As British Columbians revel in summer’s long-awaited arrival,  music enthusiasts across the province embrace the start of the highly anticipated festival season.

From vibrant cities to picturesque outdoor venues, B.C. transforms into a hub of pulsating beats and harmonious melodies as crowds gather to celebrate live music across the province. With diverse lineups of local and international artists, these festivals offer an eclectic blend of genres promising unforgettable experiences.

Discover a full list of festivals in Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, and more below.


Photo: Don Idio, Shambhala



2023 Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Vancouver, June 23 – July 2

Laketown Shakedown, Lake Cowichan, June 30 – July 2



Indian Summer Festival Concert Series, Vancouver, July 6-16

Atlin Arts and Music Festival, Atlin, July 7-9

Phillips Backyard Concert Series: TILT, Victoria, July 7-9

Bass Coast Festival, Merritt, July 7-10

2 Rivers Remix, Kamloops, July 7-9

Bella Coola Music Festival, Bella Coola, July 14-16

Summerville Music Festival, Vancouver, July 15

Farm Fest, Terrace, July 15

Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Fest, Langley, July 20-23

Shambhala Music Festival, Salmo, July 21-24

Indigenous Songwriters’ Sharing Circles + Performances, Surrey, July 22-23

Early Music Vancouver Summer Festival Series, Vancouver, July 27- August 5



Blueprint Events: PRIDE, Vancouver, August 1-6

Vancouver Mural Festival 2023, Vancouver, August 3-13

Filberg Festival, Comox, August 4-6

Up & Up Festival 2023, Vancouver, August 4-6

Flygirl Pride 2023, Vancouver, August 6

Happyland, Vancouver, August 6

Level Up Pride, Vancouver, August 6

Nanaimo Blues Festival, Nanaimo, August 10-13

Phillips Backyard Concert Series: REVERB, Victoria, August 11-13

African Descent Festival 2023, Vancouver, August 11-13

Edge of the World Music Festival, Skidegate, August 11-13

Active Passive Vol. 5 Festival, Galiano Island, August 11-13

The Function Festival, Victoria, August 19



AHFOMAD Festival, Surrey, September 1-3

2023 TAIWANfest, Vancouver, September 2-4

Normie Fest, Vancouver, September 8-10

LUNA SOUND, Revelstoke, September 23-24