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Vancouver Festivals and Events Resources

Polar Bear Swim
Jan 1st, start at 2:30pm, at English Bay, Vancouver, 1787 registered in 2008
Annual Brackendale Winter Eagle Festival
Jan. 3 - 24, Brackendale, BC
Vancouver Motorcyle Show
January 22 - 25, Tradex Exhibition Centre, Abbotsford Airport, B.C., 33,148 attended in 2008
The BC Foodservice Expo
January 25th-26th, at BC Place, Vancouver
Chinese New Year Festival
Jan 30th?, Chinatown, Pender Street at the Millennium Gate, Vancouver

Richmond Winterfest
Feb 1 - Mar 15, Mulitple locations in Richmond
Vancouver International Boat Show
February 4th-8th, at BC Place, Vancouver
Spirit of BC Week
Feb 6 - Feb 14, Mulitple locations
Vancouver International Storytelling Festival
February 6th - 8th, 2009
Game Design Expo
February 7, 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver
Lunar Fest
February 1, Art Gallary Square, 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Talking Stick Festival
February 1, 7, and 9 - 15, Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac St., Vancouver
PuSh Festival
Feb 10, different venues in Vancouver
City of Bhangra - Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration
Feb 12 - 21, multiple locations in Vancouver
Business Career Expo
Feb 13, The Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
The Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show
February 14th-15th, at BC Place
The Vancouver Golf & Travel Show
February 14th-15th, at BC Place, Vancouver
BC Home and Garden Show
February 18th-22nd, at BC Place, Vancouver
The Pacific Agriculture Show
February 19 - 21, 1190 Cornell Street,Abbotsford
Feb 19 - 22, Granville Island, Vancouver
Feb 22 Event Vancouver: 2 Minutes to Change
Feb 22, Robinson Square, downtown Vancouver
The National Franchise and Business Opportunities Show
February 28, March 1, 999 Canada Place

Vancouver Gift Show
March 1st-3rd, at BC Place, Vancouver
Vancouver International Dance Festival
March 3 - April 3, The Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver
Annual Women in Film Festival
March 4-7,Vancity Theatre, Seymour & Davie
Spring Living Fair
March 7 - 8, Main Street Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver, promoting local businesses with Earth-friendly consciences
Celtic Fest Vancouver
March 11th to 15th, on Granville Street, downtown Vancouver, over 100,000 people attend
Holi Festival of Colurs
March 13, 14, Pearl Palace 201-13030 76 Ave. Surrey, 604.782.7624
Pacific Rim Whale Festival
March 14 - 22, Vancouver Island
Persian/Iranian New Year Festival
March 14, 2300 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
The Magar Kirtan Parade
March 14, 7271 Gilley Ave. Burnaby
International Day of Action for the Seals
March 15, 900 West Georgia, at Snowflake Furs, outside the Fairmont Hotel, Vancouver
St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 15, 11:30AM, downtown Vancouver, begin at the corner of Georgia & Broughton and march eastbound, ending at Georgia and Howe Street
Meatout World Wide
March 20, Robinson Square, downtown Vancouver
Vancouver Fashion Week
March 24-29, Vancouver
Vancouver International Jewish Film Festival
March 27th - April 6th
Surrey Festival of Dance
March 28 - April 27, Surrey Arts Centre, Main Stage & Studio Theatre 13750-88 Avenue, 1 block east of King George Hwy, Surrey
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival
March 28 - April 24, different locations in Metro Vancouver
Vancouver International Auto Show
March 30th - April 5th, at BC Place, Vancouver

