Category: What’s On

Nanaimo Events This September

September 7, 2017

There’s plenty happening around town this month! It’s a month of live music and theatre, shopping and gaming. Here’s the list of Nanaimo events for the month of September: September 11: Nanaimo Bar Trail Run. This event starts at the Diana Krall Plaza at 9:30am. Cost is $15 September 15-16: Shakespeare By The Sea. Head down to the Pioneer Waterfront Plaza to see Hamlet in just 42 seconds! Tickets are $29 and be purchased through the Port Theatre. September 15-17: Nanaimo International Jazz Festival. Hailing from New Orleans, impressive jazz musicians will take the stage in Nanaimo! There are both […]

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What’s Happening in Nanaimo: Oct. 7-12

October 7, 2016

What’s Up in Nanaimo This Week October 7, 2016 – October 12 , 2016 For more local events, visit www.tourismnanaimo.com/events FEATURED EVENTS THE ROGUE TURKEY SHOW! Sat @7:00 PM, Gabriola Community Hall, Adult $20 Child $5 Mark your calendars, get you tickets! This event WILL sell out and you don’t want to miss out! The Rogue Turkey Show is an extravaganza of music and fun in celebration of Gabriola’s 20th Annual Studio Tour, a Gabriol Arts Council/Lulu Performance Arts Society Co-Production. Join us for an evening of musical thanksgiving and fun in the spirit of rogue turkeys that road out […]

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What’s Up in Nanaimo: Sept. 30-Oct.5

September 30, 2016

What’s Up in Nanaimo This Week September 30, 2016 – October 5, 2016 For more local events, visit www.tourismnanaimo.com/events FEATURED EVENTS Cranberry Harvest Days, Sat-Sun @11-3pm, Yellow Point Canberries, FREE Ever wanted to know how  cranberries are grown and harvested? This is your chance to explore a local cranberry farm in the heart of Yellow Point. Chat with the owners and join a complimentary tour at 11:00, 11:30 and 12:00 and the tasting room will be open for you to sample the cranberry delicacies.   Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure 2016, Sun @ 10 AM, Beban […]

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What’s Up in Nanaimo This Week: Sept. 22-28

September 22, 2016

What’s Up in Nanaimo This Week September 22, 2016 – September 28, 2016 For more local events, visit www.tourismnanaimo.com/events FEATURED EVENTS 4th Annual Latin American Festival, Sat @ 5 PM, Beban Park Recreation Centre, $20 Come out to emmerse yourself in local Latin American culture! This year’s event will showcase food from different Latino countries , entertainment from talented local performers, and don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes because we will be dancing until the last one drops!   Etsy Made in Canada, Sat@ 10-4, Northtown Centre, FREE This is a yearly event, where  over 30 Etsy communities will […]

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What’s Up in Nanaimo: Sept. 8-14

September 9, 2016

What’s Up in Nanaimo This Week September 8, 2016 – September 14, 2016 For more local events, visit www.tourismnanaimo.com/events FEATURED EVENTS Harvest Festival, Saturday @ 11 AM, Wesley Street in the Old City Quarter, FREE This annual event launches downtown Nanaimo into the fall season in the best way with entertainment, vendors, kid’s activities and harvest themed competitions!   Lantzville Minetown Day, Saturday @ 10 AM, Lantzville Huddlestone Park, FREE Come out and celebrate the 42nd annual Minetown Day Festival! The day will include lots of community fun for the whole family including a pancake breakfast, parade, hay and pony […]

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What’s Up in Nanaimo: Aug. 25 – Aug. 31

August 25, 2016

What’s Up in Nanaimo This Week August 25th, 2016 – August 31st, 2016 For more local events, visit www.tourismnanaimo.com/events Featured Events: Nanaimo Blues Society’s Summertime Blues Festival.  Fri – Sun @ Maffeo Sutton Park, Single Day $52.50, Weekend $146. This long standing premier blues festival will bring some of Canada’s best blues artists for three days to Nanaimo. Enjoy every kind of blues you can imagine. This really is the Summertime Shades of Blues Festival. For complete line-up follow this link. The End of Summer Bash. Sat @ 4:30 PM, Nanaimo Entertainment Centre, $50-60 NightLife Entertainment & Where It’s At […]

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What’s Up in Nanaimo This Week: Aug. 18-24

August 18, 2016

What’s Up in Nanaimo This Week August 18th, 2016 – August 24th, 2016 For more local events, visit www.tourismnanaimo.com/events Featured Events:  Gabriola Theatre Festival, August 18th– 21st, Gabriola Island, $20 a show The Eighth Annual Gabriola Theatre Festival will have it all this August on beautiful Gabriola Island! There will be eight exciting main stage productions with a FREE Outdoor Performance Stage, a lively Artisans Avenue, a Human Library, Pancake Breakfasts, Fashion Show, Creative Kids Corner and a Creativity Workshop. And to kick off the whole shebang—a Toga Party! VIEX: The Vancouver Island Exhibition, August 19th -21st, Beban Fairgrounds, Adults […]

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What’s Up in Nanaimo: Aug. 12-17

August 12, 2016

  Wondering what’s happening around town? We’ve got you covered! Featured Event: Nanaimo Fringe Festival, August 11th– 14th, Harbour City Theatre or Vancouver Island Conference Centre, Show Times vary. $12 a show, festival passes are also available, 5 shows for $40. The 6th annual Nanaimo Fringe runs August 11-21, 2016. Enjoy 48 live theatre show times. 8 companies will be performing in front of a live audience who may love, hate, become transfixed or even startled. This festival is perfect for developing, emerging and experimenting artists. 100% of ticket proceeds go directly to the artists. You need to be a member […]

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What’s Up in Nanaimo: Aug.4-10

August 4, 2016

Wondering what’s going on this week in Nanaimo? We’ve got you covered! For more local events, visit www.tourismnanaimo.com/events Featured Event: Symphony by the Sea. Sat @ 6 PM. Maffeo Sutton Park. FREE. The Vancouver Island Symphony is bringing back this great free family event on August 6th at 6 p.m. Of course the popular “1812 Overture” is on the bill and the audience is asked to “provide cannon shots at the end of the piece by popping paper bags – so don’t forget to bring your paper bag.”   Snowbirds Airshow, Wed @6pm, Maffeo Sutton Park, FREE The Canadian Forces […]

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What’s Up in Nanaimo: July 28-Aug.3

July 28, 2016

What’s Up in Nanaimo This Week  July 28-August 3 For more local events, visit www.tourismnanaimo.com/events Featured Event: SUNSET TIME With the long weekend upon us and the stunning weather forecast, catch one of Nanaimo’s stunning sunsets. Some of the best spots to sit and relax and see the sun go down are: Neck Point Park, Piper’s Lagoon Park, Blueback Beach, Sebastion Beach or Jack Point and Biggs Park. The sun sets at the moment around 9pm. CONCERTS and LIVE MUSIC Live at Longwood, Thurs @ 8PM, Longwood Pub. Free. Live at Longwood (July 28th) Texas Radio & The Big Beat, […]

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