Special Birthday Events

Birthday Party

Sunday, May 28
2:30pm — 5pm at the Picnic Pavilion on Granville Island

  • All tickets $6.  Tickets include cake and ice cream. Cash bar available.


You’re invited to a party! Get your face painted, dance, play games, sing “Happy Birthday” and join us for birthday cake! It’s sure to be a great party. Come help us celebrate the Vancouver International Children’s Festival’s 40th birthday.

Fred and Friends

Saturday, June 3
10:30am at Granville Island Stage on Granville Island

  • Child: $12.50*
  • Adult: $22*



With so many stars in one room, you’re going to need sunglasses! For our 40th Festival, we’re bringing back some past Festival favourites to help us celebrate! Don’t miss this best of the Festival musical extravaganza with Fred Penner and his friends, Charlotte Diamond, Norman Foote and Rick Scott all on stage for one great show! Join Fred Penner for a rare and extraordinary performance featuring the zany antics of Norman Foote, the beautiful songs of Charlotte Diamond and the always colourful and quirky hysterics of Rick Scott. Sing along with 4 of Canada’s best-loved children’s singers.

Charlotte Diamond

Sunday, June 4
11:00am Revue Stage

  • Child: $12.50*
  • Adult: $22*



For 30 years, this multi-award winning musician and Order of Canada recipient has inspired children to sing, dance, care for each other, and celebrate Canada’s cultures. One of BC’s best-loved entertainers, Charlotte creates musical fun with her many catchy kids’ classics including ‘Four Hugs a Day”, “I am a Pizza”, “Octopus” (Slippery Fish), and “All the Nations Like Banana.”


All ticket prices subject to GST and service charges. No refunds or exchanges.