The Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Festival is Vancouver’s celebration of Taiwanese and Canadian artists. It features performances, exhibitions and more in July.
The 4th annual Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Festival takes place in downtown Vancouver on the Canada Day Weekend of July 1st to 3rd, 2022.
For the event’s official website visit tccfestival.ca.
Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Festival in Vancouver
The Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Festival is a showcase of talented artists from Taiwan and Vancouver. The series of events takes place at different locations across Metro Vancouver, and the festival as a whole is organized by the Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Society.
Each year the festival offers a wide variety of art to explore. There are often sculptures on display for all to see, along with musical performances by local bands. Other events typically include traditional dance performances, movie screenings and theatrical plays.
In 2022 the festival’s dates are July 1st to 3rd. This year, events take place at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s North Plaza, the Vancouver Playhouse and the ANNEX.
The 2018 Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Festival took place at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in mid-July. In 2019 the festival happened around the same time at the Richmond Oval. The 2020 edition of the festival was scheduled to take place at the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Playhouse Theatre at the end of May. However, the festival was cancelled that year due to COVID-19. In 2021 the Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Festival ran from July 2nd until July 4th.
2022 Festival Program
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 festival was different from normal. The main in-person activity last year was the Butterfly Kingdom exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. The 2021 festival also featured virtual programming and online performances.
In 2022 the Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Festival returns with a variety of in-person activities from July 1st to 3rd.
This year there are 16 performing groups from both Canada and Taiwan. The TD Performing Arts Stage features free outdoor entertainment at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Performers in 2022 include Wu-Gi Troupe, Sounds Global Ensemble, Norine Braun Band, and more. The festival also features outdoor films, an art exhibition, photo booth, Taiwanese food and more.
In addition to the free activities, there are three ticketed concerts happening in 2022. The Ali Razmi Persian Jazz Ensemble performs at the ANNEX at 3:00 pm on July 2nd. On the same day, Crossbridge Strings performs at 7:30 pm at the Vancouver Playhouse. Then, on July 3rd at 3:00 pm, the Lara Wong Trio performs at the ANNEX. Tickets for each concert cost about $22 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.
Below is the full schedule of events for the 2022 festival. All of these exhibitions and performances take place at the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza.
July 1st, 2022
- 11:30 am: Sounds Global Ensemble
- 1:00 pm: Opening Ceremony and Coastal Wolf Pack
- 2:40 pm: TFGHAA TCCS Tai Chi Sword
- 3:40 pm: TCCS Line Dance
- 4:40 pm: Uzume Taiko
- 6:50 pm: Zimbamoto
- 8:10 pm: Taiwan Cinema Under the Stars
July 2nd, 2022
- 12:30 pm: V’ni Dansi
- 2:30 pm: Norine Braun Band
- 4:40 pm: RazzMaJazz Ensemble
- 6:30 pm: Chronicles of False Creek
- 7:50 pm: Taiwan Cinema Under the Stars
July 3rd, 2022
- 12:00 pm: Vancouver Pops Orchestra
- 2:30 pm: Sons of Granville
- 4:40 pm: Brazilian Swag
As well, there are a number of things that run on all three days of the festival. They include a Taiwan Craft Art Exhibition, Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic and Rehabilitation displays, and performances by Wu Gi Troupe and Billy Chang & Tara Catherine Pandeya.
For more information about the festival visit the official Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Festival website.
Other articles that may be of interest include the following:
- TaiwanFest in Vancouver
- Soar Over Taiwan at FlyOver Canada
- Vancouver Shows and Entertainment
- Best Places for History and Culture in Vancouver
- July Calendar of Events
- Vancouver’s ExplorASIAN Festival (in May)