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BC Cultural Crawl


Your Community
604.521.6288
www.bcculturalcrawl.com/

Aug 1, 2014 to Jul 31, 2015

The BC Cultural Crawl is a self-guided tour of community-initiated events: music, theatre and dance performances, visual arts, festivals, museum and heritage exhibitions, culinary arts, community art walks and more.

[Follow this link for more information and a complete list of all participating Communities & Events visit www.bcculturalcrawl.com

Richmond Days of Summer


Richmond BC
www.richmonddaysofsummer.ca

With 30 per cent more sunny days than most Metro Vancouver cities, Richmond is your best bet to enjoy fun in the sun all summer long. From June through August, more than two dozen festivals and special events make up the Richmond Days of Summer — and most of them are free. Arts, culture, sports, heritage, family-oriented festivals and more...there’s fun for everyone.

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival


Vanier Park Vancouver BC
Tickets: 604.739.0559 or 1.877.739.0559
www.bardonthebeach.org

Jun 11, 2014 to Sep 20, 2014

Bard on the Beach
The Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June through September in open-ended theatre tents against a backdrop of mountains, sea and sky.
Featuring A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Cymbeline, and Equivocation by Bill Cain
Calendar Schedule

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Robson Valley Music Festival


Dunster BC
www.rvmf.ca

Aug 15 to 17, 2014

Held in the heart of the pristine and remote Robson Valley, this new Festival had its inaugural presentation Aug.25th-26th, 2005. Now a 3-day family oriented music festival representing artists from all over Canada and the world in all genres from folk, blues, reggae, world rock, bluegrass and funk.

One of the most incredibly powerful presentations of live entertainment, in one of the most pristine environments in the west!

City of Coquitlam Events

3000 Guildford Way
Coquitlam BC V3B 7N2
604.927.3000
www.culturecoquitlam.ca

BC Highland Games
Saturday June 21, 2014
bchighlandgames.com
A traditional favourite with competitions in Piping, Drumming, Pipe Bands, and Scottish Heavy Events. Enjoy Scottish Country Dancing, entertainment, and vendors' area.

Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day
Tuesday July 1, 2014
coquitlam.ca/canadaday
Business in Vancouver magazine has named Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day one of the top 20 festivals and events in Metro Vancouver for the past 3 years.
Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day is geared to all ages and has activities to engage different audiences and interests. This year's event will include three stages of live entertainment, a family zone, a climbing wall, laser tag, a 'green village' and a spectacular fireworks show over Lafarge Lake.

Tree & Heritage Walks
rhcs.org
These popular tree tours highlight some of the more 1,900 trees on the Riverview Lands. View the walking tour schedule for June, July and August. Also, be sure check the Annual Treefest event on September 13.

Castlegar Sculpturewalk

276 Columbia Ave.
Castlegar BC V1N 1G4
250-354-9169

www.sculpturewalkcastlegar.com

Castlegar Sculpturewalk is an exhibit of original outdoor sculptures displayed on a walking tour in downtown Castlegar. Viewers are invited to vote for their favourite sculpture via ballot - the winner of The People's Choice Award is purchased for permanent display. All sculptures are available for sale or lease.

36th Annual Harrison Festival of the Arts


Harrison Hot Springs BC
604.796.3664
www.harrisonfestival.com

Jul 12 to 20, 2014

World Music & Art
Small Town Roots

Known world wide for its professional artistry and small town hospitality, the Festival is and will remain a beacon for growing acceptance of diversity and purpose fueled arts programming.
Featuring evening concerts, music on the beach, art market, art exhibit, children's day, and workshops.
Visit our website for more information and tickets.

Discovery Coast Music Festival


Bella Coola BC V0T 1C0
250.799.5618
www.bellacoolamusic.org

July 18 - 20, 2014

The 15th Annual Bella Coola Music Festival, featuring Canadian icons, 54-40, is all set for July 18-20! This family-friendly, multi-cultural event will once again showcase award-winning performers from across the country, as well as our own region. We’ll kick it off with a free concert at the Legion Friday evening! The main event begins at 12:00 noon on Saturday. Advance tickets--available only until July 13 at Williams Lake Sight & Sound, and our web site--are $20/day for adults, and $15/day for students & seniors. These save you $5 off the Gate price. NB: children 12 & under are FREE! Visit our web site for more details.