Projecting Change Film Festival
April 2 - 5, Fifth Avenue Theatre, 2110 Burrard St. at 5th, Vancouver
Sustainability 2.0: The Evolution of Green
April 2, ChapelArts, 304 Dunlevy Avenue, Vancouver
Surrey Vaisakhi Parade
April 11, 10am - 3pm, Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple, 12885 85th Avenue, Surrey
Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade
April 11, 11am - 4pm, Main Street (from 49 Ave. to 57 Ave), Vancouver
TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival
April 17 - 26, Whistler
Bike the Blossoms
April 18, 10- 4PM, starting from the VanDusen Botanical Garden parking lot, Vancouver
Evergreen's Earth Day Celebration
April 18, Jericho Beach Park, Point Grey Road, Vancouver
Surrey's Earth Day
April 18, Bear Creek Park, 13750 - 88th Ave, Surrey
Tulip Festival
April 18 - May 3, Chowat Rd, Agassiz, BC
Whole Foods Market's Outdoor Earth Day Celebration
April 18, 12pm - 4pm,Whole Foods Market, 925 Main Street- the Village at Park Royal, West Vancouver
Sun Run
April 19, largest 10 km road race in Canada, Vancouver, 59,179 runners registered in 2008
Meat-Free Earth Day
April 22, 12- 2PM, organized by Liberation BC, Robson Square, downtown Vancouver
Sustainability at VGH
April 22, 9am - 5pm, Vancouver General Hospital, 2775 Laurel Street, Vancouver, Participants #: 1500
Agriculture in the City
Apr 23 - 25, Metropolis at Metrotown - Grand Court
Annual Earth Day Event @ Everett Crowley Park
April 25, 11am - 4pm, Everett Crowley Park, Kerr Street near 64th Avenue, Vancouver, Participant #: 5000
Canstruction Vancouver
April 26 - May 3, New Convention Center, downtown Vancouver
Earth Run
April 26, 7am - 10am, Stanley Park, Vancouver
Vancouver Camera Show and Swap Meet
April 28th, 9523 Cameron Street, Burnaby
Earth Day Events around Metro Vancouver
April 18 - 26, in different cities

explorASIAN Festival
May 1-31, Vancouver
Youth Week BC
May 1-7, different cities in Metro Vancouver Area
Doors Open Richmond
May 2 - 3, 10am - 4pm, free access to 40 venues, Richmond
Surrey's Arbor Day Celebration
May 2, 10am-2pm, Hjorth Rd. Park, 10275 - 148th St, Surrey
Salmon Leave Home
May 3, 11am - 1pm, Hoy Creek Hatchery, Coquitlam
Vancouver International Marathon
May 3rd, first Sunday of May, over 12,000 people participated in 2008, Stadium - Gastown - Stanley Park - Burrard Bridge - Kitsilano - Stadium, Vancouver
International Respect for Chickens Day
May 4, no event in Vancouver so far
New Asia Film Festival
May 7-10, 7700 Minoru Gate Richmond Cultural Centre, Richmond
Health and Beauty Expo
May 8-10, Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre West Building, downtown Vancouver
The Vancouver Sun Sustainable Living Expo
May 8 - 10, Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Pacific Spirit Run
May 9, 9 am,Thunderbird Stadium, UBC, Vancouver
Bike to Work
May 11-17, Metro Vancouver
Vancouver International Children's Festival
May 11th - 18th, at Vanier Park, 1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver
Annual Summer Night Market
May 15 - Oct 4, 12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
May 22 - 31, Vancouver
Greek Heritage Month
May 25 - June 21, Vancouver
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
May 28th - Sept. 26th, Vanier Park,1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver
The Walking Fish Festival
May 28th - June 1st, at the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island
European Festival
May 30, Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas Street, Burnaby
Canada Environment Day
May 31 - June 6, Metro Vancouver
World Partnership Walk
May 31, 9am - 4pm, Lumberman's Arch, Stanley Park, Vancouver

