top of page


Special Woodstock 2024

25 year Anniversary!!!!

Welcome to 'Special Woodstock'

A Music Festival Like No Other!

We are so glad that you have found us at our new site.


"Special Woodstock" is a music festival that happens once a year on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada on the beautiful 140-acre property of

Providence Farm in Duncan, BC, Canada.


The date for this year’s event will be held on


 Sunday, August 18, 2024


10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

The price?


No tickets are required,

no entry fee.

How do we do it? 

With help from The Lions Clubs of Vancouver Island and the surrounding Islands

generous community businesses 



All donations, 

big and small 

add up to

an amazing, heartwarming, inspiring 

Music Festival called

Special Woodstock 


Join our Facebook Group to watch us live from all over the world.

 Special Woodstock 2024



"Special Woodstock" was created to feature the artistic talents of people with disabilities alongside professional musicians on a community/world stage...


Founded in September 1999 by Shelley Vaags, who saw a need for a platform to be created to feature this incredible, courageous, inspiring,

and unique community of individuals.

A snapshot of our festival

What it is all about: A short video by Erin Rooke

Special Woodstock Documentary

In 2019, Erin Rooke submitted the story of Special Woodstock to "Telus Story Hive", who was offering a $50,000.00 grant to produce an hour documentary 

With the help of the community  and many hours of reminding people to vote every day, Special Woodstock was chosen to receive one of these grants,

Erin Rooke has been raised with Special Woodstock from the age of 8. She and her cousins "The Smiley Cousins" were one of the first musical acts to perform on stage in the first year,2000.

Erin has brought the history of Special Woodstock to life in her award-winning production called,

The Story Of Special Woodstock

How you can help

We are a non-profit society that relies on the hearts of the community for support. Special Woodstock has no entry fee but welcomes donations to

help the festival continue every year.

There will be a virtual tip jar created for any donations on our Facebook Group Page: Virtual Special Woodstock 2020. 

Pay with Paypal, Etransfer, or mail a cheque to:

Special Woodstock

Box 177

Cobble Hill, B.C.

V0R 1L0


Want to donate?

Great!! Thanks so much! 100% of all proceeds go to putting on a great festival. We are all volunteers!

Donation information

Mailing address for donations:

Please make any cheques out to "Special Woodstock" and mail them to:

* Special Woodstock Society

* Box 177

* Cobble Hill, B.C. V0R 1L0



Please add an address to send a receipt.

Donations Gratefully Accepted !!!!

PayPal ButtonPayPal Button

For more info


Shelley Vaags

Service Area

1843 Tzouhalem Road

Duncan, British Columbia V9L 6R1

Business Hours

Sunday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM


Help us put Cowichan arts, culture, and heritage on the map!

What? We are creating an inventory and map of all the great arts, culture and heritage resources in the Cowichan Valley.

Why? To support arts, culture, economic development, community planning, and to make Cowichan an even better place to live…and easier to find.

Who Benefits? Artists and artisans, arts and culture organizations, businesses, heritage buffs, residents, visitors, and the province (the approach we

develop will be used around the province)

bottom of page