Special Events

West Vancouver is home to a variety of special events showcasing and celebrating our community’s diverse cultures, tastes and interests.

Spring Fest West // May 7, 2022

Celebrate all things spring at Gleneagles Community Centre!

  • Enjoy music, food, a pottery sale, bouncy castles, a petting zoo, golf attractions, kids activities, and more at our annual spring festival.
  • Don't miss out on performances from our local schools and stay for a delicious barbecue by Whittall Real Estate.
  • Learn about the Urban Forest Management Plan, a plan to protect, enhance, and maintain the health of West Vancouver's urban forest over the next 15 years. Look for the Urban Forest Management Plan information booth from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to learn more about the plan, speak with staff, and share your input.
  • West Vancouver Fire & Rescue will be providing helpful tips on what it means to be FireSmart. By taking a few simple steps, you can significantly reduce fire hazards in your neighbourhood.

Cash sales only
Please bring cash if you plan to purchase pottery, plants, food, or raffle tickets. 

Presented by the Gleneagles Advisory Committee.

Saturday, May 7
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Gleneagles Community Centre

Bridge Festival // June 3 - June 4, 2022

It’s not too soon to start looking forward to West Vancouver’s Bridge Festival, taking place this summer at Ambleside Park on June 3 and 4.

Bridge Festival is a celebration of our community’s diversity, where you can enjoy cultural experiences, flavours from around the globe, and live performances from over 30 local and international performers.

Bridge Festival will follow all COVID-19 protocols, as set by the Provincial Health Officer.

Learn more

Coast Salish Storytime // June 18, 2022

Coast Salish Storytime: Raven Seagull and the Daylight Box

June is Indigenous History Month in Canada. Join the Squamish Nation elder and an author, Lisa Lewis as she reads a Coast Salish legend: Raven Seagull and the Daylight Box. This family event will feature drumming, singing Squamish songs, and crafting a daylight box.

Suited for families with children ages 5 - 12, participating with their parents or caregivers

Saturday, June 18
10 – 11 a.m.
West Vancouver Community Centre
Lily Lee Spirit Room

Register

This workshop is funded by Raise-A-Reader literacy grant by Dacoda.

Welcoming & Inclusive Communities Program is supported by Enhance Westvan.

Summer Family Fun Fest // July 23, 2022

Kick off your summer in style with our 5th annual Summer Family Fun Fest! The family fun-packed day will include live music, balloons, food, exciting activities for the kids, and more.
 

Saturday, July 23
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
West Vancouver Community Centre

 

Schedule of Events

Musical Entertainment & Demos
Katie Brock Musical Entertainment 
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Great Lawn

Line Dancing Demo 
12 to 12:30 p.m. 
Lily Lee Spirit Room 

ICanDance Demos with Miss Marni
1 to 1:30 p.m.
Lily Lee Spirit Room

Food Vendor
Cazba
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
South Plaza, West Vancouver Community Centre

Activities & Booths
West Vancouver Community Centre & Patio

Summer Camps 
West Vancouver Tennis Club
Steam 4 Kids 
Gleneagles Community Centre Pottery
West Vancouver Fire & Rescue
West Vancouver Volunteer Services
Make-it! Workshop: Make One, Take One Intergeneration Activity
West Vancouver Memorial Library

Harmony Arts Festival // July 29 - August 7, 2022

Presented by Odlum Brown, this summer's Harmony Arts Festival takes place from July 29 to August 7. 

Join us for live music and celebrate visual and culinary art in our community.

It is important to be safe and support one another. Harmony Arts Festival will follow all COVID-19 protocols, set by the Provincial Health Officer.

Learn more

Coast Salish Storytime // September 17, 2022

Coast Salish Storytime & Craft

Discover a Coast Salish legend with Squamish Nation Elder and author, Lisa Lewis.
Lisa will be sharing the story, “Raven and the Blackberries” in this story time.

Suited for families with children ages 5 - 12, participating with their parents or caregivers

Saturday, September 17
10 – 11 a.m. | $2
West Vancouver Community Centre
Lily Lee Spirit Room

Register

This workshop is funded by Raise-A-Reader literacy grant by Dacoda.

Welcoming & Inclusive Communities Program is supported by Enhance Westvan.

PumpkinFest // October 16, 2022

Don't miss Enhance West Van's signature fundraising event! 

This year, PumpkinFest will feature a pumpkin patch, pony rides, petting farm, live music, pancake breakfast, free drop-in swim, skate, and gymnastics.

Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at a discounted price until October 15 at the West Vancouver Community Centre front desk or online. Event day tickets can be purchased at the ticket tent. All ticket purchases are non-refundable. Tickets are required for event activities & food purchases.
 

Sunday, October 16
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
West Vancouver Community Centre

Coast Salish Weaving Bracelet Making // October 23, 2022

Coast Salish Cedar Weaving Bracelet Making

Join Coast Salish master cedar weaver and Haida Elder, Todd Giihlgiigaa Devries to learn how to weave cedar bark and make a bracelet.

Saturday, October 23
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. | $2
West Vancouver Community Centre
Lily Lee Spirit Room

Register

This workshop is funded by Raise-A-Reader literacy grant by Dacoda.

Welcoming & Inclusive Communities Program is supported by Enhance Westvan.

West Vancouver Holiday Market featuring Portobello West // November 5, 2022

Just in time for the holidays, join us for Portobello West's highly anticipated Holiday Market! Shop from a curated selection of gifts from local BC artists, designers, and producers including fashion, jewellery, art, home decor, skincare, kids’ toys, gourmet treats, and more! Make sure to fuel up afterwards on tasty menu offerings from our onsite food trucks! Free admission. Rain or shine.

Saturday, November 5
10 – 5 p.m.
West Vancouver Community Centre
Free admission

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