Saturday, 22 Apr 2017: Earth Day Parade

Parade starts at 8th and Commercial Drive

The amazing students of Windermere Secondary (Maya and Megan’s school yay!) have organized the Earth Day Parade on Commercial Drive. We do this every year and it is always a good time! We parade down the drive and end at Grandview Park.

Event start: 1:00pm. Performance start: 1:00pm.

Saturday, 22 Apr 2017: March for Science

QE Theatre, Hamilton St

Hi all.

A late invitation to play for Vancouver’s contingent of Saturday’s Global March for Science. We’ll meet downtown at QE Theatre, wow the team with our crazies, and then book it to Commercial for the Earth Day Parade.

The route will take us from Hamilton Street to Science World, where we will play a stage set and then grab the skytrain in plenty of time. Here’s the map

Please let me know asap if you would like an early warm-up for Earth Day!

John B

778 709 2125 or

Event start: 10:00am. Performance start: 10:00am.

Friday, 28 Apr 2017: Mimi’s cabaret with the Carnival Band


Mimi is going to Montreal at the end of April, so let’s give her one last party! Bring your talent for the variety show, and let’s have some fun.

Event start: 9:00pm. Performance start: 9:00pm.

Sunday, 30 Apr 2017: Mayday Social Justice Info Festival

Grandview Park

The 3rd annual Social Justice event is planned this year for Sunday Apr 30, from 2-4pm – again at Grandview Park. Let’s show up for our community and bring the Carnie magic to the people trying to make a better world.

Maybe a bit of a parade? Maybe a bit of a stage set? Negotiations are underway :-)

Event start: 2:00am. Performance start: 12:00am.

Monday, 01 May 2017: May Day Parade

14th and Commercial

Event start: 5:00pm. Performance start: 5:00pm.

Tuesday, 09 May 2017: DOXA presents “You’re already in the band”

We shall perform out side the movie theatre in anticipation of our documentary film titled “You’re already in the band”.  Please buy your tickets online, and support our lovely filmmaker Sandra for years of support and beautiful energy.

Event start: 5:30pm. Performance start: 5:30pm.

Saturday, 13 May 2017: Stone Soup Festival

Britannia Community Centre

Stone Soup 2017 Poster

This is on our home terf: Britannia Community Centre. Always lots of sweet folks, and FREE SOUP!!!

Event start: 12:00pm. Performance start: 12:00am.

Monday, 22 May 2017: Victoria Day on Victoria Drive

Victoria Drive

A mix of hilarity and seriousnessity to bring awareness to the horrors of child poverty here and world-wide, with Victorian costumes and games on the side to attract and regale the lit-luns.

Details to follow.

Event start: 1:00pm. Performance start: 1:00pm.

Tentative: Friday, 26 May 2017: Blend Festival

Performance Works
Granville Island

We’ll march in at the close of the day’s speeches and use our irresistible Carnie charms to draw the crowd outside for a mini-dance party in the park.


Event start: 5:00pm. Performance start: 5:00pm.

Sunday, 11 Jun 2017: Mini-Maker Faire


Our annual contribution to the wonderful world of Maker-dom. Tim and Ross have a previous engagement involving teddy-bears, so they’ll be coming in hot.

Last year we paraded around the faire and ended up at the small out-door stage. I have also filled in times from last year anticipating they will not change. We’ll confirm closer to the date.

Event start: 12:00am. Performance start: 4:30pm.

Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017: Summer Solstice Parade

yale town

I believe it’s gonna be like last year, with a procession around 7:30pm from Emery Park, to David Lam Park.

Event start: 12:00am. Performance start: 12:00am.

Saturday, 01 Jul 2017: Canada day

Grandview park

This is our annual canada day gig for Britannia, always a sweet family friendly event.

Event start: 12:30pm. Performance start: 12:30pm.

Saturday, 08 Jul 2017: Squamish Beer Festival

Squamish, BC

We’re bringing some carnival to their carnival. A day of wandering music-ing and mini-parades to keep the crowds happy- which shouldn’t bee too terribly hard as they will mostly be drinking beer at the same time. 2pm til 8pm. A bit of a long day, but hey, no one complains when a wonderful day is a bit long!

Event start: 2:00am. Performance start: 2:00pm.

Sunday, 09 Jul 2017: Car Free Day

Commercial Drive

Event start: 12:00pm. Performance start: 12:00pm.

Sunday, 10 Sep 2017: McSpadden County Fair and Zuccini Races

McSpadden Park

Last year we played a little parade and  2 fun sets at different parts of the park.  We can also grow, decorate and then race our zucchinis.


Event start: 12:00pm. Performance start: 12:00pm.