With Playland now officially open for the season, it’s only a matter of time before the PNE Fair delights amusement park-goers across Vancouver with its lineup of tasty food, summer night concerts, and thrilling rides. So if you’re looking to make some late-summer plans, let’s dive into all that’s coming to this year’s PNE Fair!

Returning faves include the SuperDogs, For the Love of Drag, Dueling Pianos, cooking demos, agriculture displays, and Music in the Park performances, which will feature the following artists this year:

  • August 17: Scott Helman
  • August 18: Nick Gilder & Sweeney Todd
  • August 20: Tanner Olsen Band
  • August 21: CHOIR! CHOIR! CHOIR!
  • August 22: Whitehorse
  • August 23: Queer As Funk
  • August 24: Eagle Eyes: Eagles Tribute
  • August 25: Bobby Bruce’s Nearly Neil & The Solitary Band: 30th Anniversary
  • August 27: Tim & The Glory Boys
  • August 28: Side One
  • August 29: Julio Avila Cuban Band
  • August 30: Trilojay with Tiffany Rivera and Marie Hui
  • August 31: ABRA Cadabra – A Tribute to the Music of ABBA
  • September 1: Tyler Shaw
  • September 2: R&B Allstars: The Last Dance Tour

Giant prizes await visitors at the midway games, and there are plenty of rides to discover at Playland this season, including an all-new Thundervolt electric coaster.

Finally, animal lovers can check out the PNE’s ‘Farm Country,’ where you’ll find the “biggest of the big, the smallest of the small.”

This includes daily pig races, pony rides, barn tours, archery demos, and magic shows at the following times:

  • Pig Races: Daily at 12pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 6:30pm
  • Magic Show: Daily at 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm
  • Pony Rides: (Aug 20-Sept 2) 11 am to 8 pm
  • Archery: (Aug 20-Sept 2) 11 am to 10 pm
  • Barn Tours: Daily at 12:30 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm

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Tickets & info

The 2024 PNE Fair will run from 11 am to 11 pm from August 17th to September 2nd, with the exception of August 19th and 26th.

Fair gate passes are priced at $25 per adult, $16 for youth and seniors, and $12 for children aged 4 to 12.

Fair-goers can save $5 on adult passes and $2 on Youth, Child, and Senior passes if purchased in advance.

Season passes are currently priced at $65 per person, which includes access to all the PNE’s annual attractions and rides.

Want to score free access to the Fair and a great summer job? The PNE is hiring for over 1,000 jobs for this year’s Fair, and employees get complimentary access!

Enjoy, Vancouver!

PNE Fair 2024

When: August 17th to September 2nd
Where: 2901 East Hastings Street
Cost: $25 per adult