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List of Established Festivals and Events in Vancouver

Many established festivals in Vancouver are remarkable international affair but even locals feel keen in celebrating their cultural diversity. Major festival and events celebrated in Vancouver is worth checking when you plan to visit. If you are a foodie you can check the Vancouver culinary tour package online, so as to not miss any traditional cuisine.

List of established festivals and events in Vancouver

International Jazz festival

In late June, the city hosts most remarkable music festival. About 40 venues are involved. Jazz fans can buy festival pass and save 45% on ticket price.

International film festival

This huge celeb-free affair is held in Vancity Theatre. You can expect to view art cinema, independent films, political documentaries, which are otherwise not seen in Vancouver. Local audiences adore them, which encouraged Vancity Theatre to host international film festival each year in September or October.

International writers and readers festival

Literary goliaths share the stage along with fresh new writers. It is a weekly event held at Granville Island in October. The week includes poetry slams, readings, workshops, spelling bee and kid’s special events.

PuSh festival

PuSh festival started in 2008 with an aim to fulfil Vancouver’s theatrical ambition. Handpicked shows from across Canada and Europe along with new works by the local hotshots are staged.

Sun Run

On 3rd Sunday of April, a 6-mile largest road race is held. It starts from Georgia Street, Downtown and involves whole Vancouver city. There are approximately 54,000 participants, whose name are published in Sun newspaper, who is the main sponsor of this large road race.


A 26-mile marathon race starts at BC Place stadium and heads through False Creek & Gastown, around the Stanley Park and over to Kitsilano and back same way. The marathon is held in early May.

Dragon boat festival, Jazz festival, Canada day, dancing on edge, folk music festival and more. There is some kind of festival and event hosted in Vancouver, so check online and then plan your itinerary.

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