Angela Hovestad

Cobble Hill Events – Cobble Hill Fair 2017

Celebrate life in the southern Cowichan Valley area by joining in the fun at the Cobble Hill Fair! Since its beginnings in 1909, this annual event honours Cobble Hill’s roots in its agricultural history and rural living, celebrating life right now while cultivating the community’s future. This year marks its 108th year of 4-H in British Columbia and over a century of Cobble Hill’s Farmers Institut...

Comox Valley Events – Comox Valley Exhibition 2017

If you’ve ever wondered what the rural life is like in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, this would be the event for you! The annual Comox Valley Exhibition returns this August to celebrate and honour the Valley’s legacy of 143 years in agriculture. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the sense of community and good ol’ country living in this jam-packed three-day weekend of family fun! Over 40 acres ...

Nanaimo Events – Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival 2017

One of Nanaimo’s biggest annual summer events returns! The Summertime Blues Festival is exactly what you think it is: a jam-packed weekend filled with world-renowned blues musicians and artists taking to center stage in Nanaimo’s Maffeo Sutton Park. Clap, dance, hum, jive, sway, and sing along to your favourite tunes! The event kicks off with a benefit concert for the Loaves & Fishes Food Bank sta...

Esquimalt Events – Esquimalt Lantern Festival 2017

Those who are looking for a magical evening on Vancouver Island can find it in Esquimalt on August 19. This annual event never disappoints with its beautiful lights, music, and entertainment. You are encouraged to bring a lantern and participate in the lighted walk along the Westbay Walkway toward Barnard Park. Live music, entertainment, and food will be offered in Captain Jacobson’s Park. For vis...

Ladysmith Events – Ladysmith Show & Shine 2017

Love cars? Then Ladysmith is the place to be for this annual event! Each third Saturday of every August the streets of First Avenue are lined from top to bottom with cars and motorcycles of all makes and models, all beautiful and treasured by their owners. Partial proceeds are made during the event, which all go to funding local charity groups. On the night before the Show & Shine commences, join ...

Ucluelet Events – Otalith Music Festival 2017

Want to experience a more intimate outdoor concert in a beautiful setting? Then you’ll love coming to the Otalith Music Festival, an annual event in Ucluelet BC that draws in hundreds of attendees each year! Live music is set against the natural settings of the forest and Vancouver Island’s surf and beaches, making for a wonderful atmosphere and good times overall! This year’s lineup at Otalith in...

Victoria Events – Cadboro Bay Festival

Looking for something to do on a Sunday afternoon? Drop on in to Gyro Park on August 13 then to join in the fun at the Cadboro Bay Festival! This is an annual family-friendly event with all kinds of things for the whole family to do. World-class sand sculptors will be present during the entirety of the festival. They will be creating giant works of art using only sand, water, and a lot of imaginat...

Nanaimo Events – Vancouver Island Exhibition 2017

An annual Nanaimo tradition returns! The Vancouver Island Exhibition (VIEX) is one of Nanaimo’s biggest celebrations of agriculture and all-around family fun. Not only will there be the classic attractions to expect but also a lineup of new activities for this year! Those with kids can bring them to the giant Kids Zone, which this year will feature more activities such as the VIEX fishing hole, as...

Chemainus Events – Cowichan Craft Beer and Food Festival

Hungry? Love sampling craft beer with a bite to eat on the side? Then this annual event is for you! Come join avid craft beer fans at Chemainus’s annual Craft Beer and Food Festival, where you can try dozens of beer that are going to be represented at the event. This festival is unique to the Cowichan Valley since its focus is exclusively on the craft beer movement, not just food, and it is the fi...

Gabriola Island Events – 62nd Annual Salmon BBQ

Celebrate with salmon at one of Gabriola Island’s largest annual community events! The Salmon BBQ is a fundraiser for their Community Hall, and this year may just be the best one yet. Many new features are to be expected this year on account of Canada 150 as well as the celebration of 100 years of the Gabriola Community Hall. At the centre of this event is the consistently amazing food, drinks, an...

Coombs Events – 104th Annual Coombs Fair

The Coombs Fair is back, with an abundance of fun, family-friendly, agriculturally themed activities to expect! This year will be the biggest as it not celebrates its 104th year of running but also Canada 150. Every year since the fair’s initiation in 1913 there has been a theme and a featured animal celebrated each time at the fair. This year’s theme and animal is the year of the rabbit, so expec...

Nanaimo Events – Nanaimo Fringe Festival

Love theatre? Then you’ll love this annual event! The Nanaimo Fringe Festival returns with 56 shows split between the Harbour City Theatre, the Port Theatre, and the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. New scripts, comedies, and edgy materials will all be showcased at each venue by both international and local theatre companies. Look forward to such events as: 4 Storytellers Terror on the High Sea...

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