summer by the sea, craig st. market

June 11th - Aug 27th | Every Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm – Craig Street, Parksville

Over 150 exceptional artisans offer everything from wrought iron work, to rock candles, to wooden toys; we definitely have something for everyone. Add tasty food from food truck vendors and a fabulous line-up of entertainment for your enjoyment. Come out and support local merchants, as well as vendors travelling from all over Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

special events


nanaimo dragonboat festival

 July 6th | 8am - 6pm & July 7th | 9am - 6pm (Saturday and Sunday) - Maffeo Sutton Park, 10 Comox Rd, Nanaimo

Save on Foods presents the Annual Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival. Dragon boat racing is one of the most amazing sports you will ever get to witness so take the time to come down and cheer on the 70+ racing teams. Then stay for the Shriners pancake breakfast, food trucks, candle and carnation ceremonies, Longwood Brewery beer gardens and more.

winter events


kris kringle craft market

 November 21st, 22nd, 23rd, & 24th (Thursday - Sunday) | Thurs 12am - 9pm; Fri 10am - 9pm; Sat 10am - 6pm; Sun 10am - 5pm – Beban Park Centre, 2300 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo

This is Nanaimo's premier Christmas Event with a brilliant craft show, amazing entertainment and fun activities for the whole family. See Kris Kringle himself and get a chance to win; there's over $10,000 worth of door prizes to be won.

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