Dean Bareham photo by Lori Campbell

Circle Craft Summer Market

Jack Poole Plaza
Vancouver BC V6C 3C1

www.circlecraft.net

Jul 24 to 27, 2014

Circle Craft and the Craft Council of BC are pleased to announce their second annual Summer Craft Market! July 24-27th, join us at Jack Poole Plaza (next to the Olympic Cauldron). 88 artisans from throughout BC will be showcasing their handmade work — ranging from wood, glass, jewellery, leather, fine art, and ceramics. You will also find home decor and clever functional items you will not be able to live without. A great market for gifts or to treat yourself. Admission is FREE! We look forward to seeing you there!

Squamish WIND Festival


Squamish BC
604-815-4994

www.squamishwindfestival.com

Jul 25 to 27, Fri., 5-10pm; Sat., 10am-4pm; Sun., 1-6pm

A 3 day celebration in downtown Squamish and along the waterfront featuring wind and water sport plus music, art, culture, and exhibition. Friday kicks off with a free concert in the park with buskers, a beer garden and lots of food carts. There will be workshops, an art show and a kids craft zone. Saturday includes a farmers market, a Wind & Water expo plus paddle sport demos. The festival ends Sunday with a family kite fly and kiteboarding demos on the waterfront plus a BIG AIR competition on the spit with live music. Local arts group VISUALS Society is curating an art show in the Squamish Arts Council building all weekend featuring new works by local artists under the theme WIND & WATER.
Follow us on Instagram! @SquamishWind #SquamishWindFest

Hornby Island Festival Society


Hornby Island BC
250.335.2734
www.hornbyfestival.bc.ca

Jul 31, 2014 to Aug 9, 2014

Established in 1982, the Hornby Festival has grown into an acclaimed 10 day event. Enjoy classical, jazz, world beat and traditional genres of music, modern dance, childrens' programming, theatre and spoken word. The Hornby Festival celebrates the arts in mid - summer by presenting high calibre and innovative world class artists at our events.

Saltspring Studio Tour


Salt Spring Island BC

www.saltspringstudiotour.com/

This is your key to a magic island named Salt Spring where it seldom snows and the sun always shines (although sometimes in liquid form). Things grow unnaturally well on Salt Spring - trees and flowers and ideas and art. Especially art. This lush island is a crucible of human ingenuity. It’s a haven for painters and writers, sculptors and jewellers, not to mention potters, poets, woodworkers, cheese makers. dancers, singers, and a legion of cosmically creative people who defy labels. And here’s a bonus for visitors to get here from Vancouver Island you’ll have to pay for the ferry, but the ferry ride back from the island is free. Don’t be surprised if you decide not to take it. Yours to discover... 30 Working Studios. -Arthur Black

2014 Filberg Festival

61 Filberg Road
Comox Valley BC V9M 2S7
250.941.0727

www.filbergfestival.com

Aug 1 to 4, 2014

Since its beginnings 32 years ago, the principal objective of the Filberg Festival has been to encourage excellence in all forms of Arts & Crafts, and to assist in the promotion and sale of quality work. Today it is Canada's largest juried outdoor arts show.

Routes & Blues


Salmon Arm BC

www.routesandblues.ca

Routes & Blues

An innovative outreach program under the auspices of Roots and Blues that uses various local routes, activities, venues, and music to build an experiential melange of Shuswap exploration — hike, ride, eat, see, do, stay — all en route to a diverse selection of nightly musical acts.

Richmond Maritime Festival

Britinnia Heritage Shipyard, National historic Site
5180 Westwater Drive Richmond BC V7E 6P3
www.richmondmaritimefestival.ca

Aug 8 to 10, 2014

Celebrate Steveston’s waterfront heritage at spectacular Britannia Shipyards. All weekend, enjoy food, music, artists, storytellers, and meet all manner of unexpected characters. But whatever you do, don’t forget to visit the bounty of beautiful boats and ships moored at the 190-metre (600-ft) dock. Free and fun for all ages, the Richmond Maritime Festival is one of Metro Vancouver’s largest, don’t-miss summer events.

Gibsons Landing Art Stroll


Gibsons BC
604.886.0531
www.gibsonspublicartgallery.ca

Aug 8 to 10, 2014

Gibsons Public Art Gallery presents Art Stroll in the Landing August 8 - 10. Six art galleries, local shops and restaurants have Art Stroll specials, discounts & free draws. Park your car and stroll in the Landing.

