Upcoming Events

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Broadway Chorus: Déjà Vu-Doo

June 13, 2018 to June 18, 2018
A hilarious new script and songs from shows like Dear Evan Hansen, Amelie, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and more.
Performing Arts

Red Gate Revue Stage - June

June 15, 2018 to June 18, 2018
15 June - Sam Tudor Vinyl Release and Homecoming with Devours and My Sister Maria 18 June - Kimmortal, Levoneh, Realistic Fiction, Sh*tlord F*ckerman  
Performing Arts

Global Soundscapes Festival

June 18, 2018 to June 24, 2018
The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra's annual Global Soundscapes Festival features special guest soloists from Azerbaijan, Iran, and Montreal, performing with musicians from Vancouver’s vi...
Performing Arts

Coast Salish Wildbirds on Granville Island

June 21, 2018 to June 24, 2018
In celebration of International Indigenous Peoples’ Day and the 25th Anniversary of the Wildbird Trust of British Columbia, CMHC presents Coast Salish Wildbirds on Granville Island, June 21-24, ...
Visual Arts

Foreign Lands

May 28, 2018 to June 24, 2018
The printmakers of Dundarave Print Workshop explore the experience of travel.
Visual Arts

36 Pools: Ann Goldberg

June 9, 2018 to June 28, 2018
A temporary exhibition of works by Ann Goldberg.
Visual Arts

The Raptors

June 1, 2018 to June 30, 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
Outdoors

Canada Day Parade

July 1, 2018
A Granville Island community tradition: Get ready to cheer! See map for parade route. Starting at Ocean Construction and ending at Ron Basford Park.
Ceremonies & Celebrations

Bike Decorating Workshop & Parade

July 1, 2018
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

July 1, 2018
Show your national pride!...
Ceremonies & Celebrations

Dye Your Own Yarn!

July 1, 2018
Mini drop-in workshop to hand-dye your own yarn! All supplies provided. Required time for each participant is 30-60 minutes. $21 per skein of yarn
Art & Crafts

Meeting Our Makers

July 1, 2018
Four craft artists will demonstrate their craft and invite you & your family to try your hands at using their materials to create a small item.
Art & Crafts

False Creek Community Centre Canada Day Celebration

July 1, 2018
Carnival-like festivities including games, crafts and food await!
Ceremonies & Celebrations
Kids Stuff

Maple Leaf Mural

July 1, 2018
Decorate a maple leaf and stick it to the pop-up mural on our outer gallery walls. 
Art & Crafts
Visual Arts
Workshops, Talks & Forums

Moving Installations

July 1, 2018
A site-specific dance performance that evolves to unveil a poetic vision of places and human interactions....
Performing Arts

Poplar Studio & Kingsmill Studio Pottery

July 1, 2018
"Give it a Go"! Try your hand at throwing clay on a pottery wheel.
Art & Crafts

The Lobster Man - Lobster Cook Out

July 1, 2018
The Lobster Man, Mast Tower Road Freshly boiled lobster.
Culinary events

Canada Day Crafting with MAKE

July 1, 2018
Canad-ify your own t-shirt and create a Canadian pin button!
Art & Crafts
Kids Stuff
Workshops, Talks & Forums

Bird Puppets

July 1, 2018
Make a local or migratory bird puppet and learn about birds that migrate through our city....
Art & Crafts
Educational Events

Musical Playground

July 1, 2018
An interactive installation that features a variety of hands-on experimental musical instruments.
Performing Arts

Family Pavilion

July 1, 2018
Kunda African Music & Dance Noon – 12:45pm Artists from several regions of Africa, the Caribbean, and Canada share their vibrant culture through a family-orientated show....
Kids Stuff
Performing Arts

Kids Market

July 1, 2018
Little Paws Agility Shows: 11am, 1pm & 3pm | FREE The dog days of summer are back!...
Educational Events
Kids Stuff

Button Making with Arts Umbrella

July 1, 2018
Turn your own piece of art into a button that you can wear and share to remember Canada Day.
Kids Stuff
Workshops, Talks & Forums

Roving Perfomers

July 1, 2018
Mortal Coil’s spectacular rain forest creatures and daring disco queens are back with their brilliance. Duh Hockey Guys play road hockey with Canada’s young hockey heroes....
Performing Arts

Button Making with Arts Umbrella

July 1, 2018
Turn your own piece of art into a button that you can wear and share to remember Canada Day.
Kids Stuff

Chain & Forge "Under the Bridge" party

July 1, 2018
Join us in our new public space under the “Granville Street Bridge”, right in the centre of the island....
Art & Crafts
Culinary events
Kids Stuff
Performing Arts

Pins and Flags

July 1, 2018
Pick up a free flag and pin from many of our Granville Island merchants.
Outdoors

Artisan Markets

July 1, 2018
Experience a diverse array of BC’s finest in artisan created craft and food! 
Art & Crafts
Markets

Spray! Splash! Play!

