Festivals & Events


Vancouver’s festivals and events showcase the city’s cultural diversity, arts community and outdoor activities.

Discover Vancouver neighbourhoods at festivals like the Chinese New Year Parade or the Eastside Cultural Crawl, or attend the Jazz Festival to hear world-class musicians. The Celebration of Light fireworks festival draws hundreds of thousands of spectators to Vancouver’s beaches and shores, while the PNE has music, agricultural displays, rides and lots to keep the whole family busy.

Vancouver hosts one of Canada’s largest dragon boat events as well as the Sun Run – the country’s largest running event. And bookworms, take note: the city’s writers and readers festival was called the “Best Large Literary Festival in Canada” by the Canadian Tourism Commission.