Canada's Best Beachside Festival of Sports and Entertainment

Annual Festival at Kitsilano Beach

We are the driving force behind the online marketing, publication and social media engagement for Vancouver’s most exciting beachside festival of sports and entertainment.

KitsFest takes place annually in August at Kitsilano Beach which is gathered on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.

Healthy Living and Active Lifestyle

Kitsilano's Annual Beachside Sports Festival has been the wizard behind the curtain of KitsFest’s marketing campaign since 2013. Working side-by-side with Co-founders Howard Kelsey and Julian Phipps as well as department heads Ron Putzi, Misty Thomas, Ryan Clark, Daved Benefield, Jim Clive, and more.

Fun for the Whole Family

  • Basketball Tournament
    Boys, Girls, Mens
  • Tennis Tournament
    Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles, Co-Ed Doubles
  • Red Zone Touch Football
  • Water Polo Tournament
  • Lululemon Sunset Beach Yoga Class
  • Fitness World - Spin Class
  • Volleyball Tournament
    Recreational, Elite King/Queen of the Court
  • Bathtub Boat Races
  • Kids Zone
  • Art Zone

The Greatest Weekend of every Year

Every year, we gather in August (as the summer season draws to a close) to celebrate the culmination of the season with a festival of sport and entertainment for the local community to gather and connect.



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Howard Kelsey

“Jer has done an excellent job for us – year after year. He always goes well ‘above and beyond the call’ to serve and is always super community-minded. We’re happy to recommend him without reservation and wish him further success in his new ventures.”


Canada One Foundation - KitsFest

Executive Director

Ron Putzi

“Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value.
I highly recommend for his ongoing committment and incessant precision. Jer’s workmanship, pricing policy and quality completely satisfies – and often exceeds – my (our) high expectations. Again, I highly recommend for anyone building a business and/or brand.”

Executive Director

Canada One Foundation - KitsFest

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Photos from and taken by Tim Braund or Vancouver Sports Photography