August 2–11, 2019

About

Join us from August 2 to August 11, 2019, for the 29th Annual Harmony Arts Festival.

For 29 years, the Harmony Arts Festival, presented by Odlum Brown Limited, has been one of the North Shore’s most popular cultural events. The free festival draws crowds from all over the Lower Mainland to celebrate a harmonious balance of visual, culinary and performing arts on the spectacular West Vancouver waterfront. The ten-day festival attracts over 140,000 attendees. Strong sponsorship support, dedicated artist participation and eager volunteers have helped to build and define the Harmony Arts Festival.

Join us for world-class musical performances, inspiring art exhibitions and demonstrations, mouth-watering culinary events and enjoy the natural beauty of the setting. With over 150 free events set on a stunning backdrop of the iconic Stanley Park, there is something for everyone at the Harmony Arts Festival.

We want to acknowledge that we are on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Musqueam Nation. We recognize and respect them as nations in this territory, as well as their historic connection to the lands and waters around us since time immemorial.

Location

The Harmony Arts Festival takes place in West Vancouver along the waterfront on Argyle Avenue, from 14th to 16th Street. Festival sites include John Lawson Park, Millennium Park, Ambleside Landing, the Music Box, the Silk Purse and the Ferry Building Gallery.

For more information about these arts facilities, visit westvancouver.ca/arts-culture.

Zero waste

The Harmony Arts Festival is proud to be a Zero Waste Festival. In 2018, the festival further improved by diverting 92.3 per cent of its waste from landfills with the support of Green Chair Recycling.

  • 735 bags of garbage saved
  • 5700 kg of items recycled
  • 15.4 tonnes of CO2 saved (the equivalent of driving 252 round trips from Vancouver to Whistler)
Events for all ages

Plenty of new programs and exhibits, in addition to festival favourites, are coming to the 28th Annual Harmony Arts Festival, including:

  • visual art exhibits
  • art market (two weekends)
  • outdoor concerts on two stages
  • licensed beachside restaurant spaces in the heart of the action
  • Indigenous Showcase
  • variety of food vendors and delicious treats
  • drop-in art activities for both kids and adults
  • nightly outdoor movies
  • and much more!