PNE Concerts 2011 & Free Kids Admission

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011 — 9:50am PDT
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The PNE returns for its 101st year this summer with an exciting summer entertainment line-up and a big announcement for families.

The Summer Nights concert series will feature the following acts and performers at the WestJet concert stage:

West Coast Wheel'ersAugust 20 One More Girl
August 21 Miranda Cosgrove
August 22 Crystal Shawanda
August 23 Chris Isaak
August 24 Serena Ryder and The Beauties
August 25 En Karma & South Asian Arts
August 26 Air Supply
August 27 Kim Mitchell
August 28 Lea Salonga

SwingingAugust 29 Kenny Rogers
August 30 Donny Osmond
August 31 Elvis Night with Red Robinson
September 1 Cheap Trick Wilson Phillips
September 2 Daryl Hall & John Oates
September 3 Delhi 2 Dublin
September 4 Stereos
September 5 Andrew Allen & Hey Ocean!

New entertainment includes Evolution of Extreme snow-cross, TapTastic, and the Peking Acrobats. You can also enjoy classic fair attractions such as the Superdogs, 4H and pig races, Pop City (nightly fireworks), and Dal Richards with his orchestra.

Playland will be open (ride tickets purchased separately) with their new ride, the Atmosfear.

It was also announced this morning that throughout the run of the fair, August 20th until September 5th, children 12 13 and under will get in free*.

“This is British Columbia’s favourite family event, an annual tradition for generations of British Columbians and the high point of summer for our city,” says President and CEO Mike McDaniel (via Press Release I received this morning).

“Our decision to offer free admission to children 12 13 and under is the evolution of our decades-long, highly-successful School Ticket Program. We wanted visitors, particularly families to be able to visit the Fair on multiple occasions over the 17 days.”

Children’s entertainment includes Caillou, Toopy and Binoo, Max & Ruby, the Care Bears, Bobs & LoLo, Sid the Science Kid, Curious George and more.

*A maximum of 5 children will be allowed free admission for each paying adult that accompanies them on any day of the fair. With no tickets or coupons required, this is a big boost for families who want to have a day out exploring this local summertime staple.

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  1. I should really go to the PNE one day! Lived here 19 years and never have!

  2. Sounds great! So excited… I have 4 kids, helps alot ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. jim says:

    Are you kidding me Janine? GEt with it!

  4. Bob says:

    Is only the admission free? do we still have to pay for the rides? how much is the rides?

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