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Events at Vancouver’s PNE in 2022

Events at Vancouver's PNE

The Pacific National Exhibition is not only home to Playland, the PNE Fair and Fright Nights, but also to dozens of concerts and other events every year.

In this article we list events happening at the PNE in different months of the year.

The PNE hosted Playland Hallowed Eves in October of 2021. Between December 3rd and 31st this year, PNE WinterLights took place. The same as the year before, in 2021 the Christmas-themed event operated in a drive-thru format (which made it extra safe and enjoyable)!

For the most up-to-date details about what’s happening at the venue, see the official PNE/Playland website.

 


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Playland at the PNE

 

Vancouver’s PNE Events and Venues

So many Vancouver events take place at the PNE. Some of them are put on by the Pacific National Exhibition itself, like those mentioned above. Others are independent events and simply rent the PNE’s facilities.

Venues at the PNE include Playland (where all the rides are), Hastings Racecourse, the Pacific Coliseum, the PNE Forum, Hastings Park and the Agrodome.

To learn about the many events that take place at the PNE and its various venues each month, including things like Monster Jam, trade shows and concerts that rent the space, see below.

If you want information specifically about summer and fall events run by the Pacific National Exhibition, then see our articles about Playland, the PNE Fair, PNE Summer Night Concerts and Fright Nights at Halloween.

 

Annual Events at the PNE

Below is a list of events taking place at the PNE in different months of the year. Our list doesn’t include everything. It does though include some of the best events and our favourites.

(Note: Exact details are subject to change. See official websites for exact information.)

 

The PNE Fairgrounds
The PNE Fair

 

PNE Events in JANUARY


 

January 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2022

  • Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market – a winter market that takes place on Sundays from 10 am until 2 pm in the parking lot by the Hastings Skatepark between November and April.

 

PNE Events in FEBRUARY


 

February 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2022

  • Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market – a winter market that takes place on Sundays from 10 am until 2 pm in the parking lot by the Hastings Skatepark between November and April.

 

Late February

  • Hoobiyee – the celebration of the Nisga’a First Nation’s New Year takes place at the PNE Forum. (In 2020 the free cultural event happened on the weekend of February 28th and 29th. (In 2021 it didn’t take place because of COVID-19. 2022 details are to be confirmed.)

 

Nisga'a Hoobiyee New Year Celebrations
Hoobiyee at the PNE Forum

 

PNE Events in MARCH


 

March 5 & 6, 2022

  • Vancouver Comics & Toy Show – an annual event featuring close to 200 vendors selling new, used and collectible comics, toys and superhero paraphernalia at the PNE Forum.

 

March 18 to 20, 2022

  • Monster Jam – a monster truck show and competition at the Pacific Coliseum.

 

March 26, 2022

  • André Rieu – the world-famous violinist from the Netherlands has a concert at the Pacific Coliseum accompanied by the Johann Strauss Orchestra.

 

March 25 to 27, 2022

  • Vancouver Mineral and Gem Show – a market-style show featuring vendors displaying and selling jewelry, crystals, rare fossils and more! There are also lectures, door prizes and demos.

 

Other Events

 

Earth Shaker Monster Truck at the PNE
Monster Jam at the Pacific Coliseum

 

PNE Events in APRIL


 

April 15 to 16, 2022

  • Billy Jean King Cup – a tennis tournament where Canada plays against Latvia in the World Cup of Tennis.

 

Other Events

  • Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market – a winter market that takes place on Sundays from 10 am until 2 pm in the parking lot by the Hastings Skatepark between November and April.

 

PNE Events in MAY


 

  • Playland – the amusement park with over 20 rides normally starts up for the season this month, although not until June in 2022. Dates and other details for 2023 are to be confirmed.

 

May 13, 2022

  • Kaytranada – the popular producer from Montreal performs at the PNE Forum.

