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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

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


Interior Design Show West

Vancouver Convention Centre West
1055 Canada Place Vancouver BC

Annual IDSwest continues to inspire attendees with the best in interior design from Vancouver, North America, and the world; often one in the same.

Join us in September as we celebrate design with over 300 exhibitors, world class features and design icons and celebrities. Explore the site for, not only an insiders look into Trends, Ideas and New Products but also a sneak peak of what you will experience at IDSwest, Vancouver Convention Centre

Trends. Ideas. New Products for Your Home.

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.

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

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.


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.

Sunshine Coast Art Crawl

Lund to Langdale
Sunshine Coast BC

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.

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!

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.

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.

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

Vancouver BC

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

Queer Arts Festival

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews Vancouver BC

Jul 24, 2013 to Aug 9, 2013

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.


Various theatres throughout Metro Vancouver
Vancouver BC

Feb 22, 2014 to Mar 9, 2014

The Chutzpah! Festival is a dynamic annual performing arts festival featuring exciting and eclectic music, dance and theatre artists from across Canada and around the world. Some of the 2014 Festival highlights are Bodytraffic Dance Company performing works by Hofesh Shechter, Richard Siegal and Barak Marshall, a return of the incomparable Yemen Blues and great comedy with Judy Gold in 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother and Brad Zimmerman in My Son the Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy! Check web site for 2014 line up.

Grand Prix of Art

Steveston BC

Sep 21 to 29, 2013

Phoenix Art Workshop is once again proud to announce our sponsorship of Steveston’s 4th Annual Grand Prix of Art.
The 2013 event is shaping up to be bigger and better with even more participating artists, partners, volunteers and community involvement.

In September Artists are asked to arrive at Britannia Heritage Shipyards and sign in at the Phoenix Art Tent by 9:00 am. By 9:30 all artists will be assigned one of many stunning location in and around the picturesque Village of Steveston. Artists can begin painting immediately following the Gulf of Georgia whistle at 10:00 am and are not permitted to paint after the 1pm whistle sounds marking the end of the race.

Firehall Arts Centre

280 East Cordova Street
Vancouver(Chinatown) V6A 1L3

Mar 18 to 29, 2014

Chelsea Hotel is returning home to the Firehall for its encore! Leonard Cohen's powerful and inspirational music is the heartbeat of this smash hit show, with six performers playing seventeen different instruments in a rollicking tribute to the remarkable writer. Through Cohen's transcendent songs and the honesty of his lyrics, you will be transfixed by this eclectic cabaret of loves won and lost. RSVP to by March 11.

Surrey Children's Festival

Surrey Arts Centre & Bear Creek Park
Surrey BC
For Tickets: 604-501-5566 (site entrance is free)
Information: 604-501-5598

May 22 to 24, 2014

Surrey International Children’s Festival, a world of artistic experiences for children to explore. Our goal is to focus on the incredible diversity our community and of the performing & visual arts and to represent this diversity in programming on stage and throughout the site.

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!

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