Photo of large public frame at Maffeo Sutton Park in Nanaimo

Festival Nanaimo

Festival Nanaimo is a new multi-dimensional community festival taking place in Nanaimo throughout the month of March 2018. It showcases all the things that we love about the city where we live, work and play. Come visit in March 2018!

Festival Nanaimo 2018 includes great entertainment, concerts, theatre, art and crafts, culinary delights, including Whiskey and Beer tastings , historical walks, runs, retreats, Nanaimo's Biggest Dog Photo, St. Paddy's Day, March Break activities including the 4th Annual PirateFest and GeekCon and finishing with Easter Weekend events! And of course a Festival celebrating Nanaimo would not be complete without our namesake dessert - the Nanaimo Bar!

Check out our Signature Events, Partner Events and Special Offers from local hotels, restaurants and businesses. 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!