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May 30th to June 4th, 2023

That’s a wrap! Thank you to everyone who came to the In-Person Festival and to those that tuned in Online. And thanks to all of our amazing artists, crew, volunteers, sponsors & supporters of all kinds. We couldn’t have done it without you! Sign up for our Newsletter below to get updates for 2023 Festival in Vancouver.

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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.

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! 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 

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!

  • Say ‘Yes’ to Fun with Family Guard

    Say ‘Yes’ to Fun with Family Guard

    We’re so excited to have Family Guard as a Community Partner for this year’s Vancouver International Children’s Festival!

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  • Thank You to the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

    Thank You to the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

    Big thank you to our festival partner, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, proudly representing the Port of Vancouver, for supporting another year of the Children’s Festival! 

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  • Ignite Your Child’s Playful Joy

    Ignite Your Child’s Playful Joy

    Vancouver, BC (April 28, 2022) – After a two year in-person hiatus, the 45th annual Vancouver International Children’s Festival returns In-person from May 31 – June 5 on Granville Island and May 31 – June 12 Online.

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