GREATER VANCOUVER FESTIVALS AND EVENTS 2015

JULY

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Burnaby Outdoor Movies
July - August TBA

Location: Various Venues, Burnaby





Caribbean Days

July - TBA

Location: Waterfront Park N. Vancouver


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Dancing On The Edge
July 2 - 11

Location: Downtown, Various Venues

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Edmonds City Fair & Car Show

July - TBA

Location: Edmonds Street, Burnaby




Giro de Burnaby
July 16

Location: Hastings Street, Burnaby

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Global Relay, Gastown Grand Prix
July - TBA

Location: Gastown, Vancouver

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Honda Celebration Of Light
July 25, July 29, August 1

Location: English Bay, Vancouver

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Khatsahlano Street Party
July - TBA

Location: West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

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Mission Folk Music Festival
July 24 - 26

Location: Mission, Fraser Valley


Tickets TBA

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Pemberton Music Festival
July - TBA

Location: Pemberton


Summer Sunday Concerts in Port Moody
July - August TBA

Location: Rocky Point Park, Port Moody

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Steveston Salmon Festival
July 1

Location: Steveston Village


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Surrey Fusion Festival
July - TBA

Location: Surrey

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Tour de Delta
July - TBA

Location: Delta

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Tour de White Rock
July 17 - 18

Location: White Rock

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UBC Grand Prix
July - TBA

Location: UBC, Vancouver

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Tickets TBA

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Vancouver Folk Music Festival
July 17 - 19

Location: Jericho Beach Park


Vancouver Outdoor Movies
July - August TBA

Location: Various Venues, Downtown

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Tickets TBA

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Wanderlust Whistler

July 30 - August 3

Location: Whistler

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Subaru IRONMAN Canada

July 26

Location: Whistler

Carnaval del Sol
July - TBA

Location: Granville Street, Downtown

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Anime Evolution

July 17 - 19

Location: UBC, Vancouver

Harmony Arts Festival

July 31 - August 9

Location: Waterfront, West Vancouver

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Tickets TBA

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Theatre Under The Stars

July - August - TBA

Location: Stanley Park, Vancouver

JANUARY

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Whistler Pride and Ski Festival

January 24 - 29

Location: Whistler


Annual Polar Bear Swim
January 1

Location: English Bay, Vancouver


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Brackendale Bald Eagle Count
January 4

Location: Brakendale near Squamish


Dine Out Festival
January 16 - February 1

Location: 250 Locations, Vancouver


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PuSh Performing Arts Festival
January 20 - February 8

Location: Various Venues


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Vancouver Sketch Comedy Festival

January 16 - 18

Location: Waterfront Theatre, Vanc.

SFU Acoustics Festival

January 30

Location: Applied Sciences Bldg., SFU

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Vancouver Turkish Film Festival

January 23 - 25

Location: VanCity Theatre, Vancouver

Hot Chocolate Festival

January 17 - February 14

Location: Various Venues

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Italian Film Fest Vancouver

January 9 - 15

Location: VanCity Theatre, Vancouver


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2015 Festivals & Events in Vancouver, Burnaby and the Lower Mainland


Vancouver has many Festivals and Events that run throughout the year. There is never a shortage of things to do in the Lower Mainland. Many of Vancouver's established festivals are impressive international events, but there are just as many festivals and events enthusiastically celebrating local communities.


Vancouver's festivals and events showcase the city’s cultural diversity, arts community and outdoor activities. Discover local Vancouver neighbourhoods at festivals like the Chinese New Year Parade, Burnaby’s Hats Off Day, Italian Day on Commercial Drive, or the Khatsahlano Street Party in the trendy district of Kitsilano.


The Celebration of Light fireworks festival draws hundreds of thousands of spectators to Vancouver's westend beaches and Kitsilano shores, while the PNE has music, agricultural displays, rides and lots to keep the whole family busy. You can take in the Dragon Boat Festival, one of Canada’s largest or participate in the Sun Run which is the country’s largest running event.


If you’re a lover of cultural events why not head to the International Jazz Festival, Burnaby’s Blues and Roots Festival, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, Fringe Festival or the International Children’s Festival to name just a few.


