2 days of theatre, 2 days of music, plus incredible exhibits of local art.

Land Acknowledgement

Gabriola Arts Council (GAC) respectfully acknowledges that the land on which we live and create is the traditional, ancestral, and uncededterritory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation whose presence here reaches back to time immemorial. GAC respects and affirms the inherent rights and title of Snuneymuxw First Nation.

We endeavour to honour Coast Salish land and its treaties by strengthening our relationship and responsibilities to them. We are grateful to Snuneymuxw First Nation, who continue to share their knowledge about the history of the lands and water and their relations to them. We believe that the Arts can contribute to the healing and decolonizing journey we all share together and commit to honouring Indigenous self-determination, sovereignty and resurgence.

Welcome to the 4th Cultivate Festival on beautiful Gabriola Island!

Join us in celebrating theatre, music & art over four days amidst the natural wonders of the island. Cultivate is about creation, connection, and community. The Gabriola Arts Council is proud to present a festival that reflects the essence of Gabriola.

Together we Cultivate the arts.

Gabriola Commons
Gabriola Commons

Helpful Information

All events take place at the Commons Cultivate is once again being hosted at the Gabriola Commons, 675 North Road, Gabriola Island

Bring a chair or blanket. This is festival-style seating, on the grass. So, you may want to bring your own camping chair or blanket to sit on. There is no assigned seating.

Parking. You may park along North Road – please park in consideration of pedestrians and other vehicles. Free parking is also available in the parking lots across the road at the Gabriola Elementary School, the Rec Society, Island’s Trust and at the lower lot of the Firehall. Parking lots are not monitored, please be mindful

Tickets Online ticket sales end Wednesday June 29th at 8pm. Missed the chance to buy online? Tickets will be available on-site at the Commons during the festival.

Free Admission to the Artist Village

Visit our artists vendors, food vendors, Family Zone and participate in free workshops. No ticket required – come anytime during the 4-day festival.

Bring the kids

Entertainment and activites for all ages

A family concert with Rick Scott, Sunday Song Shenanigans with the Myrtle Sisters, a juggling worksohp with Trevor, father-daughter duo musicians Corwin and Kaya, Mural painting, Nature scavenger hunt, arts and crafts, face painting, Alice in wonderland picnic area, children’s mask painting and more!

Family Zone Cultivate Festival
Cultivate Festival Gabriola Island BC Canada