The first of the two events takes place around Canada Day (from June 30th to July 8th in 2023). The second happens on the Labour Day Long Weekend. Both are very interesting and include events with free admission.
For details about the festival in the summer, see the Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Festival‘s official website. For details about the event in September see our article about Taiwanfest.
Taiwanese Festivals in Vancouver
Both of Vancouver’s Taiwanese festivals happen on holiday weekends in Vancouver. One is near the beginning of the school summer holidays and the other is at the end.
The Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Festival happens around the first weekend in July. Venues it has used in the past have included Queen Elizabeth Theatre, the Richmond Oval and the plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Festival
The Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Festival is a great event! In 2023 the festival runs from June 30th to July 8th.
The outdoor activities take place at the North Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of June 30th to July 2nd (where July 1st is Canada Day). Most of this year’s indoor programming takes place at the ANNEX and Vancouver Playhouse on select dates. During the festival there are concerts, dance performances, film screenings and more.
This festival showcases both local and international artists from Taiwan and the Lower Mainland. The event is usually sponsored by Taiwan Tourism, China Airlines, the Government of Taiwan and various other organizations.
Taiwanfest in Vancouver
Taiwanfest is the other Taiwan-themed event that happens in Vancouver. It takes place on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the September Long Weekend. Its dates for 2023 are September 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Additional details are to be confirmed.
This second Taiwanese festival usually features live music and other entertainment. There are also public lectures, Taiwanese films, cooking shows, art exhibits and other activities most years.
Taiwanfest includes a number of events. Its main attraction, however, is a large street party on Granville Street.
To learn more about this event, see our article about Taiwanfest.
For more details about the festival on the Labour Day Long Weekend in September, see our article about Taiwanfest.
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Festivals & Events Calendar
- Vancouver Shows & Entertainment
- Canada Day Weekend
- Labour Day Weekend
- Vancouver on a Budget
- History and Culture in Vancouver