Upcoming Events

All Upcoming Events

Des arts dehors / Arts Outside dance performances

August 21, 2018 to August 22, 2018
A series of engaging, unique and family friendly dance performances at the Chain & Forge over the course of two days!...
Performing Arts

Parking Lot Platform: Aural Typologies

August 20, 2018 to August 25, 2018
An illusive spatial intervention containing a euphoric soundscape of field recordings from Granville Island....
Visual Arts

All Over the Map: Kunda African Culture Music & Dance

August 26, 2018
‘Kunda’ means family, & thus is very fitting for this multi-cultural group of talented artists from several regions of Africa, the Caribbean, and Canada, who have come together in unit...
Performing Arts

Wooden Boat Festival

August 23, 2018 to August 26, 2018
Come join us for 4 days of fun filled, free, family adventure....

March of the Monarch (How To Fly A Tank)

August 30, 2018
How does art transform cities?...
Kids Stuff
Visual Arts

The Raptors

August 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018
Find your way down to the Public Market Courtyard on select days to meet the educators from Vancouver Island’s The Raptors and their feathered friends.
Educational Events
Kids Stuff

Avocado Toast - Vancouver Grown, Organic Free-Range Comedy

July 5, 2018 to September 1, 2018
A new show about the eccentricities of Vancouverites, including our obsession with fitness and our devotion to quirky neighbourhoods and the crazed foodie scene.
Performing Arts

Youth Paddling - False Creek Racing Canoe Club

July 3, 2018 to September 9, 2018
With many exciting options to get your kids active and paddling--by canoe, kayak, dragon boat or outrigger--our spring/summer sports program kicks off in April....
Kids Stuff

Vancouver Fringe Festival

September 6, 2018 to September 16, 2018
The Vancouver Fringe Festival is an annual celebration of Theatre for Everyone! Featuring more than 700 performances by over 90 artists over 11 days from September 6 – 16....
Performing Arts

Free Yoga on Granville Island – Mat Collective

July 4, 2018 to September 19, 2018
Starting in July, you can join Mat Collective, a yoga focused non profit that specializes in both karma yoga for the people and yoga mat recycling for the planet, at the vibrant Chain & Forge...
Sports & Recreation


September 22, 2018
Inspired by the Art Battle scene developing in Vancouver, SHOWOFF will be a special night where guests bare witness to 4 Signature FCA members creating one-of-a-kind pieces right before your eyes.&nbs...
Visual Arts


September 20, 2018 to September 25, 2018
This September, Ukama Gallery brings together two leading lights of the international art world....
Visual Arts

Live Music at the Backstage Lounge

April 26, 2018 to September 29, 2018
Live music venue with performances almost every night, from indie rock, DJs, world music and open-mic jams. 
Performing Arts

Revision - The Art of Recycling

August 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018
Come visit the indoor and outdoor sculpture and art show featuring dragons, dogs, birds and other whimsical creatures and fanciful notions....
Educational Events

AIRE: Gallery Opening Reception + International Competition

October 11, 2018
A night of recognition for international artists bringing forward some of the highest levels of detail, suspending belief that these artworks are created by the human hand....
Visual Arts

Gallery Opening: Collaborative Shape and Form Exhibition

November 3, 2018
The Federation of Canadian Artists creates a collaborative exhibition with the Sculptors’ Society of British Columbia....
Visual Arts

Ten Squared

November 12, 2018 to November 18, 2018
The Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) on Granville Island will give avid art collectors and new enthusiasts an opportunity to purchase original artworks for the affordable price of $150....

Happening this season


April 26, 2018 to August 31, 2018
With a variety of improv comedy shows including regular TheatreSports, Rookie Nights, #NoFilter and OK Tinder, the cast of the Vancouver TheatreSports League will have you in stitches nearly every nig...
Performing Arts

Farmers Market

June 7, 2018 to September 27, 2018
With everything from seasonal produce to wine and more, the Granville Island Farmers Market returns to Triangle Square every Thursday from 10am to 3pm.

Highlights of the Year

Ocean Construction and Building Supplies Open House

Have you ever wanted to honk one of those horns from the inside of a concrete truck? The Ocean Construction Supplies Open House is your opportunity to fulfill these desires!

Vancouver International Jazz Festival

The Vancouver International Jazz Festival will animate Granville Island for twelve days. From noon to the wee small hours, a rich tapestry of jazz, blues, funk, Latin, fusion, electronica and world music will fill the air in spaces indoors and out.

Canada Day

Granville Island is bursting at the seams with culturally diverse national pride! Around every corner you’ll find entertainment, artwork and food, inviting you to wrap yourself in the flag and embrace the rich tapestry of our multicultural nation.

Fringe Festival

The Vancouver Fringe is a celebration of theatre for everyone featuring more than 700 performances by 80 artists over 11 days.

Vancouver International Writers Festival

The Annual Vancouver International Writers Festival on Granville Island offers a world of ideas to explore with writers from around the world.