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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

Richmond Days of Summer

Richmond BC

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

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


City of Coquitlam Events

3000 Guildford Way
Coquitlam BC V3B 7N2

BC Highland Games
Saturday June 21, 2014
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
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
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.

36th Annual Harrison Festival of the Arts

Harrison Hot Springs BC

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.

Circle Craft Summer Market

Jack Poole Plaza
Vancouver BC V6C 3C1

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

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

Richmond Maritime Festival

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

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

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

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

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.

Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival

School of Music,
Madeira Park BC

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.

21st Annual Arts Alive Festival!

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

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!

Vancouver Fringe Festival

Vancouver BC

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.


4068 Browning Road
Sechelt BC V0N 3A1

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.

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

5251 Oak Street
Vancouver BC V6M 4H1

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

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.

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

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!

Vancouver Maritime Museum

South end of Burrard Bridge
1905 Ogden Avenue in Vanier Park Vancouver BC

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

Pender Harbour Music Society

Madeira Park BC

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

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

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.

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.

17th Annual Pender Harbour Jazz Festival

Madeira Park BC V0N 2H0

Sep 20 to 22, 2013

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!