Must See Events

Family Friendly Events

Tuesday, September 26th

Lego Club

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 3:00pm | Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly

Lego Club: We provide the lego and you provide the imagination. This is a free drop in event best suited for children ages 6-12 but anyone old enough to resist eating lego is welcome. Every Tuesday from 3-4PM, starting Sept. 19.

Wednesday, September 27th

Island Roots Market

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 4:00pm | Community, Entertainment, Environment, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Markets, Seniors, Shopping & Fashion

The Island Roots Market Co-operative provides a means to gather local food and other locally made items and the accompanying farmers/producers to create a year-round farmers' & artisans market. They support producers in getting their products to folks who would not normally access them through...

Thursday, September 28th

Family Storytime

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 10:30am | Children, Community, Education, Entertainment, Family Friendly

Family Storytime is time for songs, rhymes, stories and the occasional craft in this family get together. For kids ages 18mo-5yrs. Every Thursday at 10:30am starting Sep. 21.

Nanaimo Buccaneers vs. Braves Ice-Hockey Game

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:15pm | Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Hockey, Seniors, Sports, Teens

Nanaimo Buccaneers vs. Braves:   Thurs, Sept 28. Nanaimo Ice Centre, 7:15pm. 

Friday, September 29th

Nanaimo Downtown Farmers' Market

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 10:00am | Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Festivals, Food & Drink, Free, Markets, Seniors, Shopping & Fashion

Nanaimo's original farmers' market, celebrating its 20th year. Local produce, meats, eggs, baked goods, food products, local artisan crafts including jewelry, personal care products, clothing, cards, gift items, kids activities, different live musical entertainment each week plus more!...


Friday, September 29, 2017 - 10:30am | Children, Community, Family Friendly, Free

Join us for a rhyming good time as we read books and learn songs and rhymes that help your baby develop key early literacy skills and a love of books and stories. Ages 0-18 months, every Friday starting Sept. 22.

Damsels Fashion Show

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 1:00pm | Charity Fundraiser, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Seniors, Shopping & Fashion

Fall Fashion Show by Damsels with accessories and shoes by Crispin.  The show is from 1-3pm at St. Andrews United Church.  There will also be High Tea, Silent Auction and Door Prizes. This event always sells out early so get your tickets while you can at Damsels, Crispin, Church Office (311...

Friday Night Casks w. Live Music

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 5:00pm | Arts, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Music

Join us every Friday at the White Sails Taproom for Friday Night Casks w/ live, local music. Each week we tap a new cask, infusing our beer with unique and creative flavours to create a one-time-only beer while local artists serenade the taproom with live music! The cask taps at 5:00pm and is...

Nanaimo Clippers Fan Bus to Alberni Game

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 5:00pm | Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Hockey, Seniors, Sports, Teens

Nanaimo Clippers Fan Bus to Alberni Game:  Fri, Sept 29. The Clippers’ Fan Bus ventures over the hump to take in the Nanaimo Clippers’ game against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. In addition to bus transportation and admission to the game, fans will receive a slice of pizza, a bag of chips, a pop and...

Saturday, September 30th

Lawren Harris: Canadian Visionary

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 12:00am | Arts, Community, Education, Environment, Family Friendly, Seniors

This show runs from Sep.30-Nov.30. Canadian artist Lawren Harris (1885-1970) is internationally renowned for his iconic paintings of the Northern wilderness. We are excited to share his work with Nanaimo audiences through the exhibition Lawren Harris: Canadian Visionary, which opens at the Nanaimo...