In The House Festival
June 6th and 7th
The Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life
June 6, multiple cities around Metro Vancouver
Surrey World Ocean Day
June 7, 11am-3pm, Blackie Spit Park, 3136 McBride Ave, Surrey
Pacific Rim Kite Festival
June 13 - 14, 10am - 5pm, Vanier Park, Vancouver
Festival Coquitlam Grand Parade & Teddy Bear Picnic
June 14, Town Centre Park and the parade is along the Pinetree Way at 10am, Picnic at Town Centre Stadium, Coquitlam
Car-Free Vancouver Day
June 15, 4 locations: Commercial Drive, Kitsilano, West End, and Main Street, Vancouver
Taiwanese Film Festival
June 19 - 21, Vancouver International Film Centre, 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver
World Rose Festival
June 19 -21, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver
Annual Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival
June 20 & 21, estimated estimated 120,000 people attended in 2008
Greek Day
June 21, West Broadway, Between Blenheim And Macdonald Street, Vancouver
Italian Week
June 21-26
Annual Hellenic Cultural Extravaganza
June 22
Vancouver International Jazz Festival
Jun 26 - July 5
BC Highland Games & Scot- tish Festival
June 27, Percy Perry Stadium, Coquitlam
Highland Games
June 27, 9am-6pm, Percy Perry Stadium, 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Rose Festival & Show
June 27 - 28, Dogwood Pavilion 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam
Walk For Peace
June 30, 12PM, Kitsilano Beach (Arbutus and Cornwall) , Vancouver

Canada Day @ Canada Place
July 1, 10:00am – 7:00pm, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Canada Day Celebration @ Waterfront Park
July 1, 12:00pm-4:30pm , Waterfront Park, North Vancouver
Canada Day Fireworks Show
July 1, 10:30pm, Burrard Inlet, Vancouver
Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day
July 1, 10am-6pm, Lafarge Lake (part of town center part) on Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
DFG Blueberries Pickup
July - Sept. every weekend from 10am to 6pm, 11071 Blundell Road, Richmond
Port Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day
July 1, Fishing Derby in Lions Park, Port Coquitlam
Surrey Canada Day
July 1, 10:00am-11:00pm , Cloverdale Millennium Amphi- theatre, Surrey
Golden Spike Days
July 3-5, Port Moody
Golden Spike Days Festival
July 3 - 5, Rocky Point Park in Port Moody
Dancing on the Edge Festival
July 9 - July 18
Annual Fair in the Square
July 11 - 12, 12pm - 4pm, Heritage Square, 1120 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam
Yogathon and Blissfest for Camp Moomba
July 12, more than a thousand attended earch year.
Vancouver Folk Music Festival
July 17 - 19, Jericho Beach Park, W 2 Ave/ Discovery Street
Blue Mountain Music Festival
July 18 - 19, 1pm - 10pm, Blue mountain Park, corner of aporter st and King Albert Ave, Coquitlam
Surrey’s Fusion Festival
July 18 - 19, Holland Park, 135A Street, Surrey
HSBC Celebration of Light
July 23, 26, 30 and August 2, English Bay, Vancouver
Caribbean Days Festival
July 26-27
Vancouver Lantern Festival
July 26

Powell Street Festival
August 2nd and August 3rd, at Oppenheimer Park, 400 block of Powell Street, Vancouver
Vancouver Pride Festival
August 2
Harmony Arts Festival
Aug. 03-12, John Lawson Park and other seaside venues, West Vancouver
Veg Fest Vancouver
Aug. 04, Granville Street between Robson and Georgia, Vancouver
Vancouver Animal Rights Day
Aug 9, Vancouver Art Gallery, Robson and Hornby
Vancouver Chinatown Festival
Aug 9 - 10, 12-8PM, Columbia & Keefer Street
Abbotsford Air Show
Aug 13 - 15, Abbotsford
Under the Volcano Festival
August 9, 12 pm - 9:30pm, Whey-Ah-Wichen Cates Park , North Vancouver
The Fair at Pacific National Exhibition
August 22nd to September 7th, 2901 East Hastings
Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival
August 27-30, 1490 Johnston St, Granville Island, Vancouver
UBC Apple Festival
October 16 and 17, UBC Botanical Garden, 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver

