About Us

Honk! represents a tradition of activist brass bands and drum lines coming together to build momentum for social change and to bring people from all over together. As long time participants of Honks! in Boston, Austin, Seattle and beyond, the Open Air Orchestra Society decided to throw our hat in the ring and host the first Canadian version of the festival. Come One, Come All!

2023 Festival

The 2023 edition of HONK! BC features a diverse lineup of brass bands from Vancouver and beyond!

Host Bands

Local Bands

International Bands

Past Festivals

HONK! BC was founded in 2018 as the first festival of activist street bands in Canada! Here’s a list of the bands all across North America who have joined us in the past.

2022 Festival

2019 Festival

2018 Festival