 

PNE Events in JUNE


 

  • Playland – an amusement park with over 20 rides takes place during June. Expected hours of operation are from 6 pm to 11 pm on Fridays and from 11 am to 5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Breakout Festival – a Hip-Hop and R&B music festival that normally happens at the PNE Amphitheatre in June as well as in the fall or early winter.

 

Vancouver Craft Beer Festival
Vancouver Craft Beer & Music Festival

 

PNE Events in JULY


 

July 1-31, 2022

  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park with over 20 rides takes place on select days in July.

 

July 9-10, 2022

 

July 23, 2023

  • The Cup – a horse racing event with live music and a fashion show at Hastings Racecourse.

 

July 31, 2022

  • HAPPYLAND Festival – a Pride celebration at the PNE with access to Playland rides and performances by Orville Peck, Perfume Genius and more.

 

Chicago Concert at the PNE
Chicago at the PNE

 

PNE Events in AUGUST


 

August 1-19, 2022

  • Playland – the amusement park with over 20 rides takes place during the first three or so weeks of August. Expected hours of operation on Thursdays and Sundays are from 11 am to 5 pm. On Fridays and Saturdays though, hours are likely from 11 am to 5 pm and from 6 pm to 11 pm. (Exact dates and other details to be confirmed.)

 

August 20-31, 2022

  • Pacific National Exhibition (i.e., the PNE Fair) – an event featuring many attractions such as food trucks, rides, a dream home lottery, live performances and agricultural exhibits. The event usually continues until the Labour Day Weekend, with the last day being the holiday Monday. (Exact dates and other details to be confirmed.)

 

View of Playland from the Ferris Wheel
Playland and the PNE

 

PNE Events in SEPTEMBER


 

September 1-5, 2022

  • Pacific National Exhibition (i.e., the PNE Fair) – an event featuring many attractions such as food trucks, rides, a dream home lottery, live performances and agricultural exhibits. This year it runs from August 20 to September 5.

 

September 17 & 18, 2022

  • Breakout Festival – a Hip-Hop and R&B music festival that normally happens at the PNE Amphitheatre in June as well as in the fall or early winter.

In addition to the above, Playland, the amusement park at the PNE, is usually open on a couple of Saturdays and Sundays after the first weekend in September. Whether that’s the case in 2022, however, is to be confirmed.

 

Agrodome at the PNE
The Agrodome at the PNE

 

PNE Events in OCTOBER


 

  • Harvest Haus – a popular Oktoberfest event in mid-October that has European-style food and drinks for people ages 19+. (2022 dates are September 30th and October 1st.)
  • Vancouver Ski Swap – at the PNE Forum (to be confirmed).
  • Vancouver Comic & Toy Show – at the PNE Forum.
  • Fright Nights – featuring a variety of haunted houses and amusement rides, this Halloween event is not for the faint of heart! It usually runs for about 20 days in October. (The haunted houses didn’t operate in 2020. In its place the PNE hosted Slayland which featured rides and Halloween decorations, but no haunted houses. Fright Nights didn’t happen in 2021 either. In its place was Playland Hallowed Eves.)

 

Playland Hallowed Eves

 

PNE Events in NOVEMBER


 

  • Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market – a winter market that takes place on Sundays in the parking lot by the Hastings Skatepark between November and April.
  • Other events in November are to be confirmed.

 

PNE Events in DECEMBER


 

2022 Dates To Be Confirmed

 

December 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2022

The following event took place a couple of years ago, in 2019, and might happen again in the future. The PNE WinterLights event (as mentioned above) happened the last couple of years instead.

  • Aurora Winter Festival – a family-friendly Christmas event with rides, a tubing park, market vendors, food trucks, ice skating and live entertainment. In 2019 it took place between November 22nd and December 31st. (This event didn’t take place in 2020. In its place was PNE WinterLights which also happened again in 2021.)

 

PNE WinterLights
PNE WinterLights

 

Other Information

For more details about events at the PNE and to purchase tickets check out PNE Events.

For more information about PNE activities in the summer see our article about the Pacific National Exhibition.

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