July 1, 2018
Still the best way to cool down on a hot Canada Day.
Kids Stuff
Outdoors
Sports & Recreation

Face Painting

July 1, 2018
Have your face painted with funky colours and designs!
Kids Stuff

Lee's Donuts: Special Canada Day donut!

July 1, 2018
Come and see what creation the chefs at Lee's Donuts have dreamed up this year.
Culinary events

Granville Island Buskers

July 1, 2018
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… a Canadian favorite!

July 1, 2018
Liberty will feature a truly Canadian cocktail made with Truth Vodka or Endeavour Gin, Clamato juice, fresh lemon, Worcestershire, Tabasco, grated horseradish.  The full Liberty menu will be offe...
Culinary events

Granville Island Jazz

July 1, 2018
Presented by the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival Performance Works:   Marianne Trudel & Francois Houle 12:00 PM BC Double Quartet ...
Performing Arts

Vancouver International Jazz Festival

June 22, 2018 to July 1, 2018
The 33rd edition of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival includes free music on several stages during our Granville Island Canada Day celebrations and ticketed concerts at Performance W...
Festivals
Performing Arts

Tattoos

July 1, 2018 to July 2, 2018
Get your Maple Leaf tattoo!
Kids Stuff

Dancing on The Edge

July 6, 2018 to July 9, 2018
In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Canada's Dancing on the Edge Festival, this year we present our site-specific work in partnership with Granville Island....

Fez on a Chaise

July 15, 2018
We take photos of people wearing a fez, sitting on a chaise. That’s it. And it’s fantastic....
Outdoors

Suspended Disbelief

July 15, 2018 to July 21, 2018
Suspended Disbelief est une installation spatiale qui explore le concept de la perception et son rôle dans notre expérience de la réalité....
Outdoors
Visual Arts

Vancity Roots and Culture Experience presented by Amexem Roots Rock Reggae Cultural Society

July 22, 2018
Interactive live reggae, hip-hop, and R&B music jam featuring some of the best local selectas (DJ's), singers, musicians, and rappers....
Performing Arts

12 Secrets of Artistic Creativity

July 18, 2018 to July 25, 2018
This 2-part workshop will help you approach art and life more creatively by introducing 12 ideas and exercises that can help you expand and enhance your creative process.  By having a week break ...
Art & Crafts
Workshops, Talks & Forums

Dance in Transit

July 26, 2018 to July 27, 2018
Dance in Transit is a festival of free, outdoor, public dance events during the spring and summer months....
Outdoors
Performing Arts

RogueFEST

July 29, 2018
The Rogue Folk Club presents RogueFEST on Sunday, July 29th from 11am to 6pm....
Festivals
Outdoors
Performing Arts

Once

June 14, 2018 to July 29, 2018
A Dublin street musician struggling through heartbreak and frustrated with his songwriting happens upon a girl who challenges him to go for his dream.
Performing Arts

Reflecting Spheres

July 23, 2018 to July 31, 2018
Hfour Studio will be suspending several large mirror spheres from the bridge structure, hanging just out of reach above people’s heads, to create an installation which causes a sense of juxtapos...
Outdoors
Visual Arts

Vines Art Festival

August 7, 2018 to August 9, 2018
Vines Art Festival is an accessible community event where artists and the public to deepen their connections to each other and the earth through sharing environmental and social justice art, reminding...
Art & Crafts
Kids Stuff
Outdoors
Visual Arts

Swarm/ Reverse Metamorphosis

August 16, 2018
How does art transform cities?...
Kids Stuff
Outdoors
Visual Arts

Dance in Transit

August 16, 2018 to August 17, 2018
Dance in Transit is a festival of free, outdoor, public dance events during the spring and summer months....
Outdoors
Performing Arts

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!...
Outdoors
Performing Arts

Live Music at the Backstage Lounge

April 26, 2018 to August 31, 2018
Live music venue with performances almost every night, from indie rock, DJs, world music and open-mic jams. 
Performing Arts

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TheatreSports

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.
Markets

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!
April

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.
June

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.
July

Fringe Festival

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

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.
October