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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!

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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 absolutely love this festival, my child and I look forward to it every year.
The mix of live theatre, muisc, dance and circus shows from Canada and all over the world.

Stephen A. 

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 

My school group LOVED the shows we attended. They were spectacular and the students were blown away!

BC Educator 
  • Two students are working on a school assignment on the floor.

    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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  • A child looks stands by an activity table, holding a pencil and looking to the left. Her forehead is painted with pink hearts and yellow stars; her left cheek has a rainbow and pink hearts; her right cheek has a unicorn and pink hearts.

    Navigating Artistic Exploration with the Port of Vancouver

    This year, thanks to the generous support from the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, 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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  • All Aboard! CN Train Tales

    Through the power of storytelling, we’re thrilled to partner with CN to bring your tiny train enthusiast on a journey with CN’s own collection of children’s books that not only entertain but also educate.

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