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May 27th to June 2nd, 2024

The Vancouver International Children’s Festival will return to Granville Island this spring to enchant and engage your child. Both school tickets and public tickets are on sale now!

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


We have over 46 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. 

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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. 


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
46 years in business


I love how this festival supports new faces and art, and makes space for them on the festival stages, to share their traditions, cultural practises and creative expression. 

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 

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 
  • Vancouver International Children’s Festival Announces 2024 Lineup

    The 47th Annual Vancouver International Children’s Festival takes place May 27 – June 2 in person on Granville Island where world-class theatre, music, dance, circus, puppetry and storytelling performers come to entertain Metro Vancouver children and families.

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  • Opening Night

    Join us for our Opening Night event! The evening begins with an Indigenous Welcome ceremony with Elder Statesman  Xwechtaal Dennis Joseph of the Squamish Nation, an evening performance of Robot Song and complimentary refreshments afterwards.

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  • Squamish Ocean Canoe Family

    In addition to paddling together, members of the Squamish Ocean Canoe Family are committed to sharing Skwxwú7mesh culture through traditional songs and dances. Squamish Ocean Canoe Family Cultural Sharing: Tuesday, May 28 at 11:30am in the Activity Village

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