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Festivals

The Vancouver festival season runs year around. Families can enjoy festivals celebrating everything from art, culture, music, friends, family and food!

Poutine Festival
Poutine Festival: February 1 – 14

French fries, cheese curds, gravy… seriously, what’s not to love?. Wear your stretchy pants and tuck into some truly indulgent, carb-filled treats. Keep your eyes peeled for the list of participating restaurants as they are released in the next week or two. Poutine Festival: Dates: February 1 – 14, 2022
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Get Ready to Rock at the Ocean Festival!

Hear some incredible music and learn about how to support our oceans at this FREE Ocean Festival. In addition to exceptional live music (Old Soul Rebel, Alan Doyle, Delhi to Dublin), there will be family-friendly activities, art installations, and food trucks. Ocean Festival When: February 3&4, 2023 Time: 12pm-8pm Location:
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Stride Burnaby Arts Festival

Burnaby’s vibrant arts and culture scene hits the streets and lights up the city during the 2023 Stride Burnaby Arts Festival, a community-building arts and culture event proudly hosted by North Burnaby Neighbourhood House.  Enjoy art and poetry displays, pop-up public art, music concerts, and arts presentations. Stride Burnaby Arts
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Discover a FREE Outdoor Celebration With Winter Arts and the Vancouver Mural Festival

The Vancouver Mural Festival is bringing you Winter Arts, a FREE, all-ages festival from February 16 – 26, 2023. The VMF Winter Arts Festival is transforming the city’s downtown core into an interactive, open-air gallery and celebration of art and live entertainment — you just need to know where to
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La Poutine Festival

January and February are PACKED with food events and festivals, and this one is sure to be delicious! Visit participating restaurants from Feb 1-14th to sample custom poutines. More details to come as they are released. La Poutine Festival Date: February 1-14, 2023 Time: See participating vendors for timing Location:
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JCC Jewish Book Festival

Back for its 38th year, the JCC is hosting the Jewish Book Festival with an abundance of authors and events. There are some events that will appeal to youth, such as a graphic novel discussion and an event on Important Stories for Youth.  Head to the website below to see
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Hot Chocolate Festival
Hot Chocolate Festival

Who doesn’t love a steaming cup of hot chocolate? Back again, the beloved Hot Chocolate Festival brings us all decadent treats from coffee shops, cafes, and bistros around Greater Vancouver. With over 95 locations and 143 flavours, this is a festival you cannot miss! Note: Some of the vendors switch
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Street Food City

Tented picnic tables and music make for a festive mid-winter outdoor picnic! This is a great family-friendly event and part of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival. Admission to the event is free; you just have to buy your food. Street Food City: When: January 21 – 29, 2023 Time: 11:00am
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Dine Out Vancouver

After making endless meals over the Christmas holidays, who isn’t ready to enjoy a fantastic meal cooked by someone else? And when that meal is cooked by a professional and is offered at a discount, well that’s just music to my ears! The beloved Dine Out Vancouver is back for
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Apple Festival at UBC
Apple Festival at UBC

A family event for all ages, the UBC Apple Festival celebrates one of British Columbia’s favourite fruits.  From children learning about the diversity of apples to those who remember tasting heritage apples in their youth, the Apple Festival is a great opportunity to not only discover more about this delicious
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