6 fantastic food & drink events this March in Vancouver

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As we move into March and the spring seasons, there’s an excitement in the air and events are ramping up as people leave their warm, winter cocoons.

There are food events a-plenty this March with a healthy helping of drink events as well. Check out six of the top food & drink events happening this March in Vancouver.

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6 fantastic food & drink events this March in Vancouver

A giant taco pinata, a taco-eating contest and 20 bands this Saturday at the 2016 Taco Fest!

La Chinga is one of 20 local bands playing the 2016 Taco Fest this Saturday at Swangard Stadium.

La Chinga is one of 20 local bands playing the 2016 Taco Fest this Saturday at Swangard Stadium.

Twenty local bands are part of the action this Saturday (July 16) as the second annual Taco Fest takes over Burnaby’s Swangard Stadium (3883 Imperial Street).

As you might have guessed from the name, there is also food – multiple taco and and other sorts of food vendors will be selling their wares. Special events at the 10-hour festival, which starts at noon, include the Ring of Fire Taco-Eating Contest (scheduled for 6 p.m) and the Gigantic Taco Pinata (which you’ll be able to take a thwack at beginning at 8:25, according to this interview with organizer Johnny Matter), filled with swag and prizes.

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A giant taco pinata, a taco-eating contest and 20 bands this Saturday at the 2016 Taco Fest!

Eat Your Way Through the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, April 4 -30

Takoyaki - savory octopus scallion balls - at Sakura Days Japan Fair. Photo credit: MartialArtsNomad.com

Takoyaki – savory octopus scallion balls – at Sakura Days Japan Fair. Photo credit: MartialArtsNomad.com

There’s a Japanese proverb “hana yori dango” that translates as “dumplings rather than flowers,” meaning people are more interested in food than blossoms during sakura festivals. Given the all star line-up of food events at Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 2013, taking place April 4-30, you may feel the same way, even though the blossoms sure are pretty.

From Sakura Westcoast Afternoon Tea Service to Cherry Jam SakuraB bento boxes, ramen, chirashizushi and enticing Japanese street eats by Mogu and Japadog, here are the top food events at Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 2013. Continue reading:
Eat Your Way Through the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, April 4 -30