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VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL CHILDRENS FESTIVAL

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. School tickets are on sale NOW and public tickets will be available in early 2023. Sign up to receive our updates to ensure you’re first to be notified.

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Schedule

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.

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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! Buy your tickets today.

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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 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

Testimonials

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 

The performance was amazing! So many happy and unforgettable memory-making experiences…we’re inspired to keep tapping into our creativity. The Festival gets better and better every year!

Parent 

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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