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May 30th to June 4th, 2023

Mark your calendar! The Vancouver International Children’s Festival will offer In-Person (on Granville Island) and Online programming this spring. Both School tickets and Public tickets are on sale NOW. Sign up to receive Festival updates and new show information.

Image of performer from The Girl who Forgot to Sing Badly performance. Watch this performance online from May 31st-June 12th


We have over 45 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.

Image of woman dancing and smiling from the Africa Oyé dance party, happening June 1st-4th.


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! Buy your tickets today.

Online auction

Our Online Auction is NOW live! Thanks to the many generous donations from local businesses & the community we have many, many fabulous items up for grabs! 


Our 2023 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

1011 adopt a class students
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20,000 audience members
45 years in business


I absolutely LOVE this event! I like the variety of activities, the music, the roving artists, the general atmosphere, everything! I also love the shows — the variety of options is fantastic. Now I tell all my friends they have to go too!

Parent and Festival Goer 

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 

Our students had never been to Granville Island before. The joy on the faces of the kids at watching live theatre was priceless and they had a lot of fun in the Activity Village! We really enjoyed our entire day.

BC Educator & Festival Attendee 
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