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

Cultivate Raffle Prizes

Cultivate Raffle Prizes

SEVEN Awesome Prizes!


Prize Package Number One: Ticket no. 716636
Artisan Gift Package Number One
Woodblock print by Rick Herdman  |  value = $105
Gift certificate, essential oil & cream from The Medicine Garden  |  value = $60
Gabriola Songs CD  |  value = $20
Set of coasters by Mojo Art  |  value = $30
Tank top from Elsewear  |  value = $40
Set of cards from Springtide Creations  |  value = $25
Total Value = $280


Prize Package Number Two: Ticket no. 252791
Artisan Gift Package Number Two
Soap/serum from Starfish Soap  |  value = $32
Book by Sheila Norgate  |  value = $25
D’dance Glass glass platter  |  value = $250
Earrings by Jessica Hepper  |  value = $18
Total Value = $325


Prize Package Number Three: WON by Brenda Geartner
Artisan Gift Package Number Three
Gabe map trivet from Call it Creations  |  value = $18
Gift Certificate from Iron Oxide  |  value = $50
Body work gift certificate from Duncan Fraser  |  value = $150
Something fantastic from Dorothy Engst   |  value = $TBD
Card set Ranza Clark from   |  value = $18
Total Value = $236 minimum


Prize Package Number Four: Ticket No. 716723
Kerplunks Party Package
6 CDs/DVDs, stickers, temporary tattoos
Total Value = $150


Prize Package Number 5: WON by Jake Galbraith
Port Theatre Spotlight Series #1
2 tickets Arts Club Kim’s Convenience; 2 tickets Off Stage Jazz performance; 2 tickets Classical Coffee concert; 2 tickets to Les Voix Humaines
Total Value = $289


Prize Package Number 6: Ticket number 716736
Port Theatre Spotlight Series #2
2 tickets Ofra Hanoy; 2 tickets Ballet Victoria; 2 tickets Arts Club B&B
Total Value = $270


Prize Package Number 7: WON by Trevor Gear
Port Theatre
2 tickets for Rosanne Cash
Total Value = $140


Prize Package Number 8: Ticket number 716804
Celtic Tree of Life Drum with mallet
16” with antler handle. Elk or Deer hide. Hand-painted and donated by carol weaver
Total Value = $600