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Festival Nanaimo

Festival Nanaimo is a new multi-dimensional community festival taking place in Nanaimo throughout the month of March through to April 2, 2016. It will showcase all the things that we love about the city where we live, work and play.

Festival Nanaimo will include great entertainment, concerts, theatre, art and crafts, culinary delights, sporting events, guided walks, runs, cycling tours, Easter Weekend events, March Break activities for everyone and finishing with The Nanaimo Boat Show and the 2nd Annual PirateFest FunDay on April 2. A festival celebrating Nanaimo would not be complete without our namesake dessert. There promises to be "Nanaimo Bar Everything" throughout the month!

Check out our Signature Events, Partner Events and Special Offers from local hotels, restaurants and business. Visit our site often. New events, activities and festivities are being added weekly! Find us on facebook at and keep up-to-date on the latest festival news.

Whether you live here or need a "Spring Get-a-way", we invite you to discover all that Nanaimo has to offer this March. Go ahead, indulge your fun side, after all - you deserve a break!


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March Break Arts Events, Activities & Camps

Looking for something to keep your kids or yourself busy during the March Spring Break? Check out the various Events, Activities and Camps being offered in Nanaimo.


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3rd Annual PirateFest
March 21-25

Ahoy Mates! 2017 PirateFest is 5 days packed full of pirating fun and adventures. The Purple Pirate brings his fantastic show to the Port Theatre on the final day!


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18th Annual Symphony of
Roses Day | March 22

Send a dozen roses to a friend, family member, work colleague on Symphony of Roses Day. Orders must be received by March 17th. Roses delivered on March 22nd by volunteers.