made right here at home.

At the centre of it all is the Sustainable Living Marketplace, where EPIC concepts truly come to life. Highlighting the link between the economy, the environment and the community, hundreds of savvy businesses will offer high-quality products and services that are better for your health and friendlier to the earth.

With its new location at Vancouver’s VanDusen Botanical Garden, summer’s newest festival will feature dozens of thought-leading speakers, gardening workshops and Western Canada’s largest eco marketplace featuring over 200 companies showcasing the latest sustainable clothing and cosmetic products, energy efficient home technologies, local jewelry and innovative eco-friendly vehicles. Topped off by a Sip and Savour Garden chock full of local BC wineries, craft breweries and boutique distilleries, EPIC is shaping up to be one of the hottest tickets of the summer.

Location: VanDusen Botanical Gardens

Event Hours:

  • Saturday July 6 10:00am – 9:00pm
  • Sunday July 7 10:00am – 9:00pm

Ticket Prices (taxes included) on or before July 5:

  • Adult 1 Day Admission $18.90
  • Seniors, Students (18+ must present ID) 1 Day $16.80
  • Youth (6-12) 1 Day $10.50
  • Children 6 and under FREE (must be accompanied by and adult)
  • VanDusen Member 1 Day N/A

Ticket Prices (taxes included) at the gate (July 6 and 7):

  • Adult 1 Day Admission $21.00
  • Seniors, Students (18+ must present ID) 1 Day $18.00
  • Youth (6-12) 1 Day $13.00
  • Children 6 and under FREE (must be accompanied by and adult)
  • VanDusen Member 1 Day $18.00

*Admission includes entrance to the VanDusen Botanical Gardens
*Multi-Day passes available

For more information on EPIC: The Sustainable Living Expo visit: www.epicfest.ca.

We’re giving away Two Pairs of Tickets to EPIC! All you have to do is post a comment below and we’ll randomly select two winners at noon on Tuesday, July 2nd and notify the winners by email.

Updated Tuesday, July 2nd: Congratulations Henry and Kathleen! You have each won a pair of tickets to EPIC: The Sustainable Living Festival. Please check your inboxes for further details on how to go about claiming your prize. Thank you to everyone who posted a comment and checked out the post.

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93 Responses to EPIC: The Sustainable Living Festival (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

  1. Jennifer Chin

    Love the EPIC Festival!

  2. K. Tang

    I’ve never been and would love to go for my birthday (the day before the event) ;-)!

  3. Galina

    Would love to visit!

  4. connie mcnicol

    Wow! Can’t wait to attend the festivities! What a beautiful location to host such an event! Pick me for the free tickets please! :) xo

  5. Stephanie

    Heard about it every year but I’ve never been

  6. Amy

    I wanna visit!

  7. Graeme

    Great idea moving it outdoors!

  8. tracy

    nice that it’s going to be outdoors this year!

  9. Robert

    I want to go to EPIC.

  10. Becky

    This looks awesome! I would love to check it out!

  11. Maggie N.

    Sounds awesome. Would love free tickets!

  12. Kate

    Would love to go!

  13. Liz

    What a great idea for a venue!

  14. linda

    i would love to go :)

  15. Kay

    Cool giveaway

  16. randy

    pick me!

  17. Aaron

    I’d be great to drop by!

  18. Would love to attend this Festival and blog about it :)

  19. Josephine

    Quoting Donkey from Shrek, “Oh pick me!” Need money to feed, clothe and diaper our baby. Would really appreciate free tickets!!!

  20. Kathleen Thom

    Looks great!

  21. Shirley Yeung

    Would love to go, it’ll be Epic!! Thanks insidevancouver! :)

  22. Kevin

    Classy! Can’t wait.

  23. Cynthia

    I’ve been going for the last few years and it’s always fun and exciting. The new venue is going to be awesome. I love outdoor festivals best!!

  24. Anne

    Have never been, looks like fun

  25. Sonja

    I would so love to attend this event!

  26. Jane

    Went there last year. It was great! Want to go again for sure!

  27. epic event to visit

  28. Looks like perfect timing to get to know the best of Vancouver; flying in from the Netherlands on the 5th!

  29. frogger

    What a wonderful location! I would love to go!

  30. CF

    Fantastic! I hope to go

  31. stacey

    would love to go! sounds fantastic!

  32. Jimmy

    I would love to go to the EPIC festival! Haven’t been in a few years.

  33. Jeenna Chan

    This is so EPIC!! Can’t wait to go!!

  34. Henry

    I’m all in.

