Share a special moment with your little one in a world filled with play, exploration, and discovery. A joyous and stimulating experience for the youngest of audiences.
Our 2017 Festival features dazzling performances from artists far and wide. From local treasures to rare and exotic finds, these captivating performers will put a smile on your child’s face and hopefully even make you hoot with laughter.
We’ve got many exciting shows planned for you this year to celebrate our 40th. Browse the list below to see who’s performing this year!
Sing along with one of Canada’s best-loved children’s singers and Canadian music icon Fred Penner at this year’s Festival! Fred has been charming audiences for over 35 years with catchy songs such as “The Cat Came Back."
Don’t miss the best of the Festival musical extravaganza with Fred Penner and his friends, Charlotte Diamond, Norman Foote and Rick Scott all on stage for one great show!
One of BC’s best-loved entertainers, Charlotte creates musical fun with her many catchy kids’ classics including ‘Four Hugs a Day” and “I am a Pizza”. Come sing and dance with Charlotte!
Get ready to fall in love with the most adorable character from down under! Bursting with curiosity and joy, Grug loves a good adventure!
More than 34,000 children created the artwork and the story for this delightfully funny animated film. Will 11-year-old Beanie save the universe and return the Golden Nit to its rightful place?
We’ve compiled the best NFB films from classics like The Sweater to modern takes on what it’s like to experience being new to Canada. A fun exploration of what it means to be Canadian.
With humour and simplicity, actors and puppets tell the story of Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved tale The Snow Queen. A Heart in Winter revisits and adapts this classic tale creating a beautiful and stunning production not to be missed.
In an action-packed sixty minutes, The Canada Show takes you on a hysterically historical joy-ride through 20,000 years of Canada.
You’ll be blown away by Afrique en Cirque’s breathtaking display of daring acrobatics and death-defying feats! Kalabanté will have you gasping in amazement.
Don’t miss this fun, interactive and dynamic performance. Through body percussion and beatboxing, Rup demonstrates and teaches how the body is indeed a musical instrument.
Are you ready to be swept up in a tornado of music and dancing? This energetic urban folk band will get kids off their feet and dancing up a storm.
Wild Moccasin Dancers are a dynamic troupe that showcase the stunning vibrancy of pow wow culture through dance. You’ll be mesmerized by the dramatic dancing, spectacular regalia and thrilling drumming.
There’s going to be a dance party and you’re invited! Get ready for an explosion of colour, energy and music that embodies the lively culture and rhythms of Brazil.
Watch Festival performers cut loose at our annual Variety Show! This year’s tour de force, features the daring acrobatics of Afrique en Cirque, the high energy beats of RupLoops, a dance extravaganza from a Wild Moccasin Dancer, a hysterical joy-ride through Canada's history with The Canada Show, plus sing along with one of Canada's best-loved children's singers, Fred Penner! All ages.
You’re invited to a party! Get your face painted, dance, play games, sing “Happy Birthday” and join us for birthday cake! Come help us celebrate the Vancouver International Children’s Festival’s 40th birthday!