Guide to Feasting at the Festival

We are excited to offer a wide selection of local Food Trucks at this year’s festival, with enough variety to satisfy each family member’s tastes and cravings! Check out our Guide to Feasting at this year's Festival!

A promotional image for the food trucks at the 2023 children's festival. In the top row, from left to right, there is an image of an Elotes corn cob, a Potato Hurricane, Saffron Ice Cream, and Baklava. On the bottom row, from left to right, there's an image of two food trucks from Meet2Eat catering, an ice cream cone, a falafel, and more spiralized potato's on sticks.
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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…

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Youth for Youth

The Vancouver International Children’s Festival Society’s Youth for Youth (Y4Y) program provides training, mentorship and performance opportunities for emerging artists. The program develops their artistic skills…

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Welcome Kirith

Learn more about the Festival's Volunteer Coordinator, Kirith Bains. She joined our team last year so this introduction is well overdue.

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Indigenous Content and Programming: School Fieldtrip 

If you’re a teacher looking for an Indigenous learning experience for your students, a field trip to see an Indigenous performance at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival is a great way to enhance student engagement and inspire learning.

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LunarFest 2024

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon at LunarFest. Make friends and make art with free family-friendly workshops on Granville Island, from Feb 9 - Feb 29. Celebrate LNY like no other through arts and culture!

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Welcome Anika

We’d like to officially introduce you to Anika Vervecken. She has recently joined our team as our new Access Activator. Learn more about Anika!

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