Upcoming Events

All Upcoming Events

Cultural Connections: Master Zimbabwean Sculptor, Dominic Benhura & Ojibway Dreamer, Icebear

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

Fall Festival and Final Day of Farmers Market

September 27, 2018
Can you smell the essence of pumpkin spice or apple cinnamon filling the air these days? It must be time for all things Fall. Like our 9th Annual Fall Festival that is fast approaching!...
Culinary events

Acoustic Territories with Stefan Smulovitz and Lara Abadir

September 28, 2018
Join us as we dive deeper into the creative worlds of sound designers with Acoustic Territories....

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

Textile Walking Tour Granville Island

September 17, 2018 to September 30, 2018
To show how dynamic our textile community is Silk Weaving Studio has developed a self guided walking tour highlighting 24 locations on Granville Island that will display the full range of creative tex...
Visual Arts

Art Open Studio

September 29, 2018 to September 30, 2018
Visit Art Works Wonders Studio for a behind-the-scenes look at the artists at work. There will be a wide array of artwork to enjoy, and you will be able to talk with the artists and ask questions....
Visual Arts

The Art of Contemporary Fibre

September 20, 2018 to September 30, 2018
Circle Craft Cooperative is pleased to present “The Art of Contemporary Fibre” in their Gallery on Granville Island, curated by textile artist Kaija Rautiainen....
Visual Arts

BIMPE X: Tenth Biennial International Mini Print Exhibition

September 28, 2018 to September 30, 2018
BIMPE X est la 10e édition de l’exposition biennale de gravures miniatures. L’exposition est organisée de concert avec New Leaf Editions à Granville Island....
Visual Arts

Family Drama Class

September 30, 2018
Want to learn how actors develop their skills? Join us for a free drama class and find out! Get a taste of improv, play some popular drama games and pick up some new skills along the way....
Kids Stuff

Create Swirling Cosmos of Colour with Acrylic and Alcohol

September 28, 2018 to September 30, 2018
Artist Pattiann Withapea will be painting a large 3D collaborative Alcohol Ink piece at the Federation Gallery on Granville Island....
Visual 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

It’s all about layers

September 17, 2018 to October 7, 2018
Three printmakers explore the conceptual and aesthetic strategies of layering in their current studio practices. The prints reference ideas, materials and colour....
Visual Arts

Granville Island Turkey Trot, 10KM and Kids Run

October 7, 2018 to October 8, 2018
Run & Give! The Granville Island Turkey Trot is a fun event that brings together community in a celebration of Thanksgiving. Sunday: Kids Run (11am). Monday: 10KM Run / Walk / Stroll (8:30am)....
Sports & Recreation

AIRE: Gallery Opening Reception + International Competition

October 11, 2018
An opening reception, awards ceremony and night of recognition for international artists who bring forward some of the highest levels of detail in their practice. The Annual International Represent...
Visual Arts

Far and Near: the roots of what we make

September 21, 2018 to October 12, 2018
Far & Near – The roots of what we make is a group invitational show, in conjunction with the Textile Society of America Conference being held in Vancouver, on September 19-23, 2018. ...
Workshops, Talks & Forums

The Poetics of Textiles

October 16, 2018
For more than 15 years, Tim McLaughlin has been working to help tell the story of textiles — in video documentaries, publications, photos, exhibitions, and media....
Visual Arts


September 20, 2018 to October 20, 2018
Mustard has outstayed his welcome. After all, Thai is now 16 years old and no longer needs an imaginary friend living under her bed....
Performing Arts

Vancouver Writers Festival

October 15, 2018 to October 21, 2018
The Vancouver Writers Festival is back again at Granville Island. No matter what your taste in literature, there is something for everyone in this festival....
Performing Arts
Workshops, Talks & Forums

Stripped Bare: Deconstructing Textiles and the Artistic Process

October 23, 2018
Join Rachel Meginnes as she chronicles the making of her work and the development of her career from weaver to artist....
Visual Arts


October 28, 2018
As usual, the Kids Market will be hosting Halloweenie, a candy-filled event for kids....
Kids Stuff

Spooktober – Dare to Laugh

October 9, 2018 to October 31, 2018
Whether it’s with a group of ‘ghoulfriends’ getting together for a night out, or a date with your bae, we dare you to laugh this October with a ‘spirited’ line-up of Hall...
Performing Arts

Gallery Opening: Collaborative Shape and Form Exhibition

November 3, 2018
A collaborative exhibition between the Federation of Canadian Artists and the Sculptors’ Society of British Columbia, "Shape and Form" investigates the use of space as a design element...
Visual Arts

Ten Squared

November 12, 2018 to November 18, 2018
"Ten Squared" at the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) provides avid art collectors and first time art-buyers an opportunity to purchase original artworks for the affordable price of $150...

Back to School Theatre Sports

September 20, 2018 to November 24, 2018
Vancouver TheatreSports (VTS) honours the beginning of fall with a special improv show dedicated to school days. Back to School TheatreSports takes classic TheatreSports short form improv &l...
Performing Arts

WTF – What the Fun?!

September 20, 2018 to December 21, 2019
End your week with laughs at WTF – What the Fun!  With the aid of audience suggestions, WTF takes its inspiration from the quirky stories found in the weekly news and on-line...
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


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

Mixed Improv Arts

September 20, 2018 to December 21, 2019
In this winner-takes-all contest you won’t see a ‘Peruvian necktie’ or a ‘Rubber guard’ but you will see opponents face off in a fierce competition of wits for who can wi...
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

Happening this season

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.