The Cup returns to Vancouver on Saturday, July 23, 2022

The Cup returns to Vancouver on
Saturday, July 23, 2022

Come get fancy at Vancouver’s most stylish event, returning to
Hastings Racecourse this summer

The Cup (formerly known as The Deighton Cup) will return to Hastings Racecourse on Saturday, July 23, 2022 with pre-sale tickets now available online. After a two-year hiatus, the city’s most fashionable event of the summer is set to attract both local and international guests for a day filled with the finest fascinators and silk bow ties, live music, local art, the best food and craft cocktails, as well as some rousing derby action.

Known for pushing the fashion envelope with its Style Stakes competition, this year The Cup has partnered with Orbiiit to crown the festival’s best-dressed with the biggest prize yet. The Style Stakes winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize and the honour of becoming a judge at next year’s event. The competition is also sponsored by local fine fashion brands Surmesur, Capelleria Bertacchi and Mine & Yours Luxury Resale. All attendees will have the opportunity to capture their look at the Style Stakes Portrait Studio and enter to win the grand prize.

The Cup has a variety of tickets available for the event for both individuals starting at $55 and groups starting at $750. Tickets include the Festival Pass valid for one person, a Grandstand Private Box for up to four people, a Grandstand Suite for up to 30 people, a Trackside VIP Booth for up to 10 people and new this year, the Trackside VIP Chalet for up to 30 people. All passes include access to the grounds to watch eight adrenaline-pumping horse races to enjoy and bet on, the opportunity to enter into the Style Stakes competition to win the grand prize of $10,000, the chance to catch performances from top Canadian artists on the Botanist Live Stage and a guaranteed fun-filled afternoon. Full ticket details and pricing can be found online here.

The annual event will take over the entire race track at Hastings Racecourse this year. With the additional space, Trackside VIP Chalets will be available offering the ultimate hosted experience for fans who love front and centre action. The Chalets will be catered with a custom, curated menu by Vancouver’s Cocktails & Canapés and offer the perfect opportunity for companies looking to celebrate their staff this season. The Cup’s notoriously popular Trackside VIP booths, which consistently sell out each year, will be catered by Blank Canvas Catering and hospitality industry powerhouse Joseph Richard Group.

“We are so excited to be bringing back The Cup this summer,” says event organizer, Dax Droski of Parade Agency. “Seeing the city come back to life and celebrate in grand style has inspired us to deliver the best day at the races yet. Show off your personal style and have fun with it. Of course, the food, champagne and thundering horses are always the perfect backdrop.”

The Cup will also host special pop-ups to suit the occasion including a mid-century modern Cigar Lounge pouring Alfred Giraud Whisky, and a Mint Julep Experience that will feature four different bourbons with drinks crafted by four local restaurants led by The Cup Cocktail Director Alex Black. Guests will also enjoy the new Rosé Garden serving VieVité Rosé and featuring food from Salty’s Lobster Shack, Arc Iberico, Kaviari and Risotto Party Pop-Up, a new concept by Chef Alessandro Vianello premiering at the event.

Local event organizers and creatives Dax Droski of Parade Agency and Tyson Villeneuve and Jordan Kallman of The Social Concierge are responsible for bringing The Cup back for its 12th edition this summer. The Cup will take place at the Hastings Racecourse, 188 North Renfrew Street, Vancouver from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 23. To sign up for pre-sale tickets now and subscribe to The Cup’s newsletter to be the first to get the latest news, visit

About The Cup: The most stylish event of the summer returns for its 12th year on Saturday, July 23, 2022 for another edition of rousing derby action at Hastings Racetrack. The day-long event will be bigger and better than ever before, with one giant marquee and concourse playing host to over 10,000 derby revelers. The Cup will be the must-attend event of the season showcasing the finest fashion, music, art, food, beverages and so much more.

About The Social Concierge: The Social Concierge is a creative event design agency that specializes in generating unrivaled anticipation, moments of happiness and lifelong memories. They set the stage for both grand tales and personal highlights to emerge through their premium, accessible and immersive cultural experiences.

About Parade Agency: Parade Agency specializes in experiential events, brand activations and developing creative concepts. Their bread and butter is their power to collaborate with the best creatives in the game, and utilize their unique skill sets to provide clients with fresh perspectives and solid concepts while managing all elements to ensure a memorable and aligned brand experience.

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