Annual World Championships of Sand Sculpture Competition & Exhibition
Sept. 2 - 7, Harrison Hot Springs, BC
Sept. 13, 11am - 4pm, area between Henry Esson young and admin. buildings Riverview hospital lands, 2601 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam
Taste of Health
Sept 26 - 28, Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Como Watershed Festival
Sept. 27, Como Lake Park, gatensbury st between comolake and Foster ave, Coquitlam

World Farm Animals Day
October 2
Hope in Shadows
October 9, Awards Ceremony
Cranberry Festival
Oct. 11, Fort Langley, BC
Festival of Chocolate
Oct. 14 - Nov. 10, Vancouver
Heart of the City Festival
Oct. 24 - Nov. 4, Vancouver
SAFF Canada South Asian Film Festival
Oct. 31 - Nov. 4, various locations

The 9th Annual Diwali Festival
Nov 3 - Nov. 10, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver
Get Animated!
Nov. 4, Vancity Theatre; Richmond/New West Library; Fraser Valley/Emily Carr U.
Vancouver Comic Con
Nov. 4, 11am - 5pm, Heritage Hall, 3102 Main St, Vancouver
Vancouver Asian Film Festival
Nov 5-8, opening at Kentizen Fusion Lounge, 88 West Pender Street, 2nd Floor
Vancouver Health Show
Nov. 10 - 11, 10am - 6pm, Vancouver Convention Centre,1055 Canada Place
Remembrance Day Parade & Ceremony
Nov. 11, Victory Square Park,West Hastings and Cambie St, Vancouver
The One of a Kind Show
Nov. 20th - Nov 23rd, BC Place Stadium
Bright Nights in Stanley Park
Nov 28th - Jan 3rd, 3pm-10pm, Stanley Park, Vancouver

International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 3rd, 1PM - 6PM, Roundhouse Community Centre
The Festival of Lights
Dec 5 - Jan 4, 4:30 to 9 p.m, VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver
Rogers Santa Claus Parade
Dec 7th, start from 1PM, downtown, attracting over 300,000 visitors each year
Winter Solstice Lantern Procession
Dec 21st, 6pm-10pm, downtown

Events Location List
Art Gallary
750 Hornby Street
BC Place
Pacific Blvd at Terry Fox Way
Burnaby Arts Council
6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Centre for the Performing Arts
777 Homer Street
China Town
Bordered by Hastings, Keefer, Gore and Taylor Streets
Croatian Cultural Center
3250 Commercial Dr
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
578 Carrall Street
Water Street, Columbia Street, Hastings Street, and Cambie Street
GM Place
800 Griffiths Way
Smithe at Seymour
Pacific Coliseum
100 N Renfrew
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Hamilton at Dunsmuir
Science World
1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
Vancouver Parks
different locations
VanDusen Garden
False Creek, Robson, and Homer Streets

Inside Vancouver
Tourism Vancouver's group blog
Miss604 on Vancouver
by Rebecca Bollwitt
The Vancouver Guide
by W. Ruth Kozak

One Day Vancouver Events
Farm Folk/City Folk Event List
Green Culture Events
Liberation BC Upcoming Events
Outdoor Vancouver Events
Sustainability Events
Connecting Environmental Professionals Events
Celebrate Canada BC Events List
Environmental Events List
Environmental Events List
Food Bank Events
Metro Vancouver Events
Vancouver Board of Trade Events List
Vancouver Island Events
Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festivals
Vancouver Technology Events

Other Resources
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Burnaby Events Calendar
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Greater Vancouver Events List
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New Westminster Events
Port Coquitlam Events List
Richmond Events List
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Vancouver Island Events List
Vancouver Event List in Chinese
Vancouver Events Calendar in Chinese

Last Updated: November 17, 2012

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