The name says it all.  Winterruption is an annual music and arts festival on Granville Island that’s meant to inject a little energy and color into the gloomy days of February.  The lively, three-day festival, which is in its sixth year and features a mind-boggling array of concerts, dance performances and theatre.

Live music will be featured all day, mainly as free concerts,  and continue into the night with ticketed performances.  Headlining the concert series this year is Vancouver-based indie-pop band The Zolas, which offers a unique brand of “cryptic cabaret strut,” according to the Winterruption website.

Among the diverse performances featured are everything from zany street acts to classic plays.   Don’t miss the Only animal, quite possibly the world’s only jazz troupe with real flaming tubas and trumpets.  They’ll be performing outdoors, as part of the free Under the Bridge series.   If that’s not your thing, catch a staging of Edward Albee’s classic play Who Afraid of Virginia Woolf at the Arts Club Theatre Company.

Family fun is front-and-centre with performances by Charlotte Diamond, mask making workshops and parading through the streets with our ever-popular stilt dancers. Axe Capoeira’s high-flying acrobatics, invigorating Brazilian music and dazzling costumes will delight all ages.
Discover artists’ exhibits, local food, French films and Pop up Dances around every corner of the Island all weekend long!