Vancouver Events - Events guide
January – March
PuSH International Performing Arts Festival
An exciting theatre, music and dance event that showcases Canada’s best genre-bending works.
Dine Out Vancouver Festival
Canada’s biggest restaurant festival, enjoy unlimited ways to enjoy the flavours of Vancouver.
Chinese New Year
Vancouver has one of the largest China Towns in North America, truly great celebration with traditional painting, martial arts and storytelling.
International Wine Festival
The week-long event features dozens of seminars including food parings, but most importantly… tasting.
April – June
Cherry Blossom Festival
This festival is all about lifting sprits, inspired by the age-old Sakura festivals of Japan the event celebrates life.
Vancouver International Children’s Festival
A great family event, the festival is packed with music, theatre, dance, storytelling, and puppetry.
Dragon Boat Festival
Recognised as North America’s biggest and best, Vancouver’s Dragon Boat Festival attracts about 180 dragon boat teams from around the world.
TD Canada Trust Vancouver International Jazz Festival
1,800 global musicians head to Vancouver for this toe-tapping 10 day event.
July – September
Vancouver Folk Music Festival
Located at Jericho Beach Park this outdoor music festival will have you dancing the night away.
Theatre Under the Stars
July – August
Held at the Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park, Vancouver’s natural beauty sets the stage for show-stopping musical theatre.
Vancouver Fashion Week
This is an annual event where designers, buyers and the media connect to highlight Vancouver’s local talent.
Vancouver Fringe Festival
80 international theatre groups give 600 alternative performances for over 30,000 quests over 11 days.
October – December
Vancouver Christmas Markets
November – December
The market features more than 45 wooden booths selling traditional German products, rows of decorated Christmas trees and children’s carousel.
VanDusen Botanical Garden Festival of Lights
Displays of over a million colourful lights are strewn throughout the garden creating an awesome spectacle.
Bright Nights in Stanley Park
December – January
Explore Stanley Park on a miniature train as it winds its way though enchanting, animated displays of holiday sounds.