Hornby Festival Starts Soon
Early Bird sales end July 30th
Be sure to get the tickets
you want at a great price!

Back this year... Have your dinner at the farm!
From our local vendors

Sizzle and Friends menu

  • Deluxe, Gourmet Dressed, Sausages: Classic, Asian Fusion, TexMex, Italian, Greek, and a Black Bean patty as a veg. option
  • Spanakopita with Festival Salad
  • Salmon pie with Festival Salad
  • Asian Slaw on rice noodles
  • Assorted Delectable Sweet Treats (including gf)

Chef Ben’s menu

  • Veggie Curry with basmati rice
  • Butter Chicken Samosas
  • Tamales
  • Individual Fruit pies

Goodies and Drinks

  • Mexi-Pops and Mangoes on a stick
  • Hornby Chai and Cold drinks
Gabor Mate


Gabor Maté:Beyond the Medical Model: Illness & Health, Science & Psychedelics

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Hornby Community Hall

Buy online, by phone 250-335-2715, or at the box office.

A renowned speaker, and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development. Rather than offering quick-fix solutions to these complex issues, Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around them.... Read More

Join the Festival Family – Be a Volunteer!!!

There are lots of super – fun positions available.

Come by or call the office
In the back of the Community Hall 250-335-2734

Volunteer Beach Party Picnic

Sandpiper Meadow
4pm – 7pm
Sunday August 9th

First Come First Serve, bring your own chairs-at New Horizons if raining

Don’t forget to like the Hornby Festival Society on facebook or follow us on twitter #hornbyfestival.

The Hornby Festival Performance Series in the charming Hornby Hall

The off-season is on! Mark your calendars for these special nights over the quieter months.

Friday, October 2Jake’s Gift (Theatre Production)
Saturday, January 23The Paperboys
Thursday, March 3Bergmann Duo
Friday, April 15The Lemon Bucket Orkestra
Saturday, May 21Marleyn-Bertoli Duo

Hornby Festival Off-season Concert Series

Established in 1982...

... the Hornby Festival has grown into an acclaimed 10-day event. Our programming includes classical, jazz, world beat and traditional genres of music, modern dance, childrens' programming, theatre and spoken word. Join us for Festival 2015 as we continue to bring leading and innovative world class artists to our stages.

This 10-day world-class event has been named one of the top five festivals in Canada (Aeroplan Magazine) and one of the top 5 cultural events in BC (Macleans). We enjoy stunning performances against the beautiful backdrop of the mountains, ocean and rolling hayfields at Olsen Farm and at Hornby Island's charming Community Hall.

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Accommodation & The Breeze Restaurant

Pacific Audio Works

Jennifer Armstrong Photography

The story of how we got our refurbished Bechstein piano

Time-lapse Stage Set-up

Time-lapse video of the stage being set up for 2009 festival.

Hornby Island Community