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Nanaimo Events & Activities

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HOW'D THEY DO THAT??? Seen at Swy-a-lana Lagoon

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The 'Rare' Nanaimo Bird

Ongoing Events

Listed here are events which run over an extended period.

Farmers Market  Every Friday May 1 - Oct.   featuring over 50 vendors situated beside the Bastion. Visit their site here.

Canon Firing. Daily at noon beside the Bastion during summer season, For event info click here.

Nanaimo District Museum. Upcoming events from  For event info click here.

Timbermen Senior A Lacrosse.  Home games usually Saturday night at Frank Crane Arena. Schedule here.

Timbermen Senior B Lacrosse.  Home games at Nanaimo Ice Centre 3rd Street. More event Info here.

Vanc. Is. Raiders Football.  Home games at Caledonia Park. More event info here.

Nanaimo Theatre Group. Presents a variety of theatrical productions.Event Info here .

Port Theatre. Presenting a variety of events all year round. For event info click here .

Tourism Nanaimo Calendar of Events. For more info click here

Dated or 'One Time' Events

Listed here are events which run for a day or two.

Floating Boat & Marine Show. Don't miss this annual event. More event info here .

Timbermen 7pm Frank Crane Arena. 758-8636 or For event info click here.

Nanaimo Art Gallery.  Event Info here.







July 1 Canada Day Celebrations. At Maffeo Sutton Park, food, music and live entertainment. Good family fun. Starts at 11 AM opening ceremonies include singing of O Canada. Great fun for the whole family, don't miss it!

Dragon Boat Festival. Boat racing atg Maffeo Sutton Park. Event Info here .

Silly Boat Regatta.  At Swy-a-Lana Lagoon, you will see all manner of crafts attempting to stay afloat. Raising funds for the Nanaimo Child Development Centre. Event Info here.

Bathtub Race & Marine Festival. The annual event that put Nanaimo on the map! Event Info here


Aug.  Symphony in the Harbour This 8th Annual Event takes place at the Lions Pavillion, rain or shine. Event Info here.

Chowder Fest. Pioneer Waterfront Plaza beside the Bastion, downtown.Event info here.

Vanc. Is. Exhibition. Lots of fun for everyone. Livestock, produce, music, games, rides and more. Event Info here .


Bite of Nanaimo. Gourment Foof Fair, presented by Theatre One. at Beban Park Event Info here .