Vancouver, BC – For over 100 years, fairgoers from across BC and around the world have made The Fair at the PNE their annual end of summer tradition and British Columbia’s most popular ticketed event. This year, the PNE is thrilled to announce the most diverse entertainment package in the history of the PNE including, for the first time in North American fair history, one of the most beloved Broadway plays of all time, Peter Pan.
“The Fair at the PNE is a beloved annual tradition for families across British Columbia,” says PNE President and CEO Mike McDaniel. “We are confident that the 2015 Fair at the PNE delivers world class family entertainment for the best ticket value in the country.”
Summer Night Concerts
This year’s Summer Night Concerts feature an exciting array of artists that are sure to please fans of all genres. Pop stars, Country favorites, R&B icons, and Rock ‘N’ Roll legends, will all be showcased at the 2015 Concert series.
The Summer Night Concerts will run every evening starting on Saturday August 22nd in the PNE Amphitheatre, and are FREE with admission to the Fair. For super fans, the PNE will be offering reserved seating at each of the shows starting Saturday May 23, at 10:00am; fans should visit PNE.ca for details.
Summer Night Concert Schedule:
Saturday, August 22nd Colin James
Sunday, August 23rd Clint Black
Tuesday, August 25th Sloan
Wednesday, August 26th The Beach Boys
Thursday, August 27th Daughtry
Friday, August 28th The New Pornographers
Saturday, August 29th Tom Cochrane with Red Rider
Sunday, August 30th The Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too Tour
Colbie Caillat & Christina Perri
Tuesday, September 1st Lee Brice
Wednesday, September 2nd Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo – 35TH Anniversary Tour
Thursday, September 3rd Boyz II Men
Friday, September 4th Daryl Hall and John Oates
Saturday, September 5th Brett Kissel
Sunday, September 6th MAD DECENT
Monday, September 7th Loverboy
New 2015 Entertainment and Attractions
Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby
Nightly 7:30pm, Pacific Coliseum
For the first time anywhere, all the majesty of a true Broadway show is available for fans young and old to experience- FREE with admission to the Fair. Tony Award nominee Cathy Rigby takes flight in an all-new production of Peter Pan! Discover the magic all over again of this two-time Emmy award winning and two-time Tony award nominated production. Peter Pan is filled with timeless magical moments and a captivating hook. The legend you thought you knew, is now the adventure you never dreamed possible… Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan!
The Magical History Tour: The Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition
Daily 11am-10pm, Garden Auditorium
The Magical History Tour: The Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition will be making its world premiere on the Fairs opening day August 22, which also happens to be the 51st anniversary of the Beatles historic concert at the Fair in 1964. Guests will be able to explore the entire Beatles story through an inspirational journey of creativity, curiosity, and love. This one-of-a-kind experience will present the most extensive Beatles memorabilia ever assembled in a tour.
Craft Beer Festival
Daily 2:00pm- 9:30pm, Miller Drive
The Fair at the PNE is excited to feature a new and exciting area, the Craft Beer Festival. This licensed area will feature 20 local craft brewers each week for guests to sample the diverse craft beers being developed in the Lower Mainland. Twenty vendors will be featured between August 22-30, and a new group of 20 vendors from September 1-7.
Dinosaurs Alive! A Jurassic Experience
Daily 11:00am-11:00pm, Miller Drive
This new outdoor exhibit will offer guests a spectacular and representative snapshot of thirteen different dinosaurs that roamed the Earth during the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods. Featuring eight life-sized animatronic models and five static models, the exhibit will teach fairgoers about the dinosaurs stories and share recent discoveries for the Fair’s younger guests.
The Superhero Discovery Centre: The Hall of Heroes Exhibit
Daily 11am-11pm, Rollerland
This interactive exhibit will thrill every Superhero fan in the family! Guests will be able to explore, learn and test their skills at the many interactive stations to find out what discipline of Superhero power they excel in!
PNE Donut Dash
9am Sunday August 23, 2015, Empire Fields and PNE Fairgrounds
The inaugural PNE Donut Dash 5km presented by TRY EVENTS is Vancouver’s tastiest 5km run where runners will be re-energized with tasty Fair treats throughout the course including mini donuts, cotton candy and more! Registration includes a PNE Donut Dash t-shirt, race bib, finisher’s medal and FREE admission into The Fair at the PNE on Sunday, August 23. Entry fee:Early bird registration fee is $30 to the first 500 people to register! Regular registration fee is $35 until July 31,late registration fee is $40, August 1 to 16 Entry fees (plus service fees) are per person. More info at the PNE website.
Mosaic Music Series
Nightly 7:00pm & 9:00pm, Chevrolet Performance Stage
A mosaic of local, cultural and iconic acts performing nightly on the Chevrolet Performance Stage at 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Featuring a new act each night, including; The Tourist Company, The Zolas, Lee Aaron, Headpins, Bif Naked, Five Alarm Funk, and more!
