Vancouver Events

International Jazz Festival

Vancouver International Jazz Festival

The International Jazz Festival is the most popular cultural event in Vancouver, with performances by more than 400 talented international blues and jazz artists. The programme is full of famous names that play at various venues throughout the city, from formal concert theatres to...  see full details



Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Set in the heart of Jericho Beach Park and spread over seven stages, the annual Folk Music Festival is one of Vancouver's favourite events. For nearly thirty years, it has entertained both young and old alike. Day, evening, and weekend tickets are available at...  see full details



Pride Parade

Vancouver Pride

The Vancouver Pride Week is a colourful, vibrant affair, celebrating the city's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT+) community and its many supporters in a variety of shows, festivals, parties, and the ever-popular Pride Parade. Each year, a special team comes up with a...  see full details



Bard on the Beach

Bard on the Beach

One of Vancouver's most loved summer events is a picnic in Vanier Park followed by an evening performance of Shakespeare. Plays are performed in huge open-ended tents overlooking the picturesque English Bay with a mountain backdrop. Plays of past seasons have included Twelfth Night,...  see full details



Polar Bear Swim

Polar Bear Swim

While leaping into icy water in the middle of winter may not be everyone's idea of fun, the annual Polar Bear Race has been running for nearly 90 years in Vancouver. Thousands flock to English Bay every New Year's Day to take the...  see full details