Showboat Live Entertainment at Kitsilano Beach
In 2019 free live entertainment took place on the Showboat Stage in Kitsilano on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 7:00 and 9:00 pm. The event was postponed in 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak, and then it ended up taking place in an online format instead of in-person. Hopefully the shows can happen normally in 2021.
The shows usually feature local bands, choirs, dancers and other performing arts groups. Some performers are well-known and exceptional. Others are lesser known and less experienced. It’s all free though, and a nice addition to what is already one of Vancouver’s absolute best places. Kitsilano Beach is amazing!
Where is Kitsilano Showboat?
Kitsilano is a Vancouver neighbourhood located southwest of Vancouver’s downtown core. It’s west of Burrard Street, the Burrard Street Bridge and Granville Island, and it’s east of the University of British Columbia, Point Grey and Jericho Beach.
Kitsilano Beach itself is located in the northeast corner of the Kitsilano region not far from Vanier Park and places like the Vancouver Maritime Museum, Museum of Vancouver and H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.
Kitsilano Showboat is the stage and amphitheatre at the southwest end of Kitsilano Beach near the giant outdoor swimming pool. Its physical address is 2300 Cornwall Avenue.
For an idea of what to expect in future events, here is the entertainment schedule for Kitsilano Showboat in 2019.
June Performances in 2019
- Monday, June 17th – West Vancouver Adult Concert Band
- Wednesday, June 19th – D’Hercy Dance Company Youth Dancers
- Friday, June 21st – Dance to the Beat of Greece
- Saturday, June 22nd – Jazz Connexion and Sea to Sky Wind Ensemble
- Monday, June 24th – Dunvegan Dance Academy
- Wednesday, June 26th – Vancouver Performing Stars, Rhythm Room and SV Dance
- Thursday, June 27th – Bright Sunset Chinese Dance Group
- Friday, June 28th – Simple Truth and Vancouver Dorfmusik
- Saturday, June 29th – South Van Big Band
July Performances in 2019
- Monday, July 1st (Canada Day)
- 3:15 pm – Vancouver Puppet Theatre
- 4:00 pm – Story time with Barry
- 4:30 pm – Luc Emmanuel
- 5:00 pm – Hunter J and the Jets
- 6:30 pm – Canada Day Birthday Cake
- 7:00 pm – Sambacouver
- 8:00 pm – Joyce Murray
- Wednesday, July 3rd – Ear Buds
- Friday, July 5th – Royal City Concert Band
- Saturday, July 6th – Los Gitanos and Purple Dragon Martial Arts
- Monday, July 8th – The Art of Dance Studio and All for Dance
- Wednesday, July 10th – Urbana and Heart and Sole
- Friday, July 12th – Halua Kia’ I O Ka Hula
- Saturday, July 13th – Showboat Fundraiser: A Night to Remember
- Monday, July 15th – 2 Boots and Studio Cloud 30
- Wednesday, July 17th – Blue Live Crew and Collage
- Friday, July 19th – R & Friends Showboat Fundraiser
- Saturday, July 20th – Kalaya Hawaiian Dancers
- Monday, July 22nd – Chyenne May, Emma Currie, Minami and LiveWire4
- Wednesday, July 24th – Diamond Country Dancers, Vancouver School of Highland Dance and Dancing Stars School of Performing Arts
- Friday, July 26th – Wailele Wai Wai
- Saturday, July 27th – 4 oh 4 Band
- Monday, July 29th – Showboat Allstars and Mozzy Lane
- Wednesday, July 31 – Swedgers and Top Line Vocal Collective
August Performances in 2019
- Friday, August 2nd –Parno Drom and Route 9
- Saturday, August 3rd – Copper Crow
- Monday, August 5th – Bella Domingo Polynesian Dancers and Brazilian Swag
- Wednesday, August 7th – Rock Paper Moon and Burnaby International Folk Dancers
- Friday, August 9th – Doe Bender and Friends, Roots Peruvian Folklore Dance Group and The Phoenix Dancers
- Saturday, August 10th – Sambacouver
- Monday, August 12th – Norine Braun
- Wednesday, August 14th – Jhoely Triana Flamenco, Velvet Rose and the Penk O’Donnell Irish Dancers
- Friday, August 16th – Han Pan Journey, Mexican Dance Ensemble, Lava & Electro-Belly and the Spirit of the South
- Saturday, August 17th – Ache Brazil Students and Closing Ceremonies
For more information about the series of summer concerts and performances, see the Kitsilano Showboat website.
To learn about Vancouver beaches and other things to do in the area, check out any of the following:
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Vancouver Summer Outdoor Concerts
- Vancouver Summer Outdoor Movies
- Vancouver’s June, July and August Events Calendars
- Festivals & Events Calendar