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Friday, October 6th

Nanaimo Downtown Farmers' Market

Friday, October 6, 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!...

Tasting: Andrew Peller

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 3:00pm | Community, Entertainment, Food & Drink, Free, Seniors

We will be having an "Andrew Peller" tasting on Oct. 6, from 3-6pm.  Stay tuned as there is more to come.

First Friday Art Night

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 5:00pm | Arts, Community, Entertainment, Food & Drink, Free, Music

The first Friday of every month there is local art and live music, food and bevies to enjoy from 5 - 9 pm at the Blue Poppy Garden Gallery and Bee's Knees Community Cafe - come on down! 208 Wallace St, Nanaimo

Friday Night Casks w. Live Music

Friday, October 6, 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...

Live Entertainment at "The Nanaimo Bar"

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 9:30pm | Community, Entertainment, Food & Drink, Music

Live Entertainment series at "The Nanaimo Bar", starts at 9:30pm, $5 cover to get in. Oct.4 - The Castagne's, Oct.5 - David Bitonti, Oct.6 - Kurt Gentle, Oct.7 - Under The Mountain & La Chinga Oct.12 - Knacker's Yard, Oct.13 - Awkward AC (punk), Oct.14 - On The Fringe, Oct.19 - DJ Mic Control...

Saturday, October 7th

Gabriola Farmers Market

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 10:00am | Arts, Children, Community, Education, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Markets, Music, Seniors, Teens

The Gabriola Farmers Market is open every Saturday in August through Oct. 6 from 10am-1pm.  We have over 80 vendors to explore including fresh produce, baked goods, artists of all kinds, craft makers, photography, jewellers, candy makers, pet treats and more.

Meat Draw

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 2:00pm | Community, Entertainment, Food & Drink, Music, Seniors

Meat Draw every Saturday at The Legion, Branch #10. From 2-4pm.

Octoberfest Dinner & Dance

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 6:00pm | Community, Entertainment, Food & Drink, Music, Seniors

We are celebrating Octoberfest with a Dinner and Dance. Tickets are $20, cocktails at 6pm, dinner at 6:30pm, then dance the night away starting at 7:30pm with the "Cactus Cadillacs".

Wise Youngblood and Jayden Holman

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 7:00pm | Community, Entertainment, Food & Drink, Music

On the Dock w/Wise Youngblood & Jayden Thomas. Tickets on sale now from the artists, Dinghy Dock Pub or online at

Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 7:00pm | Children, Community, Entertainment, Food & Drink, Health & Fitness, Hockey, Seniors, Sports, Teens

Vancouver Canucks at home vs Edmonton Oilers at 7PM.