Top 5 reasons to check out the Winterruption festival on Granville Island



Granville Island’s exciting and eclectic Winterruption Festival returns for its 11th year with an incredible range of events and performances across the Island, promising something surprising around every corner.

Coastal Jazz partners with Granville Island to bring you an amazing roster of concerts. Along with the usual hijinks in the Kids Zone from the Vancouver International Children’s Festival, there’s improv comedy from TheatreSports®, face painting, and ‘pop-up’ dances in unusual places. You’ll discover amazing films and theatre for the whole family and encounter colourful creatures, clay sculptures and new flavours.

Winterruption will stir the senses, excite the mind, and deliver a whole lot of fun for everyone!

Top 5 reasons to check out Winterruption festival on Granville Island

By Vancouver Is Awesome

February 19 – 21. Visit for more info.

  • Alejandra Ribera

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    Let the magic of this new voice take you on a dreamy journey of delicately arranged songs that shift from jazz to folk to pop with intoxicating ease. Tickets available at

  • A Ballerina’s Tale

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    In celebration of Black History Month, this feature documentary examines the career of the first African-American principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre. Visit for more information.

  • Hamelin: A New Fable

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    Loosely based on the fable of the Pied Piper, this award-winning production featuring live music, masks, and puppetry is a must see performance for the whole family. Presented by Axis Theatre Company. Visit for more information.

  • Meet Your Makers Tours

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    Explore the galleries and workshops of Granville Island’s artists, or go behind-the-scenes at Liberty Distillery, Artisan Sake Maker, Dockside Brewery, and Granville Island Brewing Company. Tickets available at

  • Face Painting

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    All you need is a smiling blank canvas and you’ll leave with a work of art. Open to kids young and old, this free event runs February 20 & 21 from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm.