EVENTS CALENDAR

Festivals and events

Embrace the eclectic energy of Nanaimo at our Bathtub Races, a thrilling tribute to our marine heritage, or get lost in the magic of our Lantern Festival, join the city in colour for our Pride Festival, Jazz fest and more. Every season brings something new and exciting, ensuring that no two visits to Nanaimo are ever the same.

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Calendar of Events

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S Sat

1 event,

Concerts in the Park

3 events,

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Waterfall Dip & Breathe

1 event,

1 event,

2 events,

2 events,

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Coco Love Alcorn In Concert

4 events,

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Nanaimo VegFest

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Coast to Coast – Scorpions, UFO & MSG

2 events,

1 event,

2 events,

The 26th Annual InFrinGinG Dance Festival

3 events,

Cultivate Performing and Arts Festival

4 events,

4 events,

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“ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᔪᒻᒪᕆᒃ Double Vision” Opening Reception

7 events,

Nanaimo Dragon Boat Regatta 2024

4 events,

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Art Lab Sunday: Tissue Paper Collage

1 event,

1 event,

1 event,

2 events,

4 events,

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50’s Sock Hop

4 events,

3 events,

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2024 Grey Cup Festival Tour of BC

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Art Lab Sunday: Abstract Arctic Landscapes

2 events,

- Event Series

2024 Coast Salish Games

2 events,

- Event Series

2024 Coast Salish Games

2 events,

- Event Series

2024 Coast Salish Games

3 events,

- Event Series

2024 Coast Salish Games

5 events,

Great International Bathtub Race World Championship and Nanaimo Marine Festival

- Event Series

2024 Coast Salish Games

7 events,

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Central Island Summer Mystic & Wellbeing Faire

3 events,

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Art Lab Sunday: Lucky Draw Pastels

1 event,

2 events,

Island Summer Theatre Festival

3 events,

4 events,

5 events,

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Ongoing

Concerts in the Park

The City of Nanaimo's Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2024 Concerts in the Park series. The free concerts showcase local talent against the backdrop of some of Nanaimo's most beautiful parks. Concert-goers will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of music genres, including motown, indie rock, folk/blues, and celtic. Audience members are reminded to bring a chair or a blanket and to dress for the weather. New this year are a number of double or triple feature shows which will allow families to enjoy a variety of entertainment along with a picnic or dinner in the park! The 2024 schedule is as follows: ·         Sun, May 12, 1-2 p.m. - Laura Kelsey at Colliery Dam Park (as part of Family Fishing Day) ·         Fri, May 17, 6-8:15 p.m. - Mostly Motown and Turnpike at Maffeo Sutton Park (double feature in partnership with Food Truck Fridays) ·         Wed, June 12, 6-7 p.m. - Baby Bleu at Kin Park ·         Fri, June 28, 5-8:30 p.m. - The Shindigs, Danger Box and Maverick Cinema at Maffeo Sutton Park (triple feature in partnership with Food Truck Fridays) ·         Wed, July 10, 6-7 p.m. - Dagger Harbour at McGregor Park ·         Wed, July 17, 6-7 p.m. - String Fever at Pipers Lagoon Park ·         Wed, July 31, 6-7 p.m. - Cosmic Dust at Harewood Centennial Park ·         Wed, Aug 7, 6-7 p.m. - Piu at the Bowen Park Amphitheatre ·         Wed, Aug 14, 6-7 p.m. - Dublin2 at Oliver Woods ·         Wed, Aug 21, 6-7 p.m. - Mike Alviano at Westwood Lake Park ·         Fri, August 23, 6-8:15 p.m. - Sundown: The Gordon Lightfoot Experience and The Shineolas at Maffeo Sutton Park (double feature in partnership with Food Truck Fridays) A schedule with further details on each performance is available on the City of Nanaimo website. Please note that parking is limited at many parks, citizens are encouraged to use alternative transportation when possible.

Free

‘ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᔪᒻᒪᕆᒃ Double Vision’ Lunchtime Tour

Nanaimo Art Gallery 150 Commercial Street, Nanaimo

Register yourself or bring a group for a lunchtime tour of our current exhibition ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᔪᒻᒪᕆᒃ Double Vision. Tours are led by a Gallery facilitator every Friday at noon through the run of the exhibition. Free for Members

$5
Event Series Sounds of Summer

Ryan McMahon @ Wesley Square

Wesley Street 355 Wesley Street, Nanaimo

Ryan is playing at Wesley Square as part of the Sounds of Summer Concert Series. Sounds of Summer will be happening on Fridays throughout the summer in the Old City Quarter! Enjoy live music from local musicians outside local businesses!

Free

50’s Sock Hop

Nanaimo Nanaimo

Do not miss dancing this summer!  FUN 50’s rock n' roll Sock Hop Featuring Larry Alexander, an Elvis Impersonator who will include Elvis Songs from 7-8 pm followed by a DJ from 8-10 pm at the Moose Hall, 1356 Cranberry Rd Friday July 19, 2024, 7-10 pm Moose Hall, 1356 Cranberry Rd. Moose Members $10, Non-members, $15. Tickets are available at the Moose Hall and Volunteer Nanaimo. https://www.volunteernanaimo.ca/  

$15.00

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Calendar of Events

S Sun

M Mon

T Tue

W Wed

T Thu

F Fri

S Sat

1 event,

Concerts in the Park

3 events,

-

Waterfall Dip & Breathe

1 event,

1 event,

2 events,

2 events,

-

Coco Love Alcorn In Concert

4 events,

-

Nanaimo VegFest

-

Coast to Coast – Scorpions, UFO & MSG

2 events,

1 event,

2 events,

The 26th Annual InFrinGinG Dance Festival