We have included festivals and events from Pemberton to Abbotsford that are inclusive of all communities and cultures. Many of these events are free and some you will need to buy tickets for well in advance of the event to avoid disappointment. Wherever possible we have provided links to the official event site as well as links to purchase tickets. Many events have not yet announced dates and locations. We will be updating the list as these dates become available so check back often.


If you know of other local festivals or events that are missing from this list please contact us to have it included.






















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AUGUST

Tickets TBA

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Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival
August 8

Location: Deer Lake Park, Burnaby


Dyke March and Festival

August - TBA

Location:Grandview Park, Vancouver East


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Pacific National Exhibition
August 22 - September 7

Location: P.N.E. Fairgrounds, Vancouver


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Pinoy Fiesta

August 9

Location: Memorial South Park,Vancouver

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Steveston Dragon Boat Festival
August 22

Location: Steveston

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Vancouver Pride Parade

August 2

Location: Downtown


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Vancouver Queer Film Festival

August - TBA

Location: Downtown


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Wreck Beach Bare Buns Run

August - TBA

Location: Wreck Beach, Vancouver

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Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival
August - TBA

Location:Granville Island, Vancouver


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Vancouver Tap Dance Festival

August - September - TBA

Location: Various Venues - TBA

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Crankworx Whistler

August 7 - 16

Location: Whistler


Richmond Maritime Festival

August - TBA

Location: Steveston

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Abbotsford Air Show

August 7 - 9

Location: Abbotsford Airport

Tickets TBA

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Vancouver Latin American Film Festival

August - September - TBA

Location: Various Venues

SEPTEMBER

Brazil Fest
September - TBA

Location: North Vancouver - TBA







Cloverdale Car & Motorcycle Show
September 11 - 12

Location: Cloverdale


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Mexico Fest
September 5 - 15

Location: Robson Square, Vancouver


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TaiwanFest

September 5 - 7

Location: Various Venues

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Tickets TBA

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Vancouver Fringe Festival
September 10 - 20

Location: Various Venues


Vancouver Greek Food Festival

September - TBA

Location: Hellenic Community Centre


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Tickets TBA

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Vancouver International Film Festival
September 24 - October 9

Location: Various Venues


Vancouver Polish Festival
September - TBA

Location: Lynn Valley Plaza, North Van



RBC Gran Fondo Whistler

September 12

Location: Whistler

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Accordion Noir Festival

September 13 - 15

Location: TBA

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Hapa-palooza Festival

September - TBA

Location: TBA

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Word Vancouver Festival

September 23 - 27

Location: Various Venues, Vancouver

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Whistler Village Beer Festival

September 17 - 20

Location: Whistler


NOVEMBER

Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival

November - TBA

Location: Various Venues, Fraser Valley


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Tickets TBA

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Whistler Cornucopia

November 5 - 15

Location: Whistler

Tickets TBA

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Vancouver Asian Film Festival
November - TBA

Location: Various Venues


Vancouver Eastside Cultural Crawl
November - TBA

Location: Various Venues, Vancouver East

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Tickets TBA

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Hopscotch Festival

November 16 - 22

Location: PNE Forum, Vancouver


Tickets TBA

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Vancouver Jewish Film Festival

November 5 - 12

Location: Fifth Ave Cinemas, Vancouver

Vancouver Tea Festival

November - TBA

Location:TBA

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DECEMBER

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Whistler Film Festival

December 2 - 6

Location: Whistler

Tickets TBA

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Bright Nights Christmas Train
November - January

Location: Stanley Park


Tickets TBA

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Festival Of Lights
November - January - TBA

Location: Van Dusen Gardens


Heritage Christmas
November - January - TBA

Location: Burnaby Village Museum


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Akimatsuri

December - TBA

Location: TBA

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OCTOBER

Diwali Fest

October & November - TBA

Location: Various Venues, Surrey


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Fraser Valley Food Show

October 2 - 4

Location: Tradex, Abbotsford


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PumpkinFest
October - TBA

Location: West Vancouver - TBA


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Vancouver Polish Film Festival
October - TBA

Location: Various Venues, Downtown


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Tickets TBA

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Vancouver Writers Festival
October - TBA

