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.”

About Us

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. 

#ISF2020
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+
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.