3 nights and 2 days of Music, Theatre, Arts, Workshops, Vendors, Food, Drink, Community & Family on the beautiful grounds of the Gabriola Commons

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Cultivate Festival

Join us in this celebration of music and theatre, nature and dancing, abundance and connection.

Let’s share a little island magic, a lot of laughter, and a celebration of imagination.


Artisan Vendors


Yurt Temple

Grafitti Wall

Pop-up Art Happenings

Gabriola artists and guests create their vision of Cultivte as a living work of art and creativity.


The Commons

A Place where Land and People Meet.

The Commons features 26 acres of peaceful rural landscapes and rich ecosystems, and enshrines the vision and spirit of a community commons.

The Theatre Stage is at the Commons this year!

Green Festival

We’re passionate about making the greenest festival we can.

From Commons Solar Arrays to Gertie biofuel to our collective human power, it’s all supplying energy for Cultivate!

Can you believe last years festival only produced two bags of garbage?

Remember to bring your own plates, cups, cutlery and napkins.

Camping, Parking & Shuttles

Beachside camping at Descanso Bay.

Regular free shttles from Descanso Bay and ferry terminal.

Limited on-site parking.  Ride you bike, carpool, or GERTIE.



The Gabriola Arts Coucil respectfully acknowledges that Cultivate takes place on the unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw Fist Nation, who have been stewards of the land for millenia. 


Cultivate News and Updates

We want to hear from you!

We want to hear from you!

Did we see you at the Cultivate Festival? We are looking for celebrations, ideas, advice, and feedback to help us plan, prepare, and improve for 2020. Please click on the links below and share your thoughts with us. We appreciate you taking the time.

I was an audience member. Click here for the audience feedback form.

I was a performer, Click here for the performer feedback form.

I was a vendor. Click here for the vendor feedback form.

I was a volunteer. Click here for the volunteer feedback form.

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