New Westminster Cultural Crawl


New Westminster BC
www.newwestculturalcrawl.com/

Aug 9 to 10, 2014

The New West Cultural Crawl is a two-day visual arts and cultural festival that celebrates and presents New Westminster’s creative character and diversity. A cultural experience that exists throughout the city's neighbourhoods. Discover our historical heritage and the 'New' New West.

Texada Artists Studio Tour


Texada Island BC V0N 3K0
604-233-0171

www.texadaart.com

Aug 9 to 10, 2014

A diverse range of high quality artwork will be showcased on Texada Island this summer. Meet face to face with island artists and artisans in their unique creative spaces. Free attendace - just download the map (with GPS locators) from the website. Walk on the ferry from Powell River and (upon request) we'll pick you up. August 9-10, 10am-4pm.

Columbia Basin Cultural Tour

Throughout the Kootenay Rockies
Nelson BC
250.505.5505
1.877.505.7355
www.cbculturetour.com

Aug 9 to 10, 2014

Explore artists’ studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites through this free, self-guided tour within the Columbia Basin. Meet the artists, shop for fine art and craft, view demonstrations, special exhibitions, interpretive displays or chat with local historians during this day long cultural celebration!

The following communities are participating: Grand Forks, Christina Lake, Rossland, Trail, Salmo, Castlegar, Robson, Thrums, Beasley, Nelson, Harrop, Procter, Balfour, Crawford Bay, Slocan Park, Slocan Valley, Passmore, Winlaw, Slocan, New Denver, Nakusp, Kaslo Valemount, Golden, Invermere, Windermere, Fairmont Hot Springs, Elkford, Sparwood, Hosmer, Fernie, Kimberley, Creston

Visit www.cbculturetour.com to view the Columbia Basin Culture Tour details! http://cbculturetour.com/profiles.php

Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival

School of Music,
Madeira Park BC
604.989.3995
www.penderharbourmusic.ca

Aug 14 to 17, 2014

You are invited to join us in celebrating our 10th anniversary. We are excited to announce that Canadian composer, Kelly -Marie Murphy, has been commissioned to write a piece that will be premiered by the Lafayette String Quartet in our School of Music in Madeira Park.

Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival


Salmon Arm BC
Tix/Info:1.250.833.4096

www.rootsandblues.ca

Aug 15 to 17, 2014

22nd Annual Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival

Roots & Blues is known for presenting one of the most eclectic of musical line-ups in the country. A visual and sonic smorgasbord, the Festival features a Family Fun Zone and offers free admission to kids 12 and under. It’s a wonderful place to come together with family and friends.

21st Annual Arts Alive Festival!

#201 - 20559 Fraser Hwy.
Langley BC V3A 4G3.
604-539-0133

www.artsalivefestival.com

Aug 17, 2014

With over 200 visual and performing artists, our festival has become a signature event in the lower mainland. This free, family event features live musical performances, artists and artisans showcasing a myriad of mediums, live demonstrations, a children's venue and special performance surprises throughout the day!

Sun Peaks Resort

Sun Peaks Resort
45 minutes north of Kamloops Sun Peaks BC
1.877.235.3303
www.SunPeaksResort.com

INDULGE YOUR SENSES IN NATURE'S PLAYGROUND

Over 30 festivals and events, just outside Kamloops.
Sun Peaks’ three mountains circle the village in a unique 360 degree layout, making it extremely convenient to pop back into the village or your accommodation for a break, snack, or to meet up with friends and family.

Vancouver Fringe Festival


Vancouver BC
604.257.0350
www.vancouverfringe.com

Sep 4 to 14, 2014

Theatre for Everyone!

The Vancouver International Fringe Festival, produced annually by the First Vancouver Theatrespace Society, is BC’s largest theatre festival and North America’s most international Fringe Fest. The Vancouver International Fringe Festival was voted Vancouver’s Best Arts Festival for five years in a row by Georgia Straight readers.

Lake Country ArtWalk

Lake Country Community Complex
10241 Bottom Wood Lake Rd Lake Country BC
www.artwalk-lc.ca

Sep 6 to 7, 2014

Shoes: A Step Further
Lake Country ArtWalk, the largest of its kind in the BC interior, showcases original works of art and live performances created by visual and performing artists living in the Okanagan Valley. More than 300 artists of all media are exhibiting over 3000 original works of art. The event plays host to over 7000 visitors.

ArtWalk offers a unique display of original artworks from Artists, Fibre Artists, Photographers, Sculptors, Galleries and an exciting range of musical and theatre performances which entrich this arts festival.

Okanagan's Largest Art Show