If there's one thing we know about Vancouverites, it's that they are completely head-over-heels for bubble tea. Metro Vancouver is absolutely filled with bubble tea shops and even though you can spot one on every corner, you'll still find them packed with eagre pearl lovers. Because Vancouverites are such fans of the delicious drinks, it makes total sense that a Vancouver Bubble Tea Festival would emerge. The massive festival will be taking place on July 19, 2020, and it's being called Canada's largest Bubble Tea Festival.

Hosted at the Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, the festival will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., so you’ll want to clear your entire day so you can make the most of the brand new event.

Entry to the festival grounds is totally free, but you’ll need to buy anything you want to eat or drink. You can expect night market food, live performances and entertainment, and, of course, tons of bubble tea.

There will also be a “pearl judging contest,” in which you can “vote for your favourite bubble tea” according to the Facebook event page.

The organizers are expecting thousands of people, according to the event's description. As of now, nearly 900 people have clicked "going" on the Facebook event and nearly 9,000 have clicked "interested."

If you've always dreamt of stepping into a stadium filled with people who love bubble tea as much as you do, your dreams are about to come true.

Bubble tea festivals have been total hits in places like Toronto and New York, and it's finally Vancouver's turn.

Vancouver is home to countless can't-miss bubble tea shops. So much so that it can be difficult to pick where to go sometimes. Each shop has it's own special charm and uniqueness. Luckily, the festival will bring together tons of vendors so you don't have to pick just one.

Though there isn't a ton of information in circulation just yet, the organizers urge you to "save the date for July 19th, 2020" and that there's "more information to come, so stay tuned."

You heard them. Save that date!

Vancouver Bubble Tea Festival

Price: FREE

When: July 19, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Address: 3883 Imperial St., Burnaby, BC

Why You Need To Go: Sip on the bubble tea, eat delicious street food, enjoy live entertainment, and share the bubble tea love with thousands of excited people from near and far.


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