The Nanaimo events calendar is full of fun and unique activities throughout the year. Experience art, heritage, culture, and the flavours of local cuisine while you’re in town.

From our world-famous bathtub races in July, to tasting your way along the Nanaimo Bar Trail at any-time of year, attending the craft beer and music festival of Longwoodstock in September, or stepping into history at the museum or attending a variety of other exciting festivals – we invite you to discover what makes Nanaimo so unique.

 

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Nanaimo is a very diverse place. I love the culture and natural wonders here in Nanaimo.
Leif Bogwald
There are some fantastic festivals that happen every year.
David Gogo
Winter Events In Nanaimo
Unikkaaqtuat
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Unikkaaqtuat
This unprecedented creation will celebrate Inuit culture, its traditions and vision for the future.

Date: Monday, January 20th, 7:30pm, with a Pre-Show Event: 6:30pm in Lobby & Post-Show Chat in Theatre

Where: The Port Theatre, 125 Front Street, Nanaimo

Cost: $48 & $53
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Waltz & Polka, The Vancouver Island Symphony
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Waltz & Polka, The Vancouver Island Symphony
By popular demand, we present a classic evening of waltzes , polkas , and Viennese bonbons, for an elegant and entertaining soirée! We launch the New Year in lighthearted fashion, with song and dance. Uncork the champagne, Prosit Neujahr!

Date: Saturday, January 18th, 7:30pm

Where: The Port Theatre, 125 Front Street, Nanaimo

Cost: $56 - $62, or through subscription
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Refuge Canada: Feature Exhibition
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Refuge Canada: Feature Exhibition
Moving through major waves of arrival from Second World War era up to present day, Refuge Canada does not shy away from opportunities to portray the darker chapters of history. Hopeful stories of optimism and success are balanced by moving accounts of shattered lives, fear, and examples of Canada’s mixed record in welcoming refugees. Refuge Canada is a travelling exhibition from the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Dates: January 25th - May 9th, 2020

Where: 100 Museum Way, Nanaimo

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Wee Tipple Party - Nanaimo's Whiskey Festival
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Wee Tipple Party - Nanaimo's Whiskey Festival
A lavish evening showcasing fine whiskies, delicious hors d’oeuvres, live music, a silent auction, and stimulating conversation.

Date: March 6th, 2020. 7pm

Where: The Grand Hotel, 4898 Rutherford Road, Nanaimo

Cost: $129
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Farm Tours & Goat Walks
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Farm Tours & Goat Walks
Go behind the scenes at Yellow Point Farms to experience first hand what farm-life on a diverse livestock and produce farm on Vancouver Island is all about. When you attend a farm tour, they'll guide you on an immersive excursion through some of the day-to-day activities on the farm, and give you the chance to interact with some of the animals first-hand! As a fully operational and growing farm, they're not 100% open to the public all the time, but they are pleased to share their farm experience with you through the Fall Farm Tour, Fall Goat Walk, & Private Farm Tours.
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