  35. anjela godber

    would love to win the tickets

  36. Eileen

    Sounds like fun!

    • Sharon Ashcroft

      Sounds wonderful. What a beautiful place to have it.

  37. claire

    I want to go!!!

  38. Linda

    Would love to go and learn how to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

  39. warren

    id love to go . go green!!

  40. Sarah

    OOHHH!!! I love this blog and I love the sound of this festival! would…wait for it…LOVE to go!

  41. Maori boguzki

    Went last year and loved it! Bought a SodaStream and laundry balls and was introduced to so many cool sustainable ways of life!! This year looks way more ‘epic’ over last year. Can’t wait!

  42. Joe gordon

    Love to go,here,s hoping

  43. Annie

    Would love to go!

  44. Lisa

    Looks like a great festival, I would love to go!

  45. Nina

    Can’t wait to see all things EP!C. Cheers to sustainable living :)

  46. alex

    looks fun!

  47. matt

    if i win these tickets.. it will be an EPIC weekend

  48. Van

    Would love to see it!!

  49. Alice

    Would love to go to EPIC! It would make my weekend!

  50. Kevin L.

    Promise I will take transit! (actually, I don’t own a car)

  51. Jodi z

    Never been but would love to go :)

  52. LucieB

    Would be fab to win and take my Mom!

  53. DH

    Great Vancouver location to enjoy an EPIC festival! Would love to attend! :-)

  54. Looking forward to going this year!

  55. love supporting sustainable living!

  56. Katie P

    Wow this looks great!

  57. Beverly B

    I love that Epic is now at Van Dusen. Perfect place for it.

  58. Alice

    A chance to win tickets to Epic. Awesome.

  59. Shirley Meeker

    Yes vote me in. I plan to attend the Epic event. Would be bonus to get free tickets. Sounds like a very interesting show this year and at Van Dusen Gardens makes it extra special.

  60. Hannah

    Would love to go!

  61. Epic

  62. Cecile

    EPIC is one my favorite events in town and especially for this year’s location is another favorite Van Dusen Gardens. Can’t wait to go!

  63. Angela

    I’m in! Especially excited for Food Truck Alley. Mmm…

  64. Rafika

    Yes please to tickets! Let’s get EPIC in July!

  65. katie borrett

    would love to go:)

  66. Ella

    Sounds really good! Will definitely check it out.

  67. ray

    i know the rain gods will co-operate…after all,,,its summer in city…ya-hooie!

    luv to drop in on you folks

  68. Linda

    Having EPIC at VanDusen is such a good idea

  69. anna wong

    awesome .. AWESOME!!! enjoyed it last year hopefully this year i can go for free :D

  70. Lan

    New venue for me to be!

  71. Great location.

  72. Katie

    That’s just EPIC. Thank you.

  73. Brooke

    Great new choice of venue, I’d love to go!

  74. Helga Sova

    awesome event in one of my favorite gardens!

  75. Kate

    Would love to win tickets to bring my visiting parents!

  76. Brian

    Last year’s EPIC festival was brimmed with brilliant people, earnest ambition and lots of fun. I hope I can get a free ticket from the most awesome site, Inside Vancouver so I can go again this year. :)

  77. Ryoko

    I love EPIC! The new venue sounds fantastic and very fitting for the event.

  78. Areta

    Love to go to EPIC!

  79. Swapnil

    EPIC Festival sounds like an Epic way to celebrate

  80. Megan

    Sounds amazing!

  81. Catherine

    Love to go to the Epic, sounds fantastic!!!

  82. Glen Cowley

    Have never been, but sounds like a great way to spend a day.

  83. Cat Hughes

    EPIC is an amazing festival and we are lucky to be able to have it here in Vancouver! We look forward to going each year to see the new green ideas and taste locally-loved food and drink! Bring on the new venue at VanDusen Garden – should be a sassy and sustainable!

  84. natalie dahl

    this sounds awesome!!!

  85. Sun + Van Dusen + Food sounds amazing!

  86. Laiyi Chow


  87. cg

    so excited for the EPIC festival!! dying to go to the gardens!

  88. Albert

    Sounds awesome! Good luck everyone!

  89. AJ

    ::EPIC:: VanDusen Botanical Gardens – Great location site!

  90. Elizabeth Cheng

    EPIC Festival has been a blast!

  91. Jen

    Finally I am in town for the EPIC festival, I’ve wanted to go for the last few years. So looking forward to it!

  92. Kashie

    Would love to visit the gardens. What a great idea for a fest! Promoting organic and something healthy, love it!