The Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Festival is Vancouver’s celebration of Taiwanese and Canadian artists. It features performances, exhibitions and more in July.
The 5th annual Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Festival takes place in downtown Vancouver the Canada Day Weekend and first week of July. In 2023 the festival runs from June 30th until July 8th.
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 variety of art to explore. There are often sculptures on display for all to see, along with musical performances by local artists. Other events include traditional dance performances, movie screenings and theatrical plays.
In 2023 the festival’s dates are June 30th to July 8th. The events take place at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s North Plaza, the Vancouver Playhouse and the ANNEX.
2023 Festival Program
In 2023 the Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Festival runs from June 30th until July 8th. There are 14 performing groups from both Canada and Taiwan. This year’s festival features both outdoor and indoor events.
The festival’s outdoor activities take place at the Vancouver Art Gallery from June 30th to July 2nd. There are multicultural performances, workshops, art exhibitions and kids crafts to enjoy. Films are also available to watch online with Taiwan Cinema from July 6th to 8th.
In addition to the free activities, there are four ticketed concerts in 2023. The Taiwan Yangqin Orchestra and Orchid Ensemble of Vancouver perform at the ANNEX at 7:30 pm on June 30th. The Taiwan Yangqin Orchestra performs at the ANNEX on July 1st as well, at both 2:00 and 4:30 pm. Then, on July 8th, the Vancouver Pops Orchestra & Choir perform at the Vancouver Playhouse at 7:00 pm. Tickets for each concert in 2023 cost between about $10 and $20.
For tickets and the event’s official website, visit tccfestival.ca.
Schedule of Outdoor Performances
The outdoor entertainment at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s North Plaza runs from June 30th to July 2nd in 2023. Performers this year include Atayal Taiwan First Nation M-yu Dancers, Jin Yu Yan Puppet Theatre, TCCS Line Dance, XL The Band, Mozaico Flamenco and many more.
Main stage performance times are to be confirmed. For an idea of what to expect, the schedule from 2022 is listed below.
Friday, 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
Saturday, 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
Sunday, July 3rd, 2022
- 12:00 pm: Vancouver Pops Orchestra
- 2:30 pm: Sons of Granville
- 4:40 pm: Brazilian Swag
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)