Quick Guide to Vancouver Festivals in May

Vancouver International Children's Festival starts May 30, 2011

There are so many festivals happening around Vancouver in May 2011 that I thought I’d create a quick guide to help you find the fun!

explorAsian Festival – May 1 – 31, 2011
A month-long celebration of Asian culture full of free events, dance, music, visual arts, film, and more.

City of Bhangra Festival – May 4 – 14, 2011
Free and ticketed events that showcase Bhangra in Vancouver, with dhol drummers,ย  Bhangra dancers, Bhangra competitions and more.

Vancouver International Burlesque Festival – May 5 – 7, 2011
This three-day celebration of burlesque features local and international performers, workshops, fashion shows, parties, and more.

Vancouver Craft Beer Week – May 6 – 14, 2011
Enjoy nine days of Craft Beer events at over 70 venues around Vancouver.

DOXA Documentary Film Festival – May 6 – 15, 2011
Every year, DOXA brings the best in independent and Canadian documentaries to Vancouver.

Vancouver Spot Prawn Festival – May 7, 2011
Kick off B.C. spot prawn season with fresh-off-the-boat spot prawns, a Spot Prawn Boil, cooking demos from Vancouver’s top chefs, and family fun.

Vancouver International Children’s Festival – May 30 – June 5, 2011
North Americaโ€™s most renowned performing arts festival for young audiences, this week-long festival includes theatre, music, dance, acrobatics, puppetry and storytelling, as well as hands-on activities for all ages.



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  1. Just to note that the Children’s Festival not only moves to later in May, it also moves location – to Granville Island this year.