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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

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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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

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.

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

601 Smithe Street
Vancouver BC V6B 5G1
604.876.3434
604.684.9100
Fax 604.684.9264
www.vancouversymphony.ca

Experience an unparalleled lineup of guest stars

Call 604.876.3434 now to order your FREE Season Brochure!

Click here to visit the Vancouver Symphony Ochestra Calendar

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.

SECHELT ARTS FESTIVAL

4068 Browning Road
Sechelt BC V0N 3A1
604-885-0606
www.secheltartsfestival.com

Oct 16 to 26, 2014

At various Sechelt Venues

The Sunshine Coast's Leading Edge Visual and Performing Arts Festival features over 100 artists, ten days of concerts, premiere stage performances, workshops, heritage exhibit and a cross-cultural art exhibition.

Sunshine Coast Art Crawl

Lund to Langdale
Sunshine Coast BC
www.sunshinecoastartcrawl.com

Oct 18 to 20, 2013

The Art Crawl offers Crawlers access to participating galleries and art studios along the entire Sunshine Coast Highway from Langdale to Lund. Crawlers are invited to join friends and take a scenic drive along the Sunshine Coast, stopping at the wonderful community hubs and studio events throughout the weekend. Meet at the community hubs located in Gibsons, Roberts Creek, Sechelt, Madeira Park and Powell River to experience local entertainment and an opportunity to get started on the trivia challenge for a chance to win great prizes.

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.

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

Squamish Art Crawl


Squamish BC

www.squamishart.com

Year-round

The Squamish ArtCrawl showcases Squamish as an arts and cultural destination year round with artist studios and businesses/galleries featuring local artists. The studios are open by appointment and the businesses/galleries are open regular business hours. Original pieces of art are available for purchase. Pick up a brochure at the Squamish Native Art Store downtown, the Squamish Adventure Centre VISUALS display or any participating venue.

17th Annual Pender Harbour Jazz Festival


Madeira Park BC V0N 2H0
604.741.5272
www.phjazz.ca

Sep 20 to 22, 2013

JAZZ?!
We’ve got it! Funk, Swing, Big Band, 20’s 30’s &40;’s classics, Modern, Hot Latin, Be-Bop, Be-Not, Gypsy, Straight Ahead, Boogie Woogie and more…all at tiny intimate venues around Pender Harbour, smack dab on the ocean. 19 performances at 8 venues, over three days, September 20, 21 & 22, 2013. Only 3 ticketed events, all accessible by water. Great accoms, great food, great atmosphere, and fabulous music!

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.

Annual Nanaimo Professional Craft Fair

2300 Bowen Rd., Beban Park Centre
Nanaimo BC
250-390-2172
www.nanaimoprofessionalcraftfair.com

Annual Nanaimo Professional Craft Fair Featuring a wide variety of expertly-crafted items by some of BC's finest artisans, don't miss this special opportunity to do your Christmas shopping early! With hourly door prizes and a GRAND PRIZE...don't miss it!
November 7th, 8th and 9th, 2014
Hours: Fri. 12-8, Sat.10-5, Sun. 10-4

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

5251 Oak Street
Vancouver BC V6M 4H1
604.739.3431

www.vcbf.ca

Apr 3 to 28, 2014

Apr 3 to 28, 2014: Vancouver’s signature springtime event, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is a month-long celebration of the cherry tree through unique cultural programming including the performing and visual arts, literary, film screenings, design installations, exhibitions, culinary and creative cultural arts. Check out the Community Events Page for fun and engaging community building events, including Cherry Jam Downtown, Sakura Days Japan Fair, Sakura Illumination, Blossom Bollywood Dance, Plein Air Blossom Painting, Tree Talks & Walks, BC Blossom Photo Watch, Haiku Invitational, Bike the Blossoms and more!

