Festival Events

2017  Theatre Festival Events

Big Raffle!

Here’s your chance to win-win-win! That’s right: we’ve come up with some big prizes and even more ways to support the arts on Gabriola. There will be one draw before each evening mainstage show. Get your tickets early at the ticket booth or from our roving volunteers! Support the businesses that support the festival! Spend…

Free Outdoor Stage!

Enjoy a mix of Gabriola musicians on this year’s outdoor stage! Some of the best local music you’ll see, on a FREE stage. Friday: 5:45-6:45 TerraZetto​ 8:45-9:15 Chris Ronald Saturday: 9-9:30: Gary Badke 9:30-10: Carolyn Bell 10-10:30: Roger Christie and Marty Steele 10:30-11: Double Entendre 5:45-6:45: The Kat's Pajamas 8:45-9:15: Blue Moon Sunday: 9-9:30: Moonsister 9:30-10:…

Opening Ceremonies: And the Community Spirit Award Goes To...!

Every year at the Opening Ceremonies of the Gabriola Theatre Festival, we honour a community member, business, or organization that has made a significant contribution to the Gabriola Arts Council, the Theatre Festival, and the community at large. These contributions take many forms: enhancing the creative and cultural life on Gabriola; financial and/or in-kind support;…

A Fashionable Tale Fashion Show

Join us for The GABE Shop’s third annual unconventional fashion show. You’ll be dazzled by spectacular attire and tickled by funny tales from the closet. The GABE Shop, a boutique thrift store owned by The Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care, raises funds for island health care initiatives. Featured fashions will be available for sale…

Shipwreck Wine Bar

Disappear into the abandoned shipwreck, where spirits are poured and the living is easy! Enjoy refreshments before, between, and after mainstage shows. But beware! No drinks will be served during mainstage performances.

Lions Pancake Breakfast

Start your Festival day with a tasty pancake breakfast served by the Gabriola Lions Club. Enjoy it in the Festival Hub with friends and neighbours. Pancakes, sausages, eggs, orange juice, and coffee—all for just $7 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under! All proceeds support worthy programs on Gabriola. SATURDAY + SUNDAY |…

Beachcombers Kids Corner!

Splash and play in underwater flora and fauna as the fishes do! A variety of shells, driftwood, seaweed, and beautiful gifts from our local waters have washed ashore for your crafting pleasure! Make puppets, garden art, and mosaics! Get your face painted! Join in on all the fishy fun! SATURDAY + SUNDAY | 10:00am–12:00pm |…

Street Art + Street Fair!

Art: See it! Love it! Take it home! Gabriola artists and artisans will delight your senses, tickle your fancies, and soothe your soul with their fantastic creations at this favourite summer art and craft event. More than 50 artists will be on hand at this lively artisan market, featuring an eclectic selection of quality one-of-a-kind…

GROWLS Puppet Show

Somewhere in the forests of Gabriola Island the animals are building a clubhouse where all wild creatures can come together. But when a turkey tries to help, the animals become divided instead. This children’s parable of friendship and belonging is suitable for all ages. SATURDAY | 2:00pm | AT THE FESTIVAL HUB | FREE!

Miss Mara’s Performance Camp Troupe

Gabriola Dance invites you to watch a variety of charming and beautiful dance pieces. Come support these young performers! Performance will only take place with enough registrants in August’s dance camp. To register contact Mara at info@maragoldtheatre.com by July 1st. SATURDAY | 3:00pm | AT THE FESTIVAL HUB | FREE!

Lions Pancake Breakfast

Start your Festival day with a tasty Pancake Breakfast served by the Gabriola Lions Club. Enjoy it in the Festival Hub with friends and neighbours. Pancakes, sausages, eggs, orange juice, and coffee—all for just $7 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under! All proceeds support worthy programs on Gabriola. SATURDAY + SUNDAY |…

Beachcombers Kids Corner!

Splash and play in underwater flora and fauna as the fishes do! A variety of shells, driftwood, seaweed, and beautiful gifts from our local waters have washed ashore for your crafting pleasure! Make puppets, garden art, and mosaics! Get your face painted! Join in on all the fishy fun! SATURDAY + SUNDAY | 10:00am–12:00pm |…

Walk on the Wild Side Children’s Magic Show

This magic show features storytelling, comedy, music, and tons of audience participation! Celebrating the wrap-up of this year’s Summer Reading Club at the Gabriola Library, this show will get kids excited about the world around them and inspire them to read books from their local library. Sponsored by the Friends of the Gabriola Library. Leif…

Shipwreck Wine Bar

Disappear into the abandoned shipwreck, where spirits are poured and the living is easy! Enjoy refreshments before, between, and after mainstage shows. But beware! No drinks will be served during mainstage performances.