Made with Love Food and Cocktail Festival on Bear street

Enjoy an outdoor food, cocktail and mocktail tasting event with live music, chef and barchef competition, and discover the local food scene and distilleries right on Bear Street in the town of Banff’s magical wonderland!

April 19-20

Made with Love Festival on Bear Street

Enjoy an outdoor food, cocktail and mocktail tasting event with live music, chef and barchef competition, and discover the local food scene and distilleries right on Bear Street in the town of Banff’s magical wonderland!

APRIL 19 and 20

Are you ready for the most delicious event of the year? Join us at the MADE WITH LOVE Food and Cocktail Festival on Bear Street, where you can sample mouthwatering food and drink combinations from 20 local vendors.

Friday Get your chance to vote for the best cocktail and food pairing, during the MADE WITH LOVE competition. 10 chefs and bartenders will present to you their creation, showcasing local spirits and ingredients.

Saturday Whether you prefer cocktails or mocktails, discovering spirits, or eating the best of local cuisine, we have something for everyone. Enjoy DJs, music and entertainment as you explore the flavors of the festival. This is an outdoor event that is open to all ages, so bring your family and friends along. Don’t miss this chance to taste the best of Banff and Lake Louise!

A panel of judges will get their chance to vote, and the team with the most votes from Friday and Saturday will win the MADE WITH LOVE trophy and a cash prize. So come and cheer for your favorite establishment!

Friday April 19

4PM to 10PM

Saturday April 20

1PM to 10PM

Valid for one day (Friday or Saturday)


Your ticket includes:
  • Bracelet (Right to purchase coupons on the chosen day)
  • Official tasting glass
  • 20$ worth of tasting coupons*

Valid for Friday (to vote at the competition) and Saturday (unlimited access)


Your ticket includes:

  • Official tasting glass
  • Tasting coupons for all food and drink pairings at Friday’s competition (80 coupons*)
  • Voting rights for your favorite competitor on Friday
  • Bracelet (Right to purchase coupons on both days)

* Extra tasting coupons can be purchased on site, with the bracelet. The number of coupons needed depends on the food and drinks served.

This is a family-friendly event, and all are welcome. Those of legal drinking age will be identified with a different stamp (ID required).

Obviously, no alcohol will be provided to minors.

Bracelets for children over 8 years old are needed. There will be food and nonalcoholic beverages available for them.

Access to the site is free, but tastings are only available with coupons. You need the bracelet (available to buy online or at the door) to buy tasting coupons.

The grounds are fully accessible.

Our event offers a variety of cocktails and food for attendees to sample, with each tasting priced in coupons. However, the number of coupons required for each tasting varies depending on the item.

Your 35$ ticket purchase gives you 20$ worth of tasting coupons. Your 95$ ticket gives you 80 coupons.

Note that additional tasting coupons will be available for purchase on site.

A DJ will be playing music throughout the event.

First aid services are available at the ticket tent.

No outside drinks or food are permitted; however, you can purchase food and drinks on-site.

In and out privileges are allowed with a valid hand stamp.

Paid parking is available throughout the Town of Banff, or free parking is available at the Train Station. However, we remind all attendees that the province of Alberta and Town of Banff enforce strict penalties against impaired driving and will have a heightened presence around the festival. We would encourage anyone looking to drink alcohol at the MADE WITH LOVE Food & Cocktail Festival to either utilize local ROAM transit to get to your final destination, or book an overnight stay at one of Banff’s many hotels. We are offering a package deal with the Banff Hospitality Collective that can be viewed and booked here.

Multiple credit and debit cards will be accepted, as well as cash.

Well-behaved and leashed pets are welcome.

Photos and films taken during  the event may be used for promotional purposes, without compensation to the ticket holder.

Entry fees and coupons are non-refundable.

Smoking and vaping of either tobacco or cannabis are not permitted on the event grounds nor in any public areas throughout the Town of Banff. The alleyway behind Bear Street is your nearest designated smoking area.

Fire pits and heaters will be set up throughout the grounds.

Portable toilets are available on-site.

Each cocktail vendor will have water available for rinsing your glass.

The event will proceed as planned, so please dress accordingly to the weather forecast.

Bear street

213 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1A1