PNE Prize Home
British Columbia’s most affordable home lottery is back for its 81st anniversary. This year’s Prize Home is a spectacular 3080 square foot contemporary home inspired by the views from the lake view lot in beautiful Naramata, British Columbia where it will be relocated after the Fair. The PNE has selected Karoleena, the award-winning premium modular homebuilder based in Okanagan Falls, British Columbia, to design and build the beautiful, modern and technologically advanced 2015 Prize Home.
Nightly 6:30pm & 9:15pm, Celebration Plaza Beer Garden
Every night at the Plaza Beer Garden, the Dueling Pianos will play all of your favourite tunes in a fun, head-to-head ‘battle’ with great music. Raise your glass, sing along, and hit the dance floor at 6:30 pm and 9:15pm.
Daily 12:00pm, 2:30pm, & 4:30pm, Pacific Coliseum
The beloved Fair attraction and the World’s Most Popular Dogs are back and are loading up on star power for their brand new bling-filled, blockbuster show HOLLYWOOF! It’s a spectacular celebration of all things Hollywood, from movie music to story-telling magic, with colorful new costumes, exciting new events, and all the fun audiences have come to expect from the most popular dogs in the world!
Tooncity- Mermaid Tales- A Musical Journey Under the Ocean
Daily 12:30pm, 3:00pm & 5:30pm, ToonCity
Bring your kids or just your inner child to take a trip under the ocean and into the magical world of Mermaids! Swim with the jellyfish, snorkel through the kelp, and join the fun in this Mermaid musical celebration.
Safeway Farm Country
Daily, Livestock Barns
For a break from the hustle and bustle of the midway, stop by Safeway Farm Country and relax into a showcase of BC agriculture. With the largest variety of barn animals found in Vancouver and exciting demonstrations to be seen, there’s tons of barn fun for kids and the whole family!
Dates and Prices
2015 Fair Dates and Times
The 2015 Fair will run from August 22 until September 7, and will be closed on August 24 and 31
Open 11:00 am until late!
Fair Gate Pass
(14 – 64 years)
Fair Senior Gate Pass
(65 years+) $8.00
Fair Child Gate Pass
(13 years and under)
A maximum of five children aged 13 & under will be admitted free per one paying adult 21 years of age or older. Free
Fair Season Gate Pass
Online savings will go up to the gate price starting August 22, 2015 $42.50
After Dark Gate Pass
Available only at on-site ticket booths after 9pm daily $5
Summer Night Concerts
Optional Reserved Seating.
Nightly concerts are free with Fair Gate admission. Venue has capacity and may close. Starting at $20
The Broadway Musical, Peter Pan, Starring Cathy Rigby
Optional Reserved Seating
Musical is free with Fair Gate admission. Venue has capacity and may close. $20
Pinwheel Deals Coupon Book
Offering over $350 in Fair-wide savings!
Available only at on-site ticket booths $2
The Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition
13 years and under free. Available only at on-site venue ticket booth $3
Craft Beer Fest
Admission includes a 4oz-sampling cup and 2 drink tickets. Purchase online in advance and receive and additional drink ticket. $1.50 per additional beer token $10
PNE Donut Dash-5K Run
$30 rate valid for the first 500 people to register, after this rate will increase to $35 until July 31. Late registration from August 1-16 is $40 $30*
Tickets to The Broadway Musical, Peter Pan, starring Cathy Rigby go on sale May 23, 2015 at 10:00am
The Summer Nights Series go on sale on May 23, 2015 at 10:00am
All other tickets go on sale May 20, 2015
For more information about The Fair at the PNE visit: www.pne.ca.
About the PNE
Owned by the City of Vancouver, the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) is a healthy and vibrant non-profit charity organization dedicated to providing over 3 million visitors a year with first-class cultural, sporting and family entertainment events. Founded in 1910, the PNE operates from a 114-acre site at Hastings Park, a multi-facility venue in Vancouver where the organization operates four activity streams: an annual 15-day Fair, Playland Amusement Park, maintenance and care of the Hastings Park site and management of the site’s year-round facilities. These facilities are utilized to celebrate a variety of hockey, amateur sporting, music, community, social, cultural and commercial events throughout the year.
If you are a First Responder, then you will want to check out Heroes Opening Weekend at the PNE. Here are the details…
The Fair at the PNE is saluting the brave community members who put their lives on the line at this year’s Heroes’ Opening Weekend, on August 22 and 23. Current or retired Canadian ambulance workers, firefighters, military personnel, police, RCMP, coast guard, and search & rescue may show their valid first responder ID at the gates to receive free entry with 1 guest, to The Fair on Heroes’ Weekend. Fair goers can expect unique programming and displays on site to highlight the work of first responders all weekend long.
“Service members and first responders are true heroes, so we want to do what we can to honour these brave community members with The Heroes’ Opening Weekend and show our gratitude for their service,” said PNE President and CEO Mike McDaniel.
New to this year’s Fair, Canadian first responders plus a GUEST will receive free admission August 22 and 23.