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VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL CHILDRENS FESTIVAL

May 26th to June 1st, 2025

Thank you to everyone who came down and enjoyed the 2024 Festival. And thank you to all of our amazing artists, crew, volunteers, sponsors & supporters. We couldn’t have done it without you! Please join us next year for our Festival in 2025. 

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Schedule

We have over 47 years of experience finding the best international performing artists and shows for children. Take a look at the super shows we’ve specially selected for this year’s Festival.

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Tickets

Share a special moment with your kids and ignite your child’s playful joy at this year’s Festival! Enjoy spectacular shows from around the world for kids and families of all ages. 

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Schools

Our diverse programming is an opportunity for students to gain new perspectives and experiences from which they can learn. Kids can see, hear, feel, think and imagine a better tomorrow. 

Artists

Our 2024 children’s Festival will feature dazzling performances from artists far and wide. From local treasures to international gems, these captivating performers will put a smile on your child’s face and make you hoot with laughter.

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Support us

As a non-profit organization, Vancouver International Children’s Festival uses private funding to subsidize ticket prices and ensure accessibility to our cultural programming for all children regardless of social or economic circumstance.

Our Impact

1,003 adopt a class students
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20,000 audience members
47 years in business

Testimonials

Faces were painted, games were played, origami was folded and great food was enjoyed. Thank you for giving us such as fun filled, memory making day! We are already excited about next year!

Festival Attendee 

I love the atmosphere — the Activity Village is great and all the families pouring out of various shows with big smiles, excited to talk about their theatre experience. It’s just the best. My children and I look forward to it every year.

Festival Attendee 

To see queer culture represented and celebrated at the children’s festival was a pretty powerful thing for my kids and I. Thank you children’s fest, you did good!

Festival Participant — M. Dumont 
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    Summertime fun awaits!

    As the summer season kicks off, we’re excited to keep the fun going with a list of summer happenings around the city. We’ve got you covered with a fantastic lineup of things to do for the whole family!

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    Igniting Joy Through Creative Writing with Gabby’s Classroom

    We believe in nurturing children’s creativity beyond the festival grounds. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Gabby’s Classroom to bring you tips on how to encourage your children to write stories and explore their imagination at home, or anywhere!

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    Navigating Artistic Exploration with the Port of Vancouver

    This year, thanks to the generous support from the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority/Port of Vancouver, 250 children will be attending this year’s Festival through our Adopt a Class program, for a day filled with learning, laughter and inspiration.

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Thank You To Our Sponsors