Vancouver Ukulele Festival 2017

“I am delighted with how this grass roots, self-funded festival has grown! Back after the great success of  the VUF 2015, when we moved to a new location and went from 65 attendees to 125! The tutors were outstanding, and attendees left positively shining! I am looking forward to an amazing 8th Vancouver Ukulele Festival in 2017. In addition to unique Ukulele workshops we will have a lunch time open-mic, Uke Jams, and just a great big Uke party all weekend, mixed in with tons of learning of course!”

Daphne Roubini, of Ruby’s Ukes, is the Founder, Artistic Director and Producer of
The Vancouver Ukulele Festival, coming up for its 8th year!

Watch this year’s highlights on our youtube channel!

VUF 2017

The Vancouver Ukulele Festival is back March 2017!
March 3rd, 4th & 5th 2017  Tx on sale now!
I am delighted to announce the line-up for VUF 2017!
Sarah Maisel, Craig Chee, Gerald RossAaron & Nicole Keim,
Daphne Roubini, Andrew Smith, and Timothy Tweedale.

The Vancouver Ukulele Festival 2017
I am excited to announce that we are set for Ukulele events on Friday, Saturday & Sunday!
With a Gala concert and a festival weekend of workshops, Jams, an open-mic and more! Hawaii on your doorstep…

VUF 2017 Gala Festival Concert
The Rio Theatre
1660 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5N 1W1
Friday 3rd March 2017
7.00pm to 10.30pm | VUF 2017 Gala Festival Concert
(Doors at 7pm, show starts at 7.30pm)
$25 on the door or $18 in advance
Eventbrite - The Vancouver Ukulele Festival  2017  - Festival Gala Concert
tickets on sale now!!

Performances by:
Sarah Maisel, Craig Chee, Gerald Ross, Aaron & Nicole Keim, Daphne Roubini,
Andrew Smith, Timothy Tweedale, Michael Rush.
Plus a Ukulele Jam finale led by the tutors, so bring your Ukulele!

(please note Concert tickets sold separately from Festival Workshop Days)

Saturday and Sunday | VUF 2017 Ukulele Workshops!
The Croatian Cultural Centre
3250 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4E4

Saturday  4th March 2017
6.00pm to  9.30pm
   | Workshops at Croatian Cultural Hall

Sunday     5th  March 2017
10.00am to 5.30pm
  | Workshops at Croatian Cultural Hall
Cost: $225 
Eventbrite - The Vancouver Ukulele Festival  2017

Vancouver’s weekend Ukulele Celebration with Ukulele workshops, Jams, Open-mic, tutor Q&A, Ukulele Merch Stands, and a Big Ol’ Uke Party!
Please note VUF gala concert tickets are  purchased separately and you will be choosing your workshops to attend when you arrive on Saturday evening.

The Vancouver Ukulele Festival Workshop Program 2017:
click to view 2017-VUF and click here to view workshop descriptions


If you are a tutor/performer who would like be part of VUF 2018
Please email Daphne Roubini at with your artist application.
including:  live video performance and workshop specialties.




Have a look at highlights from VUF 2014, a sold out event!

Vancouver Ukulele Festival 2014 Concert at St James Hall | Featuring
a rare live performance of Danielle Anderson and The Quiet American

And some more highlights from 2013:

Black Gardenia ~ Ruby, Guido Heistek, Andrew Smith and Joanie Kepler

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