Saturday, July 8, 2017 to Sunday July 16, 2017
Tickets and Passes
To experience the Best of the Fest, buy a Pass! Get your festival passes here. Seasons passes and season Flex passes are not valid for Festival shows. Show tickets are sold separately.
Avoid Sold-Out Sadness! Book for specific shows here.
Need Info on a Show? Find out more about our upcoming lineup.
Harrison Hot Springs is conveniently situated in the heart of the Fraser Valley. It’s a 90-minute drive East of Vancouver, or for our American friends, less than 3 hours north of Seattle.
To get here from Vancouver, follow the Trans-Canada Highway East (Highway 1) past Chilliwack and take the 135 Exit. Then, simply follow the signs to Harrison Hot Springs.
If you have the time, we do suggest a more leisurely scenic route. It’s a great way to see the natural beauty of BC’s back roads. Take the scenic Highway 7 along the north side of the Fraser River, past Mission, then follow the signs to Harrison Hot springs.
Be aware: Paid parking is now in affect (June -Sept) along Esplanade and its feeder streets. So don’t forget to pay the meter or one of the many public parking pay stations. We want you to end your Festival day with a smile on your face, not a boot on your car!
Harrison has many great places to eat! A full complement of restaurants, bistros and cafes are waiting for you to taste the local flavours, as you take in the scenery or take-out your favorite meal. Visit www.tourismharrison.com for more information.
Don’t worry if your cash doesn’t match your artistic interests. Didn’t bring enough? ATM Machines are located all around Harrison Hot Springs. The closest and most convenient one is inside the Harrison corner store, at the corner of Hot Springs and Esplanade.
Needless to say, we live in BC, so the weather can sometimes be unpredictable. If you’re going for the day, our best suggestion is to layer clothes. For performances on the beach, we recommend that you dress for the outdoors. Bring sunscreen, a hat, and water, to avoid overheating. To preserve the natural beauty of our lakeshore and to be eco-friendly, we ask that you try to bring a refillable water bottle- let’s eliminate the use of plastic ones! Make sure to bring along warm clothes for the evening and rain gear if necessary – though we hope you won’t have to use it.
A low beach chair, festival chair, or blanket for seating – for beach performances, it’s dealer’s choice. However, it’s important to be aware that others may be sitting behind you, so standard height lawn chairs are discouraged. The last thing you would want is a six-foot tall guest in front of you on a four-foot pedestal. So please be mindful that. If you forget your chair, wooden ones are available for purchase at the Festival.
Once you’re in the Hall, it’s festival seating. First-come, first served, so get there early, especially if you plan to dance! And we highly encourage that you do. However, we ask our dancing divas to stick near the front, where your moves won’t obstruct guests from coming in. If you plan to just chill and let the music wash over you, sit further back, so you can see over the dance party!
We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but alcohol is not permitted in any public area of Harrison.
During performances, please refrain from any video or audio recordings, out of respect for the artists. Flash photography is also prohibited in the Hall.
We just can’t say enough about the buffet of artistry you will witness at this year’s Festival. Take in over 45 artisans and a selection of their unique, handmade, and carefully crafted art pieces! A leisurely stroll along Harrison beach and the local art scene is within your grasp. Go ahead…Shop to your heart’s content!
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Become An Artisan
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Join our vibrant community of artists! The Harrison Festival Society will sponsor two markets in 2017:
FESTIVAL ART MARKET is a juried market held during the internationally acclaimed Harrison Festival of the Arts in July. Art Market dates are July 8 & 9 and July 14, 15 & 16, 2017. Learn more…
HARRISON COUNTRY CRAFT is an annual indoor market held on the Saturday and Sunday, September 2 & 3, 2017 of the Labour Day weekend. Markets Application 2017
Display your wares for all to see and network with other local artisans! Come be a part of the Fest! Find out how to become a Market Artisan….
Where to Stay
Harrison offers plenty of accommodations for out-of-towners, or those who want to stay in the area. Please visit our Travel Page for information about where to stay. Most accommodations are within a short walk to the Festival and they offer amazing amenities, such as local hot springs! Feel that tension melt away after a full day at the Festival…
Frequently Asked Questions
Note: Seasons passes and Flex passes are not valid for Festival shows.
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