When should I decide which workshops I want to take?
Upon arrival at 6pm on Saturday there will be a welcome and meet and greet, you will sign up then for the workshop you would like to attend (that way we can decide which rooms to select for each workshop based on size of room needed so everyone can be accommodated! So you have ages to think about it. Download the VUF timetable, make a cuppa tea, and sit and read the Workshop descriptions to make your VUF choices!
I am visiting from out of town and would like to book a hotel?
If you are visiting from out of town and would like to book a central hotel:
The Sands Hotel 1755 Davie Street, Vancouver, (at English Bay). This Hotel is an official sponsor of VUF and has a special rate for attendees a night during the Festival.
($79 a night for a single Queen and $89 for double queen room promo code is ‘VUF2017′) More info.
I would like to attend the Gala Concert, is the theatre General seating?
Yes it is, The great thing is all the seats are really good!
I want to make a vacation in Vancouver out of coming to the Festival, what else is there to do in Vancouver?
Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, The Sands Hotel is right on English Bay, by the water and Stanley Park. Here’s a link for Tourism Vancouver to find out what else Vancouver can offer you during your visit!
Is is C-tuning or D-tuning?
The Vancouver Ukulele Festival is taught in C-tuning for Soprano, Concerts and Tenor Ukuleles. However, if you play in D-tuning you can re-tune your Ukulele for the event. Baritone chords will not be covered.
What do I need to bring?
A ukulele, a music stand (if you have one), something to write with, paper or a notebook, a bottle of water, cash or a credit card to shop at the Ukulele Market place, a packed lunch on Sunday, and a sense of “Yay Ukuleles!”.
I am a complete beginner will it be too hard for me?
There are all levels of workshops from beginner, general, to intermediate and advanced. The festival is designed to inspire you, and give you uke tools to be working on for a while!
I have never played Uke before, shall I still come?
We are happy to say there will be a Ukulele Jumpstart workshop on the Saturday evening and then workshops that are (All levels) this year, so there will something for everyone.
Can I attend just one workshop?
The festival is programmed as a Ukulele event, where part of the fun is to dive into ‘Ukedom’ for a couple of days. So registration is for the full event only.
I can’t make both days of the festival can I come to just one?
The Festival is usually sold out, but If you can only attend one day and would still like to see if you can join us, you may go on a waiting list , and if there are any spots left the day before the festival begins, we will contact you.
Send me an email with your name, phone number and which day you would like to attend.
Can I bring a friend to watch?
As space is really limited only those who are registered can attend.
Is there parking nearby?
Go to the festival location page and it will give you maps and details of where to park. The Croatian Cultural Centre has a big car park.
I have registered for the weekend Ukulele festival workshop, do I need to buy a separate ticket to the Ukulele Concerts?
Yes, the concert tickets are sold separately as non Ukulele players attend too. Yes they still exist, but not for long!
Can I have a refund if I can’t make it after all?
You can have a full refund 7 days before the festival begins, after that registration is non-refundable.
Why did the Vancouver Ukulele Festival take a year off?
Daphne Roubini from Ruby’s Ukes has been the Director, Founder and Financier of
The Vancouver Ukulele Festival for the past 7 years. Took a year off to develop
Festival sponsorship and an even better Ukulele Festival! As well as tour with her Ukulele duo Ruby & Smith in support of their debut CD ‘A Ukulele Album’, released Summer 2015.