lists: Biggest Metro Vancouver festivals and cultural events in 2012

Biggest Metro Vancouver festivals and cultural events in 2012

Ranked by attendance at most recent event

Rank '12Event
Website
Event host
Address
Venue(s)Date of most recent eventNext event dateAttendance: most recent/ previous
1Celebration of Light
www.vancouverfireworks.ca
Vancouver Fireworks Festival Society
1020 Mainland St Suite 165, Vancouver, BC V6B 2T5
P: 604-733-7171 F: 604-733-7160
English BayJuly 30, August 3, August 6, 2011July 28, August 1, August 4, 20121,000,000
1,000,000
2The Fair at the PNE
www.pne.ca
Pacific National Exhibition
2901 Hastings St E, Vancouver, BC V5K 5J1
P: 604-252-3522 F: NP
PNE FairgroundsAugust 20 - September 5, 2011August 18 - September 3, 2012803,598
937,485
3Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival
www.vancouverpride.ca
Vancouver Pride Society
1080 Howe St Unit 304, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2T1
P: 604-687-0955 F: 604-687-0965
Downtown VancouverJuly 31, 2011August 5, 2012600,000
640,000
4TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival
www.vanjazzfest.ca
Coastal Jazz & Blues Society
295 7th Ave W, 2nd floor, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1L9
P: 604-872-5200 F: 604-872-5250
Various indoor and outdoor venues in VancouverJune 24 - July 3, 2011June 22 - July 1, 2012520,000
525,000
5Bright Nights in Stanley Park
www.vancouverparks.ca
Vancouver Park Board
2099 Beach Ave, Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4
P: 604-257-8531 F: 604-718-6539
Stanley Park Miniature RailwayDecember 2, 2011 - January 2, 2012December 2012 - January 2013200,0001
200,000
5Canada Day at Canada Place
www.canadaplace.ca/canadaday
Canada Place Corp.
999 Canada Pl Suite 504, Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1
P: 604-775-7200 F: 604-775-6251
Canada PlaceJuly 1, 2011July 1, 2012200,000
200,000
5CelticFest Vancouver
www.celticfestvancouver.com
Celtic Fest Vancouver Society
1239 Georgia St W Suite 403, Vancouver, BC V6E 4R8
P: 604-683-8331 F: 604-909-1881
Various venues in downtown VancouverMarch 10 - 18, 2012March 9 - 17, 2013200,000
250,000
8Vancouver International Film Festival
www.viff.org
Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society
1181 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3M7
P: 604-685-0260 F: 604-688-8221
Various venues in VancouverSeptember 29 - October 14, 2011September 27 - October 12, 2012152,000
148,000
9Vancouver Christmas Market
www.vancouverchristmasmarket.com
Vancouver Christmas Market Inc.
650 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2P1
P: 604.924.4506 F: 604-924-9121
Queen Elizabeth Theatre PlazaNovember 24 - December 24, 2011November 24- December 24, 2012130,000
125,0002
10Surrey Canada Day
www.surrey.ca/canadaday
City of Surrey
14245 - 56th Ave, Surrey, BC V3X 3A2
P: 604-591-4011 F: NP
Cloverdale Millennium AmphitheatreJuly 1, 2011July 1, 2012110,000
100,000
11Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival
www.dragonboatbc.ca
Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival Society
1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC
P: 604-688-2382 F: NP
False Creek and Creekside Community CentreJune 10 - 12, 2011June 15 - 17, 2012100,000
100,000
12Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden
www.vandusengarden.org
VanDusen Botanical Garden
5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1
P: 604-257-8335 F: 604-257-8679
VanDusen Botanical GardenDecember 9, 2011 - January 2, 2012December 7, 2012 - January 1, 201392,000
72,000
13Surrey Fusion Festival
www.surrey.ca/fusionfestival
City of Surrey
14245 - 56th Ave, Surrey, BC V3X 3A2
P: 604-591-4011 F: NP
Holland ParkJuly 16 - 17, 2011July 21 - 22, 201290,000
85,000
14Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
www.bardonthebeach.org
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
203-465 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1R3
P: 604-737-0625 F: 604-737-0425
Theatre tents in Vanier ParkJune 2 - September 24, 2011May 31 - September 22, 201284,000
79,300
15Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair
www.cloverdalerodeo.com
Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition Association
