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Thursday, September 28th

"Live At Longwood" a Free Concert Series

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 8:00pm | Community, Entertainment, Food & Drink, Free, Music

Every Thursday night a free live concert series featuring great local and touring musicians.   Sep 7   - Josh Gellman, Peter Kleinholz Sep 14 - Myc Sharratt, Andrew Wolfman Sep 21 - Cody Nyman, Chelsea Edwardson, Katelyn Elizabeth Sep 28 - Jim Elder, John Herman Oct 5 - T.B.A. Oct 12 - Louis...

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!...

A Jazz Birthday Party: One Hundred Years on Record

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 10:00am | Arts, Community, Education, Entertainment, Free, Music, Talks & Workshops

Jazz, When a New Orleans group called the Original Dixieland Jass Band (sic) traveled to New York City in 1917 to make the first jazz recordings, one of the songs that they chose was written by a Canadian-born composer named Shelton Brooks. VIU music professor and jazz musician, Greg Bush, will...


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.

Saturday, September 30th

Culture Days at The Nanaimo Museum

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 10:00am | Arts, Children, Community, Education, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Free

Join us on Saturday, September 30 for an exciting line up of self-led, hands on activities for families, kids and toddlers. Participate in a touch tour (where you get to actually touch some of the artifacts in the museum). Dress up like a Nanaimo student from the 1900's and try using a slate and...

Ladies' Day Out

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 11:00am | Community, Education, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Free, Talks & Workshops

Enjoy free seminars, speakers and interactive activities throughout the day. Enjoy exclusive offers and a CABELA'S CANADA EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT on all purchases* made on Saturday, September 30th. Everyone is Welcome! First 20 per store to Register receives a free gift. For questions please contact...

VIU Mariner Soccer Games

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 12:00pm | Children, Community, Family Friendly, Free, Seniors, Sports, Teens

Mariner soccer vs Quest Kermode's... Quest University located in Squamish will be the host of the 2017 PACWEST soccer championships.

Live Music at the Well Pub

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 9:00pm | Entertainment, Free, Music

Live Music at the Well Pub:    Every Saturday starting at 9pm! No cover. Aug 19: Crash Betty Aug 26: Sean Carle Sep 2: Mid Life Crisis, Sep 9: Young Plantz, Sep 16: Big Bang Baby, Sep 23: Freakboy, Sep 30: Eveready.

Sunday, October 1st

Tour de Rock

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 8:00am | Charity Fundraiser, Community, Family Friendly, Free, Health & Fitness, Sports

The Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock is a fundraising event that raises money for pediatric cancer research and support programs for children with a history of cancer. The Tour de Rock team cycles from one end of the Vancouver Island to the other, covering 1,000 kilometres and...

Telethon-Nanaimo Child Development Centre

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 12:45pm | Charity Fundraiser, Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Free, Music, Seniors

12pm-8pm, We invite families, individuals, businesses, and service groups to participate in our Telethon broadcast by making a donation live at the Port Theatre and doing a brief interview on air if desired, or call in your donation during the show from the comfort of your own home. 250-591-KIDS (...