Festivals & Events

Nanaimo is famous for its love of quirky fun, which truly kicked off in 1967 when a former mayor of Nanaimo famously donned a pirate costume, raised his sword and launched Nanaimo's first bathtub race. "Tubbers" and visitors from around the world have been coming to Nanaimo for more than 40 years to take part in this now world famous festival and race.

Check out our Calendar of Events for month-to-month year-round exciting events showcasing everything from wine and food festivals to university jazz jam nights to the Diwali Festival of Lights and the Nanaimo Pumpkin Festival.


Old City Quarter Association

Shop, dine and relax in Nanaimo’s historic Old City Quarter featuring a mix of unique retail shops, restaurants and services. Here the pace of life...

City of Nanaimo Parks, Recreation & Environment

Parks, Recreation and Environment's mission is to “enhance the quality of life and leisure in Nanaimo.” Join us for public swimming, public skatin...

Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Association

The DNBIA represents over 600 businesses and 300 property owners in the centre of the City and works to achieve three major strategic objectives: ...
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