All Upcoming Events

Improv Mondays with Michelle

May 6, 2019 to June 24, 2019
You’ve fallen in love with her on YouTube and now the indomitable Michelle Gidard (played by VTS ensemble member Angela Galanopoulos) is coming to the live stage at The Improv Centre....
Performing Arts

Vancouver International Jazz Festival

June 21, 2019 to July 1, 2019
The Coastal Jazz and Blues Society is proud to present an extensive program of traditional, contemporary, and evolving forms of jazz, blues, world, creative, and improvised music....
Festivals
Outdoors
Performing Arts

Tiddley Cove Morris Dancers | Free

July 1, 2019
Bells and Hankies and Dancers - Oh my! Rhythmic swirls of red and white, waving hankies and dancing bells perform to live music.
Kids Stuff
Live Music
Performing Arts

Mariachi Las Estrellas de Vancouver & Caudillos del Sur Mexican Ballet

July 1, 2019
Mariachi Las Estrellas de Vancouver Formed during the summer of 2014, Mariachi Las Estrellas is Vancouver's only all-female Mariachi Band....
Kids Stuff
Live Music
Performing Arts

20th Annual Canada Day Parade

July 1, 2019
A Granville Island community tradition: Get ready to cheer!
Kids Stuff
Live Music
Parade and Ceremony

Bike Decorating Workshop & Parade

July 1, 2019
Add some colour and sparkle to your wheels, bikes, trikes, strollers and helmets and join the 1:30pm parade at Ocean Concrete. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Supplies provided.
Art & Crafts
Kids Stuff
Workshops, Talks & Forums

Official Canada Day Ceremony | Free

July 1, 2019
Show your national pride and raise your voice to join Shannon Scott as she leads the national anthem!...
Kids Stuff
Parade and Ceremony
Performing Arts

Toque Flamenco | Free

July 1, 2019
Founded in 2014 by Marilú Vallejo and Mario Sota, Toque Flamenco aims to share and promote Flamenco culture in Western Canada....
Kids Stuff
Live Music
Performing Arts

Dye Your Own Yarn! | $21 per skein of yarn

July 1, 2019
Mini drop-in workshop to hand-dye your own yarn! All supplies provided. Required time for each participant is 30-60 minutes.
Art & Crafts
Learning
Workshops, Talks & Forums

False Creek Community Centre Canada Day Celebration

July 1, 2019
Carnival-like festivities including games, crafts and food await!
Kids Stuff
Parade and Ceremony

Cityscape Print Making | Free

July 1, 2019
Join master printmaker, Julie McIntyre, and learn to create a degrade colour roll, and ink an original pre-cut woodcut block....
Art & Crafts
Learning
Visual Arts

Dragon Boat Rides! Free

July 1, 2019
False Creek Racing Canoe Club is offering FREE Dragon Boat rides – Get your family, friends and neighbours out on the water....
Kids Stuff
Learning
Outdoors
Sports & Recreation

Cause & Effect Circus | Free

July 1, 2019
An interactive contemporary juggling act. Prepare to be amazed!  
Kids Stuff
Performing Arts

Streamkeepers | Free

July 1, 2019
Curious about the waters that flow through False Creek inlet?...
Kids Stuff
Learning
Outdoors

Community Paint-by-Numbers | Free

July 1, 2019
Join us at the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) for a collective community art project! Not an artist? No problem! Everyone can join in. Just pick a number and grab a brush!...
Art & Crafts
Learning
Visual Arts

Canada Day with MAKE | Free

July 1, 2019
Come celebrate Canada Day and help us decorate our BIG map of Canada! Then design and make yourself a cool button!
Art & Crafts
Kids Stuff
Workshops, Talks & Forums

Print Making Fun with Opus | Free

July 1, 2019
Join the staff from Opus Art Supplies for some printmaking fun! Learn how to pull your own Canada-themed silkscreen or make a card using hand-carved maple leaf stamps! Great for all ages
Art & Crafts
Kids Stuff
Learning
Visual Arts
Workshops, Talks & Forums

Immigrant Lessons | Free

July 1, 2019
A dance art collective created to promote cultural pluralism through: dance, music, fashion, and visual design. Photo credit: Kimberly Gonzalez and Han Pham with clothing design by Pattern Nation
Kids Stuff
Outdoors
Performing Arts

Tsatsu Stalqaya/Coastal Wolf Pack | Free

July 1, 2019
Traditional Coast Salish singing and dancing.  
Kids Stuff
Live Music
Performing Arts

Indangamirwa Vancouver | Free

July 1, 2019
A project borne out of passion for dance and culture, Indangamirwa Vancouver is a traditional dance group working to expand, celebrate, promote, and preserve Rwandese culture in Canada.
Kids Stuff
Live Music
Performing Arts

Family Pavilion | Free

July 1, 2019
Mariachi Las Estrellas de Vancouver & Caudillos del Sur Mexican Ballet Noon – 12:45  Formed during the summer of 2014, Mariachi Las Estrellas is Vancouver's only all-female M...
Kids Stuff
Performing Arts

Flora & Fauna Puppet Making | Free

July 1, 2019
Learn about the animals and flowers of Canada and make your very own puppet to take home. Artists will be onsite to help you create a puppet on a stick, then come join in the parade!...
Art & Crafts
Kids Stuff
Learning

