Bookmark and Share

Click here for community maps in the Vancouver Coast & Mountains region:

Festival & Events

Define your search further by region:

Define your search further by city:


Showing 1 to 25 of 38 Listings

BC Cultural Crawl


Your Community
604.521.7887
www.BCCulturalCrawl.com

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.

City of Coquitlam Events

3000 Guildford Way
Coquitlam BC V3B 7N2
604.927.3000
www.coquitlam.ca/arts

Teddy Bear Picnic & Grande Parade
Saturday & Sunday, June 11 & 12, 2016
Fun for all young children featuring a children's concert and storytelling, puppet shows, rovers, gymnastics. Bring your teddy bears to watch the parade.

BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival
Saturday June 18, 2016
Grab your tartans and get your tickets early for the 85th BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival. A traditional favourite with competitions in bagpiping, drumming, highland dancing and Scottish heavy events.

Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day
Thursday, July 1, 2016
Celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday with Coquitlam! Join us for a fun-filled day of festival favourites including entertainment, food, cultural village, artisans and a spectacular fireworks display. This event is geared to all ages and has activities to engage different audiences and interests.

Kaleidoscope: Celebrating 125 Years of Art & Culture
Saturday & Sunday, July 23 & 24, 2016
Immerse yourself in the Kaleidoscope Festival, featuring art, food, music and other entertainment, an artisan fair, interactive activities and so much more. Expect surprises around every turn!

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival


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

Jun 3, 2016 to Sep 24, 2016

Bard on the Beach
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 The Merry Wives of Windsor, Romeo and Juliet, Othello and Pericles.


Calendar Schedule

Youtube

Doors Open Richmond


Richmond BC

www.richmond.ca/doorsopen

Jun 4 to 5, 2016

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.

71st Annual Steveston Salmon Festival

4111 Moncton Street
Richmond BC V7E 3A8
604-238-8094
www.stevestonsalmonfest.ca

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
www.richmond.ca/shipstoshore

Jul 1 to 2, 2016

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

Theatre Under the Stars

610 Pipeline Road, Malkin Bowl
Vancouver BC V6G 1Z4
Tickets:1.877.840.0457
www.tuts.ca

Jul 6, 2016 to Aug 20, 2016

Prepare to fall in love this summer with two smash-hit Broadway musicals! Theatre Under the Stars presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast & West Side Story, running July 6 - August 20, 2016 (performances alternate evenings) at Stanley Park's picturesque Malkin Bowl. A beloved Vancouver tradition since 1940, TUTS' beauty of a season brims with romance, enchantment, and swoon-worthy summer fun for the entire family.

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

Harrison Festival Of the Arts

98 Rockwell Drive
Harrison Hot Springs BC V0M 1K0
604.796.3664
www.harrisonfestival.com

July 9th to 17th, 2016

For 38 years the Harrison Festival of the Arts has presented the best in Canadian and International performing and visual arts in a setting free of large crowds, long lineups and high ticket prices. The Festival is an event the whole family can enjoy featuring music from all corners of the globe, as well as visual and literary arts, theatre, a large waterfront art market, workshops and a special day for children."

Vancouver Summer Market

999 Canada Place
Jack Poole Plaza Vancouver BC V6C 3C1
www.craftcouncilbc.ca

Jul 21 to 24, 2016

The Craft Council of BC are pleased to announce their fourth annual summer craft market July 21-24th, join us at Jack Poole Plaza (next to the Olympic Cauldron). Over 60 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!

Harmony Arts Festival


West Vancouver BC
604.925.7268
www.harmonyarts.ca

July 29 to August 7, 2016

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 includes music, culinary events, an art market, public art installations, hands-on art experiences and more!

23rd Annual Arts Alive Festival

ON FRASER HIGHWAY
between 204th & 206th Street Langley BC
604-539-0133

www.artsalivefestival.com

Aug 20, 2016

With over 200 visual and performing artists, this “must attend 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!

Culture Days


Your Community BC
www.BC.Culturedays.ca

Sep 30, 2016 to Oct 2, 2016

What is Culture Days?
Culture Days is a free, interactive celebration of arts and culture from coast to coast. This fall, Canadians everywhere will participate in thousands of free events that bring creators and the public together to celebrate the creative vitality of our communities.

Culture Days

Throughout Richmond
Richmond BC V6Y 2C1
604-247-4912
www.CultureDays.ca

Sep 30, 2016 to Oct 1, 2016

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.

