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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.

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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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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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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 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 

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 

My class will most remember the quality of the act we saw. It was superb. Absolutely memorable for Kindergarteners. They laughed their heads off.

Teacher & Festival Attendee 
  • Performers from the Tsatsu Stalqayu (Coastal Wolfpack) opening ceremony performance

    Tsatsu Stalqayu (Coastal Wolf pack) Opening Ceremony

    Comprised of one family, Tsatsu Stalqayu proudly promotes Coast Salish culture through the songs and dances it performs and the carving and textile arts it practises. Come see them perform in our Opening Ceremony.

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  • Image showcasing the nominated performers for the 2023 Canadian Folk Music Awards, co-presented by the Vancouver International Children's Festival. The featured artists are My Friend Christoper, The Oot n' Oots, Ginalina, Paige Penny, The Relative Minors, and Will's Jams.

    CFMA and VICF Announce Children and Family Music Showcase

    The CFMAs are thrilled to announce the lineup for the Family Folk, Children and Family Music Showcase Concert, Co-Presented with The Vancouver International Children’s Festival, on Sunday April 2 at 11:00 AM at the Waterfront Theatre (Granville Island).

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  • What’s Your Story

    Deb Williams is offering an intensive storytelling workshop and play development  for emerging performers. She’ll share 35 years of storytelling and comedy knowledge, giving you tools to create and share compelling stories, one-person shows, and many other genres. 

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