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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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 […]

Free

Nanaimo Big Band Festival

Port Theatre 125 Front Street, Nanaimo, BC

The Nanaimo Big Band Festival is the only festival in British Columbia that focuses on the era of Big Band music.. This year the festival moves inside on Day 1 (Friday) and Day 2 (Saturday) for Big Band music fans to enjoy the beautiful acoustics of The Port Theatre in downtown Nanaimo. Day 3 of […]

Art Lab Sunday: Hard Edge Painting

Nanaimo Art Gallery 150 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Learn different techniques to create hard-edge geometric paintings inspired by Rita Letendre works in our exhibition Sun Over Swamp. Drop-in each week for a fun hands-on art activity with family and friends. Art Lab Sundays are a creative way to spend your Sunday afternoon! Free for Members, $5 for Non-Members / Children must be accompanied […]

Free – $5

Nanaimo Ukelele Festival

Beban Park Social Centre 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC

The Nanaimo Ukulele Festival is thrilled to present our 2024 festival on Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25 at the Beban Park Recreation Centre in Nanaimo, B.C. Join us on Friday evening for a rousing-good-time concert featuring a well know Canadian ukulele duo, Transit Lounge, featuring Cynthia Kinnunen on uke and Ben Coulson on u-bass. With a love of everything from rockabilly […]

$10 – $70

Hammond Bay Studio Tour

Seven local professional artists, Patricia Banks, Janice Evans, Regina Seib, Halina Gryzb, Karen Evans, Coreen Zerr and Kathryn Galvin, along with guest artists appearing at their studios, are now busy painting up a storm, preparing to welcome each of you to their home gallery and studio, all within 2 km from Hammond Bay. Did you […]

Free

Collaborate!

Three award-winning groups combine voices and strings in an exciting program entitled COLLABORATE! The Nanaimo Youth Choir, under the direction of Marian Smith, and the Sinclair Singers, under the direction of Sharon Sinclair, will join with youth fiddle group, Fiddelium, directed by Trish Horrocks, to present an all-Canadian program that is sure to entertain and […]

$20

PLASTIC ORCHID FACTORY’s entre chien et loup

Malaspina Theatre VIU Campus, 900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo

Solo peformance by James Gnam. Between dog and a wolf is an expression from old French commonly used to describe a time of the day when the light is so dim you can't distinguish a dog from a wolf. Twilight, dawn, dusk. In this new solo work, Gnam embodies multiple layers of the “dog and […]

$15 – $25

Island Soul Choir

Port Theatre 125 Front Street, Nanaimo, BC

This concert is a special celebration of Karla Mundy's final performance as our Artistic Director. The show includes some favourite songs from our repertoire - a collection of spiritual and gospel, pop, African and Afro-Cuban music. Special guest performance by Topazz.

$8.50 – $31.50

Empowering Women in the Automotive World: Join Us for Ladies Night Out!

Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln 3851 Shenton Road, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Welcome back, everyone, it’s 2024! Since Ladies Night Out’s inception in 2000, we’ve been dedicated to promoting automotive independence for women. At our dealership, we believe in empowering and educating women in a fun and engaging way, ensuring that every woman who walks through our doors feels comfortable and confident. Our mission is simple: to […]

Free

Sundown: A Gordon Lightfoot Experience Live in Nanaimo

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 256 1630 East Wellington Road, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

We've been selling out shows all over the Island this past year and we're excited to make our return to Nanaimo with some new material and the same old love of Lightfoot. Come join us on June 1st, 2024 at Mt Benson Legion in Nanaimo. Three accomplished musicians - Trevor Price, Bob Wilson, and Andrew […]

$30

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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 […]

Free

Nanaimo Big Band Festival

Port Theatre 125 Front Street, Nanaimo, BC

The Nanaimo Big Band Festival is the only festival in British Columbia that focuses on the era of Big Band music.. This year the festival moves inside on Day 1 (Friday) and Day 2 (Saturday) for Big Band music fans to enjoy the beautiful acoustics of The Port Theatre in downtown Nanaimo. Day 3 of […]

Art Lab Sunday: Hard Edge Painting

Nanaimo Art Gallery 150 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Learn different techniques to create hard-edge geometric paintings inspired by Rita Letendre works in our exhibition Sun Over Swamp. Drop-in each week for a fun hands-on art activity with family and friends. Art Lab Sundays are a creative way to spend your Sunday afternoon! Free for Members, $5 for Non-Members / Children must be accompanied […]

Free – $5

Nanaimo Ukelele Festival

Beban Park Social Centre 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC

The Nanaimo Ukulele Festival is thrilled to present our 2024 festival on Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25 at the Beban Park Recreation Centre in Nanaimo, B.C. Join us on Friday evening for a rousing-good-time concert featuring a well know Canadian ukulele duo, Transit Lounge, featuring Cynthia Kinnunen on uke and Ben Coulson on u-bass. With a love of everything from rockabilly […]

$10 – $70

Hammond Bay Studio Tour

Seven local professional artists, Patricia Banks, Janice Evans, Regina Seib, Halina Gryzb, Karen Evans, Coreen Zerr and Kathryn Galvin, along with guest artists appearing at their studios, are now busy painting up a storm, preparing to welcome each of you to their home gallery and studio, all within 2 km from Hammond Bay. Did you […]

Free

Collaborate!

Three award-winning groups combine voices and strings in an exciting program entitled COLLABORATE! The Nanaimo Youth Choir, under the direction of Marian Smith, and the Sinclair Singers, under the direction of Sharon Sinclair, will join with youth fiddle group, Fiddelium, directed by Trish Horrocks, to present an all-Canadian program that is sure to entertain and […]

$20

PLASTIC ORCHID FACTORY’s entre chien et loup

Malaspina Theatre VIU Campus, 900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo

Solo peformance by James Gnam. Between dog and a wolf is an expression from old French commonly used to describe a time of the day when the light is so dim you can't distinguish a dog from a wolf. Twilight, dawn, dusk. In this new solo work, Gnam embodies multiple layers of the “dog and […]

$15 – $25

Island Soul Choir

Port Theatre 125 Front Street, Nanaimo, BC

This concert is a special celebration of Karla Mundy's final performance as our Artistic Director. The show includes some favourite songs from our repertoire - a collection of spiritual and gospel, pop, African and Afro-Cuban music. Special guest performance by Topazz.

$8.50 – $31.50

Empowering Women in the Automotive World: Join Us for Ladies Night Out!

Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln 3851 Shenton Road, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Welcome back, everyone, it’s 2024! Since Ladies Night Out’s inception in 2000, we’ve been dedicated to promoting automotive independence for women. At our dealership, we believe in empowering and educating women in a fun and engaging way, ensuring that every woman who walks through our doors feels comfortable and confident. Our mission is simple: to […]

Free

Sundown: A Gordon Lightfoot Experience Live in Nanaimo

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 256 1630 East Wellington Road, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

We've been selling out shows all over the Island this past year and we're excited to make our return to Nanaimo with some new material and the same old love of Lightfoot. Come join us on June 1st, 2024 at Mt Benson Legion in Nanaimo. Three accomplished musicians - Trevor Price, Bob Wilson, and Andrew […]

$30