In 2018 the 41st Annual Vancouver International Children’s Festival takes place from May 28 to June 3 on Granville Island. World-class theatre, music, dance, circus, puppetry and storytelling are lined up to entertain Vancouver children and families. This year, thirteen professional performing artists from as far-reaching as Scotland and Australia are scheduled to perform 92 shows in six of Granville Island’s indoor theatre venues. Thousands of children and their families will participate in a wide variety of fun activities.  It will delight, enchant and engage you and your kids.

Tickets can be bought online in advance or during the festival at the festival box office. But the most popular shows fill up quickly, so reserve early if you can.

Some of the highlights of this year’s Festival include the following:


With live music, clapping rhythms and bubble popping throughout, join this adventure inspired by nature.  After the show, children are invited to explore the forest and discover the hidden secrets within the set. Ages 0-3, Relaxed Performance Ages 0-14.

Baking Time

The show involves baking antics, live music and oodles of opportunities for the audience, both young and old to join in the fun! The perfect recipe for interactive fun!  Ages 3-8.

New Owner

This is a truly touching and exceptional look into life through a dog’s eyes.  Audiences will be captivated by a moving and humorous tale about loss, friendship and new beginnings that will have you howling for more. Ages 5 and up.

Splash’N Boots Live

Get ready to move and groove and show off your dance moves at the wildest family dance party of the year!  Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to get up off your feet! Ages 1-8.

The Jocelyn Pettit Band

Don’t miss this lively concert of Celtic and Canadian folk music! A dynamic, upbeat and fun show that’s guaranteed to lift your spirit and inspire you to dance. All ages.

aM.mE Dance Crew

The Troupe’s energy is so infectious, you’ll pop, lock and spin out of the theatre. All ages.

Perfect Treat For a Perfect Day

Just as popular as the Vancouver International Children’s Festival, is Church’s Chicken® original and spicy fried chicken, freshly prepared throughout the day. While enjoying the festival, don’t forget to indulge your children with the hand-battered and double-breaded, Tender Strips®, all for a great value.  View our Menu.