20+ BC summer 2024 music festivals all about good vibes


Summer music festivals in BC amp up the seasonal vibes with international and homegrown musical talent rocking the stages from mountains to beach to forest.

With the temperate coastal climate and chill community vibes, BC is a great destination for weekend music festivals. 

Here are some big name fests as well as maybe a few you haven’t heard of yet, all worth putting on your BC event calendar for this summer.

WATCH: Five Acre Shaker in Port Alberni, one of over 20 epic BC music fests this summer

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JUNE Music fests in BC

Jun 14-16  Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival / Duncan BC
Mainstage, workshops and jam sessions, all about bluegrass on Vancouver Island

Jun 17-29  PRISMA Festival / Powell River BC
Two weeks of orchestral music on the Sunshine Coast

Jun 19-23  Victoria Ska Fest / Victoria British Columbia
Coastal skankin' at its best

Jun 21-30  TD Victoria International Jazz Festival / Victoria BC
Jazz takes over the port city, with Booker T, Take 6, Veronica Swift and more...

Jun 21-30  Vancouver International Jazz Festival / Vancouver BC
Killer Mike, SUMAC, Julian Lage and more rock the coast 

Jun 28-30  Laketown Shakedown / Cowichan Valley BC
Shaggy, Portugal the Man, Everlast and K'naan, and more rock the (house)

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JULY music fests in BC

Jun 28-Jul 1  Funtastic Sport and Music Festival / Vernon BC
Slo-pitch and rock'n'roll go hand in hand, no? 

Jun 29-Jul 1  Funtastic Alberni / Port Alberni BC
It's such a good party, they had it twice! Honeymoon Suite and County Line headline 

Jul 1-5  Kathaumixw / Powell River BC
A five-day choral fest with concerts, competitions, workshops and socials

Jul 5-7  Smithers Midsummer Music Festival / Smithers BC
This chill northern BC town is a great place to dance like no one's watching

Jul 5-7  Atlin Arts and Music Festival / Atlin BC
The tiny town of Atlin (pop. 450) overflows with two days of music and fun

Jul 12-14  Vancouver Island MusicFest / Comox BC
Bela Fleck, Daniel Lanois, Lucinda Williams and more... 

Jul 12-15  Bass Coast / Merrit BC
a "thoughtfully curated boutique music and art festival" featuring new electronic artists

Jul 26-28  Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival / Salmon Arm BC
One of the summer's biggest tickets in the heart of the Shuswap

Jul 26-29  Shambhala Music Fest / Salmo BC
IYKYK: it's been named the best music festival in North America by DJ Mag (2019)

WATCH: Shambhala, one of BC's biggest music festivals

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AUGUST music fests in BC

Aug 2-4  Filberg Festival / Comox BC
Arts, crafts and live music in Comox

Aug 3-4  Texada Roots & Blues Festival / Texada Island BC
Island grooves dominate Texada

Aug 8-11  Nanaimo Blues Festival / Nanaimo BC
David Gogo, Cash Box Kings and more rock Maffeo Sutton Park

Aug 9-10  Wapiti Music Festival / Fernie BC
Fernie's big summer music fest

Aug 9-11  Five Acre Shaker / Port Alberni, BC
An epic coastal shaker full of groove and good vibes

Aug 16-18  Robson Valley Music Festival / Dunster BC
A fest with a loyal following, for its friendly, funky, fun community and great shows

September music fests in BC

Sept 13-15 Rifflandia 2023 / Victoria BC
This fall fest brings some of music's biggest names to wrap up the summer 

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