Must See Events

Jul 6-9, 19th Annual INFRINGING Dance Festival

"Dancing in the belly of the dragon"

Jun 2 - Aug 26 - Rock Legends

Two decades of rock-n-roll that transformed the music scene forever.

By Month

Wednesday, June 28th

Old City Quarter Lunchtime Music Series

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 12:00pm | Arts, Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Free, Music, Seniors, Teens

The Old City Quarter and Indie Entertainment are very excited to be bringing another full summer of lunchtime live music in Downtown Nanaimo. Every Wednesday from 12pm-1pm local talent will be performing in Fitzwilliam Gate, Lobelia's Lair, Gallery Row and on Welsey Street. There will be...

Top Ten Hikes in Nanaimo (weekly)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:30pm | Environment

Nanaimo's top ten hikes each week throughout the summer. We'll guide you as you discover some of the beautiful parks that Nanaimo has to offer. Only $2. Jun 21, Neck Point. June 28, Westwood Lake. July 5th, Linley Valley. July 12, Jack Point. July 19, Ammonite Falls. July 26, Piper's Lagoon. Aug 2...

Island Roots Bowen Road Farmer's Market

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 4:00pm | Community, Environment, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Free, Markets

Nanaimo's food-oriented farmer's market takes place Wednesdays from 4 - 6:30 pm and Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm until Oct 4 at Beban Fairgrounds

Men's Night at Cottonwood Golf Course

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 5:30pm | Entertainment, Food & Drink, Sports

Come out and join us for a great evening of golf, buffet dinner and prizes. This inclusive evening is set up so anyone can play – beginner to low handicapper. Format is Texas Scramble! Come with a friend, or come with a group! If you don’t know anyone, call our pro shop and we’ll set you up with...

Sailboat Night

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 6:30pm | Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Free

Every Wed evening all summer long local boaters come out for some "friendly" time trial fun in Nanaimo Harbor. Watching these beautiful sailboats has been a Dinghy Dock tradition for over 20 years. 6:30 - 9 pm

Nanaimo Idol 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 7:00pm | Arts, Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Music, Seniors, Teens

Nanaimo Idol is an all ages singing contest based solely on talent, presented by Indie Entertainment and West Coast Vocal Academy. Participants will be competing for the chance to sing live with The Femme Fatales at Maffeo Sutton Park on July 23rd at Marine Festival 2017. Other prizes include a...

Thursday, June 29th

Golden Years Savings

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 10:00am | Community, Entertainment, Food & Drink, Free, Music, Seniors, Shopping & Fashion

On the last Thursday each month Seniors 55+ are invited for special savings at select merchants in Country Club Centre! There is free coffee or tea and a treat from 10 - 11 am and again from 2 - 3 pm with a free live musical performance by Howie James and the Howlettes in the Food Court 

Family Fun Nights

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 4:00pm | Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Free

There will be a free Family Fun Night June 29 at Departure Bay Park, July 27 at Mansfield Park, and August 31 at Harewood Park. All events run 4 - 7 pm

Adventures in Elder Land

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 6:00pm | Arts, Community, Entertainment, Free, Seniors

Adventures in Elder Land is a collaboration of two authors in different genres but writing about similar themes. Carollyne Haynes is an award winning author. Her book, A Matter of Issue is about elder abuse. Janet Dunnett is a best selling author of a lively memoir about her decade as "...

Psychic Potluck

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 6:30pm | Charity Fundraiser, Community, Entertainment, Talks & Workshops

Bring a potluck dish and enjoy a dinner with open-minded, like-minded people at 6:00 p.m. Then psychics move from table to table and each participant is guaranteed two mini-readings. Tickets $20. Phone the office at 591-0775 to reserve.