Festival

Parksville Beach Festival Society has unveiled a list of sculptors who will compete in the first event since 2019. The festival runs from July 14 to July 17 and is open to the public on July 15. (File photo)

World invited back to Parksville beach as sandcastles poised to make a return

Parksville Beach Festival Society unveils sand sculptor list for 2022

 

Beer cheer is spread with the announcement of another festival in Chemainus this summer. Front row, from left: CBIA directors Nuria Sanchez and Christina Kemp and executive director Krystal Adams. Back row: Riot Brewing’s Ralf Rosenke and Aly Tomlin. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Craft Beer & Food Festival back on the calendar in August

First event since 2017 being planned in Chemainus

 

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Whales back in Tofino-Ucluelet area, Pacific Rim Whale Festival returns with them

Celebration of grey whale migration returns this weekend to the West Coast

 

Registration is open for the FGPC Comox Dragon Boat Festival. Photo supplied

Comox to host a dragon boat festival in June

FGPC Comox Dragon Boat Festival one of five Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Series stops

Registration is open for the FGPC Comox Dragon Boat Festival. Photo supplied
Longevity John Falkner, artistic director for the Duncan Cowichan Festival Society, invites the public to  RainFest, which will held in venues across the region from Feb. 18-27. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

RainFest aims to brighten up downtown Duncan Feb. 18-27

Live music, arts and theatre will be held at various venues

Longevity John Falkner, artistic director for the Duncan Cowichan Festival Society, invites the public to  RainFest, which will held in venues across the region from Feb. 18-27. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The Adams family kids are embracing fall. That’s Landon, 7, and twins Isla and Mason, 3. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Fall Festival incorporates activities, a familiar race and fundraising

Former Pumpkin Spice Run part of the plan in first major event since COVID

The Adams family kids are embracing fall. That’s Landon, 7, and twins Isla and Mason, 3. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)

Merritt country music festival’s ‘crazy-ass scene’ recalled in photographer’s new book

Campground C party zone and more remembered in Dee Lippingwell’s third book

Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)
The Pacific Rim Whale Festival is breaching for a COVID-safe return in March. (Poster photo by Owen Crosby)

Pacific Rim Whale Festival aims for virtual return in March

Educational celebration scheduled to arrive in Tofino-Ucluelet on March 15.

The Pacific Rim Whale Festival is breaching for a COVID-safe return in March. (Poster photo by Owen Crosby)
Large crowds at The 39 Days of July came out to listen to the music of young performers in 2019. This year, due to COVID-19, performances will be available online only. (Lexi Bainas/file)

39 Days of July transitions to online shows for 2020

Traditionally, the 39 Days of July has consisted of a series of outdoor musical events

Large crowds at The 39 Days of July came out to listen to the music of young performers in 2019. This year, due to COVID-19, performances will be available online only. (Lexi Bainas/file)
Lake Days cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19

Lake Days cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19

“The safety and well being of our community is of the utmost importance.”

Lake Days cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19
The 2020 editions of Laketown Shakedown and Sunfest have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Citizen file)
The 2020 editions of Laketown Shakedown and Sunfest have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Citizen file)
International Women’s Day rally in Cowichan celebrates female politicians

International Women’s Day rally in Cowichan celebrates female politicians

Fourth annual women’s festival jam packed with events

International Women’s Day rally in Cowichan celebrates female politicians