Kootenay Burlesque Festival
The Kootenay Burlesque Festival is a lavish & luxurious two day affair that takes place in beautiful Nelson, BC. Our stage features world renowned burlesque artists from across the globe as well as local luminary artists to create two extravagant nights of exotic and enticing entertainment.
At the KBF we believe that what we do off stage is equally as important as to what we do on stage so we take great pride in providing educational and social opportunities as part of our festival. We offer educational workshops taught by professional artists that help to preserve, promote and further advance burlesque as an art form in our community. We also offer a variety of social events that are aimed to help performers foster and build relationships both locally and abroad.
Our festival is a three time grant recipient of the BC Arts Council Grant Program and has been recognized as an organization that is committed to supporting and providing artistic growth and transformation through creative expression in the burlesque arts within our community.