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September 2016

September 2 – 4Sunshine Music Festival – Powell River – The 34th Annual Festival is a celebration of music from across Canada and the world.  Performances take place at the Palm Beach Park, lots of local food vendors and a craft market.

September 2 – 4 - Victoria Classic Boat Festival – Victoria – Set in the Inner Harbour, this 39th annual gathering of classic boats is a beautiful collection of traditional boats, both yachts and workboats.

September 8 – 11Mosquito Creek Boatshow – North Vancouver – Western Canada’s largest floating boat show includes new and previously loved boats for sale.  There are no vendor booths on the shore this year as they are focusing on the floating portion of the show.

September 11Vancouver Street Food Festival – Anchor downtown and walk to Pacific Boulevard where over 30 food trucks will be serving everything from Aussie Pie to Vij’s.  Live music, family entertainment, artisan market and a beer garden.  This is a free event.

September 16 – 18Pender Harbour Jazz Festival – Now in its 20th year, includes free events plus ticketed events held at an assortment of venues.  Persephone Brewing Company will be on site and the Slo-Cat boat will be running between Garden Bay and Madeira Park.

August 2016


August 6Galiano Wine & Beer Tasting Festival – just a short 20 minute walk from the ferry and the Village to the Community Lions Park.  This 24th annual, open air event features unlimited tastings, fresh made finger foods, entertainment, a crested Riedel crystal wine glass and a beer glass, all for $45.  There will also be a silent auction, 50/50 draw, crafts from local artists along with books and gifts.  All proceeds go to support the Galiano Health Care Society.

August 5–7 – Sechelt Coasters Car Club 21st Annual Sleepy Hollow Car Show, also known as the Festival of the Rolling Arts.  The Friday night, 30 km cruise goes from Sechelt to Halfmoon Bay and includes over 450 classic cars.  Followed by the show ‘n shine on Saturday and dinner.  Sunday is a cruise to Pender Harbour or drag racing at the local Sechelt Airport.

August 6Nanaimo Symphony by the Sea – A free outdoor summer concert performed by the Vancouver Island Symphony conducted by Calvin Dyck.

August 6-7Saltspring Music & Garlic Festival - $40 per day or $75 for a two-day pass, held at Paradise Farm on Musgrave Road.

August 13Gabriola Island Salmon BBQ – This 60th Annual Fundraiser for the Hall includes musicians young and old with a great salmon dinner and beer garden. Gabriola is in the process of ridding the island of plastic bottles and have asked you to bring your own water bottle to refill inside the hall.

August 13-14Hackett Park Arts & Crafts Fair – Now in its 29th year, the fair is set amongst the trees of Hackett Park in Sechelt, and features local musicians such as Joe Stanton (one of our faves).

August 20Chemainus Jazz Festival – Held at Waterwheel Park, this year features a diverse and eclectic mix of New Orleans, Soul, Swingin’ Jazz, Improv with a touch of Rock and Latin grooves.

August 25–28Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival – This annual family friendly festival also includes a family boatbuilding event.  Granville Island.


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