Location: Granville Island, Vancouver

Taste of Yaletown

October - TBA

Location:Various Venues

Website TBA

Vancouver Cuban Music Festival

October - TBA

Location: TBA

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Vancouver International Improv Festival

October - TBA

Location: TBA

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Diwali Fest

October & November - TBA

Location: Various Venues, Vancouver


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FEBRUARY

Children’s Art Festival
February 9

Location: Lansdowne Centre, Richmond


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Chinatown Spring Festival
February 22

Location: Chinatown, Vancouver


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Chutzpah! Festival

February 19 - March 15

Location: Various Venues, Vancouver

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Festival du Bois

February 26 - March 1

Location: Mackin Park, Coquitlam


HomeGround Festival

February 4 - 6

Location: Downtown Eastside, Vancouver

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Vancouver International Wine Festival
February 20 - March 1

Location: Various Venues

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Talking Stick Festival

February 17 - March 1

Location: Various Venues

Winterruption

February 19 - 22

Location: Granville Island, Vancouver

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Vancouver Festival of Russian Music

February 28 - March 1

Location: Granville Street, Vancouver

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Vancouver  Mountain Film Festival

February 13 - 21

Location: Various Venues

Lunar Fest

February 20 - 22

Location: Robson Square, Vancouver

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Northwest Comedy Fest

February 12 - 21

Location: Various Venus, Vancouver

EPIC - The Sustainable Living Festival

February - TBA

Location: VanDussen Gardens

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MARCH

Celtic Fest

March 7 - 17

Location: Downtown

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Vancouver Ukulele Festival

March 6 - 8

Location: Various Venues

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V.O.S. Annual Orchid Show

March 28 - 29

Location: VanDusen Garden, Vancouver

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Vancouver International Dance Festival

March 8 - 28

Location: Various Venues, Vancouver

Vancouver Women in Film Festival

March - TBA

Location: Various Venues

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Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba Festival

March 6 - 8

Location: Grand Villa Casino, Burnaby

J - Fest

March 7

Location: Nikkei National Museum, Burnaby

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APRIL

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World Ski & Snowboard Festival

April 10 - 19

Location: Whistler

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival
April 2 - April 29

Location: Various Venues

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Vancouver Sun Run
April 19

Location: Downtown

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Earth Day Parade
April 26

Location: Commercial Drive

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Versus Festival Of Words
April 23 - May 3

Location: York Theatre, Vancouver East

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Tickets TBA

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Seasons Electronic Music Festival

April 1 - 5

Location: Various Locations

Tickets

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EAT! Vancouver

April 26 - May 1

Location: BC Place, Vancouver

DOXA Documentary Film Festival

April 30 - May 10

Location: Various Venues

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Vancouver South African Film Festival

April 10 - 12

Location: SFU Woodwards


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Fan Expo Vancouver

April 3 - 5

Locatio0n: Vancouver Convention Ctre. Centre

Reel 2 Reel Film Festival for Youth

April 10 - 17

Location: Various Venues

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Tickets TBA

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Sakura Days Japan Fair

April 11 - 12

Location: VanDussen Gardens

Vancouver Burlesque Festival

April 30 - May 2

Location: TBA


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Capture Photography Festival

April - TBA

Location: TBA

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MAY

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Whistler GO Fest

May 15 - 18

Location: Whistler


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Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair
May 15 - 18

Location: Cloverdale


Tickets TBA

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European Festival
May 30 - 31

Location: Swangard Stadium, Burnaby


Tickets

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Vancouver Children’s Festival
May 25 - 31

Location: Granville Island

Hyack International Parade
May - TBA

Location: New Westminster


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International Summer Night Market
May - October TBA

Location: River Road, Richmond


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Richmond Night Market
May - October TBA

Location: River Road, Richmond


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Vancouver Marathon
May 3

Location: Vancouver

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Vancouver Comic Arts Festival

May 23 - 24

Location: The Roundhouse, Vancouver

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Tickets TBA

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Spur Festival

May - TBA

Location: TBA

All British Field Meet

May 15 - 17

Location: Various Venues, Vancouver


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Vancouver Mariachi Festival

May - TBA

Location: TBA

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City of Bhangra Festival

May 28 - June 6

Location:Surrey

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Songfire Festival of Song

May - June - TBA

Location:TBA

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City of Bhangra Festival

May 28 - June 6

Location:Vancouver

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JUNE

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Bard On The Beach Shakespeare Festival
June 4 - September 26

