Join us for the 22nd Vancouver Chinatown Festival!

The annual Vancouver Chinatown Festival, organized by the Vancouver Chinatown BIA Society (VCBIA),
is a free 2-day community family event.

Mark your calendars:

July 13th & 14th (Saturday and Sunday)
12:00 noon to 6:00 pm
Keefer and Columbia Street

Panda with baloon

Last year, the event was an overwhelming success hosting tens of thousands of visitors to our vibrant Chinatown community. We celebrated the diversity of the community and showcased Chinatown as an inclusive, sustainable, and resilient neighbourhood. Vancouver Chinatown Festival has grown into a highly anticipated summer signature event for Vancouverites as well as tourists from around the world.

    The Vancouver Chinatown Festival is a free
    2-day event that includes:

    • Live on-stage performances - ethnicity cultural dances, music orchestra, Science World stage show, Taiko drumming, Tap dancing, Regiment marching band, musical performances, plus more
    • "New" Children Theatre featuring - lion dance demonstrations and performances, Princess sing-along, Marvel heroes meet and greet, magic shows, plus more.
    • Kids Corner - lion dance interactive workshop, carnival games, face painting, balloon twisting, T-shirt painting, plus more.
    • Cultural Diversity Corner - A Wok Around Chinatown by Bob Sung, MahJong - a widely played traditional Chinese game, lantern making with Laisee packets, Chinese fan making, Chinese painting and calligraphy, Asian body massages, Traditional Imperial Wedding Sedan photo opportunity, plus more.
    • Chinatown Guided Tours - takes visitors through this historic neighbourhood to shop for unique, specialty offerings from our local merchants and many more attractions.
    • Extras - Translink Community Bus, Special meet and greet with our very own mascot VanVan,an artisan’s market featuring special gifts and crafts from different cultures, Food trucks featuring various cuisine from regions in the world, Social media activities (Where’s VanVan to interact with visitors), plus more!

    Volunteers, booth vendors, and sponsorship opportunities are available.
    We would like to hear from you!
    Enquiries: 604.632.3808 

    Festival Info