Literary bluesman Arthur Flowers stands, with his back to the camera, in front of a microphone, gesturing to a large wood-beamed room with many lights twinkling in the background. Written across the image in large text is, “Indian Summer Festival 10 Year Anniversary. Theme: River of Language. Save the date July 9 - 19 2019.”

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Indian Summer Festival is a contemporary multi-arts festival that takes place over ten days every July in Vancouver, Canada. Named as #1 of the five best Canadian festivals “worth planning your summer travels around” by Westjet Magazine, the festival presents a combination of free and ticketed events, including music, ideas (writers & thinkers), visual art and public engagement (free performances/public art projects). From novelists to Grammy Award-winning musicians, international visionaries to oral storytellers, Indian Summer Festival has presented emerging artists as well as Nobel, Booker, Grammy and Oscar prize nominees on its stages. 

2020 is going to be a big year for us – our 10th anniversary edition! #ISF2020 theme is “River of Language”. Click here for more details.

ISF+ is our series of year-round events. Bringing you the magic of ISF, outside of our July festival, ISF+ is often in collaboration with a range of exciting local and international cultural partners. Check out the events we’ve planned.


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Indian Summer Festival takes place on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.