What’s Up in Nanaimo: Sept 1 -7, 2016

What’s Up in Nanaimo & Region This Week September 1-7, 2016

For more local events, top ten things to do & itinerary idea visit: http://www.explorenanaimobc.com 


Photo Credit: Cinnabar Vista Productions


The GORDS, SimonHolt, Fri, Sept 2nd

Doors open at 8pm, Show starts at 8:30pm

Tickets: -Advance $20 –Door $25The Gords are an adult-contemporary/soft rock vocal band made up of veteran sideman/session musicians. All three Gords are gifted singer-songwriters who offer a truly remarkable rich sound.

Marty Steele, Sat, 6pm-8pm, FREE @ New York Style Pizza & Pasta

Quiet enough to enjoy your dining experience, but with an upbeat energy, his style of playing matches the ambience of the restaurant—a mix of elegance and grit that will satisfy your musical tastes.

Live at Longwood, Thurs @ 8PM-10PM, Longwood Brew Pub, FREE

Live acoustic music…every Thursday night!


Photo Credit: Sean Helmn

Knacker’s Yard for Labour Day, Fri-Sat (Sept 2nd-3rd) @ 7:30PM-10:30PM, Dinghy Dock Pub FREE

Traditional Celtic tunes from a very un-traditional group! These guys fill the dance floor and entertain with tales of woe. Come stomp your feet and raise a glass to welcome autumn!

First Friday Art Night, Blue Poppy & The Bee’s Knees Cafe, Fri @5-9pm, FREE

An evening of art & live music. Food & Beverages will be available from The Bee’s Knees Cafe.

blue poppy pic


Island Roots Bowen Road Market, Weds @ 4-6:30pm and Sat @9-12pm, Beban Park, FREE

Nanaimo’s premier food-oriented market promoting the 100 mile diet.

Bastion Waterfront Farmers Market, Fri @10am-2pm, Pioneer Plaza, FREE

Find farmers, bakers, crafters and anything else locally grown, made or baked.

Nanaimo Flea Market. Fri @12pm, Wellington Hall, FREE. The Nanaimo Flea Market is open to everyone and has a variety of vendors. You can find holiday, everyday retro, jewelry, antiques, household goods, jam, jellies, baked goods, farmer’s eggs and so much more.

Cedar Farmers Market, Sun @10-2pm, Crow and Gate Pub Field, FREE

The market boasts over 70 full time vendors making it one of the region’s largest.

Lantzville Market, Sun @ 1:30-4pm, St. Phillips Church, FREE

This is a great little market featuring local vendors from Nanaimo and Region

Gabriola Farmers’ Market, Sat @ 10-2pm, AGI Hall, FREE

Find farm fresh produce, fresh baked and over 30 local artisans and health practitioners


Cedar Farmers’ Market (credit: Local Loves Nanaimo)


Art Lab Studio, Sat @ 9:30-12:30, Nanaimo Art Gallery, $12/child

Let your kids connect with artists, experiment with materials, learn new techniques, and have fun with art making

Historic Walking Tour, meet at the Bastion, Thur @6:45pm, $25

You get two funky old pubs, loads of historic and quirky facts about our ever-evolving liquor laws in BC, and an eclectic guide to bring it all to life!

Women’s Wednesday Night Rides Sept 7th 6:30-8pm, FREE

Rides are easy-paced rides of 10 to 12 km in length. The routes are on quiet residential streets and portions of the E&N and Parkway Trails. All cyclists are asked to follow all the rules of the road, including wearing a helmet, and are responsible for their own safety.


Photo Credit: Cinnabar Vista Productions


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