Choose Between Two Options
- $57 for one three-day pass ($70 value)
- $114 for two three-day passes ($140 value)
Festivities take place from 4–10 p.m. on Friday, August 21; from 11 a.m.–10 p.m. on Saturday, August 22; and from 11 a.m.–9 p.m. on Sunday, August 23.
Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival
With its sights set on becoming one of the country's major festivals, the Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival is already widely considered an important cultural event in the Northwest. Founded in 1998, it draws thousands of visitors from across the U.S. and Canada with an annual showcase of jazz, wine, fine art, and delicious food. This year, the festival takes place from August 21–23 at Esther Short Park, and here's what you can expect during your visit:
A lineup packed with jazz artists
Internationally acclaimed jazz, blues, and pop musicians descend upon Vancouver every year to play the festival alongside local and regional jazz acts. The tunes emanate from several stages, and each night, headliners dazzle audiences from the main stage. Click here to view this year's concert schedule.
Wine—lots and lots of wine
More than 200 different wines, in fact, with a focus on bottles hailing from the Pacific Northwest. You can purchase one-ounce tastings for $1 apiece, or you can have five-ounce glasses filled with your favorite wines for $5–$10 depending on the wine. Glass in hand, you can stroll around the festival listening to music, browsing exhibits, and tasting the array of savory and sweet foods for sale.
Local and international art
The Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival can easily have a third part added to its name: art. That's because artisans and crafters showcase their wares across the festival's grounds, including paintings, jewelry, home decor, and more. Commercial exhibitors also set up shop to promote their services, specifically local and regional small businesses.