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Friday, August 18th

Aug 18-20 - Vancouver Island Exhibition Fair 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 9:00am | Arts, Children, Community, Entertainment, Environment, Exhibitions, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Major Events, Music, Seniors, Teens

Aug 18-20 - 3 Fun-filled packed days, with over 20,000 fair-goers experiencing the biggest and best events that Nanaimo has to offer!! Featuring; The 1st Annual RIBFEST (judging contest on Main Stage Sat. Aug. 19th 12pm), "A Step Back In Time" (Celebrate Canada's 150th with a tour showcasing our...

Saturday, August 19th

Cowichan Valley Grape Escape

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 8:00am | Charity Fundraiser, Community, Entertainment, Environment, Food & Drink, Health & Fitness, Sports

Experience the best of the Cowichan Valley while pedaling towards a cure for MS! See why hundreds of cyclists return year after year to experience Cowichan's wine, cuisine, art and breathtaking scenery. Start from the event's home base at the prestigious Brentwood College School in Mill Bay. Open...

Aug 18-20 - Vancouver Island Exhibition Fair 2017

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 9:00am | Arts, Children, Community, Entertainment, Environment, Exhibitions, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Major Events, Music, Seniors, Teens

Aug 18-20 - 3 Fun-filled packed days, with over 20,000 fair-goers experiencing the biggest and best events that Nanaimo has to offer!! Featuring; The 1st Annual RIBFEST (judging contest on Main Stage Sat. Aug. 19th 12pm), "A Step Back In Time" (Celebrate Canada's 150th with a tour showcasing our...

Duncan Farmers Market

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 9:00am | Arts, Business, Community, Entertainment, Environment, Food & Drink, Free, Markets, Music, Shopping & Fashion

Shop for fresh fruits and vegetables, home baking, eggs and dairy products, cheeses and fresh bread, jams, jellies and local honey. Handmade patio furniture, children's clothing and locally crafted wares. We have live music every Saturday. Singers, bands, choirs, dance troupes, jugglers, and...

Sunday, August 20th

Cowichan Valley Grape Escape

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 8:00am | Charity Fundraiser, Community, Entertainment, Environment, Food & Drink, Health & Fitness, Sports

Experience the best of the Cowichan Valley while pedaling towards a cure for MS! See why hundreds of cyclists return year after year to experience Cowichan's wine, cuisine, art and breathtaking scenery. Start from the event's home base at the prestigious Brentwood College School in Mill Bay. Open...

Aug 18-20 - Vancouver Island Exhibition Fair 2017

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 9:00am | Arts, Children, Community, Entertainment, Environment, Exhibitions, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Major Events, Music, Seniors, Teens

Aug 18-20 - 3 Fun-filled packed days, with over 20,000 fair-goers experiencing the biggest and best events that Nanaimo has to offer!! Featuring; The 1st Annual RIBFEST (judging contest on Main Stage Sat. Aug. 19th 12pm), "A Step Back In Time" (Celebrate Canada's 150th with a tour showcasing our...

Monday, August 21st

Marine Biology Summer Camp (Ages 5-11)

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 9:00am | Children, Community, Education, Environment

Marine Biology Summer Camp:    July 31 - Aug 25.  Camps for ages 5 - 11. Camp goes from 9am-3:30pm. Touch tank, dig for clams, play games, nature themed crafts. Campers get to use scopes, nets and guides to learn about the wildlife. Register, 250.746.0227.

Wednesday, August 23rd

Chemainus Wednesday Farmers Market

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 10:00am | Arts, Children, Community, Environment, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Free, Markets, Seniors

Every Wednesday from May through to September 20th the Waterwheel Park is home to farmers and craftspeople selling their unique products.  Seasonal produce, baking, preserves, arts and crafts and more! Everyone welcome.

Friday, August 25th

Author Event: Geoff Strong reads from "Convenient Mistruths"

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 7:45pm | Arts, Community, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Family Friendly, Free, Seniors

If time were up: Would you want to know? Climatologist Geoff Strong sets his murder mystery against the backdrop of a world headed for the brink. Join us to hear Strong read from his novel and, afterwards, share some his knowledge on the state of earth's climate. Call 250-476-7661 to reserve...

Saturday, August 26th

oneTree Wild Workshop by Live Edge Design

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 9:00am | Arts, Children, Education, Environment, Family Friendly, Talks & Workshops, Teens

Learn how to make beautiful rustic garden furniture and structures while collaborating in a project to see how many things can be made from a single cedar tree that blew down in our community forest (Donated by North Cowichan). Choose from a bench, trellis, gate, chair or planter box that you build...

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