Musical Playground | Free

July 1, 2019
An interactive installation that features a variety of hands-on experimental musical instruments.
Kids Stuff
Performing Arts

Button Making with Arts Umbrella! | Free

July 1, 2019
Turn your own piece of art into a button using the birds and flowers of Canada as inspiration!
Art & Crafts
Kids Stuff
Workshops, Talks & Forums

Roving Perfomers

July 1, 2019
Keep your eyes open for spectacular roving characters, larger-than-life stilt dancers, and those super-tall “elite hockey professionals”, Duh Hockey Guys, will be back playing spontan...
Performing Arts

Two Shot Hot Rock

July 1, 2019
Ever wanted to play with fire? How about molten glass? Stop by Vancouver Studio Glass, for a "taste test" of what it's like to work with the elusive material of hot glass. $65....
Art & Crafts
Learning
Visual Arts

Kids Market Canada Day | Free | Varies $

July 1, 2019
Little Paws Agility Shows: 11am, 1pm & 3pm | FREE The dog days of summer are back!...
Educational Events
Kids Stuff
Outdoors

Chain & Forge Street Party | Free

July 1, 2019
Join us at the Chain & Forge located under the “Granville Street Bridge”, right in the centre of the island....
Art & Crafts
Food and Drink
Kids Stuff
Performing Arts

Lobster Man – Annual Lobster Cook Out

July 1, 2019
An annual Canada Day tradition featuring cooked lobster and corn on the cob. This special combo sells out every year so don’t miss out!
Food and Drink

Artisan Markets

July 1, 2019
Experience a diverse array of BC’s finest in artisan created craft and food! 
Art & Crafts
Markets
Visual Arts

Spray! Splash! Play!

July 1, 2019
Still the best way to cool down on a hot Canada Day.
Kids Stuff
Outdoors
Sports & Recreation

Pins and Flags

July 1, 2019
Pick up a free flag and pin from many of our Granville Island merchants.
Outdoors

Tattoos | Free

July 1, 2019
Get your Maple Leaf tattoo!
Kids Stuff

Face Painting

July 1, 2019
Have your face painted with funky colours and designs!
Kids Stuff
Outdoors

Flowers of Canada

July 1, 2019
Visit Railspur Alley West and learn about the unique flowers that represent the provinces and territories of Canada. Take a photo or selfie in front of your favourite flower and post it to Instagram....
Kids Stuff
Learning
Visual Arts

MURALS

July 1, 2019
Granville Island celebrates visual art in public spaces....
Kids Stuff
Outdoors
Visual Arts

Lee's Donuts: Special Canada Day donut!

July 1, 2019
Come and see what creation the chefs at Lee's Donuts have dreamed up this year.
Food and Drink

Granville Island Buskers

July 1, 2019
Witness one-of-a-kind local and international talent in unique outdoor locations. If you enjoy what you see, please be generous.
Outdoors
Performing Arts

The Caesar

July 1, 2019
Voted ‘Vancouver’s Best Caesar’....
Food and Drink

Granville Island Jazz | Free

July 1, 2019
Presented by the Coastal Jazz and Blues Society as part of TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Live music on four stages....
Live Music
Parade and Ceremony
Performing Arts

Hello and Goodbye

June 27, 2019 to July 6, 2019
Set in the home of a poor white family in 1960s Apartheid South Africa, “Hello and Goodbye” conjures the repercussions of evaporating identity....
Performing Arts

Forms of Place

June 7, 2019 to July 7, 2019
Artist Derek Dunlop produces prints using flora found at cruising sites. This exhibition references queer activity to highlight the relationship between nature and culture....
Visual Arts

Mom's the Word: Nest 1/2 Empty

June 6, 2019 to July 20, 2019
From the world-renowned creative team behind the Mom's the Word series comes another chapter in their stories of family and fracas....
Performing Arts

Granville Island Farmers’ Market

June 6, 2019 to September 26, 2019
*New Location*: Chain and Forge Visit Granville Island’s annual Farmers’ Market and see the delicacies local farmers have to offer....
Markets
Outdoors

Live Flamenco Show

April 13, 2019 to December 14, 2019
The one-hour production welcomes audiences of all ages with live traditional flamenco music dance storylines puppetry and magic....
Performing Arts

TheatreSports

September 20, 2018 to December 21, 2019
Relying on razor-sharp wit and lightning-fast reflexes, two teams of performers are pitted against each other in competitive improv matches....
Performing Arts

OK Tinder – Swipe Right Comedy

September 20, 2018 to December 21, 2019
Vancouver TheatreSports pokes fun at Vancouver’s notorious dating scene with the help of audience suggestions....
Performing Arts

Rookie Night

September 20, 2018 to December 22, 2019
Rookie Night puts our young improvisers to the test in front of a hungry crowd. They may just be the future stars of tomorrow....
Performing Arts

The Late Show - Adult Only Improv Comedy

March 23, 2019 to December 28, 2019
Are you a grown-up? If you are, join us late Saturday nights for The Late Show – Adult Only Improv Comedy, Saturdays at 11:15pm....
Performing Arts