Craft Fairs, Festivals, and Book Launches  2019

& CHECK OUT A STORE NEAR YOU

Jul 20, 2019

Spiral Cafe

Victoria Book Launch

418 Craigflower Rd, Victoria, BC V9A 3A9

Saturday, July 20th, 6pm to 8pm 

BOOK LAUNCH: Unpacked Aly Coy's nomadic travels in Europe lead to an escape from an off-grid community in the woods in unpacked: a memoir of checked baggage.Come for an early eve of stories told by author Aly Coy with musical cello backing and interludes by songstress Trisha Spire.

Jul 30, 2019

Massy Books

Vancouver Book Launch

On Tuesday, July 30th UNPACKED: a memoir of checked baggage will be released in Vancouver ! It's the start to a cross-country tour all the way to Cape Breton.

Join Aly Coy with chapter readings with a musical backing by a local cellist Martin Reisle, Q&A, and book signing.

Aug 02, 2019

Vending and Performing

Artswells Festival

The Cariboo’s largest celebration of music and art, the ArtsWells Festival, is back for its 16th season in the colourful community of Wells and the historic goldrush town of Barkerville, BC from August 2 – 5, 2019. 

Aug 09, 2019

Vending

Regina Folk Festival

Regina Folk Festival Inc. (RFF) is a non-profit that throws some wonderful events throughout the year. First and foremost, there is the Festival itself! Held annually in Victoria Park on the weekend following the long weekend in August, the Festival is a much anticipated and immense celebration of music and community.

Aug 18, 2019

Casa del Popolo

Montreal Book Launch

Casa del Popolo 

4873 boul. St-Laurent

Montreal, Quebec

doors 8PM; show 9PM

$7 or PWYC

Aug 22, 2019

Free Times Cafe

Toronto Book Launch

8-10pm 

320 College St. Toronto, ON M5T 1S3

 2 blocks West of Spadina 

A night of storytelling of humour and adversity 

Aug 28, 2019

St. John NB, Location TBD

New Brunswick House Show

House show with local musicians 

Sep 04, 2019

Location TBD

Halifax Book Launch

TBD

Nov 01, 2019

Cumberland

Woodstove Festival

Very cosy two day winter festival in Cumberland, BC

Nov 22, 2019

Victoria Conference Centre

Out of Hand Craft Fair

times:

Friday 10–9 
Saturday 10–6 
Sunday 10–4:30

Victoria’s most prestigious artisan fair, the Out of Hand Fair has a well deserved reputation for presenting fine crafts, artisan food and one-of-a-kind fashions.Mark your calenders! November 24th, through 26th we return with some of BC's most creative artisans, bringing an eclectic mix of food, fashion, home decor and art.

Nov 22, 2019

Beban Park Centre, 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC

Kris Kringle

Times: Thursday noon to 9pm. Friday 10-9pm, Saturday 10-6pm, Sunday 10-5pm​

Over 150 professional artisans. 

Nov 30, 2019

Salt Spring Island

Wintercraft

BEAUTIFUL,LOCAL,UNIQUE

Wintercraft hosts the best arts and crafts from Salt Spring and the Gulf Islands, with around 90 artists represented in Mahon hall between the last weekend in November and December 22nd each year.

The idea of gifting a beautiful, local and unique, handcrafted  creation is a time honoured tradition in the gulf Islands, and at Wintercraft there is truly something special for everyone.

Pottery, jewellery, fine weaving and textiles, artisan soaps, painting, woodwork and much more fill historic Mahon hall with a  sense of wonder and delight. The hall is open 10-5 daily and is decorated for the season. All are welcome to come in, out of the cold and enjoy the fine work on display.

Nov 29, 2019

Friday, Sat & Sun Salt Spring Island

Fulford Hall Christmas Fair

Holiday market featuring the work of 55 artists, crafters and artisans on Salt Spring for that extra special gift.

Time:

  • Friday 5:00pm - 9:00pm (Home cooked dinner starts at 6)

  • Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm

  • Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm

Why:  Islanders offer textiles, fibre-arts, pottery, jewellery, organic homemade chocolates, local preserves, artisanal teas, breads and baked goods, vinegars, ceramics and natural beauty in the form of deliciously scented soaps, lotions and creams.

What's so special about this market? Food is available all 3 days with a gourmet dinner on Friday night and a very special Decadent Desserts Café offering indulgent sweets throughout the week end. With 55 or more artists and artisans selling their wares you're sure to find the perfect gift!

Dec 21, 2019

SSI

Salt Spring Xmas Market

Experience the famous Salt Spring Island Market at Christmas - what a great place to find gifts for family and friends!

The homespun guarantee of course! Vendors must "make it, bake it, or grow it" themselves, and all products must be "vendor produced and sold". These simple mandates are the essence of our market. Visitors are treated to local creations stemming from Salt Spring's unique brand of "island ingenuity". The highest calibre of creativity and production standards make Salt Spring Island home to the greatest collection of artists in Canada.   

Dec 14, 2019

SSI

Salt Spring Xmas Market

Experience the famous Salt Spring Island Market at Christmas - what a great place to find gifts for family and friends!

The homespun guarantee of course! Vendors must "make it, bake it, or grow it" themselves, and all products must be "vendor produced and sold". These simple mandates are the essence of our market. Visitors are treated to local creations stemming from Salt Spring's unique brand of "island ingenuity". The highest calibre of creativity and production standards make Salt Spring Island home to the greatest collection of artists in Canada.   

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