Free Events

Wednesday, November 29th

Tiny Tots Playgroup

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 10:00am | Children, Community, Free

Wednesday weekly from 10am to 11am.  Country Club Centre presents a free weekly drop-in playgroup for little ones and their caregivers. Enjoy a play, crafts, stories and songs with ECE certified educators from PacificCare. Activities appropriate for children 5 years and younger. Please note CC Tiny...

Thursday, November 30th

NOV 30-JAN 10 - Festival Of Lights 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 6:30pm | Arts, Business, Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Festivals, Free, Major Events, Seniors, Shopping & Fashion, Teens

From Nov 30 - Jan 10, Ladysmith will be ignited with the life of thousands of twinkling Christmas lights to get you into the Christmas spirit. This magical event kicks-off downtown Ladysmith Thurs. Nov 30th, 3pm! Santa will arrive 6:30pm with the Parade at 6:45pm followed by the Aggie Hall &...

"Live At Longwood" a Free Concert Series

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 8:00pm | Community, Entertainment, Food & Drink, Free, Music

Every Thursday night a free live concert series featuring great local and touring musicians. Showtime at 8pm. Nov. 23- Tora Leigh, Lauren Eliza Nov. 30 - Paul Mitchell and Myc Sharratt Dec. 7 - Brandon Stone and Julian Bakker Dec. 14 - Cara McCandless, Marty Douglas No shows Dec. 21 or 28, will...

Friday, December 1st

Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 9:30am | Charity Fundraiser, Community, Family Friendly, Free, Seniors

From now until Dec. 23 you will see different volunteers set up at 26 different locations throughout Nanaimo. They are busy spreading Christmas cheer while taking in donations for those who are in need during this holiday season. We will wrap up on Dec 24th where everyone will be at Costco. From 9:...

NOV 30-JAN 10 - Festival Of Lights 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 5:00pm | Arts, Business, Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Festivals, Free, Major Events, Seniors, Shopping & Fashion, Teens

From Nov 30 - Jan 10, Ladysmith will be ignited with the life of thousands of twinkling Christmas lights to get you into the Christmas spirit. This magical event kicks-off downtown Ladysmith Thurs. Nov 30th, 3pm! Santa will arrive 6:30pm with the Parade at 6:45pm followed by the Aggie Hall &...

First Friday Art Night

Friday, December 1, 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

Saturday, December 2nd

Harbour City Football Saturdays

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 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.

Christmas Craft Fair at Providence Farm

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 9:00am | Arts, Charity Fundraiser, Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Free, Markets, Shopping & Fashion

Providence Farm’s Annual Christmas Craft Fair is on December 2, from 9am to 3pm. We take great joy in creating this community event full of Holiday fun for the family! Over thirty new and returning vendors, on both floors of the main building offer unique gifts from wreaths to glass ornaments, to...

Beban Learning Gardens Weekend Work Party

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 11:00am | Community, Free, Seniors, Talks & Workshops

Drop into one of our Work Parties, where volunteers gather to garden all year round. There is always something to do: mulching, digging, composting, harvesting, watering etc. There is something for every experience level and all ability levels. Work parties may be canceled in very heavy rains or...

Gingerbread Village

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 12:00pm | Charity Fundraiser, Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Free, Major Events

B. Gingerbread Homes is back again with holiday magic, festive cheer and fun family activities! Join us at Gingerbread Village, located in the Vancouver Island Conference Center, to vote on your favorite gingerbread house, decorate cookies, and visit with Santa and other holiday characters. B....

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