FESTIVAL Nanaimo is a multi-dimensional community festival that takes place in Nanaimo throughout the month of March each year.  2019 marks the 5th Annual Festival Nanaimo – a festival about exploring Nanaimo, through a variety of activities that include great shows, dance, theatre, visual art, heritage & mystery events, the 5th Annual PirateFest, culinary art with whisk(e)y, bacon & bevy tastings and of course Nanaimo Bars galore!  Then walk off the Nanaimo Bar treats with a walk down a trail of one of the many beautiful parks or picturesque waterfront walkway. This year’s Festival includes 10 Signature Events and other activities that showcase the amazing Harbour City on Vancouver Island – Nanaimo! Check out the details on this website.

Festival Nanaimo is most grateful to our Title Sponsor – McDonald’s for the last four years and to our Signature Partners: The Port Theatre, Tourism Nanaimo, Nanaimo Hospitality Association the Nanaimo Airport and the Vancouver Island Symphony.  The Festival would not be possible without our sponsors and Signature Partners.

Festival Nanaimo was created in 2014 as a community project of the Vancouver Island Symphony to showcase all the things that are happening in Nanaimo throughout the month of March in one Festival.

You are invited to come play & stay in Nanaimo – the heart of the Island this March!

Margot Holmes
Festival Nanaimo