Richmond World Festival

7560 Minoru Gate
Minoru Park Richmond BC
www.richmondworldfestival.com

Setpember 3, 2016

The City of Richmond is inviting the world to the party with its largest multicultural festival. The Richmond World Festival, presented by Coast Capital Savings, celebrates the City's significant cultural diversity found throughout the local community. This free event features a four stages with a diverse line-up of international and local performers, the eclectic work of local artisans, a sports zone, a culinary stage, and over 40 food trucks in the FEASTival of Flavour. The night will culminate with a major headline artist closing out the show.

Saturday, September 3, 2016, 11:00am - 10:00pm

Richmond Maritime & Wooden Boat Festival

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

Celebrate Steveston's waterfront heritage at spectacular Britannia Shipyards. Experience live music, artists, storytellers, food trucks, and maritime characters. But whatever you do, don't forget to visit the bounty of beautiful boats and ships moored at the 190 metre dock. The Richmond Maritime Festival is produced by the City of Richmond, presented by Port Metro Vancouver, and is one of region's largest, don't-miss summer events. Admission is free.

Saturday, Aug 6 from 11am-8pm

Sunday, Aug 7 from 11am-5pm

Vancouver Fringe Festival


Vancouver BC
604.257.0350
www.vancouverfringe.com

Sep 8 to 18, 2016

Theatre for Everyone!

The Vancouver Fringe Festival is BC’s largest theatre festival, welcoming over 90 diverse artists from Vancouver and around the world! 11 days of theatre, music, sunshine and comradery, The Vancouver Fringe Festival has been voted Vancouver’s Best Arts Festival for six years in a row by Georgia Straight readers!

Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival

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

Aug 18 to 21, 2016

"Join us for our twelfth season of chamber music in a beautiful seaside setting. Enjoy performances by Mark Fewer, Simon Fryer, the harp-cello duo COULOIR, and other superb musicians. 5 ticketed concerts and one free event over 4 days for a wonderful summer experience."

Concert Schedule: http://penderharbourmusic.ca/concert-series/2015-2016-musicians

New Westminster Cultural Crawl


New Westminster BC
www.newwestculturalcrawl.com/

Aug 13 to 14, 2016

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.

SECHELT ARTS FESTIVAL

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

Oct 13 to 23, 2016

The Sunshine Coast’s leading edge arts festival presents "The Art of Water,” featuring over 100 artists and ten days of performance art, visual art, engagement art and heritage exhibits.

International Artists Day

1459 Johnston Rd
White Rock BC V4B 3Z4

www.internationalartistday.com

October 25, 2016

Yearly , on Picasso’s birthday, was chosen by artist/founder Chris MacClure as a day to honor artists and their indisputable contribution to society. Overwhelming support and celebration by artists, galleries, museums, cities and even countries is a testimony to the high esteem artists, of all genres, are held.

The month of October, White Rock B.C. has offered a pop-up gallery for IAD to showcase and celebrate regional, local and international artists. There are many venues slated for the month including a month long anonymous 12” x 12” original show by artists from around the province.

Circle Craft Christmas Market

Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Place Vancouver BC
www.craftcouncilbc.ca

Nov 9 to 13, 2016

The Craft Council of BC are pleased to announce their fourth annual summer craft market July 21-24th, join us at Jack Poole Plaza (next to the Olympic Cauldron). Over 60 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!

Children's Arts Festival

Richmond Cultural Centre
7700 Minoru Gate Richmond BC
www.Childrensartsfestival.ca

Feb 13, 2017

Richmond’s annual Family Day 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.

Festival du Bois

Mackin Park in Maillardville
Coquitlam BC
www.festivaldubois.ca

Mar 4 to 6, 2016

A hot time at a cool winter festival!

The largest francophone festival on Canada's West Coast returns for another exciting and flavourful weekend!

From March 4 to 6, 2016, the Festival du Bois honours French Canadian traditions and culture through traditional music, authentic food, various arts and entertaining activities.

The 27th edition of the Festival du Bois is an affordable, family-friendly event, where you can learn more about BC French Canadian roots, participate in fun activities, indulge your taste buds with delicious cuisine and enjoy some world-class music.

For more information visit www.festivaldubois.ca.

Queer Arts Festival

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews Vancouver BC
www.queerartsfestival.com

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.

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