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Circle Craft Summer Market

Jack Poole Plaza
Vancouver BC V6C 3C1

Jul 23 to 26, 2015

Circle Craft and the Craft Council of BC are pleased to announce their third annual Summer Craft Market! July 23-26th, 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!

BC Cultural Crawl

Your Community

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

New Westminster Cultural Crawl

New Westminster BC

Aug 8 to 9, 2015

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.

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

Vanier Park Vancouver BC
Tickets: 604.739.0559 or 1.877.739.0559

Apr 11, 2015 to Sep 26, 2015

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 Comedy of Errors, King Lear, Love’s Labour’s Lost and Shakespeare’s Rebel by C.C. Humphreys.
Calendar Schedule


PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

Vancouver BC

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is Vancouver's annual mid-winter festival presenting acclaimed local, national and international artists. The PuSh Festival presents groundbreaking work in the live performing arts with theatre, dance, music, and various forms of multimedia and hybrid performance from around the world. The PuSh Festival features almost 200 performances and events over 20 days, including Main Stage and Club PuSh shows, networking events at the PuSh Assembly, the free PuSh Film series, dinner/theatre experiences with Dine Out Vancouver, and many artist talks and other ancillary events.

City of Coquitlam Events

3000 Guildford Way
Coquitlam BC V3B 7N2

Light the Hall
Saturday November 21, 2015
Join us in this fun-filled, free family event as we light up City Hall to kick off the festive season. Enjoy choral performances, kids crafts, face painting and more! Have a free photo taken with Santa or get into our giant snow globe for some great pictures. It's fun for the entire family.

Brighten Up!
A Seasonal Celebration of Arts & Heritage Various dates, please visit

Place des Arts for more information.
Gather up family and friends and brighten up those dark days of winter. Enjoy exciting events, performances and workshops that together comprise Brighten Up! Activities take place at Place des Arts and Mackin House, and a few excursions into the local Maillardville community with public lantern-making workshops.

Coquitlam 125 — Join us, and tell your story!
January— December 2016

In 2016, Coquitlam turns 125! Look forward to year-long celebrations that honour our rich history and set the stage for a dynamic future. There is so much to celebrate–125 block parties, an arts and culture festival, a heritage picnic, sports events and more. You won’t want to miss it!

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

601 Smithe Street
Vancouver BC V6B 5G1
Fax 604.684.9264

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


4068 Browning Road
Sechelt BC V0N 3A1

Oct 15 to 25, 2015

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.

Queer Arts Festival

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews Vancouver BC

The annual Queer Arts Festival in Vancouver is Canada’s premier multidisciplinary professional arts festival celebrating queer arts and artists. QAF features a curated visual art exhibition and three dynamic weeks of cutting-edge performances and inspiring workshops from all artistic disciplines, including music, dance, theatre, literature, visual and media arts.

Children's Arts Festival

Richmond Cultural Centre
7700 Minoru Gate Richmond BC

Feb 9, 2015

Richmond’s annual festival of creativity for kids features interactive workshops and activities led by professional artists. Pre-register for one of dozens of Creativity Classes or drop in to take in staged performances and hands-on Imagination Stations.

Doors Open Richmond

Richmond BC

Jun 5 to 7, 2015

Enjoy a diverse mix of arts, culture and heritage at the Doors Open festival held annually on the first full weekend in June. Up to 50 sites in Richmond provide free access to 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. Free.

Squamish Art Crawl

Squamish BC


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.

71st Annual Steveston Salmon Festival

4111 Moncton Street
Richmond BC V7E 3A8

Jul 1, 2016

"Canada’s biggest little birthday party since 1945”, Steveston Salmon Festival celebrates this historic fishing village in Richmond July 1 annually. The Festival opens with a parade, followed by a day of entertainment, cultural exhibits, marketplace, carnival and salmon grilled over open fire pits!

Ships to Shore Steveston

Richmond BC

Jun 29, 2015 to Jul 1, 2015

History, adventure and fun will sail into Richmond for Ships to Shore Steveston. Relive the days when Richmond was a major port-of-call for sailing ship fleets. Board tall ships and search for treasure as historic Steveston Village comes alive with free events and activities for the whole family. It’s also Canada Day long weekend, so don’t forget to check out the Steveston Salmon Festival – Canada's biggest little birthday party. Free.

Photo credit: Jennifer Strang

Richmond Maritime Festival

Britinnia Shipyards National historic Site
5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond BC V7E 6P3

Celebrate Steveston’s waterfront heritage at spectacular Britannia Shipyards. All weekend long, 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. The Richmond Maritime Festival is one of Metro Vancouver’s largest, don’t-miss summer events. Free.

Saturday, Aug 8 from 11am-8pm

Sunday, Aug 9 from 11am-5pm

Culture Days

Throughout Richmond
Richmond BC V6Y 2C1

Sep 25 to 27, 2015

Richmond offers more free, interactive cultural activities over the national Culture Days weekend than any other place in BC. Express your love of culture by participating in one of dozens of activities offered by local artists, designers, crafters, writers and other creative people. Explore Richmond’s heritage sites, learn a new dance move, sing along with a choir, compose a story and meet local artists in their studios. Free.

Sunshine Coast Art Crawl

Lund to Langdale
Sunshine Coast BC

Oct 16 to 18, 2015

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.

Vancouver Writers Fest

202-1398 Cartwright St
Vancouver (Granville Island) BC V6H 3R8

Oct 20 to 25, 2015

The Vancouver Writers Fest brings readers and writers together to reimagine our lives and our world, through story and vibrant dialogue. OCTOBER 20 - 25, 2015

Vancouver Fringe Festival

Vancouver BC

Sep 10 to 20, 2015

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.

Theatre Under the Stars

610 Pipeline Road, Malkin Bowl
Vancouver BC V6G 1Z4

Jul 10, 2015 to Aug 22, 2015

Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) celebrates 75 years of song-and-dance filled summer nights with Oliver! and Hairspray, running July 10 — August 22, 2015 (performances alternate evenings) at Stanley Park’s picturesque Malkin Bowl.

A beloved Vancouver tradition since 1940, Theatre Under the Stars’ 2015 season brims with theatrical thrills and glorious summer fun, presenting two unforgettable stories of loveable underdogs and outsiders who find themselves at the centre of big happenings!

Tickets from $20-$45 at or 1-877-840-0457. Info:


Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival

School of Music,
Madeira Park BC

Aug 13 to 16, 2015

" We are pleased to be launching our second decade with the Gryphon Trio and James Campbell headlining our largest yet roster of outstanding musicians. Please join us in experiencing the finest Chamber Music in our idyllic harbour setting."

Texada Artists Studio Tour

Texada Island BC V0N 3K0

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.

Harmony Arts Festival

West Vancouver BC

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!

Squamish WIND Festival

Squamish BC

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.
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