Free Events

Friday, July 6th

Bargains to brag about

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 5:00pm | Business, Family Friendly, Free, Markets

Bargains to Brag About mall wide clearance sale July 6– 15

Sunday, July 8th

Dancing the Middle East

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 12:30pm | Arts, Education, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Festivals, Free

Discover the joyful dance and music of the Middle East in free outdoor performances and workshops for all ages fun. Featuring high-energy dabke dances of Lebanon and Syria, graceful home-style Khaleegy, earthy Turkish dance, intricate Arab rhythms and expressive Egyptian movements. Starts 12:30 pm...

Open Bulrush Poetry Reading at Buttertubs Marsh

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 1:00pm | Arts, Community, Family Friendly, Free

Open Bulrush Poetry Reading at Buttertubs Marsh Sunday, July 8, 1–3 pm, Free The way we speak about plants shapes the way we perceive them. Join us as local poets and performers read their works about flowers, mosses, ferns and forests on a walk around Buttertubs Marsh. Afterwards we'll unwind...

Wednesday, July 11th

EngAGE Caregivers Support Group

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 1:00pm | Community, Free, Seniors

The EngAGE Caregiver Support Group is a volunteer moderated drop-in meeting for adults who are providing primary care for another adult with a chronic illness. EngAGE is a safe place for Caregivers to share information and relevant resources and to find people who understand your situation. Share...

Friday, July 13th

Nanaimo Downtown Farmers’ Market

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 10:00am | Arts, Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Free, Markets, Music, Seniors, Shopping & Fashion, Teens

Nanaimo’s original farmers’ market celebrates its 21st year on the Pioneer Waterfront Plaza! Find locally grown veggies, fruits, specialty meats, eggs and a delicious variety of baked goods, including gluten free options. Small processor vendors offer preserves, sauces, teas, creton (Quebec pork...

Sunset Cinema: Ferdinand

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 8:00pm | Arts, Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Free, Seniors, Teens

Coastal Community Credit Union invites you to enjoy a free movie by the light of the stars. Activities begin at 8 pm, and Ferdinand starts as soon as it is dark. If this is your first time catching a Sunset Cinema flick, remember you’ll want to arrive early to find a spot for your blankets or lawn...

Sunday, July 15th

6th Annual Redliner's Car Show

Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 9:00am | Charity Fundraiser, Children, Community, Entertainment, Exhibitions, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Free, Music, Seniors, Teens

COME ONE AND ALL! 6th Annual Redliner's Charity Car Show. All makes & models. 50/50 Draw, raffles & more with all proceeds raised going to the work of Hospice in our community.

Silly Boat Regatta

Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 11:00am | Charity Fundraiser, Children, Community, Entertainment, Exhibitions, Family Friendly, Festivals, Food & Drink, Free, Major Events, Music, Seniors, Sports

Every year this event brings more fun for people of all ages with entertainment, food vendors, free activities for children and lots of silly racing. The Silly Boat Regatta is strongly supported by amazing local business sponsors. Come out and participate in the FREE activities or enter a team to...

Bargains to brag about

Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 5:00pm | Business, Family Friendly, Free, Markets

Bargains to Brag About mall wide clearance sale July 6– 15

Friday, July 20th

Nanaimo Downtown Farmers’ Market

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 10:00am | Arts, Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Free, Markets, Music, Seniors, Shopping & Fashion, Teens

Nanaimo’s original farmers’ market celebrates its 21st year on the Pioneer Waterfront Plaza! Find locally grown veggies, fruits, specialty meats, eggs and a delicious variety of baked goods, including gluten free options. Small processor vendors offer preserves, sauces, teas, creton (Quebec pork...

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