6050 176 St, Surrey, BC V3S 4E7
P: 604-576-9461 F: 604-576-0216
Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition Fair GroundsMay 20 - 23, 2011May 18 - 21, 201277,000
72,000
16Dine Out Vancouver Festival
www.tourismvancouver.com/dov
Tourism Vancouver
200 Burrard St Suite 210, Vancouver, BC V6C 3L6
P: 604-682-2222 F: NP
Various restaurants in Metro VancouverJanuary 20 - February 5, 2012NP70,000
NP
17Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day
www.coquitlam.ca
City of Coquitlam
3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7N2
P: 604.927.3000 F: NP
Lafarge Lake and Evergreen Cultural CentreJuly 1, 2011July 1, 201250,000
10,000
18Caribbean Days Festival
www.caribbeandays.ca
Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of B.C.
141-6200 McKay Ave Suite 635, Burnaby, BC V5H 4M9
P: 604-515-2400 F: NP
Waterfront Park, North VancouverJuly 23 - 24, 2011July 28 - 29, 201248,000
48,000
19Circle Craft Christmas Market
www.circlecraft.net
Pacific Canadian Craft Shows
1537 8th Ave W Suite 203, Vancouver, BC V6J 1T5
P: 604-801-5220 F: 604-801-5221
Vancouver Convention Centre WestNovember 9 - 13, 2011November 7 - 11, 201242,000
35,000
20Fort Langley Cranberry Festival
www.fortlangley.com
Fort Langley Business Improvement Association
PO Box 198, Fort Langley, BC V1M 2R5
P: 604-888-8835 F: 1-888-889-6019
Fort LangleyOctober 8, 2011October 6, 201240,000
30,000
21The Word on the Street Vancouver
www.thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/vancouver
Vancouver Book & Magazine Fair Society
207 Hastings St W Suite 901, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H7
P: 604-684-8266 F: 604-687-2435
Vancouver Library Square and CBC PlazaSeptember 23 - 25, 2011September 28 - 30, 201235,000
28,000
21Vancouver Fringe Festival
www.vancouverfringe.com
First Vancouver Theatrespace Society
1398 Cartwright St Suite 203, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8
P: 604-257-0350 F: 604-253-1924
Granville Island and various venues around VancouverSeptember 8 - 18, 2011September 6 - 16, 201235,000
31,262
23Richmond Maritime Festival
www.richmondmaritimefestival.ca
City of Richmond
6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC V6Y 2C1
P: 604-718-8040 F: NP
Britannia Shipyards, National Historic Site of CanadaAugust 5 - 7, 2011August 10 - 12, 201230,000
20,000
23Theatre Under the Stars
www.tuts.ca
Theatre Under the Stars
2099 Beach Ave, Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4
P: 604-734-1917 F: 604-734-1585
Malkin Bowl, Stanley ParkJuly 8 - August 20, 2011July 6 - August 18, 201230,000
40,000
23Vancouver International Children's Festival
www.childrensfestival.ca
Vancouver International Children's Festival Society
873 Beatty St Suite 402, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M6
P: 604-708-5655 F: 604-708-5661
Granville IslandMay 30 - June 5, 2011May 29 - June 3, 201230,000
45,000
26Vancouver Folk Music Festival
www.thefestival.bc.ca
Vancouver Folk Music Festival Society
2425 Quebec St Unit 100, Vancouver, BC V5T 4L6
P: 604-602-9798 F: 604-602-9790
Jericho Beach ParkJuly 15 - 17, 2011July 13 - 15, 201227,878
32,797
27Push International Performing Arts Festival
www.pushfestival.ca
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Society
640 West Broadway Suite 300, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G4
P: 604-605-8284 F: 604-874-7874
Various venues in VancouverJanuary 17 - February 4, 2012January 15 - February 3, 201320,000
24,439
28MusicFest Vancouver3
www.musicfestvancouver.ca
Vancouver Summer Festival Society
873 Beatty St Suite 402, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M6
P: 604-688-1152 F: 604-688-8441
Various venues in VancouverAugust 5 - 14, 2011August 10 - 19, 201219,643
19,822
29Surrey Party for the Planet
surrey.ca/party for the planet
City of Surrey
14245 - 56th Ave, Surrey, BC V3X 3A2
P: 604-591-4011 F: NP
Central City PlazaApril 15 - 16, 2011April 27 - 28, 201212,000
NP
29Surrey Tree Lighting Festival
www.surrey.ca/treelighting
City of Surrey
14245 - 56th Ave, Surrey, BC V3X 3A2
P: 604-591-4011 F: 604-591-4821
NPDecember 3, 2011December 1, 201212,000
NP



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