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Nanaimo, BC Canada

July 2015

Nanaimo: Crimson Coast Dance Society Infringing Dance Festival

July 4, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

There’s an exciting variety of dance performances, workshops, free family events and more throughout Nanaimo! For scheduling and more information, hit the link! http://crimsoncoastdance.org/index.php?p=7_8_2015-InFrinGinG-Dance-Festival

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48th Annual Nanaimo Marine Festival & International World Bathtub Race

July 23, 2015 @ 10:30 am - July 26, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

Before the Sunday races, enjoy food vendors, beer gardens, live entertainment, an arts & crafts Fair, kids activities, displays, and more at Maffeo Sutton Park. There’s also the Sailpast on Wheels Fun Parade through downtown Nanaimo Saturday morning, and fireworks over the Harbour on Saturday night. For full details, hit the link! http://bathtubbing.com/

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August 2015

5th Annual Nanaimo Fringe Festival

August 13, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - August 23, 2015 @ 10:00 pm

The fringe style of theatre may not have the largest casts, sets, or elaborate costumes, but rather raw, intimate, personal stories, performed by talented, unique artists. More than 50 showings will be crammed into the 10-day event, at the Harbour City Theatre, Nanaimo Museum & the Vault Café. The free preview night is Wednesday, August 12th, at Harbour City Theatre beginning at 7pm. Tickets for each show are $12, or $40 for a 5 show pass. For details, hit the…

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October 2015

Nanaimo Sings!

October 16, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - October 18, 2015 @ 9:00 pm

Choral Festival Society presents a 3-day choral extravaganza with 2 days of Festival Concerts at St Andrew's United Church, with a finale Gala Concert at the Port Theatre. Friday at St. Andrew’s United Church 5:30-6:30pm Gabriola Island Singers, Gabriola Chamber Ensemble 8:30-9:45pm Heart of the Island, VIU Jazz Choir, A Cappella Plus Saturday at St. Andrew’s United Church 2:30-3:45pm AVIVA Panache, VI Symphony Children’s Choir 4-5:30pm Nanaimo Youth Choir, Camerata Singers, Yellow Point Singers 7-8pm Island Bel Canto Singers, Sinclair…

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December 2015

The Great Nanaimo Toy Drive

December 4, 2015 @ 9:00 am - December 12, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

December 4th- December 12th, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at most Nanaimo shopping centres, Firehalls, Save-on-More Grocery Stores, Coastal Community Credit union and other sites around town. Families in need of a little assistance this Christmas can register the first two weeks in December, Tuesday - Saturdays afternoons and evenings at 204 4th Street, between Panagos and Gateway to India. ID's for all children and proof of address is needed. The Great Nanaimo Toy Drive relies exclusively on the…

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November 2016

Nanaimo: Christmas in Downtown Nanaimo

November 26, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come greet Santa & his elves as they fly into the harbour with Harbour Air at 1pm, to open his workshop for the holiday season. Santa’s Workshop Grand Opening is at 1:30pm, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre Lobby. Join the Nanaimo Lions Club to finish the day with the Downtown Nanaimo Santa Claus Parade beginning at 5pm. The parade goes from Victoria Crescent, along Commercial Street & Church Street, ending at Front Street. http://www.dnbia.ca  

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March 2017

Nanaimo: Referendum Day

March 11, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Are you ‘for’ or ‘against’? Nanaimo votes in a referendum to borrow 80 million dollars for a proposed event centre. There’s 12 different voting locations across the city, primarily at schools & community centres. If you aren't on the provincial voter list, you're asked to bring 2 pieces of ID. Polls are open 8am-8pm, or 10am-6pm on Protection Island. For a voting location near you, hit the link! http://www.nanaimo.ca/EN/main/departments/Legislative-Services/4609/2017-non-election-assent-voting.html

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April 2018

Nanaimo: The Canada Beer Run

April 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Love running? Love beer? Yeah you do! Why not throw ‘em together and celebrate with The Canada Beer Run??!!! 91.7 Coast FM presents the Canada Beer Run! For the Nanaimo event, Longwood, Riot, Whitesails, Red Arrow & Wolf breweries come together for the love of beer, and share it with you! Participants begin in waves every 30 minutes (125 in each of our 4 waves) and run from brewery to brewery, stopping at each for 20 minutes to sample a…

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May 2019

Nanaimo: 2019 Heritage Festival

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Bring the family for live music, featuring Wise Youngblood, La Familia & the Femme Fatales, a Show n’ Shine, the 60’s Parade & Fashion Show, gourmet food, kids face painting, bouncy castles & more! The annual Heritage Festival Parade starts at 1pm sharp beginning on Victoria Crescent, going through Commercial onto Front Street, and ending at Maffeo Sutton Park. This year’s theme is the 60s ‘ Peace, Love & Revolution, events are from 11am-6pm, it’s free to attend & everyone’s welcome!…

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August 2019

9th Annual Nanaimo Fringe Festival

August 8 @ 8:00 pm - August 17 @ 11:00 pm

Choose from an assortment of shows in Downtown Nanaimo, split between the Harbour City Theatre & other venues. International & local theatre companies will showcase new scripts, comedies & edgy material throughout the festival. Start with a preview performance show Thursday, August 8th at 8pm. For tickets, schedules & more information, hit the link! https://nanaimofringe.com/about/home/  

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