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This jazz festival put on through The Coastal Jazz and Blues Society has been held every year since 1986 and has become the largest festival in British Columbia. The festival includes 400 individual performances, including 130 free concerts, and draws 460,000 people each year. Over 1000 volunteers help produce the event and performances take place in parks, community centers, concert halls, restaurants, among others. The festival brings in an estimated 30 million into the local economy each year.

When: June 25-July 4
Where: Various Locations throughout Metro Vancouver
Website: to find list of performers and venues

Tickets: from Ticketmaster, or Coastal Jazz Box Office


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