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July 2018

July 1 - Sept 2 - Butchart Gardens Fireworks (Saturday Evenings) feature a jaw-dropping, dazzling firework show with both aerial and ground displays choreographed to music.  Take it from my Mom, she goes ever year!

July 6 – 8 - Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival is now in its 16th year at Maffeo Sutton Park.  Dragon boat racing is one of the most amazing sports you will ever get to witness so take the time to come down and cheer on the 70+ racing teams. Then stay for the Shriners pancake breakfast, food trucks, candle and carnation ceremonies. 

July 14 - Davis Bay Sandcastle Competition- registration starts at 10:30 am, building the sandcastles is from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, and winners will be announced at 2:45 pm.  Lions will be selling t-shirts and running a concession at the beach. Jim Taylor will bring lively music to the beach area. Be sure to wear sunscreen and a hat. Bring your pails and shovels, have fun and make great memories!      

July 13 – 15 – The Catalina Sailboat Rendezvous at Telegraph Harbour Marina on Thetis Island.  Contact sailorguyrob@gmail.com for details. 

July 15th- The 28th Annual Nanaimo Silly Boat Regatta 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. 

July 20 – 22 – the 34th Islands Folk Festival at Providence Farm, Duncan, BC.  Folk Festivals are all about growing and nurturing the next generation of live music lovers! We want young families to be part of our event and know they can cut loose, dance, camp under the stars and do it all with their kids too!  Visit our Wee Folks Area for lots of fun and activities. Bring your family and become part of our family! 

July 21 - Bowen Island Classic Car Show features unique vehicles, art installations and music.

July 27 – 29 - Sea Cavalcade in Gibsons has one of the best logos ever!  Now in its 50th year, this fun filled weekend has something for everyone.  The Tin Man Challenge, Keats to Armours swim, pancake breakfast, beer garden, classic cars, salmon BBQ and a parade.

 July 28, August 1st and August 4th - For the first time ever, the Honda Celebration of Light invited the public to vote on a theme for this year’s fireworks competition. “Love” was selected by an overwheliming majority, don’t miss your chance to share in the excitement and see how each team will incorporate the theme.  This year, the festival features South Africa, Sweden and South Korea

July 2017

July 1 – Join in to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday with too many events to list! 

July 1 - Sept 2 - Butchart Gardens Fireworks (Saturday Evenings) feature a jaw-dropping, dazzling firework show with both aerial and ground displays choreographed to music.  Take it from my Mom, she goes ever year!

July 1 - Davis Bay Sandcastle Competition- registration starts at 9:45 am, building the sandcastles is from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, and winners will be announced at 1:45 pm.  Lions will be selling t-shirts and running a concession at the beach. Jim Taylor will bring lively music to the beach area. Be sure to wear sunscreen and a hat. Bring your pails and shovels, have fun and make great memories!       

July 7 – 9 - Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival is now in its 15th year at Maffeo Sutton Park.  Dragon boat racing is one of the most amazing sports you will ever get to witness so take the time to come down and cheer on the 70+ racing teams. Then stay for the Shriners pancake breakfast, food trucks, candle and carnation ceremonies, Longwood Brewery beer gardens, and more.  

July 14 - 16 - The Vancouver Island MusicFest held at the Comox Valley Fairgrounds and features artists such as Emmylou Harris, Bruce Cockburn and the Barenaked Ladies.  This year they even have their own music festival app.

July 16 - The 28th Annual Nanaimo Silly Boat Regatta will be celebrating its 50th anniversary while Canada celebrates its 150th.  The team themes will revolve around a birthday, Canadian history celebration feel.

July 16 - Texada Island Fly-In held at the Gillies Bay Airfield aka the friendliest rural fly-in with a real asphalt runway.

July 21 – 23 - Nanaimo Marine Festival & Bathtub Race which runs all week but the world championship bathtub race runs on July 23rd at 11:00 a.m.  Lots of vendors, a street fair, kids zone and two nights of concerts.

July 22 - Bowen Island Classic Car Show features unique vehicles, art installations and music

July 23 - Powell River Sea Fair Festival is now in its 53rd year and features a parade and vintage cars.              

July 29   Vancouver Honda Celebration of Lights Fireworks – Japan – Great fireworks and great food trucks.  If you would rather beat the crowd, you can buy tickets ahead of time for the Keg Lounge located on the bathhouse roof with snacks, cocktails and a VIP bathroom!

July 29 – 30 - Texada Island Blues and Roots Festival celebrates the music and artists within 100km of Gillies Bay.  There will be a farmers market, food and craft vendors, a kids’ zone for the young ones to play, and a place to quench the adults’ thirst.  Texada is home to Heicholt Lake, named one of the ten best lakes to swim in Canada.

July 29 – 30 - Sea Cavalcade in Gibsons has one of the best logos ever!  Now in its 49th year, this fun filled weekend has something for everyone.  The Tin Man Challenge, Keats to Armours swim, pancake breakfast, beer garden, classic cars, salmon BBQ and a parade.

 

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