Must See Events

Family Friendly Events

Sunday, March 11th

Double Bill: Ann Mortifee and Rick Scott and Nico Rhodes

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 2:30pm | Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Festivals, Music, Seniors

Two of BC’s most beloved artists join forces for a double bill of spirit and groove. Legendary singer Ann Mortifee takes us on a magical adventure weaving stories and songs from seven decades of her life which began in South Africa and has led her around the globe. Rick Scott is his own genre, an...

Monday, March 12th

Macrame Plant Hanger

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 5:30pm | Arts, Children, Community, Education, Family Friendly, Seniors, Teens

Join us and make your own unique macrame plant hanger. You can choose from a variety of beads to decorate it. All supplies are included and all ages are welcome; $20/person or per family making 1 macrame plant hanger in total. Please message or email us at to register;...

Wednesday, March 14th

Upper Island Music Festival

Wednesday, March 14, 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....

Festival Nanaimo 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 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,...

Indoors Island Roots Markets.

Wednesday, March 14, 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.

Thursday, March 15th

Randy Bachman: Every Song Tells a Story Tour

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 7:30pm | Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Music, Seniors

 In addition to his ever-popular songs and the stories behind them, Randy brings to the stage an exciting production honouring the remarkable musical legacy of an early mentor, hero, and inspiration, Beatles guitarist/songwriter George Harrison. From one master musician to another, Randy offers his...

Friday, March 16th

New Movie Releases

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:00am | Arts, Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Seniors, Teens

New Releases for March 16: I Can Only Imagine, (Love, Simon), Tomb Raider and at IMAX, 

Skate Indoors for Charity

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 1:00pm | Charity Fundraiser, Children, Community, Exhibitions, Family Friendly, Health & Fitness, Major Events, Sports, Teens

Join the fun in Centre Court for a simulated skating experience, in support of Nanaimo Child Development Centre. February 10 to April 1. ADMISSION: $3 p.p. /15-minutes Toonie Tuesdays & Thursdays, $2 p.p./15-minutes 100% of proceeds will be donated to Nanaimo Child Development Centre PUBLIC...

Family Yoga

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 7:00pm | Children, Community, Family Friendly, Health & Fitness

Join Devon Bennett as he lovingly guides us through this class suitable for all levels, all ages, all shapes and sizes. Pay what you can. Everyone welcome so bring the kids/grandkids.

Saturday, March 17th

Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 10:00am | Children, Entertainment, Family Friendly

Spring Break Scavenger Hunt from March 17-March 31 Feline bored?  Drop by the library anytime during Spring Break to participate in a pet-tacular scavenger hunt.  Search for cats, dogs, and other furry critters.  Suitable for all ages.