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June 17, 2021 - July 17, 2021

Indian Summer Festival 2021

Indian Summer Festival is an annual arts festival produced by Indian Summer Arts Society, where we present acclaimed international and local artists, connecting Vancouver to itself and the world. Indian Summer Festival offers audiences multi-arts experiences of exceptional caliber, curating through a South Asian lens and centering the exciting work of culturally diverse artists.

Programming across literature, music, visual arts and the performing arts, we connect rich and complex pasts with the emerging future. Pre-COVID this was a 10-day long festival comprised of events where the community could gather in person. We miss that and we hope to be able to gather in person in the not too distant future but for 2021 we have a hybrid virtual festival planned. We had to pivot quickly last year due to the pandemic to a virtual/online festival.

This year we have designed a virtual festival that includes hybrid features and immersive elements to bridge the gap in human connection between ISF pre-2020 and ISF 2020 to bring you ISF2021, a festival that will be exciting, interactive, and memorable, and will seek to invoke the five senses along the way.


All of our digital events will be professionally captioned. Events will be transcribed in advance where pre-recorded content is possible.

As we do every year, we will produce a dedicated space for blind and partially sighted guests to access a selection of the festival program.

We are open to working with direct requests for specific events as needed. If you have an access request, or would like to ask questions/offer feedback about the accessibility of Indian Summer Festival events, please contact Laura June Albert at engage@indiansummerfestival.ca, or by phone at +1 604 283 9172.