With 12 months and 4 season Vancouver has time that goes without any festival. As diverse as the country is, even the festivals here are very different and absolutely amazing. From film festivals to art festivals, festivals on interests and more, there is a lot that the place has to offer. Vancouver is a great place that offers a lot and the residents enjoy every day spent here thanks to the diverse and exciting events and Vancouver festivals that take place almost every month.
8 Top Festivals In Vancouver
With so many amazing festivals in Vancouver Canada, we bring you top 9 that one must not miss under any circumstances. These festivals are really different from the rest others and are a perfect way to enjoy the place and experience all that it has to offer to its citizens and tourists. Make note.
1. Honda Celebration of Light
One of the most spectacular festivals in the whole wide world. The Honda Celebration of Light is one great festival that truly does justice to the beauty of lights. There is no other firecracker show like this one. Every year by the end of July, the festival takes place for three consecutive nights. People come from all over the country and not just the city to witness this spectacular view that takes place over English Bay. Get your blankets and picnic baskets and watch the whole dark sky lit up with lights and firecrackers as Chrysanthemums, peonies, and horsetails explode above the city. People can also further reserve their place and enjoy the show from a VIP viewing area that consists of private cabanas with family-friendly bleachers.
2. Vancouver Pride Festival
Walking down Robson Street and south along Denman Street and Beach Avenue, ending by the waterfront at Sunset Beach, the Vancouver Pride Festival is one of the most famous festivals in the whole of the country. Therefore millions of people come to see this festival and be a part of the grand celebration.unday of August and include 20 official events that bring the LGBTQ community together along with their friends, families, and supporters. The whole festival consists of parades, parties, tea parties, concerts, block parties, youth dances, fundraising and much more. People can see the whole town wrapped in the rainbow color and partying.
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3. Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival
The Cherry Blossom Festival happens every year during Spring when the whole of Vancouver turns pink. The festival starts from the end of March to mid-April. The festival has several events and celebrations that people can enjoy for these days. The festivals consist of arts events, community bike rides, walking tours along with traditional Japanese festivities. During this time the city also organizes Spring Lights Illumination at the Queen Elizabeth Park which is a 2 days event which projects light displays illuminating the cherry blossoms along with dance, music, food and much more.
4. Vancouver Folk Music Festival
If you love music then do not miss your chance of being a part of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival. It is one of the best music festivals in Vancouver that has various performances by local as well as establishes and famous celebrities like Joan Baez, Angelique Kidjo, and Loudon Wainwright III and more. It happens at Jericho Beach and apart from the music, fans can also indulge in the range of street food selections, a crafts market, and the festival community village. This truly is one of the best music festivals in Vancouver.
5. Vancouver International Film Festival
Vancouver film festival is one of the best film festivals in the whole of North America. This 16 days festival witnesses a footfall of almost 140,000 fans who come to enjoy the collection of 360 movies. The VFF is unlike any other film festivals where celebrities walk the red carpets. All a person needs to do is buy tickets of as many shows and watch it. The film festival has movies from 70 countries from all over the world. This is one of the upcoming festivals of Vancouver.
6. Vancouver International Wine Festival
If you are a wine lover that missing this international wine festival in Vancouver is one of the worst things that you can do to yourself. The festival is participated by more than 25000 wine enthusiasts who come for wine tasting. The event happens every year in late February. It’s a 3 days events that give the people a chance to try as many as 700 plus wines that come from all over the world like Spain, Australia, Italy, and California. Along with this the festival also organizes wine lunches and brunches.
7. Dine Out Vancouver Festival
The best way to know a place is by getting to know and taste the food the place has to offer. This 17 days celebration celebrates street food like no other and happens in January every year. The festivals have various culinary scenes, cooking workshops, tastings, classes, and menus. The festival first started with just 53 restaurants serving 3-course meals at a fixed amount. Today the festival is participated by 250 restaurants selling things at the price range of $20 to @$ 40. There are tickets to purchase which must be bought immediately as they get sold out pretty quickly.
8. City of Bhangra Festival
For every Indian staying in the country and desi by heart, this city of Bhangra Festivals is one of the best Vancouver festivals. It takes place in mid-June and is participated by 350 plus performers. There is a 2 days open stage party with a non-stop Bhangra and dance.
Vancouver is definitely the land of festivals with so many celebrations and events that happen every month and that is completely diverse. Vancouver festivals have a lot to offer and there is something for everybody. Whether you a foodie, music lover, artist or have any other interest you will find something of your liking here. Make sure to witness one of these festivals when you holiday in Vancouver with TravelTriangle and see a site so pretty that you will fall in love with the city.
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