Summer kicks off another busy event season here in Abbotsford! There is never a shortage of things to do during the warm summer months, and this year’s roundup of events offers something for everyone.
From The Royal Canadian Circus, to everyone’s favorite, The Abbotsford International Airshow, get ready to enjoy a summer full of fun and festivals. Read on to find out more about the variety of events happening this season and get ideas for more things to do this summer with Eat, Play, Love Abby!
Royal Canadian Circus at Tradex
June 7th to 10th
Come one, come all to the Royal Canadian Circus at Tradex June 7th-10th! The big top will be set up outside in the Tradex parking lot and feature thrilling performances from death-defying acrobats and more! Please note that the Royal Canadian Circus does not incorporate any exotic animals into their event. For show times, tickets and more information please visit www.royalcanadiancircus.ca
Aboriginal Arts and Culture Day
In recognition of Aboriginal Awareness Month, Aboriginal Arts & Culture Events along with Heritage Abbotsford Society are honoured to present the 3rd Annual Aboriginal Arts and Culture Day, an opportunity for the community to come and learn about Aboriginal arts, culture, history and traditions. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to watch Aboriginal artists create their work on-site and purchase directly from the artist. This free event will also feature performances from traditional Sto:lo storytellers, powwow dancers, and Metis jiggers. Sto:lo Bannock Food truck will be on hand for you to experience traditional food. Event Details
Berryfest in Historic Downtown Abbotsford
Join us in the heart of Historic Downtown Abbotsford for the 37th annual BerryFest! Swing by Essendene and Montrose for berry everything! Berry marketplace, berry-go-round and ferris wheel rides, berry treats and eats, berry baking and cooking demos, berry bake off, berry gardening demos with local gardening guru, Brian Minter and more! And you won't want to miss the entertainers, food trucks, craft beer and wine garden, and tons children's activities! Event Details
August 3rd to 5th
Summer heats up with a classic Abbotsford event, Agrifair, returning from August 3rd to 5th. Running for its 108th year Agrifair brings the fun and rides of a midway fair along with exciting live performances. Don’t miss the demolition derby, logger competition, motocross show and much, much more! This event is perfect for the whole family and offers something for everyone, young and old! For more information and a full schedule of events check out www.agrifair.ca
Abbotsford International Airshow
August 10th to 12th
Arguably Abbotsford’s biggest event of the year, the Abbotsford International Airshow, returns to the skies this summer! Designated as Canada’s National Airshow, this year’s event will feature performances by the US Navy Blue Angels, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, and many more. New for 2018 is The Grandstand: A Craft Beer Experience. Presented in partnership with the BC Hop Company, it will be located directly at show centre and feature 12 of the best craft brewers in the province each day with an unparalleled view of the action in sky. Fantastic music, great staff and delicious food round-out a truly special atmosphere to enjoy your Airshow day! Tickets and all the info can be found at www.abbotsfordairshow.com