All tickets for the 2013 Spot Prawn Boil will be sold in advance this year. No tickets wil be available at the door. We therefore encourage you to buy your tickets as soon as you can, as our advance sales sold out well before Festival Day last year. If you miss out on the Spot Prawn Boil, don’t fret: there are lots of other free activities to enjoy! (See below.)
Buy Spot Prawn Boil Tickets
On Saturday, May 11th, 2013, the city’s top chefs will prepare a spot prawn boil at False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf benefiting The Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia.
The festival kicks off the BC Spot Prawn season, which continues on for 6-8 weeks. During this time, you’ll have the opportunity to buy live, locally sourced, and sustainable prawns direct off the dock. Get your catch daily from 1pm onwards at the False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf (just west of Granville Island).
Canada’s largest Spot Prawn Festival and Prawn Boil makes fresh, right off the boat, local spot prawns available for hundreds to taste. Get inspired by our cooking demos then grab your own bagful off the fishing boats ($12 per lb) to recreate these dishes at home.
Tickets for the Spot Prawn Boil are $12 each. This gets you:
- One plate of fresh-off-the-boat BC Spot Prawns, accompanied by sides, sauces and Terra Breads baked goods to mop it all up!
- Entrance into the food, wine, and beer tent, featuring pours from Mogiana Coffee, R&B Brewing, Ganton & Larsen Prospect Winery, and more.
Spot Prawn Festival Raffle Prize
We will have volunteers mingling with the crowd selling raffle tickets for a special Festival prize.
Raffle tickets are $2 for one, $5 for three, and $10 for an arms’ length pull. Have your cash on hand if you want a chance to win!
Free spot prawn cooking demos
Meet local chefs and fishermen at this sixth annual Spot Prawn Boil and watch demonstrations from Vancouver’s top chefs.
6 chefs will be on stage for spot prawn cooking demos between 11am and 3pm. Mingle with your favourite chefs on Festival day!
- 11:30am – noon: TBA
- Noon – 12:30pm: TBA
- 12:30pm – 1pm: TBA
- 1pm – 1:30pm: TBA
- 1:30pm – 2pm: TBA
- 2:30pm – 3pm: TBA
Live Spot Prawn Sales at the Organic Ocean
Fun for the whole family
Ocean Wise and the Vancouver Aquarium provides kids with an exploration of fabulous fish and other cool creatures through hands-on activities and other family friendly events. This is a free family event with cooking demos and kids’ activities.
Live music will be provided by the Swagmen.
If you’d like to take home souvenirs, visit our merchandise booth by the entrance. We’ll have:
- Festival T-shirts – $20 ($15 for youth)
- Festival tote bag – $10
- Prawn Star hats, black – $15
You can also reserve your merchandise when you buy your tickets, or visit the Chefs’ Table Society online store for festival swag and more.
Venue / logistics
Parking: Please note on May 11th only PARKING IS OFF-SITE with a drop off zone at the bottom of 1st Avenue and Creekside Drive. (map)