Family Friendly Events

Wednesday, March 7th

Upper Island Music Festival

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 9:00am | Arts, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Festivals, Major Events, Music, Seniors, Teens

The purpose of the Upper Island Musical Festival (UIMF) is to advance, promote and develop the Musical Competition Festival movement and to encourage the study and practice of speech arts, drama, music, and dance. Each year UIMF gives out more than $14,000 in bursaries to deserving participants....

Indoors Island Roots Markets.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 3:00pm | Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Health & Fitness, Markets, Seniors, Shopping & Fashion

Our regular "Island Roots Market" is moving indoors for our Fall/Winter season. We provide a means to gather local food and other locally made items and the accompanying farmers/producers to create a year-round farmers' & artisans market. 3-6pm.

Clay Mug Fundraiser

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 7:00pm | Arts, Charity Fundraiser, Children, Community, Family Friendly, Seniors, Talks & Workshops, Teens

Create your very own clay bunny mug, just in time for Spring! This is a family-friendly event, children age 6+ accompanied by an adult are very welcome! Conveniently located in downtown Nanaimo (free parking is available after 5pm). Participants will have the option of booking a second free session...


Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 7:30pm | Arts, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Music, Seniors, Teens

When a singing Irishman, with little faith left in love and music, meets a beautiful Czech woman in a Dublin bar, they are drawn together by their shared love of music. From flirtation to friendship to an uncommon romance, the unlikely pair connects in search of long-forgotten dreams – a passionate...

Thursday, March 8th

International Women's Day

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 12:00am | Business, Community, Education, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Health & Fitness, Seniors, Talks & Workshops, Teens

March 8 is International Women's Day - a day to recognize women's achievements and acknowledge the challenges they continue to face in the quest for gender equality in social, economic, cultural, and political campaigns.

Festival Nanaimo 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:00am | Arts, Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Festivals, Food & Drink, Music, Seniors, Teens

Festival Nanaimo is a new multi-dimensional community festival taking place in Nanaimo throughout the month of March 2018. It showcases all the things that we love about the city where we live, work and play. Come visit in March 2018! Festival Nanaimo 2018 includes great entertainment, concerts,...

Healthy Start Fair (0-6 years)

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 4:00pm | Children, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Free, Health & Fitness

The Greater Nanaimo Early Years Partnership present The Healthy Start Fair. Children (up to age 6 years) and their families are invited to this FREE event to enjoy story time, activities, healthy eating snacks, family resources, vision screening, public health nursing, triple p positive parenting,...

Friday, March 9th

New Movie Releases

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 12:00am | Arts, Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Seniors, Teens

New releases for March 9: The Strangers Prey at Night, The Upside, Wonder (March Movie Break), A Wrinkle in Time, Gringo, The Leisure Seeker, The Adventures of Nelly & Simon: Mission Yeti, Paddington 2 (March Movie Break), The Boss Baby (March Movie Break), Despicable Me 3 (March Movie Break),...

Jazzfest 2018

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 7:00pm | Arts, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Music, Seniors, Teens

The Harbour City Jazz Festival is an annual celebration of Nanaimo’s talented jazz students from John Barsby Community School, Wellington Secondary School, and Nanaimo District Secondary School. The festival gives students the opportunity to perform and showcase their talents for the community in a...

Saturday, March 10th

Harbour City Football Saturdays

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 9:00am | Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Free, Health & Fitness, Sports, Teens

Come out on Saturdays from 9am-4pm where we will have games ongoing from U7 to U11 at Beban Park Fields and U12-U18 at Merle Logan Field. The season ends the weekend of March 10/2018.