Workshops and Conferences



    • March 2019

    Vancouver Ukulele Festival 2019 


    "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: March 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 2019

    Location: Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC, V5N 4E4.  

    Workshop registration and tickets:    Workshops: Prices (2 days) $299 CDN online     Gala Concert: prices ($35 at the door, $25 in advance)

    Workshop instructors: Daniel Ho, Victoria Vox, Stuart Fuchs, and many more prominent performing artists / clinicians! (Please see website for complete details)



    • May 2019

    Esquimalt Ukulele Festival 2019

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    Esquimalt Recreation is now hosting our region’s annual Ukulele Festival. This year’s 9th annual festival promises to be the best event to date! Purchase a festival pass to access all festival activities through Esquimalt Recreation at 250-412-8500 or ONLINE.

    Event dates: May 23rd to May 26th, 2019

    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:   Island Ukuleles, Doug Hensley, Anna Lyman, Nick Stecz, "Diamond Tooth" Molly Newman, Steve Sutton

    Website: Esquimalt Ukulele Festival


    • September 2019

    Nanaimo Ukulele Festival 

    ukefest.logoCome 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 a gala Friday night concert and Saturday workshops with JHUI Instructors Liz DeBarros, Ali Romanow, and Carol Johns from Vancouver Island and featured guests, The Naked Waiters. There is also an open mic session and the ever popular “Sing & Strum” on Saturday afternoon. The website has all the information, including links to accommodation websites.

    Event dates: September 13th & 14th, 2019

    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 $25 for workshops, and to $25 - $30 for selected workshops. Tickets available online or from Arbutus Music. Please check website for details.

    Workshop instructors:   The Naked Waiters, Liz DeBarros, Ali Romanow, Carol Johns,  and "The Revolving Doors".

    Website: Nanaimo Ukulele Festival

    Facebook: Nanaimo Ukulele Festival facebook page



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