If you love dumplings, you’ve no doubt heard of the BC Dumpling Festival, the first of its kind in the Tri-Cities. Last year, the inaugural fest brought neighbours and friends together to enjoy dumplings from a variety of different cultures, and this year is no exception, and it is taking place this weekend!

Presented by the Asian Arts and Culture Society and Marcon Homes, this year’s delicious festival will bring everything from siu mai and gyoza to steamed buns, pierogi, and mandu to Coquitlam for a celebration of dumpling culture across the globe.

BC Dumpling Festival
Photo via BC Dumpling Festival

The idea behind the fest was sparked during the rise of anti-Asian hate & crime during COVID-19. The result? A multi-cultural, family-friendly event to bring awareness to the communities affected, and celebrate Vancouver’s diverse dumpling scene.

With a kids’ zone, art display, and live entertainment stage – you’ll be able to enjoy your dumplings as well as activities fit for the whole family.

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BC Dumpling Festival
Photo via BC Dumpling Festival

Location & details

This year’s tasty festival will take place from 11 am to 8 pm on Saturday, August 12th, at the Coquitlam Town Centre Park, and will feature performances by the following local artists and groups:

  • Lion Dancers – CLF Kung Fu Club
  • Fete Galante with Monica Cho, Seong Woo Jeong and Angelina Park
  • Qianyun Guzheng Music School
  • Kechina Wen
  • Stories on Wheels
  • Murphy and the Jazz Cats
  • VISM Education
  • Qianyun Guzheng Music School
  • Mamakeish No. 1 KPOP Academy
  • Coquitlam Youth Orchestra – Intermediate String Quartet
  • STEC Education Centre
  • DB Art Studio
  • Baobao Art Centre
  • Dragon Dance – Meadowridge School
  • Rangla Punjab Arts Academy
  • Nadia Lund from Simusique
  • Alicia and Alexis
  • Argel MDR

So mark your calendars, Vancouver, because this is one food fest you won’t want to miss.

BC Dumpling Festival 2023

When: Saturday, August 12th
Where: 1299 Pinetree Way
Cost: Free admission