gilakas’la / čɛčɛ haθɛč, We are deeply grateful for, and respectfully acknowledge that the lands upon which we and all our Central Island Artists work, live and play are the unceded traditional territory of Puntledge, Eiksan, K’ómoks, Homalco and Tla’amin first nations, and the Te’mexw Treaty Association.

Key Events in the Region

So Many Events...What will you do?

Our entire region is rich and overflowing with events of all sorts. From small intimate gatherings to world-class festivals and everything in between – you’ll find something to do just about any night of the week, every week of the year. 

 

MARCH

Dine Around Comox Valley – Feb 20 – Mar 15, Various locations
Hornby Island Herring Festival – Mar 5 – 8
Monster Energy BoarderStyle Tour – Mar 20, Mount Washington
Art Inventory Sale – Gail Neuls & Mary Reed, Mar 20-22, Royston
IMAGEFEST 2020 – Mar 27, Sid Williams Theatre

APRIL

Comox Valley Spring 2020 Home Expo – Apr 3 – 5
Elegant Threads Quilt Show – Apr 3-4, Qualicum Beach
Doubt, A Parable – Apr 3-11, Courtenay Little Theatre @ Sid Williams
Annual Easter Bunny Trail in Filberg Park, Comox
Annual Easter Eggstravaganza – Date TBA, Comox Marina Park
Annual Easter Egg Hunt –Apr 12, Cumberland, Number 6 Mine Park,
Royal LePage Comox Valley Snow to Surf Adventure Relay Race – Apr 25-26, Mt Washington

MAY

Denman Island Baroque Music Workshop & Festival – May 2-10
Cumberland Market Day – May 16
Cumberland Victoria Day Festival – May 16-18
The Quilt Show – May 16-18, Cumberland Cultural Centre
Woodland Gardens Art and Bloom Festival – May 16-18, Merville
Central Island Studio Tour – 10a-4p, May 29-31, Parksville to Campbell River

JUNE

Out the Back Door Music Festival – Jun 6, Gladstone Brewing Co
BC Seafood Festival – Jun 12-20, Comox Valley, various locations
Bay Day – Jun 14, Union Bay
Summer By the Sea Street Markets – Tuesdays, 6-9pm, Parksville
Downtown Courtenay Summer Street Markets – Wednesdays, 4-8pm, starting Jun 17
K’omoks National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations – Jun 21
Father’s Day Kite Fly – Jun 21, Comox, Goose Spit Park
Shoreline Arts Carving Competition – Jun 24-28, Campbell River
Canada Day Night Before Concert – Jun 30, Lewis Park, Courtenay

JULY

Canada Day Festivities – Courtenay, Lewis & Simms Park
River City Arts Festival – thru July, Campbell River
Summer By the Sea Street Markets – Tuesdays, 6-9pm, Parksville
Downtown Courtenay Summer Street Markets – Wednesdays, 4-8pm
Simms Park Summer Concert Series – Sundays, Courtenay
Parksville Beach Festival & Int’l Sand Carving Competition – Jul 9-Aug 16
Vancouver Island MusicFest – Jul 10-12
Courtenay Market Day – Jul 18, Downtown Courtenay
Classic Cars on the Green – Jul 25, Crown Isle Resort, Courtenay
Hornby Festival – Jul 30 – Aug 8
Filberg Festival – Jul 31 – Aug 3, Comox
Denman Island Studio Tour – Date TBA

AUGUST

Comox Nautical Days – Aug 1-3
Indigenous Night Market – Aug 3, K’omoks Band Hall
Summer By the Sea Street Markets – Tuesdays, 6-9pm, Parksville
Downtown Courtenay Summer Street Markets – Weds, 4-8pm, til Sep 2
Simms Park Summer Concert Series – Sundays, Courtenay
Island Originals Art Show – Aug 8-9, Comox Marina Park
Parksville Beach Festival & Int’l Sand Carving Competition – thru Aug 16
Cumberland Wild Music Festival – Aug 14-16, Cumberland Village Park
CV Exhibition (Fall Fair),– Aug 28-30, Exhibition Grounds, Courtenay

SEPTEMBER

The Artisans’ Festival at Woodland Gardens – Sep 5 – 7, Merville
CVAG Fall Film Series – Various dates, Courtenay
Carving on the Edge Festival – Sep 10-15, Tofino
Ribfest – Date TBA, Exhibition Grounds, Courtenay
Winefest – Date TBA, Mount Washington
OCTOBER
CVAG Fall Film Series – Various dates, Courtenay
Halloween Parties –Various locations throughout Comox Valley
Downtown Family Hallowe’en – Oct 31, 3-5pm, Courtenay

NOVEMBER

CVAG Fall Film Series – Various dates, Courtenay
Woodstove Arts Festival – Nov 6-8, Cumberland
Moonlight and Magic – Nov 20, Downtown Courtenay
LOTS of craft fairs in all communities
Annual Holiday Resort Walk – Date TBA, Crown Isle Resort
Annual Gingerbread Village – Date TBA, Crown Isle Resort
Annual Wine Festival – Date TBA, Crown Isle Resort

DECEMBER

Christmas Markets – Various locations throughout Comox Valley
Elevate Winter Bazaar #9 – Dec 4 & 5, Courtenay Legion Hall
Nanaimo Art Walk – Dec 5 & 6, Downtown Nanaimo
Christmas Parade – Dec 6, Downtown Courtenay
Even MORE craft fairs in all communities
Santa’s Barn – Date TBA, Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens(KCWG)
Garden Lights – Nightly through Dec, KCWG
Carol walks with Cantiamo Chamber Ensemble – KCWG
Elves Ski Free – Dec 25, Mount Washington
Photos with Santa – Date TBA, Mount Washington
Polar Bear Swim – Dec 26, Goose Spit Park
New Year’s Eve events –throughout Comox Valley

January 2021

Polar Bear Swim – Jan 1, Saratoga Beach
CVAG Winter Film Series – Landmark Cinemas Courtenay
Banff Mountain Film Series – Sid Williams Theatre
Après-Ski Comox Valley- throughout the month

February

CVAG Winter Film Series – Landmark Cinemas Courtenay
Lunar New Year 2021- Feb 12, various celebrations
Après-Ski Comox Valley – continues
Dine Around Comox Valley – Dates TBA, Various locations

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