Location: Vanier Park, Kitsilano


Ballroom Dancing at Robson Square
June 26 - August 8

Location: Robson Square, Downtown


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Car Free Day Vancouver
June 15

Location:Commercial Dr., Main St., Kitsilano

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East Side Garden Tour

June 21

Location:Various Venues, Vancouver East


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East Side Pride Parade

June 27

Location:Grandview Park, Vancouver East


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Hats Off Day
June 6

Location: Hastings Street, Burnaby

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In The House Festival

June - TBA

Location:Various Venues, Vancouver East


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Italian Day
June 14

Location: Commercial Drive, Vancouver


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klahowya Village
June - September TBA

Location: Stanley Park, Vancouver


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Philippine Days Festival
June - TBA

Location: TBA

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Tough Mudder Whistler

June 20 - 21

Location: Whistler


Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival
June 19 - 21

Location: Downtown

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Vancouver Greek Day
June 22

Location: West Broadway


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Vancouver Greek Summerfest
June & July - TBA

Location: 4641 Boundary Road


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Tickets TBA

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Vancouver International Jazz Festival
June - TBA

Location: Downtown, Various

Vancouver International Busker Festival

June - TBA

Location: Downtown

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Salsa Dancing at Robson Square
June - August TBA

Location: Robson Square, Downtown


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Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

June 20 - 21

Location: Scandinavian Community Ctre.

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Food Cart Fest - Vancouver

June - September - TBA

Location: 2105 West 1st,Vancouver

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Food Cart Fest - Surrey

June - September - TBA

Location: Holland Park, Surrey


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Vancouver Festival of Ocean Films

June - TBA

Location: TBA

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Make Music Vancouver

June - TBA

Location: TBA

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Point Grey Fiesta

June 19 - 21

Location: Vancouver Westside

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Annual Polar Bear Swim
January 1

Location: English Bay, Vancouver


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Chutzpah! Festival

February 19 - March 15

Location: Various Venues, Vancouver

Celtic Fest

March 7 - 17

Location: Downtown

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Vancouver Sun Run
April 19

Location: Downtown

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Tickets

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Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair
May 15 - 18

Location: Cloverdale


Vancouver Marathon
May 3

Location: Vancouver

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Hats Off Day
June 6

Location: Hastings Street, Burnaby

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Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival
June 19 - 21

Location: Downtown

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Giro de Burnaby
July 16

Location: Hastings Street, Burnaby

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Tickets TBA

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Vancouver Folk Music Festival
July 17 - 19

Location: Jericho Beach Park


Tickets

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Abbotsford Air Show

August 7 - 9

Location: Abbotsford Airport

Honda Celebration Of Light
July 25, July 29, August 1

Location: English Bay, Vancouver

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Tickets TBA

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Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival
August 8

Location: Deer Lake Park, Burnaby


Pacific National Exhibition
August 22 - September 7

Location: P.N.E. Fairgrounds, Vancouver


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Cloverdale Car & Motorcycle Show
September 11 - 12

Location: Cloverdale


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Diwali Fest

October & November - TBA

Location: Various Venues, Surrey


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Diwali Fest

October & November - TBA

Location: Various Venues, Vancouver


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Vancouver Eastside Cultural Crawl
November - TBA

Location: Various Venues, Vancouver East

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Tickets TBA

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Vancouver Jewish Film Festival

November 5 - 12

Location: Fifth Ave Cinemas, Vancouver

Tickets TBA

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Festival Of Lights
November - January - TBA

Location: Van Dusen Gardens


Heritage Christmas
November - January - TBA

Location: Burnaby Village Museum


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UPCOMING EVENTS

Edmonds City Fair & Car Show

July - TBA

Location: Edmonds Street, Burnaby




Vancouver Children’s Festival

May 25th - May 31th

This great festival is a week of fun for the whole family with theatre, music, dance and puppetry from around the world. There is also face painting, craft workshops and roving entertainers.


Granville Island, Various Venues


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