This page updated February 2018
• April 2018
Vancouver Ukulele Festival 2018
"After an amazing sold our VUF 2017, fantastic gala concert, fun and transformative workshops and our first full Ukulele marketplace, I am delighted to announce the 2018 dates and confirmed instructors / artists so far ..... with an evening Gala Concert hall that can seat 500, and two whole days of Ukulele workshops and jams!" ..... Daphne Roubini
Event dates: April 27th, 28th, 29th, 2018
Workshop registration and tickets: - Workshops: Prices (2 days) T.B.A. Gala Concert: prices T.B.A.
Workshop instructors: Sarah Maisel, Craig Chee, Abe Lagrimas Jr, Ruby & Smith, Kalei Gamiao, Heidi Swedberg, Daniel Ward, Daphne Roubini, and more!
• May 2018
Esquimalt Ukulele Festival 2018 (formerly Larsen Music Ukulele Week)
Esquimalt Recreation is now hosting our region’s annual Ukulele Festival (formerly Larsen Music Ukulele Week). This year’s 8th annual festival promises to be the best event to date! Purchase a festival pass to access all festival activities, (only 50 passes available - so hurry!!! ) through Esquimalt Recreation at 250-412-8500 or ONLINE.
Event dates: May 23rd to May 27th, 2018
Location: Various loactions during the week throughout Victoria, BC. Please check the website for more information.
Workshop registration and tickets: Available through website (see link below). Festival pass $60 / person, Gala concert or strum-a-long $10 / person.
Workshop instructors: Jessica Benini, Doug Hensley, Anna Lyman, "Diamond Tooth" Molly Newman, Steve Sutton
Website: Esquimalt Ukulele Festival
• July 2018
Nanaimo Ukulele Festival
Come join us in the Harbour City of Nanaimo, located on beautiful Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada for our “Great Little Festival”, a two day event featuring performances and workshops by The Naked Waiters, a young, dynamic ukulele trio from Provo, Utah; Cynthia Kinnunen, a Level 3 JHUI Instructor all the way from Guelph, ON, will perform and lead an Ookestra workshop; Liz DeBarros a Level 2 JHUI instructor from the Island will be offering workshops for Absolute Beginners. There is a free concert, open mic and the ever popular “Sing & Strum” on Sunday afternoon. There will be vendors on both days. The website has all the information, including links to accommodation websites.
Event dates: July 14th & 15th, 2018
Location: Nanaimo Neighborhood Church, 4951 Rutherford Rd, Nanaimo BC.
Workshop registration and tickets: Available through website (see link below). Various ticket and registration prices from $20 for workshops, to $60 for all-day Ookestra workshop. Please check website for details.
Workshop instructors: Cynthia Kinnunen, The Naked Waiters, Liz DeBarros, and "The Revolving Doors".
Website: Nanaimo Ukulele Festival
Facebook: Nanaimo Ukulele Festival facebook page