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

Looking back with gratitude…

Looking back with gratitude…

Our gratitude to all our volunteers, sponsors, funders, advertisers, supporters, billet hosts, crew, vendors, service providers, and staff. Cultivate Festival 2019 was a huge success thanks to you!

  • Adena Broadhead
  • Alex Dewar
  • Alex Strachan
  • Alex Van Amerongen
  • Alexandra Stephanson
  • Alison Fitzgerald
  • Allie Charron
  • Alyssa Semczyszyn
  • Amy Block
  • Amy Soper
  • Angela Walkley
  • Anna Pochman
  • April Vannini
  • Arbutus Home Building Supply
  • Architrave
  • Ashley Aldis
  • BC Arts Council
  • BC Ferries
  • Becky Furnell
  • Bill McGann
  • Bill Pope
  • Bob Andrew
  • Bob Bossin
  • Bobbie Blue
  • Brave Girls Camp
  • Brenda Collett
  • Brian McCarthy
  • bWEST Interactive
  • Call It Creations
  • Carly McMahon
  • Carmen Alvarado
  • Carol Fergusson
  • Carol Heffernan
  • Carol Martin
  • carol weaver
  • Cassidy Miller
  • Catherine Hallam
  • Cedar Dehaan
  • Charlie Cheffins
  • Chelsea Woods
  • Chevy O’Dell
  • CHLY Radio
  • Chris Tyrell Loranger
  • Christine Baisch
  • Christy Campbell
  • Church Pickard CPA
  • Clint McCartney
  • Coast Environmental
  • Colleen McCarthy
  • Community Economic Development—Gabriola & Mudge
  • Craig Alfredson
  • Creative BC
  • Croy & Co. Lighting
  • D’dance Glass
  • Daniel Sharrett
  • Dar Mace
  • Dave Teichroeb
  • David Bruce Skinner
  • David N. Skinner
  • David Reid
  • David Soy
  • Debbie Good
  • Deb Ferens
  • Debra Powell
  • Denise Girard
  • Department of Canadian Heritage
  • Descanso Bay Regional Park
  • Dinah D
  • Dirk Huysman
  • Dorothy Engst
  • Doug Galloway
  • Douglas Enquest
  • Douglas Legg
  • Douglas Scott
  • Duncan Fraser
  • Elise Chenier
  • Elizabeth Burdock
  • Elizabeth Shefrin
  • Elsewear Merino Clothing
  • Erik Dahlgren
  • Erin O’Brien
  • Esther Mairearad Moncrieff
  • Evelin Stankeviciute
  • Eyan Myers Creative
  • Felix Addison
  • Footprints of the Wolf
  • Fran Usher
  • Francis Wolokoff
  • Frank Shoemaker
  • Fraser Gabbott
  • Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care
  • Gabriola Chamber of Commerce
  • Gabriola Community Bus Foundation (GERTIE)
  • Gabriola Community Hall Association
  • Gabriola Elementary School
  • Gabriola Fitness Centre
  • Gabriola Lions Club
  • Gabriola Players Society
  • Gabriola Recreation Society
  • Gabriola Songs
  • Gabriola Sounder
  • Gabriola Tool Library
  • Gary Holdgrafer
  • Gayle Davis
  • George Wu
  • Gina Green
  • GIRO
  • Gladstone Brewing
  • Glenda England
  • Glenys Bussler
  • Goldrock Security
  • Good Earth Farm
  • Gord Hall
  • Graham Bradley
  • Graham Sheehan
  • Ground Up Pop-up Cafe
  • Gulf Island Seaplanes
  • Harmony Light
  • Hayden Harvey
  • Heather McCulloch
  • Hilary Else
  • Hilary Masson
  • Iain Scott
  • Island Home and Garden
  • Island Sodaworks
  • Jackdaw Bones
NEW: Group Discounts

NEW: Group Discounts

Come to the Festival, and bring all your friends!  We're making it easier with a Group...