Doors Open Richmond


Richmond BC

www.richmond.ca/doorsopen

Jun 7 to 8, 2014

Take in a diverse mix of arts, culture and heritage at the 7th annual Doors Open festival. Up to 50 sites in Richmond will be free for the public. Get a sneak peek into the world of artists, museums, aboriginal groups, religious institutions, parks and other public and private arts, culture and heritage sites. Enjoy interpretative and intercultural performances, story-telling, demonstrations and tours at this one-of-a-kind event.

Harmony Arts Festival


West Vancouver BC
604.925.7268
www.harmonyarts.ca

A lively ten-day celebration of community and art that showcases the finest creative and visual arts talent from the North Shore. The Harmony Arts Festival takes place at various waterfront venues in West Vancouver and include music, craft market, studio tours, hands-on art experiences, art lectures and more!

Vancouver Maritime Museum

South end of Burrard Bridge
1905 Ogden Avenue in Vanier Park Vancouver BC
604.257.8300
www.vancouvermaritimemuseum.com

Open 10-5 daily. Closed Mondays from Labour Day to Victoria Day weekends.

Travel in time to 1944 on board St Roch, Canada's Arctic icon.
Explore the world of shipwrecks, explorers and pirates.
Great for children and adults

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.

Pender Harbour Music Society


Madeira Park BC

www.penderharbourmusic.ca

The Pender Harbour Music Society offers a Winter Concert series featuring everything from classical and jazz to folk and roots music running from October to May each year. Come and join us for an intimate concert experience in our 100 seat venue this season. Just a short ferry ride and drive from downtown Vancouver.
Why not make a weekend of it on the beautiful Sunshine Coast?

Vancouver Writers Fest

202-1398 Cartwright St
Vancouver (Granville Island) BC V6H 3R8
604.681.6330
www.writersfest.bc.ca

Presenting a world of words on Granville Island!
OCTOBER 22 - 27

The Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival presents acclaimed Canadian and international writers for six days of events for readers–discussions, interviews and performances, in intimate venues on Granville Island, and special events throughout the year.

Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge

3445 Cornett Road
Vancouver BC V5M 2H3
604-736-7028
604-678-5889
www.opusartsupplies.com/community/community-news/opus-outdoor-painting-challenge-2013

May 10, 2013 to Dec 31, 1969

Whether you're a seasoned painting pro, a beginning artist, or a creative individual looking for a new challenge, join us at Opus for a fun day with your fellow artists. May10, 2014

Each Opus store will be awarding prizes to three works, chosen on site by an impartial jury. The top prize in each location is a $500 Opus Gift Card, with 2nd and 3rd prizes being $250 and $100 Gift Cards, respectively.

Pre-register at your local Opus, either in store or by phone. Registration will be accepted up until the challenge begins.

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival


Vancouver BC
604.605.8284

www.pushfestival.ca

Jan 14, 2014 to Feb 2, 2014

The 2014 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is celebrating its 10th Anniversary! The 10th Anniversary Festival takes place January 14 - February 2, 2014 in venues in and around Vancouver. We can't wait to usher in another Festival and celebrate the milestone with amazing local, national and international performances that will delight, challenge, inspire and entertain. This year’s Festival includes works by artists and companies from Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, Lebanon, Portugal, and the United States. PuSh Passes and individual tickets on sale now at pushfestival.ca.

Annual Maple Sugar Festival du Sucre d' Erable

Unit 30 - 1925 Bowen Rd
Nanaimo BC V9S 1H1
250.729.2776
www.francophonenanaimo.org

Demonstrate your joie de vivre, at the Maple Sugar Festival du Sucre d'…rable at Beban Park Auditorium as L’Association des francophones de Nanaimo presents its annual three-day extravaganza, celebrating French Canadian culture, music, foods, and traditions. Delightful toffy on snow. How sweet it is!

Held Annually every February

Vernon Winter Carnival

3401 35th Avenue
Vernon BC V1T 2T5
1.866.290.2196

www.vernonwintercarnival.com

The Annual Vernon Winter Carnival is scheduled for February 1-10, 2014. Ten action packed days with something for the whole family. The information for the 2014 Vernon Winter Carnival is available on our website.